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Hackers Can Whisper Commands to Alexa, Siri, Google Now

Silent hack While almost anything connected the an internet connection, and even not, can be hacked, researchers have discovered a way for voice assistants to be hacked from nothing more than ultra-high frequency commands. DolphinAttacks are particularly unsettling because they can be used to access nearly any device with a voice assistant such as Amazon's popular Echo devices, Apple's iPhone and iPad, Android smartphones and tablets and even the navigation system of an Audi Q3.

Facebook planning to monetise WhatsApp

Otherwise, businesses on WhatsApp may be required to be contacted by a user before they can send sponsored or organic messages. "We're looking forward to making it possible for people to connect with businesses and giving businesses the tools to make that easier to do", said Matt Idema , WhatsApp Chief Operating Officer.

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) Analyst Recommendation

Hood River Capital Management Llc, which manages about $698.72M and $1.15B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Macrogenics Inc (NASDAQ:MGNX) by 291,278 shares to 480,452 shares, valued at $9.82M in 2016Q4, according to the filing. Chilton Cap Management reported 52,337 shares stake. (NASDAQ:AMD) for 50,474 shares. 08/21/2017 - Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. had its "outperform" rating reiterated by analysts at Wells Fargo.

Aviva PLC Has $31.83 Million Holdings in Micron Technology, Inc. (MU)

Micron Technology, Inc . (NASDAQ:MU) has risen 176.27% since September 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 159.57% the S&P500. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink .

Rockstar Gets Into VR With Vive Version Of LA Noire

The Switch version of the seminal classic will boast all of the DLC released so far, as well as motion controls, HD Rumble, "contextual touch screen controls for portable detective work" and new wide and over-the-shoulder camera angles. The VR Case Files will include seven of LA Noire's cases, "rebuilt specifically for virtual reality". L.A. Noire for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, as well as L.A.

Xbox One Dashboard "Light Mode" Available Now For Testers

Bundles include the recently released Xbox One S Madden NFL 18 bundle (500GB ) for $249 and get an additional game free. The kicker is that Microsoft is adding Bungie's game alongside their already existing bundles. If you haven't jumped into the fray as a guardian, Microsoft may have just given you an excuse. In August 2016, Microsoft started selling the new model Xbox One S, with slimmer versions and a new white color revealed for the popular console.

Apple and TRAI at loggerheads over anti-spam app

As reported by Bloomberg , Ram Sewak Sharma, chairman of the Delhi-based telecom regulator, believes it's a "ridiculous situation", and that "no company can be allowed to be the guardian of a user's data". The process, scheduled to be completed in September, could eventually lead to new rules governing user data. Apple didn't respond to requests for comment on the regulator's remarks.

Can't play Destiny 2

Sony has an exclusive marketing deal for Destiny with Bungie and Activision- and it seems to be a rather extensive deal, to the extent that the Xbox versions of the game can't even apparently be acknowledged in public. However, there was some news that came from Bungie's official Twitter announced yesterday that fans will get Destiny 2 Clan Features released nearly immediately for the game.

Apple Reaches Music Deal With Warner, Eyes Sony Pact

Under the agreement, Warner will provide Apple with a music catalog that boasts artists like Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. It is believed that rights holders like Warner are now willing to accept a slightly smaller share of sales from streaming services - provided those services continue to attract paying subscribers at a strong and stable rate.

Instagram tests letting users share Stories to Facebook

According to Business Insider , a spokesperson for Facebook and Instagram confirmed that the feature is being tested by a small percentage of users, predominately in Portugal. The company added the Snapchat copycat feature back in August 2016 and the feature's popularity is likely largely the cause of Snapchat's slowed growth in 2017.

Microsoft sets October 31 event for new Surface devices

Check back for full coverage of the Microsoft Surface keynote at the Future Decoded event in London from 31 October. Panay's speech is expected to mention at least one new Microsoft device . Everything cleared off here regarding the much anticipated Windows phone in this year. Hardware tipped for launch at the event include the likes of; the Surface Pro LTE, a new Surface Book , and / or a slightly updated Surface Book with Performance Base.

Vivo V7+ Android flagship launched in India for Rs 21990

At the same event, Vivo confirmed that they've 18% market share now. It comes with features of Portrait bokeh, Face Beauty and Group selfie Vivo has also enriched this phone with powerful 16MP Rear camera with F/2.0 aperture, PDAF and LED flash.

Taking Nigeria out of recession did not happen by accident - Lai Mohammed

In a statement on Wednesday, Bolaji Abdullahi, spokesman of the APC, said the efforts of the Buhari administration to revive the economy has begun to "yield fruits". Mohammed was also said to have listed some of the "incrementally-positive steps" that got Nigeria out of recession as including the reversal of the consistent slowdown since 2014 to a level where the GDP finally grew by 0.55 per cent in the second quarter of 2017.

Huawei surpasses Apple to be the second largest smartphone brand

The figures of Huawei for the month of August are not out yet though the indication is that they are strong. Although the peaking sales is indeed a milestone for Huawei, with the iPhone 8 set for a launch on September 12 and its speculative features already creating waves around the world, Huawei's "Honor" of second largest smartphone brand could be short lived.

All new Jaguar Land Rover cars to have electric option from 2020

It's fitted with tech to talk to other cars on the road to increase road capacity and prevent accidents - and the narrow width means it'll slot into vehicle parks easily. With the all-electric Jaguar E-Type being a concept the chances of it going on sale are slim to none, and there's every possibility it'll only exist as a handful of exclusive models at most.

OnePlus 3 closed BETA participants are getting Android Oreo builds

Clearly this is not an official update but rather this is a custom ROM that is based on Android 8.0 Oreo, so while it might not be 100% similar to the stock Oreo that is being released for Nexus and Pixel handsets, it might come close enough.

Supreme Court asks WhatsApp, Facebook

The Supreme Court on Friday asked instant messaging services WhatsApp to file a detailed affidavit stating the kind of user information it shares with its parent and social networking site Facebook and also to undertake that it will not share any consumers' data with a third entity.

BBC is making interactive radio plays for Alexa and Google Home

The BBC will be launching this project on Amazon Alexa and Google Home devices to start with, but the company has plans to make it compatible with Apple's HomePod and Microsoft's Invoke speaker in the future. You can listen to a piece of it now on BBC's R&D blog . Interestingly, while the interactive-audio nature of the project, dubbed The Inspection Chamber , is sure to turn heads, it's not the only update to the familiar storytelling genre.

Twitter's Night Mode theme is rolling out to desktop users

When enabled , many bright elements are turned dark grey or black. The dark theme will let you more easily monitor key real-time information from your Batcave to help make sure Gotham is safe if you happen to be Batman - and it could also ease eye strain when you're using Twitter's website at night or in low light.

US Virgin Islands brace for the wrath of Hurricane Irma

He said it will cost over US$150 million to rebuild the island, a process that will take years. Hurricane Irma sowed a trail of deadly devastation through the Caribbean , reducing to rubble the tropical islands of Barbuda and St Martin and claiming at least seven lives.

How to complete Scouting Patrol in the Farm in Destiny 2

It's fun, it's kind of Easter egg-y, and it gets you a cute reward that'll impress all the Guardians. Complete this mission - which is a point-to-point race against the clock - and you'll have a dramatically boosted jump on the Farm. In order to unlock it, you'll need to get to Sentry rank 4, which you can do by climbing to the top of the barn, which gets you two ranks, and running around on top of the water wheel.

How To Unlock Sub-Class In Destiny 2

After the boss finally falls, the quest will be completed and you'll be gifted with the Destiny 2 Striker subclass. Fortunately for you, we've broken down exactly what you need to do for the Hunter , Warlock , and Titan subclasses in our corresponding guides below.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: I will thrive at Liverpool

Chamberlain is set to make his Liverpool debut this weekend in their clash against Man City. 'Watching him, [you see] his passion and how much he cares about the game. "You sort of feel like you get to know him when you listen to him in his press conferences-and then the insights I've had from the boys on him". "How he (Klopp) pushes you, encourages you and what he demands from you - that's like a bonus".

Mangaluru Chalo rally stopped; leaders arrested

When the BJP leaders said that they would continue with the rally despite being denied permission, MP Pratap Simha, city BJP president Dr B H Manjunath, H V Rajeev, former minister S A Ramadas, Phaneesh, Nagendra and others were taken into preventive custody.

Spotify Expands To Video, Hires Ex-Disney Executive

Mr Holt will fill the role left by esteemed TV executive, Tom Calderone, who was hired to produce original series. As some context, Mr Holt ran "Maker" - a Disney owned online video company which works with Youtubers - for several years, before transitioning into a broader role at Disney at the end of last year.

This Secret Of Mana Comparison Video Will Blow Your Retro-ized Mind

It's like night and day, even though you can't really hear the music. For now, have a look at the comparison video below. It's only about six minutes long, but it shows the PlayStation 4 demo from PAX West running side by side with the original SNES release.

IOS 11 developer beta 10 released as Apple Event approaches

The public beta is open to those who would prefer to get an early look at new iOS features but don't want to pay a yearly fee to be a part of the developer beta program. The next-generation software will also be one of the biggest upgrades to iOS for iPad , as it will introduce a new Mac-like Dock, a dedicated Files app for managing files, a rehabbed App Switcher, and vastly improved and system-wide multitasking capabilities.

Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster launched as 217mph drop

As if the Aventador itself wasn't enough, Lamborghini have introduced a new variant with a chopped roof and the wind in your hair - the Aventador S Roadster. EGO allows the driver to set up his preferred criteria in each mode to suit his driving style. The same 6.5-liter V12 as the standard Aventador S resides behind the seats and is producing the same 740 horsepower and 509 lb-ft of torque .

Perry Ellis International Inc. (PERY) Downgraded to "C+" at TheStreet

For the same quarter from the prior fiscal year, company earned $0.15 Earnings Per Share . the firms for the quarter end, revenue was upwards of 2.5% on a YOY basis. (NASDAQ: PERY ), 4 have Buy rating , 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. (NASDAQ:PERY) earned "Neutral" rating by Sidoti on Monday, December 12.

Apple iPhone 8 expected to be priced upto $1199

The standard version of the Galaxy S8 came in at a whopping $725. Some rumors say that the so-called iPhone 8 isn't even going to be called the iPhone 8 , per se. Meanwhile, a couple of years ago, in 2015, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus was launched on the 9th of September and made available for purchase on the 25th of the same month.

Would You Buy Buckeye Partners LP (NYSE:BPL) On These Analyst Ratings?

Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. purchased a new stake in Buckeye Partners L.P. during the 1st quarter worth approximately $128,000. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D now owns 158,000 shares of the pipeline company's stock valued at $10,832,000 after buying an additional 7,400 shares during the last quarter.

LinkedIn launches Audience Network to expand Sponsored Content reach outside LinkedIn

LinkedIn on Wednesday launched the LinkedIn Audience Network , a platform enabling advertisers to serve sponsored content on sites and apps beyond its own feed. LinkedIn is working with a number of ad exchanges for the program, including MoPub, Rubicon, and Sharethrough, which deliver sponsored content to a variety of websites and apps such as MSN.com, Outlook.com, and MyFitnessPal.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus: Which is best?

The iPhone 8 is widely expected to sport a hefty price tag, but one set of analysts believe that it won't be as pricy as expected. The arguments we've heard for a $1,200 phone are, "to manage supply constraints" and 'because the phone costs more.' Both are inconsistent with how Apple thinks about pricing.

Investors Focused Movers: Internap Corporation (INAP), AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. (AGFS)

RSI is a technical indicator of price momentum, comparing the size of recent gains to the size of recent losses and establishes oversold and overbought positions. 7 analysts on average are expecting the company to report revenue of $164.83 Million for the current quarter. AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. (AGFS ) shares have moved 0.28% in the week and -4.41% in the month.

Capital Bank Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:CBF) Buckles Under The Trend Lines

State Street Corp now owns 100,697 shares of the bank's stock worth $4,234,000 after acquiring an additional 11,462 shares during the period. The Fil Ltd holds 282,451 shares with $17.66 million value, down from 323,299 last quarter. Avalon Advsrs Ltd Com stated it has 0.08% in Capital Bank Financial Corp (NASDAQ:CBF). Reservoir Operations L.P. owns 400,000 shares or 17.69% of their U.S.