Sci-tech

Morgan Stanley uses Amazon Alexa to inform customers

Morgan Stanley uses Amazon Alexa to inform customers A team of Chinese and U.S. researchers has discovered a new method of attacking smart assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Home, which they have named "voice squatting". This means that depending on the developer's preference, they can choose to use a different voice from the default Alexa voice to use when users are interacting with their skill. [Full Article...]

Facebook Rolling Out Stories Archive, Cloud Storage And Audio Posts

Facebook Rolling Out Stories Archive, Cloud Storage And Audio Posts The new features will let users Save Stories, give them the option of sharing "Audio" Stories, and the option to create an archive of their past Stories. On the question why, Facebook is adding Voice Posts to Stories, the company responded, "We are always working to help people share and connect with their friends and family on Facebook in ways that are authentic to them". [Full Article...]

USA to help N Korea's economy if it abandons nuclear weapons

USA to help N Korea's economy if it abandons nuclear weapons The U.S. has been a key partner in building up struggling economies, notably in Japan and Eastern Europe after World War II. While denying there will be any provision of economic support to North Korea for the time being, Abe said Japan would have to share with the global community the cost of nuclear inspections by the worldwide Atomic Energy Agency in North Korea. [Full Article...]

Snapchat rolls out new app redesign for iOS

Snapchat rolls out new app redesign for iOS Snapchat was testing a new design in April that would move the user's "friends' stories" alongside the "celebrity content" in the "Discover" section again to ensure that the user's feed would not be dominated by the "celebrity content". Although very popular among its predominantly young user base, it has stalled in its growth. More than a million people signed a petition calling for the 2018 ... [Full Article...]

Walmart Seems To Have Leaked Several New Games Ahead Of E3 2018

Walmart Seems To Have Leaked Several New Games Ahead Of E3 2018 Listings for Splinter Cell , Borderlands 3 , and Gears of War 5 aren't terribly shocking. Dragon Quest 2 is an odd one to see appearing on the list too, given that it originally released back in 1987 for NES/ Famicom. Many of these games make sense. While this majority of games on the list should be treated as merely a rumor, there is no denying the flawless timing the presence some of t... [Full Article...]

Google announces new Android Auto features, Google apps on Volvo infotainment systems

Google announces new Android Auto features, Google apps on Volvo infotainment systems Android TV had "tremendous traction over the last year" from Asian cable and satellite operators seeking it for set-top boxes, said Google product management director Shalini Govil-Pai. At the Google I/O 2018, it is certain that the Android P won't be announced , but we are sure that Google is going to announce the Second Developer Preview. [Full Article...]

How to watch Microsoft's Build keynotes this week

How to watch Microsoft's Build keynotes this week The Azure Kubernetes Service will also be offered for Azure IoT Edge, the company said. The SDK will also allow the Windows developer community to integrate and control third-party payloads like multispectral sensors, robotic components like custom actuators, and more, exponentially increasing the ways drones can be used in the enterprise . [Full Article...]

Prakruti Mishra receives National Film Award for 'Hello Arsi'

Prakruti Mishra receives National Film Award for 'Hello Arsi' Ms. Irani spent almost 45 minutes during the dress rehearsal placating the agitated awardees, explaining to them the new protocol established by Mr. Kovind. In the music category, he gave away the award for Best Playback Singer (Male) to KJ Yesudas but Shashaa Tripupati, who was judged the Best Playback Singer (Female) was awarded by the two ministers. [Full Article...]

Great March of Return protests at Gaza-Israel border enter 6th week

Great March of Return protests at Gaza-Israel border enter 6th week The AFP news agency reported that another four Palestinians had been killed during the same time period, outside of the scope of the protests. Palestinians headed into the seventh week of demonstrations as part of the "Great March of Return" on Friday, as protest organisers chose to highlight the plight of workers in the Gaza Strip. [Full Article...]

Reddit hopes to relaunch cryptocurrency payments - and not just Bitcoin, either

Reddit hopes to relaunch cryptocurrency payments - and not just Bitcoin, either Following the removal of Bitcoin as a payment option for Reddit Gold , in an interview with Cheddar on Thursday, Reddit chief technology officer (CTO) Chris Slowe indicated that this may not be permanent. Some time ago, the famous social network platform Reddit , chose to no longer accept bitcoin payments for purchasing Reddit Gold. As a result, platforms that used Coinbase to proces... [Full Article...]

Fortnite Risky Reels: Where is the New Risky Reels Location?

Fortnite Risky Reels: Where is the New Risky Reels Location? If you open the map after falling from the Battle Bus, you'll immediately see a huge crater in the area Dusty Depot was. "Jump in and witness the aftermath of the impact while you level up your Battle Pass and earn all new loot". Popular battle royale shooter Fortnite Season 4 is live now on iOS. Battle Royale has been teasing an incoming meteor impact for a couple of weeks now. [Full Article...]

Facebook tries to move past scandals with new features

Facebook tries to move past scandals with new features Most major dating apps - including Tinder , Bumble, Hinge, Coffee Meets Bagel, and even Feeld - require you to connect the app to your Facebook account in order to sign up for the service. Also, Zuckerberg said that Oculus Go , the company's first standalone VR headset, is now available in 32 countries for $199. That could mean reentering usernames and passwords as Facebook relearns ... [Full Article...]

Facebook's Messenger Kids is getting a sleep mode

Facebook's Messenger Kids is getting a sleep mode If you're a parent who has trouble getting their kids to sleep at night or keeping them focused on their homework due to constant device use, Facebook might have a solution to your woes. Parents can access all of their controls from the Messenger Kids controls in the main Facebook app . Facebook is under intense scrutiny after last month's scandal involving Cambridge Analytica , a digital ... [Full Article...]

'Fortnite' became the most successful free-to-play game on consoles

'Fortnite' became the most successful free-to-play game on consoles Epic games have been teasing its player with events in the game and on social media. There's no reason why it shouldn't considering how popular both are, Fortnite and the Nintendo Switch , as well as the game running on Unreal Engine 4 which is fully supported by the hybrid console. [Full Article...]

Rejection of impeachment motion destroyed legitimate process of law: Sibal

Rejection of impeachment motion destroyed legitimate process of law: Sibal He said the order will be challenged in the Supreme Court . "Right now, the buzzword for the Congress and their friends is 'impeachment .' The judiciary, which is an institution that is trusted by 125 crore Indians, has invited the wrath of Congress and the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty in particular". [Full Article...]

Pro-Trump Pundits Embrace Kanye West After Rapper takes Apparent Right-Wing Turn

Pro-Trump Pundits Embrace Kanye West After Rapper takes Apparent Right-Wing Turn Alt-right conspiracy theorist Mike Cernovich and Infowars' Alex Jones have both defended and retweeted West on Twitter . But two-thirds of the way through the monologue, another name came up-Kanye West. While the original tweet from Kim Kardashian's husband prompted sitcom star Roseanne to write "bingo", her ex, Tom Arnold, blasted Owens in a series of tweets, and subsequently delet... [Full Article...]

Dubai's VOX wins licence to operate Saudi cinemas

Dubai's VOX wins licence to operate Saudi cinemas Saudi Arabia launched its first commercial movie theater on Wednesday, ending a almost 40-year ban on cinemas under a push by the crown prince to modernize the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom. The gala opening was limited to about 500 invited guests, executives and officials, but public screenings of the movie will begin soon, AMC said. The coming months would see three more screens planned. [Full Article...]

Queen Elizabeth celebrates 92 years with concert

Queen Elizabeth celebrates 92 years with concert The event was a break from tradition as the Queen usually celebrates her actual birthday in private. "Mummy", he called her. Shaggy and Craig David also performed, and the festivities took a long stroll down memory lane, with audio from a speech Elizabeth made on her 21st birthday and video from her Golden Jubilee, when roughly 1 million people gathered outside Buckingham Palace to honor her... [Full Article...]

How God of War Got Me To Finally Start Blocking

How God of War Got Me To Finally Start Blocking If you happen to successfully parry an attack, you get to knock them down and this gives you an opening to unleash a devastating attack. If the quest marker is telling you to go down one road but another is next to it that you haven't explored, see what's over there first. [Full Article...]

Grasshopper app from Area 120 teaches you basic coding

Grasshopper app from Area 120 teaches you basic coding The free app for both iOS and Android is reportedly created to address three major factors adults said were keeping them from learning about computer science: time , access, and money. The Grasshopper app itself looks simple and self-explanatory. After completing the courses in Grasshopper syllabus, Google wants the players/users to continue the study in computer coding field. [Full Article...]


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