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    Now listen to Fossbytes stories! After Facebook-CA data scandal became public, the company’s CEO and COO took turns to do some damage control . While doing so, they underlined the fact that Facebook’s basic operating model is advertising-based. In other words, to make Facebook accessible to most of the people, it must remain free and supported […]The post Facebook Is Actively Looking Into Launching A Paid Version: Report appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    Is The Great GPU Crisis Coming To An End?
    For the greater part of 2017, and now well into 2018, GPUs have been selling for far more than their manufacturer suggested prices. Often times, we see GPUs selling for 50% more than the MSRP. This has been due to the, widely documented, pillaging of GPU stocks by cryptocurrency mining farms and warehouses. This looks […]The post Is The Great GPU Crisis Coming To An End? appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    Microsoft Build 2018: What To Expect At The Big Event?
    About three days are left for Microsoft to kick off their annual 3-day developer conference Build 2018 on May 7 through May 9 in Seattle. The conference is going to clash with Google I/O which will start on May 8 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View. Microsoft has had a strategic shift since Satya […]The post Microsoft Build 2018: What To Expect At The Big Event? appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    Ubuntu 18.10 “Cosmic” Daily Builds Available: 7 Expected Features And Release Date
    In late April, Canonical released the final stable release of Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver. As it’s an LTS release, it’s of greater importance than other Ubuntu releases with nine-month support cycle. 18.04’s release also meant that the work on the next release has started. Let’s tell you what we know about the next Ubuntu release: […]The post Ubuntu 18.10 “Cosmic” Daily Builds Available: 7 Expected Features And Release Date appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    MIT Researchers Programmed Water Droplets To Create ‘Calm’ Computer Interface
    Now listen to Fossbytes stories! MIT researchers are working on a technology that turns water droplets into programmable and interactive tools for information manipulation and human interaction. The “Programmable Droplets” project is being led by researcher Udayan Umapathi and professor Hiroshi Ishii from MIT’s Tangible Media Group. “If you think about it, as we walk in […]The post MIT Researchers Programmed Water Droplets To Create ‘Calm’ Computer Interface appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    Windows 10 Is Getting The Modern Snipping Tool You’ve Always Wanted
    The built-in snipping tool in Windows 10 does its job quite well. A while ago Microsoft also updated the tool to add more features. What I like the most is the Window mode is that it can be used to capture the screenshot of an app while keeping tabs on the file size. Still, a […]The post Windows 10 Is Getting The Modern Snipping Tool You’ve Always Wanted appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    Google Chrome Now Mutes Annoying Autoplay Videos Based On Your Browsing Habits
    Now listen to Fossbytes stories! Google is rolling out a new update in its latest version of Chrome which will stop websites from automatically playing sound. This means you can browse peacefully in Chrome 66 without audio randomly blaring out of your speakers. The new update will bring this change gradually in a personalized way […]The post Google Chrome Now Mutes Annoying Autoplay Videos Based On Your Browsing Habits appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    Did Thanos Kill You In Avengers: Infinity War? Visit This Website And Find Out
    Warning: Spoilers ahead for Avengers: Infinity War Avengers: Infinity War is breaking box office records all across the world. I’m assuming that you’ve already watched the movie and had your share of shock-filled disbelief watching your favorite superheroes turning into ash and dust. What if you were in the same Marvel Cinematic Universe? Did Thanos […]The post Did Thanos Kill You In Avengers: Infinity War? Visit This Website And Find Out appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    Twitter Wants 336 Million Users To Change Passwords, Bug Exposed Them In Plain Text
    The microblogging site Twitter is advising its 336 million users to change their account passwords immediately. The reason, a bug in their system exposed the passwords in plain text. According to a blog post, the bug (now fixed) existed in the hashing process that is used to secure account passwords by turning them into random […]The post Twitter Wants 336 Million Users To Change Passwords, Bug Exposed Them In Plain Text appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    Windows 10 April 2018 Update: Known Problems And Their Fixes
    Not even a week has passed since Microsoft released Windows 10 April 2018 Update to their customers around the globe. Early adopters have started to report some Windows problems as they get their hands-on the feature update. The Windows 10 version 1803 issues known so far range across hardware and software. A popular among them […]The post Windows 10 April 2018 Update: Known Problems And Their Fixes appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    Thumbs up 8 Biggest Things We Expect To See This Year At Google I/O 2018

    Google I/O 2018 is just around the corner, so brace yourself for a slew of Google news. Like every year, we can expect major announcements for the latest Android version, Google’s new software, and updates for the existing products. The annual developer conference will kick off at the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, California on 8th […]The post 8 Biggest Things We Expect To See This Year At Google I/O 2018 appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    Almost Dead Kinect Takes Rebirth As Project Kinect For Azure
    It was October 2017 when Microsoft pulled the plug on their not-so-successful Kinect sensor meant to complement the Xbox line of gaming consoles. The sensor may have gone out of production, but it was known that the technology will live. The third generation of Kinect technology finds a home in the HoloLens headsets. It has now […]The post Almost Dead Kinect Takes Rebirth As Project Kinect For Azure appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    Microsoft Open Sources Azure IoT Edge Runtime; Launches New Edge-computing Tools
    At its Build 2018 developer conference, Microsoft is doubling down its continuous efforts in the AI and IoT field. It’s worth noting that these technologies are being pushed as one of the most important ones for developers. Along the similar lines, the company’s CEO Satya Nadella took the center stage and announced a new cloud […]The post Microsoft Open Sources Azure IoT Edge Runtime; Launches New Edge-computing Tools appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    Windows 10 Now Runs On 700 Million Devices
    Microsoft has continued the ritual of announcing Windows 10 numbers at the Build 2018 developer conference. This year isn’t any different, and the company has managed to add another 100 million active devices. Now, over 700 million devices are running Windows 10. That’s a 200 million increase since the numbers announced at the previous Build […]The post Windows 10 Now Runs On 700 Million Devices appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    Microsoft Announces IntelliCode: An AI-powered Tool To Improve Your Code Quality
    If you are a developer, you must be knowing the context-aware code completion features that come in-built with many coding environments. They use different techniques to make sure that you get relevant suggestions and error detection while programming. IntelliSense is Microsoft’s implementation of code completion technique. Microsoft has now gone one step further and introduced […]The post Microsoft Announces IntelliCode: An AI-powered Tool To Improve Your Code Quality appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    Top 13 Free Movie Download Websites | Completely Legal Places For 2018
    Short Bytes: Are you looking for some websites where you can download movies for free, legally? To answer this query, we are here with a list of top 13 free movie download websites where you can get some quality entertainment without paying any money. This list includes the likes of The Internet Archive, Pluto TV, […]The post Top 13 Free Movie Download Websites | Completely Legal Places For 2018 appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    Top 15 Best Free Data Recovery Software of 2018
    Fossbytes brings you a list of the best data recovery software of 2018 which are completely free. These data recovery tools save a lot of hassles after we accidentally delete some important files or we do not take backups before formatting a hard drive. Using these free recovery programs, you can recover your data back […]The post Top 15 Best Free Data Recovery Software of 2018 appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    NASA: SpaceX Is Risking Lives With Its Rocket Technology
    Fueling issue has become the cause of discord between the safety-obsessed space agency NASA and the daring company SpaceX led by Elon Musk, the eccentric tech entrepreneur. NASA advisers have warned SpaceX that its rocket propellant technology can put lives at risk. According to The Washington Post, Musk’s rocket company was looking for a way to make […]The post NASA: SpaceX Is Risking Lives With Its Rocket Technology appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    How Facebook’s “Suggested Friends” Feature Helps ISIS Expand Its Terror Network
    The social media companies like Facebook and Twitter have been repeatedly blamed for acting as a platform that can be exploited for spreading extremist propaganda. In a related development, the researchers have found that Facebook’s “suggested friends” feature has been used to introduce thousands of ISIS members to each other. It’s a well-known fact that […]The post How Facebook’s “Suggested Friends” Feature Helps ISIS Expand Its Terror Network appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    Play Emoji Scavenger Hunt On Your Phone: Google’s Latest AI-based Fun Game
    Time and again, Google has released fun little games for us, and this time it is back with another entertaining game that is based on artificial intelligence and emoji. The new game called Emoji Scavenger Hunt challenges you to find and take pictures of real versions of your favorite emojis. To advance further in the game, […]The post Play Emoji Scavenger Hunt On Your Phone: Google’s Latest AI-based Fun Game appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    Thumbs up Microsoft To Launch A Lower-cost iPad-killer: Report

    Now listen to Fossbytes stories! When it comes to portable computers in the tablet form-factor, there’s no doubt that Apple’s iPad lineup has no competitor. However, it looks like the company’s long-time rival Microsoft is planning to release a low-cost iPad-killer. As per a report from Bloomberg, Microsoft’s efforts might realize in the second half […]The post Microsoft To Launch A Lower-cost iPad-killer: Report appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    Yanny or Laurel Explained: Why Is This Audio Puzzle Breaking The Internet?
    If you have checked your social media platform in the past one day, you might have come across the “Yanny or Laurel” debate that has split the internet into two. In case you haven’t, here is the audio file that has sparked an argument between netizens and people are freaking out: What do you hear?! […]The post Yanny or Laurel Explained: Why Is This Audio Puzzle Breaking The Internet? appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    10 Best Sites To Read Free Books Online And Download Legally In 2018
    There is no friend as loyal as a book” — Ernest Hemingway Apart from serving as a constant companion in solitude, books serve as food for the mind by stimulating our imagination and creativity. However, buying a new book each time can burn a hole in your pockets. Thankfully we have lots of free ebooks online, […]The post 10 Best Sites To Read Free Books Online And Download Legally In 2018 appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    Study Finds Students With Better Grades Are Equally Poor At Keeping Strong Passwords
    A study conducted in a college situated in Philipines indicated that students who score higher grades are equally poor at keeping strong passwords as the students who bag lower grades. The research activity was based on the set new guidelines rolled out by National Institute of Standards and Technology to choose a secure password. In this […]The post Study Finds Students With Better Grades Are Equally Poor At Keeping Strong Passwords appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    7 Important Facts From Facebook’s Latest Community Standards Report
    In an attempt to justify and backup the Mark Zuckerberg’s claims of Facebook’s intense efforts to kibosh objectionable content, the tech giant released a Facebook Community Standards Enforcement Report. The maiden report spans across 81 pages and talks in detail about the metrics on enforcement on six different key areas namely graphic violence, adult nudity, […]The post 7 Important Facts From Facebook’s Latest Community Standards Report appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    HTC “Exodus” Is A Blockchain Smartphone For Decentralized Apps And Security
    Notch and AI aren’t the only buzzwords floating around the smartphone world as blockchain is surely looking like a future of smartphones to some manufacturer. Marking the first from an established smartphone company, HTC has officially announced that it’s working on a blockchain-powered smartphone. Named HTC Exodus, this Android smartphone will come with a universal […]The post HTC “Exodus” Is A Blockchain Smartphone For Decentralized Apps And Security appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    How To Speed Up Windows Using ReadyBoost And USB Drive? Does It Still Work?
    Microsoft first introduced the functionality to use a USB drive or SD card as a memory cache in Windows Vista in the form of a feature known as ReadyBoost. The feature was also inherited to Windows 7 and later versions, but with the ability to configure more than one USB drive for ReadyBoost. So, what […]The post How To Speed Up Windows Using ReadyBoost And USB Drive? Does It Still Work? appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    John Carmack, Legendary Developer of Wolfenstein 3D And Doom, Reflects On His Relationship With Steve Jobs
    Now listen to Fossbytes stories! John Carmack, the man behind some of the cult classic video games such as Wolfenstein 3D, Quake and Doom has reflected on his estranged yet reverent relationship with Steve Jobs in a Facebook post. In his post, Carmack regards Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs as his childhood heroes. He says […]The post John Carmack, Legendary Developer of Wolfenstein 3D And Doom, Reflects On His Relationship With Steve Jobs appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    Endless OS 3.4 Released With New Features, Linux 4.15, And Phone Companion App
    Now listen to Fossbytes stories! Founded in 2011, Endless Mobile, Inc. develops Linux-based Endless OS and hardware running the same. The firm has recently shipped Endless OS 3.4, the latest and major release of the operating system. As it’s a big feature release, it goes without saying that Endless OS 3.4 comes with many changes […]The post Endless OS 3.4 Released With New Features, Linux 4.15, And Phone Companion App appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    How To Connect Your Chromecast To Xbox One?
    Switching connection between Chromecast (read: What is Chromecast?) and Xbox gaming console is quite an irritating task when your TV has limited number of HDMI ports available. These devices are meant to be connected all the time but what we do mostly is keep changing cables. Chromecast compatibility on Microsoft Xbox One is a serious advantage. You […]The post How To Connect Your Chromecast To Xbox One? appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    Thumbs up How To Turn On Gmail Offline Mode And Use Gmail Without Internet?

    Recently, at Google I/O, the search giant announced many Gmail features that are meant to enhance your user experience. We have already told you about Confidential Mode and Smart Compose. Now, Gmail’s new feature comes to save the day when you are on vacation, but your inner workaholic is getting restless. Gmail Offline mode lets […] The post How To Turn On Gmail Offline Mode And Use Gmail Without Internet? appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    Google Drops “Don’t Be Evil” Motto From Its Code Of Conduct
    In 2015, when Google reorganized itself under Alphabet, the new parent company drafted a new motto for itself — “Do the right thing.” However, Google’s own unofficial motto remained “Don’t be evil.” The company kept it as a part of the corporate code of conduct since 2000. In the latest development, Gizmodo has uncovered that […] The post Google Drops “Don’t Be Evil” Motto From Its Code Of Conduct appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    Real-time Location Data Of Nearly All US Smartphone Users Exposed
    A cell phone tracking service called LocationSmart has been reportedly leaking real-time location data on millions of mobile phone customers across North America. Exploiting a bug in its website, anyone could track the location of US cell phone users without obtaining their consent. This bug was spotted by Robert Xiao, a Carnegie Mellon University researcher, in […] The post Real-time Location Data Of Nearly All US Smartphone Users Exposed appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    Now Stream PC Games On Your Smartphone Using Steam Link App
    Now listen to Fossbytes stories! Valve, creator of the famous gaming platform Steam, announced earlier that they would launch a Steam Link app for Android and iOS that will let users stream games from PC to mobile device. The beta version of the app has been launched and can be downloaded from the Google Play […] The post Now Stream PC Games On Your Smartphone Using Steam Link App appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    “Android + Nintendo Switch?” — Wonder Is Making A Gaming Smartphone-Console Hybrid
    Mysterious gaming startup Wonder has revealed some interesting details of its upcoming gaming hardware. Thanks to an early prototype obtained by The Verge, it’s now confirmed that Wonder is working on an Android-powered device focused on gaming. The device in question will be a lot more than an Android smartphone. It’ll ship with a software […] The post “Android + Nintendo Switch?” — Wonder Is Making A Gaming Smartphone-Console Hybrid appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    Microsoft Unveils Xbox Adaptive Controller for Players with Motor Disability
    In a bid to make gaming accessible to people suffering from motor disabilities, Microsoft has presented its new Xbox Adaptive Controller. It is considered as a significant breakthrough in the world of gaming as the controller is deemed to change the way games are played. This is the first controller that has been launched to cater […] The post Microsoft Unveils Xbox Adaptive Controller for Players with Motor Disability appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    Google Chrome To Drop ‘Secure’ Indicator From HTTPS Pages
    Google announced on Thursday in an official blog post that the ‘Secure’ indicator on websites will be removed from September onwards. The move is followed by the gradual shift of web towards adopting HTTPS as the default safety protocol. Starting from Chrome version 69, which is set to release in September, websites working on HTTPS […] The post Google Chrome To Drop ‘Secure’ Indicator From HTTPS Pages appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    ‘Memory Transfer’ Performed By Scientists Between Two Snails
    The concept of being able to transfer memories into another living being might seem a little far-fetched and inspired by a science fiction movie, but it’s not entirely impossible. A new study conducted by scientists at the University of California Los Angeles proves that it’s possible to transplant memories into another sentient being. They took one […] The post ‘Memory Transfer’ Performed By Scientists Between Two Snails appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    AsteroidOS, An Open-source Wear OS Alternative, Launches First Stable Version
    Capitalizing on the lack of an open source operating system for smartwatches, Florent Revest, a French computer science student, envisaged a project named AsteroidOS. After four years of extensive development and contribution in SDK from more than 100 contributors all over the world, AsteroidOS has launched its first stable version v1.0. Supported Hardware This Linux-based […] The post AsteroidOS, An Open-source Wear OS Alternative, Launches First Stable Version appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    OnePlus 6 Launched; Features A 6.28-inch Screen With Notch And Full Glass Body
    The highly-awaited OnePlus 6 has been launched by the Chinese company OnePlus. Latest of the segment, OnePlus 6 features a 6.28-inch Optic AMOLED display, a notorious notch and carries the price tag of $529 for the starting variant. The phone can be availed in three colors namely Mirror Black, Midnight Black and the limited edition […] The post OnePlus 6 Launched; Features A 6.28-inch Screen With Notch And Full Glass Body appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    Thumbs up Facebook Must Break — Privacy Groups Knock FTC’s Door

    After almost 18 years of Facebook’s existence, a number of groups focused on privacy and anti-monopoly are working hard to bring big changes to the company as an attempt to reduce the “scary amount of power” Facebook and Zuckerberg have. By sending a petition to the US Federal Trade Commission, the groups want to virtually […]The post Facebook Must Break — Privacy Groups Knock FTC’s Door appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    Epic Games Unloads Prizes Worth $100 Million For Fortnite eSports Winners
    The towering fame of Fortnite received another major boost today when Epic Games announced in a blog post that they would pool massive $100 million for Fortnite Esports tournament prize in the debut year of competitive play. The gigantic amount will be distributed amongst winners in the 2018/19 competitive season. This eye-popping prize money will simply […]The post Epic Games Unloads Prizes Worth $100 Million For Fortnite eSports Winners appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    Terragraph Project: Qualcomm And Facebook Partner To Bring High-speed Urban Wi-Fi
    Facebook announced in its 2016’s Annual Developer’s Conference that they are planning to bring High-Speed WiFi to densely populated areas. Now, Qualcomm has stepped up as a partner company to bring the project to reality. On Monday, Qualcomm announced that the Chipsets produced henceforth will feature the advanced Terragraph technology. The move aims to invite developers […]The post Terragraph Project: Qualcomm And Facebook Partner To Bring High-speed Urban Wi-Fi appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    Google Sued For Secretly Collecting Data Of 4.4 Million iPhone Users
    Google has been accused of “clandestine tracking” of 4.4 million iPhone users in the UK and is facing a lawsuit in the high court for as much as £3.2 billion. According to a report by The Guardian, Google usurped data from iPhone users through an exploit in the Safari browser. This loophole was found by a Ph.D. […]The post Google Sued For Secretly Collecting Data Of 4.4 Million iPhone Users appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    New Variant Of Spectre And Meltdown CPU Flaw Found; Fix Affects Performance
    Now listen to Fossbytes stories! Very often a significant security flaw is followed by new derivatives of the same exploit. Following the widely popular Spectre and Meltdown speculative execution attacks, there were predictions that more flaws of similar nature will hit PC owners pretty soon. Variant 4 is the newest addition to this increasing list […]The post New Variant Of Spectre And Meltdown CPU Flaw Found; Fix Affects Performance appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    Cancer Cells Could Be Killed By Graphene “Optical Stimulation”
    Researchers at the University of California have stumbled upon something which can open up new avenues to explore in the field of drug screening, painkiller formulation, and cancer treatment. The material involved in the study is Graphene, a semi-metal composed of single layer of carbon atoms. It is one of the strongest material ever tested and an […]The post Cancer Cells Could Be Killed By Graphene “Optical Stimulation” appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    Nvidia’s New Research Teaches Robots to Learn From Human
    Nvidia has presented a new research work at International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) organized in Brisbane, Australia which involves teaching robots to learn from the tasks performed by Humans. Until now, robots were trained to perform a set of instructions for a fixed number of times in an environment isolated from the very […]The post Nvidia’s New Research Teaches Robots to Learn From Human appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    Why Is My Facebook Android App Asking For “Superuser” Permission?
    It looks like developers working at Facebook really love to live dangerously. The company knows how to violate the user trust and play loose and fast with data protection and user privacy. The recent Cambridge Analytica scandal is a perfect example of the same. In another shocking development, the company’s Facebook Android app was caught […]The post Why Is My Facebook Android App Asking For “Superuser” Permission? appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    Teensafe, A Teen Phone Monitoring App, Leaks Thousands Of Apple ID Passwords
    Teensafe is a monitoring app used by parents for keeping a check on the activities of their children. The app allows parents to access their child’s location, call history, messages, browsing history, and apps downloaded by them without their permission. In a recent discovery by a UK based security researcher named Robert Wiggins, the app […]The post Teensafe, A Teen Phone Monitoring App, Leaks Thousands Of Apple ID Passwords appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    Tesla Starts Open Sourcing Some Software Code After Facing Criticism
    Elon Musk might enjoy the status of most-talked-about celebrity in the technology world, but his company Tesla doesn’t have many admirers when it comes to open source and free software enthusiasts. The company is known to be using many GPL-licensed technologies that need Tesla to share the source code of their software. Contrary to its poor […]The post Tesla Starts Open Sourcing Some Software Code After Facing Criticism appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    Thumbs up MIT Researchers Create Ingestible “Bacteria On A Chip” To Monitor Your

    A team of researchers at MIT has created a pill-sized ingestible sensor that is essentially a group of genetically engineered “bacteria on a chip” which can detect intestinal bleeding and diagnoses several diseases. A strain of E. coli bacteria was genetically modified to respond to the presence of a chemical compound called “heme” found in red blood […]The post MIT Researchers Create Ingestible “Bacteria On A Chip” To Monitor Your Guts appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    YouTube Music: 5 Things You Need To Know About New Service
    After the announcement made last week, YouTube is about to start a war against the well-established music streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify. The Google-owned company has started rolling out their new YouTube Music subscription. Other than videos, many people use YouTube to listen to songs. In the past, YouTube has tried to address […]The post YouTube Music: 5 Things You Need To Know About New Service appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    10 Google Alternatives: Best Search Engines You Need To Use In 2018
    Undoubtedly, Google is the most popular search engine out there, securing a whopping 90% market share of search engines worldwide. The search giant uses powerful and intelligent algorithms along with AI implementations that offer a seamless and personalized experience for users. But we all know that this ‘personalized experience’ comes at the cost of sharing our […]The post 10 Google Alternatives: Best Search Engines You Need To Use In 2018 appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    Zuckerberg Responds To Elon Musk’s Views On AI: “We Shouldn’t Get Too Negative On This”
    Now listen to Fossbytes stories! When it comes to the emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, which have the power to change the way we lead our lives, it’s good to know that eminent tech personalities are discussing AI’s impacts in public space. Just recently, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg expressed his personal viewpoints on […]The post Zuckerberg Responds To Elon Musk’s Views On AI: “We Shouldn’t Get Too Negative On This” appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    Firefox 63 To Block Cryptojackers With Advanced Tracking Protection
    It has been reported by Bleeping Computer, a security blog, that Firefox 63 will be launched with an improved tracking protection system to ward off the threats and security concerns posed by in-browser miners. With the surge in incidents involving mining malware trying to use your CPU power to perform some CPU-intensive calculations for their […]The post Firefox 63 To Block Cryptojackers With Advanced Tracking Protection appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    Apple Already Knew iPhone 6 Was More Likely To Bend Than Older Models
    Now listen to Fossbytes stories! In 2014, soon after Apple released the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, it became clear that there was some hardware problem with the device that was causing it to bend. Ultimately, #Bendgate became a hot topic and company decided to use 7000 series space-grade aluminum to ensure better strength. […]The post Apple Already Knew iPhone 6 Was More Likely To Bend Than Older Models appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    Amazon Alexa Records Couple’s Personal Conversation And Sends It To A Contact
    Now listen to Fossbytes stories! Another day, another stop in the ‘privacy breach’ journey of IoT. In a startling and alarming incident, a Portland, Oregon based woman named ‘Danielle’ has accused Amazon Alexa of recording her personal conversation with her husband and sending it to a contact without permission. As reported by local TV station […]The post Amazon Alexa Records Couple’s Personal Conversation And Sends It To A Contact appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    PornHub Launches Free VPN Service, Who Needs Incognito Mode Now
    For many people, there are specific reasons why they use the incognito mode or private mode in web browsers. But it’s a known fact that switching the incognito mode ‘ON’ doesn’t make one anonymous. That’s the reason many VPN services exist. The popular website Pornhub has also launched their VPN service called VPNHub. It allows […]The post PornHub Launches Free VPN Service, Who Needs Incognito Mode Now appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    Coldest Place In The Universe Created By NASA And Shipped Into Space
    Studying quantum behavior on Earth is quite a challenging task for scientists as the effects of quantum mechanics can be examined only when the temperature is near absolute zero. So NASA has built a device named Cold Atom Laboratory (CAL) which can cool down atoms to a fraction of degree above absolute zero, that is the […]The post Coldest Place In The Universe Created By NASA And Shipped Into Space appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    Battery Life Challenge: Edge Beats Chrome And Firefox After April Update
    Microsoft has again uploaded a new YouTube video flaunting the capabilities of their home-baked web browser. The company has a habit of doing so after releasing a major Windows 10 update. According to the latest battery life test done after the April 2018 update, Edge can last around 98% longer than Mozilla Firefox, but it only […]The post Battery Life Challenge: Edge Beats Chrome And Firefox After April Update appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    Thumbs up FacePause: This Extension Pauses YouTube Automatically When You Look A

    It’s pretty annoying when someone interrupts when you’re in the middle of a YouTube video. You only realize after some moments that you’ve missed a few seconds or minutes and you need to rewind. Thankfully, a developer named Mattias Hemmingsson has created a Chrome extension called FacePause that helps you in such situations. It can […] The post FacePause: This Extension Pauses YouTube Automatically When You Look Away appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    Google’s Pixel 3 XL To Get iPhone X-Like Notch, Leaked Image Reveals
    We are still months away from the release of Google’s next-generation Pixel smartphones, but a couple of rumors about the phone’s design have been doing rounds off lately. The most recent one is a leaked picture of tempered glass screen protectors which is supposedly created for the upcoming Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. This image has […] The post Google’s Pixel 3 XL To Get iPhone X-Like Notch, Leaked Image Reveals appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    Apple’s Leaked Project ‘Star’ Could Be A Touchscreen ARM MacBook With LTE
    Always Connected PC is Microsoft’s slang that refers to Arm-powered computing devices with always-on internet connectivity without compromising the battery life. Credit goes to the rumors, Apple also hasn’t turned deaf ears to the world of ARM-based replacements for its fans. Apple is known to be working on a new Arm-based touchscreen device project dubbed Star. […] The post Apple’s Leaked Project ‘Star’ Could Be A Touchscreen ARM MacBook With LTE appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    Microsoft’s Mysterious Surface Phone Is Coming Soon: First “Andromeda OS” Game Reveals
    We have come across many rumors about Microsoft’s Surface Phone that reportedly runs on a special version of Windows 10 called “Andromeda OS.” Now an unreleased Windows 10 game has popped up which further confirms that the highly-anticipated Surface Phone’s release is getting near. It is a racing game called “Miami Heat,” and it supposedly […] The post Microsoft’s Mysterious Surface Phone Is Coming Soon: First “Andromeda OS” Game Reveals appeared first on Fossbytes.

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    Google And Facebook Facing $8.8 Billion Lawsuits Under GDPR rules
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