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Apple iPhone 8 Plus reviewed: The best smartphone camera we’ve ever tested - DxOMark

The Apple iPhone 8 Plus has a main camera system truly worthy of a flagship phone. Similar to the iPhone 7 Plus, it features two cameras — a wide-angle 12MP main camera, and a 12MP telephoto camera with a slower lens for zooming in on subjects and for special effects such as Portrait mode. Comparing the camera datasheets of the older iPhone 7 Plus and the new iPhone 8 Plus make the two look almost identical; however, under-the-hood upgrades have given the 8 Plus an image quality and camera performance boost in almost every one of our tested categories.

Uber loses license to operate in London | ZDNet

"I want London to be at the forefront of innovation and new technology and to be a natural home for exciting new companies that help Londoners by providing a better and more affordable service," said Sadiq Khan, London Mayor. "However, all companies in London must play by the rules and adhere to the high standards we expect -- particularly when it comes to the safety of customers."

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How to protect yourself from credit card fraud online

R esearch has revealed it is "frighteningly easy" for fraudsters to get the details needed to make scam payments on someone else's credit card.

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iPhone 8 and Apple Watch Series 3 hit stores today

A week and a half after being unveiled on stage at the new Steve Jobs Theater, the iPhone 8/8 Plus and Apple Watch Series 3 have hit just hit store shelves. As ever, eager fans were queued up at stores across the globe to be among the first to get their hands on the new products, though a number of outlets are reporting that the crowd size is significantly sparser than past launches.

Hackers targeted election systems in 21 states, DHS says

The US Department of Homeland Security notified 21 states on Friday that hackers targeted their election systems in 2016. None of the systems targeted were involved in tallying votes, and hackers were able to breach only a small number of networks.

Microsoft, Facebook and Telxius complete the highest-capacity subsea cable to cross the Atlantic - News Center

Marea is also the highest-capacity subsea cable to cross the Atlantic, providing up to 160 terabits of data per second. That’s more than 16 million times faster than the average home internet connection, with the capability to stream 71 million high-definition videos simultaneously. Additionally, Marea’s landing point in Bilbao provides a convenient path to network hubs in Africa, the Middle East and Asia, and its enormous bandwidth will help meet the increasing demand for internet and cloud services.


Intel is cutting plans for its Project Alloy ‘merged reality’ headset

It’s never really been clear how people would use Alloy, or what the final system would look like. When we last tried it at CES , it was promising but clunky, with inside-out tracking that was less smooth than Microsoft’s current Mixed Reality headsets. “Project Alloy served as a great proof of concept for Intel and the industry — showing what’s possible in a high-performance, immersive and untethered VR experience,” Intel says. “What we’ve learned through Project Alloy will inform future efforts.” Intel has a lot to contribute to the worlds of computer vision, visual processing, and other areas of VR and AR. But with so many companies working on individual headset designs, putting a full system out the door may simply not have made sense.

Uber’s new CEO tells employees there is ‘high cost to a bad reputation’ after London ban

“Going forward, it’s critical that we act with integrity in everything we do, and learn how to be a better partner to every city we operate in,” Khosrowshahi concludes. “That doesn’t mean abandoning our principles — we will vigorously appeal TfL’s decision — but rather building trust through our actions and our behavior. In doing so, we will show that Uber is not just a really great product, but a really great company that is meaningful contributing to society, beyond its business and its bottom line.”

London Slams the Door on Uber

Transport for London (TfL) will not be renewing Uber's license to operate in the city after concluding that Uber is 'not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator license.'

Facebook has settled the lawsuit over non-voting shares days before Mark Zuckerberg was scheduled to testify

Facebook's decision to settle on the eve of trial follows in the footsteps of Google, which settled a similar lawsuit in 2013 over its plan to issue non-voting shares so that cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin could maintain their majority voting rights.

Mark Zuckerberg will sell up to $12.7 billion in Facebook stock over the next 18 months

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will sell up to 75 million shares of Facebook over the next 18 months, he said in a post on Friday.

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16 Bet you didn't know iPhone X’s Face ID could do this...

Huawei's Honor Magic purported to use the phone's sensors to know who you were, what you were doing and what you wanted next. This kind of background AI so far hasn't caught on, and frankly works with varying levels of success, but it's also something that could quietly become a mainstay for phones in the not-too-distant future.

Cheat sheet: How to become a cybersecurity pro

Hiring security professionals can often be a difficult task, said Charles Gaughf, security lead at ISC(2). "Depending on your organization's structure you may be looking for a very specific knowledge set or skill, but most likely the need is for a competent professional who is well versed in a variety of technology, who is driven, inquisitive, and honest," Gaughf said. "That is why it is a good idea to cater your questions to ascertain these qualities. It is also a good idea to throw out some questions that make the candidate think and that you know hasn't been practiced prior to the interview."

The best wireless charging pads for iPhone X and iPhone 8

AirPower is a beautifully designed and ultra-thin mat that can charge multiple devices simultaneously. You can charge your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods all at once — or any other device that’s compatible with the Qi standard. It also uses a Lightning cable, unlike any of the other options listed here, so it’s perfect for Apple fans.

Apple extends iTunes movie rental viewing window to 48 hours

To coincide with the launch of Apple TV 4K and iPhone 8 series, Apple on Friday updated its website with new information regarding movie rentals, saying viewers now have up to 48 hours to complete their rented titles after first pressing play. Prior to the change, iTunes Store customers had to finish watching, or replaying, a rented movie within a 24 hour period. Today's change, quietly announced through an updated support document covering movie rentals , doubles the previous limit. As usual, customers can watch and re-watch a rented movie as many times as they like within the 48 hour window. As noted by Apple, users who download movies for offline viewing are still subject to the 48 hour timer. Not much else has changed beyond the extended viewing time limit. Users still have 30 days to start watching a movie after it is first rented. If a movie goes unwatched, customers must rent the film again, which grants another 30 days of access. Before today, Apple's most recent change to the iTunes movie rental process came in March , when the company added multiscreen viewing to with iTunes 12.

Here are the 10 skills you need to become a data scientist, the no. 1 job in America

"If you're looking to enter the field of data science, and build a solid foundation of experience that will stand out in the eyes of future employers, there are three core skills you need: Python, R and SQL," Pablo Ruiz Junco, Glassdoor economic research fellow, told TechRepublic. "With these skills, you'll be eligible to apply to over 70 percent of all online job postings for data scientist roles. Plus, expanding your skills beyond these foundational languages can lead you to a higher salary and allow you to cast a wider net when applying."

How To Stop Boring Hiring Managers With Your Resume

Even though it feels strange at first, highlighting the end result of your actions first builds curiosity on the part of a reader, as well as anticipation to find out how you did it. It also makes for far more engaging reading.

Facebook Scraps New Share Class in Rare Win for Investors

Shareholders were aggrieved by the plan. It would have automatically diluted the voting power of existing investors because every share with voting power would have split into three shares -- one that has power, and two that don’t. This would have let Zuckerberg sell his Facebook shares to fund philanthropy, but the non-voting shares were less attractive as currency in acquisitions and may have made it harder for the company to get tax benefits, among other issues.

Netflix brings HDR support to the iPhone 8, iPhone X and iPad Pro

HDR expands the range of contrast and color in images. Bright parts of the image can get much brighter, which appears to add a greater sense of depth to the video you're viewing.

Follow asteroid-bound Osiris-Rex slingshotting around Earth

Osiris-Rex dipped below geosynchronous orbit, where most satellites hang out, on Friday morning above Australia. It will then make a sort of loop for its closest approach to the surface, over Antarctica at 9:52 a.m PT. From there it starts heading up and out of our neighborhood over the Pacific Ocean, Asia and northern Africa. You can check out the flight path below:

Facebook will release 3,000 Russia-linked ads to Congress

As part of the announcement, Zuckerberg also outlined ways Facebook would try to protect the integrity of elections. He said the company would be more transparent around political ads -- with added requirements like disclosures about who paid for them, as well as strengthening the review process around them.

Exclusive: T-Mobile, Sprint close to agreeing on deal terms - sources

(Reuters) - T-Mobile US Inc ( TMUS.O ) is close to agreeing tentative terms on a deal to merge with Sprint Corp ( S.N ), people familiar with the matter said on Friday, a major breakthrough in efforts to merge the third and fourth largest U.S. wireless carriers.

I have an SNES Classic Edition, and it rules

Just in time for a weekend during which I had already planned to do nothing productive, a small package from Nintendo containing what will likely be its hottest item since the NES Classic Edition … which is to say, of course, the S NES Classic Edition.

Apple adds global FeliCa support to Apple Pay with iPhone 8, iPhone X & Apple Watch Series 3

Overshadowed by Apple's recent glut of hardware news, the company's latest mobile devices now feature NFC technology that allows all iPhone 8, iPhone X and Apple Watch Series 3 devices, even those sold outside of Japan, to interact with FeliCa terminals. Apple quietly announced the new NFC capability in a change to its regional Japan Apple Pay webpage shortly after announcing its new mobile device lineup on Sept. 12. The updated page was spotted by local blog Ata Distance , which notes global support for the FeliCa standard could open the door to multiple contactless payment platforms in Asia. Apple's first devices with FeliCa support debuted last year with iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and Apple Watch Series 2 models sold in Japan. The company later activated the system as part of Japan's Apple Pay debut, which launched with iOS 10.1 last November . Initially developed by Sony as an RFID chip solution, the FeliCa standard was later hybridized for cellphone use with the cooperation of Japan's leading cellular provider NTT Docomo. That version, called Mobile FeliCa, served as the basis of Apple's NFC Type-F implementation in iPhone and Apple Watch.

Wal-Mart tests straight-to-fridge delivery service

The moment the Deliv driver rings your doorbell, you'll receive a notification on your phone that the delivery is occurring and, if you choose, you can watch the delivery take place in real time from your home security cameras through the August app. The Deliv driver will then stock up your fridge and leave.

Lenovo’s ThinkPad 25 anniversary edition laptop leaks

IBM’s first ThinkPad debuted 25 years ago next month, with a bright red TrackPoint pointing stick and a classic design that still exists in a modern form today. To mark a quarter of a century, Lenovo (the company that bought ThinkPad from IBM) is creating a special ThinkPad 25 laptop with all the classic design touches you’d find on retro ThinkPad laptop. German blog WinFuture has uncovered specifications for the new laptop, along with a series of leaked photos of the design.

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Facebook reportedly settles lawsuit over voting structure

The lawsuit, originally filed in April 2016 in Delaware, focused on Zuckerberg's desire to create a new class of nonvoting shares. Zuckerberg has said the restructuring would let him sell his shares for philanthropic causes. After his first daughter, Max, was born in December 2015, Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla, announced a new organization called the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to focus on charitable work and philanthropy.

Tesla wants to turn some of its Supercharger stations into convenience stores

Tesla is eyeing a possible solution: small stores that sell cold beverages and salty snacks, located adjacent to its Supercharger stations, so you can fill your belly while the charging station powers your car. Yep, Tesla wants to build gas stations (minus the gas, of course).

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The iPhone 8 back glass is more expensive to fix than the screen

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus' most obvious design change is the switch to a glossy, glass back. There was a chance this glass would be priced at or around the same price as a cracked screen under AppleCare+, but that's apparently not the case: AppleInsider confirmed today that a broken back won't qualify for a $29 screen replacement. It'll instead be subject to an "other damage" fee of $99 (plus tax).

The Best Laptops of 2017

Walk down any laptop aisle and you'll notice that the selection of laptops has become dramatically thinner and sleeker. Each of these wafer-thin systems represents a new vision for ultraportable computing: a no-compromises laptop light enough that you'll forget it's in your briefcase, with a long-lasting battery that will keep you working even when no power outlet is available. Fast storage, whether by way of a full 128GB or 256GB solid-state drive (SSD) or, more affordably, 32GB to 64GB of eMMC flash, give these ultraportables the ability to resume work in seconds after being idle or asleep for days. Intel's marketing focus has migrated to the convertible-hybrid laptops and detachable-hybrid tablets that it refers to as 2-in-1 devices (see the next section for more information), but ultraportables are still a distinct category.

Jay-Z gets real about Linkin Park's Chester Bennington and mental health awareness

"I really think that hopefully his death serves as a wake up call. Mental health is a real thing," the rapper said about Bennington, in addition to performing his Link Park collaboration "Numb/Encore."

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Walmart wants to walk into your home and put groceries in your refrigerator

Delivery drivers will have a one-time passcode that allows them to unlock the August smart lock if customers do not answer the door when the delivery team arrives to drop off groceries. They will then drop off packages in the foyer, unload groceries in the fridge, and leave — with the door locking behind them.

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3FT Ball and Souls Is Groundhog Day With Group Suicide

The place the film stumbles most is realizing how far it goes to convey its message. This is only Kato’s second film and by the end it’s obvious he really wanted to make sure everyone knew what he was saying with the film, to the point where he’s practically screaming it. So it’s a bit disappointing that a story which has unfolded so beautifully for most of the film gets away from him through a Return of the King -style pile of endings.

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Walmart fires back at Amazon with new direct-to-fridge service

Best docks to cradle your iPhone 8 or iPhone X | Cult of Mac

For those that like to be surrounded by leather-bound books in their apartment that smells of rich mahogany, this is the dock for you. Custom made in Portland Oregon, these beautiful docks are one of a kind. The dock weighs a whopping 3lbs so it’s super stable. Each dock is hand finished and the wood grain looks unique on all of them. It’s not exactly cheap and it doesn’t work well with some cases, but it’s one of the most stylish options you’re going to find.

Another Verizon leak exposed confidential data on internal systems

The files largely appear to refer to internal Verizon Wireless systems, known as Distributed Vision Services (DVS), a middleware system that's used to deliver data from the back-end of the company to the front-end applications used by employees and staff in stores and at call centers, such as point-of-sale services and customer data portals.

Here Is Proof That You Should Never, Ever Challenge Pennywise to a Dance-Off

In the new It movie, Pennywise the Dancing Clown is a terrifying, sewer-dwelling killer who turns your worst fears against you. He is also, as his name suggests, capable of absolutely ripping up the dance floor no matter what song is playing, as a hilarious new Twitter account demonstrates.

It's Official: The iPhone 8 Is the World's Fastest Phone

The story is pretty similar in terms of Geekbench results as well. This method uses both the CPU and the GPU, and is a very good metric to judge the true performance of a smartphone. With scores of 10,170 and 10,472, the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus managed to perform better than the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Intel’s 7th-gen Core i5 CPU on board. Naturally, the two phones also beat the Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8, and the OnePlus 5 very convincingly.

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Next Up, Tesla Will Take on 7-Eleven

According to Restaurant Business , Straubel showed off slides of a charging station “that looked exactly like a c-store,”—industry jargon for a convenience store. But what would a Tesla convenience store be like? Would it be higher-end? Could you get a massage? Will there be Slurpees? It seems like these questions are only in the nascent stage of being answered. Straubel referred to the stations acting as “convenience stops” which could imply something closer to a highway rest stop. He also said that the company “already [has] been working with restaurants,” so maybe it’ll offer full-fledged dining. He did say that Tesla is uninterested in managing a food service, so maybe the company will just bring in 7-Eleven and avoid becoming the Bodega of the suburbs.

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