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Global Warming Could Exceed 1.5C Within Five Years, Report Says

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Global warming could temporarily hit 1.5C above pre-industrial levels for the first time between now and 2023, according to a long-term forecast by the Met Office. Meteorologists said there was a 10% chance of a year in which the average temperature rise exceeds 1.5C, which is the lowest of the two Paris agreement targets set for the end of the century. Until now, the hottest year on record was 2016, when the planet warmed 1.11C above pre-in...
Tags: Tech, Paris, West Africa, Met Office, El Ni, Australia South America, Met Office Meteorologists, Global Warming Could Exceed


Get Android 9.0 Pie on Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro with Resurrection Remix 7

Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 Pro was amongst the best selling devices launched in 2018 but it runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) based MIUI 10 as of now. As per an official announcement, Redmi Note 5 Pro is expected to get Android 9.0 (Pie) in Q1 2019 but the public beta testing for the MIUI Global ROM hasn’t started yet. Earlier, we tried Oxygen OS 9.0 Port, Pixel Experience and Pixel Experience Extended ROM on Redmi Note 5 Pro all of which were based on Android Pie. Resurrection Remix is another custom RO...
Tags: Android, Blogging, Xiaomi, MIUI, Custom Rom, MIUI Global ROM, Redmi Note 5 Pro Resurrection Remix, Redmi Note 5 Pro RR, Redmi Note 5 Resurrection Remix, Redmi Note 5 RR, Whyred Resurrection Remix, Whyred RR


Spotify’s acquisitions are a push into podcasting

Spotify says podcast listeners spend twice as much time on the platform and that the medium has helped bring in new users. CEO Daniel Ek said he believed that eventually more than 20 percent of all time spent on Spotify would be on nonmusic content.
Tags: Spotify, Business, Technology, News, Daniel Ek


Google and Waze Must Stop Sharing Drunken-Driving Checkpoints, New York Police Demand

The N.Y.P.D. said that Waze, by allowing people to share the locations of sobriety checkpoints, was impeding the police’s ability to keep streets safe.
Tags: Google, News, New York City, Waze, Google Inc, Police Department (NYC, Roads and Traffic, Traffic Accidents and Safety, Drunken and Reckless Driving, Waze Mobile


Yes — Redeem Only 5,000 Hilton Honors Points Per Night February 2019 at These Hotel and Resort Properties

What if I were to tell you that there are no fewer than 27 hotel and resort properties in seven countries where you can redeem only 5,000 Hilton Honors points per night? Thanks to this new tool from Hilton called... The post Yes — Redeem Only 5,000 Hilton Honors Points Per Night February 2019 at These Hotel and Resort Properties appeared first on The Gate.
Tags: Travel, Technology, Hilton, Hotels And Lodging, Loyalty Programs, Hilton Honors


Why the criminal justice system should abandon algorithms

Here’s a choose-your-own-adventure game nobody wants to play: you’re a United States judge tasked with deciding bail for a black man, a first-time offender, accused of a non-violent crime. An algorithm just told you there’s a 100 percent chance he’ll re-offend. With no further context, what do you do? Judges in the US employ algorithms to predict the likelihood an offender will commit further crimes, their flight risk, and a handful of other factors. These data points are then used to guide huma...
Tags: Startups, Science, US, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, United States


Mozilla Announces Project Fission, a Project To Add True Multi-Process Support To Firefox

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: After a year of secret preparations, Mozilla has publicly announced plans today to implement a "site isolation" feature, which works by splitting Firefox code in isolated OS processes, on a per-domain (site) basis. The concept behind this feature isn't new, as it's already present in Chrome, since May 2018. Currently, Firefox comes with one process for the browser's user interface, and a few (two to ten) processes for the Firefox code that renders ...
Tags: Firefox, Tech, Mozilla


Google’s Throwing Out a Bunch of Android Photo Apps for Being Malware

There’s no shortage of photography apps on Android and iOS smartphones. But can you distinguish photography apps that you can trust from those that you can’t? Can anyone? Image via Deepanker Verma from Pexels.com. After all, a lot of people trust in Google and Apple respectively to curate safe applications in their respective stores. Yet that’s not always the case, particularly with some Android apps. And let’s not kid around: Giving something access to your camera roll is a big deal. If you’r...
Tags: Apple, Google, Photography, News, TrendMicro, Deepanker Verma, Pexels, Emoji Camera


Certain iPhone apps are reportedly tracking their users' swipes and taps without informing them (AAPL)

Popular iPhone apps are recording their users' every tap and swipe, according to a TechCrunch report.  According to the report,  customer analytics firm Glass box allows its customers to record user activity without disclosing that they are doing so.  Glassbox customers reportedly include major companies like Abercrombie & Fitch, Expedia, and Air Canada.  Screen recording is so sensitive that historically, Apple does give third-party developers the ability to carry out the practice.  Som...
Tags: Apple, Air Canada, Trends, Singapore Airlines, Will Strafach, Glassbox, Abercrombie Fitch Expedia, Air Canada Screen, Hollister Hotels, TechCrunch Glassbox


We may cease to exist in India if new regulations kick in: WhatsApp; CloudTail is back in new avatar

Welcome to the #BigDaily, which curates the most important news and updates from digital and tech industry. Here goes today’s edition. We may cease to exist in India if new regulations kick in: WhatsApp Of the proposed regulations, the one which concerns us the most is the emphasis on traceability of messages,” Carl Woog, WhatsApp’s Head of Communications told IANS .  “Given the end-to-end encryption we have in place, the regulations will require us to re-...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Business, India, Football, US, Tech, Ipl, Airtel, Vivek Wadhwa, Trai, Kabaddi, IANS, APAC, CRISIL, Hotstar


Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts is leaving after five years in the job

Apple's retail boss is leaving the company in April after five years in the job. Angela Ahrendts, who joined Apple from Burberry, will be replaced by Deirdre O'Brien, who's been at the tech company for 30 years. The post Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts is leaving after five years in the job appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Business, Trends, Retail, Burberry, Apple Store, Angela Ahrendts, Deirdre O Brien


At least Sony offered a t-shirt, says macOS flaw finder: Bug bounties now for Macs if you want this 0-day, Apple

Cupertino's tight-wads called out by fella who found password, private key leak Vid The bloke who found a password-spaffing bug in macOS says he won't divulge details on the flaw to Apple until the tech titan agrees to properly compensate vulnerability researchers.…
Tags: Apple, Software, Sony


Researcher Reveals a Severe, Unpatched Mac Password Flaw To Protest Apple Bug Bounty (slashdot)

Linuz Henze, a credible researcher, has revealed an exploit that in a single button press can reveal the passwords in a Mac's keychain. From a report: Keychain is where macOS stores most of the passwords used on the machine, ranging from iMessage private encryption keys to certificates, secured notes, Wi-Fi, and other Apple hardware passwords, app passwords, and web passwords. A pre-installed app called Keychain Access enables users to view the entire list of stored items, unlocking each one ind...
Tags: Apple, News, Henze, Msmash, Linuz Henze


The plot to revive Mt. Gox and repay victims’ Bitcoin

It was the Lehman Brothers of blockchain. 850,000 Bitcoin disappeared when cryptocurrency exchange Mt. Gox imploded in 2014 after a series of hacks. The incident cemented the industry’s reputation as frighteningly insecure. Now a controversial crypto celebrity named Brock Pierce is trying to get the Mt. Gox flameout’s 24,000 victims their money back and build a new company from the ashes. Pierce spoke to TechCrunch for the first interview about Gox Rising — his plan to reboot the Mt. Gox b...
Tags: Security, Startups, TC, Apps, Japan, Hbo, Lawsuit, Developer, China, US, Tech, Spain, Banking, Bitcoin, Tokyo, Silicon Valley


The Doogee S90 is basically a smartphone designed for Batman

What normal person would want a smartphone that is designed to A. be practically unbreakable and shatter-proof, B. be waterproof enough to be submerged for 2 weeks, C. work at ridiculous temperatures of -80°C (-112°F) D. dock a night-vision camera module, E. dock a walkie-talkie module with a 10km range, F. dock an external 5000mAh battery module, G. dock a gamepad module (for casual gaming when you’re not using the night-vision camera to snipe out Joker’s henchmen), and finally H. have a dual...
Tags: Deals, Gadgets, Design, China, India, Cellphones, Outdoor, Sony, Batman, Product Design, S90, Doogee


Cops Insist Waze Users Stop Snitching on DWI Checkpoints

The popular traffic app Waze gathers user-submitted feedback to alert drivers to possible inconveniences they might experience on the road—inconveniences like getting stuck at DWI traffic point. Now, the NYPD reportedly has a message for Waze and its parent company Google: Snitches get stitches.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Waze, Nypd, That Aint How That Works


C.H.E.R.Y./L. the Robot Is Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's Unsung Hero

Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt has come to an end, and it’s time to celebrate its underappreciated hero.Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Technology, Surveillance, Netflix, Robots, Streaming, Tina Fey, Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Kimmy Schmidt, Jane Krakowski, Titus Burgess, Elise Mestichelli


Snap's stock jumped 22% Wednesday. Here's why investors are way too excited about its latest results. (SNAP)

Snap's stock closed up 22% Wednesday after climbing as much as 29% earlier in the session. The price bump followed the company's earnings report the previous afternoon. While that report was better-than-expected, it didn't justify the huge rebound in Snap's share price. Snap's still losing lots of money, its sales growth is slowing, and its user base has stagnated. It's been more than 20 years since then Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan cautioned investors about irrational exuberance, ...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Federal Reserve, Don, Alan Greenspan, Citi Research, Nomura Instinet, Mark May, Mark Kelley


Gmail blocks 100 million spam messages daily with its A.I., Google says

Google announced it has been using a machine learning-based A.I. platform to block an additional 100 million spam messages from entering the inboxes of Gmail users. The platform is called TensorFlow. The post Gmail blocks 100 million spam messages daily with its A.I., Google says appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, News, Gmail, Trends, Web, Spam, Computing, Ai


Apple offers up to $400 off a new iPhone XS or XR with trade-in

Got your eyes on a new iPhone, and your current phone is looking a little long in the tooth? Apple's got you covered with an ongoing trade-in promotion that can save you hundreds on a brand-new iPhone XS or XR. Read on to find out how. The post Apple offers up to $400 off a new iPhone XS or XR with trade-in appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Mobile, Trends, Iphone Xs, iPhone Xr


Tink, the European open banking platform, scores €56M in new funding

Tink, the European open banking platform headquartered in Sweden, has deposited €56 million in new funding. Leading the round is U.S.-based Insight Venture Partners. Existing backers Sunstone, SEB, Nordea Ventures and ABN AMRO Digital Impact Fund also participated. A number of other investors have been added to Tink’s cap table, too. They include Christian Clausen, former Chairman of the European Banking Federation, and — most notably — Nikolay Storonsky, co-founder of banking app and fintech...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, London, Sweden, Tech, Spain, Bud, Tink, Stockholm, Nordics, Nikolay Storonsky, ABN AMRO Digital Impact Fund, Insight Venture Partners Existing, Sunstone SEB Nordea Ventures


Robot teaches itself to ice-skate

The 3D-printed robot showed off its skating skills at the recent World Economic Forum in Davos.
Tags: Tech, World Economic Forum


It's 2019, and a PNG file can pwn your Android smartphone or tablet: Patch me if you can

Malicious Bluetooth signals, too, it looks like Google has emitted security fixes for Android that should be installed, should you get the chance, as they can be potentially exploited to hijack devices.…
Tags: Google, Software


Trustpilot tackles business review cheats

The website will let users know if a company has flagged its negative reviews to hide them.
Tags: Tech


Cops Insist Waze Users Stop Snitching on DWI Checkpoints (Updated)

The popular traffic app Waze gathers user-submitted feedback to alert drivers to possible inconveniences they might experience on the road—inconveniences like getting stuck at DWI traffic point. Now, the NYPD reportedly has a message for Waze and its parent company Google: Snitches get stitches.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Waze, Nypd, That Aint How That Works


Google Should Make Two-Factor Authentication the Default on Nest Cameras

It took a growing mountain of home hacking horror stories going viral, but Google on Wednesday finally took action by telling their customers to stop messing everything up.Read more...
Tags: Google, Internet Of Things, Science, Cybersecurity, Nest, Smart Home, Multi Factor Authentication, Why Dont These Books Have Words On The Covers, In The Weeds, Tech Loves Regulation, Nest Cameras


After Facing Class-Action Lawsuit, Instacart CEO Says It's Taking Steps To Ensure Tips Are Counted Separately From Wages

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: On the heels of a recently-filed class action lawsuit over wages and tips, as well as drivers and shoppers speaking out about Instacart's alleged practices of subsidizing wages with tips, Instacart is taking steps to ensure tips are counted separately from what Instacart pays shoppers. In a blog post today, Instacart CEO Apoorva Mehta said all shoppers will now have a guaranteed higher base compensation, paid by Instacart. Depending on the reg...
Tags: Tech, Instacart, Mehta, Apoorva Mehta, Instacart Depending


Researchers Develop a Non-Toxic Thermoelectric Generator For Wearable Tech

Researchers from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, have developed a new method of harvesting electricity from body heat to power wearable devices. "The new, wearable thermoelectric generator is also sourced from non-toxic and non-allergenic substances, making it a viable candidate for wearable technology," reports IEEE Spectrum. Furthermore, "the substrate on which the generator is built is plain old cotton fabric." From the report: More precisely, it's a vapor-deposited strip of cotton ...
Tags: Tech, University of Massachusetts Amherst, PEDOT Cl, Advanced Materials Technologies Read


Google Should Force Better Security on Nest Users

It took a growing mountain of home hacking horror stories going viral, but Google on Wednesday finally took action by telling their customers to stop messing everything up.Read more...
Tags: Google, Internet Of Things, Science, Cybersecurity, Nest, Smart Home, Multi Factor Authentication, Why Dont These Books Have Words On The Covers, In The Weeds, Tech Loves Regulation, Google Should Force Better Security on Nest Users


'Drinkable' potato chips: the products keeping your phone grease-free

Pre-smashed One Hand Chips are far from the first to tailor the dining experience around our phone-centric lifestylesAmong the concerns facing today’s social media maven: how can one scroll through Instagram and enjoy a bag of potato chips without getting their phone all greasy? Related: Say cheese: cooking in the age of Instagram Continue reading...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Food, Technology, Mobile Phones, Food & drink industry, Fast Food



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