• Google asked to explain how it tracks what you buy in stores
Google asked to explain how it tracks what you buy in stores

It also reports aggregated and anonymized store sales data to advertisers. "We invested in building industry-leading privacy protections before launching this solution", the company tells NPR in a statement. The technique, announced May 23, marks a qualitative increase in Google's efforts to obtain and monetize information about its users. (Adver...

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  • 'Overwatch' Summer Games return next week with added features
'Overwatch' Summer Games return next week with added features

Overwatch's first ever event, the Summer Games , will be back this month - to nobody's surprise, since Blizzard said it would repeat the first year's calendar of events and dataminers found out about it last month . Kaplan explained that there will be tons of features returning during the Summer Games event. Although, again we can't see Bli...

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  • US 'Successfully' Conducts THAAD Defense System Test
US 'Successfully' Conducts THAAD Defense System Test

The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the US Army conducted a successful missile defence test, using the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, Xinhua quoted the MDA as saying. THAAD is a ground-based missile defense system created to shoot down short-, medium- and intermediate-range ballistic missiles. "A medium-range target bal...

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  • EA will merge BioWare Montreal with Motive Studios
EA will merge BioWare Montreal with Motive Studios

BioWare Montreal, the studio behind the troubled Mass Effect: Andromeda , will be merged with EA Motive. BioWare Montreal was one of the three pillars of BioWare. "This is an ongoing process, but there are many exciting roles and opportunities for everyone on the team", said EA in a statement to website TechRaptor .

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  • Malware Attack Can Listen Through Microphone — Amazon Echo Hack
Malware Attack Can Listen Through Microphone — Amazon Echo Hack

After that, the Echo would connect to Barnes's remote device on boot up, giving him a root shell on the Echo. The exploit affects the 2015 and 2016 models of the Amazon Echo , though it's worth noting the attack can not be carried out remotely.

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  • Chandigarh Boy of Class XII Secured Google Job as a Graphic Designer
Chandigarh Boy of Class XII Secured Google Job as a Graphic Designer

In the last could of days a number of websites and publications have written that Google has hired an Indian school kid, a student of class 12 to be precise, at a monthly salary of Rs 12 lakh. Harshit's parents are teachers. During this time, he made a decision to get a job in Google. "WHO knew that an average student like me will get a job in ...

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  • NASA will soon test its asteroid defense system
NASA will soon test its asteroid defense system

The lack of certainty about where exactly the rock will go means that it's an even better candidate for trying out how Earth will respond to a unsafe asteroid . According to Michael Kelley , the lead of the observation campaign, " NASA is using the close flyby of 2012 TC4 as a "test". The Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO) was ...

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  • Stardew Valley Multiplayer Details Revealed, Coming Early 2018
Stardew Valley Multiplayer Details Revealed, Coming Early 2018

Each cabin will be able to house a farmhand that can be controlled by one of your friends. They will be able to do nearly everything that the main player can do, from farming to fighting and even marrying NPCs. We're still working out what that will be. You won't need to set up any servers. A beta test will be run for Steam users toward the end...

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  • Facebook Artificial Intelligence shuts out human masters
Facebook Artificial Intelligence shuts out human masters

While there has been a great deal of debate regarding the terms AI and machine learning, this instance stands as an example of technology thinking for itself, and co-operating with a counterpart. FAIR Researcher Dhruv Batra explained to Fast Co Design that it is natural for the AI agents to invent their own language in order to communicate be...

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  • Google Clock app gets darker theme, Android O support
Google Clock app gets darker theme, Android O support

Google is courting developers to build high-quality products which could solve problems in India. Spotted by Android Police (via MSPU ), the app is now available on the Google Play Store as an early alpha version marked with an (Unreleased) tag.

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  • LiftForward, Inc. Announces: Microsoft expands Surface Membership into Surface Plus for Business
LiftForward, Inc. Announces: Microsoft expands Surface Membership into Surface Plus for Business

Small and medium-sized businesses that are currently enrolled in the Surface Membership program will now enjoy the same enterprise-grade services and support under the Surface Plus for Business plan. In terms of cost structure, devices can be financed over an 18, 24, or 30 month period. Businesses can also expand or reduce their device fleet ...

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  • SNES Classic pre-orders opening up later this month
SNES Classic pre-orders opening up later this month

However, although the system's pre-orders have been made available at some retailers, not every store planning to sell the console has allowed people to place pre-orders yet. The Super NES Classic will finally be available to preorder in late August, says Nintendo. " A significant amount of additional systems will be shipped to stores for launc...

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  • Amazon halts sales of Blu smartphones over privacy concerns
Amazon halts sales of Blu smartphones over privacy concerns

Researchers from security firm Kryptowire again tested the phones with Adups and found out there are some devices sending out data. Adups' spying intensity varies based on the phone, but the affected devices are primarily the cheaper ones, such as the $60 Blu Grand M to more expensive models.

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  • Minecraft's
Minecraft's "Better Together" Cross-Play Beta Has Arrived

Of course, this is not a full preview of the Beta Together Update, and Mojang is saying that Servers are not yet in the beta, and will be added when they're ready. the ability for players to share their creations in 3D by uploading 3D models from the game directly to Remix3D.com will also be added. As for consoles, the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch ...

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  • Earth will hit unsafe 2C global warming level within 80 years
Earth will hit unsafe 2C global warming level within 80 years

For their projections, the researchers used three factors that affect future emissions: the total human population of the planet, gross domestic product per person, and carbon intensity, which is a measure of carbon emission for each dollar of economic activity.

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  • Microsoft just killed Word Flow, one of the best iPhone keyboards
Microsoft just killed Word Flow, one of the best iPhone keyboards

Since everything is within a thumb's reach, swiping around the curved layout was a little more comfortable and quicker than the standard straight keyboard. But, like with other Microsoft Garage endeavors, that is not always enough to keep it alive. While Word Flow's demise is unfortunate, it isn't too surprising.

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  • Will it be cloudy on August 21 for the total solar eclipse?
Will it be cloudy on August 21 for the total solar eclipse?

During the solar eclipse , the Moon will partially block certain kinds of ultraviolet rays that are less common on Mars . The second type is an annular eclipse, this eclipse is when the moon is farthest from the Earth. The sun would be 400 times that distance. If you do happen to be in the path of totality, this is a must have! Come August 21, ...

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  • Canaanites Survived: DNA Shows Israelites Didn't Wipe Them Out
Canaanites Survived: DNA Shows Israelites Didn't Wipe Them Out

A verse in the Bible says God commanded the ancient Israelites to "utterly destroy" the Canaanites , among other peoples. "Do not leave alive anything that breathes. The genetic similarities were surprising to scientists since the area was fought over repeatedly and changed leadership numerous times since the age of the supposed Canaanite pu...

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  • Proteas reeling after one of their darkest Test days in a while
Proteas reeling after one of their darkest Test days in a while

Debutant Tom Westley made 59 and captain Joe Root scored 50, while Keshav Maharaj was the pick of the South Africa attack with 3-50. In the ongoing third Test match between England and South Africa , Morne Morkel bowled an absolute peach of a delivery to England's opening batter Alastair Cook .

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  • LG V30 Release Date Said To Be September 28th
LG V30 Release Date Said To Be September 28th

One of the most anticipated smartphones from LG, the LG V30 is expected to be unveiled by the company at IFA Berlin late this August. In many respects, the LG V30 may be the better phone than LG's G6 which was a bit of a retail flop in Australia.

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  • Companies Say Apple Removed Their Privacy Apps From China
Companies Say Apple Removed Their Privacy Apps From China

VPN provider ExpressVPN said on Saturday that it had received a notice from Apple that its software would be removed from the China App Store "because it includes content that is illegal in China". Some users - those who have a billing address outside of China - can still download the apps from the App stores from other territories. But the move...

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  • Russian Federation may expel hundreds of U.S. diplomatic staff
Russian Federation may expel hundreds of U.S. diplomatic staff

President Donald Trump is likely to sign a tough new sanctions bill that includes proposed measures targeting Russian Federation - a remarkable concession that the president has yet to sell his party on his hopes for forging a warmer relationship with Moscow.

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  • Wisconsin State Fair pulling ride similar to the Fire Ball
Wisconsin State Fair pulling ride similar to the Fire Ball

After a deadly accident at Ohio's State Fair , Illinois is taking precautions to keep it from happening here. Seneca County Fair has high standards to help prevent any issues, Henney said. Similar rides in parks across California, New Jersey, and Canada were closed as well. Saskatoon Ex and Prairieland Park say North American Midway Entertai...

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  • Dow hits a new high as United States stocks close mostly lower
Dow hits a new high as United States stocks close mostly lower

Shares in online retail giant Amazon fell 4% after it surprised investors by reporting lower-than-expected profits. The Dow was last seen modestly lower, but not before hitting a record high earlier today. Commerce Department announced earlier Friday. Energy blue-chips Chevron and Exxon Mobil reported earnings Friday, although the latter missed...

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  • Final Fantasy 15's royal ride coming to Forza Horizon 3
Final Fantasy 15's royal ride coming to Forza Horizon 3

Forza fans are used to a massive variety of cars in Forza Horizon 3; from dune buggies to sport trucks to hypercars, and more. Prince Noctis' ride is taking on some new terrain. The team at Square Enix found inspiration for the Regalia's design from real-world models like the Cadillac Ciel concept auto and the Maybach Exelero.

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  • Chicago 'Fest' Attendees Suing Niantic After Weekend Fiasco
Chicago 'Fest' Attendees Suing Niantic After Weekend Fiasco

Polygon asked Niantic to reply, but they refused to comment on current legal issues. For large events such as Pokemon GO Fest where cell phones will need to be used avidly, organizers generally partner with wireless providers for pop-up cell towers to boost signal within an area.

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  • European Union warns Poland over controversial judicial reform bills
European Union warns Poland over controversial judicial reform bills

Kaczynski vowed to quickly finish overhauling the court system despite President Andrzej Duda's rejection this week of two bills giving the ruling party more power over the Supreme Court and other aspects of the judicial system. "An independent judiciary is an essential precondition for membership in our Union", Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker ...

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  • Citadel grad to launch Friday for space station
Citadel grad to launch Friday for space station

When asked for a comment, Bresnik said, "Sergey is the first scientist-commander of the Soyuz and with his Mars experience and just the good character of the person he is, he's been an outstanding commander for us to prepare for our flight".

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  • Moto X4 With Snapdragon 660 Processor Spotted on Geekbench | Know More
Moto X4 With Snapdragon 660 Processor Spotted on Geekbench | Know More

Quandt also admitted that the pricing for the Moto X4 is lower than he originally thought. It has not been long that we have been coming across new updates regarding this new device and today a leak has hinted at its probable price tag. And one in that list is certainly the Motorola Moto X4 . The X4, although aimed at the mid-range segment, ...

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  • The Russell Investments Group Ltd. Raises Stake in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)
The Russell Investments Group Ltd. Raises Stake in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)

Institutional investors own 67.40% of the company's stock. Tiaa Cref Fsb Mo invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ). A number of other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the stock.

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