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Motorola Razr launched on 13th November 2019 at a special event organized by the Motorola Company in downtown Los Angeles. This launch is regarded as the comeback of Motorola Company which was once the top preferred brand during early 2000. The launch of Motorola Razr is considered the start of a whole new range of Motorola mobile phones with advanced features and touch screen facilities. The company at the initial stage has made only 200,000 units available in the United States. Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X which are simila...
Google is collecting patient health records of millions of Americans from across 21 states to aid its AI initiative called Project Nightingale, according to news reports.   The project is gathering patient hospitalization records, diagnosis, lab details and more for the past one year. This is being done without the knowledge of patients or doctors in collaboration with its business partner, Ascension, a leading healthcare system in the U.S.   Forbes, a leading business magazine has said that the data collection includes, ”… comple...
Technology has made our world comfortable and connected and with the advent of AI (artificial intelligence)- assisted devices, life’s tasks are just a voice-command away. But beware, the Siris and Alexas of the world come with their own vulnerabilities a.k.a- hacking. A recent study by a team of researchers at the University of Michigan and University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, has revealed that lasers can be used to silently speak to any device that uses voice-control commands, including smartphones, portable voice command de...
On October 23, 2019, Google made a huge revelation – its quantum computer ‘Sycamore’ had reached Quantum Supremacy. Meaning, it can perform a calculation way faster than a regular binary computer. In an article published in the journal Nature, Google wrote that the 53 qubits Sycamore completed a random number generation-related calculation in 200 seconds – in contrast, the world’s most powerful supercomputer IBM’s Oak Ridge Summit would take 10,000 years to calculate. Google’s latest experiment is a critical milestone for us. It dem...
The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday, alleges that NSO Group’s software was behind a sophisticated campaign to hack the phones and messages of religious figures, lawyers, journalists, and human-rights advocates in 20 countries. Facebook, Inc. says the purpose of the lawsuit is to hold NSO accountable under US state and federal laws, including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). The social media giant also names Q Cyber, a company affiliated with NSO, as a second defendant in the case. “Unable to break WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption,...
Here’s a ghastly scenario and one many of you may have encountered: you match with someone on Tinder, and when you’re asked to share your contact details, you share your Instagram handle. In 90 seconds, each one of you has earned yourself a follower. You like one another’s pictures, send more IMs on Instagram chat and find out you’re incompatible. To not be rude, you keep following each other, interacting lesser than you once did until the messages stop once and for all. You’re now courtesy-following each other and hoping one of you w...
A new research suggests Martian and Moon soil is fertile to harvest crops at off-world colonies. According to research published in October in the journal Open Agriculture, the Martian and Moon soil is fertile to harvest crops to feed future settlers. Researchers at Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands produced crops in Mars and Moon soil simulant developed by NASA. The soil simulated properties of Lunar and Martian regolith and normal soil (from planet Earth) as a control. This soil simulant contains heavy m...
The Mozilla Foundation, the maker of Mozilla Firefox or simply Firefox, just launched a site featuring 28 user-submitted stories, detailing incidents where YouTube’s recommendation algorithm that sometimes leads people towards disturbing videos. Alphabet-owned YouTube has received a lot of flak this year for radicalization, pedophilia, and mostly offensive content. This is a big issue as 70 percent of YouTube’s viewing time comes from recommendations. YouTube has previously denied suggestions that their algorithms deliberately promo...
eBay, Mastercard, Mercado Pago, Stripe, and Visa will no longer participate in the Libra Association, the group working to launch Facebook’s ambitious global cryptocurrency. The exits were first reported by Bloomberg and the Financial Times. Facebook is in a tough spot now that no major US payment processor is willing to partner with the Libra Association. This news also comes after PayPal announced its decision to withdraw from the organization on October 4. Former PayPal President David Marcus who is the chief executive running th...
Looking for the perfect gift for your bike-a-holic friend? Well, we’ve found a smart helmet that is designed to help prevent an accident from happening in first place. The helmet, Lumos Matrix, is nothing less than a flash of brilliance. It was released on Apple’s stores on Wednesday, October 9, and comes in two colors – black and white. Lumos Matrix helmet retails for $249.95. Eu-wen Ding, co-founder and chief executive of Lumos Matrix, said the helmet is designed to solve the modern commuter’s problem. While traditional designs a...