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Legendary Pokemon will soon come to Pokemon GO

Tomorrow, on July 22nd, a global Pokemon Go event will begin. The goal of the event will be to catch a given, presumably large, amount of Pokemon. If enough pocket monsters are caught (sounds dirty), the first Legendary Pokemon ever will be revealed in the Grand Park, Chicago. If that beast will be defeated by the end of the day, it will begin to appear in Pokemon Raids even after the Go Fest is over.If you cannot attend the event for one reason or another (for example you do not live in Chicago), you can watch it being streamed live on YouTube. ...

Is Australia ready to sacrifice its privacy on the altar of security?

Long story short, australian government prepares to present a new bill which, if passed, will allow its intelligence agencies access to all messages sent using web communicators such as Facebook. How? By forcing FB and other such companies to decrypt communication of any of their users suspected of terrorist activity. Companies, Google among them, defend against it, saying that decrypting messages will create backdoors that can be used by hackers to commit their illicit activities.Who is right? Who is wrong? You be the judge. Who will win, the government or the companies, security (and ...

Moto Z gets updated to Android 7.1.1

Smartphone, originally shipped with Android 6.0 and then updated to 7.0, is getting another OS update, this time to 7.1.1. Right now the update is available to the users living in Hong Kong and Indonesia, but rest of the world will probably not have to wait long for its turn. Update includes July 2017 security update, use of round icons, Duo video chat app, sending gifs on Allo, Messenger and Hangouts directly from the keyboard & more.Updating your phone should take around fifteen minutes of uninterrupted Internet connection. Make sure to have your phone powered up when it happens! ...

China bans Winnie the Pooh from the Internet. For a day

Yeah, Internet in China. We have all heard the stories of Chinese government blocking content that it deems unfit for its citizens. Facebook? No dice. Twitter? Please. Any information that puts the government in a bad light? You are just asking for trouble. Well, now it seems that a very special bear has been, just for a day, a number One enemy of the Chinese government.Someone on Weibo (basically a Chinese Twitter) took it upon him/herself to create a meme comparing Chinese President Xi Jinping and former US president Barack Obama. The picture went viral fast (do not ask me why, I ...

Essential Phone will arrive in the UK later this year?

Not only there, but also in the rest of Western Europe and even Japan. Financial Times news source believes that Essential has held talks with some of the Great Britain’s networks over an ”exclusive deal”, similiar to the talks the company has held in the US. Speaking of the United States, Niccolo de Masi, chief operating officer of Essential, stated that Essential’s launch in the US is, quote, ” imminent”. Make of it what you will.Just as a reminder, Essential Phone is an upcoming, highly hyped device from the hands of Andy Rubin, an ex-CEO of Android. ...

LeakerLocker or oy vey, nasty ransomware attacks Android aps

McAffe, company known mostly for its antivirus software, warns about a new virus making rounds on the Google Play Store. The virus’s name is LeakerLocker and it is another of the lately ”popular” ransomware. If you are unlucky enough to get infected, LeakerLocker will block your phone and give you an ultimatum – either you pay a hefty ransom or the virus will send your browser history and other personal data to everyone on your contact list. Brr… Damn, LeakerLocker! Just reading this made me immediately go and clear my own browser.As I mentioned above, ...

Are you in panic? Relax, Android is here to help…

Often we find ourselves in a situation when we want to leave a website or application at once. Perhaps we have accidentally entered on the wrong website and are being invaded by malware; maybe our teacher caught us playing Fruit Ninja in class; maybe our little brother looked over our shoulder just when we loaded this juicy XXX clip. Whatever the exact situation, every now and then we just want to quit whatever we are doing on our phone Right Goddamn Now. Android understands this need, hence why ever since the latest Android 7.1 Nougat update it has enabled a function called panic ...

Another drone pilot under arrest. He interfered in combating forest fire

Few months ago I wrote a post about an US photograph penalized with a fine and an arrest after causing an accident in which one person got hurt. Now it looks like the US gov’ is not letting the ever more bold drone pilots get away with their flying escapades. One Gene Alan Carpenter, 54-years old from Arizona, has been charged with hundering firemen efforts to combat the forest fire. His offense is a federal one, so Mr. Carpenter is likely to get into much trouble. His drone has been confiscated.This type of behaviour seems to be more and more common in the United States. Many of the ...

Smart speaker 1, assailant 0 or how a smart home device disarmed a dangerous situation

Tijeras, town in New Mexico. One Eduardo Barros has allegedly beaten up his girlfriend, mother of a child, and was threatening her with a gun. In the midst of horrible situation, Barros asked ”Did you call the sheriffs?”. Woman’s response is unknown, but we do know that the question was heard by a smart home device (specific type of the device is also unknown). Device misinterpreted the question as a command and called 911. Soon, police arrived at Barros’ homestead and, after a few hours of negotiations, managed to resolve the situation.Phew… while the device ...

First image of Sharp FS8016 leaked! Dual camera presented

The upcoming Sharp phone will seemingly be offered in as many as eight different colour variants (though none of them seem particulary beautiful) – white, black, purple, pink, red, green, dark and light blue. The more interesting part of the image is the dual camera setup that the FS8016 will have. Cameras will be vertically, with a regular LED flash beside them. Rear shot of the phone does not show a fingerprint scanner, so it can be assumed that one will be placed on the front of the device (if at all), probably embedded into its Home button. USB-C port can be noticed on the bottom ...