The past week has been a bit troublesome for Google & CEO Sundar Pichai. Recently, more than 20,000 Google employee’s participated in a mass protest. The protest was against the unequal treatment of sex offenders based on their post within the company. The issue has its origins leading to Andy Rubin, the founder of Android. He left Google in the year 2014 after sexual assault charges from a female colleague; which was proven true later. But, he was given a severance of $ 90 Million before his exit. The amount which he would receive in the form of $ 2 million monthly instalments for the upcoming four years.Cause Of Protest
The New York Times recently [...]
Twitter was ablaze with users commenting about how they had suddenly been logged out of their Facebook apps. This seemed to be faced by a lot of users, and you might be one of them too. The reason is the latest breach into Facebook’s security system which affected almost 50 million accounts.
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The breach was detected by Facebook on 25th September. A hacker or some hackers had used a vulnerability in the code of the social networking giant to gain access to user accounts. This was done by gaining control of the access tokens for the accounts. The access tokens are basically what allow [...]
Panasonic has announced two models of its first full-frame mirrorless camera. The Lumix S1 and S1R cameras support 4K video at up to 60 fps. The devices will use the new L-Mount lenses from Panasonic and have a 35 mm full-frame image sensor.
The cameras were introduced at Photokina 2018 is claimed to be ‘dedicated to professionals’ by the company and form the base of the Lumix S series of cameras. The Lumix S1R has a massive 47 Megapixel sensor while the S1 has a 24 Megapixel sensor. The cameras are also equipped with Dual I.S image stabilisation. This enables handheld shots for dark or distant scenes which would otherwise require a [...]
A Samsung Galaxy Note 9 caught fire inside of a woman’s purse in New York, earlier this month. This claim was made in a lawsuit filed by the woman against Samsung. The woman hopes for a restraining order on the sales of the Note 9.
The report was filed by Diane Chung, who claims that she was in an elevator when this incident took place. She noticed that her Galaxy Note 9 had become incredibly hot and therefore stopped using her phone and dropped it into her purse. After a while she heard a ‘whistling and screeching sound’ and saw ‘thick smoke’ appearing from her bag. She then emptied her purse on to the floor of the elevator. However, it [...]
3D printing has a come long way since its inception. From developing straightforward and simple products to now printing intricate and massive structures, there has been quite a growth in the field of 3D printing.
Militaries from all over the world have recognised the utility of 3D printing as a cost effective resource for the future. They’ve eyed 3D printing for printing up replacement parts for warplanes, grenade launchers, and even meals for soldiers. The US Navy recently, teamed up with Oak Ridge National to develop a concept submersible which was printed under 4 weeks.
Using 3D printing to develop weapons sounds futuristic, but, it will be a viable option in [...]
HMD Global launched the Nokia 3310 at the Mobile World Congress 2017, alongside three Android smartphones : Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6. The revamped version of the Nokia 3310 created a stir in the technology world. The feature phone has been priced at Rs. 3900 in India. Meanwhile, a Russian firm, Caviar has created a premium variant of the sturdy Nokia 3310, which is made up of gold and titanium. The customized Nokia 3310 will have the Russian President, Vladimir Putin’s face embossed at the back, teamed up with a quote from the Russian national anthem. (Propaganda Much)
The Gold and Titanium variant of the Nokia 3310 has been named Nokia 3310 [...]
Lee Jae-yong, Samsung’s chief, will face a trial in South Korea for bribery and embezzlement. The 48-year old Lee was charged, on Tuesday, for being involved in a huge corruption scandal, which also led to the impeachment of the President.
Lee’s trial has been set for March 9th, which is much sooner than it was expected. Lee has been accused of bribing companies and firms that are associated with the South Korean President, Park Geun-hye, who is also currently under investigation. Officials, who were probing a massive presidential scandal, have found that Lee paid 37 -49 million dollars to an organization run by Choi Soon-sil, who is a confidant of the President. [...]
In a YouTube video, Google announced that it will start rolling out Google Assistant for eligible Android Marshmallow and Nougat devices today. Google’s plans of rolling out the Google Assistant for Android devices was initially unveiled during the Mobile World Congress 2017.
The availability of the update will not be in the form of an app. Instead, Google will introduce the Google Assistant to Android devices through the inclusion of a functionality in the Google Play Store. An update to Google Play services will pop up in the Google Play Store, which means you’re getting the Assistant on your device. Users must be using an Android Marshmallow or Nougat device [...]
Japanese watch-making giant Seiko and Tokyo-based retailer Nano Universe are coming together to sell a limited bunch of Chariot series watches. Back in 1984, Steve Jobs was seen sporting the watch design in his portrait by Norman Seeff. The portrait later went on to become the cover of the Times Magazine.
The shot is one of the most iconic photographs of Jobs. Steve Jobs, who is the former Apple Inc. co-founder, is seen sitting with his legs crossed and the Macintosh on his lap, at his Woodside, California house.
After Jobs’ death, his estate sold the original watch owned by him for $42,500 in February last year. Seiko has now decided to [...]
A report suggests that the Huawei Watch 2 is likely to embed a “sportier” design than its predecessor. The Huawei Watch, which was announced in March 2015, was rather bulky, however, it’s successor is likely to be lighter. The Huawei Watch 2 is expected to run Android Wear 2.0. Though the Huawei Watch did not offer a sim slot, it may not be the case with the Huawei Watch 2, which will have a nano-sim slot. When connected to a smartphone, the Huawei Watch 2 is expected to use the smartphone’s data or WiFi instead of its own cellular capabilities.
The second edition of this Android Wearable from the Chinese tech major is likely to launch at MWC 2017 in [...]
Steve Jobs, the former co-founder, CEO and chairman of Apple Inc. would have turned 62 today. The San Francisco born Jobs played a major part in the uprising of Apple. While much has been said and written about the pioneer, here is a list of 10 lesser known facts about Steve Jobs.
1. Steve Jobs was Half-Arab
Jobs’ biological parents gave him up at birth as they were not ready to get married. His biological father was Syrian and his mother was an American. He was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs.
2. He was a Pescetarian
Jobs’ diet was mostly vegetarian, and after his health deteriorated he took up a vegan diet. However, before being [...]
Come mid-March and TAG Heuer will have another smartwatch to its credit. The successor to TAG Connected, expected to be coined as TAG Connected Modular, was scheduled for a release in May 2017. However, recent reports suggest that the new inclusion in the TAG wearable family will be launched on 14th March, 2017.
The TAG Connected Modular is expected to have a string of unique features. For instance, the Android Wear 2.0 is expected to have customizable lugs and a wide range of interchangeable straps to choose from. What’s more, the wearable will also be able to make a switch between its digital and analog face.
If we go by the success of its predecessor, the Connected [...]