According to a report from Smartprix, the phone will be launched in India on November 22.Xiaomi has also started sending out invites for a launch event on the same day.Additionally, a report from Livemint also mentions that the Note 6 Pro will be the next Xiaomi phone to land in India.As per various reports, it has been confirmed that the phone will retain a similar set of specifications for the Indian market as well.The Redmi Note 6 Pro succeeds the very fresh ‘Pro’ series of handsets under Redmi Note branding.Xiaomi had distinguished between the existing Note series by introducing better-specced Pro variants to add more options for buyers.
Huawei is expanding its retail presence in the UAE with its third store in Dubai opening at the Mall of the Emirates today.The new store is based around Huawei's Intelligent Life concept that was introduced in China and is making its way across the globe.David Wang, UAE Country Manager, Huawei Consumer Business Group, said: “The United Arab Emirates is essential to Huawei's retail expansion strategy and Huawei’s goals of global leadership in the industry.We are proud to shape the retail landscape for consumers in the UAE with the launch of the flagship HES in Mall of the Emirates."According to Huawei, the store is a comfortable futuristic space inspired by nature and allows customers to have hands-on experience and explore the latest technology innovations from Huawei.The stores will house Huawei’s achievements in Artificial Intelligence and showcase all of the latest devices such as the HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro, HUAWEI Watch GT, the Matebook X Pro and other products including tablets, fitness trackers and connected accessories.
Take malware for example - .these sneaky exploits can sneak their way onto your devices without you knowing, then transmit your private information to criminals anywhere in the world.Unfortunately, the end result could be anything from fraudsters emptying your bank account to having all of your information held hostage until a ransom is paid to access to all your important files again.When your sensitive information is stored somewhere such as a doctor’s office, department store database or credit union, your information is only as safe as the weakest online security these companies use.Yes, it’s free and you’ve saved some cash in the process, which may help if you are on a tight budget.Many services will provide you the basic level protection needed, meaning you may have to upgrade to the paid software version to get fully comprehensive coverage.Free software may not always be able to keep up with the dynamic changes in the cyber landscape or may also come loaded with annoying pop-up advertisements that can slow your device.
Another US government panel has warned of the dangers of over-reliance on Chinese tech vendors: the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission.The commission released its 2018 annual report today, and in it warned that China's plans to dominate two key tech sectors – the Internet of Things, and 5G – represented a threat to US critical infrastructure.The report noted “significant state funding for domestic firms and 5G deployment, limited market for foreign competitors, China-specific technical standards, increased participation in global standards bodies, localisation targets, and alleged cyber espionage and intellectual property theft” as problematic, both in security and competitive terms.The well-known insecurity of IoT devices, plus their frequent dependence on vendor servers, also got a serve.The data collected by Things can “reveal information the user did not intend to share”, the report noted, and “US data could be exposed through unsecure [sic] IoT devices, or when Chinese IoT products and services transfer US customer data back to China, where the government retains expansive powers to access personal and corporate data.”The commission also warned about China's central role in the global tech supply chain, something highlighted by the huge-if-true (but widely discredited) Super Micro "motherboard tampering" story.
I’ve been mad about Pocket Casts for ages, because while it’s been a reliable podcast player for Android and iOS over the years, it hadn’t been updated to include some basic features that others had – despite being a paid product.It’s now been overhauled with a glorious redesign, and I’m happy to report that it’s back in my good graces as a result.For starters, it’s solved my biggest gripe with the app.You can now tap on podcast cover art across various screens in the interface to learn more about the show.That’s handy for when you’re subscribed to some 300 podcasts and can’t remember what each of them are about.The update also brings a couple more key features: you can now play podcasts without first subscribing to them (great for checking out recommended shows quickly), and you can also search for individual episodes by using words from the show notes in your queries.
Icy planet within cosmic spitting distance of humanityVarious science-fiction authors – notably Douglas Adams, Arthur C. Clarke and Michael Moorcock – have written about an alien world around Barnard's Star, which at six light years away is relatively close to our corner of the galaxy.If the futurists at the Breakthrough Starshot campaign are right, we could get a probe to such a system within 30 years from launch using today's tech.“Barnard’s star is among the nearby red dwarfs that represents an ideal target to search for exoplanets that could someday actually be reached by future interstellar spacecraft,” said Steven Vogt, professor emeritus of astronomy and astrophysics at UC Santa Cruz in the US, and coauthor of the paper on the planet which will be published in Nature.The planet, snappily dubbed GJ 699 b, is estimated to be 3.2 times the mass of Earth and orbits the dim red dwarf star every every 233 days.It's far enough away from the star to make it a most likely frozen planet, with an estimated surface temperature of -150C (-238 in Freedom units).
5G is barely ready and yet China already has a plan to develop 6G systems.The country expects to formally begin research and development works for the sixth generation wireless systems in 2020, state media Securities Times reported this week.It cited Su Xin, leader of a 5G wireless technology working group at the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.The country expects to roll out 6G services commercially by 2030, according to Su, with conceptual research having begun this year.6G could reportedly offer transmission speeds over 10 times faster than 5G, and theoretically, download speeds could reach 1TB per second, according to Su.6G could also bring "revolutionary changes" to wired and wireless network structures by extending services to broader areas and higher altitudes, connecting devices more efficiently.
Back in April, we reported that Facebook was planning to implement a feature in Messenger to let you unsend messages.After multiple trials, the feature has now been rolled out to users in a few countries.The ‘unsend’ feature for Messenger was promised seven months ago when Facebook secretly removed some private messages sent by CEO Mark Zuckerberg.In the past few weeks, screenshots of the new feature surfaced along with an updated preview that was released last week.At the moment, the new feature is available only for users in Colombia, Poland, Bolivia, and Lithuania; it’s expected to be rolled out to other parts of the world soon.You can use the new feature to remove a message from recipients’ inboxes within 10 minutes of sending it.
He’s been working on-site for a month now, he tells TechNode, ferrying in concrete tubes for the groundwork-laying phase.As he speaks, he mispronounces Faraday’s Chinese name (法拉第, faladi) as falaji.Spoken quickly, the last two syllables sound almost like laji, meaning “trash.”His mistake is telling, hinting at the deeper confusion and uncertainty surrounding Faraday—its production plans for China and the US, as well its broader strategy and leadership.The electric vehicle’s startup may have begun with high hopes for futuristic concept cars, but its narrative has since turned into a saga of ugly corporate wrangling and unbridled ambition gone awry.It’s also a story of how Chinese investment paired with US tech talent can go terribly wrong.
A mile-wide, iron asteroid slammed into northern Greenland as early as 12,000 years ago, creating an impact site with an area similar to that of New York City.The crater was discovered underneath the Hiawatha Glacier, a Greenland ice sheet 1 kilometre thick, after extensive radar surveys by a Danish group of researchers."We immediately knew this was something special but at the same time it became clear that it would be difficult to confirm the origin of the depression," said Kurt H. Kjær, lead researcher on the study, published Wednesday in Science Advances.To do so, the team had to map the crater themselves, but of course they couldn't just shovel all that ice out of the way.By using a German research plane with "next-generation radar" technology the team conducted a more thorough, focused analysis of the site, revealing the bowl-shaped contours of the crater.Sifting through the sand at the front of the glacier revealed shocked quartz, a form of quartz created by intense pressures, and other "impact-related grains".
China's online shopping platforms carry plenty of bizarre goods -- think live animals, oil tankers and elf earbuds -- and it looked like another ambitious online shopper had shipped a house too.But no, the above video brings forth the spectacle of restaurant Impression Jiangjin, which local authorities in Chongqing, China were relocating because of pollution concerns, according to state media outlet CGTN.The floating restaurant is one of 106 restaurants that were taken down or shifted as efforts in the country step up to fight water pollution and protect the river, according to the publication.In the video, a five-storey structure with a red roof can be seen cruising along the Yangtze River with two barges following behind.The barges were pushing the Impression Jiangjin along, local media reported.The internet went wild after the video surfaced on China's Twitter-like platform Weibo, with more than 107,000 thumbs-up and over 52,000 reposts at time of writing.
Facebook’s anticipated Messenger “unsend” feature is finally rolling out to users.The feature was promised seven months ago following a report revealing that Facebook had quietly removed some private messages sent by Mark Zuckerberg.The company was quiet about the project until recently; screenshots of the “unsend” option surfaced a few weeks back followed by an update preview last week.The new unsend feature’s arrival was confirmed by Facebook to TechCrunch, which reports that users get 10 minutes to remove a message after sending it.If they’re not deleted in time, the messages will remain in the recipient’s inbox, though the sender can still delete their own copy.Assuming a message is deleted, Messenger users will see a small tombstone icon making it clear that something was removed.
Well, this week it finally announced who had "won" and the decision has left pretty much everyone fuming.One exception was Jersey City mayor Steven Fulop who tweeted that he felt like "this entire Amazon process was a big joke just to end up exactly where everyone guessed at the start."Calling himself a "sap", Schafer railed that Amazon had "managed to orchestrate a sophisticated PR and marketing campaign that engaged pretty much all of North America, all to get offers of tax breaks and free stuff from cities and regions."Now, he reckons, everyone was simply "played" by the ecommerce giant.And it will split its resources equally between them.But, of course, it will still take advantage of the tax breaks that it was offered for a project that city managers thought would be twice the size.
With a new live-action series focused on Loki (Tom Hiddleston) headed to the new Disney+ streaming service, Marvel fans are pondering what other superhero series could be on the horizon.She-Hulk -- When lawyer Jennifer Walters gets an emergency blood transfusion from her cousin Dr. Bruce Banner, she ends up getting a milder case of his Hulk condition.The lawyer-by-day, vigilante-by-night angle worked well for the Marvel character Daredevil in the hit Netflix series, so why not She-Hulk?In the comics, She-Hulk was also a member of the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the Defenders and S.H.I.E.L.D.Black Widow -- Natalia "Natasha" Romanova/Black Widow (played by Scarlett Johansson in the MCU) was a Russian spy and adversary to Iron Man.Even the real-world 19th-century Dahomey Warriors -- the all-female military regiment who inspired the Dora Milaje -- are getting a TV series.
Diamonds might look good on fingers, but you might also find them on hardware soon.Dust Identity, a startup that's trying to use diamond dust to mark objects, launched on Wednesday and said it has secured $2.3 million in seed funding from investors Kleiner Perkins, New Science Ventures, Angular Ventures and Castle Island Ventures."Lack of hardware integrity can have a devastating impact on many levels," said Ophir Gaathon, CEO and co-founder at Dust Identity, in a release."We help enterprises and governments to prevent hardware tampering and data breaches."The Boston-based company's tech, Diamond Unclonable Security Tag (DUST), uses an invisible thin layer of coating made of tiny diamonds on the surface of products during the manufacturing stage, which can substitute for serial numbers or a barcode or QR code.Workers can use optical scanners and a cloud-based data tracking system to ensure products' authenticity.
Google is working on a fix for a Pixel 3 messaging bug, after some owners complained that SMS texts have been unexpectedly disappearing.The glitch is the latest in a string of complaints about Google’s 2018 Android flagships, which have most recently received an update enabling the Night Sight feature in the camera.Still, new photography features are all well and good, but it’s even more important to get the basics right.That’s where some Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL owners have been encountering headaches, as Android Messages randomly causes their conversations to vanish.The problem has been widely reported on Reddit, with Android Police gathering up several cases where owners of the two smartphones encountered the issue.Some users have just found individual messages have disappeared, while others claim entire conversations have been removed.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital today announced the availability of one of the world's largest collections of leukemia samples from children and adults.The effort, called PROPEL (Public Resource of Patient-derived and Expanded Leukemias), aims to advance fundamental research on the biology of leukemia and to help develop cures by sharing unique patient-derived xenograft samples with researchers around the world.PROPEL samples are available free of charge to researchers with no obligation to collaborate, which is unique in the leukemia community.The initiative is the latest effort by St. Jude to advance cures by sharing extensive data samples with the global scientific community.Despite a 90 percent overall cure rate for acute lymphoblastic leukemia in pediatric patients, cure rates are lower for patients with acute myeloid leukemia and other forms of the disease.Survival rates for adults with acute leukemias are worse.
BMW has its feet firmly on one side of the argument, and it hopes the European Commission will see its reasoning before leaning on a standard its competition prefers.BMW, along with Vodafone and Ericsson, have sent a letter to the European Commission asking it to open a path for 5G-based communication in future connected cars, Reuters reports.The standard that BMW is talking about is most commonly referred to as cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology.With the help of Qualcomm, a big proponent of C-V2X, Audi and Ford demonstrated for the first time that the technology can work between cars from different automakers.The other standard ignores cellular networks entirely.ITS-G5, otherwise known as dedicated short-range communications (DSRC), relies on the 5.9-gigahertz radio spectrum (802.11p, if you speak in IEEE standards) to send communications between vehicles and local infrastructure.
Governments and police forces around the world need to beware of the harm caused by mass and social media following terror events.In a new report, leading counter-terrorism experts from around the world - including Michigan State University faculty - offer guidance to authorities to better manage the impacts of terror attacks by harnessing media communication."With social media, not only is the information immediate, but the public's access to information and conversations shape how an event is talked about," said Steven Chermak, MSU professor of criminal justice report contributor."This can be dangerous when we can't discern fact from a panicked reaction."By reviewing all the published research on the role of media and social media in the wake of terror attacks, together with detailed case studies of specific incidents, M2M reveals insights on how media and social media coverage can increase the public harms of terrorism, and what works to mitigate such effects.The M2M report provides recommendations to help authorities develop and execute strategies to manage the online fallout from a terrorist incident.
On Monday, Lyft announced that it would launch Lyft Rewards in limited markets in December.Two days later, Uber has announced a similar program.Like Lyft Rewards, Uber will offer perks to users of its services, which includes both its ride hailing service as well as Uber Eats, which uses Uber drivers to deliver restaurant food to your door.Both systems rely on points to determine perks, but Uber's system seems better fleshed out from the start.For every dollar spent on Uber Eats or UberPool, users get one reward point.Users get two points per dollar spent on UberX, UberXL, Uber Select and UberWAV (for wheelchair-accessible vans).