We're starting to see more and more leaks appear about the rumored Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro, with the latest leaks pointing towards upgrades for the latter in the screen and biometric departments.First up comes a rumor that says Huawei will finally adopt a QHD resolution for the Mate 20 Pro, with the Mate 10 Pro packing 'only' a Full HD display.It seems pretty legit, as Dutch site MobielKopen has spotted code on Huawei's own website that looks to confirm a 1440 x 3120 resolution of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, while the Mate 20 may get stuck with a full HD resolution.This would be a reversal of what we saw last year, with the Huawei Mate 10 boasting a QHD screen while the Mate 10 Pro made do with Full HD.The same leak suggests the Huawei Mate 20 Pro will also boast a gigantic 6.9-inch display, while the Mate 20 will pack a still-large 6.3-inch screen.This does gel with leaked shots claiming to show the front glass of the handsets, which do look big in the hand.
Should mobile phones be banned in schools to help children concentrate?Jenny Afia, privacy lawyer and partner at Schillings and a member of the Children’s Commissioner’s Digital Task Force, says YES.We face a public health crisis in the UK with children glued to their screens, causing increased anxiety and social aggression and worse relationships and cognitive abilities.I feel guilty about how much time my young kids spend online.Parents also don’t want their children to be the only ones not on social media, like we wouldn’t want them to be the only ones not to go on a school trip.Children need screen-free spaces to develop properly.
Unlike all of Marvel’s other solo superhero movies, Captain Marvel isn’t exactly about a person learning how to become heroic, but rather about its titular hero discovering just who and what she really is.We’re excited to see where the MCU and directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck go with this one, and some new photos released today give us a decent idea.By now, you’ve taken your first look at what Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel is going to look like in her iconic suit.But a new set of photos from Entertainment Weekly expose even more of the wild and familiar worlds Carol’s going to find herself in, along with a few familiar faces and curious Easter eggs that are only going to get fans more excited for the film.Naturally, Carol’s going to spend at least a bit of time in a fighter jet ,what with her canonically being a member of the Air Force.Though by the end of the movie she’ll most likely be perfectly fine flying on her own through the vacuum of space, her background as a soldier and fighter is a significant part of her character that’ll likely factor into the movie’s plot in a larger way.
Huawei has been heavily promoting its high-end flagships, like the Huawei P20 Pro this year and the Huawei Mate 10 Pro before it.But like many Chinese OEMs, these premium phones fall short in one particular aspect: Screen resolution.In an age of QHD, even QHD+, screens, Huawei’s top models still max out at Full HD or Full HD+.For those who believe more is always better, then the Huawei Mate 20 Pro might finally give them what they’ve been wishing for.The Huawei P20 Pro, launched in April, has a 6.1-inch 2240×1080 FHD+ screen that also brought Huawei’s first notch.Huawei’s late 2017 champion, the Mate 10 Pro, had a 6.0-inch 2160×1080 display.
No official patch for under-attack ALPC vuln – so grab these mitigations insteadThe Windows ALPC security hole that emerged early last week remains unpatched, even though it is being actively exploited by hackers to gain total control over PCs.SandboxEscaper also released example exploit code for the programming blunder – a recipe for miscreants to use to commandeer compromised computers.Now, ESET's Matthieu Faou has disclosed on Wednesday that a group of miscreants called PowerPool is actively exploiting the bug to move from hijacked user accounts to full system administrator-level control of already infiltrated Windows boxes.“As one could have predicted, it took only two days before we first identified the use of this exploit in a malicious campaign from a group we have dubbed PowerPool,” said Faou.The gang has been going after targets in Chile, Germany, India, the Philippines, Poland, Russia, the UK, America, and Ukraine, ESET reckoned.
U.S. Law Firms to Investigate JD.com for Disclosure Failure —Caixin GlobalWhat happened: Three US-based law firms have announced investigations on behalf of JD.com’s shareholders looking into whether the company issued misleading statements or failed to disclose information about the arrest of its CEO Richard Liu on rape charges.JD hasn’t filed anything regarding the case to the US Securities and Exchange Commission.Why it’s important: Class action lawsuits against listed companies are not uncommon in the US.Last month the three firms which are now investigating JD—Rosen, Schall, and Pomerantz— announced investigations along with three other law firms into the newly-listed e-commerce platform Pinduoduo over fake products.JD’s shares have plunged 16% during Tuesday and Wednesday reaching a 19-month low after Liu’s arrest.
What happened: Yesterday (September 5), during BYD’s Worldwide Developer Conference, the company revealed an ecosystem called D++ which will provide open APIs, vehicle data, and access to developers.BYD hopes to accelerate the process of smart vehicle development by inviting developers to create on an open-source-like platform.The first model on the platform will be the Qin Pro, a model which Baidu’s Apollo autonomous driving program has acknowledged as an L3 candidate qualified for future mass production.Why it’s important: BYD’s step to offer an open system to developers signals an important move to collaborate.Instead of building a tightly-controlled self-owned ecosystem, the company’s cooperation gesture will quickly establish a vibrant smart vehicle ecosystem and developers’ community.The company also invited high-level officers from companies including Microsoft, Tencent labs, Alibaba Cloud, and Roadstar.ai to the conference.
Even before phones became smart, Palm was already blazing the trail for smart pocket devices where users would dump their personal and professional lives into.But when phones did become smart, Palm was left scrambling to remain relevant and survive the smartphone onslaught.After a change of hands and a few unsuccessful reboots, it seems that Palm is about to get back into the game.But if the leaks about the tiny Android-powered Palm PVG100 are any indication, it’s going to face an uphill battle.Some still do, despite how phablets have more or less become the norm.But this Palm is still tinier in comparison.
A couple of weeks ago, following the release of the Galaxy Note 9, it became apparent that it was missing a feature present on other Galaxy handsets - specifically the fact that you couldn't officially disable the Bixby button.But, from the sounds of things Samsung will be updating the phones so they can disable the much-maligned virtual assistant.That's according to a tweet from Samsung Germany at any rate.Hi Max, we are working on it.Deactivation of the Bixby button on lock screen should return until end of September.— Samsung Deutschland (@SamsungDE) September 3, 2018
The UK government has said the NHS should be "fairly rewarded" by private firms that slurp patients' data.Outlining proposals for a code of conduct for data-driven care technologies, health minister James O'Shaughnessy said the aim is to create a "safe and trusted environment" for healthcare innovation.The Technology Partnerships Code of Conduct – which the government will launch a consultation on today – aims to ensure the NHS gets a good deal on tech partnerships.It will set guidelines on how patient data is to be protected and include 10 commercial principles detailing how companies should work with the health sector, and what the NHS expects in return, for instance discounted access, equity or royalty schemes.The government said the code "encourages companies to meet a gold-standard set of principles" when striking a deal with the NHS."Encourages" is, of course, the operative word, as the code is initially expected to be voluntary.
But – and I have to ask you this – did you ever wonder what those endlessly moist creatures were up to when you were out of the room?Having Finding Nemo-style adventures, maybe?What on earth is that?The Dokdo tank ran a funding campaign, but didn’t raise enough cold hard cash to go to market.Another thing that kinda refutes this claim is that the Bluenero’s not actually on the market yet – it’s raising funds on Indiegogo.On the surface, it looks simple.
There are currently two storms spinning in the Atlantic basin with a potential third on the horizon.And those conditions are likely to persist for the next few weeks just as we reach the statistical peak of hurricane season, meaning we could see more storms spin up.The former poses a pretty serious threat to Gulf Coast, with the National Hurricane Center forecasting it will intensify into a hurricane and make landfall on Tuesday night with life-threatening storm surge from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle.It could reach Bahamas by early next week and possibly the East Coast, but that’s still a long ways away.Ryan Truchelut, the president and chief forecaster at WeatherTiger, told Earther that he’s concerned about Florence’s threat to the Bahamas in the near-term, but the odds of it reaching the East Coast are low given its track and historical precedent.Waves are often precursors to tropical storm systems characterised by low pressure and thunderstorms.
With today’s announcement of the full-frame Canon EOS R, together with Nikon’s own recent reveal of the Z6 and Z7, it’s official: mirrorless cameras are no longer the preserve of second-rate companies who couldn’t compete against Canon and Nikon’s DSLR duopoly, but a crucial part of the future of high-end photography.Those control rings on the lenses?Taking advantage of the new electronic lens mount, they give satisfyingly clicky feedback and are likely to prove indispensible.And who even knows what uses people will find for the customizable touch strip on the back?Has a mirrorless camera system ever launched with such an immediately desirable lineup?And 24mm at the wide end would have been nice.
One does dev, the other ops, and they're believed to be former white hatsA pair of cybercrooks who may have started out as legit infosec pros have expanded their operations outside Russia and begun attacking banks across the world."Silence is an example of a mobile, small, and young group that has been progressing rapidly," Group-IB said, adding that the cybercrime group has shown signs of activity in 25 countries.There appear to be just two members in Silence – a developer and an operator (Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, anyone?)The developer appears to be a highly experienced reverse engineer who develops tools to conduct attacks and modifies complex exploits and software.He wields the tools developed by his programmer partner in order to access banking systems and pull off thefts.
They've felt like gradual iterations, not huge leaps.The basic design of the Apple Watch, and even most of its key functions, have remained largely the same, with speed and extra features added on over time: GPS, water resistance, cellular connections.A convincing image published by 9to5mac appears to be a leaked Apple marketing shot of the presumed Series 4, which is widely expected to be unveiled at Apple's big Sept. 12 event alongside rumored new iPhones.I've worn and reviewed every Apple Watch model to date.Most reactions to the leaked Apple Watch photo are reacting, I think, to how good that watch face looks.Fitbit, Google's Wear OS and even the old Pebble had watch-face stores.
Ahead of this week’s interrogation of the social media giants by Senators, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has penned his thoughts including the introduction of transparency laws to squeeze out explanations on how algorithms work.The operations of the social media giants have been shrouded in mystery for years, with most recent scandals demonstrating a need for more transparency.But how do these companies make decisions about what we see and what we don’t?News, online expression, protection of freedom of speech and the sensitivities of users are all contentious issues.This is a very complicated topic as drawing a line on what can or cannot be said brings out a huge number of opinions, many of which are biased by experience or current situation.Transparency is key to informing the debate, and people do need to know how these algorithms work.
But in galleries, research is showing that the negative aspects are far outweighed by the positive.Instagram is changing the way we experience and share our visits to exhibitions, and how we perceive art.The show included such Insta-friendly displays as giant cherries, suspended bananas, and a rainbow sprinkle pool, inviting the visitor into a colorful space of neatly guided photo opportunities.Closer to home, the current Triennial at the National Gallery of Victoria features several large, Insta-friendly installations.Visitors are invited to lie on Alexandra Kehayoglou’s carpet work, Santa Cruz River (which depicts a river in Argentina that is at the centre of a contentious damming proposal), and take their photo in a mirror on the ceiling.Increased visitor photography at galleries and museums has proved controversial at times.
Chinese bike rental company ofo is said to complete an E2-2 round of fundraising worth hundreds of millions US dollars led by Ant Financial and Didi Chuxing, 36Kr reported quoting insiders (in Chinese).Chinese local media also reported that no official announcement has been made regarding the news.The news comes amid renewed rumors that ofo will be acquired by ride-hailing giant Didi after the bike rental platform withdrew from several global markets amid a cash crunch.“If you don’t want to fight to the end, you can leave the company right now,” said ofo CEO Dai Wei during an internal conference this May.Same has been repeated by co-founder Yu Xin in August.Dai, however, has been rumored to be looking into blockchain projects along with other ofo veterans—a sign that could mean that he has partially given up hope on the bike rental business.
Machine-learning medic beats fleshy docs' diagnoses, according to studyA group of researchers scraped together dataset from over 80,000 patients from CALIBER, a large clinical research project studying mortality in England, and used machine learning methods to find common patterns in the data to predict the likelihood of a patient dying from coronary heart disease.The results have been published in the PLOS One journal.The disease develops when the arteries are blocked by fatty deposits that build up over time.It decreases the amount of blood flow to the heart, making it difficult to breathe.In the worst case scenarios, the arteries are completely obstructed, leading to a heart attack.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Photo by Alex Brandon-Pool/Getty ImagesFacebook, along with Twitter and Google, are scrambling to contain a problem that happened on their turf, thanks to a system they created and which has been immensely profitable for them.Unlike the banks at the center of the 2009 financial crisis, the internet companies did not consciously create a toxic product with a purely financial motive.But the system these internet giants created allowed a toxic byproduct to spread, while they largely looked the other way and went about their business.Tell me if this story sounds familiar: A group of companies make gobs of money, enjoying all the benefits of an all-too-trusting system.One day everything explodes and the government is forced to step in, using taxpayer money to bail out the very industry that caused the problems.