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Google Pixel 2 XL Making Its Way to Stores

Google Pixel 2 XL Making Its Way to Stores

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The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL won’t be released until October 19th, but Verizon is going to tease you all the way until release date. Starting tomorrow, both new Pixels will be available for hands-on messing with in all Verizon corporate stores across the country, thanks to Verizon’s exclusive deal with Google to distribute the Pixel 2. Google is really working to make sure that consumers get a chance to go hands-on with the new devices. The company is opening two pop-up temporary stores, one in NYC and one in LA. Both stores will have Google’s new Pixel, as well as the Pixel Buds and other hardware that Google released alongside the new phones. Also read: How to Run a Low-Cost Community Event The same goes for Verizon’s corporate stores, starting tomorrow. Not only will they ha
Google’s Home Mini Drops Top Touch Function

Google’s Home Mini Drops Top Touch Function

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Google recently pulled a plug on its Home Mini smart speaker top touch function after it revealed there was a security flaw which violates privacy. On Wednesday, Google announced it was permanently removing all top touch functionality on its Home Mini smart speakers after a security flaw was discovered in some of the units. The privacy bug in question allowed some units to record sounds at random times and transmit the audio to Google's servers without the users knowing it. Google has told the device owners to remain calm as it has put up measures to help resolve the problem. On the weekend, a software update was issued to address the issue. Also read: Toshiba to Sale It’s Chip Business for $18 Billion "We take user privacy and product quality concerns very seriously," a
Russia Plans to Ban Facebook by 2018

Russia Plans to Ban Facebook by 2018

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The Russian Federation is gearing up for a war against Facebook and plans to ban the famous social media network from its web space by 2018. The plan to do so comes into motion after the Russian government made it clear to Facebook that if it doesn’t comply with its laws, it will block the social network. The Russian laws require websites which store the personal data of Russian citizens to do so on Russian servers for security reasons according to the government. According to Roskomnadzor, a communications watchdog in Russia. It confirmed the reports of the threat issued by the Russian government to Facebook. Also read: The Future: Accessing Affordable or Free Education It should also be noted that, the same action was taken against LinkendIn’s website when their users were
Toshiba to Sale It’s Chip Business for $18 Billion

Toshiba to Sale It’s Chip Business for $18 Billion

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Toshiba, one of the long standing giants of the technology world and second largest supplier of smartphone memory, has finally put a price tag on its chip manufacturing business. The Japanese company officially agreed to an $18 billion sale to a consortium led by Bain Capital which includes Apple and other backers. TMC (Toshiba Memory Corporation), the branch behind memory chips production is up for sell in an attempt by Toshiba to cover up for loses suffered from its bankrupted Westinghouse nuclear business. The reason behind this sale, is to help the Toshiba Company avoid being delisted from the Tokyo stock exchange next year if it doesn’t fix its financial mess. The tech industry sees this as a very big move as it will affect the technological sphere itself in terms of the mem
The Future: Accessing Affordable or Free Education

The Future: Accessing Affordable or Free Education

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The title says it all, it is already here and it is the future of education. You probably won’t need a traditional university degree anymore and education is already free or affordable. You are wondering, “where?” Online! Many people have been shying away from taking some form of self-improvement course online for free or paying a small fee for a certification or diploma because they didn’t see the value it would have or its impact on their career and employability. All that is history now, the quality and variety of education offered by the most popular online institutions now supersedes even the most common vocational/technical institutes today. This is because they teach the same things but even better, they even provide practicality and constantly change according to the very fast
WhatsApp Testing Message Unsend Feature

WhatsApp Testing Message Unsend Feature

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WhatsApp messenger fans have been longing for years and pressing the company to add a feature that allowed them to delete or recall messages they accidentally sent to another person. According to WABetaInfo which usually informs about upcoming WhatsApp features, the messaging app has been testing this feature for some time now and might make it available for everyone soon. Whatsapp has enabled their server to support the feature and may finally remotely enable the “delete for everyone” feature soon. Different people are calling it several names such as “unsend”, “delete for everyone” and “recall”.   Epic: The New Lara Croft Tomb Raider 2017 Movie Trailer   The function might work on all types of messages such as text, gifs, images, videos and even images.
Skype Adds Real-time Code Editor Feature

Skype Adds Real-time Code Editor Feature

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Skype recently upped its game with its new real-time coder editor feature to make interviews more interactive and interesting. Microsoft has been testing and previewing the new functionality for its Skype communications tool for a while now. The added feature allows employers to conduct technical/coding interviews with candidates without having to switch different apps. "Have you ever had a remote technical screening where you have to code and talk at the same time?" the Skype team asked in a recent post. "If yes, then you know how cumbersome the process can be. You have two different apps running -- the call and a code editor -- and you constantly have to switch back and forth between the two apps. We want to help people with this process, with the launch of a new preview feature a
Ccleaner by Avast Has Been Infecting User’s Computers with a Virus

Ccleaner by Avast Has Been Infecting User’s Computers with a Virus

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2017 has been the year where phenomenal technological advancement has also posed major security threats to the users. Earlier this year, the WannaCry ransomware caused global panic when it hit major and small companies in a reported over 150 countries including some in Africa. Automaker Nissan had to temporarily shut down some of its subsidiary plants that manufacture their Renault car brand, after they were hit by the WannaCry ransomware. Also Read: Hackers Steal Data for Over 143 Million Americans As the world gets over WannaCry, news is circulating the web that Ccleaner a very famous free desktop maintenance software by Avast (antivirus software company) has been compromised. According to researchers and investigators, over 2 million users that installed Ccleaner betw
Victoria University Students Develop Panic App

Victoria University Students Develop Panic App

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Students from the faculty of science and technology at Victoria University have developed a mobile application to enable users to alert friends and service providers when faced with an emergency. The Nisaidie app was developed by a group of seven students including John Paul Olinga, Peter Isiko, Paddy Kabanda, Kevin Karuhanga, Vanessa Nakasendwa, Daniel Labwe and Matthew Okema. Olinga says they were inspired to embark on the project after coming to finding out that emergency service operators are not connected by a central service.” Also read: Hackers Steal Sensitive Data for Millions of Americans “Our goal is to make a contribution that positively impacts society. This app will reduce crime rate, enhance security awareness and allow flexibility among service providers,” Olin
Hackers Steal Data for Over 143 Million Americans

Hackers Steal Data for Over 143 Million Americans

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Hackers on Thursday attacked a major American credit reporting agency that is entrusted to safeguard personal financial information affecting nearly half of the US population. Reports indicate that the hackers looted the system stealing information belonging to about 143 million Americans. Equifax said that a hack it learned about on July 29 had the potential to affect 143 million US customers, and involved some data for British and Canadian residents. According to Equifax, the hackers obtained names, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses and driver license numbers from the database. This possess a high risk of identity theft since data stolen is personal information. Also read: What Does the Future of Gaming Look Like? Credit cards for about 209,000 US consumers were c