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August Android Security Update Rolling Out to Google Nexus, Pixel Devices

HIGHLIGHTS Update now available for Pixel and Nexus devices It’ll roll out over the next few days You can also side-load it manually Google has released the August 2017 security update for supported Android devices, and it is now available for three Pixel devices – the Pixel, Pixel XL, and Pixel C – and five Nexus ones, in Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Nexus Player. Of those eight, ... Read More »

Microsoft Surface Devices Fail on Reliability, Finds Consumer Reports Survey

HIGHLIGHTS Consumer Reports surveyed 90,000 tablet and laptop owners Breakage rate for Surface devices is worse compared to other brands Microsoft devices were found to freeze, unexpectedly shut down The breakage rate for Microsoft’s Surface devices is significantly worse than for other manufacturers’ laptops and tablets, Consumer Reports said, adding that it was removing its “recommended” designation for Surface products. The non-profit publication surveyed ... Read More »

Intel Unveils Movidius Myriad X VPU With Neural Compute Engine to Give Devices AI Capabilities

Intel on Monday introduced its new Movidius Myriad X vision processing unit (VPU), advancing Intel’s end-to-end portfolio of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to deliver more autonomous capabilities across a wide range of product categories, including drones, robotics, smart cameras and virtual reality. Intel says Myriad X is the world’s first system-on-chip (SoC) shipping with a dedicated Neural Compute Engine for accelerating deep learning ... Read More »

Finance firms install ‘kill switch’ devices to cut out car engine and leave drivers stranded if they miss a payment

RUTHLESS car finance firms are fitting controversial “kill switches” that immobilise vehicles if drivers fail to meet payments. The devices are understood to be offered to those with poor credit scores – but financial watchdogs say lenders could be breaking the law, it’s reported. ALAMY Kill switches are being installed by car insurance firms and can cut out car engines ... Read More »

CopyCat Malware Affected Over 14 Million Android Devices: Check Point

HIGHLIGHTS CopyCat malware campaign stole ad revenues by installing fraud apps It first infected the Android devices and then tried to root them Google had quelled the CopyCat campaign and lowered the threat The cyber threats have increasingly grown with time on multitude of platforms such as Android, Linux, and Windows to name a few. Researchers have now found that ... Read More »

Windows 10’s 500 million devices snub Cortana, impacting Microsoft’s AI push

Windows 10 has hit a milestone: 500 million devices have installed it, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced Wednesday in his keynote opening the company’s Build 2017 developer conference. Another number, however, is more troubling: Just a fraction of those devices frequently use Cortana, Microsoft’s digital spokesperson for its push into artificial intelligence. Just 141 million devices, or about 28 percent ... Read More »

Apple Products, Phablets Top List of Most Popular Mobile Devices This Holiday Season

Post-holiday season, you’re most likely to find traffic to your site or eCommerce store coming from Apple devices or phablets– if any brand. That’s because both Apple devices and, more generally, phablets were among the top gifted mobile devices this holiday season. Best Selling Mobile Tech During the 2016 Holidays Apple Devices and Phablets Were the Flavors of the Holiday ... Read More »

Viber Adds Video Calling for Android and Apple Devices

Viber, the VOIP service purchased earlier this year by the Japanese eCommerce company Rakuten, now has the ability to make Viber video calls on mobile. Previously, Viber users could only make video calls using the app’s desktop platform. Mobile Viber users – both iOS and Android – were limited to making voice calls and sending text messages. Now, Viber users on ... Read More »

How Connected Devices in The Internet of Things Are About to Change the World

0 Tech companies have been talking about connected homes for years – The Internet of Things – where appliances and accessories will be connected to the Internet. Have you thought about how a world with connected devices surrounding us would be? Have you imagined a home where household appliances and systems can automatically take action without your input? Because the connected home is no ... Read More »

Mozilla Lays Off Employees Working on Firefox-Powered Connected Devices: Report

HIGHLIGHTS Mozilla dissolves team behind connected devices initiative The company has reportedly laid off a team of 50 Mozilla ended development of its Firefox OS for smartphones in 2015 Mozilla, the non-profit company popular for its Firefox browser, has given up on its dream of expanding into connected devices. The company has confirmed that it is dissolving its connected devices ... Read More »