Sony Plans to Launch Best LED TVs In 2016
Sony is planning to add a new lineup to its existing products with better picture quality and to concentrate high-end new market. Sony will use a combination of LED LCD Technology, and it will cost more price than the OLED back LG models that offer exceptional picture quality anyone can imagine.
LG is offering best picture quality OLED 65 inch flat TV in the price of $5000, and it has earned a lot of name in the electronics due to its quality. Sony’s has offered cheapest 55 inch LED TV in the market, and its price is even higher than the LG LED TVs. However, Sony’s representative told the media that the company is going to launch cheaper LED LCD TVs in the year 2016.
Sony is expected to add something intriguing to their lineup that will amaze the users experience with its lineup. Sony displayed the basic look of their TVs at CES 2016 that named as XBR-X930D with that added the new slim backlight drives.
The new expected lineup of the Sony LED TVs is as follows:
• 55 inch HDR compatible Model XBR-55X850D in the price of $2499
• 65 inch HDR fit Model XBR-65X850D in the price of $3499
• 75 inch HDR compatible Model XBR-75X850D in the price of $4999
Apple has offered the variation of LCD with slim backlight drive in the different price range to give consumers more choice the X series TV are available in various ranges in the least prices. The new lineup comes with HDR video range and incorporates unusual color technology in the new TVs. New TVs supports 4K resolution and better color contrasts. Sony is committed to making its products more innovative and state of the art.
However, some TVs have missing HDR that makes the picture brighter and lighting with improved image quality as compared to the models offered in 2015. The new technology will allow more glowing TV screen, specific dimming zones, and little spillover out of the zones.
Samsung Offers OS Upgrade for Its Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge
Owning a Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge with the outdated operating system, and then don’t feel disappointed because Samsung has big news for disgruntled users. Samsung will surprise its users with new Android upgrade to the existing models of S6 and S6 Edge. Both of the modern phones of Samsung will be upgraded with new operating system Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Samsung users will be able to upgrade their devices gradually as the new models will be equipped with Marshmallow upgrade. However, the update depends on the subscription of the plan and mobile carrier you have used on the cell phone. It is not clear whether S6 Edge would get the OS update or not.
It would revive the Samsung old models and will give them a new look to the older phones including Samsung S6 and S6 Edge. Android Marshmallow is a great operating system that brings new features, designs, more battery life and sophisticated built-in applications for the mobile users. It is the biggest change announced by the Google announced back in the year 2015 for its new Nexus phones.
Android has an excellent reputation in the mobile world and widely used in the larger smartphones worldwide. Most of the customers who know about operating system prefer phones with updated operating system. Phones with updated OS offer new features and functionalities to the users, so if they don’t buy specific phones, then they don’t get new characteristics of the software.
Samsung is also planning to upgrade the Edge screen along with the Android Marshmallow. It will expand the width of the panel to the down side that will be helpful for the customers to reach contacts, use tools and applications through the main screen.
Google is facing tough competition from its competitors including HTC and LG, which are going to upgrade with Android Marshmallow. Android Marshmallow will offer more prestige to Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge that will amaze the users of Android phone. Samsung has also announced to launch new flagship phones including Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge on the coming Mobile World Congress at the Barcelona show.
iPhone 7 – New Specs, Features and Designs for Apple’s 2016 Lineup
Since the news about Apple’s iPhone 7 went viral, Apple’s fans began exploring the internet with new phone rumors, desired features and news surrounding the World Wide Web nowadays.
However, Apple remained silent on the next generation phone, and it has made a huge curiosity among the users who have been anxiously waiting for the new iPhone look, features, and design. So, we are going to update you with the new gossips about the most desirous phone with its unique characteristics and news around us.
Most of the Apple’s phones launched in the fall, so we should expect the same about the upcoming iPhone 7 in the same period of the year 2016. However, there is no official statement about the release of the phone by Apple. The expected date for the launch of Apple’s iPhone 7 is March 2016. Apple may launch another iPhone 6C before the big launch of iPhone 7 and add more phones to its lineup.
Design of iPhone 7
We have been looking the same old stereotyped designs for most of its lineup. However, we should expect a complete redesign of new phone with more innovation and changes in the original shape of iPhone. According to 9to5Mac reports, Apple is currently considering multiple changes to the iPhone 7 including thinner look and backup design of old shaped iPhone 6S. Apple iPhone 7 will bring something compact and without the support of Antenna unlike old phones. So, we are expecting that Apple will launch 5.5 inches plus size phone for its users. Some users say that Apple should start waterproof phone because lots of people have lost their phones when dropped into the water.
Business Insider reports that Apple has applied for the new waterproof patents and in future the company will be able to bring waterproof phones. There is a possibility that Apple will launch Bluetooth earphones in the latest iPhone 7. With the presence of simple design and buttonless iPhone would further eliminate the need of “always on hands free” with 3D touch screen in the latest iPhone.
The new display will provide more resistance for scratch and shatter than offered in the previous models of Apple. IPhone 7 will come with the sapphire display, and OLED technology will provide great assortment to the phone users. Apple is going to introduce new technology in the phone camera that will help the users to computer images of DLSR quality in the future phone.
So, there are lots of rumors circulating in the media and internet about the new iPhone 7, but actual details will be provided in the official statement about its much awaited iPhone 7 on the release.
Science Professor Says Robots Will Increase Unemployment Up to 50% In Coming Years
Though it cannot be justified technically, a computer engineer teaches at the University believes that Robots are going to put human beings in a miserable situation in the future.
He said the future will be very different as predicted by the people and we will become part of robots in the future. Ray Kurzwell, Director of Engineering at Google believes so.
Robots will completely replace human beings and you have nothing to do yourself. If you have money, then you can enjoy leisure time, eat and spend most of your time in your favorite hobbies.
Professor Moshe Vardi paints the miserable picture of the new world during a speech to the American Association in Washington DC.
Professor Moshe Vardi is teaching the computer engineering to the students at Rice University. The University has provided some details about the Professor speech and a gloomy picture for the future of human beings.
Vardi said, the technology will ultimately benefit to the humanity at the end. According to Vardi, human beings will not face any hassles, if all the work is done by machines and people will be able to enjoy full leisure time. But he says, he doesn't believe in the leisure life as fruitful and weight the viable future for the human beings.
He says after 30 years computer will be able to perform any job a human can do and he foresees massive unemployment in future that will touch the huge figure of 50% at the end of 2045.
The question is how to stop such advancement of robots and machine? It may be possible for the government to limit the use of artificial intelligence in the coming years. Varie told participants; it is hard to stop technology growth as the genie is out of the bottle. It is a need of time to carry out research to find ways that can help the society to cope the challenges of technological advancement in the country. There is a need to do something worthwhile, and if we wait for more time, then there will be no chance to control the technology in future.
Apart from Vardi, Stephen Hawking is also worried about the growing use of technology and said that it will make the worse situation for the human beings.
Lots of giant companies including Facebook, Google, and Twitter, is committed to using artificial intelligence to get technological benefits, but the consequences of the technology on human lives are unpredictable.
LG Plans to Launch New X Cam and X Screen Phones Ahead
2016 will be going an exciting year for the LG users as the company plans to launch new models with X Cam and X screen phone for this new year. It will surely surprise the users worldwide.
LG has already offered something new to its customers with the new cover G5 that just released on the last Monday and showcased in Barcelona. LG X Series phones will supposedly hit the market with 13 Mega Pixel and 5.0 Mega Pixel dual rear cameras respectively. The 1.76 inch X touch screen with 4.93 basic touch screen for its users. It will enhance the user's experience in using the applications and answering the phone calls in a better way.
LG is going to be the first company that plans to launch X Cam incorporating two cameras on the rear that will add incredible experience to the smartphones, but it has not revealed the detail of cameras that it is going to offer in the new lineup. There could be a possibility that X Cam will add optical zoom like Apple iPhone 7 is planning to offer its customers, and it will capture great images with two cameras and helps in zooming the cameras more efficiently.
LG G5 will bring lots of changes in the mobile phone, and it will amaze your experience with the better camera and screen as well. LG is planning to offer two handsets in Asia, Europe and America in the coming months. LG is planning to launch its much-hyped phone at the end of February 2016 in the World Mobile Congress 2016 with X Cam and X Screen features on their mobile phones.
They will offer more reviews, features, functions and analysis of the cell phones during the World Mobile Congress. The much-awaited phone expectedly offers Octa Core Processor, 16 GB internal memory with slots expandable up to 2TB of MicroSD card. 8 Mega Pixel front camera and 4G LTE equipment with 2500+ mAH battery will surely give something worthwhile to the mobile users.
A Study Suggests Women Writes Better Code
A new research study reveals that women code better than men. The code approval of women is higher than of men. The United States researchers have studied over 1.4 million programs source codes that were also shared on Github.
The researchers have found that the code written by women are accepted than of the men. However, the paper still requires review by the peers.
Researchers from the computer science department belonging to North Carolina State University, Cal Poly and San Luis computer science department. All the researchers have studied 4 million coders registered at Github.
Github is a great community of developers with millions of users worldwide. The researchers have assessed the genders from their profiles because the members were also using Google plus social networking. The researchers have taken the data without informing the users, but their intentions were not to compromise the privacy of users.
The pull request of 78.6 % of the women was accepted as compared to the 74.6% of the man. Researchers have intensely studied the skills of women. They considered different factors including responsiveness of women, a better understanding of issues, the programming language used by women and contributions to the programming. All these factors were easier to appraise but the researchers couldn’t able to find a correlation between the different factors.
There were no biases of gender between men and women. Apparently, women acceptance ratio is higher than the men, but if their gender is not visible and their country of origin is not outside the United States.
Researchers found women on Github more skillful and talented than the men. However, there is a great debate for recruiting the diverse workforce, especially in the programming firms. Facebook and Google have 16% and 18% of their workforce consist of women only.
However, freelance programmer ratio of women is comparatively higher than of the working women associated with any firm or company; researchers said to BBC.
So, it is proved women are better code than the men, and they should be given more chances to work in high tech firms.
Twitter’s Stock Is Falling and Its Customers Are Losing
It doesn’t seem to be falling apparently, but actually, it is. It means Twitter is no more attractive to fetch lots of customers, and its clients are going away.
According to the report, Twitter has lost almost 2 million customers in the recent three months, and its shares have suffered a lot since the news went viral on the social media.
Twitter had approximately 300 million loyal users at the end of the year 2015. Facebook and Google have 1.6 and 1.o billion of active users with some products target to diverse customers. Even a small niche like Instagram has more users than of Twitter i.e. 400 million. Despite massive sales of Twitter from tweets and partnership, their client base is growing at snail’s pace. Twitter is unable to expand the customers reach and targets the customers as compared to other niches of the rivals.
Twitter has made several changes to their site including product design, management, and new features have been incorporated, but they are not sufficient to engage the customers into Twitter’s products. Their growth is stagnant, and they are unable to make more profits from a huge platform.
Twitter is conscious about the changing graphs and declining customers, it has offered a few products to put some impact on the declining figure. A new algorithm announced by the Twitter that will change continuous feeds, and the management is very hopeful that the new changes will pull the customers, and they would be able to make more tweets efficiently.
Twitter is going to offer more intuitive features that will enhance its service, and they will also be able to fix the broken windows that are restricting the growth of the customers. They are also thinking to change the timeline of the application.
However, the management of Twitter is facing a lot of crises, and there is a whole mess of the higher administration of the company. Recent announcements show that more people from top management of the Twitter are quitting the job.
Dorsey, a new CEO is committed to bringingp back the potential growth and recruiting talented staff to achieve the goals of the organization.
Gravitational Force Opens New Doors of Universe for First Time
Gravitational waves discovered for the first time was predicted by Einstein over hundred years ago. The US-based Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) proudly announced the news on Thursday morning from the United States of America.
It has opened the new horizons to study the universe, and it reveals more information about enigmatic objects in the universe like black holes and stars. The study of the black hole will further open the mysteries of nature and how human beings will get benefit from these gravitational waves.
Dave Reitz told that we are going to have a new universe to study and research.
Researchers have discovered the gravitational force is coming from two black holes, and the existence of these two holes was also confirmed by Einstein about 100 years ago. The two black holes orbits around each other in the circular manner and stay together. The waves produced by two black holes are the result of a collision between the two holes. The two black holes are 30 times as big as the sun and located about 1.3 billion light-years from the Earth. It is the first time scientists have seen the existence of the black holes in the universe.
LIGO announced the news conference in the Washington. The gravitational force detected by the massive laser detectors that were installed in the Washington and Louisiana state to confirm the state of these waves.
Scientists from California institute of Technology broke the news from Washington with the collaboration of MIT and LIGO scientific organization. There were scientists from Canadian Institute of Astrophysics.
Gravity also travels like a light in the form of waves, it ripples in space and can be only measured by the laser beams.
Black Holes Merge
The laser interferometer gravitational wave observatory is the instrument that is used to measure the gravitational waves, and they are capable of detecting slight vibrations of the gravitational waves when they travel in space. The scientist converted the gravitational waves into audio waves to listen to the black holes.
It would be a great tool for the astronomy and will be very helpful for the scientist in conquering the galaxy. Scientists are using the data for scientific studies and what makes the black hole collision.
Einstein proposed the development of gravitational waves and explained the whole concept in his gravitational theory.
The entire notion of the gravitational waves surrounds around electromagnetic waves, light waves, infra and gamma rays.
AMD Is Planning To Launch 32 Core CPU with Dual Channel DDR 4 Interface
There are lots of rumors about AMD’s new Zen processor and its perceived performance in the market, but CERN is adding more fuel to the speculation fire. Everyone know what AMD is already offering to the users, but the new about AMD new 32-Core processor with amazing eight channel DDR4 memory interface will surely amaze the users. It's double of what Intel is offering in its most sophisticated server machines. It's a problem for the customers who want to get more channels of DDR to enhance the speed of CPU.
So far, the information revealed about Zen seems fascinating. The new design is going to add 64KB L1 cache and 512KB L2 cache for the single core. AMD is going to add 8MB L3 Cache, and it will be among the four groups of cores. So, the project details about the design and memory will improve the performance of the machine, and it will beat the Intel in price along with the performance of cores. Offering more cores in the single machine will outperform but what will be the performance of nodes frequency and power constraints.
The incorporation of 14nm technology will make AMD an amazing machine. The 32 core chip will further increase the benefit of low-clock endeavor. So, the industry has changed a lot as per core pricing for lots of applications and ecosystem. The sales cannot only be increased by giant CPU Core. So, AMD and Intel both will compete for the processing speed and other features of the CPU. This is a great move of AMD with 32 Core CPU with eight-channel DDR4 memory to enhance the speed of the processor.
AMD is struggling hard to come with the better idea of processing and equip their processors with more speed to cater the users need in a better way.
NASA Has Released 360 Degree Surface Video of Martin Surface
If you are also dreaming to see Mars from your eyes, then it is possible now. NASA has recently released the 360 Degree videos of the surface of Mars from Curiosity field. NASA has made it possible to make your dream come true. Now you can watch the amazing video of Mar’s surface through your computer and even on your smartphone with the help of Google Cardboard. It was the same 360 Degree area that was already used by Curiosity for selfish and other images. You can see the brown dune in the video that seems exact like the dessert sand.
It is the location from where Curiosity collected the soil for research and analysis a few weeks back up to the Mountain Sharp. The bedrock of Naukluft Plateau can be seen in the right direction of the video that was firmly focused in the video.
The video was taken by Curiosity with their Mast Camera on December 18, 2015. The camera has the capability to take pictures and videos of the supporting resolution of 1600x1200 with true colors. The video was made with different snapshots, and the video is uploaded on YouTube for the viewership of the users. The video can be embedded just into your browsers, and if you want it to view it on your mobile, then you will need to install a player to watch the 360-degree video. Android and iPhone users can get the cardboard viewer application to get the best Martian experience on your Smartphone.
Cardboard viewer helps the users to get you the panoramic scene of the Mars video and aid you to focus the image on the stereoscopic mode. However, some phones don’t have the required hardware support to view the images and video captured of Martin Surface. full resolution pictures of the Mars surface can be downloaded from the NASA website, and there are lots of amended versions as well on the internet. The incredible view of Mars reveals possible secrets for the humans and scientist have started working on the soil analysis to find out if the planet has any possibilities of human survival.
Honda to Formally Launch Gasoline Electric Cars in China
Honda has planned to launch formally hybrid cars in China at the end of this year in compliances of stringent fuel consumption regulations to improve the worsening air pollution in the country.
The Japanese automaker will manufacture hybrid cars with the introduction of Accord Sedan and Acura Compact sports vehicle (SUV) in the city of Guangzhou. Nakamura further told the Reuters those hybrid versions of the Superior Sedan for the users.
The objective of manufacturing hybrid cars in the China will help the company to reduce prices and increase more sales. It will also help the company to meet the regulations of China.
Chinese cities have devastating situation due to coal based power plants and heavy industry roads within the towns. The government has been trying to control the worsening situation with strict climate control laws and putting tax benefits to the new energy cars to reduce the impact pollution. The implementation of strict regulations by the Chinese Government will force the car manufacturing companies to produce fuel efficient vehicles. However, it is not clear yet how they will implement such policies on the car manufacturers to manufacture fuel effective and eco-friendly vehicles.
Honda has been advertising four gasoline-electric models in China with its new launched super compact model but due to the transportation of vehicles from Japan and the price goes up due to heavy import duties in China. The great transportation, customs and taxes result in the rise of costs of a product that is why Honda is unable to compete in the market in China.
Honda is going to start a joint venture with Guangzhou Automobile Group Co Ltd to produce gasoline engine vehicles. It will also boost its sales in China with a partnership with Dongfeng Motor Group Co Ltd. The gasoline-electric cars are the future of the automobile industry and for China, it is mandatory to introduce eco-friendly SUVs and vehicles for the consumers. It will help China to make the environment clean and allow manufacturers to enter their cars in the economy with compliance of the government.
Google’s Self-Driving Cars Qualifies the US Driving Laws
U.S. Highway Security Department and regulation authority that Google’s self-driving cars may be considered as drivers under the legislation that will open new horizons of driverless vehicles on the roads of United States.
The news confirmed by the National Highway Traffic Safety, the news about the unit of the alphabet was posted on the agency’s website in the last week.
Google had submitted the proposal for self-driving car designs on 12th November 2015 to the National Highway & Traffic Safety Administration through the letter mentioning that their cars don’t need any drivers.
National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration has said that they will take the driver as per Google’s motor vehicle design rather than any other component of the vehicle.
NHTSA has agreed with the Google’s vision of self-driving cars as drivers had used the conventional cars for more than centuries.
There are lots of car manufacturing companies including Google that is aiming to manufacture driverless cars with the self-driving capabilities to minimize the number of road accidents and provide safer cars to the users. However, until a few years back, lots of automobiles companies that State laws are hindering in testing and development of selfless drivers. California has made some changes in laws and proposed new changes in self-driving cars.
Karl Brauer a leading automotive research firm has raised several legal questions regarding autonomous vehicles. NHTSA has accepted to use the artificial intelligence as an alternative to human control cars. It can streamline the process of putting autonomous vehicles on the road. The Federal Agency offered a comprehensive map to Google despite legal hindrances to make them able to put their cars on the road. all the proposed conditions of the law required the desired auto safety equipment with the braking system to control the vehicle.
NHTSA raised a question for Google that how it can certify the self-driving cars can meet the standards to design vehicle for human drivers. Google has yet to analyze the NHTSA legalities, and they are taking other free car makers on board to justify all the requirements of NHTSA.
The real thing about selfless driving vehicles is to ensure the safety of the humans and how they can get control over the vehicles.
Google has shown its concern about the control of vehicles to human including steering, braking, and acceleration that could jeopardize the self-driving car system and it will conflict with the programming of the cars.
NHTSA’s spokesperson has said that incorporating equipment like steering and brakes should be properly programmed before they formally launch such vehicles on the roads. NHTSA further raised some more questions about the alerts, and if there any way humans will be informed through such alerts when a car has low tire pressure or low fuel indication.
NHTSA is committed to writing more guidelines for the self-driving vehicles and provide exemptions with supporting documents.
Study Reveals Taser Can Upset Brain Function
Students from Drexel and Arizona State have discovered that Taser shot can disrupt the brain functioning for a very short time. It stops the working of the brain for some time which results in a lack of person’s ability to remember and respond to the situation. However, some healthy and active participants survived the shock and felt less severity during the experiment. It is a unique study carried out by the researchers about the shocks produced by Taser, and it has raised grave concern about the ability of persons arrested as the result.
Researchers explain that when a person receives a shock from the Taser, it decreases the cognitive function of the brain of a healthy level of the brain to the reduced level of the brain. It could have grave consequences for the health of the people suffered from the Taser attack and raised doubts about the treatment of the police with the criminals.
A researcher at Drexel has raised serious questions about the law enforcing agencies and wants to study the full impact on the individuals to protect their rights. The Taser shot will make you feel like a sharp punch or shock that will leave you out of your senses. Tased participants had showed the huge effect on their language skills and shots caused a significant reducing in listening, speaking and thinking abilities. All the participants included in the experiments by the researchers were healthy university students who were physically and mentally ready for such tests. All the participants were alcoholic and drug-free. However, in the real scenario, we should expect the suspect being drunk, drugged and mentally sick or even experience improper cognitive functioning.
The research was conducted on the two participants and both of the groups showed a decline in the cognitive functioning. All the members suffered shocks got short term position like of dementia for about an hour. The study was sponsored by Department of Justice, and it opened a great debate to engage the public to find ways using the Taser lawfully and safely. Taser makes the suspect helpless, and he is unable to respond to the situation for very short period. The police use Taser as the primary weapon to handle the protests, crowd and tackling the criminals in most of the developed countries of the world. The excessive use of Taser raises a question about due process rights, and the government is responsible for protecting the people's right with proper implementation of the law.
French Privacy Order Restricts Facebook
France has given limited time notice to Facebook for stopping the monitoring activities of its non- social members without their permissions in France. Furthermore, the French data protection authority has further directed Facebook to raise the password complexity to make it minimum eight characters than existing six figure passwords. Facebook had recently faced the similar order by the Belgian Privacy Commissioner to make changes in the privacy for that particular region.
Facebook responded to such request and said; privacy is the top priority of the massive social networking site.
“Our aim is to respect the privacy of individuals who use Facebook, and we do it from the depth of our heart.” Facebook is willing to engage with French Data Protection Authority to look into their concerns, said by the Facebook spokesperson.
The dominant social network can track everyone using the Facebook whether they are members or not with the special cookies installed on the system that gathers the user’s activity through the internet. The cookie used by Facebook is known as datr, and it lasted for two consecutive years.
The French Data Protection Authority further asked the Facebook management to stop transferring the personal data of its citizen to the United States as the agreement between the both countries has ended about the safe harbor. Facebook has justified its statement that they use other legal contracts to transfer the data to the United States.
However, according to the media, the agreement between US and EU permitted the transfer of data between the two countries was declared invalid in the October 2015 and a new contract is not signed and operational between the two nations.
Facebook has to comply with the condition of French Privacy Data Authority within the three months duration. Otherwise, it may have to pay the fine to Government of the France.
Google Has Started Issuing Warnings for Fake Social and Download Buttons
The internet has been continuously changing the experience of users with innovative and better technology use. However, the only thing that has not changed over the decade is the use of fake download button that often cause irritation and stress to the users who look for something useful or informative on the web. The fake buttons bring frustration among the users in seeking information and waste their precious time. Now, Google has launched a new safety feature intimating the users that the site they are going to visit has deceptive content. It will be very helpful in controlling malpractices and will discourage the creation of misleading contents over the internet.
Google’s had already worked for protecting user’s rights and experience through its safe browsing features that have been warning users for malware and expiration of certification on the browsers. However, Google didn’t introduce any safety button for blocking fake links and misleading information. Google’s new act will help the users and protect them with deceptive content like fake download buttons and social networking ads.
You will not longer receive the alert informs of pop-ups that your computer is infected with the virus, or you need to upgrade your Windows software. Following such pop-ups or alert may carry a potential threat and can result in loss of information or possible damage to the user. Sometimes you came across such advertisements that ask you to install specific plugins to watch the video or register yourself to download the certain plugin on your system.
According to Google, such fake buttons or ads offer two types of advertising content for the users. Such ad includes:
• It makes you feel like a trusted, or secure link that will help you to improve the speed of your system or it will speed up streaming your videos in minutes.
• It compels you in doing something that you would only do for the trusted and patent entities.
All such advertisements will land you in hot water and triggers potential threats to damage your personal information or system. The ultimate goal of such ads is to drive traffic to their websites and generate enormous revenues in the first attempt. So, this is just part of malpractices leading websites are using to generate income irrespective of enhancing user’s experience. So, Google is committed to eliminating all the malpractices on the web and will end kids of social engineering and will make the website safer.
Netscape and AOL had first introduced such services for the users in the early 19s, but since then no one has taken the initiative in this regard.
Apple’s Error “53” Destroys Brand Image of iPhone
Apple’s iPhone is facing a serious issue while updating the software to iOS 9. Apple is unable to tackle the annoying questions of the users. Apple’s spokesperson said, "Error 53" surfaced in the devices because the device is being handled by third party technicians or unauthorized centers. The only reason users are facing this issue is while updating the operating system.
According to the Guardian reports, one of its reporter Antonio Olmos had been using the iPhone, and he had repaired his phone while working on the assignment in Macedonia. He told, the repair done correctly, but the phone encountered the problem during the software upgrade. Once the update is completed, the phone stopped working with the Error 53 message on the screen.
What Is Error 53?
Apple responded the Guardian’s statement, the protection of fingerprint data incorporates into the phone through a secure enclave that is also paired with the Touch ID sensor of the phone and makes a unique pair with the phone and the sensor. When Apple’s phone is repaired by the authorized service agent, then he makes sure that revalidation of the phone is done again so that it may not encounter a problem while updating the software. However, the authorized repair center doesn’t know how to pair the device correctly and they change the touch ID sensor by getting access to the primary enclave illegally. So, when the pairing doesn’t match by the OS, then it disabled the device and phone stop working.
So, when a user gets the Error 53 because the unauthorized service provider immediately starts updating the software and while updating the software, further security checks done by the OS, which results in the Error 53. So, Apple has thrown all the responsibility on the authorized service agents.
Apple’s can’t do anything with the dead cell phones, as there is no way to restore the dead phones. The saddest part about the Error 53 is that the Apple is still not able to find out the exact reason for the error, and it has potentially ruined the image of the Apple’s phone that the Apple has been enjoying for decades.
iFixit spokesperson Kyle Wiens told the Guardian that the error may be caused due to changes in the home button or cable of the iPhone. He further added that repair centers should always use the original component when restoring or updating the operating system on the phone.
Apple’s blatant effort to justify the error 53 caused an uproar to its consumers that they have to take their phones to the expensive Apple’s service centers if they encounter any technical issues or repair issuing in their phones.
However, it was not a good attempt to cool down the angry customers who have bought expensive phones and then left with no options for cheap support. It is a genuine problem with the iPhone, and it should be addressed without causing loss to the iPhone even if it is handled by the unauthorized service agents.
Ukraine Accuses Russians For Cyber Attacks On Power Grid
Ukraine believes that hackers have used Russian internet provider and used Russian cellular network for carrying attacks on power grid station in the last December. Ukraine energy minister briefed media over cyber attacks on grid station.
It was a unique incident of the power outage in the country caused by cyber attacks. It has raised fears among the people, and it opens up the new debate of vulnerable infrastructure of the country that could also carry a potential threat from the Russian involvement.
The energy department has done an investigation into the matter and said that they didn’t accuse the Russian government of such cyber attacks that resulted in power outrage throughout the western Ukraine and compelled the government to take initiatives against the cyber threats. The investigation findings back the fears of U.S. Intelligence chief that cyber attacks in Ukraine are targeting the US national security and considered as the biggest threat to the nation.
The relations between Russia and Ukraine have already soured since the pro-Russian protests erupted in the Ukraine since March 2014.
Hackers have not only destroyed the three power generation companies in the last December but further aggravated the situation through fake calls to the call centers of the companies to prevent identification of real customers by creating chaos in the companies.
According to the statement of the spokesperson of one power generation company, hackers accessed the internet network of the company to take control the power distribution through a computerized system. According to the deputy energy minister, hackers had planned the attack six months advance and ministry had ordered tougher security procedure in the companies.
Svetelyk said the hackers gather all the information about our system, at least, six months back, and they have been trying to access out the network for a quite long time.
Researchers at Trend Micro, a security firm, had also revealed that the software used for hack utilities of power companies were also found in some mining companies when they scanned the network of different companies. It was a planned attempt to destabilize the whole system of the Ukraine, and further probes will reveal more vulnerable in the networking of the Ukrainian companies.
900 Million Androids Vulnerable To Malware - Is Yours?
If you own any of the phones listed below, you may have a reason to be worried...
- Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge
- Google Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P
- LG G4, LG G5, LG V10
- OnePlus One, OnePlus 2 and OnePlus 3
- Moto X
- HTC One, HTC M9, HTC 10
- Sony Xperia Z Ultra
In a recent security scare, it was revealed that almost 1 billion android handsets were manufactured and sold with a serious security flaw, allowing cyber assailants to gain complete access of a phone's data. What seperates the phones listed above from the rest? A Qualcomm processor. You may have heard the extremely popular name on advertisements or through reading tech specs of flagship devices, but as recent findings may suggest, it may not be a feature you can brag about.
This widespread bug allows hackers to read every single piece of data stored on the phone by using spyware apps. According to Qualcomm, the affected user base could be as sizeable as 900 million.
Luckily (for Android users), reports are suggesting it was Checkpoint's (security software giant - CHKP on the NASDAQ) in-house researchers who stumbled upon this major defect first, not malicious application creators. It is not clear whether or not patches have been issued to affected handsets as of yet, despite Qualcomm claiming to have created fixes. For now, Android users can use Checkpoint's free app "QuadRooter Scanner" to see whether or not they are vulnerable to this threat.
Owners of Google Nexus phones affected by the processor security fault (Nexus 5, 6 and 6P) are likely to be in the best hands: Google have reportedly released a number of patches to their flagship handset already, with more to come.
Despite the best efforts of Google, Samsung, HTC and more, there are still vulnerabilities which haven't been patched. According to reports, it could take until September before these are fixed, until then it may be possible for criminals to create applications that read and send private data to dangerous people.
Until then, the best way you can keep safe is by using a premium android security software. We recommend TotalAV™, as we found it to be a very comprehensive security suite and extremely good value for money. (That's if you decide not to use their free version!) Thousands of people across the globe are all starting to use TotalAV™ free analysis tool to make sure they stay protected. Right now this can be downloaded for free by clicking here.
To stay Malware and Virus free when using public WiFi we highly recommend using TotalAV, which will sit silently on your computer and alert you to any threats it detects.
Even if you have a new computer or don't use public wifi, we would recommend you try TotalAV™ to analyze your PC. Simply run a 30 second scan and see for yourself. You’ll be surprised just how many people have malware on their computers collecting there personal information leaving you at risk of fraud or identity theft.
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Don't Go On Public Wi-FI Before Reading This!
Public WiFi is a fantastic thing, the freedom you feel of using your laptop in a coffee shop is a new age delight, But just how safe is connecting to these free open networks? What are the dangers which are waiting to compremise your personal details? And How can you stay safe and protected?
According to a Nielsen/Harris poll in March 2014, over 66% of U.S adults say they have used public WiFi with over a quarter of those admitting to checking a bank account whilst on an open, unprotected internet connection. It can seem completely harmless as the dangers aren't visible whatsoever, but they are certainly real...
A public WiFi connection is rarely protected properly, meaning hackers can intercept requests being made on the network. An example of a request is hitting "Log In" on a social media site, this sends your username / email and password over the network, to the servers of the website you are using which checks if they are correct.
If you are using public WiFi, you should hope you have input your details incorrectly, as they could well have just been sent straight to a criminal's computer! The majority of people use the same password for almost every account or service, so once one domino falls, the rest are likely to follow. Their next target is normally your email account because it can be used as a "master key" for every other account / service, sending requests to reset a password to whatever they choose.
The ramifications caused by simply signing in to a social network may seem bad, but the effects are far worse when you use your banking details on a free public wifi network: in the same way that social media logins are sent to a hackers computer (oversimplification), credit / debit card details and banking logins are susceptible. As you can imagine, credit card details can be exploited far more than social media logins. They can be used to empty your bank account or even sold on the dark web, both of which being awful options for the victim!
If You Use Public Wi-Fi on Your Phone or Tablet You Are at Risk!
This may sound very scary, but there are ways you can protect yourself. Your first option is to not use any public WiFi network, but that is a rather drastic measure and isn't necessarily a solution to our problem - consumers want to use it and stay safe while doing so. Your best option is using a AntiVirus, our favourite is Scanguard, a security suite made for smartphones, laptops and desktops. The software is primarily an antivirus, but it has a array of speed up, optimizing and security tools built right in that can be activated with one tap.
Thousands of people across the globe are all starting to use ScanGuard™ free analysis tool to make sure they stay protected. Right now this can be downloaded for free by clicking here.
To stay Malware and Virus free when using public WiFi we highly recommend using ScanGuard, which will sit silently on your computer and alert you to any threats it detects.
Even if you have a new computer or don't use public wifi, we would recommend you try ScanGuard™ to analyze your PC. Simply run a 30 second scan and see for yourself. You’ll be surprised just how many people have malware on their computers collecting there personal information leaving you at risk of fraud or identity theft.
Click here to download ScanGuard™. They are offering a free version of the Antivirus software which for a limited amount of time includes free Speed Boost.
Don't Bank Online Before Reading This!
Banking online is extremely convenient - gone are the days of having to visit a cashpoint to see what your balance is. But online banking is far more than just checking a balance, you can see every single one of your transactions, set up and manage direct debits, standing orders and even apply for new accounts. If you bank online, it's likely won't even need to even enter your local branch in your life. Unfortunately, as with every technological advance, banking online has it's drawbacks: it is generally susceptible to hacking, but not in the way you might think...
The security measures taken by the bank themselves are some of the best in the world, their walls are near enough impenetrable! Hackers needed to get smart. In general, the only way you can enter an online banking account by submitting a username, password and giving random characters from your memorable information, so the hackers need a way of stealing this from you. The way this is done in most cases is by using keylogging software, which can record every key stroke you make whilst connected to the internet, recognizing when you connect to a banking site and sending what you type back to the hacker.
Very recently a piece of malware was discovered that affected Android phones and spread through the Google Adsense network (the biggest advertisement delivery network in the world). The "Svpeng trojan" downloads itself, then hides the application it has created on your phone. From then, the malware creates fake phishing browser windows of banking and social media sites, tricking users into supplying their details. Over 15 million websites use Google Adsense to monetize their content, including most of the biggest sites in the world like YouTube and MSN. Most people choose not to protect their smartphone, which can be a grave mistake (especially if you use an Android phone!)...
Protecting your smartphone from malware is just as important as keeping your laptop or home computer safe as the effects can be just as devastating. We recommend PCProtect to all of our readers as a solution to the problems caused by malware on all devices.
With their security suite you can safeguard all of your devices (laptop, desktop, iPhone, iPad, android phone and tablet) with just 1 subscription, which is great for keeping things safe and tidy. Thousands of people across the globe are all starting to use PCProtect™ free analysis tool to make sure they stay protected. Right now this can be downloaded for free by clicking here.
To stay safe while banking online we highly recommend using PCProtect, which will sit silently on your computer or phone and alert you to any threats it detects.
Even if you have a brand new computer or don't bank online, we would recommend you try PCProtect™ to analyze your PC. Simply run a 30 second scan and see for yourself. You’ll be surprised just how many people have malware on their computers collecting there personal information leaving you at risk of fraud or identity theft.
Click here to download PCProtect™. They are offering a free version of the Antivirus software which for a limited amount of time includes free Speed Boost.