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Industry Scientists hack a computer using DNA
Author: 0 Scientists hack a computer using DNA

These findings emerged from a study that will be presented August 17 in Vancouver, B.C., at the 26th USENIX Security Symposium . Scientists have synthesised a strand of DNA that can be used to hack computers in a world first. Given the nature of the data typically handled, this could be a major issue in future - as the molecular and electronic worlds grow ever-closer, potential interactions between the two loom on the horizon, which no one has hitherto contemplated.

Industry OJ Simpson's Infamous Highway Chase Bronco Could Fetch $500K On 'Pawn Stars'
Author: 0 OJ Simpson's Infamous Highway Chase Bronco Could Fetch $500K On 'Pawn Stars'

Pawn Stars , History's (probably) hit show about pawn stars pawning stuff, is getting it's most famous pawn to date: the white Ford Bronco that carried O.J. It was five days after Simpson's ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Rob Goldman had been found murdered. "I drove it around and it felt a little odd, but it runs great".

Industry Battlefield 1 now available on EA and Origin Access
Author: 0 Battlefield 1 now available on EA and Origin Access

Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 and a handful of other favorites across both platforms. You'll just be getting the base game for now, but that means you get to play the stunning campaign and jump into plenty of multiplayer action. Xbox 360 backward compatible titles, such as the original Mass Effect trilogy, are included as part of EA Access. On top of that, there's even access to old-school gems like Wing Commander and Ultima as well.

Industry Sinead O'Connor Shares Her Emotional Struggles Online
Author: 0 Sinead O'Connor Shares Her Emotional Struggles Online

The "Nothing Compares 2 U" hitmaker admitted she has been lonely for two years "as a punishment for being mentally ill". A spokesperson for the singer has since said that O'Connor is now receiving care and is surrounded by love: "She is safe, and not suicidal ".

Industry Uber Launches In-App Chat Functionality
Author: 0 Uber Launches In-App Chat Functionality

Up to now, the most annoying part of using Uber is when a passenger and driver can't find each other and need to get in touch. The driver can then respond with one tap of their device to send a thumbs up to the rider. Our in-app chat feature also means that regardless of where they are located - whether it be the Cleveland, Chennai or Cartagena - riders and drivers won't need to share their phone number with one another when they need to get in touch.

Industry Sanchez to miss start of season for Arsenal
Author: 0 Sanchez to miss start of season for Arsenal

It's been a quite festive weekend for Arsenal as the Gunners managed to best Chelsea to the Community Shiled and win it in Wembly. Nobody expects Leicester to go on a fairytale run again, but it will be a surprise if the Foxes find themselves battling relegation once more.

Industry Consumer Reports stops recommending Microsoft's 'unreliable' Surface lineup
Author: 0 Consumer Reports stops recommending Microsoft's 'unreliable' Surface lineup

Indeed, according to the company's math, a quarter of all Microsoft laptops and tablets are predicted to encounter some sort of issue by the end of the second year of ownership. Beyond its annual 65-year-old consumer survey, Consumer Reports bases its findings on actual product testing done by engineers and technicians with "years and sometimes decades of expertise in their field", the group explained on its website .

Industry Fantasy Flight Games is Making an Official Fallout Board Game
Author: 0 Fantasy Flight Games is Making an Official Fallout Board Game

But wait - perhaps the most important part of this announcement is the fact that, in celebration of the Game of the Year Edition's launch, there will be more Fallout 4: Game of the Year Pip-Boy collector's editions made available again. Instead, they are making a board game , a retro decision for a game series that comes with a quasi-retro sheen. Throughout the game, encounters and quest cards offer choices about how to confront a situation.

Industry Google releases an official YouTube Kids app for Android TV
Author: 0 Google releases an official YouTube Kids app for Android TV

Starting today, users in India will experience tappable shortcuts on the Google app for Android , providing easy access to handy tools and the ability to explore deeper within various topics. The Search app will also get a shortcut for Google Translate, while the weather shortcut can be used to get a detailed 10-day forecast. While we were seeing the Google Play Protect rebrand of Verify Apps on a few of our devices before today, none of us were seeing the features rolling out in the ...

Industry The Lenovo K8 Note officially presented
Author: 0 The Lenovo K8 Note officially presented

The company few days ago confirmed that the Lenovo K8 Note will be its first to ship with stock Android UI instead of the Vibe UI . The company taught to double the K6 Note performance, so they are working on the K8 Note. The smartphone works with two SIM-cards, offers 3 or 4 GB of RAM, the drive 32 or 64 GB and is 205 or 220 USA dollars, depending on the selected version.

Industry Teenage babysitters put 7-month-old in fridge
Author: 0 Teenage babysitters put 7-month-old in fridge

The woman was reportedly informed of the alleged Snapchat video by police. "I was just traumatized by it", the mother said. The baby's mother asked her niece and a friend to watch her daughter while she grabbed a shower. She says the baby is fine, but she'll be hesitant about leaving her with anyone again. The girls were released to their parents after their arraignments Tuesday in juvenile court on charges of child endangerment and assault and battery with a unsafe weapon.

Industry Facebook eyes up Netflix and YouTube with 'Watch' TV platform
Author: 0 Facebook eyes up Netflix and YouTube with 'Watch' TV platform

Watch will not be in the videos tab that was added a year ago to Facebook . The rollout, which will start with a limited number of U.S. users, comes as rival Snap is set to release second-quarter earnings after the market close. Just like a typical television program, Facebook Watch shows will center around a theme or story line. Watch is personalized to help you discover new shows, organized around what your friends and communities are watching.

Industry Senate, NLC slam police action as anti-Buhari protest continues
Author: 0 Senate, NLC slam police action as anti-Buhari protest continues

They are now marching to the Presidential Villa. A coalition of civil society organizations on Monday commenced a daily sit-out in capital Abuja demanding Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, who is now in London to treat an unknown disease, either return or resign from office.

Industry Disney sued over potential child data harvesting apps
Author: 0 Disney sued over potential child data harvesting apps

The complaint alleges that the alleged data collection violates a California privacy law as well as the federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act . The complaint also referred to Disney's prior contravention of COPPA , when subsidiary Playdom was ordered to pay a $ 3 million civil penalty - the largest penalty ever handed down under the legislation - for allegedly collecting and disclosing personal information from children without obtaining verifiable consent from their parents.

Industry Soon, You May Be Able To Transfer Money Through WhatsApp
Author: 0 Soon, You May Be Able To Transfer Money Through WhatsApp

The company for now is in talks with the government about UPI integration. Earlier a PTI report had indicated that WhatsApp will likely get UPI integration before Facebook Messenger. Though the feature is revolutionary, WhatsApp is not the first one to incorporate it. WhatsApp's rivals such as Kavin Mittal-promoted Hike Messenger and Chinese social media app WeChat already support payment services.

Industry Gionee A1 Lite goes on sale in India tomorrow
Author: 0 Gionee A1 Lite goes on sale in India tomorrow

The internal memory is further expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card slot. Also, every purchase of Gionee A1 Lite will be accompanied with 2 Paytm cashback voice codes for shopping on Paytm Mall. It's backed by a 4,000mAh battery and has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Going by the price and specs, Gionee A1 will be competing head-on with popular Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Moto G5 Plus and the recently launched LG Q6 and the Lenovo K8 Note.

Industry Several prices for ASUS ZenFone 4 variants in Taiwan circulated online
Author: 0 Several prices for ASUS ZenFone 4 variants in Taiwan circulated online

Furthermore, tipster Roland Quandt also leaked the U.S. price of the Asus ZenFone 4 (S630) to be at $400 (roughly Rs. 25,500), and the price of the Asus ZenFone 4 Pro to be at $650 (roughly Rs. Internally ASUS have provided 128GB of native storage which can be expanded using the included microSD slot to a massive 2 TB. If reports are true, the Asus Zenfone 4 Pro is an answer to OnePlus 5.

Industry Nissan agrees to $98M consumer settlement over Takata airbags
Author: 0 Nissan agrees to $98M consumer settlement over Takata airbags

The settlement is similar to others reached with major automakers. That agreement with Toyota Motor., Subaru, Mazda Motor and BMW won preliminary court approval in June. The inflators, which fill up air bags in the event of a crash, can explode with too much force and spew metal shrapnel. Bankruptcy automatically stayed hundreds of lawsuits against TK Holdings for wrongful death, injuries, economic loss and breach of consumer protection laws, and in July Takata's USA unit sought a ...

Industry Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance auto teasing begins
Author: 0 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance auto teasing begins

Mercedes announced earlier in August that it would bring a brand new concept to Pebble Beach , and now, it's released the first teaser for it. With only the one image released, it is clear that the auto has a long, fuselage-like body and a single central seat - just like period F1 cars from the 40s and 50s.

Industry FaceApp's race-changing filters under fire for promoting blackface
Author: 0 FaceApp's race-changing filters under fire for promoting blackface

It's a shockingly tone-deaf move for the company, especially since it was already criticized for a racially insensitive filter earlier this year . FaceApp is literally marketing the filters as different races. The filter was renamed "spark" in order to "exclude any positive connotation associated with it", FaceApp CEO Yaroslav Goncharov told The Guardian .

Industry LawBreakers Update 1.04 Is Live on PS4, Fixes Hitching Issue
Author: 0 LawBreakers Update 1.04 Is Live on PS4, Fixes Hitching Issue

If you haven't managed to update the game, it is highly recommend to manually initiate the update from the PS4 OS. Lawbreakers is now out for PC and PlayStation 4 , and has a new trailer in order to celebrate the launch. That all being said, as someone who's played the game, many people will probably enjoy Lawbreakers once the problem is fixed, you're going to get a lot of bang for your buck.

Industry Anker's Eufy Genie is a cheaper Echo Dot
Author: 0 Anker's Eufy Genie is a cheaper Echo Dot

Essentially, it's an off-brand Dot with all of your standard Echo/Alexa functionality. The company sells robotic vacuums (similar in design to iRobot's Roomba ) via its Eufy (pronounced "You-Fee") line, and now it is expanding with the arrival of the Eufy Genie smart speaker.

Industry Why Disney's latest stream dream should have Netflix anxious
Author: 0 Why Disney's latest stream dream should have Netflix anxious

That's not all, though. This means by 2019, Netflix will have a sizeable Mouse-shaped hole to fill and you can be sure that this is only the start. There will be one streaming service for sports and another for films and television shows, the company announced on Tuesday. The company is now paying out over $1.5 billion to own 75% of Bamtech - the video distribution company created by Major League Baseball that is working on building both streaming services.

Industry Acer's New Chromebook 11 Arrives With Rugged, Durable Design At Only $279
Author: 0 Acer's New Chromebook 11 Arrives With Rugged, Durable Design At Only $279

According to the company, this is the first Chromebook to sport Intel's 6th-generation processors; on top of that, it is ultra-durable with MIL-SPEC standards, and it has a long battery life of 13 hours per charge. It supports up to 4GB of RAM to boost start-up and responsiveness. The laptop also has a 180-degree hinge, which lets users open the laptop in multiple display options.

Industry Mobile Revvl now official with 5.5-inch HD display
Author: 0 Mobile Revvl now official with 5.5-inch HD display

There is a fingerprint reader on the back of the phone, too, and it's running Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. That's right, you'll be able to pick this bad boy up starting tomorrow, August 10, in exchange for $5 down and $5 month on equipment installment plans, $0 down and $5 a month with JUMP! Alternatively, you can get the phone with the carrier's Jump-on-demand service for $5 per month.

Industry Amazon makes an investment in the Essential Phone
Author: 0 Amazon makes an investment in the Essential Phone

However, with Sprint as an exclusive partner in the U.S. and Telus in Canada, Essential may not have such a far-reaching impact - at least not this time around. The Internet of Things (IoT) device is expected to be released later this year in the USA and may eventually make its way to other markets . Essential originally teased a summer launch, but the device was set back by the certification process .

Industry The Legend of Zelda
Author: 0 The Legend of Zelda

A patch deployed today hopes to fix issues within this expansion and also offers gifts to those that read up on Nintendo's Zelda-related news via the Switch's home menu similarly to Nintendo Spotlight. Nintendo hasn't said what items will be gained by accessing the game this way, though it notes that some may not be available depending on your progress and location.

Industry Rez Infinite VR Releases on PC with Rift and Vive Support Today
Author: 0 Rez Infinite VR Releases on PC with Rift and Vive Support Today

On PC, the game has better texture quality than its console counterpart and new control options. It also supports HTC Vive and Oculus Rift if you're looking for a virtual reality experience. Highest Res Rez : Unrestricted resolution and up to double the texture resolution of any previous version of Rez makes for razor-sharp visuals.