Get Android 9.0 Pie on Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 with crDroid ROM

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 was amongst the best selling devices launched last year in India, despite launching in 2017 it was launched with Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and was updated to Android 7.0 (Nougat) in August 2017. Redmi Note 4 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 mobile platform, the same processor that powers Mi A1 which recently received Android 9.0 (Pie) update along with Dual 4G VoLTE support. Xiaomi has already announced the list of smartphones eligible for Android Oreo/Pie update, and...
Tags: Android, India, Blogging, Xiaomi, Qualcomm Snapdragon, Redmi Note 4 Android Pie, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Android Pie, Mido Android 9, Mido crDroid, Redmi Note 4 Android 9, Redmi Note 4 CrDroid, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Android 9

U.S. judge dismisses suit vs Google over facial recognition software

The suit, filed in March 2016, alleged Alphabet Inc's Google violated Illinois state law by collecting and storing biometric data from people's photographs using facial recognition software without their permission through its Google Photos service.
Tags: Google, News, Illinois, Google Photos, Alphabet Inc

How Much Internet Traffic Is Fake? Turns Out, a Lot of It, Actually.

Long-time Slashdot reader AmiMoJo shared this article from New York magazine: In late November, the Justice Department unsealed indictments against eight people accused of fleecing advertisers of $36 million in two of the largest digital ad-fraud operations ever uncovered... Hucksters infected 1.7 million computers with malware that remotely directed traffic to "spoofed" websites.... [B]ots "faked clicks, mouse movements, and social network login information to masquerade as engaged human consum...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Facebook Pages, Washington Post, Tech, Times, Justice Department, Slashdot, Marketingland

Why designers shouldn’t bother learning to code

Every couple of weeks we see a new article come up that tries to answer the good old question: should designers learn to code? Our industry is finally reaching a point where we are able to step back and reframe that question altogether. There are two fundamental arguments used by those who defend the fact that designers who learn to code become more valuable than others: First, by creating prototypes that are as close as possible to the ultimate intent of the desired experience, it becomes more ...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Design & Dev, Syndication

Google Chrome's New UI is Ugly, And People Are Very Angry (slashdot)

Catalin Cimpanu, writing for ZDNet: Every major user interface (UI) redesign project is a hit and miss game, and Google's new Chrome UI appears to be a colossal miss. Designed with mobile devices in mind, the new Chrome user interface style was officially rolled out in September this year, with the release of Chrome version 69. Not all users liked the new UI, and this was clear from the beginning, with some users voicing their discontent online even back then. However, those users who didn't app...
Tags: Google Chrome, Google, News, Msmash, Catalin Cimpanu

Tech stocks are overvalued and it’s killing innovation

We’re entering an unprecedented era of advanced technology and behemoth tech companies driving its development. Earlier this year, Apple became the first company to reach a one-trillion-dollar valuation, and Amazon followed suit, reaching a one-trillion-dollar market cap in September. Alphabet (Google’s parent company), Facebook, and Netflix are similarly dominant over the S&P 500, together providing an enormous proportion of the technology we use on a daily basis and influencing the direction o...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Startups, Facebook, Netflix, Contributors

NYPD Will Use Drone Technology in First for New Year's Eve Security

Thousands upon thousands of people are expected to pack into New York’s Times Square for the annual New Year’s Eve ball drop, as they have for more than a century. But this year will mark the first that the city’s officials will deploy drone technology as part of its increased security.Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, New York City, Drones, New Years Eve, Nypd, Times Square

Is a Lack of Data Holding Back Universal Basic Income Programs?

An anonymous reader quotes MIT's Technology Review: Silicon Valley loves the idea of universal basic income. Many in the tech elites tout it as the answer to job losses caused by automation, if only people would give it a chance.... Getting people on board with basic income requires data, which is what numerous tests have been trying to obtain. But this year, a number of experiments were cut short, delayed, or ended after a short time. That also means the possible data supply got cut off. Back ...
Tags: US, Tech, Mit, Canada, Finland, Silicon Valley, Ontario

Deepfakes and Facebook: 2018's top tech stories

From fake porn to Facebook scandals, security alerts to Google protests - 2018 was a busy year.
Tags: Google, Facebook, News

2018: BBC Tech's biggest stories and what happened next

From fake porn to Facebook scandals, security alerts to Google protests - 2018 was a busy year.
Tags: Google, Facebook, Tech, BBC Tech

Tencent left out as China approves the release of 80 new video games

Chinese internet giant Tencent  has been excluded from the first batch of video game license approvals issued by the state-run government since March. China regulators approved Saturday the released of 80 online video games after a months-long freeze, Reuters first reported. None of the approved titles listed on the approval list were from Tencent Holdings, the world’s largest gaming company. Tencent is best known as a the company behind WeChat, a popular messaging platform in China. But muc...
Tags: TC, China, Tech, Tencent, WeChat, Supercell, Square Enix, Tencent Holdings, Activision, Riot, Reuters, March China, Activision Grinding Gears Games Riot, Epic Games maker of Fortnite Tencent

'My Airbnb Guests Threw a New Year's Party For 300 People'

"What's the worst that can happen?" thought Nicko Feinberg last December when he listed his house on Airbnb. The listing explicitly said no parties. Then a request came through to book the house for one night on New Year's Day. It was from a young man, probably in his early 20s. He had one review but it was terrific.... I picked up my boys and we stayed down the road at my mother's apartment... When I got back [the next day] I saw three or four cars in the driveway. I threw my food down and knew...
Tags: Tech, Airbnb, Nicko Feinberg, Mansion Party

Bangladesh Shuts Down 3G, 4G Access Across Entire Country Ahead of Elections

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, the nation’s top telecommunications regulator, has ordered mobile providers to shut down all 3G and 4G services until midnight on Dec. 30, effective immediately, Al Jazeera reported on Saturday.Read more...
Tags: Mobile, Elections, Science, Technology, Internet, Censorship, Telecoms, Bangladesh, 4G, 3G, Al Jazeera, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission

Citi slashes sales outlook for iPhone XS Max by nearly half

Citi Research has joined a growing list of analysts to lower first-quarter production estimates for Apple’s iPhones amid weakening demand for the smartphones. Citi Research analyst William Yang cut the overall iPhone shipment forecast by 5 million to 45 million for the quarter, reported Reuters. That’s a sting that falls in line with others such as influential TF International Securities Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who delivered a less than stellar iPhone forecast earlier this month. It’s Yan...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, TC, Technology, Supply Chain, Tech, Apple Inc, Ming Chi Kuo, Citi, Reuters, Yang, Kuo, Citi Research, William Yang, TF International Securities Apple

How Facebook Keeps Messenger From Crashing On New Year's Eve

Wave723 quotes IEEE Spectrum: On New Year's Eve, millions of people will use Facebook's Messenger app to wish friends and family a 'Happy New Year!' If everything goes smoothly, those messages will reach recipients in fewer than 100 milliseconds, and life will go on. But if the service stalls or fails, a small team of software engineers based in the company's New York City office will have to answer for it. The article says the team "tested and tweaked the app throughout the year and will soon...
Tags: Facebook, New York City, Tech

Google Has Lawsuit in Illinois Over Facial Recognition Scanning in Google Photos Dismissed

Google has had a lawsuit in Illinois over its facial-recognition software thrown out, with a judge dismissing the case on the grounds that the plaintiff in the case did not suffer “concrete injuries,” Bloomberg reported on Saturday. The ruling puts to rest one of three lawsuits against major tech companies for alleged…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Privacy, Bloomberg, Cybersecurity, Snapchat, Surveillance, Illinois, Facial Recognition, Biometrics, Google Photos, Biometric Information Privacy Act

YouTube Apologizes For Tweeting Somebody Else's Video

YouTube's controversial year-end "Rewind" video has become "the most-loathed video in the entire history of YouTube," reports Inc., adding that with 14 million down votes, it now "might just be the most-hated video anybody ever posted anywhere." "But then came Christmas Day, and YouTube apparently managed to top its own blunder." How? By uploading a promo video wishing viewers a Merry Christmas on Twitter. The problem: YouTube allegedly didn't own the video. Instead, it copied a YouTube user's ...
Tags: Youtube, Tech, Lily Hevesh, YouTube reports Inc, Hevesh

One of the Best Emulator Front-Ends May Be Coming to Xbox One, With No Jailbreak Required

The developers of RetroArch, an all-in-one emulation front-end that allows users to download emulator “cores” for a huge number of older consoles and which recently came to the Nintendo Switch, say it is coming to the Xbox One—and unlike other consoles, users might not need to risk jailbreaking their systems to set it…Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Video Games, Xbox One, Xbox, Nintendo, Consoles, Emulators, Retroarch

Google Wins Dismissal of Suit Over Facial Recognition Software

(Bloomberg) -- A lawsuit filed against Google by users who said the world’s largest search engine violated their privacy by using facial recognition technology was dismissed by a judge on Saturday.
Tags: Google, Science, Bloomberg

iPhone XS Max allegedly catches fire while in owner’s pants

An almost brand new iPhone XS Max allegedly caught fire while in its owner's pants, burning his skin. The man from Columbus, Ohio is now thinking about launching legal action against Apple, due to its lackluster response to the incident. The post iPhone XS Max allegedly catches fire while in owner’s pants appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Mobile, News, Trends, COLUMBUS Ohio, iPhone Xs Max, Exploding Iphones

3D Block Memo Pad

Creative note pad with integrated hidden three-dimensional paper sculptures. 3D objects are slowly revealed when you use the Omoshiroi Block memo pad designed by Japanese company Triad. Also check out: Creative Sticky Notes
Tags: Design, Tech

The Entrepreneur’s Essentials #11: New Year’s advice for middle-aged people

As I mentioned at the beginning of this series/ebook, over the years I’ve noticed that I tend to frequently share certain Lucky7 posts with entrepreneurs we’ve backed, team members at, or other startup investors I know. In totality, these posts are at least as long as most business books. So I’m packaging the best of them up for you here in a new series called The Entrepreneur’s Essentials. This series/ebook will be at least 20 posts long, and I’ll add some commentary on how I’ve pers...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Elon Musk, Technology, Entrepreneurship, Startup, Austin, Silicon Valley, Dell, Benjamin Franklin, Wood, Harvard Business Review, Middle-age, Meaning, Dla Piper, Boris

Could You Live Without Your Smartphone?

Three-quarters of Canadians own smartphones-- and 94% of 15- to 34-year-olds. But this week the Globe and Mail profiled "digital refuseniks" who are "deliberately logging off -- and they say it's done wonders for their imaginations and peace of mind." They are hidden among us, neither jobless nor friendless, and living quite happily. Cut off from Uber, yet somehow thriving. For example, Tony North does not live for his smartphone, because he's never had one. "I just didn't want to get into the...
Tags: Facebook, Australia, Tech, Atlantic, North, Globe, Tony North, Paris Ontario, Bethany March, John Moir

Chinese Schools Are Using 'Smart Uniforms' To Track Their Students' Locations

"It's as dystopian as it sounds," opines The Verge: Chinese schools are now tracking the exact location of their students using chip-equipped "smart uniforms" in order to encourage better attendance rates, according to a report from state-run newspaper The Global Times. Each uniform has two chips in the shoulders which are used to track when and where the students enter or exit the school, with an added dose of facial recognition software at the entrances to make sure that the right student is ...
Tags: China, Tech, Guizhou Province, Global Times Each, Lin Zongwu, School of Renhuai

Save up to $950 with the best smartphone deals for January 2018

Need a better phone but don't want to spend a fortune? It's never a bad time to score a new smartphone and save some cash. We rounded up the best smartphone deals available that can save you as much as $950. The post Save up to $950 with the best smartphone deals for January 2018 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Deals, Android, Mobile, Trends

Google rolling out spam protection tool for Android Messages

Google has reportedly started rolling out an anti-spam tool for Android Messages. The feature is automatically activated for the lucky ones who gain access to it right away, but for privacy-conscious users, the tool comes with a catch. The post Google rolling out spam protection tool for Android Messages appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Android, Mobile, News, Trends, Spam, Android Messages

Google apparently rolling out spam protection tool for Android Messages

Google has reportedly started rolling out an anti-spam tool for Android Messages. The feature is automatically activated for the lucky ones who gain access to it right away, but for privacy-conscious users, the tool comes with a catch. The post Google apparently rolling out spam protection tool for Android Messages appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Android, Mobile, News, Trends, Spam, Android Messages

A Week In Los Angeles, CA, On A $50,000 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a video editor working in entertainment who makes $50,000 per year and spends some of her money this week on Vegemite.Occupation: Video EditorIndustry: EntertainmentAge: 22Location: Los Angeles, CASalary: $50,000Paycheck Amount (Weekly): $697Monthly E...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Nordstrom, Fashion, Music, Navy, Los Angeles, Netflix, United States, Ariana Grande, San Diego, Starbucks, Shell, Facetime, Malibu

Vermont Will Give You $10K If You Move There and Work Remotely

If you've been dreaming of moonlight in Vermont -- and getting a re-location subsidy -- "the time has come to make your maple-syrup-coated dreams a reality," reports Fast Company: [F]or those who relocate this year and can prove that they have full-time remote jobs, it's possible to get paid back for moving expenses, internet bills, or membership in a coworking space... The program offers up to $5,000 a year for two years. For the state, the program is one way to try to address its shrinking p...
Tags: Boston, Tech, Vermont, BRATTLEBORO, Vermont Department of Economic Development, Joan Goldstein, Louisville Kentucky Vermont

Say goodbye to the Essential Phone: It’s sold out and won’t be restocked

The Essential Phone sold out on the official Essential website and in most retail outlets. A spokesman for the company confirmed that there will be no more restocks for the mobile device. The post Say goodbye to the Essential Phone: It’s sold out and won’t be restocked appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Trends, Essential, Essential Phone, Essential PH-1

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