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Jan Koum, the creator of WhatsApp, grew up in a small rural village in Ukraine.The Introduction to Android Development course is part of our pioneering DGiT Academy.It’s usually $299 to enroll, but right now we’re offering a promotional signup price of only $49 when you use the promo code 250AA.The average base salary of an Android developer is over $97,000 per year.The training is led by Android development expert Gary Sims, who you may recognize from our very own Gary Explains YouTube channel.Gary has many years of experience in system design and development, and he is known for his unrivaled ability to make any concept understandable to everyone.
She always prefers to flip a switch or press a button, instead of asking Alexa or Google.Good Bluetooth adapter / speakerphoneCan pick up voice commands over wind and musicAlexa is really dumb about locationDoesn’t handle cellular handoffs wellCar-friendly skills need an overhaul
Code repository GitHub and credit card flinger Capital One are facing down a potential class action suit in the US accusing them of negligence over the loss of 106 million individuals' personal data.Capital One is accused of failing to take appropriate action to secure its systems, while Microsoftie GitHub - or so the lawsuit claims - is alleged to have been negligent in leaving information relating to the exploit that allowed access to Capital One's customer data available on its site.The case is being brought by two customers, Aimee Aballo and Seth Zielicke, and lawyers Tycko & Zafareei, on behalf of anyone else affected by the breach.The complaint (PDF) accuses GitHub of "failure to monitor, remove or otherwise recognize and act upon obviously-hacked data that was displayed, disclosed and used on and by GitHub and its website, the Personal Information sat on GitHub.com for nearly three months."The document accuses Capital One of enthusiastically embracing the cloud while failing to pay proper attention to security concerns, saying that the bank should have been aware of the breach of its AWS-hosted database as early as 12 March.Capital One, for its part, said it was unaware of any breach until about 19 July and that it took immediate action to secure its systems.
The first smartphone to use Huawei’s own operating system, known as Hongmeng OS, will arrive later this year, according to a rumor originating from China.The device will be a low-to-mid-range phone with a price tag under $290, following the software’s official announcement during Huawei’s developer conference on August 9.This isn’t a small test either.An anonymous source speaking to China’s Global Times publication is quoted as saying there will be several million units in stock, and that it will be out during the final three months of 2019.Furthermore, the unnamed phone may be given its debut alongside the Mate 30 Pro, expected around the same time.Hongmeng’s existence isn’t a surprise, but there have been conflicting rumors about what it will be used for, and when it will make an appearance.
There's a smart version of nearly every large appliance in your home.Starting at $875, this kitchen faucet pairs with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Apple's Siri for voice control.While it's a big step forward for the smart kitchen, and a big expense for most of us, Kohler's faucet isn't quite as impressive as I'd hoped.I'd advise waiting for future updates or additional options from competitors before spending a lot of money on this smart faucet.Kohler sent me the oil-rubbed bronze finish to review, but the Sensate is also available in polished chrome, vibrant stainless and matte black.The single-hole design takes up little space on your countertop and the pull-down nozzle helps the faucet reach every corner of your sink.
Hobbs & Shaw, the first standalone spinoff of the wildly popular Fast & Furious movies, hits theaters today.But if you've somehow missed any of the past eight (!)movies over the past 20 (!)years, I have good news for you: The entire collection is on sale today at Amazon for just $30.The package includes the Blu-ray discs HD digital versions -- just $3.75 per flick -- so it's an easy buy even if you don't really ever watch some of the more forgettable, pre-Dwayne Johnson entries in the series.(Sorry, Tokyo Drift fans, don't @ me.)
Passwords have long been considered by experts to be ineffective security measures but stronger alternatives are harder to come by.Phones and tablets and even some laptops may benefit from biometrics like fingerprints and faces but most computers today don’t have the hardware nor the software to support those.Enter Google’s Titan Security Key, which is basically a second key you can use to log into Google accounts.Now Google is spreading those keys outside the US to bring that same 2FA peace of mind to users in a few countries around the world.Two-factor authentication or 2FA is often regarded as a more secure way to log into accounts and devices but most probably presume it simply means an SMS or email PIN code or a fingerprint scan.In theory, anything secure you have on you can be a second factor key and that is exactly what these Titan Keys are.
Riding down Market Street on my Bird scooter last month, wearing AirPods and staying out of the way of much faster-moving cyclists weaving around me as I chugged along at a painful 12 miles per hour, I began to think that maybe I was the problem.I ride my bike to work.I’ve thought all of them are putting in an extreme amount of effort to avoid using a good old-fashioned bike.It was taken down the elevator in my apartment building where I store and charge it.But Scoot’s presence remains relatively limited compared to the city’s only other permit holder Skip, which accounted for 90 percent of all rides in the city over the past six months.The monthly program is also a way for Bird to boost its profile in the home of Silicon Valley, the birthplace of the ride-hailing movement from which it drew its inspiration, while it gets Scoot up to speed and, hopefully, convinces San Francisco to let it move in, too.
It’s been a long time coming, but Microsoft finally has its own system for managing Android notifications from Windows.This system makes it possible to see notifications from your Android phone on your Windows 10 PC as they arrive and to pull up your entire SMS history along with any pending notifications on demand.You can even reply to messages and compose new texts right from your computer.On your Windows 10 computerFirst, make sure you have the latest version of the Your Phone app:Open the Microsoft Store, and search for “Your Phone”
The Expanse is an excellent science fiction show set hundreds of years in the future, where the human race has spread out across the solar system.It has solid writing, phenomenal world building and a handful of truly compelling characters.Which is why everyone lost their minds when the show was cancelled by Syfy in May 11, 2018.Thankfully Amazon quickly swooped in and saved the day, picking the show up for a fourth season 14 days after its cancellation.But even better news: it's just been announced that The Expanse is getting itself a fifth season.We haven't even had a chance to watch season 4 yet!
It's not easy to convince Google to remove unflattering information about you from its search results.One of the few reasons Google will remove search listings if it gets a court order to do so.But getting a court order isn't easy, either.Courts have held that the First Amendment gives publications broad discretion to decide what kind of information to publish—especially if it's accurate.As a result, some unscrupulous parties have taken an unethical—and likely criminal—shortcut: they sent Google fake court orders, complete with forged signatures from a judge.An investigation by CBS News uncovered more than 60 cases where someone used this tactic.
The brands Google, Apple, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, and Amazon are all on the list.In the F-Secure Data Discovery Portal, you’ll be shown the ways and means with which you’ll learn all the data these major internet-centric companies have on you – and what you’ll be able to do with this knowledge now that it’s yours once more.Ever wonder how many recordings of your voice Amazon keeps?The sites you’ve likely given information to include Amazon – with Alexa, and the voice recordings Amazon keeps.Thank goodness you’re able to see and hear what they’ve got, assuming they really, truly DO make their entire catalog of your voice recordings available to you at any time.They’ve got Twitter – there the data is more about your entire back-archive of public Tweets.
President Donald Trump on Friday tweeted that Apple won't be given tariff relief for Mac Pro parts that are made in China, and urged the company instead to make its computers in America."Apple will not be given Tariff wavers, or relief, for Mac Pro parts that are made in China," the president tweeted."Make them in the USA, no Tariffs!"Apple had requested that the Trump administration exclude parts for its new Mac Pro from import tariffs.The company will reportedly build the $5,999 computer, which was unveiled at this year's WWDC, in China instead of the US.The computer's previous model from 2013 was one of the company's few products made in the US.
Apple has been open about the fact that it screens some Siri recordings to improve the AI assistant’s ability to “understand you better and recognize what you say.” But there are more of these recordings — notably accidental ones — than most customers realize, The Guardian reports, and they’re being heard by human contractors with high turnover rates, not just internal Apple teams.Worse yet, a whistleblower says that the recordings often contain highly private details that could be used to identify and compromise Apple’s users.According to the report, the key issue is that Siri can be accidentally triggered by audio cues, including anything from the sound of a zipper to the word “Syria,” as well as gestures such as raising an Apple Watch on a certain angle.These inadvertent activations aren’t just frequent; on the Watch, they also lead to 30-second long recordings, some fraction of which are shared with Apple’s contractors for analysis, where they “can gather a good idea of what’s going on.”The snippets have allegedly included “countless instances” of discussions between doctors and patients, sexual encounters, business deals, and criminal activities such as drug deals, accompanied by the user’s location, contact details, and app data.While contractors aren’t specifically listening for private activities in the recordings, the whistleblower claims that Apple doesn’t do “much vetting of who works there, and the amount of data that we’re free to look through seems quite broad … If there were someone with nefarious intentions, it wouldn’t be hard to identify [people on the recordings].”
Versus Evil and Obsidian announced today that Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition is coming to Nintendo Switch on August 8.Pillars of Eternity is a role-playing game that came out back in 2015 for PC.PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions followed in 2017.A sequel, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, debuted in 2018.It is also coming out for Switch on August 8.This version of the original will cost $50 and comes with all the updates that released on PC and The White March: Parts I & II downloadable content.
Samsung's Galaxy Fold may finally be going on sale in September, but it appears that it won't have the same carrier support the original release promised.When the nearly $2,000 Fold was first announced earlier this year, Samsung said it would be available from AT and T-Mobile in the US.According to The Verge, however, it appears the fixed Fold won't be landing at T-Mo, with a spokesperson for the carrier telling the outlet, "T-Mobile will not carry the Galaxy Fold because we already offer customers a wide range of the latest smartphones.Please reach out to Samsung for any further inquiries."T-Mobile redirected CNET to Samsung when asked if it will offer the phone.A Samsung spokesperson told CNET that it will "be able to share details around availability when we get closer to launch."
O2 has finally spilled the beans on the date of its 5G rollout, which we now know is coming this October in 20 towns and cities.The network operator initially announced its Four Corners of the UK 5G rollout back in February, that would see its 5G service go live in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London when it launched, with additional locations being added in 2020.Seems a bit shit compared to EE and Vodafone's 5G plans, but this week, O2 announced that it would be partnering up with Vodafone to get its 5G network up and running on a faster schedule, and that seems to be paying off already with the news that October's rollout will now see O2 customers in 20 towns and cities get 5G this year, with a total of 50 planned by summer 2020."As we switch on our network across the country, our intelligence-led roll-out prioritises the key areas in towns and cities first - the places where our customers need, and will use, 5G the most," said Telefónica UK CEO, Mark Evans."We’re also giving our customers maximum flexibility with our industry-leading custom plans, letting people adopt 5G at a time that’s right for them.”Currently, O2 is offering a choice of two 5G handsets that eager beavers can order ahead of the 5G launch from August - the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G and the Xiaomi Mix 3 5G.
Frank Slootman, the new CEO of cloud pioneer Snowflake, is a Silicon Valley veteran who has led other high-profile tech companies, Data Domain and ServiceNow.He witnessed the rise of cloud computing, which he expects to become more competitive.His leadership style, he said, stresses 'single-minded focus' like that displayed by his idol, General George Patton.Slootman also said he has little patience with "social justice issues" such as protests against tech companies doing business with law enforcement agencies, and sees them as "distractions" from running a successful company.Frank Slootman became CEO of Snowflake in April, taking charge of one of technology's hottest startups today.Leading a fast-rising Silicon Valley star is a familiar role for the 60-year-old tech industry veteran, who is now at the helm of a $3.9 billion cloud data warehousing pioneer that's attracted lots of attention — and won key partnerships with industry heavyweights like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud.
Once yesterday’s Honor 9X conference ended, Honor president Zhao Ming accepted the media interview.In the interview, he mentioned the positioning of Kirin 980, Kirin 810 and Kirin 710 chips.Previously, many users knew the flagship chips of HiSilicon belong to the Kirin 9 series.But Honor has announced the 810 is a flagship chip as well.So there is a bit confusing that should be clarified.Also Read: Huawei Officially Uncovered Its Second 7nm Soc, Kirin 810
Bose just came out with a brand new pair of premium noise-canceling over-ears after over a decade of iterating on its acclaimed QuietComfort design.Should you spend the extra dough on the company’s $400 new flagship, or are the older, time-tested QuietComfort 35 II better for you?Read on to find out, as we compare both Bose models in multiple categories.While the classic plush leather, oval earcups, and padded plastic headband of the Bose QuietComfort 35 II certainly aren’t unattractive, we’ve got to hand it to the new 700: They look fantastic.With sleek, round lines, virtually no physical buttons, and a rounded, rubber-lined headband, the latest Bose cans are absolutely gorgeous to look at.But even with such clean design, the headphones remain elegant and suited for business-class, just like the previous model.
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