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Its an Angle Grinder! No, its a Floor Sander!... +
Faced with the potentially arduous task of sanding a wood floor, what would you do? Hire a pro? Rent the propertools and do it yourself? Perhaps even shell out big bucks to buy professional grade to......
Weekend Streaming: Sit down. It's time for 'The Defenders'... +
Your weekend is all set thanks to Netflix. "The Defenders" brings together some of your favorite Marvel heroes for eight episodes....
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BSNL Launches Mobile Wallet Developed by MobiKwik... +
The BSNL-MobiKwik wallet app enables fast online recharges, bill payments, shopping and bus booking, among many other activities....
Lenovo expects data centre profits in two years, if it can fix China... +
For now the company is just happy with growth for the first time since buying IBM's servers Lenovo has reported flat quarter-on-quarter revenue, but is content to have achieved that as it reflects stabilisation in its data centre and mobile businesses.…...
PC Gaming Weekly: the magic of the $398 million survival game market... +
Wonder why you've seen so many survival games on Steam over the past few years? Two of the top 20 trending games on SteamSpy -- The Long Dark and Citadel: Forged with Fire -- are survival games, and Rust and Ark: Survival Evolved are in the top 20 in ...
What to expect in PlayStation 4 system update 5.00... +
The PS4 is the most dominant of the current generation of game consoles, and its about to get even better thanks to the upcoming rollout of system update 5.00. In addition to the earlier lea...
Crunch Report | Essential Phone Now Available to Order... +
Andy Rubin's Essential Phone is now available to order and ships soon, ZeroCater expands to providing snacks and Fat Lama is my new favorite startup name. All.....
19 Amazing Apps That Will Ruin Your Life... +
Where there's smoke there's a Galaxy Note: refurbished Model 4 batteries recalled... +
Phablets sent to AT&T customers with batteries from FedEx are at risk Samsung's got another combustible phablets SNAFU on its hands, after the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled the batteries used in its Galaxy Note 4.…...
Monster's headphones get their own voice assistant... +
Monster's latest team-up isn't with another star athlete or fellow accessory-maker: it's with music platform Speak Music Inc., which is lending the company its voice assistant named Melody. Monster says the partnership will add voice contro...
Cloud is the ignored dimension of security: Cisco... +
A recent report from the networking giant has said cloud is the ignored dimension where enterprise security is concerned....
Best adult apps in VR ... +
Finding adult apps for VR is easy, finding awesome adult apps in VR can be more difficult. Porn in VR is all over the place these days. In fact, all you have to do is a quick Google search and you'll find plenty of websites and apps that can give you wha...
Best Buys got a 50-hour iPhone 7 and MacBook Black Friday sale you should check out... +
Looking to buy some of the best gadgets out there for a lot less than the sticker price? In that case, you should check out Best Buys 50-hour sale event kicking off Friday, August 18th at 10:00 PM...
Spark: 85 percent of customers to be off copper by 2020... +
Spark is aiming to move the majority of its broadband customers away from copper-based services by 2020, over to higher-speed and more reliable wireless and fibre broadband options....
Making driverless cars safe for people on foot... +
Is it safe to cross? Duke Humans and Anatomy Lab, CC BY-NDRight now, there are two ways to be safe crossing a road: Wait until no cars are close by, so theres enough time to make it to the other side of the street or communicate with oncoming drivers. As...
The Sensibo wants to turn your old AC into a connected device... +
Who says you have to buy a brand new air conditioner to get a smart air conditioner? Sensibo is a company dedicated to making your old conditioner work like new -- or at the very least, work like it's smart. The post The Sensibo wants to turn your old AC ...
Clean Energy Finance Corporation invests AU$10m in IoT network vendor Thinxtra... +
The government has acquired 15 percent of the Sydney-based IoT company....
Buy a coffee and open a Digibank account in India... +
In India, customers of Café Coffee Day, a popular chain, can open a Digibank bank account when they pay for coffee. To do so, they need only their biometric-enabled ID card called Aadhaar, and Digibank’s app. Each cafe outlet has a thumbprint reader...
New Method for Measuring Lots of Resistors Using Very Few Wires... +
[Daqq] is back at it again with the linear algebra, and hes now come up with a method for determining the resistance of lots of resistors using little of wires and loads of math.Like any reason......
As HBO Screams About GoT Episodes Leaking From A Hack, HBO Leaks Next GoT Episode Early... +
I love HBO's Game Of Thrones. I hate everything we have to write about it, however, because the stories are typically dumb in the usual ways that stories are dumb here at Techdirt. From HBO happily playing the evil villain in protecting the show's IP in t...
New NIST draft embeds privacy into US govt security for the first time... +
Federal agency addresses the new world of Alexa, smart cameras and IoT A draft of new IT security measures by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has for the first time pulled privacy into its core text as well as expanded its sco...
iOS 11 SOS Feature Disables Touch ID, So You Can't Be Forced To Unlock Your iPhone With Your Finger... +
The Emergency SOS feature of iOS 11 does not only give users a quick way to call 911, but it also disables Touch ID. This will prevent users from being forced to unlock their iPhones using their fingerprint....
Incoming ASU engineering freshmen will be greeted by an Amazon Echo Dot... +
While the shared rooms of your own collegiate experience may have been filled with common bathrooms and tiny beds, students at Arizona State University are enjoying brand new Amazon Echo Dot speakers. The post Incoming ASU engineering freshmen will be gre...
How to change your email address without losing your friends... +
Think of all the places where your old email address resides, outside of your immediate control, waiting to give people plenty of false information. There are other peoples address books, old messages in peoples inboxes, websites that use your address as ...
Vulkan Renderer for Doom 3 BFG Source Code Published... +
Over the last few days, Dustin Land of id Software has been publishing commits to his vkDOOM3 GitHub repository. This project, as the name suggests, adds a Vulkan-based renderer to the game, although it’s not really designed to replace the default O...
Here's a total solar eclipse on Earth as seen from the moon... +
The US is about to be treated to a rare coast-to-coast eclipse, but at least one robot will also be watching from a distance....
AI Weekly: Amazon bots are helping bring the USPS back from oblivion... +
The United States Postal Service is not exactly bouncing back from oblivion these days, but it's worth noting that there's been a slight bump in one area.The United States Postal Service is not exactly bouncing back from oblivion these days, but i...
Blue Reflection doesnt reflect well on the JRPG scene... +
Puberty is a heckuva drug. But no matter how hard it is to be a normal teenager, no one has it tougher than the teens in Japanese role-playing games. Blue Reflection is the latest JRPG from publisher Koei Tecmo and its subsidiary, Gust Studios, and it fea...
AI creates fictional scenes out of real-life photos... +
AI's not quite ready to build photorealistic worlds on its own. But it's getting pretty close....
Moonhack breaks a world record for kids coding, again... +
Australian money cops gain powers to regulate cryptocurrency... +
Money laundering and terror finance laws will stretch to cover digi-dollars Australia has decided digital currencies need the same level of regulation enjoyed by other currencies.…...
Foxtel wins court case to block over 120 piracy sites... +
Foxtel's bid to have more than 120 alleged piracy sites including Yes Movies, Los Movies, Watch Series, 1337x, and Putlocker blocked by the Federal Court has been successful....
Police in Luxembourg are ready to use Teslas Model S as a patrol vehicle... +
After the Los Angeles Police Department flirted with the idea of adding a slew of Model S vehicles to its fleet, the Grand Ducal Police in Luxembourg recently decided to actually follow through. Ac...
OkCupid bans white supremacist for life, asks daters to report others... +
A white supremacist featured in a Charlottesville documentary cant use OKC anymore....
Apple has GoT stars sing Aryas for 'Carpool Karaoke'... +
Commentary: Apple Music has so many stars pairing up for its series. Here are Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner. And look over there, Seth MacFarlane and Ariana Grande....
Here's your first look at the Mercedes-AMG hypercar's powertrain... +
If you've wanted a Formula 1 car for the road, this is about as close as you're going to get....
Kogan Mobile brings online retailer AU$3.6m in revenue... +
For the 2017 financial year, the company's Vodafone mobile play accounted for only AU$3.6 million of its AU$289.5 million revenue total as it readies the launch of its NBN offering on the telco's network....
IoT Security Startup ZingBox Raises $22 Million... +
Dell lends some funds to ZingBox's latest round of financing....
Vavas Moov 14 gaming earbuds pound your noggin with thumping bass... +
For around $25, you can find an endless number of earbuds online. But Vava, a manufacturer of variety of consumer-electronics products, is aiming to win over the gaming audience with its entrance into this sector. The company's Moov 14 Gaming Earbuds ...
ASU students live with Echo Dots while learning voice-control tech... +
Engineering students at Arizona State University can opt into an interesting new program meant to give students access to voice-controlled technology while they learn about it in the classroom. Students living in the campus' new engineering residence...
What you need to know about digital twinning... +
Formula 1 driving can be dangerous, as weather or malfunctions can cause fatal accidents. Teams are solving this problem by getting drivers to test racetracks in a virtual car. As automation is integrated into more factories, manufacturing has evolved to ...
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Cyber pirates... +
Weak defences are leaving cargo vessels vulnerable to cyber-attacks, say experts....
GoFundMe raises nearly $1M for the victims of Charlottesville... +
Crowdfunding platform GoFundMe says it has raised more than $800,000 for the victims of violence stemming from the Charlottesville, Virginia rally this past weekend, according to The Washington......
Adding water to your whiskey actually makes it better... +
As with anything involved with the murky science behind alcohol and drinking, whether to add water to your whiskey has long been a contentious topic. Some people swear by drinks on the rocks, other...
Alt-social network Gab booted from Google Play Store for hate speech... +
Gab, the conservative social network that has acted as a haven for people banned from the usual platforms, has been removed from the Google Play Store for.....
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Contactless charity... +
Can contactless technologies help charities raise more money?...
An iOS 11 feature could let you quickly disable TouchID and keep cops out... +
TouchID has always been a legal grey area when it came to cops and border patrol asking you to fork over your phone. But with the new update in iOS 11, that.....
US cops point at cell towers and say: Give us every phone number that's touched that mast... +
Verizon says basestation dumps increasingly popular US telecoms giant Verizon says police are increasingly asking it to cough up massive dumps of cellphone data rather than individual records.…...
Solar eclipse viewers spark Oregon traffic nightmare... +
As the U.S. experiences its first total solar eclipse since 1979, the impending traffic situations are already cropping up, most notably in Oregon. Starting on Wednesday, traffic back-ups occured i...
Geared Up: Apple leak reveals iPhone 8 specs, and hands-on with T-Mobiles new $125 smartphone... +
The hype around Apple’s next smartphone is intense. Predictions from high-profile techies are spreading like wildfire, rumors trickling out of the company find an eager audience and leaks from Chinese manufacturers have set off weeks of debate. Appl...