Huawei Beats Google — Offers $220,000 For ‘Zero-Click’ Android Phone Hacks

Huawei has fended off questions about secret backdoors in its smartphone and networking technology for years. Now it’s going to reward hackers for finding them in its Android-based mobile phones and in the process is outdoing Google. In a bug bounty launch last week, Huawei said it would pay up to $220,000 (€200,000) for demonstrating a “critical” weakness in one… Read More »

T-Mobile to offer BOGO and special discounts for phones, tablets and smartwatches starting tomorrow

With the holiday season approaching rapidly, T-Mobile decided to take a head start with its early holiday offerings which begin tomorrow. These are headlined by a buy one, get one free (BOGO) promo for the Samsung Galaxy S10 series, Galaxy Note10 duo and LG G8 ThinQ. In order to take advantage of this deal customers will have to activate both phones or… Read More »

Is There Any Cooler Gadget for Your Desk Than This NES-Inspired Mouse?

Odds are that your computer mouse isn’t what you would call “stylish.” It’s a tool and it needs to be functional first and foremost, after all. But what if you could have both? The new 8BitDo N30 Wireless Mouse ($25), slickly slathered in mid-1980s NES style, is not just a striking bit of retro-chic tech that would look dashing… Read More »

Business confidence takes a hit

The BCI, which is based on the 110th round of NCAER’s Business Expectations Survey (BES), “suggests a deep and all-pervasive worsening of business sentiment”, says a statement issued by the economic think-tank.(Shutterstock) Business confidence in India has been draining continuously as the economy shudders through its worst slowdown in over a decade. The business confidence index (BCI) developed… Read More »

Google Assistant is giving Android Auto users the silent treatment – what to do

The beauty of Google Assistant is being able to control an Android device without having to touch it. It’s a concept that’s perfectly suited to driving, and Google Assistant integrates neatly with Android Auto for voice-driven in-car control. Or at least that’s the idea. According to a Google Assistant user who got in touch with Android Police, the digital… Read More »

Raymond demerges core lifestyle business

MUMBAI : Raymond Ltd said it will demerge its core lifestyle business into a separate listed entity to simplify the group structure and create investor opportunities. The new entity, Raymond Lifestyle Ltd, will bring all its existing branded textile, apparel and garment businesses under one umbrella, said Gautam Hari Singhania, Raymond’s chairman and managing director on Thursday. After the split, Raymond… Read More »

Android Auto standalone app now available for Android 10 users

Google recently integrated Android Auto with the Android 10 operating system, removing the need for a separate app. But this meant that Android 10 users who own a car with a non-compatible head unit would no longer be able to use Android Auto just on their phone, which was possible in the past. So in September, Google promised… Read More »

OnePlus 6, OnePlus 6T Get Android 10 Based OxygenOS 10 Update

OnePlus has started rolling out the Android 10-based OxygenOS 10 update for the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T. Taking to the OnePlus forum, Manu J, the Global Product Operations Manager wrote, “We are very excited to announce that we are ready to roll out OxygenOS version 10.0 based on Android 10 for the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T.” According… Read More »

5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week! – Android Apps Weekly

Welcome to the 290th edition of Android Apps Weekly! Here are the big headlines from the last week: Google is apparently playing it close to the vest in terms of software development. The company isn’t opening the Motion Sense API to developers so no apps can use it right now. Motion Sense works with third party music apps, but that’s natively… Read More »

What makes an image memorable? Ask a computer

From the “Mona Lisa” to the “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” some images linger in the mind long after others have faded. Ask an artist why, and you might hear some generally-accepted principles for making memorable art. Now there’s an easier way to learn: ask an artificial intelligence model to draw an example. A new study using machine learning… Read More »