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What If Your Future Car Was Hooked Up to Your Brain?

LACMA Art + Technology Lab grant recipient Jonathon Keats demonstrates the Roadable Synapse. / © Museum Associates/LACMA With all the attention and money invested into autonomous cars in the past few years, we may have started to take for granted that the future belongs to driverless vehicles. Jonathon Keats is not so quick to succumb to this assumption. Instead, he ... Read More »

Can’t Give Info If Finance Minister Was Consulted Before Demonetisation

New Delhi: Whether views of the Chief Economic Advisor and the Finance Minister were taken before the sudden announcement of demonetisation of high-value currency notes by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8? The Reserve Bank of India feels this query cannot be answered under the Right to Information Act as it does not comes under the definition of information ... Read More »

iPhone Dual-SIM Variants May Be Coming Soon, If Recent Patent Applications Are Indications

Apple has been the only major handset manufacturer that has not integrated dual-SIM functionality on its smartphones, but this may change soon. A couple of new patent filings suggest that Apple is considering adding the dual-SIM functionality to iPhones. Forbes in a report cites two patent filings in China and US that suggest the Cupertino-based giant may launch a dual-SIM ... Read More »

Digital Payments: Indirect Tax Assessments Not To Be Reopened If Turnover Rises

The governmenthas been encouraging people to shift towardsdigital mode of payment. New Delhi: The Revenue Department on Sunday said officials will not reopen the past assessments of excise and service tax of assessees even if their turnover in the current period increases on account of digital payments in the wake of demonetisation. In a circular to excise and service tax chief commissioners, the Central Board ... Read More »

Over 13 Lakh Android Phones in India Impacted by This Malware, Check if Yours Is One

Android malware HummingBad that was first spotted in February this year has now infected over 10 million smartphones, according to Security firm Check Point. The firm notes that users most impacted by the malware are in China and India. According to Check Point, the group behind the malware is a bunch of developers from Chinese mobile ad server company Yingmob. ... Read More »

You’ll Soon Be Alerted If Your USB Type-C Cable Is Safe to Use

Previously we have seen few reports stating how a third-party non-compatible USB Type-C cable can fry your smartphone. However, USB Implementers Forum or the USB-IF now plans to prevent such situations with the announcement of an authentication specification. USB-IF during the Intel Developer Forum in Shenzhen, China announced a new set of software rules in the form of USB Type-C ... Read More »

FBI: ‘Too Early’ to Say if Anything Valuable Is on San Bernardino iPhone

After a protracted and very public dispute between the FBI and Apple, federal authorities said last week that investigators were able to access a locked iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino, California, attackers. So what have they actually found? It’s too soon to say, according to the FBI’s top lawyer. The FBI is still analyzing data found on ... Read More »

FBI: ‘Too Early’ to Say if Anything Valuable Is on San Bernardino iPhone

After a protracted and very public dispute between the FBI and Apple, federal authorities said last week that investigators were able to access a locked iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino, California, attackers. So what have they actually found? It’s too soon to say, according to the FBI’s top lawyer. The FBI is still analyzing data found on ... Read More »

FBI Says More Time Needed to Know if iPhone Can Be Unlocked

It will take at least two weeks to know whether an alternate method will unlock an encrypted iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, the head of the FBI’s Los Angeles office said Tuesday, adding that federal investigators think they have “a good shot.” Government officials were asked to file a status report in court about the alternate ... Read More »

Apple Encryption Engineers, if Ordered to Unlock iPhone, Might Resist

If the FBI wins its court fight to force Apple’s help in unlocking an iPhone, the agency may run into yet another roadblock: Apple’s engineers. Apple employees are discussing what they will do if ordered to help law enforcement authorities. Some say they may balk at the work, while others may even quit their high-paying jobs rather than undermine the ... Read More »