Daily Express - Technology
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MILLIONS of Android devices may have been infected by malware from dozens of apps on the Google Play store.
WinBeta
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Techradar
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ARM today unveiled two new CPUs catering to the high-end and mid-ranged market segments respectively. Starting with the Cortex-A75, the company claims that this CPU offers 22% better performance compared to the Cortex-A73. Further, the CPU can apparently use just 2W of power and offer a 30% increase in performance on large screen devices. The Cortex-A55, in the companys words, is the most versatile high efficiency processor. It is said that the CPU offers 15 percent more power efficiency compared to the predecessor, in addition to 10x more scalability, and 2x memory efficiency. Both CPUs use the companys latest ARMv8.2-A architecture, offering optimum performance. The company is touting the presence of a new Dynamiq technology, allowing manufacturers to conveniently mix up the CPU cores suited to their liking.
WinBeta
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The official Telegram Messenger app has updated to Version 2.2 on Windows 10 Mobile devices and introduces several new features with the new ability for bots now being able to receive payments being one of the more exciting changes. Here's the full release notes: Bots can now accept payments from users New built-in photo picker [...]
Ars Technica
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Enlarge (credit: Dell) Most companies that make gaming PCs and laptops are trying to snag the attentions of new "casual" gamers. These customers either can't afford to spend thousands of dollars on a high-end gaming device—or they don't want to. However, they still want a machine that can handle their regular bouts of gaming. Dell's current answer for these customers has been its Inspiron 15 gaming laptop, but now it's adding its first desktop PC to the Inspiron Gaming line. Today, the company announced the Inspiron Gaming Desktop, which it hopes will attract casual gamers who don't need to bring their gaming endeavors outside their home. Dell's Inspiron Gaming Desktop looks like a standard tower, but with a cross-hatched, semi-open design on its bottom-left side. This design has practical and aesthetic purposes: it provides better ventilation for the PC's internals while also giving the tower an edgy look that most customers associate with gaming devices.
Windows Blog
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Inspiron goes gaming-ready Dell also took the Computex stage as the opportunity to unveil its first-ever Inspiron gaming desktop, designed to bring near-boutique gaming PC quality to buyers for far less than the real deal. The firm is bringing AMD Ryzen and Polaris technology to a potentially new audience inside a device designed to attract gamers with a chassis equipped with Polar Blue LED lights. As for special features, Dell has been mum on those for its new entry-to-mid-level gaming PC for the masses, though keen to tout its PCs five internal bays for storage upgrades as well as liquid cooling options. The Inspiron Gaming Desktop is available now starting at $699 (about 545, AU$941). Will Dells new all-AMD PC push lead to powerful, sleek devices for less than before? Well have to see in some full reviews. This is everything happening at Computex 2017
ZDNet Blogs
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Techradar
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5 million Android devices. So what does this malware do? Check Point claims that Judy basically creates fraudulent ad clicks on its apps to multiply revenues for the developers. The worst part is that the apps have been around for a couple of years now and were updated recently, telling us that the company has been fooling Googles security system for a couple of years. The fact that it can completely surpass Googles Bouncer system is worth pointing out as well. Heres what Check Point has to say on how Judy works - Once a user downloads a malicious app, it silently registers receivers which establish a connection with the [Command and Control] server. The server replies with the actual malicious payload, which includes JavaScript code, a user-agent string and URLs controlled by the malware author. The malware opens the URLs using the user agent that imitates a PC browser in a hidden webpage and receives a redirection to another website.
Techradar
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Apple has been trying to convince Android users to switch to using an iPhone for a long while now, but last week the Cupertino firm upped the ante and launched its Switch website , which aims to highlight an iPhones many virtues. To add to the arsenal and in a bid to convince Android users further, Apple released three new ads on Monday. The Security video emphasises how vulnerable Android devices are to data theft, while the second Smooth video highlights the iPhones performance. The third advert, called Contacts, is the only one that doesnt diss Googles OS, but simply suggests its an easy migration when switching from Android to iOS. Watch the three 15-second ads below and decide for yourself if it's worth making the switch to the iPhone. Not ready to switch over from Android to iOS, but need a new phone? Here are the best Android phones available today .
SiteProNews
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As many as 36.5 million Android users have been infected by Judy, the latest malware scam in circulation on Google Play, the app store of tech titan Google. The malware, which produced fake ad clicks, was found on 41 apps developed by Korean company Kiniwini, according to security firm Check Point. Judy' uses infected devices to garner the fraudulent clicks which, in turn, generates revenue for the perpetrators. It is unclear how long the malicious code existed inside the apps, hence the actual spread of the malware remains unknown, the company wrote in a blog post, adding that some of the apps resided on Google Play for several years and all were recently updated. These apps also had a large amount of downloads between 4 and 18 million, meaning the total spread of the malware may have reached between 8.
SiteProNews
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These deals typically involve equipment designed a year or two before, or some other manufacturer's discount when you bundle software with hardware or agree to extra warranty coverage. Some retailers even offer an additional percentage off their prices or free shipping when you sign up for their e-newsletters. Ask for a discount whenever you purchase equipment in bulk as well. Compare prices through different merchants and use your research to negotiate the lowest price through the seller of your choice. You might also find the best deals by checking out manufacturer websites for each tech component. For example, many computer manufacturers offer devices that have an operating system built by another company. In those cases, you might find that in addition to a retailer discount and a hardware manufacturer deal. The software developer usually offers a separate deal.
The Sun Daily - Tech
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SAN FRANCISCO: Google is testing a way to tie online ads to brick-and-mortar store purchases, a move whetting marketing appetites while fueling privacy worries. A product called "Google Attribution" was unveiled at a marketing conference this month in San Francisco by the internet giant. Google has long been able to determine when users click on an ad and make a purchase, but linking online and offline habits takes its analytics a step further. Google senior vice president Sridhar Ramaswamy, who announced that Attribution is in test mode with a limited number of partners and will be rolled out to more advertisers in coming weeks, touted the tool as being able to answer the long-challenging question of whether marketing campaigns are working. "Google Attribution makes it possible for every marketer to measure the impact of their marketing across devices and across channels," Ramaswamy said.
Autocar
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It produces 296bhp and 443lb ft, and drives the RIV’s four wheels via a ZF eightspeed automatic gearbox, Torsen T2R torque-sensing differentials and a transferbox with a lockable diff. All can withstand desert temperatures of up to 55deg C. Despite weighing 4000kg the RIV can do 0-62mph in 10.5sec on the way to a maximum speed of 100mph, with or without windscreen. As it accelerates, the RIV’s aerodynamically styled body guides sand over the top of the vehicle to avoid clogging the interior. Winglets at the front reduce drag around the wheels. At 62mph, it will cover about 600 miles on a tank of fuel. “It’s the fastest vehicle across the desert,” said Jim Hopton, the project’s chief engineer. “Its secret is getting into and out of combat quickly, reliably and safely, going where few other vehicles can, so avoiding the Improvised Exposive Devices that cripple those using traditional routes.
BBC News 24
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Yes. People always talk about Thomas Hardy who was the master of coincidence and who drove his plot by some of the most unlikely devices. The letter going under the carpet. Angel Clare's carpet. Yeah, that is fabulous. Are you a Hardy person? I am a Hardy person. I like the way that sounds. Are you a Hardy person? Yes, I am. Who else do you read for pleasure among the great novelists? Where does your taste take you? It is an interesting thing. I was the big Henry James person and somebody who would reread James.
Hackaday
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Ultrasonic repellent devices used to keep away insects, rodents, birds, and even large animals have been around for quite a while, but their effectiveness depends on who you ask. Some critters just don't seem affected, while some others definitely will avoid being around such a device. Deploying a few of these devices to scare off animals seems to be working quite well for [Ondřej Petrlík]. Around where he lives, the fields of tall grass need to be mowed down during the spring. Unfortunately, the tall grass is ideal for young, newborn animals to stay hidden and safe. The mowing machines would often cripple and hurt such animals, and [Ondřej] desperately wanted to solve the problem and prevent these mishaps. He built an electronic repeller to keep away wild animals and their young from his farm/ranch/range back in the Czech Republic. He used an Arduino Mini to drive a large piezo transducer to scare away the wild animals from the vicinity of the device.
Men's Fitness
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The Economic Times
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The association represents all handset making companies including Apple, Samsung and Micromax, among others. The government’s move to levy 12 per cent GST on mobile phones will push up prices of locally made phones by 4-5 per cent, bringing them at par with imported ones, thus taking away advantage for domestic manufacturing which existed due to the existing duty differential structure. The association on Monday sought finance ministry’s intervention to exempt phones under Rs 5,000 from GST or impose a 5 per cent GST to keep them low cost is possible, while 12 per cent can be kept for the rest. The association has also asked the ministry to define ‘parts’ for mobile phone manufacturing, that will attract a 12 per cent GST. It added that sub-parts should also be put under the 12 per cent tax limit. While thegovernment has assured its support to the industry, with imposition of basic customs duty (BCD) on imported phones emerging as a strong option to make imports more expensive vis-à-vis locally made devices, it is yet to take a final decision.
Android Police
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BBC Parliament
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services on WhatsApp and other mobile messaging devices. Due oppose all support forcing those companies to show what they are doing? I think the problem is they are American companies and they feel strongly about.
Daily Express - Technology
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MILLIONS of Android devices may have been infected by malware from dozens of apps on the Google Play store.
Derby Telegraph
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The locations of Derbyshire's mobile speed cameras which will be in force across the county this week have been revealed.The list of where the devices will be this week has come from the Casualty Reduction Enforcement Support Team, which forms part of the Derby and Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership.However, they are the intended positions for the mobile speed cameras, which are designed to keep motorists driving at the correct speed, and can be subject to change due to matters outside of the...
Daily Express - Technology
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MILLIONS of Android devices may have been infected by malware from dozens of apps on the Google Play store.
Phys.Org
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