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Microsoft Reportedly Developing Its Own Slack Rival Called Skype Teams

Microsoft Reportedly Developing Its Own Slack Rival Called Skype Teams

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Team-messaging app Slack has recently developed a sizeable user base and earned envy from other apps that allow group messaging. Microsoft is now reportedly coming up with its own rival group chat app under its Skype brand named Skype Teams. In basic functionality, Skype Teams seems to be fairly similar to Slack as it allows you to chat with other users in the team individually or in groups, as reported by MSPowerUser. Skype Teams will also allow you to share files as well as send emojis just like Slack does. Ther's also a 'Fun Picker' that lets you add gif images and memes to your conversations. Further, users can respond to particular comments, as on Facebook threads, and also start video chats at any point during a conversation. Skype Teams will essentially provide users with Slack's f...
Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime Review in 5 Points

Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime Review in 5 Points

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Xiaomi launched its Redmi 3S smartphone last month in India in the sub-Rs. 10,000 segment. The Chinese company in its attempt to strengthen its position in the segment unveiled two variants of the Redmi smartphone: the Redmi 3S, priced at Rs. 6,999, and the Redmi 3S Prime, which is available at Rs. 8,999. We got a chance to review the Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime, which offers more RAM, more storage space, and a fingerprint scanner for a small price increase. The Redmi 3S Prime smartphone is available via Flipkart and Mi.com. If you are thinking of buying the Redmi 3S Prime, make sure you read our review before you complete the transaction. In case, you won't be unable to go through our entire review, here's our short review of the Redmi 3S Prime. 1. Looks good, built well The Xiaomi Redmi 3S Pr...
iPhone 7 Launch Jitters See Many Already Waiting for iPhone 8

iPhone 7 Launch Jitters See Many Already Waiting for iPhone 8

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The iPhone 7 is expected to make its global debut on Wednesday, but many consumers and investors are already setting their sights on Apple Inc's 2017 version of the popular gadget, hoping for more significant advances. At its annual product launch in San Francisco on Wednesday, the world's most valuable publicly traded company is expected by blogs and analysts to reveal an iPhone without a headphone jack, paving the way for wireless headphones, a touch-sensitive home button that vibrates, double-lens cameras for the larger 'Plus' edition and other incremental improvements. A large crowd of journalists, analysts and Apple employees crowded into the foyer of the Bill Graham auditorium in San Francisco on Wednesday morning ahead of the event, munching French toast sticks and asparagus quiche...
LG Electronics says to invest in robot technology

LG Electronics says to invest in robot technology

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South Korea’s LG Electronics Inc said on Sunday it will aggressively invest in robots, seeking to capitalise on advancing artificial intelligence that may eventually lead to sophisticated machines performing everyday human tasks. LG, in a statement, said its appliances division is preparing the firm’s entry into the robotics industy with the aim to develop products that will work closely with home appliances products such as refrigerators, washers and air conditioning units. “We will prepare for the future by aggressively investing in smart home, robots and key components and strengthen the home appliances business’s capabilities,” said Jo Seung-jin, head of LG’s appliances business, in the statement. Advances in fields such as artificial intelligence and wireless communications are allow
Newfound Router Flaw Lets Hackers Control Home Internet Connections

Newfound Router Flaw Lets Hackers Control Home Internet Connections

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F-Secure researchers have uncovered a critical vulnerability in some models of Inteno home routers that, if exploited, is severe enough to allow an attacker complete control over the victim device and the Internet traffic traveling through it. The finding highlights the security challenges plaguing consumer routers. The vulnerability allows an attacker to install their own firmware to the device, which would still work as before, but with back doors and other unwanted features. An attacker exploiting the flaw would be able to listen in on unencrypted traffic going through the router, not just device-to-internet, but device-to-device inside the home; as well as manipulate the victim's browsing sessions by redirecting to malicious sites. "By changing the firmware, the attacker can change an...
MirrorLink Car Smartphone Network Has Vulnerabilities, Claim Researchers

MirrorLink Car Smartphone Network Has Vulnerabilities, Claim Researchers

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A system of rules that allow vehicles to communicate with smartphones may be vulnerable to hacking, a new study suggests. Many of today's automobiles leave the factory with secret passengers: prototype software features that are disabled but that can be unlocked by clever drivers, researchers said. In what is believed to be the first comprehensive security analysis of its kind, researchers at New York University Tandon School of Engineering and George Mason University in the US found vulnerabilities in MirrorLink, a system of rules that allow vehicles to communicate with smartphones. MirrorLink when unlocked can allow hackers to use a linked smartphone as a stepping stone to control safety-critical components such as the vehicle's anti-lock braking system. Damon McCoy, from the NYU Tandon...
Digital Mapping Firm Here Wants New Investor by Year-End

Digital Mapping Firm Here Wants New Investor by Year-End

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Digital maps company Here, controlled by German carmakers BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen, aims to find a new investor by the end of the year, Here chief Edzard Overbeek told a German newspaper. "The carmakers want to open the circle of shareholders. We are talking to dozens of parties interested in taking a stake," daily Handelsblatt quoted Overbeek as saying in an interview published on Tuesday. Germany's luxury automotive groups including Daimler's Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen's Audi division and BMW bought Here for 2.5 billion euros ($2.8 billion or roughly Rs. 18,795 crores) from Nokia last year to create an alternative digital mapping business to Google. Daimler confirmed in April it was in talks with Amazon.com and Microsoft about taking a minority stake in Here. Auto supplier Bosch has a...
Microsoft Makes It Easier for Mac Users to Switch From Evernote to OneNote

Microsoft Makes It Easier for Mac Users to Switch From Evernote to OneNote

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After unveiling the OneNote Importer tool for Windows in March, Microsoft has now announced that it is also releasing the same tool for OS X users in an attempt to make the transition smooth and hassle-free. Microsoft announced its battle with Evernote, perhaps the biggest name in the note-taking services market, by launching the OneNote Importer Tool five months ago. Back then, it was announced just for Windows users, but Microsoft had promised a release for Mac in a few months. Now that Evernote increased the price of its Premium service to $69.99 per year, similar to Office 365 Personal's yearly plan, Microsoft likely thinks this is the best time to give more users the option to shift if they so preferred. Microsoft notes that Office 365 subscription offers OneNote, Word, Excel, and al...
NOW Music+ Streaming Service Launched by Sony, Universal

NOW Music+ Streaming Service Launched by Sony, Universal

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Two major record labels are rolling out a low-priced music streaming service in the United Kingdom, a rare foray by record companies directly into the field and another sign the industry is finally moving towards more flexible pricing. Now That's What I Call Music, a joint venture between Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment that releases a popular series of compilation albums, is finalising a streaming app called NOW Music+ that will offer playlists of hit songs for 4.99 pounds ($6.62 or roughly Rs. 440) a month, or 5.99 pounds if purchased in Apple's App Store, people familiar with the matter said. "NOW Music+" was quietly activated this summer amid preparations for a broader rollout, according to two people with knowledge of the matter. Although the app is limited to the ...
Intel to Spin Out McAfee Unit, Sell Stake in Business to TPG

Intel to Spin Out McAfee Unit, Sell Stake in Business to TPG

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Intel Corp said it would spin out its cyber security division, formerly known as McAfee, and sell a majority stake in it to investment firm TPG for $3.1 billion in cash. TPG will own 51 percent of the new entity, valuing the entire company at $4.2 billion including debt. Intel, which bought McAfee for $7.7 billion in 2011, will retain a 49 percent stake in the business. The deal ends a failed effort by Intel to stake out a major position in the computer security business. At the time of the acquisition, Intel spoke of integrating McAfee security technology into its chips, but little came of those plans. Intel executives at the time also said they hoped the acquisition would give it a piece of the emerging business of protecting corporations from sophisticated espionage, but newer players ...