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Electronics Microsoft acquires Cycle Computing for its high-performance cloud computing expertise
Author: 0 Microsoft acquires Cycle Computing for its high-performance cloud computing expertise

Microsoft will support current Cycle Computing customers running workloads on other cloud providers, but future versions of the software will be Azure-only, and customers will be given time to migrate to Azure. CDC are the preeminent specialist datacenter provider for secure government data in Australia with four modern Canberra-based facilities that hold the accreditations and security controls to handle even Top Secret classified data.

Electronics Microsoft acquires startup Cycle Computing
Author: 0 Microsoft acquires startup Cycle Computing

Through a strategic partnership with Canberra Data Centres (CDC), Microsoft will be the only major cloud provider in Australia to deliver hyperscale cloud services to handle Unclassified and Protected government data. Microsoft acquired the US-based cloud computing orchestration software provider as a further step in that direction, according to Zander. In this vein, Microsoft hopes Cycle Computing will help customers accelerate their movement to the cloud, and take advantage of the ...

Electronics SonicSpy Android malware is able to secretly spy on users
Author: 0 SonicSpy Android malware is able to secretly spy on users

Soniac , a messaging app available on Google Play Store , was one of these apps that provided messaging functions through a customized version of the Telegram communications program. Three apps in the Google Play store, which have been downloaded by thousands of users, were infected with SonicSpy . "Anyone accessing sensitive information on their mobile device should be concerned about SonicSpy ", security research tech services lead Michael Flossman wrote on the Lookout blog.

Electronics Apple Watch 3 will launch alongside the iPhone 8 next month
Author: 0 Apple Watch 3 will launch alongside the iPhone 8 next month

According to noted KGI analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, LTE connectivity will be the big "standout" feature for the Apple Watch 3 . It was only weeks ago that the details about the upcoming Apple Watch 3 were leaked, however, Daring Fireball later expressed doubts about the release timeframe.

Electronics Ford Performance Reveals New 2018 Heritage GT
Author: 0 Ford Performance Reveals New 2018 Heritage GT

Now 50 years later, Ford is introducing a special edition GT that should look familiar to racing fans who know its history. The Ford GT '67 Heritage edition features a gloss-finish Race Red exterior with white stripes and exposed carbon package.

Electronics HONDA Jazz / Fit 2017 - Present
Author: 0 HONDA Jazz / Fit 2017 - Present

Exterior changes include a new headlight design and grille. At the rear of the vehicle, shallower grille sections are now connected by a gloss black strip at the lowest section of the bumper. Moving to the interior, the Jazz Sport comes with bespoke pinstripe seats, orange stitching for the leather steering wheel and gearknob, while the Magic Seat system is standard and you get in loads of up to 2.5 meters in length.

Electronics Redmi Note 5A renders and specs revealed via TENAA listing
Author: 0 Redmi Note 5A renders and specs revealed via TENAA listing

Looks-wise, Xiaomi Redmi 4 sports an all-metal unibody design. The handset is also said to be backed by a 3080mAh battery compared to the 3790mAh battery that was seen on the Redmi Note 5 . The smartphone runs on 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor. Below the display, we can find the touch capacitive buttons for navigation and at the rear, we can find the 13MP single camera with LED flash.

Electronics Pikachu is the latest social media star thanks to Snapchat
Author: 0 Pikachu is the latest social media star thanks to Snapchat

Like Snapchat's best filters, the Pikachu mask is a cute idea with a slightly creepy execution. Today Snapchat has debuted another filter that will please Pokemon fans. Then again, I find all of these filters to be very weird. In conjunction with the Summer Celebration in Japan, Niantic has also released the shiny Pikachu.

Electronics Community members march in solidarity for Charlottesville victims
Author: 0 Community members march in solidarity for Charlottesville victims

When Heyer , who was working as a paralegal there, walked out to meet her she was ecstatic to see the friend she had known growing up in Greene County, Va. President Donald Trump tweeted condolences to the troopers' families earlier Saturday. Counter-protesters say they will attend the events and "shut them down".

Electronics Edo Speaker's impeachment: Lawmakers rejects Obaseki's plea
Author: 0 Edo Speaker's impeachment: Lawmakers rejects Obaseki's plea

However, the lawmakers and the governor with accompanied APC leaders in the state are heading to the Edo State Assembly Complex to continue the consultation. The member representing Etsako West II, Mr. Sylvanus Eruaga, was said to have asked Okonoboh to vacate the exalted seat, a development that led to a fight among some of the lawmakers in the chambers.

Electronics Janmashtami celebrated with fanfare
Author: 0 Janmashtami celebrated with fanfare

Meanwhile, special arrangements have been made to mark the day at the Hare Krishna Dham (HKD) in Budhanilkantha, according to the HKD Treasurer Mahaprabhu Kripa Das. Janmashtami also celebrates the victories of Lord Krishna, which includes overcoming the evil act of King Kansa, surviving and later killing the King.

Electronics Is The Nintendo Switch A Knockoff Of Mobile Gaming Controllers?
Author: 0 Is The Nintendo Switch A Knockoff Of Mobile Gaming Controllers?

Depending on the result of this outcome, Nintendo might have to redesign the Switch controller. "I'm a huge Nintendo fanboy", he said, adding that he takes his Switch "everywhere". Of course, stock may vary, and it's first come, first serve, but if you rush early enough, you should be able to get your hands on one. At the end of the day, the developer has to consider the resources it puts into a platform .

Electronics Infiniti Project 9 Concept Unveiled
Author: 0 Infiniti Project 9 Concept Unveiled

With electric cars racing into the limelight in recent weeks following the revelation that only electrified new passenger cars will be sold from 2040 in the UK, Infiniti's latest creation shows that new-age power encased in a package used seven decades ago.

Electronics Microsoft Devices have Failed in Reliability According to Consumer Reports
Author: 0 Microsoft Devices have Failed in Reliability According to Consumer Reports

In a leaked chart, return rates for Surface Book hit around 17 percent during its launch period, and remained above 10 percent for six months. Panay also writes that Microsoft has worked tirelessly to fix all the issues, and the return rates have reduced a lot over the past 12 months; however that does not reflect Consumer Reports' findings , and the study is heavily reliant of Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book users only.

Electronics Teen Choice Awards to Honor Miley Cyrus and Bruno Mars
Author: 0 Teen Choice Awards to Honor Miley Cyrus and Bruno Mars

Lucy is wearing a Fausto Puglisi dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, a Jimmy Choo clutch, and jewelry by Beladora, Shay , and Ileana Makri . Having signed a rumoured seven-figure deal with USA luxury label Calvin Klein, the model on IMG's star roster appeared to have dyed her once peroxide-streaked locks a becoming brunette shade.

Electronics LG V30 confirmed to come with floating bar, facial recognition and more
Author: 0 LG V30 confirmed to come with floating bar, facial recognition and more

The semi-transparent Floating Bar will allow users to quickly access the frequently used functions which can also be dragged completely off the FullVision display when not needed. There are new camera trickeries as well - there's a Graphy feature in the manual mode that lets users download professionally-used parameter presets, which could be a treat for the shutterbugs.

Electronics Amazon recalls solar eclipse glasses
Author: 0 Amazon recalls solar eclipse glasses

Pam Ledbury, who lives in Damascus, said she was so excited to watch the eclipse until she received the email from Amazon, just 9 days before the solar eclipse. There has been enormous demand for those kinds of glasses, which prevent the permanent eye damage that the sun's rays could cause. The lens caps had the proper ISO number, 12312-2, which has been verified to comply with worldwide safety standards.

Electronics More Uber woes: Exec resigns, investor sues ousted CEO
Author: 0 More Uber woes: Exec resigns, investor sues ousted CEO

It's also asking the court to prevent Kalanick from participating in board meetings. No statement has been made as to whether the firm will step down from the board. Those range from another lawsuit filed again Uber by Waymo to the manner in which the medical records of the Indian rape victim got mishandled. "Kalanick's improper role on the board threatens the sound management of Uber during this critical period", the suit states.

Electronics Facebook secretly launches photo app in China
Author: 0 Facebook secretly launches photo app in China

Facebook and many of its apps have been blocked in China for years. The new app is a bit different from Moments , which connects users through Facebook . "We have long said that we are interested in China, and are spending time understanding and learning more about the country in different ways", the company said.

Electronics Walmart: Back-to-school-themed gun display was a prank
Author: 0 Walmart: Back-to-school-themed gun display was a prank

Walmart issued an apology following the incident, saying through a spokesperson that 'What's seen in this photograph would never be acceptable in our stores'. "We immediately removed the sign from the display as soon as we found out the store location". Thanks again for alerting us to this'. The company's social media has since been corrected.

Electronics Unlike APC, PDP Will Put Cash In Your Pockets, Makarfi Tells Nigerians
Author: 0 Unlike APC, PDP Will Put Cash In Your Pockets, Makarfi Tells Nigerians

At the party's non-elective convention held on Saturday in Abuja, Makarfi said it was the desire of the party that Buhari should be well soon. The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has said it is back with a bang and won't disappoint the teeming Nigerians that prayed for its restoration while its internal crisis lasted.

Electronics LG's V30 will be world's first phone with f/1.6 lens
Author: 0 LG's V30 will be world's first phone with f/1.6 lens

According to a report by ETNews , LG plans to announce a "Plus" variant of the V30 alongside the standard variant during the IFA 2017 event in August. There is a strong possibility that the V30 Plus might never see the light of the day outside South Korea. LG did the same with the LG G6, with the LG G6 Plus offering more storage and some improvements such as better audio quality, additional colors, and B&O headphones included in the box.

Electronics Android O rumored for August 21st release
Author: 0 Android O rumored for August 21st release

That's a week on Monday, which happens to be solar eclipse day in the United States - very smart of Google to organize a celestial show of wonder to help celebrate the launch. The rumor mill has claimed that it may either arrive as Android Oreo or Oatmeal Cookie . Google is yet to confirm on the official name for the Android 8.0 (Android O) operating system.

Electronics Clement calls for 'compromise' to resolve Sigurdsson stand off
Author: 0 Clement calls for 'compromise' to resolve Sigurdsson stand off

He has been planning for life without Sigurdsson and does not want the saga to drag on to the end of the window as it would impact his own plans. We have seen it before. "We want to win games, we want to develop our playing style and our identity and we want to start the season well". Talks between Everton and Swansea over a deal to take Sigurdsson to Goodison Park have hit a deadlock, according to Sky sources, but a deal could still happen.

Electronics STC Trending Higher For IGB REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST
Author: 0 STC Trending Higher For IGB REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST

TFS Capital LLC bought a new stake in shares of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation during the first quarter worth $227,000. The firm's quarterly revenue was down 5.3% compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company's revenue for the quarter was down 5.3% on a year-over-year basis. (NYSE:JWN). Next Grp owns 1,850 shares or 0% of their U.S. portfolio. Ikkuma Resources Corp now has a yearly EPS of -0.19.

Electronics Sonic Mania PC version delayed at the very last minute
Author: 0 Sonic Mania PC version delayed at the very last minute

Webber said during the stream that customers who pre-ordered the Sonic Mania collector's edition will still receive those on August 15, but the download code in the box will only unlock Sonic the Hedgehog until August 29. Back in 1993, Sonic CD included two animated full motion video sequences starring the blue hedgehog, as well as the enemies he faces to save the world from evil.

Electronics Apple may launch a new 4-inch iPhone SE next year
Author: 0 Apple may launch a new 4-inch iPhone SE next year

Someone quickly made a mock-up of what the new iPhone screen could look like in terms of usable space. As always, take any pre-launch iPhone leak with due caution - we won't know anything with absolute certainty until the official September announcement.

Electronics SoundCloud Announces New CEO & Leadership Reshuffle
Author: 0 SoundCloud Announces New CEO & Leadership Reshuffle

If the deal goes through, former Vimeo CEO Kerry Trainor would replace founder and current CEO Alex Ljung , who will stay on as board chair, reports Recode based on documents now circulation to potential investors. The folks at Axios reported the news yesterday (Aug. 10). In a blog post , Ljung said about the deal, "You've told me how, without SoundCloud , there would be a giant gaping void in today's world of music".

Electronics Woman hurt as house 'blown apart — Sunderland explosion
Author: 0 Woman hurt as house 'blown apart — Sunderland explosion

The force said everyone has been accounted for and it is not linked to terrorism. It said she suffered "life-threatening" burns and was stable when she arrived at hospital. The witness also described the chaotic scene with people "running all over, not knowing what to do". The North East Ambulance Service said they were also attending.

Electronics NCP skips opposition meeting
Author: 0 NCP skips opposition meeting

MP Ali Anwar Ansari also attended the meeting as the representative of rebel leader Sharad Yadav , whom Gandhi had called on Thursday with an invitation to attend Friday's meeting. He also wondered why the NCP should run after the Congress, when the party led by Sonia Gandhi is one of the various opposition parties. Yechury also walked out of the meeting saying the CPI (M) has chose to launch an independent peoples' struggle on twin issues of agrarian crisis and unemployment to build a ...

Electronics Microsoft is planning to 'fundamentally change' the Xbox Achievement system
Author: 0 Microsoft is planning to 'fundamentally change' the Xbox Achievement system

A few months later, Microsoft relaunched its Xbox One Preview program into the Xbox Insider program with a structure that is similar to what is now. Speaking about the current set up for achievements, Ybarra notes the Xbox now awards players based on achieving certain in-game milestones set forth by developers - similar to PlayStation Trophies or Steam Achievements.

Electronics Facebook Introduces 'Watch' Tab for Original Content
Author: 0 Facebook Introduces 'Watch' Tab for Original Content

If you are anxious about missing episodes, Watch also features a Watchlist , so you will never miss out on new ones. In its announcement, Danker said: " Watch is personalized to help you discover new shows, organized around what your friends and communities are watching".

Electronics Google Doodle celebrates 44 years of Hip Hop with interactive turntables
Author: 0 Google Doodle celebrates 44 years of Hip Hop with interactive turntables

There's a crate of records to the side you can scroll through it's all the classic hip hop break beats like Little Feat's Dixie Chicken, and Michael Viner's Incredible Bongo Rock, which you may know as Apache from Grand Master Flash. The Google Doodle celebrates it with an animated video with Fab 5 Freddy . Hip Hop is not just confined to music and dance but has gradually evolved into an art and style.

Electronics Biological malware: Scientists use DNA to hack a computer
Author: 0 Biological malware: Scientists use DNA to hack a computer

When the researchers sent their carefully crafted attack to the DNA synthesis service Integrated DNA Technologies in the form of As, Ts, Gs, and Cs, they found that DNA has other physical restrictions too. Needless to say, any possible DNA-based hacking is years away. "Many were written in programming languages known to routinely contain security problems, and we found early indicators of security problems and vulnerable code".

Electronics Investors Buy Large Volume of Put Options on Snap (SNAP)
Author: 0 Investors Buy Large Volume of Put Options on Snap (SNAP)

Note: Call options represent the right, but not the obligation, to buy the underlying security at a predetermined price over a set period of time. On Thursday, in its first earnings report since its stock market debut, Blue Apron reported more than $238m in revenue for the three months to the end of June and losses of $31.6m.

Electronics Why state action is no answer to bonfire of US climate rules
Author: 0 Why state action is no answer to bonfire of US climate rules

The Times was the first to report on the draft report's conclusions. The Canadian government should look at trying to replicate the research in a new US report leaked this week that bluntly says climate change is real and is already having an impact on weather patterns in America, a national environmental think tank said Tuesday.

Electronics Overwatch is getting more chaotic with a new Deathmatch mode
Author: 0 Overwatch is getting more chaotic with a new Deathmatch mode

In a new video , Jeff "From The Overwatch Team, Just To Be Sure You Don't Think I'm From Any Other Teams" Kaplan announced that Overwatch is adding free-for-all and team-based deathmatch modes to the game's Arcade. In Team Deathmatch there will be a different pool of maps (not including the Widowmaker one mentioned above). There's also a brand new map exclusive to Deathmatch: Chateau Guillard, a French estate that has fallen into disrepair.

Electronics Uber's first employee steps down from executive role
Author: 0 Uber's first employee steps down from executive role

Uber has had no COO for years, which has left Graves to take on much of the workload that the C-suite exec would normally handle. Benchmark, an early investor and one of the largest shareholders in Uber Technologies, is suing the company's former CEO Travis Kalanick for fraud, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty.

Electronics We are fully with you | Group holds rally in support of Buhari
Author: 0 We are fully with you | Group holds rally in support of Buhari

This followed Charly Boy's swipe at the Senate for its dismissive position against calls by protesters for the president to resign or return to work. "The police should review their rules of engagement and ensure that they are in line with that of modern democratic societies". Keyamo, who described the protest as unpopular among Nigerians said protesters should have campaigned for the return and prosecution of looters and not an ill-President.

Electronics Gionee A1 Lite launches in India
Author: 0 Gionee A1 Lite launches in India

What are your thoughts on the A1 Lite , and would you like to take a trip to Gionee's Selfiestan? There are capacitive navigation buttons at the bottom of the display , and both the volume and power keys are on the right edge of the smartphone.

Electronics Moon to spoil meteor show: astronomers
Author: 0 Moon to spoil meteor show: astronomers

This year, the meteors will peak on Saturday August 12. The Perseid meteor shower is caused by Earth passing through debris thrown off by the comet Swift-Tuttle. A special meteor shower that you should be able to see without any special equipment will light up the sky in a few days time. Several sources include the added imperative that, regardless of your age, it is probably the last chance to see anything that even comes close, meteor-wise.

Electronics Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Patch For Switch Gamers Is Out
Author: 0 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Patch For Switch Gamers Is Out

In order to qualify for the World Championships , players will be playing a time trial stage from Mario Kart 7 . Those aged 13 and above will race on Bowser Castle 1 as Bowser with the identical cart configurations. "Audiences are hungry to watch competitive video games in action, and many of our most classic games, both old and new, are well-suited to competition by players of all ages".

Author: 0 Kaspersky Withdraws Windows 10 Antivirus Antitrust Action against Microsoft

Both companies simultaneously announced a resolution to almost a year of disputes that included Kaspersky alleging that Microsoft had erected unfair obstacles for independent security vendors on its Windows 10 operating system. "I'm pleased to share these discussions have helped us clarify our roadmap and implementation plans", he wrote. Specifically, Microsoft is making changes in four key areas.

Electronics LG officialy unveils f/1.6 aperture for V30 camera
Author: 0 LG officialy unveils f/1.6 aperture for V30 camera

More than just a premium material, clear glass is able to collect light better than plastic and therefore reproduces color more accurately as well. LG tonight has introduced a new smartphone camera lens with the widest aperture found on a now produced handset.

Electronics FaceApp goes beyond gender and age with new race-changing filters
Author: 0 FaceApp goes beyond gender and age with new race-changing filters

The four new filters, titled "Asian", "Black", "Caucasian", and "Indian", are ostensibly created to change the appearance of your ethnicity. FaceApp , which allows people to upload photos and "transform your face using Artificial Intelligence in just one tap", introduced new filters Wednesday - Asian, black, Caucasian and Indian - that changed skin tone, hairstyle and facial features.

Electronics Stocks down, gold up after North Korea threat
Author: 0 Stocks down, gold up after North Korea threat

Gold was the big victor Wednesday as stocks pared back to moderate losses and Walt Disney (DIS) dragged on the Dow , while Netflix ( NFLX ) and Priceline Group (PCLN) hindered the Nasdaq and retailers took some brutal hits after reporting second-quarter results.

Electronics Nissan Leaf Is Just The Tip Of An Iceberg
Author: 0 Nissan Leaf Is Just The Tip Of An Iceberg

Leaf 2018 rumours have appeared online thick and fast over the last few weeks. Nevertheless, they do provide some interesting insights on the features and capabilities of the upcoming EV. The all-electric hatchback, due for reveal on 6 September, has been engineered to maximise range with a slipperier exterior helping the model to be capable of driving for up to 340 miles / 544 kilometres on each charge.

Electronics Newest Breath of the Wild Update Introduces New Way to Get Items
Author: 0 Newest Breath of the Wild Update Introduces New Way to Get Items

But we may have more reason to pay it heed in the coming days, as Nintendo has given the News Channel some functionality with none other than The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild . This is the first time they've been used to gift in-game items. 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.