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Kaspersky software banned at USA federal agencies amid concerns of Kremlin ties

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The department cited concern about possible ties between Kaspersky officials and Russian intelligence. After 90 days, agencies must begin to implement plans to remove Kaspersky products, unless instructed otherwise. It has tried largely in vain to become a vendor to the USA government, one of the world's biggest buyers of cyber tools. "Given that USA government sales have not been a significant part of the company's activity in North America, Kaspersky Lab is exploring opportunities to ... Read More »

NY outraged over startup that wants to replace bodegas

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Also, the stock photos provided to Fast Company are the kind you might take at a high school reunion where everyone is really trying to look like they're still glad they chose to attend. A new startup could give beloved neighborhood bodegas a run for their money. At bodegas , everyone interacts with the store vendor behind the counter and the cats (or sometime multiple cats) that walk around the store. Read More »

Version 1.1.0 is here for the Switch online app

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Seriously, though, it's troubling that it's taken Nintendo this long to introduce a feature that should have been there from day one. You couldn't run the app in the background or lock your screen, meaning your phone's display needed to be on and the app needed to be open in order to keep chatting. Read More »

Nokia 9 spotted on GFXBench with Android 8.0.0 Oreo

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Following Marshmallow is Lollipop (5.0 and 5.1) at a total of 28.8%, while Nougat is in third place with 15.8% (14.2% for 7.0 and 1.6% for 7.1). A new GFXbench listing shows us the Nokia 9 running on Android 8 .0.0. However, Android Oreo is absent from the chart, even though it's three weeks since its release on the latest Pixel and Nexus devices. According to further reports , the Android Oreo update will be available for the users for OnePlus 3, 3T and 5 mostly by the end of this ... Read More »

Nintendo will continue to ship SNES Classic Edition consoles into 2018

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In order to meet the insatiable demand for the SNES Classic Edition , Nintendo announced this week that it will ship the retro console into 2018 rather than ceasing shipments at the end of the year, as was previously the plan . "Fans have shown their unbridled enthusiasm for these Classic Edition systems, so Nintendo is working to put many more of them on store shelves". During that time , it seemed that the NES Classic Edition was not viewed as part of the company's future. Read More »

Apple Touts Qi Charging With New iPhones

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The highlight of the announcement event, which was held in Apple's Steve Jobs Theater at its new Cupertino, Calif., headquarters, was likely the new iPhone X smartphone that celebrates the iPhone's 10-year legacy which essentially changed the global smartphone marketplace. Read More »

New feature to allow WhatsApp users delete sent messages

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Reported by WABetaInfo , Android insiders are now testing the feature, with WhatsApp having turned on the dedicated recall server on its end. Reports say the recall server is working and successfully deleting messages. It also said that though the server is working, it does not imply that the feature is now enabled. WhatsApp has begun testing the feature on both Android and iOS devices, according to a WABetaInfo leak. Read More »

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton to leave company soon

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He said he intends to start a foundation "focused at the intersection of nonprofit, technology and communications ". Acton continued by pointing out that the time has come for him to "focus and execute" his latest plan. Acton led engineering internally for WhatsApp , and a source close to the company says he was a big advocate for WhatsApp's push into encryption. However, there's no clarity on what Acton will be working in future. Read More »

Kremlin used Facebook to promote political protests in US

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According to the Beast, Facebook confirmed the events were taken down in the same purge of the $100,000 ad buy network last week. Although the notice-like numerous ads referenced by Facebook last week-didn't associate itself with any particular politician, it borrowed themes familiar from then-candidate Donald Trump's campaign. Read More »

Cellular-packin' Apple Watch Series 3 doesn't need an iPhone

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The new Apple Watch will also notify users when their heart rates are higher than normal if they aren't performing any activity. It still has some of the awesome features of Apple Watch Series 2: It'll still come with a built-in Global Positioning System tracker, as well as have a water resistance of 50 meters. Read More »

Destiny 2 Removing Item That Resembles Hate Group Symbol

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Just shy of one week after launch, Bungie has removed an in-game armor piece from Destiny 2 after being alerted that the gauntlet's design strongly resembled that of a white supremacist flag. The Destiny 2 item's similarity to the Kekistan flag follows many other neo-Nazi campaigns to sneak white nationalist iconography into pop culture-in ways that could be explained away or excused, no less. Read More »

Thatgamecompany's Next Game Is An Apple Exclusive

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For those playing on Apple TV , everything can be done with one finger using the Siri Remote. If it's anything like TGC's past efforts, expect plenty of subtext and symbolism hidden beneath lush environments and high-flying characters. As you may recall, thatgamecompany is known for Flow , Flower , and Journey . Players will fly above the clouds in social groups, travelling to "Dark Temples" and bringing light to these risky corners of its world in order to summon magical creatures. Read More »

Range Oppo A71 launches in India at Rs. 12990

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On the specifications front, this phone has 5.2-inch HD (720 x 1280 pixels) display . Priced at Rs. 12,900, this smartphone will not come into the company' selfie centric smartphones list, instead, Oppo is highlighting the metal body and Android Nougat software in the A71. Read More »

Okami HD Officially Announced for PS4, Xbox One, and PC

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Interestingly, it'll be possible to toggle between widescreen format or the original release's 4:3 aspect ratio. The game will get a physical re-release in Japan and all versions of the game will support 4K for PS4 Pro and Xbox One X users. Read More »

What can make the upcoming Apple iPhones more expensive

This is perhaps because unlike a traditional "S" upgrade, the 8 and 8 Plus will apparently feature a new exterior-specifically a glass back-along with more minor feature upgrades like a faster processor and wireless charging . According to Forbes.com , the iPhone 8 will be Apple's most expensive iPhone ever - with pricing starting from $1,100 to $1,200. The iPhones could come in a new color (likely some shade of gold). Read More »

Jaguar to launch Formula E support series for 2018-19

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The manufacturer has also said that one auto will be raced by a special guest "VIP" driver at each round. The Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy will be a supporting series for the FIA Formula E championship, which the British-manufacturer entered in 2016. Read More »

Xiaomi A1 to go on sale on Flipkart at 12PM today

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The key highlight of the Xiaomi Mi A1 is its rear dual cameras. This means Google will be directly providing updates for the smartphone in terms of software. The device is just 7mm thin and weighs 168 grams. It also includes graphite sheet of dual pyrolytic that assists emit heat, serving decreases thermal performance through up to 2-degrees Celsius. Read More »

Facebook is testing pre-loaded 'Instant Vidoes' feature

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A lightning icon indicates that a video is an offline-viewable Instant Video . The Instant Video feature is reminiscent of Instant Articles, Facebook's hosted content format that loads much faster than mobile websites so users don't drop off waiting for a publisher's articles to appear. Read More »

Volkswagen ID CROZZ updated, gets ready for 2020 production

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This can be seen, for instance, in various design changes to the front and rear ends of the concept auto that is painted in "Hibiscus Red Metallic". Design wise, the exterior mostly remains faithful to the original I.D. In addition, the updated I.D. The driver can let the vehicle take over the reins in I.D. Pilot autonomous driving mode, which can be activated or deactivated by voice commands. Read More »

LA to host 2028 Olympics

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International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach will visit Los Angeles this weekend, following the IOC Session which is set to confirm LA as 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games Host City. The venue is due to play host to weightlifting when Los Angeles hosts the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It also references an investment of up to $160 million to increase youth sports programs in LA in the years leading up to the Games. Read More »

Rahul Gandhi leaves for US; To address students at University of California

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Gandhi also spoke about the 1984 Sikh riots which broke out after the assassination of his grandmother, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, by her Sikh bodyguards. The foreign tours of Rahul Gandhi are known for attracting controversies, and this time too, things are no different. In the meantime, BJP national president Amit Shah has kicked off the party's campaign in Gujarat. Read More »

Kansas Red Cross Sends Volunteers To Areas Impacted By Hurricane Irma

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In addition, is 7 Eleven encouraging customers to support the American Red Cross Hurricane Irma relief efforts. About 50 volunteers from Kansas are still helping in the Houston area hit by Hurricane Harvey two weeks ago. Volunteers must commit to being deployed for at least 14 days and be ready to deploy within 48 hours after being assigned. Two other deployments will return soon. Read More »

Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Package Bows

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Thankfully, Porsche recognizes this group, and it's built an options package for the 2018 911 GT3 to suit their subtlety. The Touring Package nomenclature has its roots in an upgrade that was available on the similarly hard-core 1973 911 Carrera RS. Read More »