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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
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
Brian Acton: WhatsApp Cofounder Leaving Company

Brian Acton: WhatsApp Cofounder Leaving Company

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Brian Acton, the cofounder of the famous WhatsApp is gearing up to leave the company soon according to VentureBeat. Acton made his intentions clear in a Facebook post Tuesday evening. Brian said is in the process of transitioning his responsibilities to other engineers at the company and will officially leave in November and set off for a new path. “I’ve decided to start a nonprofit focused at the intersection of nonprofit, technology, and communications,” Acton wrote. “It’s something I’ve thought about for a while, and now it’s time to just focus and execute. I’ll have more to share in the coming months.” Also read: What China Banning Petrol & Diesel Cars Means For Uganda This came as shock for some when Acton decided it was time he moved on to something new. In 2009, Acton
Uber to donate $1.2 million to Girls Who Code

Uber to donate $1.2 million to Girls Who Code

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Uber is taking a step further in the fight against gender discrimination and has announced a partnership with Girls Who Code, a not-for-profit organization. Uber’s arrangement with Girls Who Code will involve a three-year agreement where it will give $1.2 million to help the nonprofit grow hundreds of after school and immersion programs across the U.S according to Komal Mangtani, Uber’s senior director of engineering. The move comes as Uber cofounder and former CEO Travis Kalanick prepares to head to court to face a fraud lawsuit from the company’s investor, Benchmark Capital. The suit accuses Kalanick of concealing a range of misdeeds from the board while pushing to retain power at the company. Also read: How to Stop Your Business from Failing Kalanick was forced out of the comp
Databricks Raises $140 Million for AI Enterprise

Databricks Raises $140 Million for AI Enterprise

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Databricks, which provides software to help fuse big data and artificial intelligence, announced Tuesday that it has secured an additional $140 million in funding in a round led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from New Enterprise Associates (NEA). New investors include Battery Ventures, Future Fund Investment, A.Capital Partners, Geodesic Capital, and Green Bay Ventures. “Only one percent of the companies are really successful when it comes to processing and analyzing big data with AI,” said Databricks cofounder and CEO Ali Ghodsi, in an interview with VentureBeat. “But what about the other 99 percent who don’t have the expertise Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Twitter, and others have?” Other news: YouTube Is Now Offering Breaking News Ghodsi and his team launched the Apa
Newslibre’s Top 10 Preparations for Flight Travel

Newslibre’s Top 10 Preparations for Flight Travel

LifeStyle, Travel, What's Hot
1. Time. Keeping time for your flight is probably one of the most important things you should never forget because if you miss it, chances are very high for most airlines you are going to pay a fine that can range within $200 - $360 for a new one-way ticket. It is advisable to always head for the airport at least 4 hours ahead of your check in time so that you can beat the traffic jam, any unforeseen incidents, finish the check-in if you have luggage that must be weighed and pushed to cargo and enough time for you to settle in. Airlines are very strict about time, always struggle not to miss a flight unless it is something unavoidable in which case you can postpone the ticket ahead of time otherwise the plane will leave you or you’ll be denied entry no matter who you are. 2. Trav