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Privacy Group Wants FTC To Probe Google's In-Store Tracking Program

This data reveals sensitive information about consumer purchases, health, and private lives", EPIC writes in documents filed with the FTC. The legal complaint from the Electronic Privacy Information Center, to be filed with the FTC on Monday, alleges that Google is newly gaining access to a trove of highly sensitive information - the credit and debit card purchase records of the majority of USA consumers - without revealing how they got the information or giving consumers meaningful ways ...

First weekend: 'Mubarakan' and 'Indu Sarkar' show growth at the box office

The film that opened low on Friday, got more than double the business on Sunday, which is unusual for this genre. According to the latest report on BoxofficeIndia.com, the film has minted Rs 3.25 crore over its first weekend at the box-office.

AMD's high-end Ryzen Threadripper desktop processors are now available for pre-order

We've created a slideshow with some of the most important data on performance and overall product positioning against Intel . Earlier this month, AMD announced the pricing details of Ryzen Threadripper desktop processors . Like the Ryzen 7 1800X , the Ryzen Threadripper 1900X has a 4MB level 2 cache and 16MB level 3 cache. Furthermore, the overclock was achieved with all 16 cores active.

ASUS ZenFone 4 Pro images leaked, more features revealed

A version of the ZenFone 4 already exists in Russian Federation under the name ZenFone 4 Max. The phone won't be unveiled in the United Kingdom, however. You can check out the Tweet from here. However, if Gizbot's report is anything to go by, the phone will have 6GB of RAM and will be powered by a Snapdragon 835 SoC from Qualcomm.

Samsung Unveils First Cat. 18 LTE Modem With 6CA Support

What this means is that devices with this modem will be able to support download speeds faster than a conventional home fiber connection. The new technology has achieved a maximum downlink speed of 1.2Gbps, said Samsung. The company claims its 6CA-supported LTE modem technology is the first of its kind in the industry. Citing the research conducted by Japan-based Anritsu, Samsung Electronics said the 6CA 1.2 Gbps modem technology is 20 percent faster than existing solutions.

The Magitek Exosuit is finally available in Final Fantasy XV

These suits were originally planned to release in a Booster Pack update early last Spring, but were delayed likely due to their initial resemblance to Super Sentai. To gain access to the Moogle Chocobo Carnival , players must have the FFXV Holiday Pack + which is included in the season pass and digital premium edition, or have downloaded the free version of the FFXV Holiday Pack previously .

Ark: Survival Evolved retail release date delayed

Indeed, the DLC of Ragnarok has been postponed; the additional content will now be released on August 29 along with the full game. "We're deeply apologetic for those who were negatively affected by the delay; it sucks, it wasn't what we had wanted, nor planned but where we now stand", Wildcard reveals on their blog.

The Samus and squishy Metroid amiibo are almost pre-sold in Australia

You can also use the two existing Smash Bros. Today, thanks to a report by Eurogamer , we now have official confirmation that these features are only available by using this amiibo and will not be unlockable by any other means according to a Nintendo representative.

Microsoft Readies Windows Subsystem for Linux for Fall

Early adopters on the Windows Insider program will notice that WSL is no longer marked as a beta feature as of Insider build 16251. Microsoft added that the skeptical users will now be able to use WSL as a day-to-day developer tool to create and test apps on Windows 10.

Dota 2 Update Adds Features to Help New Players

In their official website, " Dota 2" devs explained the main features that the #Newcomers in the game would receive. The group of 20 heroes is curated, with data showing they are the most newbie friendly of the game's pool of characters.

It Only Took Hackers 90 Minutes To Compromise A Voting Machine

Tech minds at the annual " DEF CON " in Las Vegas were given physical voting machines and remote access, with the instructions of gaining access to the software. Douglas Lute, a former Deputy National Security Advisor who is now a senior consultant for Cambridge Global, added: "This [election hacking] is now a grave national security concern that isn't going away".

Reliance Jio impact: Idea Cellular says it will launch its own handsets

But, he questioned whether Internet users will opt for this handset, as they can not be used to access Whatsapp and other Android based apps. Himanshu Kapania said the Jio Phone comes with a smaller screen-size and not offer a touchscreen, new operating system.

Latest Rumours on Ross Barkley and Serge Aurier

Per Wilson, Barkley has only one year left on his current deal with the Toffees and will definitely leave his club after coach Ronald Koeman confirmed his imminent departure. Furthermore. the report states that the Argentine tactician firmly believes he can convert Barkley into a central midfielder and eventually replace Dembele as Victor Wanyama's partner in a 4-2-3-1 formation.

Apple seemingly confirms iPhone 8 design, face unlock feature

And lo and behold, two of them have stumbled upon some very intriguing references in the code. Most iPhone 8 leaks have varying degrees of authenticity, since you can't just believe anyone who claims to have the inside scoop on the handset.

Apple removes all VPN apps from its China-based App Store

Today, multiple VPN providers active in China have received notifications from Apple that informs them their software will be removed from the China App Store " because it includes content that is illegal in China". But in January, the Chinese government issued an order requiring all VPN services to receive a stamp of official approval . Approved VPNs must use state network infrastructure.

Nicole Kidman wants to do a comedy TV show

She adds, "Would I love to do more TV?" "They always say I'm not amusing", Kidman, 50, told a panel for Beverly Hills TV critics to talk about her upcoming role in the second instalment of SundanceTV's Top Of The Lake . Absolutely. Is it in the future? But after two dramatic television roles, Kidman said she's ready for lighter material. "I'm just at that place where I'm like, 'I'm gonna try it, '" she said.

North Korea's Missile Program Is Progressing Faster Than We Thought

However, Prof. Kim pointed out that North Korea "hasn't provided any evidence". We will no longer allow this to continue. Then, after learning of Moon's request to Washington, China issued an even more pointed statement to both allies, saying that "THAAD won't solve South Korea's security concerns, won't solve the related issues on the Korean Peninsula and will only further complicate issues".

LG V30 will go on sale on September 28

With rumours all but confirming a launch of LG's V30 at IFA this August in Berlin, we now have reports that pre-orders will open on the new phone in mid September, ahead of retail availability on the 28th of September. According to the website the phone is also expected to feature wireless charging and military standard protection. As for the latest release updates about the Note 8, it looks like the Samsung phone has now been certified by the Federal Communications Commission.

Typhoon Nesat makes landfall in China, thousands evacuated

The storm is expected to hit mainland China early on Sunday, and torrential rain is expected through to Wednesday. Most trains running along the east coast were also suspended on Saturday. The typhoon passed through Taiwan and reached Fujian province in southeastern China by 7am on Sunday as a less severe tropical storm, officials said.

Death toll rises to 13 in Nigeria tanker truck collision

The accident occurred as a result of a head-on collision involving a bus and tanker laden with 33,000 litres of petrol. Daily Trust reports that the two vehicles went up in flames consuming the occupants following the accident which occurred at about 1.30 pm on Friday, according to eyewitnesses.

Samsung Begins Galaxy Note 8 Pre-Registration In Australia

SM-N950U from Samsung Electronics has passed through the FCC. The rear panel of the Galaxy Note 8 is also expected to feature a heart rate monitor, whereas the phablet itself should run some version of Android Nougat and Samsung's proprietary user interface out of the box.

Good Samaritan Tries Dirt, Bests Two Classic Winners In Jim Dandy

Cosmic, man. When it's Mott's birthday and his horse is in Zen mode, how could Good Samaritan lose? For the 16th time in the past 24 years, the 64-year-old Hall of Famer trained a victor on his birthday. The Equibase chart caller was impressed with his leisurely approach, writing: Good Samaritan "took a serene, nearly Buddhist-like approach to the early part of the race, loping along while saving ground detached at the tail of a compact field".

Niantic postpones two of its Pokémon GO events in Europe

Niantic offered ticket refunds and $100 in United States dollars worth of in-game PokeCoins to those affected, but the class action lawsuit is focused on recouping travel expenses as well. On July 22, Niantic held its first Pokemon Go festival in Chicago's Grant Park - admission price $20 - to commemorate the game's first year anniversary.

Apple axes iPod nano and shuffle

Apple has finally removed the 12 years old iPod nano from its official site for purchase which was released as a replacement to iPod mini. The iPod product line still remains alive, though. The advent of smartphones and iPhones caused the end of portable music players which were once considered phenomena. Apple will continue selling the discontinued products in stores until stock runs out.

Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (AHL) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research

During the same quarter previous year, the company earned $1.29 earnings per share. The State Of Wisconsin Investment Board holds 33,050 shares with $1.82 million value, down from 38,532 last quarter. South Dakota Investment Council boosted its stake in shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited by 7.3% in the first quarter. The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, August 29th.

Opals qualify for World Cup by thrashing North Korea

The Japanese, the defending champions, edged a tight contest with China 74-71 at the Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in the Indian city. Friday's semi-final will be the second time Australia has played South Korea in the tournament after beating it by 24 points on the opening night.

Micromax Selfie 2 launched: Key features, Specifications, Price and Offers

The price and display size of the phone has not been mentioned on the website , neither has any launch date been released by the company. This smartphone is available in India is soon. But it highlights the fact that the handset may come with 100 days replacement warranty. The latest phone is an upgraded version of the "Canvas Selfie 2" which came past year.

PlayStation Plus Prices Will Be Going Up in Europe Beginning August 31

Sony , and even Microsoft for that matter, makes a habit of periodically bumping up membership prices to compensate for exchange rates and market changes. Those that want to mitigate the increase should renew their subscriptions before the increase date, while there still is time. If you want to prevent your PlayStation®Plus membership continuing at the new price, you will need to cancel it - turn OFF "auto-renew" in your account settings at least 48 hours before your next payment on or ...

Trump pushes out Priebus, names Kelly chief of staff

This comes after newly named White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci attacked Priebus in a profane interview published on Thursday. Later, the outed chief of staff told CNN he had offered his resignation on Thursday. Kelly was the fifth person to lead the Department of Homeland Security, which includes agencies that protect the president, respond to disasters, enforce immigration laws, protect America's coastlines and secure air travel.

Essential PH-1's dual rear cameras explained by company

The cameras are equipped with one RGB color imaging sensor, while the other comes with a monochrome (B&W) sensor. When an image is captured using the color camera, it is assigned a pixel value and if there is no exact value, it can lead to blur or loss of true color.

Lenovo Teases K8 Note Launch in India on 9th August

The official specifications and features are not available yet, but for now, GeekBench listing and some recent Twitter teasers provide ample amount of information regarding the Lenovo's K8 Note . Well, other than that, we have no other info regarding this smartphone. Alongside, it'll be powered by a deca-core MediaTekek Helio X20 processor with a RAM of 4 GB under the hood.

Mahershala Ali will lead True Detective season 3

That said, HBO president of programming Casey Bloys said at the TCA press tour, "I have read five scripts for a third season. Progress on a potential third season - it's been two years since it was last on screens - seemed hopeful earlier this year, after it was reported creator Nic Pizzolatto had "penned the first two episodes".

Twitter wants to charge businesses $99 to manage their promoted tweets

This includes "up to" the first 10 tweets posted every day. For Twitter users who were invited and pay $US99 per month, Twitter will automatically promote your account's tweets onto people's timelines that don't follow your account. When Twitter revealed its Q2 earnings yesterday the figures weren't quite as bright as people would have hoped. The company posted higher than expected revenue and growth last quarter, but posted zero user growth this quarter.

Save $150 on unlocked Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus in US

The Galaxy Note 8 is Samsung's first Note model to release after the Galaxy Note 7 debacle. That date might have been inadvertently leaked ahead of schedule by Samsung itself. Samsung were rumoured to have been working on a Bixby speaker to rival the Amazon Echo, but it's believed those plans have now been scrapped. It could signal that a United Kingdom and Australian release date is not far behind.

The most famous VR social network is abruptly shutting down

The company is also being sued for patent infringement by Texas-based Virtual Immersion Technologies, which filed several similar lawsuits against the likes of Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Sliver.tv, Reuters reported in June. But we're not there yet. AltspaceVR said that more than 35,000 people log in to the service every month, and the average user sticks around for at least 30 minutes.