As part of a pilot program, Google has added a new sponsored content section to some Android TV devices, the company confirmed in a statement to XDA Developers.
That reaffirms an earlier report of some users noticing advertisements appearing on their Android TV-based Sony X900F TVs, though a statement from an Nvidia representative denies that the ads are appearing on Shield TVs – which implies that the problem might just be contained to Sony smart TVs.
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- As well as a guide to every OLED TV coming in 2019
If the update has been deployed to your device, you’ll notice a new ‘Sponsored Content’ row on the home screen in between your recommended content.
Unlike other channels on Android TV, those who have the update claim the sponsored row cannot be customized in any way, n[……]
If you’re interested in picking up an Apple Watch, now is a great time to find excellent deals on older models. Walmart has the Apple Watch Series 3 on sale at for $299. That’s an $80 discount and the best price we’ve seen for the Series 3 Apple smartwatch.
The Apple Watch 3 is a health-focused smartwatch and offers features such as heart rate monitoring, calorie tracking and GPS technology. The watch can also track popular workouts such as yoga, cycling, running, and swimming. The smartwatch is waterproof has an impressive battery life of up to 18 hours. The series 3 also includes the basic smartwatch features such as the ability to stream music, send messages and make calls. This particular model includes GPS and LTE connectivity, so you can get internet and phone connectivity even your iPhone is far away.
This deal from Amazon includes the 38mm model Apple Watch and comes with a s[……]
UPDATE: We’ve received word from Xiaomi Australia that all products listed on its official website (along with its stores on Amazon, Catch & Ebay) will include Australian Standard certification and warranties, along with Aussie power plugs included in the box. Original story below.
Traditionally, Xiaomi’s phones have only been available to Australians through grey import sites. Starting today, that’s no longer the case, with the launch of an official Xiaomi Australia store on Amazon’s local site.
Admittedly, many of the Chinese company’s newest handsets aren’t among the listed items (you can purchase the Redmi Note 5 for instance, but not the Note 7), however, the store is offering the recent (and very impressive) Pocophone F1, which sports the Snapdragon 845 processor and 6GB of RAM at a very reasonable $649 price point.
Xiaomi Australia is also offering the mid-range Mi 8 Lite i[……]
4/4, 5:25 pm CT: Left the West Loop after a day generally spent without 5G. The millimeter wave technology used is fairly dependent on line of sight, and that can be hard to find, but we’ll keep trying.
4/4, 12:30 pm CT: Popping back outside into the rain to see how long it’d take to download The Raid Redemption at 446MB on the 5G network, we gave up after 2 minutes and 30 seconds that had only netted 44MB. A quick speed test showed the lowest speeds we’d seen all day at 59.9Mbps. Never mind downloading a whole TV show season before a flight takes off, we couldn’t even download Iko Uwais kicking his first ass.
4/4, 12:08 pm CT: Went into the grocery store on that same corner and couldn’t get 5G even sitting next to a window near that corner.
4/4, 11:56 am CT: Took the Moto Z3 out for a walk in the West Loop, because the 5G signal couldn’t bother to join me indoors on this cold and rai[……]
A recent investigation by virtualization company Bromium has discovered that US-based web servers were being used by cybercriminals to host and distribute banking trojans, information stealers and ransomware.
The firm analyzed its own threat data as well as public data between May 2018 and March 2019 to reveal that malicious threats were originating from web servers in Las Vegas, Nevada registered under the name PONYNET and hosted on BuyVM data centers.
BuyVM is actually owned by FranTech solutions which is a hosting provider that has previously been found to have links to far-right websites.
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Bromium’s team found at least ten types of malware that could be traced back to the servers including Dirdex, Gootkit, IcedID, Nymaim, Trickbot, Fareit, Neutrino, AZORult, Gandcr[……]
If you’re a fan of films like The Fast and The Furious, Kung Fu Panda and Jurassic World, we’ve got some good news: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) has penned a deal with Samsung to create HDR10+ content for compatible Samsung and Panasonic TVs.
Said content will include both new titles from the film studio as well as potential remasterings of shows and films from Universal Pictures’ library, which includes the How to Train Your Dragon, Back to the Future and Halloween franchises.
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While the collaboration between the two companies is advantageous for anyone with an HDR10+ TV, it’s also a decisive win over Dolby and its Dolby Vision platform – for the last few years, Dolby Vision had a wide lead in terms of su[……]
The manufacturing industry is currently undergoing its own digital transformation in the form of Industry 4.0, where cyber-physical systems (CPSs) combine physical components and digital networks to change how companies automate processes and share information.
However, new research from Trend Micro has revealed that the rise of Industry 4.0 has introduced a whole new range of security issues now that IT, operational technology (OT) and intellectual property have been integrated.
The firm’s “Securing Smart Factories Threats to Manufacturing Environments in the Era of Industry 4.0” report raised the argument that WannaCry is still a real risk due to the fact that manufacturing companies use unpatched operating systems such as Windows XP more than any other sector.
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Huawei has revealed that it patched a flaw in its MateBook laptops that could have been used by hackers or other third-parties to take control of a user’s system.
The software bug was first discovered by Microsoft while investigating an alert raised by Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection’s kernel sensors.
Microsoft notified Huawei of the flaw upon its discovery in January and the Chinese hardware giant quickly corrected it.
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Computer security expert at Surrey University, Professor Alan Woodward explained to The BBC that the flaw resembled the type of backdoors the NSA creates to spy on targets’ computers, saying:
“It was introduced at the manufacture stage but the path by which it came to be there is unknown and the fact that it looks lik[……]
Summer is just around the corner, and if you’re looking to get in shape a fitness tracker can be the perfect companion to help you – and the good news is that Amazon has the Fitbit Alta on sale for only $69, the lowest price we’ve seen for the best-selling activity tracker.
The Fitbit Alta is made for everyday wear, with an ultra-slim and lightweight design. The Alta tracks activities such as steps, distance, running and other exercises, and will even give you friendly reminders to stretch your legs and start moving. The water-resistant Fitbit also tracks calories burned and records your sleep to provide you with helpful insights.
Once you download the Fitbit app, you can track all of your activity on your smartphone or computer and follow the progress you’ve made. You can also get personalized workout videos, and log your exercises to help meet your fitness goals. The Alta has an im[……]
Some Windows 10 users have been rightly worried that their PC had contracted some manner of virus, thanks to rogue notifications produced by a configuration error in Microsoft’s News app.
The affected users received a number of notifications entitled ‘My Movies’ with the simple text ‘test notification’, ‘this is test notification’, or a misspelled message that read ‘this test notification’.
The fact that the message was repeated, and the spelling error, made some suspect that malware could be involved – as misspellings aren’t exactly uncommon when it comes to the sort of shady stuff that will crop up thanks to a virus infection or hack.
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Reports were posted in several threads on Red[……]