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Technology is great, but are we prepared for the consequences

Our dependence on these gadgets has dramatically changed how we communicate and interact, and is slowly eroding some of our core principles, said Michael Bugeja, professor and director of the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication at Iowa State University. Bugeja is not advocating against technology — in fact, he relies on it for his work and personal life — ... Read More »

Google Assistant can now share personal info in Allo, but only if you let it

One of the coolest features of Allo is the ability to bring Google Assistant into any conversation. Just type @google and you can ask Assistant questions like “What’s my schedule like today” or “Show me the latest Cars 3 trailer,” and it will happily oblige, saving you the trouble of opening Chrome or Calendar and searching yourself. Now Google is ... Read More »

Windows 10 Build 15019 may be about games, but its many bugs could spoil the fun

The gaming-focused Windows 10 Insider build that Microsoft promised earlier this week, with Game Mode, Beam livestreaming and other features, is rolling out—but with some game-breaking bugs, unfortunately. What’s officially known as Build 15019 for the Insider Fast Ring also includes a number of more general improvements, including a version of Edge that will read your ebooks aloud and a ... Read More »

100 percentile in CAT 2016, but this man has no interest in any admission

With no coaching and no future plan, Nilanjan Dutta scored 100 percentile in CAT 2016. 100 percentile in CAT 2016, but this man does not want to take admission in: Here why? RELATED STORIES CBSE Class 10 Board Exam 2017: Datesheet released at cbse.nic.in CAT 2016: Avidipto Chakraborty tops exam with 100 per cent CBSE Board Exams Class 10, Class ... Read More »

I cancelled my car insurance in the cooling-off period, but was still charged

I’d like to ask your views on insurers offering cooling-off periods if you change your mind, but still levying substantial charges if you do. I recently purchased car insurance from One Call Insurance. In my view the application process wasn’t great and when I received the certificate via email the next day, it was unreadable. When I complained I was ... Read More »

Kenmore Alfie Voice-Controlled Personal Shopper review: For shoppers with plenty of time but too little imagination

Don’t confuse the Kenmore Alfie with the Amazon Dot. Kenmore’s puck-shaped device aims to simplify your shopping experiences, not control your smart home. In that sense, it’s more like an Amazon Dash, except that pushing its button initiates a speech-recognition session that helps you buy any product from virtually any retailer. Kenmore’s website offers this example of Alfie’s abilities: “Alfie, ... Read More »

Car insurance premium bills are at record highs but insurers don’t want us to know the real reason why

With figures showing car insurance premiums hitting their highest levels since since the Association of British Insurers started keeping records in 2012, it should come as no surprise that the trade body attempted to stomp into the General Election campaign. Like an old-school American evangelical preacher, puffed up with self righteousness, ABI assistance director Rob Cummings thundered that “whatever the outcome, ... Read More »

Windy breather, but air still very poor

TNN | Dec 26, 2016, 12.11 PM IST Windy breather, but air still very poor After two days of `severe’ air quality , strong wind across the capital brought a little respite but the air quality index (AQI) of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) was still at 373–`very poor’–after 427 and 415 on Saturday and Friday , respectively. PM 2.5 ... Read More »

Router-killing Mirai botnet variant going worldwide, but slowing

The latest strain of Mirai, the malware that’s been infecting internet routers from Germany’s Deutsche Telekom, has spread to devices in at least 10 other countries, according to security firm Flashpoint. The company has detected the new Mirai strain infecting internet routers and modems across the globe, including in the U.K., Brazil, Iran and Thailand. It’s still unclear how many ... Read More »

Android patches fix Drammer RAM attack, but leave the Dirty Cow exploit to roam

Google released a new monthly batch of security patches for Android, fixing a dozen critical vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to compromise devices. One of the mitigated issues is a bit-flipping attack against memory chips that could lead to privilege escalation, but a more widespread rooting vulnerability in the Linux kernel remains unpatched. While Google releases firmware updates for its ... Read More »