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8th September 2017

YouTubers condemned for jumping from driverless train at London’s Canary Wharf

British Transport Police says two men “risked their lives” jumping off a moving train into water below. – Source

Google Assistant is about to get a lot smarter, see all the newly-announced features here

GDD (Google Developer Days) events don’t generate that much hype when compared to the Google I/O keynote, but they usually give us an insight of what to expect from the company in the near future. The latest GDD was held in Krakow, Poland on September 5-6, and although it already ended, the search engine giant did share a lot of content from the exhibition on YouTube.
If you go through the Google Developers channel on the video-sharing website, you’ll see more than 30 clips from the event uploaded in the last couple of days. The hour-long … – Source

Huawei’s Band 2 Pro with built-in GPS goes on sale in the U.S. for $69

Huawei’s fitness band has built-in GPS connectivity and a heart rate monitor.

Huawei has launched the Band 2 Pro in the U.S. The fitness band is now up for sale on Amazon for $69, offering built-in GPS connectivity, a continuous heart rate monitor, 5ATM water resistance, as well as activity and sleep tracking.

The Band 2 Pro lets you view notifications, texts, reject incoming calls and set alarms, with the device syncing to your phone over Bluetooth 4.2. The band also distinguishes between various forms of activity — running, walking, swimming, and ” general daily physical activities” — and there’s a running coach that lets you set personalized goals. You also get comprehensive sleep monitoring, periodic reminders to get up and move, and “Relaxation Training” that suggests breathing exercises to help you relieve stress.

Huawei says that the 105mAh battery is good for seven days of continuous use on a full charge, or 21 days on standby mode. The Band 2 Pro works with all Android devices running Android 4.4 KitKat and above. Interested? Head to Amazon from the link below to get your hands on Huawei’s latest fitness band.

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What channels are available on YouTube TV?

YouTube TV has access to dozens of Broadcast Networks to make sure you never miss an episode.

YouTube TV offers a viable way to cut the cord, and still see your favorite shows, without breaking the bank in the process. If you’ve already made the jump, or you’re considering it, then you may be wondering what kind of channels YouTube TV actually has access to. That’s why we’ve done the work for you and gotten the name of every cable network, and regional sports network currently available for watching.

Note: This information is valid as of September 8, 2017.

Broadcast and Cable Networks
Regional Sports Networks

Broadcast and Cable Networks

YouTube TV has access to a number of broadcast and cable networks, making it easy to stay caught up on your favorite shows when you cut the cord.

BBC America
BBC World News
Big Ten Network
CBS Sports Network
Disney Channel
Disney Junior
Disney XD
FOX Business
FOX News
Fox Sports 1
Fox Sports 2
Golf Channel
Nat Geo
Nat Geo Wild
Olympic Channel
SEC Network
Sundance TV
Tennis Channel
YouTube Red Originals
WE tv

Regional Sports Networks

When it comes to sports, there are plenty of regional networks built for specific areas. Some media markets will have access to them, but they are region specific.

CSN Chicago
CSN Chicago Plus
CSN Philadelphia
CSN Mid-Atlantic
CSN New England
CSN Northwest
Fox Sports Arizona
Fox Sports Arizona Plus
Fox Sports Carolinas
Fox Sports Detroit
Fox Sports Detroit Plus
Fox Sports Florida
FOX Sports Indiana
FOX Sports Indiana Plus
FOX Sports Kansas City
FOX Sports Kansas City Plus
FOX Sports Midwest
FOX Sports Midwest Plus
Fox Sports North
-Fox Sports North Plus
FOX Sports Ohio
Fox Sports Ohio Plus
Fox Sports San Diego
Fox Sports San Diego Plus
Fox Sports South
Fox Sports Southeast
Fox Sports Southwest
FOX Sports Southwest Plus
Fox Sports Sun
FOX Sports Tennessee
Fox Sports West
Fox Sports Wisconsin
FOX Sports Wisconsin Plus
Fox Sports Prime Ticket
NBC Sports Bay Area
NBC Sports Bay Area Plus
NBC Sports California
NBC Sports California Plus
SportsTime Ohio
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Half of UK fintech firms confident in growth but have doubts over skills

UK fintech companies are confident that revenues will double over the next year, but have concerns over talent and customer take up of services – Source

Equifax breach disclosure would have failed Europe’s tough new rules

The US does not currently have a federal law requiring companies to inform the public about data breaches. Over the pond in the European Union it’s a different story, and Equifax could have faced stiff fines for not disclosing the intrusion more quickly. Read More

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Xiaomi will unveil the Mi Note 3 alongside the bezel-less Mi Mix 2

Xiaomi will show off two new phones on September 11.

Xiaomi is all set to unveil the bezel-less Mi Mix 2 on September 11, but that’s not all the company will be showing off that day. Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun shared a teaser image of the Mi Note 3 on Weibo, stating that the phone will be making its debut at the Mi Mix 2 event.

According to the teaser image, the Mi Note 3 will be a larger variant of the Mi 6 with new camera features. The phone will be sold in a blue color option with what looks like gold sides, and there’s a dual camera setup that’s similar to what we’ve seen with the Mi 6. Not much else is known about the phone, but it is likely to be powered by the Snapdragon 835 and feature a Super AMOLED display from Samsung.

We’ll be on the ground in Beijing next week, so stay tuned for all the details from Xiaomi’s upcoming event.

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Interview: IT disruption hits outsourcing’s legal profession

IT is disrupting almost every corner of the business world, and those who operate in the IT services are no exception, with lawyers in the sector feeling the disruption – Source

Millions of customer records compromised in Equifax breach

Major security breach unfolded over a two-month period, and is thought to have affected 143 million customers in the US, as well as an undisclosed number of Britons and Canadians – Source

Uber plans to electrify uberX in London by 2019, entire city fleet by 2025

Uber is looking to get in line with London’s forthcoming transport rules regarding the use of zero emissions vehicles for private hire car service in the city. London has set an aggressive target of requiring that all new London private hire vehicles be zero emission cars by 2020, and the city hopes to be entirely emission-free by 2050. Uber has plans to electrify its entire London… Read More

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Samsung Rewards program rolls out into third country – CNET

Following the US and South Korea, Singapore will be the third country in the world to get the program that rewards Samsung Pay users. – Source

How to customize the Galaxy Note 8 navbar: change color, rearrange buttons, make it disappear!

Starting with the Galaxy S8 and S8+, Samsung ditched physical buttons in favor of on-screen navigation, as there was simply no room for them on the phones’ almost non-existent bottom bezel, and the brand new Galaxy Note 8 continues this trend.
Thankfully, Samsung has added a healthy dose of navbar customization options in the latest iteration of its proprietary Android skin, which grants users the ability to rearrange the on-screen buttons’ order, to change the navigation bar’s color, and even make it disappear! Previously something reserved … – Source

Look out, Apple Watch: This smartwatch costs $17 video – CNET

This budget beauty has features like a built-in camera, SIM card and microSD card. One catch: Don’t charge it for more than 2 hours. – Source

The big iPhone 8 changes will likely cost you more than ever – CNET

The decision to upgrade to a new iPhone is complicated by three new models, including the rumored $1,000 version. – Source

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson gets billionaire backing for his new app connecting celebrities and superfans

Russell Wilson, the superstar quarterback helming the Seattle Seahawks, has a pretty enviable life. His wife is the musician Ciara. He’s hung out with the Obamas at the White House. And he’s won a Super Bowl (he’s also, apparently, a huge fan of Chinese food after a trip there last year). All pretty great stuff. Well, Wilson wants to give superfans a curated look behind… Read More

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Japanese startup plans one-stop ICO platform fueled by $25M from VCs and a $60M ICO

China banned ICOs this week and it is investigating platforms that facilitate them. Over in nearby Japan, one company is hatching an ambitious plan to offer a one-stop-service to let companies across the world take advantage of blockchain technology and IPOs. And all without violating financial regulations.
Tech Bureau currently helps companies with consultancy and a range of technical… Read More

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iPhone 8 facing shipping delays, Disney’s streaming plan video – CNET

Today’s biggest tech headlines include the iPhone 8’s shipping delay, Disney’s plan to create its own streaming service and Google’s decision to kill off its Drive app for Mac and PC in favor of something new. – Source

‘Serious’ security flaws found on official UK tax site

The loopholes could have let attackers steal data or get at individuals tax records, says a researcher – Source

Galaxy Note 8 teardown shows off familiar innards, a battery that (hopefully) won’t explode

iFixit’s Note 8 teardown gives us a detailed look at the phone’s innards.

The Galaxy Note 8 will go on sale starting September 15, and a few customers are already starting to receive their units. The folks at iFixit have managed to get their hands on a unit, priceeding to tear it down to give us a look at the innards.

With Samsung switching to extra-tall Infinity Display, there’s more room to house the internal components. Samsung opted to go with a 12.71Wh battery (3300mAh at 3.85V) on the Note 8, which is 6% less than the one it used in last year’s device and slightly more than the 12.32Wh (3200mAh at 3.85V) battery featured in the Note 7 Fan Edition.

Like previous years, the battery is sealed in with copious amounts of adhesive, but Samsung moved the location of the battery to dead-center at the back, with the vibration motor now located at the bottom right.

The phone has a total of four cameras — a front 8MP camera complemented by an iris scanner, along with two cameras at the back. Samsung’s dual camera setup at the back consists of a wide-angle lens and a telephoto lens, with both sensors offering OIS (which iFixit was able to confirm).

As for the rest of the hardware, the Note 8 features Samsung’s own LPDDR4X memory module and UFS flash storage, Avago’s ICs, and a whole lot of Qualcomm components:

Samsung K3UH6H60AM-NGCJ 6 GB LPDDR4X SDRAM layered over a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Samsung KLUCG4J1ED-B0C1 64 GB UFS flash storage
Qualcomm WCD9341 Aqstic audio codec
Skyworks 78160-11 power amplification module
Avago AFEM-9066 power amplification module
Wacom W9018 touch control IC
Qualcomm WTR5975 RF transceiver
Avago AFEM-9053 power amplification module
Skyworks 77365 quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE power amplification module
Qualcomm PM8986 PMIC
Murata KM7628048 Wi-Fi module

The phone retains the 3.5mm jack, and the port is completely modular, which means you’ll be able to replace it with ease should the need arise. The front-facing sensor assembly is also similarly modular. The Note 8 uses Phillips screws for the mid-frame and the NFC antenna, which should make it easier to conduct repairs.

However, the 6.3-inch display and the rear glass panel are held together by a large amount of adhesive, and the fragility of the panels means it’ll take a lot of effort to access the internal hardware. Overall, the phone picked up a repairability score of four out of 10.

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LG’s OLED vs Samsung’s Super AMOLED: what are the technical differences?

The LG V30 is coming out pretty soon — first in South Korea, and later in the rest of the world — and from all we’ve seen so far, there’s a lot to like in it. But its biggest feature is also the one that most sets it apart from its V series predecessors: the FullVision OLED display.
And just like many other choices LG made with the V30, the shift to organics is a direct jab at Samsung, which has been putting AMOLED (or Super AMOLED, as it likes to call them) displays in its flagships for many years now. But this raises the question: on a purely … – Source

Xiaomi Mi Note 3 gets official teaser, will be the bigger Mi 6

Xiaomi’s co-founder Lin Bin is at it again, teasing the maker’s upcoming smartphones. In his latest post on Weibo he asks if we want the Mi Mix 2 or a larger version of the Mi 6. The teaser comes accompanied by an image of the Mi Note 3.

So the Mi Note 3 may be the other device Xiaomi will launch at the September 11 event for the next Mi Mix 2. And it looks like there will not be a Xiaomi Mi 6 Plus but rather the Xiaomi Mi Note 3.

We’ve already heard whispers that the Xiaomi Mi Note 3 could turn up earlier than its predecessor.

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Google wants its Assistant to be your personal translator

Two of the biggest digital assistants are taking different pathways to find more users. Amazon recently made its intentions clear: It wants to play nice with its rivals. And so we’re getting Microsoft Cortana integration with Alexa, and vice versa. T… – Source

Would you download an app to follow NFL star Russell Wilson? – CNET

Sports stars are increasingly using their fame to make money in the tech industry. Wilson hopes his TraceMe will bring him more fans and maybe fortune, too. – Source

Pioneer and Onkyo offer choice of Google or Alexa smart speakers – CNET

The new smart speakers include the Amazon Alexa-ready Pioneer Smart Speaker F4 and the Google-ready Onkyo Smart Speaker G3. – Source

The TVR Griffith: It’s small, it’s fast, and it’s not coming to the US


The new TVR we were teased with earlier this week has now seen the light of day. TVR has returned to the Griffith name for this 500hp (373kW) rear-wheel drive V8 with a manual gearbox, a downforce-generating underbody, and as few driver aids as is possible to fit into a car and still meet European regulation approval.

We’ve already seen the chassis, a mix of steel tubes with composite panels (carbon fiber sandwiching an aluminum honeycomb) bonded on for stiffness. Now we know what the rest of the car looks like. That bright red body is also made from carbon fiber, which keeps the Griffith’s weight nice and low. At just 2,756lbs (1,250kg), TVR met its power-to-weight target, and the Griffith will be a very quick car to 60mph (under four seconds). It will also exceed 200mph.

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This glue can life-hack just about anything – CNET

From CNET Magazine: Sugru, a moldable glue that sticks to almost anything and dries to a rubbery finish, could make things a lot less disposable. – Source

Galaxy Note 8 on track to outsell its predecessor and Galaxy S8 duo

Last year’s Galaxy Note 7 turned out to be a disaster for the company. Because of the faulty batteries that spontaneously caught fire, Samsung had to recall its phablet, which resulted in the tech giant losing a lot of money, while the reputation of its brand took a real beating.

Because of the Note 7 fiasco, many thought that we might not see its successor announced and even if we did, it wouldn’t sell quite as well as its predecessor. However, it looks like these assumptions were just plain wrong. The Note series is still very much alive, with the Note 8 being revealed less than a month ago. And despite all the bad press Samsung received because of the Note 7, the new version of the high-end phablet is selling extremely well.

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Samsung has announced that around 395,000 consumers have pre-ordered the Galaxy Note 8 in South Korea on the first day alone. For comparison, its predecessor received 380,000 pre-orders in 13 days. That’s a big difference! The company also mentioned that 65 percent of people opted for the 64 GB model that retails for 1.09 million won (around $965) and that the most popular color was Deep Sea Blue.

What’s interesting is that despite being more expensive, the Galaxy Note 8 is still a lot more popular among consumers that its predecessor. I guess that some people are willing to overlook the high price tag as well as all the Note 7-related problems for the large Infinity Display with minimal bezels and the dual-camera setup on the back the phablet comes with.

The Galaxy Note 8 could also prove to be more popular than Samsung’s S8 series

With the demand as high as it is, the Note 8 could also prove to be more popular than the Galaxy S8 series. The two smartphones received 550,000 pre-orders in South Korea in the first two days, which means that Samsung’s phablet is currently on track to outsell them. But that’s just the start. Analysts think the total number of Galaxy Note 8 pre-orders in South Korea will surpass one million, which means there’s a chance the device might set a new record.

Not everyone will be able to overlook the high price tag and the Note 7 fiasco.

It’s clear that the Note 8 is doing great in Samsung’s home country, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it will prove to be more popular than its predecessor or the S8 duo in other countries as well. Don’t get me wrong, Samsung’s latest phablet is one beast of a phone, but not everyone will be able to overlook the high price tag and the whole Note 7 fiasco.

Additionally, we also have to consider the fact that the Note 8 is facing some serious competition this year. LG has recently taken – Source

For parts of Florida, Hurricane Irma offers a worst-case scenario

Enlarge / Hurricane Irma at dawn on Friday, shown in a GOES-16 photo. (credit: NOAA)

On Thursday afternoon Eric Blake, a hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center and one of the country’s foremost experts on these storms, took to Twitter to offer a few capstone thoughts on the storm bearing down on Florida. “Irma has me sick to my stomach,” he wrote. “Need to be very lucky for it to miss Florida now.”

Blake lives in Miami, like the rest of the NHC forecasters, and said Irma sends “chills” down the spines of residents there. “This hurricane is as serious as any I have seen. No hype, just the hard facts. Take every life-saving precaution you can. I have little doubt Irma will go down as one of the most infamous in Atlantic hurricane history.”

This is a sobering message coming from someone like Blake, who above all preaches calm and preparedness during hurricane season. Here, he is saying that a realistic worst-case scenario hurricane is coming to the state of Florida. As we will discuss below, some questions remain about intensity and track, but parts of the state are going to get hit exceptionally hard.

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Here’s how RED’s holographic smartphone display will work

Cinematic camera maker RED has a smartphone on the way – the Hydrogen, which boasts a great video camera as well as a “holographic display” that we know relatively little about, despite MKBHD getting some hands-on time with the phone ahead of its release. Now, we know more because RED CEO Jim Jannard named HP Labs spin-out Leia Inc. as the display tech partner (via… Read More

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 guide: How to enable the display’s native WQHD+ resolution output

While the official launch of the Note 8 is about a week or so away, but this doesn’t mean that we can’t show you a few tricks that will help you make the most out of your Note 8 once you get into possession of one.
Today, we will address one of the features that you might want to micro-manage on your own – the default resolution of your device. In case you’ve played around with a Galaxy S8 or S8+ before, you might know that although it comes with a WQHD+ 1440 x 2960-pixel display, by default the phone runs at FHD+ resolution, or 1080 x 2220 pixels. For … – Source

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