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Gov’t: Cybersecurity should be part of auto design process

The government's highway safety agency says automakers should make cybersecurity part of their product development process by assessing risks and designing in protections. Companies also should identify ...

Credit-card issuer Synchrony Financial joins blockchain group

(Reuters) - Synchrony Financial said on Monday its has joined R3, a group of companies working on blockchain technology, making it the first credit-card issuer to join the consortium. Blockchain is a web-based transaction-processing and settlement system whose efficiency banks say could slash costs. The first cross-border transaction between banks using multiple blockchain applications took place on Monday, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Wells Fargo & Co said, resulting in a shipment of cotton to China from the United States.

Alibaba founder tells Chinese government to use data to stop criminals

Alibaba founder tells Chinese government to use data to stop criminalsIn a move considered unusual for a Chinese internet entrepreneur, Alibaba founder and business magnate Jack Ma urged Chinese officials to use big data to stop would-be criminals. Ma announced his ideas on Friday in a televised speech to about 1.5 million domestic security and legal officials. The speech was also published on the Chinese Communist Party’s Commission for Political and Legal Affairs' WeChat account on Saturday, according to Bloomberg.

China’s LeEco unveils a car, but cannot make it drive

LeEco CEO and founder YT Jia, R, and co-founder and Global Vice Chairman Lei Ding pose in front of a LeSEE car during a press event in San FranciscoChina's Le Holdings Co Ltd, also known as LeEco, planned to unveil its self-driving car prototype as part of a splashy U.S. launch for an array of technology products and services, including phones, televisions and entertainment production. Executives from Qualcomm and Lionsgate joined LeEco founder, Chinese billionaire Jia Yueting, to underscore the importance of the U.S. market to one of China's biggest technology companies.

U.S. robots defeat Australian counterparts in soccer

By Joseph Campbell BEIJING (Reuters) - An American team of robots defeated an Australian rival in soccer on Monday to win the RoboCup Challenge as technical problems plagued the Australian side. The University of Texas at Austin's Austin Villa beat the University of New South Wales' Runswift 7-3 during China's 2016 World Robot Conference UNSW's Jeremy Collette bemoaned the glitches that hampered Runswift.

Big US banks unveil consumer payment app

The new app called Zelle will launch in 2017 and give consumers the ability to instantly send and receive payments using a smartphoneMajor US banking groups Monday announced they would join forces for a new person-to-person mobile payment application to counter services like PayPal's Venmo and Square Cash. The new app called Zelle will launch in 2017 and give consumers the ability to instantly send and receive payments using a smartphone. "Zelle will transform how people manage their financial lives, providing them faster, safer, and more convenient payment options with their friends and family," said Paul Finch, chief executive officer of the banking technology firm Early Warning, which made the announcement.

The new AT&T could control the path from the cable box to your phone

The new AT&T could control the path from the cable box to your phoneThis weekend saw one of the biggest corporate acquisitions in years as AT&T reached a deal to purchase Time Warner for more than $80 billion. Comcast has a bundle of cable channels and a fiber network — a scary combination for many — but it doesn't have a wireless business (at least not yet). Verizon has a wireless business and a web empire, but it doesn't have any TV channels.

How AT&T might skirt an FCC review of Time Warner deal

AT&T Inc may not have to seek approval from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission for the biggest acquisition announced this year by selling the one television station that Time Warner Inc owns: WPCH-TV in Atlanta. The FCC has broad leeway to block a merger that it deems not to be in the "public interest," while the U.S. Justice Department mainly examines a deal to see whether it breaks antitrust rules by reducing competition. If Time Warner divests its only FCC-regulated broadcast station, that could eliminate a primary reason for the U.S. telecoms regulator to review the takeover, a government official with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Meet the company whose webcams shut down the Internet last Friday

Last Friday, hackers successfully managed to unleash an absolutely massive DDoS attack that swiftly knocked a number of popular websites offline, including Twitter, Spotify and even Amazon. DDoS attacks are of course nothing new, but last Friday's attack was unique insofar as it was incredibly massive and was carried out with a botnet not comprised of computers, but of Internet connected devices. We're now a few days removed from the attack and more information about how the attack was carried out is starting to emerge. Of particular interest is that last Friday's botnet was carried out by compromised DVRs and webcam devices infected by a piece of malware called Mirai. The malware itself isn't particularly sophisticated but it's tremendously effective as Internet connected devices often have poor security and easy to guess default passwords. DON'T MISS:  Report claims iPhone 8 will feature a revolutionary new design that no one saw coming As ComputerWorld points out , "because these devices have weak default passwords and are easy to infect, Mirai has been found spreading to at least 500,000 devices, according to internet backbone provider Level 3 Communications. Also interesting is that many of the infected devices can be traced back to a single company, a Chinese electronics company called Hangzhou Xiongmai Technology . Over the weekend, Hangzhou Xiongmai Technology said that weak security on some of its products -- DVRs and webcams in particular -- helped contribute to last Friday's DDoS attack. Specifically, the company sells a variety of circuit boards for DVRs and various camera modules for webcams. Xiongmai says it patched the flaws with its products in September 2015 and its devices now ask the customer to change the default password when used for the first time. But products running older versions of the firmware are still vulnerable. To stop the Mirai malware, Xiongmai is advising that customers update their product’s firmware and change the default username and passwords to them. Customers can also disconnect the products from the internet. Additionally, Hangzhou Xiongmai Technology issued a product recall for all webcams that contain components sourced from the company.

Time Warner to evaluate Hudson Yards plans due to AT&T merger

Time Warner Inc said the case to consolidate its New York facilities into the flagship building under construction at the Hudson Yards project remains strong, but in light of its planned merger with AT&T Inc it will assess its options. "We're continuing with our plans to move," Time Warner said on Saturday in a list of questions and answers to employees. AT&T Chief Executive Randall Stephenson said on a conference call on Monday he expects the $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, announced on Saturday, to close by the end of 2017.

Google reportedly building eye-tracking headset that mixes VR with the real world

Google reportedly building eye-tracking headset that mixes VR with the real worldGoogle is continuing work on a standalone headset that blends virtual and augmented reality, according to Engadget. The device, which has been rumored previously, functions differently from the Daydream VR headset that will soon ship to consumers. Additionally, Engadget now reports that the unannounced product integrates eye tracking technologies and algorithms "to map out the real-world space in front of a user." The result is an experience that's less closed off than current VR headsets and "blurs the line between virtual and augmented reality." From the sounds of it, this merged reality concept seems to resemble that of Microsoft's HoloLens, though we know very little about Google's plans for this product and what features it will offer. The report reveals that some components powering Google's futuristic device are being provided by Movidius, the computer vision company that Intel is acquiring for an undisclosed sum.

Predicting Westworld: The Microcosmic God

Predicting Westworld: The Microcosmic GodThe first is a classic novelette from 1941 called the Microcosmic God, by Theodore Sturgeon. The second is Redshirts: A novel with Three Codas, by John Scalzi. It’s not long before the crew realizes something profound: they’re not really a spaceship, they’re characters in a crappy science fiction show.

Everything we learned about the Nintendo Switch after the big unveiling

Months of anticipation boiled over last week when Nintendo finally unveiled its new console. The Switch, as it has been dubbed, will be a hybrid console that you can connect to your TV or take with you on the go, but even though we learned a great deal from the preview video, countless other questions remained unanswered. Can the Nintendo Switch play Wii U games? How powerful is the Switch compared to the PS4 and the Xbox One? How long does the battery last in portable mode? MUST SEE:  Everyone’s favorite Pokemon Go map tracker is back Unfortunately, many of our most pressing questions remain unanswered, but a few important details did leak out in the hours and days following the reveal. Let's start with some bad news: Nintendo Switch won't play physical Wii U or 3DS games. In an interview with Famitsu ( translated by Destructoid ) on the day after the reveal, Nintendo confirmed that the new console won't play "Wii U game discs or 3DS cartridges." The Switch uses its own GameCards, so this shouldn't come as much of a surprise. As for the eShop and Virtual Console, Nintendo hasn't said anything yet, but we have to imagine that classic games will find their way to the Switch in a digital format at the very least. Now for good news: speaking with Nintendo on the day of the reveal, IGN learned that the Switch will "absolutely" support amiibo figures.  "If a Nintendo Switch game supports amiibo then the Nintendo Switch home gaming system will as well," said a Nintendo representative. That breeze you just felt was the collective sigh of relief from thousands of amiibo collectors around the world. In addition to amiibo support, IGN also discovered that the Nintendo Switch Dock is  not  the main console unit of the Nintendo Switch. Rather, the tablet with the LCD screen is the console, while the dock's main functions are the provide output to the TV and charge the Switch while it's plugged in. Finally,  IGN was told that the two controllers that slot into the Switch (called Joy-Con L and Joy-Con R) will be included in every Nintendo Switch box.  There were other controllers and accessories shown off last week, but Nintendo hasn't said anything about when or how we'll be able to get them. One of the Wii U's defining features was the second-screen experience offered by the GamePad. You could check a map or rearrange your inventory on the GamePad while you played a game on your TV, so many gamers were curious to know if Nintendo had similar plans for the Switch. The answer is no. “Nintendo Switch is dedicated to deliver a single-screen experience, on whatever screen you might choose,” Nintendo told Polygon . You can either play the Switch as a standalone gaming tablet or drop it into the Switch Dock to play on your television, but you can't do both. Second-screen gaming is dead. Perhaps the strangest revelation of last week was when we learned that Skyrim and NBA 2K17 , despite appearing in the preview trailer for Nintendo Switch, aren't actually confirmed to be releasing on the console.   Polygon got it touch with both Bethesda and 2K, but neither publisher could say whether or not their game was in development for the Switch. They just say they're happy to partner with Nintendo. As has become the norm with Nintendo, we seem to have more questions that answers. "We haven’t shown everything," a Nintendo spokesperson told The Wall Street Journal on Friday, adding that consumers will learn more about the Switch  next year before the console actually hits store shelves. Buckle in, Nintendo fans — this is going to be a long ride.

Blurring effect comes to iPhone 7 Plus with software update

Blurring effect comes to iPhone 7 Plus with software updateApple's iPhone 7 Plus is getting a new camera capability — the blurring of backgrounds to focus attention on people or other objects in the foreground. Apple first announced the "portrait mode" ...

Report: Android and iOS apps both leak private data, but one is definitely worse for the enterprise

Report: Android and iOS apps both leak private data, but one is definitely worse for the enterpriseiOS apps are actually leaking more data than Android apps, with one important qualifier: The countries where the most leaks are happening.

Apple’s releases iOS 10.1 with Portrait Mode

Apple on Monday released iOS 10.1 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The new update marks the end of an abnormally long beta period for a relatively minor update, but there was a good reason Apple went through five different developer beta versions of its latest mobile software build. The star feature, Portrait Mode for the iPhone 7 Plus, had to be thoroughly tested to ensure that it was ready for primetime. And as we saw on Monday in samples captured by a professional portrait photographer , it is definitely ready for primetime. DON'T MISS:  Report claims iPhone 8 will feature a revolutionary new design that no one saw coming Portrait Mode is a new feature enabled by the dual cameras on the back of the iPhone 7 Plus. By combining the main 12-megapixel wide-angle lens with a secondary telephoto lens, the device is able to add a bokeh effect behind the subject of a photo that mimics the background blurring you would see in a portrait captured by a DSLR camera. The results are stunning . iOS 10.1 also includes a number of other new features as well as bug fixes and refinements that impact all devices, not just the iPhone 7 Plus. The update is available immediately as an over the air (OTA) update or as a download that can be installed by connecting your iOS devices to a computer using iTunes.

Cortana is giving out hints about Microsoft’s Surface PC event

Cortana is giving out hints about Microsoft's Surface PC eventIf you ask Microsoft’s Cortana to spark your imagination today, the software will reply with real-world examples of how to foster creativity, find inspiration, and solve problems, using examples like Velcro creator George de Mestral and novelist Gertrude Stein. Rumor has Microsoft will show off an all-in-one PC that doubles as a drawing tool you can lay flat on a desk. Tying together the whole package appears to be a 3D ecosystem for Windows 10 that loops in the overhauled Microsoft Paint app, the HoloLens headset, and new peripherals for creating these 3D objects and holograms.

Netflix’s obsession with original programming is paying off big time

Much like Tesla, Netflix has never been afraid to publicly reveal its long-term strategy for success. These days, it's no secret that Netflix is betting the farm on original content. In the process, Netflix hasn't shied away from letting licensing deals for popular movies expire and has been more than happy to spend insane amounts of money on new programming. In 2017, Netflix is planning to release 1,000 hours of original programing, a marked increase from the 600 hours that will have been released by the time 2016 comes to a close. DON'T MISS:  Report claims iPhone 8 will feature a revolutionary new design that no one saw coming It may take a while for Netflix to get there, but the company's ultimate goal is a future where at least 50% of its content is comprised of original programming. It's an ambitious plan to say the least, and some might even reasonably argue that its needlessly risky. Original programming is great, the argument might go, but there's something to be said about licensing deals for popular movies and popular TV shows with a demonstrable track record of excellence. A deeper dive into the topic, however, reveals that Netflix's strategy is already paying off and will continue to do so in the years ahead. In a great piece up at All Flicks , Stephen Lovely did a bit of research and discovered that viewers tend to enjoy original Netflix content more than the streaming service's other content. "Netflix user ratings show that Netflix’s subscriber base prefers Netflix’s original content to its syndicated content," Lovely writes. "Netflix originals sport an average rating of 3.85 stars out of five; all other content averages 3.47 stars. That means that user ratings for Netflix originals are 11% higher, on average, than user ratings for syndicated content." The following chart speaks volumes. What's particularly interesting is that Netflix's success with original programming extends beyond traditional TV programming and even encompasses documentaries. While Netflix's catalog of original documentaries is obviously not as broad as its other content, the widely acclaimed Making a Murderer is proof positive that Netflix knows what it's doing across all types of genres. Ratings aside, Netflix's obsession with original programming is also paying off financially. Last week, shares of Netflix went through the roof after the streaming giant reported that it acquired 3.2 million new subscribers, easily besting analyst estimates.

Apple releases iOS 10.1 with Portrait mode for iPhone 7 Plus

Apple releases iOS 10.1 with Portrait mode for iPhone 7 PlusApple is launching its portrait photo mode for the iPhone 7 Plus today with the release of iOS 10.1. The update, which includes some smaller features and bug fixes for other iOS 10 devices, is headlined by the addition of a photography mode that uses the 7 Plus' dual cameras to take portraits with blurred-out backgrounds, making them look a bit more like they were taken on a high-end camera. The feature is technically still in beta — and, for what it's worth, early examples of the portrait mode's results seem pretty hit and miss.

Hacked webcams that helped shut down the internet last week are being recalled

Hacked webcams that helped shut down the internet last week are being recalledChinese electronics company Hangzhou Xiongmai is recalling its webcams in the US following last week’s massive distributed denial-of-service attack that shut down multiple websites, including Github, Amazon, and Twitter. Some security researchers, including security firm Flashpoint, blamed the attack on Xiongmai’s lagging security practices and use of a default username and password in its software and camera components. Xiongmai told the BBC that its webcams didn’t make up the majority of the devices in the botnet, however.

Microsoft wants to bring better data visualization to your enterprise

Microsoft wants to bring better data visualization to your enterpriseIn this era of big data, successful enterprises take advantage of data visualization. Microsoft is offering free courses that will train people how to use this reporting technique.

Deadline extended for Google to respond to EU’s AdSense complaint

A Google search page is seen through a magnifying glass in this photo illustration taken in BerlinBy Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Alphabet unit Google has been given an extra week to formally respond to allegations by the European Commission that it was blocking rivals in online search advertising, a move likely to delay a regulatory decision on the case until next year. The deadline has been extended to Nov. 3 from Oct. 26, European Commission spokesman Ricardo Cardoso said, making it the second extension. "Google asked for additional time to review the documents in the case file.

Mini Metro is a zen subway-building game that’s a perfect fit for your phone

Mini Metro is a zen subway-building game that’s a perfect fit for your phoneThis past weekend, while riding the train from Toronto’s Union Station to my suburban house, I found myself transfixed by a map. I look at transit maps all the time, but it’s always just a fleeting glance; I see where I am and where I need to go, then I’m done. But this time was different. I was struck by how clean and orderly the map looked, and analyzed it for tips on how I could make mine the same. Clearly I’ve been playing too much Mini Metro on my iPad.Mini Metro is a game about making subway maps. ...

Sweden places ban on flying camera drones without surveillance permits

Sweden places ban on flying camera drones without surveillance permitsThe Supreme Administrative Court of Sweden just ruled that camera drones qualify as surveillance cameras and require a permit under Sweden's camera surveillance laws. County administrators will have to consider whether use of a "surveillance camera" overrides the public's right to privacy on a case-by-case basis. Aerial photographers and recreational drone users may have to rely on alternative methods to get their footage.

11 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

Welcome to the start of another busy week, which is made worse by the fact that the last stretch of warm weather in many areas came to an abrupt end over the weekend. The good news is we've got just what you need to cheer you up: A new post packed full of paid iPhone and iPad apps that are currently on sale for free. DON'T MISS:  Insane new iPhone 8 design that no one saw coming may have just been revealed These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now or a week from now — obviously, the only thing we can guarantee is that they were free at the time this post was written. If you click on a link and see a price listed next to an app instead of the word “get,” it is no longer free. The sale has ended. If you download the app, you will be charged. Thyra Normally $0.99. Thyra is the premier way to create beautiful photos in seconds. Use unique, film-inspired filters, perfect adjustments and powerful, creative tools, paired with an amazing, minimal design. PROFESSIONAL ADJUSTMENT CONTROLS 16 Precise & selective controls: • brightness, contrast, saturation, exposure, sharpness, vibrance, vignette, shadows, highlights, temperature, tint, hue, gamma, sepia, blur, glow and angle • adjust controls simultaneously UNIQUE FILTERS • 50 authentic, film-inspired filters • Auto adjust filter for instant fixes that uniquely adapts to colors and fine tune brightness, saturation, contrast, and more RGB CURVES • RGB, red, green, blue curves • Essential for photographers and assistant for artists BOKEH, COLOR, BORDER, DRAW • 34 beautiful bokeh shapes and light effects • Experiment with different color palettes: monochrome, white-point, and false color • Add and customise text and borders • Draw on images MIRRORS, DISTORT, HALFTONE • 52 modern, edgy mirror effects • Amazing distort options, including: bump, light tunnel, pinch, twirl, glass and many more • 23 halftone filters for amazing painterly effects SKEW, CROP, ROTATE • Correct horizontal and vertical perspective distortion • Straighten crooked photos • 11 crop presets, expand, rotate and flip filters PHOTO EXTENSION Add Thyra filters from within the Photos apps IMAGE ANALYSER • Generate the histogram of the image • Calculate average, maximum, minimum, maximum alpha and minimum alpha colours of the image INNOVATIVE INTERFACE • Simple, minimal design • List of edits to jump between stacks • Touch and hold to preview original image from everywhere MORE FEATURES • Photo Editing Extension to add Thyra filters from within the Photos app. • Choose from 3 export resolutions and upload your photos directly to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter,... • Universal app Be sure to tag your photos with #thyra Download Thyra Circles Normally $1.99. Circles turns your device into an exceptional timepiece. Designed in the pursuit of clarity, beauty and precision, Circles is one of the most iconic smartwatch faces of all times. ***** TechCrunch about Circles: "While Your Wrist Waits For A Worthy Smartwatch, Check Out This Stylish Timepiece App" June 04, 2014 ***** Access different time functions in the small smartwatch face: - Planetary Positions - Moon Phases - Sunrise Sunset - Seconds - Timer - Date - Alarm Clock - Second Timezone - Stopwatch Intuitive gestures for a modern time: - Swipe left to change small smartwatch face - Tap on small watchface to exercise functions - Pinch-to-Zoom to enlarge small chrono Please note that for the functions alarm clock and timer it is necessary to keep the app open for the ringtone to be heard. Visit our website on Designed in Germany Download Circles Jack Vs Ninjas Normally $6.99. Jack Vs Ninjas is a stunning action shooting game that’s easy to play with superb graphics and is currently FREE … karate chop! ... oh yeah, did we mention the Giant Panda? Jack is a 10 year old boy who lives in a quiet sleepy town. He’s always unknowingly creating epic adventures through his imagination. Jack loves adventures and he is never without his cowboy hat and trusty laser gun, the “Small Fry 3000”. In this adventure Jack is imagining fighting his arch enemy, the evil Papa Ninja. Papa Ninja is trying to take over the world, as usual, with his army of trained Ninja assassins and Jack must stop them! Everybody knows Ninjas are agile, stealthy and deadly so you’ll have to use fast reflexes and accuracy to beat them all. But beware of the ultimate boss, Papa Ninja, who rides a Giant Panda… the two combined will take all of your expertise to overcome. So, what are you waiting for? Help Jack zap the Ninjas and beat the evil Papa Ninja, it would be rude not to. FEATURES * SMOOTH AND SUPER COOL NINJA SIDE SCROLLING SHOOTING ACTION * SUPERB GRAPHICS * EASY TO PLAY FOR KIDS AND ADULTS * POWER UP COLLECTABLES, INCLUDING ‘ULTIMATE SHOT’ AND YOUR FAITHFUL DOG COMPANION “BUDDY” * UNIQUE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK If you like Jack Vs Ninjas then please show your support for the title by paying. We are a small indie developer, not a multi-million dollar evil faceless corporation. So if you want us to make new levels, characters, power-ups and more cool adventures for Jack then show your support and pledge! Thanks for downloading and we hope you enjoy the game. Wales Interactive Team Download Jack Vs Ninjas Nanotech Notes Normally $2.99. Nanotech Notes is a simple but effective way to take notes and sketch out quick ideas and concepts. The app is super easy to use, but really powerful too! We’ve kept the app lightweight and fast, but don’t let that fool you. Your notes are seamlessly synced to all your devices, and are available for offline viewing and editing. The drawing engine works in real time, which means that every stroke you make appears on all your connected devices instantly. Trust us, it's awesome :). So next time you have a stroke of genius or a concept that you need to sketch out, give Nanotech Notes a try! Download Nanotech Notes ReliCam Normally $0.99. Focus. You Control ReliCam, the Manual Photo & Video Camera App made with photographers in mind. ReliCam gives you Manual Controls to take advantage of your device's camera for Photos and Video including: Focus | ISO | Shutter Speed | Zoom* Other features include: Grid Lines Heads-Up Display Fine Tuning Control Sharing ReliCam Remote for Apple Watch lets you use your Watch as your device's camera trigger. * (Zoom available for iPhone). We'd love to hear from you to help make ReliCam better, please give us feedback by writing a review and rating ReliCam here on the App Store. Download ReliCam Time Note Normally $1.99. Use time to manage your event ,travel,working,family that any thing can be connected by time. Each event has a time date, an icon, a event detail and a photo. Easy to use, there is no calendar grid, all thing will display on a single time line. All the timeline can be export to the 'photo' and share to anyone you like. Download Time Note Jupiter Journals Normally $4.99. If you are looking for a powerful yet simple solution to keeping a personal diary, Jupiter Journals is for you! The app provides a clean and elegant way to let you jot down personal thoughts or take notes without complication or bloat. We've kept Jupiter Journals fast and minimal while focusing on the following features: OFFLINE REAL-TIME DATA SYNC Everything you type into Jupiter Journals is saved to the cloud and syncs seamlessly to all your iOS devices in the background. The app works independently of a network connection, and all your data is available for offline editing and viewing. BEAUTIFUL INTERFACE Jupiter Journals is clean and beautiful. We designed it to be minimal. Careful thought has gone into each feature added to the app. Emphasis is placed on your content instead of the interface, bringing your words to front and center stage. RICH TEXT STYLING The App uses Markdown to provide rich text and styling options. Robust exporting makes it easy to share your work as a text, markdown, or html file. MULTIPLE JOURNALS Organize your entries and provide multiple contexts for your life. In Jupiter Journals, you can create multiple notebooks, making the app ideal for note-taking too! EASY TO USE It won't take you long to know how to use Jupiter Journals. Everything in the app is designed for fast learning. You'll be a pro in no time. Download Jupiter Journals Bubble Tower HD Normally $1.99. "It had me addicted for days. It's definitely worth the download." -Sean Duncan, app reviewer Pop the tower of bubbles to land the box safely to the green platform below. This requires skill and fast reflexes to pop the right bubbles as the tower starts to collapse. Check out the youtube videos, just search for "Bubble Tower iPhone/ipad" Download Bubble Tower HD FOV Normally $0.99. Take stunning 360 photos with just your iPhone! - Best 360 photo app with real-time capture - Featured in "New Apps We Love" by Apple in 58 countries! - #1 rating for 360 photo apps worldwide - Compatible with Messages, Facebook, WhatsApp, Messenger FOV lets you take interactive pictures in a few seconds. Move your arm in all directions to discover the image and experience something unique! Create your own virtual reality with just an iPhone and share what you live with your friends. Classic panoramas are outdated. With FOV, teleport yourself to the other side of the world and watch what your friends see as if you were with them. *** For the first time, you can send 360 photos in Messages thanks to our new iOS 10 Messages app extension! We have also implemented Wide Color support for the iPhone 7, a deeper color representation for making your pictures even more beautiful and vivid. Download FOV iPicBox Pro Normally $0.99. Easy to use! Smooth! Awesome! iPicBox is the most beautiful and powerful picture manager that is easy to use in the world. If you like picture, if you are addicted to collecting pictures, if you have some privacies, and would like to show off, yeah~That is it! Got it! ******Main Features****** —Share to Facebook, Twitter, QQ, QZone, WeChat, WeChatTimeLine, Camera Roll, Email, Copy, SMS —Daily Pic, which can bring you freshest and the most beautiful pictures daily. —3D touch ( 6s, 6s plus) —How-To-Use pages —Support iOS9 —Touch ID for locking single folder and image —Gorgeous themes that are changed by heart —Folder cover that is splendid —Unlimited folders that permit you to sort pictures —Unique tree view of folders that is clear at a glance —Unique split mode that shows tree view and list view at the same time —Press to download picture easily —Quick capturing as you need —Import albums that have huge amount of pictures —Search pictures you want and locate the position —Lock pictures and privacies will not be touched —Batch operations that make you better efficiency —All kinds of gestures that make you natural —Smooth basic operations including Add, Del, Edit, Move —Trash box that gives you a chance to go back * * * * * * All your photos stored in iPicBox are 100% private. Your photos are only stored on your device and are never uploaded to our servers. We have no ability to remotely access your photos. Download iPicBox Pro Two Way Translate Normally $11.99. Two-way communication with foreigners via dual translation windows or Bidirectional language translation check for the article comparison. Features: 1. Simultaneously display two google translation windows. 2. Support world language. 3. Speech Translation. 4. Share and Record functions. 5. Reset button. Fast Getting Started: 1. Choose in left tab on left translate window for language A. 2. Choose in right tab on left translate window for language B. 3. Choose in left tab on right translate window for language B. 4. Choose in right tab on right translate window for language A. Download Two Way Translate

Are bone conduction headphones good enough yet?

Are bone conduction headphones good enough yet?Well, there is, sort of, for a loose definition of "better." For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been trying out a pair of bone conduction headphones, a futuristic-sounding technology that’s about a century old. The company started off making bone conduction headphones for the military, but for the past couple of years it’s been trying to push them into the mainstream (with mixed success). Now, instead of faffing around sending vibrations through the air like a damn clown, bone conduction headphones take a more direct route — sending vibrations straight into the top of your jaw and from there to your inner ear and brain.

10 tips to help your business get the most out of Facebook Live

10 tips to help your business get the most out of Facebook LiveFacebook Live is an outstanding way to help establish and extend your company brand. Jack Wallen offers up ten tips that will help you hit the ground running with this new social media experience.

LG Electronics says Germany’s Miele infringes washing patents

Visitors walk past the showroom of LG Electronics during the Auto China 2016 show in BeijingSEOUL/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - LG Electronics said Miele was infringing patents for so-called steam washing machines and has sent a letter demanding that the German domestic appliance maker stop using the technology, setting an end-October deadline for a response. Miele has been and is willfully infringing on LG's patents, LG said in the letter, sent last week and seen by Reuters. Miele, whose roots go back to 1899 when Carl Miele and Reinhard Zinkann founded a company to manufacture dairy cream separators, confirmed it had received the letter.

Ninth century library goes digital to reach wider audience

A ninth century library in Morocco, widely believed to be the oldest in the world, is going digital to make its ancient treasures available to a wider audience. The al-Qarawiyyin library in the former Moroccan capital, Fez, is home to some of the rarest and most unique manuscripts in the world, with access limited to just the curator in some special cases. "The main aim is to provide means and tools both in terms of hardware and software to digitalize this cultural heritage and to make them available in an open way to the world at large," said Vito Pirelli of the Italian institute.

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 fills the S Pen void left by the Note 7

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 fills the S Pen void left by the Note 7Samsung is bringing its Galaxy Tab A 10.1 tablet to the US five months after it was announced back in May. The tablet, which will retail for $349, will ship with an S Pen (hey former Note 7 owners!) and 3GB of RAM — an improvement on the 2GB of RAM the tablet shipped with when it was released overseas. The Tab A 10.1 won't run the latest version of Android out of the box — it's shipping with Android 6.0 — but hopefully Samsung will give it an update to Nougat in the near future. Samsung says the tablet will be available on its website and from select retailers on October 28th.

Lending Loop reopens peer-to-peer lending after regulator OK

By Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian financial technology startup Lending Loop said on Monday it was re-launching its online lending marketplace after receiving regulator approval to sell investment opportunities to lenders regardless of their wealth. The company, which paused its unlicensed operation in March, said the Ontario Securities Commission has now granted it an exempt market dealer license, and that it can connect small businesses looking to raise capital to individual lenders seeking a return on capital everywhere in Canada except Quebec. "These are successful business models that help the middle class, they help small businesses, so why not here?," said Cato Pastoll, Lending Loop's chief executive.

The Best Lightweight, Insulated Jackets

The Best Lightweight, Insulated JacketsBye-bye, bulk. These insulated jackets are so thin, you'll barely notice you're wearing one.

Apple insider provides some tantalizing details about Apple’s next-gen MacBook Pro

Apple in just a few days will unveil some sweeping and long-overdue changes to its stagnant Mac lineup , with the venerable MacBook Pro slated to receive a particularly dramatic overhaul. As we covered previously, Apple's 2016 MacBook Pro will not only feature upgraded specs, but will also incorporate an OLED display panel located at the top of the keyboard. It's also believed that Apple's new MacBook Pro will feature built-in Touch ID functionality, a larger trackpad and a shallower and more reliable keyboard like the 12-inch MacBook. DON'T MISS:  Insane new iPhone 8 design that no one saw coming may have just been revealed But just when we thought we had it all figured out, along comes reputed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo with some tantalizing new details at the 11th hour. Over the weekend, Kuo issued a new research report to investors where he added quite a bit of information about Apple's upcoming Mac themed event. In the note, which MacRumors obtained a copy of, Kuo sheds some light on the upcoming MacBook Pro's processor, display technology and more. Our new predictions also include: (1) Intel’s (US) Skylake processor; (2) the same panel resolution but better display quality and energy efficiency thanks to an oxide panel; (3) a new option of 2TB SSD storage capacity; (4) adoption of a similar processor as Apple Watch to control the OLED touch bar more energy-efficiently in the new MacBook Pro models; and (5) a Type-C & MagSafe-like adapter rolled out by Apple or a third-party supplier, given positive reviews for the MagSafe charging design. There's quite a bit of excitement to unpack here. One, with Intel's power efficient Skylake processors in the mix, along with improved display technology, it will be interesting to see if battery life on the 2016 MacBook Pro takes a huge leap forward. As a point of reference, Apple's current 13-inch MacBook Pro delivers up to 10 hours of battery life while browsing the web. Moving along, a 2TB SSD storage option is certainly welcome, but we're most excited about Apple's upcoming notebook sporting a MagSafe-like USB-C adapter. As far as other Mac products are concerned, Kuo relays that we can expect to see a new 13-inch MacBook (whether it's a MacBook Air model or not remains to be seen). Unfortunately, Kuo adds that Apple will not be selling revamped iMacs in 2016, though Tim Cook and co. could theoretically introduce one next week even though availability, per Kuo, won't begin until the middle of next year. The odds of that happening, though, are likely pretty low as Apple likely doesn't want to artificially deflate current iMac sales in the interim.

Surface Studio name emerges ahead of Microsoft’s PC event

Surface Studio name emerges ahead of Microsoft’s PC eventMicrosoft is expected to unveil a Surface-branded all-in-one PC on Wednesday at an event in New York City. Trademark attorney Brian Conroy may have uncovered potential names for Microsoft's Surface PC, or the software features powering it. Conroy has a habit of spotting trademark filings: he found the AirPods trademark, an AirPods case, and Warner Brothers' filing of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

Time Warner CEO Bewkes could get $32 million from AT&T merger

(Reuters) - Time Warner Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes could walk away with a $32 million payout if the media company completes its $85 billion merger with AT&T Inc .

Dyn DDoS attack: 5 takeaways on what we know and why it matters

Dyn DDoS attack: 5 takeaways on what we know and why it mattersOn October 21, a Distributed Denial of Service attack on Dyn took many key web properties such as Twitter and Netflix offline. Here are some more details on the attack and the breadth of its impact.

Professional portrait photographer shows how incredible iPhone 7 Plus’ Portrait Mode can be

Apple is expected to release the first major update to its iOS 10 platform later this week. The new iOS 10.1 build has been available as a beta for several weeks now, and the public release may come on Thursday shortly after Apple's big press conference. In fact, with recent rumors suggesting Apple's event will focus solely on the company's refreshed Mac computers, iOS 10.1 could be released to the public even before Thursday. Beyond bug fixes and refinements, there are a handful of new features coming iPhones and iPads in iOS 10.1. The most hotly anticipated among them, however, is definitely the new Portrait Mode setting that is exclusive to the iPhone 7 Plus. DON'T MISS:  Crazy new iPhone 8 design that no one saw coming may have just been revealed Apple's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus include a number of new features and improvements over last year's iPhone lineup, but the new camera on the larger iPhone model is one of this year's hottest additions. The iPhone 7 Plus sports a dual lens setup that places a 12-megapixel telephoto lens next to the main 12-megapixel wide-angle lens. The new configuration gives iPhone 7 Plus users access to 2x optical zoom without taking any hit to image quality. There are other ways the second rear camera is used as well, but the most talked-about feature is the new Portrait Mode that Apple added to the phone in iOS 10.1. This special new mode uses the wide-angle lens to focus on the subject of a photo, and then it uses data captured by the telephoto lens to blur the background of an image. The result is a "bokeh" effect similar to what you might see in photos captured by a DSLR camera. We've seen plenty of samples of Portrait Mode photos around the web, and iPhone 7 Plus users who have the iOS 10.1 beta installed have undoubtedly tested the new camera mode themselves. Professional photographer and filmmaker Gary Yost wasn't happy with the photo samples he's seen floating around the web though, so he installed the iOS 10.1 beta on his own iPhone 7 Plus. Armed with more than 40 years of photography experience, Yost took some professional portraits with the phone's new Portrait Mode enabled. The results are astounding. Yost told BGR that Apple's new Portrait Mode in iOS 10.1 is "indistinguishable from the 'real thing'" for most viewers as far as presentation on the web is concerned. The bokeh effect obviously isn't quite as accurate as optical results shot with a DSLR camera, but the difference is negligible when sharing photos on the internet or on social media. Yost said that the iPhone 7 Plus' new Portrait Mode is particularly impressive in very good lighting, so you'll want to ensure that your subject is well-lit when you start playing with the iOS 10.1 update yourself. A composite of some of the portraits captured by Yost with his iPhone 7 Plus has been posted on his website , and you'll find a few samples below so you can see just how impressive the photos really are. Click on any image to view it at its full size. Image source: Gary Yost Image source: Gary Yost Image source: Gary Yost Image source: Gary Yost

How to deploy applications with the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

How to deploy applications with the Microsoft Deployment ToolkitDiscover how to install applications when deploying devices using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT). This illustrated tutorial takes you through the steps.

Smart security cameras will be able to tell if you’re texting and driving

Smart security cameras will be able to tell if you're texting and drivingSpencer Platt/Getty Images

Your brain gets used to lying as you do it more

Your brain gets used to lying as you do it moreNew research shows that the part of the brain that is activated during dishonesty responds less and less as we “get used” to cheating — and that could make us lie even more. Brain scans of the participants confirmed that lying can be a slippery slope: people did lie more over time. When we deceive someone, the part of the brain that regulates emotion — called the amygdala — is activated, and we often feel shame or guilt.

The upgraded version of the Turing Phone is reportedly shipping

The upgraded version of the Turing Phone is reportedly shippingRemember the Turing Phone? You might because you preordered it in August 2015 and received an "evaluation unit" a year later, only to discover it was kind of terrible. After a switch to Sailfish OS in January of this year, the company began shipping its "ultra-secure" phone to early backers with the promise that an upgraded version with the Snapdragon 820 processor would follow this year. Essentially, customers were sent a beta phone and then told the real version would be coming to them soon.Phoneradar reports that a source in Taiwan has now received this upgraded phone. ...

AT&T, Time Warner bonds widen on merger news

AT&T saw some of its shorter-term outstanding bonds widen sharply in secondary trade Monday after the telecoms giant announced a blockbuster US$85bn acquisition of Time Warner. AT&T's 2.8% 2021s were spotted at T+120bp, some 15bp wider than Friday's close, according to one trading source, while its 4.125% 2026s were spotted at T+170bp or 7bp wider on the day. Meanwhile Time Warner's 2.95% 2026 were bid 17bp wider at T+140bp after the announcement of the deal, which still needs the approval of US regulators.

Brexit bombshell: Microsoft raises cloud pricing 22% for UK businesses

Brexit bombshell: Microsoft raises cloud pricing 22% for UK businessesMicrosoft recently announced a price hike for British customers purchasing enterprise software and cloud services due to the fall of the pound after the Brexit vote. Here's what you need to know.

With email dumps, WikiLeaks tests power of full transparency

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2016 file photo, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange participates via video link at a news conference marking the 10th anniversary of the secrecy-spilling group in Berlin. Assange may be stuck in the Ecuadorean Embassy and cut off from the internet, but he's closer than ever to testing a hypothesis he first outlined nearly a decade ago. Can total transparency defeat an entrenched group of insiders? (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange first outlined the hypothesis nearly a decade ago: Can total transparency defeat an entrenched group of insiders?

NBA League Pass optimizes game-watching on smartphones

NBA League Pass Mobile View offers tighter shots of the action.The NBA League Pass, a subscription service that allows fans to live-stream games on their phone, tablet or smart TV, has launched a new feature designed specifically for mobile viewers. Called NBA Mobile View, the option provides a viewing experience that's optimized for smaller screens, reports TechCrunch. An explanatory video, for instance, shows a side-by-side comparison of how games are livestreamed for viewers watching on flat-screen TVs at home, for instance, and for viewers using the Mobile View option.

Dishonored 2’s live-action trailer will make you want a Dishonored movie

Dishonored 2's live-action trailer will make you want a Dishonored movieIn what's becoming a tradition, Bethesda is getting ready for the release of a big new game by putting out a live-action trailer. The publisher previously did the same for both Fallout 4 and the recent reboot of Doom, and now it's Dishonored 2's turn. The new two-minute clip is called "Take Back What's Yours" and, like the company's previous attempts, it doesn't show what it will be like to play the game, but instead aims to capture the same feeling. ...

Pokemon Go celebrates Halloween with bonus candy, increased Ghost Pokemon spawns

If you've been desperate to add a Gengar to your collection in Pokemon Go , the week of Halloween might be the perfect time to do so. On Monday morning, Niantic announced a special Halloween event for the popular mobile game that will allow trainers to collect bonus candy through a variety of actions and offer an increased spawn rate for "spooky" Pokemon. RELATED:  Everyone’s favorite Pokemon Go map tracker is back You can watch the trailer for the first official Pokemon Go event below: According to Niantic, you will gain double candy every time you catch, hatch or transfer a Pokémon and your Buddy Pokemon will gain candy four times faster than usual. For many trainers, this alone will be incentive enough to redownload the app or jump back in after an extended hiatus. But that's not all! Seven of the game's "spookiest" Pokemon will spawn more often throughout the event: Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Zubat, Golbat, Drowzee and Hypno. If any of these Pokemon are missing from your Pokedex, you're going to want to get outside this week and start searching the neighborhood. Although this isn't the huge Legendary event that many Pokemon Go players have been waiting for, it is a nice surprise and a good sign that Niantic is still invested in keeping the Pokemon Go community coming back for more. The event lasts from October 26th to November 1st, so be sure to play  Pokemon Go starting this Wednesday to collect bonus candy and spooky Pokemon.

Time Warner, AT&T shares fall amid concerns over deal clearance

Chairman and CEO of AT&T Randall Stephenson speaks at the Wall Street signaled skepticism on Monday that AT&T Inc would secure the government approvals needed to carry out its planned $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc , with shares of both companies falling as analysts scrutinized the deal. Time Warner shares were trading some 20 percent below the implied value of AT&T's $107.50 per share cash and stock offer, indicating investor doubts that the companies would be able to complete the transaction. The deal, announced on Saturday, would give AT&T control of cable TV channels HBO and CNN, film studio Warner Bros and other coveted assets and reshape the media landscape.

Black Mirror’s third season opens with a vicious take on social media

Black Mirror's third season opens with a vicious take on social mediaThe third season of Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror, a Twilight Zone-esque anthology TV series about technological anxieties and possible futures, was released on Netflix on October 21st. If Black Mirror could be summed up in one sentence, it'd probably be "Technology is exciting, but people are awful, and they keep finding the worst ways to apply it." The anthology series had a seven-episode run on Britain's Channel 4 from 2011 to 2014, and Netflix is now producing new episodes, but the show hasn't changed much. At its best, it's insightful, satirical, and bleak enough to shock even viewers jaded by the endless, pummeling violence of shows like Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead.

Hired experts back claims St. Jude heart devices can be hacked

The ticker and trading information for St. Jude Medical is displayed where the stock is traded on the floor of the NYSEShort-selling firm Muddy Waters said in a legal filing on Monday that outside cyber security experts it hired have validated its claims that St. Jude Medical Inc cardiac implants are vulnerable to potentially life-threatening cyber attacks. Muddy Waters released a 53-page report from boutique cyber security firm Bishop Fox, the latest piece of evidence to emerge in an ongoing dispute over claims made in August by the short-selling firm and cyber research firm MedSec Holdings that St. Jude cardiac implants are vulnerable to hacking. St. Paul, Minnesota-based St. Jude has strongly disputed those claims, which are under investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The internet apocalypse map hides the major vulnerability that created it

The internet apocalypse map hides the major vulnerability that created itDuring Friday’s massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on DNS service provider Dyn, one might be forgiven for mistaking the maps of network outages for images of some post-apocalyptic nuclear fallout. Aside from offering little detail and making a DDoS literally into a glowing red menace, they also obscured the reality of just how centralized a lot of internet infrastructure really is.

Meet Alexa, Your Digital Barback

Meet Alexa, Your Digital BarbackYou don't have to go out to get a great cocktail. Make it at home with your Amazon Echo and Alexa.

Report claims iPhone 8 will feature a revolutionary new design that no one saw coming

Next year, Apple is expected to release a completely redesigned iPhone 8 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the original iPhone. Following three consecutive years of seeing the same design reused in the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone 7, Apple is expected to make dramatic changes to the appearance of its next-generation iPhone, and to the technology included inside the device. Previous reports have stated that the new iPhone 8 will feature an OLED display that covers almost all of the phone's face, and the home button and fingerprint scanner will be embedded beneath the screen. The phone is also expected to have a glass back instead of aluminum, and metal will surround the outer edges as it did on the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4. According to a new report, however, these claims have it all wrong and the iPhone 8's new design will be unlike anything the world has ever seen. DON'T MISS:  iPhone 7 Plus vs Google Pixel speed tests: Yup, Android still gets crushed According to everything we've heard so far from tried and true sources, next year's iPhone 8 sounds pretty terrific. The new OLED screen is long overdue and Apple's removal of the home button may finally let it shrink down the overall size of its iPhones without decreasing the size of the displays. Fans are excited enough as it is, but now a new report claims that Apple's upcoming iPhone redesign is far more revolutionary than any previous rumors claimed. "The next iPhone will be, I am told, a clear piece of glass (er, Gorilla Glass sandwich with other polycarbonates for being pretty shatter resistant if dropped) with a next-generation OLED screen (I have several sources confirming this)," wrote longtime tech blogger and current Entrepreneur in Residence at UploadVR in a post on Facebook . "You pop it into a headset which has eye sensors on it, which enables the next iPhone to have a higher apparent frame rate and polygon count than a PC with a Nvidia 1080 card in it." He says the next-generation iPhone will be clear — as in, completely transparent so that users can see straight through it — so that Apple can use it to power an augmented reality experience similar to the one offered by Microsoft's HoloLens. "The phone itself has a next-generation 3D sensor from Primesense, which Apple bought," Scoble added. "Apple has 600 engineers working in Israel on just the sensor. It's the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. It's the first product introduction in Apple's new amazing headquarters. It's a big f**king deal and will change this industry deeply." He continued, "Also, updates from new sources: expect battery and antennas to be hidden around the edges of the screen, which explains how Apple will fit in some of the pieces even while most of the chips that make up a phone are in a pack/strip at the bottom of the phone." This all sounds absolutely incredible... and completely implausible. First, we're years away from having technology that would enable Apple to build an iPhone like the one Scoble describes with a battery and antennas "hidden around the edges of the screen" that would last longer than about 4 minutes on a charge. We've seen some pretty spectacular tech as far as transparent displays are concerned — check out this invisible TV from Panasonic , which is incredible — but scaling it down to a device the size of a smartphone isn't happening in 2017. Beyond that, this contradicts everything we've heard so far from the most reliable sources in the world when it comes to leaking Apple's plans, such as The Wall Street Journal and KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Scoble has plenty of sources in the startup world and he's had some scoops in the past, but he doesn't quite have the kind of track record with Apple scoops that would make us confident in these outlandish claims, however much we'd love for them to be true.

Pokémon Go celebrates Halloween with its first in-game event

Pokémon Go celebrates Halloween with its first in-game eventStarting October 26th through to November 1st, Pokémon Go will be running its first in-game event, which will offer special rewards during Halloween. For starters, you’ll encounter more of what developer Niantic calls the "spookiest pokémon," which includes ghosts like Gastly, Gengar, and Haunter, and also Drowzee and Zubat for some reason.

Xprize launches two new competitions addressing water scarcity and women’s safety

Xprize launches two new competitions addressing water scarcity and women’s safetyThe non-profit group Xprize, which creates global competitions to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems using technology, is launching two new competitions today: one to address access to fresh water, the other to address women’s safety. The two challenges were chosen because of their importance on a global scale, Zenia Tata, the executive director of global development and international expansion at Xprize, tells The Verge. "These issues are extremely valuable for everyone, no matter where they are," Tata says.

SpaceX’s Elon Musk elaborates on plan to colonize Mars

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2016, file photo, SpaceX founder Elon Musk speaks during the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico. Musk elaborated on his plans to colonize Mars in a Reddit session Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Refugio Ruiz, File)SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has given more details about his plan to colonize Mars.

Everyone’s favorite Pokemon Go map tracker is finally back online

Earlier this month, the developers behind the FastPokeMap map tracker for Pokemon Go announced that it would come back online by Friday the 14th or Saturday the 15th. That deadline came and went, but last night, after weeks of anticipation, the site's Twitter account confirmed FastPokeMap was back. DON'T MISS:  Return to the ‘Pokemon Sun and Moon’ demo on these days for special rewards If you've never used FastPokeMap, it's exceptionally easy: Just head to  in your browser, tap an area near your current location and wait for the service to scan in a 70 meter radius around the point of request. The developers are still working to smooth things out, so your scans are probably going to fail more often than not if you're trying to use the service around the time this article went live on BGR. That said, the site's Twitter account claims that FastPokeMap will be "100% operational" at some point on Monday. Here's what the developers have to say: And if you hate reading maps or are unfamiliar with the area you're scanning, you can now click (or tap, if you're on a mobile device) the Pokemon you want to pursue and FastPokeMap will automatically redirect you to Google Maps, where a route will appear that you can follow to reach the creature. If you've been looking for a reason to jump back into Pokemon Go , this might be it.

Video: Top 5 ways Brexit will affect tech

Video: Top 5 ways Brexit will affect techTom Merritt examines five ways Brexit could affect the tech landscape, including EU regulation, data portability, IT hiring, and more.

Samsung announces new upgrade program for Galaxy Note 7 owners in S. Korea

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7Owners of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 in South Korea are being offered a new compensation package. In a move to appease Galaxy Note 7 owners who had to exchange their faulty devices for a Galaxy S7 after reports of battery fires and exploding phones, the South Korean electronics and mobile giant announced an upgrade program that will make them eligible for a Galaxy S8 or Galaxy Note 8 when they're launched next year. Customers will be able to upgrade to the forthcoming models at half the price of the Galaxy S7.

The NBA is adding a zoomed-in view for smartphones to all League Pass streams

The NBA is adding a zoomed-in view for smartphones to all League Pass streamsThe NBA doesn't think it makes sense to give fans streaming games on a smartphone the exact same vantage point as people watching at home on a large TV screen. Beginning tomorrow, Mobile View will appear as a third option alongside the typical home and away feeds when in League Pass. Mobile View is available on both phones and tablets, but not League Pass apps designed for TVs.

Microsoft’s Surface PC event: what to expect

Microsoft’s Surface PC event: what to expectMicrosoft is returning to New York City this week to host a special press event on October 26th. While Microsoft held a similar event last year in October, this year's show is expected to include less hardware, with more of a theme around 3D and creativity. As always, you'll be able to follow along with our live blog for immediate updates on Microsoft's announcements.

From Texas to the Smithsonian, following a trail of sexual misconduct

From Texas to the Smithsonian, following a trail of sexual misconductPinto, widely regarded as a talented mammalogist, had a prior record of misconduct. In 2008, while a biology masters student at Texas Tech University, he was admonished for inappropriate behavior with an undergraduate. "He would come into the room and ask for hugs, but just the girls." The details uncovered by The Verge have now forced the chair of TTU’s biology department, behavioral ecologist Ronald Chesser, to step down pending an investigation of extremely sexist remarks he made at Baker’s retirement party last year, which were caught on video.

Nocs, Jays, and Degauss Labs: a smorgasbord review of Swedish headphones

Nocs, Jays, and Degauss Labs: a smorgasbord review of Swedish headphonesNot long after The Verge was founded in late 2011, I heard from Nocs, a small team from Stockholm that had managed to get its impeccably tiny and minimalist headphones into Apple stores. All of these in-ear headphones had that unmistakeable purity of Scandinavian design: beauty achieved through purity of purpose, simplicity, and efficiency.

AI program able to predict human rights trials with 79 percent accuracy

AI program able to predict human rights trials with 79 percent accuracyComputer scientists have created an AI program capable of predicting the outcome of human rights trials. The program was trained on data from nearly 600 cases brought before the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), and was able to predict the court's final judgement with 79 percent accuracy. Its creators say it could be useful in identifying common patterns in court cases, but stress that they do not believe AI will be able to replace human judgement.

T-Mobile raises forecast; sees ‘upside’ from AT&T-Time Warner deal

People pass by a T-Mobile store in the Brooklyn borough of New YorkT-Mobile US Inc raised its forecast for customer additions for the year and Chief Executive John Legere said AT&T Inc's proposed plan to buy Time Warner Inc could help T-Mobile to carve out more market share. AT&T on Saturday proposed to buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion in a bid to acquire content to stream over its network to attract a growing number of online viewers. "I would say the great news is (AT&T is) going to be further unfocused than they are now and the upside opportunity to continue to acquire businesses in the space for us is tremendous," T-Mobile CEO John Legere said.

Trump and Clinton’s third debate gets mocked brilliantly by Saturday Night Live

The trio of U.S. Presidential debates between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have been an absolute goldmine for comedians and late night talk show hosts. From the unlikely emergence of Ken Bone as a known entity to Donald Trump boldly proclaiming that nobody respects women more than he does, the debates have provided an incredible amount of source material for political satirists and journalists of all kinds. Saturday Night Life in particular has been bringing its A-game with respect to the current election. In particular, the sketch show has been doing a tremendous job of skewering and spoofing the debates themselves, anchored of course by Kate McKinnon's hilarious Hillary Clinton impersonation and Alec Baldwin's surprisingly impressive job playing Trump. DON'T MISS:  Dunk test video shows the Google Pixel is more waterproof than you might think Over the weekend, SNL was back it again, this time mocking last week's third and final debate between Trump and Clinton. Also chipping in this time around was Tom Hanks who was back hosting Saturday Night Live for an impressive ninth time. With Hanks impersonating Chris Wallace, and McKinnon and Baldwin in top form, SNL's cold open this past Saturday is must-see TV. Starting off strong, McKinnon began the festivities with the following quip, "In the first debate, I set the table. In the second debate, I fired up the grill. And tonight, I feast." Per usual, the real debates between Trump and Clinton have been so outlandish and wacky that SNL doesn't need to parody the debate so much it simply needs to recreate the bizarre reality that is the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. The full video can be seen below.

First Click: Apple says hello, Microsoft Surface all-in-one PC, and more in the week ahead

First Click: Apple says hello, Microsoft Surface all-in-one PC, and more in the week aheadMicrosoft’s Surface event in New York City is expected to yield new Surface hardware and details about the next Windows 10 software update. What we won’t see is a refresh of the Surface Pro 4 or Surface Book — instead, we’re likely to see a new all-in-one Surface for the desktop as well as new Surface-branded keyboards and a mouse. Apple’s “hello again” event is on Thursday and is expected to focus heavily on the Mac.

India’s Ola ties up with BMW for luxury cabs segment

An employee speaks over his phone as a private security guard looks on at the front desk inside the office of Ola cab service in GurugramMUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian ride-sharing service Ola has partnered with German carmaker BMW to strengthen its luxury mobility segment, the app-based taxi aggregator said on Monday. The tie-up will allow Ola cab operators to avail cheaper credit to buy BMW cars, receive after-sales support and guaranteed buyback, Ola said in a statement. BMW-certified instructors will also train drivers about auto safety systems and technology, the statement said. The agreement follows Ola's partnership, announced last month, with India's top SUV maker, Mahindra & Mahindra. ...

Samsung promises Korean Note 7 owners a 50 percent discount on the Note 8

Samsung promises Korean Note 7 owners a 50 percent discount on the Note 8Samsung is offering Note 7 owners in South Korea the chance to upgrade their phone to a Note 8 for half the price when the as-yet-unannounced handset becomes available next year. In a statement on Monday, Samsung said customers who trade in their Note 7 phone for either a flat-screen or curved-screen version of the Galaxy S7 can trade up for a Galaxy S8 or Note 8 smartphone launching next year through an upgrade programme. The news seemingly confirms that Samsung will be continuing the Note line despite the disaster of the Note 7, which was permanently discontinued earlier this month.

Samsung Electronics denies report of talks to buy French audio maker Focal

The logo of Samsung Electronic is seen at its headquarters in SeoulSamsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday a South Korean media report that the firm was in talks to acquire French audio equipment maker Focal for up to 300 billion won ($265.44 million) was not true. South Korea's Financial News newspaper, citing unnamed sources, said earlier talks between the two firms are in final stages and that Samsung plans to complete the acquisition by the year-end. "The report from Financial news on acquisition of the French audio equipment maker, Focal, is not true," Samsung, which is battling a crisis with the discontinuation of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, said in a statement, without elaborating further.

This AI program sees genitals everywhere it looks

This AI program sees genitals everywhere it looksGoogle's Deep Dream software proved that computer imagination can be strange and hallucinogenic. This imagery is the work of computer scientist Gabriel Goh, who created a neural network that mashes together two existing programs. The first is a Deep Dream-like image generator from MIT that uses deep learning to look at libraries of pictures and create similar images, and the second is an open source program from Yahoo that automatically detects and filters pornography.

Microsoft to raise enterprise prices in UK after pound plunges

A Microsoft logo is seen next to a cloud the day after Microsoft Corp's $26.2 billion purchase of LinkedIn Corp, in Los Angeles, CaliforniaBy Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - Microsoft plans to increase prices for some enterprise services by up to 22 percent in Britain following the plunge in the pound, likely hitting thousands of companies and government departments who rely on its cloud and software products. Microsoft said it would increase prices for its enterprise software by 13 percent and for its cloud services by 22 percent from Jan. 1 next year, becoming the latest tech company to raise fees in the wake of the vote to leave the European Union. Britain's shock vote on June 23 triggered the biggest one-day fall in sterling against the dollar and the pound is now down 18 percent against the U.S. currency, prompting computer makers such as Apple , Dell and others to increase prices in Britain.

China electronics firm to recall some U.S. products after hacking attack

Chinese firm Hangzhou Xiongmai Technology Co Ltd said it will recall some of its products sold in the United States after it was identified by security researchers as having made parts for devices that were targeted in a major hacking attack on Friday. Hackers unleashed a complex attack on the Internet through common devices like webcams and digital recorders, and cut access to some of the world's best known websites in a stunning breach of global internet stability. The electronics components firm, which makes parts for surveillance cameras, said in a statement on its official microblog that it would recall some of its earlier products sold in the United States, strengthen password functions and send users a patch for products made before April last year.

Samsung offers upgrade program for South Korea Note 7 customers

A model poses for photographs with Samsung Electronics' new smartphone Galaxy S7 during its launching ceremony in SeoulBy Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics is offering an upgrade program option to Galaxy Note 7 customers in South Korea who trade in their recalled device for a Galaxy S7 phone, marking its latest attempt to retain customers. In a statement on Monday, Samsung said customers who trade in their Note 7 phone for either a flat-screen or curved-screen version of the Galaxy S7 can trade up for a Galaxy S8 or Note 8 smartphone launching next year through an upgrade program. In addition to offering refunds or exchanges for a Galaxy S7 smartphone, Samsung has already offered financial incentives amounting to 100,000 won ($88.39) to affected customers in South Korea.

Major banks mark first-ever international trade using blockchain tech

The logo of Australia's Commonwealth Bank adorns an automatic teller machine (ATM) in central Sydney, AustraliaBy Byron Kaye SYDNEY (Reuters) - The first cross-border transaction between banks using multiple blockchain applications has taken place, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Wells Fargo & Co said on Monday, resulting in a shipment of cotton to China from the United States. Australian cotton trader Brighann Cotton Marketing bought the shipment bound for the port city Qingdao from U.S. division Brighann Cotton in Texas, the companies and their banks said in a joint statement. The blockchain trade, for 88 bales, totaled $35,000, Commonwealth Bank told Reuters.

U.S. banks add pieces to new instant payments network

By the end of December some U.S. bank customers may begin to notice features of the new Zelle instant payments network appearing on their mobile phone and online banking apps as the financial industry tries to catch up to technology company rivals, such as Venmo. Paul Finch, chief executive of the bank network operator, Early Warning Services, said during the weekend that buttons on user screens for digital payments at some banks will gradually start to use a uniform procedure for individuals to send and receive money. "This is about creating a wide, and inclusive, alternative to cash and checks for everyone," said Finch, who was at the Money 20/20 payments industry conference in Las Vegas to promote Zelle for its bank owners.

Watch Clive Owen play tug of war with a helicopter in Neill Blomkamp’s BMW short

Watch Clive Owen play tug of war with a helicopter in Neill Blomkamp’s BMW shortNow, he’s partnered up with BMW to helm The Escape, a new entry in the company’s The Hire series of short action films, which just hit the web today. As the FBI closes in, the security contractors tasked with taking one of the clones away mounts an escape, hiring The Driver to whisk away Five (played by Dakota Fanning). The head of the mercenary group, the Punisher himself, Jon Bernthal, hops in the side passenger seat, and the convoy makes its escape.

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