The Sonos smart speaker with microphone hits the FCC

The Sonos smart speaker with microphone hits the FCC
Sonos has been rumored to be putting together a smart speaker for some time now, and we’ve just gotten the biggest confirmation yet that the company is working on its own voice assistant-powered device: an FCC filing that references a “Product model S13” that adds “integrated voice control functionality,” via Dave Zatz over at Zatz Not Funny!. According to the FCC filing, S13 will have far-field microphones similar to those offered on products like the Amazon Echo to make it easy for the de…
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Private Internet Access – Get a Secure VPN to Protect Your Online Privacy

Private Internet Access – Get a Secure VPN to Protect Your Online Privacy
Since most of us rely upon the Internet for day-to-day activities today, hacking and spying have become a prime concern, and so have online security and privacy.The Internet has become a digital universe with websites collecting your sensitive information and selling them to advertisers, hackers looking for ways to steal your data from the ill-equipped networks, websites, and PCs, and government conducting mass surveillance—every model has shifted to data collection.So, what's the solution an…
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Beware! Viral Sarahah App Secretly Steals Your Entire Contact List

Beware! Viral Sarahah App Secretly Steals Your Entire Contact List
Are you also one of those 18 Million users using SARAHAH?You should beware of this app because the anonymous feedback application may not be as private as it really sounds.Sarahah is a newly launched app that has become one of the hottest iPhone and Android apps in the past couple of weeks, allowing its users to sign up to receive anonymised, candid messages from other Sarahah users.However, it turns out that the app silently uploads users' phone contacts to the company's servers for no good…
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Samsung Galaxy J7+ With Dual Rear Cameras Leaked in Live Images

Samsung Galaxy J7+ With Dual Rear Cameras Leaked in Live Images
Samsung last week refreshed its smartphone lineup with the introduction of dual cameras in Galaxy Note 8, and it seems like the South-Korean company is planning to continue this trend with its upcoming smartphones as well. Last week, Samsung was reportedly teasing the launch of another dual rear camera smartphone, the Galaxy J7+, in Thailand. Now, the live images and hands-on video of Galaxy J7+ have surfaced on the Internet, giving us a head-to-toe view of the smartphone.Now, a Weibo user has …
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Microsoft: FPGA Wins Versus Google TPUs For AI

Microsoft: FPGA Wins Versus Google TPUs For AI
Microsoft The Microsoft Brainwave mezzanine card extends each server with an Intel Altera Stratix 10 FPGA accelerator, synthesized to act as a “Soft DNN Processing Unit,” or DPU, and a fabric interconnect that enables datacenter-scale persistent neural networks. At the recent Hot Chips conference, three of the world’s largest datacenter companies detailed projects that exploit Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) as accelerators for performance-hungry datacenter…
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Samsung to Invest $7 Billion to Boost Its China NAND Memory Chip Output

Samsung to Invest $7 Billion to Boost Its China NAND Memory Chip Output
Samsung Electronics expects to invest $7 billion (roughly Rs. 44,726 crores) over the next three years to expand its NAND memory chip production in China's northwestern city of Xi'an, the South Korean tech giant said on Monday.In a regulatory filing Samsung said it approved $2.3 billion of the expected investment of $7 billion on Monday.In early July, when Samsung announced an investment of $18.6 billion in South Korea, it said it would add a production line at its NAND plant in Xi'an, but did …
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Members of Trump’s cybersecurity council resign in protest

Members of Trump’s cybersecurity council resign in protest
Several members of a White House cybersecurity council resigned last week in protest over President Donald Trump’s response to the violence in Charlottesville and the decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, among other issues. In a resignation letter obtained by NextGov, eight members of the 28-person National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) said that the president’s “actions have threatened the security of the homeland I took an oath to protect.” The letter states that…
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Shark-detecting drones take to the skies in Australia

Shark-detecting drones take to the skies in Australia
Australia will deploy a fleet of drones to patrol its shores for sharks next month, as part of an effort to enhance beach safety. As Reuters reports, the drones are equipped with AI-powered software that can distinguish sharks from sharks, boats, and other marine life in real-time. The so-called “Little Ripper” drones were first used in a trial program last year. Nabin Sharma, a research associate at the University of Technology Sydney’s School of Software, tells Reuters that the system aims…
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MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM Now Rolling Out to Second Batch of Devices

MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM Now Rolling Out to Second Batch of Devices
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has rolled out its MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM to a few more of its devices. The company had launched the MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM for a handful of devices like the Xiaomi Mi 6, Redmi Note 4 (Review), and the Redmi Note 4X in the first phase. With the second rollout, the MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM is now available for the Xiaomi Mi Mix, Mi Note 2, Mi 5, Mi 5s, Mi 5s Plus, Mi Max, Mi Max 2, Redmi 4 and the Redmi 4X.Also, an update for MIUI 9 will be rolling out to the Mi 6, R…
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LG V30 to Offer More Customisable Audio Options Over Predecessor, Claims Company

LG V30 to Offer More Customisable Audio Options Over Predecessor, Claims Company
LG has been teasing us about the features on its upcoming V30 flagship smartphone for quite some time and continuing the same trend, the company has now shared some of the audio capabilities offered by the handset. Interestingly, the company says that the LG V30 will come with more customisable audio options in comparison with predecessor model LG V20, which already came with some impressive audio capabilities.The South Korean company has said that the V30 will offer "next-generation audio funct…
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