OnePlus 7 Pro receives exclusive update that improves camera, fixes other bugs

The OnePlus 7 Pro was launched earlier this month.

ONEPLUS 7 PRO CAMERA IMPROVEMENTS: OnePlus 7 Pro has started receiving OxygenOS’ newest update that fixes some camera issues and ambient display problem. The OxygenOS 9.5.4 is exclusive to OnePlus 7 Pro, meaning other OnePlus devices would not receive this update. The update is being rolled out in stages so it might not be available on every OnePlus 7 Pro device at the moment. You may expect it in the coming weeks.

OnePlus launched the OnePlus 7 Pro earlier this month. The smartphone was praised for the features it brings at a reasonable price tag, but some users complained about its camera quality. The company promised an update in about a week’s time to fix the issues.

According to the official changelog, the v9.5.4 update fixes issues like unnatural smoothness in beauty effect, lack of details, smudgy areas in telephoto images and more. The update also fixes white balance issue in pictures as well as focus issue in several scenarios.

Apart from this, the update also improves system optimization. That includes a fix for the ambient display, double tap to wake the screen, audio delay with the Bluetooth headset during gameplay and other general bug fixes.

The OnePlus 7 Pro is currently available in two variants – 6GB/128GB priced at 48,999, 8GB/256GB priced at 52,999 in Mirror Grey colour. The OnePlus 7 Pro will be available in an all-new Nebula Blue colour in 8GB/256GB priced at 52,999 and 12GB/256GB at 57,999 from May 28, 2019 on

It features a 6.67-inch Fluid AMOLED display panel with a QHD+ resolution and refresh rate of 90Hz. The display is notch-less and has curved edges, much like the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Huawei P30 Pro. It is powered by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 855 SoC paired with three RAM and storage configurations that max out at 12GB/256GB. It comes with a “RAM Boost” mode that allows app to load from RAM memory instead of ROM, hence reducing app load times. It is also the first smartphone to ship with UFS 3.0 memory which offers speeds up to 79% faster than the previous UFS 2.1 standard.

At the back it sports a 48MP+16MP+8MP combination. The 16MP and 18MP sensors have wide angle and telephoto lenses respectively. The front facing pop-up mechanism houses a 16MP camera. The phone is backed by a 4,000mAh battery.


Share market update: IT shares mixed; Tech Mahindra down 2%


NEW DELHI: IT shares were trading on a mixed in Monday’s morning session.

Shares of Infibeam AvenuesNSE 7.39 % (up 5.16 per cent), NIIT Technologies (up 0.93 per cent), Wipro (up 0.87 per cent) and Tata Elxsi (up 0.58 per cent) were trading higher.

Tech Mahindra (down 1.98 per cent), InfosysNSE -0.21 %(down 0.88 per cent), HCL Technologies (down 0.02 per cent) and Oracle Financial Services Software (down 0.10 per cent) were trading with losses.

The Nifty IT index was trading 0.14 per cent down at 15,821.90 around 10:06 am.

Benchmark NSE Nifty50 index was up 266.65 points at 11,673.80 while the BSE Sensex was up 901.59 points at 38,832.36.

Among the 50 stocks in the Nifty index, 45 were trading in the green, while 5 were in the red.

Shares of Vodafone Idea, YES Bank, SBI, Ashok Leyland, Adani Power, DHFL, Federal Bank, PNB, IDFC First Bank and PC Jeweller were among the most traded shares on the NSE.


Tesla eyes ‘robotaxis’ by 2020 with new self-driving technology (Update)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk maintained that the electric carmaker had developed the "best" computer chip for autonomous drivin

Tesla CEO Elon Musk maintained that the electric carmaker had developed the “best” computer chip for autonomous driving

Tesla said Monday it is expecting to deploy self-driving “robotaxis” by 2020 as it unveiled its upgraded technology for driverless vehicles.

Chief executive Elon Musk told an investor presentation he expected regulator approval in some jurisdictions for autonomous ride-hailing that could use some of the Teslas on the road if their owners agree to share the vehicles.

“I feel very confident in predicting autonomous robotaxis next year,” Musk told the event, saying he expected the plan to operate on a model similar to that of Uber or Airbnb.

He said Tesla would be adding a rideshare app and that owners who chose to participate in the network could benefit from that.

“The fundamental utility of the vehicle increases by a factor of five” with a rideshare system, he said.

Musk commented on the robotaxi plan after the company unveiled computer hardware for “full self-driving” capabilities—part of its strategy to bring autonomous cars to the mainstream.

Tesla already enables partial autonomy for its cars, but the road to full autonomy faces considerable legal and regulatory hurdles.

The chip announcement comes as Tesla races with Waymo, Uber and traditional automakers to bring autonomous vehicles to market.

Musk said its custom-designed chip for the vehicle, which he called the best available, was a significant milestone in self-driving.

“At first, it seems improbable—how could it be that Tesla, which has never designed a chip before, could design the best chip in the world?” he said.

“But that is objectively what has occurred.”

The new chip is being installed in all its vehicles, clearing the way to improve its software and “neural networks” that will effectively drive the autonomous vehicles.

“All Tesla cars being produced have all the hardware necessary… for full self driving,” Musk told the event.

“All you need to do is improve the software.”

Despite Tesla’s claims, its electric vehicles are not using the standard definition of “level 4” autonomy that would handle all functions with a human on standby or “level 5” autonomy that would need no human.

Musk said he expected that with Tesla technology, drivers “would not need to touch the wheel” sometime early next year and that he hoped for regulatory approvals in some areas later in 2020.

He maintained that Tesla’s approach using data from its vehicles on the road was better than those of its rivals, which rely on simulations.

“We have quite good simulation too, but it does not capture the long tail of things that happen in the real world,” Musk said.

“The real world is really weird and messy.”

Musk also argued that the neural network technology, based on artificial intelligence, was better than the Lidar systems used by rivals that are based on light pulses.

Musk said his space exploration firm SpaceX uses Lidar for some purposes but that “in cars it’s pretty stupid, it’s expensive and unnecessary.”


Tech Data $TECD Technical Update

The Tech Data (NASDAQ: TECD) update and the technical summary table below can help you manage risk and optimize returns. We have day, swing, and longer-term trading plans for TECD, and 1300 other stocks too, updated in real time for our trial subscribers. The data below is a snapshot, but updates are available now.

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Technical Summary

Term → Near Mid Long
Bias Weak Strong Neutral
P1 103.91 98.48 86.60
P2 106.58 106.80 103.64
P3 109.78 114.34 120.08

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TECD – (Long) Support Plan

The technical summary data tells us to buy TECD near 103.64 with an upside target of 120.08. This data also tells us to set a stop loss @ 103.38 to protect against excessive loss in case the stock begins to move against the trade. 103.64 is the first level of support below 105.36 , and by rule, any test of support is a buy signal. In this case, support 103.64 is being tested, a buy signal would exist.

TECD – (Short) Resistance Plan

The technical summary data is suggesting a short of TECD as it gets near 120.08 with a downside target of 103.64. We should have a stop loss in place at 120.34 though. 120.08 is the first level of resistance above 105.36, and by rule, any test of resistance is a short signal. In this case, if resistance 120.08 is being tested, a short signal would exist.

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Windows 10 May 2019 Update release date & new features

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By now you’ve probably got the October 2018 update on all your PCs and laptops which run Windows 10, but what’s coming next? Well, Microsoft has two updates planned for 2019, one in the first half of the year and another in the second half. Don’t expect any big changes, though, as this next update is all about refinements and improvements to the interface to make Windows 10 easier and nicer to use.

Windows 10 May 2019 Update release date

Along with everyone else, we thought this would be called the April 2019 Update, but because Microsoft has decided to do extended beta testing it has pushed the release back a few weeks so the official name is the May 2019 Update. The codename is 19H1, rather than the expected Redstone 6, but it’s no secret that Microsoft’s roadmap is for twice yearly updates to Windows 10, so it makes sense.

There’s still no exact date when the update will be available, so keep this page bookmarked as we’ll update it when there’s new information.

One big change is that – based on user feedback (i.e. people not liking big updates being forced upon them) – Microsoft is putting the decision on when to update in your hands. You’ll also be able to pause updates in all versions of Windows 10 for up to 35 days.

Windows 10 May 2019 Update

Windows 10 May 2019 Update new features

There aren’t really any major new features in this update. The much-vaunted Sets, a new way to group apps that you want to keep together, seems to have been quietly dropped. The changes are mostly quality-of-life tweaks, such as the ability to customise the shortcuts in Action Centre instead of being redirected to the Settings app. Also, when this version of Windows 10 is installed fresh or arrives on, say, a brand new laptop, the Start menu is simplified with fewer tiles and now offers the ability to unpin whole groups.

It’s still in beta, but you can already try out the May 2019 Update! Just sign up to the Windows Insider Program, join the Fast Ring (which receives updates more frequently) and then in the Settings app click on Update & Seciruty > Windows Insider Programme > Get started. From the menu pick ‘Skip ahead to the next version of Windows’.

Windows 10 Insider Programme

Naturally, you won’t want to run these beta versions of Windows 10 on a computer you rely on since bugs are common and it is intended only for testing, not general use.

Anyhow, here are the main new features you can expect from the May 2019 Update.

Light theme

There’s a new light mode which makes the Start menu, Taskbar and other windows a white colour and lends them a modern, airy feel.

Windows 10 April 2019 Update

Your Phone

As shown above and below, you can mirror your Android phone’s screen to your Windows 10 laptop or PC and use your keyboard and mouse to control apps and type more easily.

Windows 10 April 2019 Update


The login screen features new Acrylic blur effects, but it’s the actual sign-in settings which have seen the biggest changes. In the Settings app you’ll see a cleaner, less-confusing interface for choosing how you log in, including Hello Face, Hello Fingerprint and Hello PIN.

Windows 10 April 2019 Update

Cortana & Search

Cortana and search are going their separate ways. This means you can enable or disable the Cortana icon and search box independent from each other and have only the features you want on the Taskbar.

Windows 10 April 2019 Update


German police select JENETRIC fingerprint tech for biometric border security

Image result for German police select JENETRIC fingerprint tech for biometric border securityJENETRIC announced that its LIVETOUCH QUATTRO tenprint scanner has been selected by the German Federal Police to equip the borders as part of the European Entry and Exit System. The multi-year contract for 1,700 fingerprint scanners will see more than 900 units delivered in 2019.

LIVETOUCH QUATTRO features an integrated display that provides feedback before and during fingerprint capture, ensuring that any user, regardless of their level of knowledge, language or culture, can capture fingerprints quickly and accurately. Its compact size design allows easy integration into various border police capture systems.

“The acceptance of biometric applications is highly determined by the user-friendliness of the systems,” explains Roberto Wolfer, one of the founders and CEOs of JENETRIC. “Therefore it plays an important role that the devices interact actively and in real time with the user. We are pleased that the German Federal Police has taken this aspect into account and that our devices are now being used at all airports in Germany.”

The European Union recently finalized specifications for the biometrics used in its Entry/Exit System.

LIVETOUCH QUATTRO Compact was recently certified by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). The BSI tested and certified the image quality of the device according to technical guideline TR-03121 for biometrics in government applications.


DHS Cyber Chief is Ready to Update Federal Tech Hiring

The U.S. is facing a severe shortage of cybersecurity expertise, and agencies need to rethink their hiring methods if they want to keep up their digital defenses, according to the Homeland Security Department’s cyber chief.

“There’s not enough capability to go around,” said Chris Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. ”There’s no question there’s a security consolidation happening—particularly with some of the big tech companies, the rich are getting richer.”

As cyber talent gravitates toward higher paying, more flexible jobs in the private sector, the government must look beyond its traditional employee pools, Krebs said Thursday at the Forcepoint Cybersecurity Leadership Forum. And his agency is already broadening its sights.

In a field like cybersecurity, real-world experience could be just as valuable as any degree or credential, but the government’s current hiring process may overlook those with less traditional backgrounds, he said. The current schedule system also lumps together every cyber specialist into a single job code, which “doesn’t work” when building a workforce with such a wide array of specialities, he added.

A personnel system set to launch later this year could help Krebs and other federal tech leaders bring on specialists who might otherwise fall through the cracks.

The Cybersecurity Talent Management System, first announced in the White House’s 2018 reorganization plan, would allow Homeland Security to speed up the hiring process, offer more competitive salaries and attract more people from nontraditional educational background. According to its most recent budget request, the department plans to use the additional authorities to hire at least 150 people by the end of fiscal 2020.

Once the department works out the kinks in the new system, it will work with the Office of Management and Budget to roll it out at agencies across government.

The system “gives me those capabilities to hire people based on their skill sets, not what’s on a piece of paper,” Krebs said. “I need a different set of hiring authorities and that’s part of what we’re doing.”

The new system will also make it easier for the department to hire cyber specialists on a continuous basis, he said, mirroring the approach taken by the intelligence community. People may drop out midway through the hiring process, “so we’re trying to figure out how we keep … that pipeline established and just keep running people through,” Krebs said.

“I would love to be in a situation where I don’t have enough seats to put somebody,” he added. “If I’m there, that means we’ve done something right. [We’re doing] something wrong in the meantime.”


Weekly Tech Recap: New Apple Services, Mission Shakti, PUBG Mobile Beta Update 0.12.0 and More

Image result for Weekly Tech Recap: New Apple Services, Mission Shakti, PUBG Mobile Beta Update 0.12.0 and MoreApple Announces TV+, Arcade Game Streaming, New News+ app And Updates to Apple Pay With Apple Card

The much-awaited Apple TV app update is finally here. The first addition is Apple TV Channels, which adds HBO, Showtime, Epic, Starz and more services, which can be subscribed and accessed from within the TV app. Apple will continue to curate content for individual preferences, with advanced machine learning

Huawei P30 Pro Goes Official With Quad-Cameras, 5x Optical Zoom, 4,200mAh Battery And More

The new P30 Pro was announced yesterday which offers a unique quad camera setup with the company’s SuperSpectrum 40-megapixel sensor, an optical zoom lens offering 5x zoom, and a time-of-flight (ToF) camera to capture depth.

Mission Shakti: What Exactly is an A-SAT Weapon Deployed to Defend Space Frontiers

The ‘Mission Shakti’ operation by the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), the PM said, involved the A-SAT destroying the live satellite, all in three minutes.

Exclusive: Meet The Aspiring Doctor Who’s Also a Pro PUBG Mobile Gamer

One of the qualifying pro-PUBG Mobile players in the tournament was Angad Singh Chahal, AKA TheExper1ment. Angad is a part of team ‘The Dreamers’ which managed to reach the top 20 finalists during the India Series 2019.

BJP Supporters Dominate Ads on Facebook, And we Know Because of The Transparent Political Ads Policy

An advertiser with the name Bharat Ke Mann Ki Baat spent Rs 11,562,550 on putting out 2,498 adverts on Facebook during the month. The same advertiser also spent Rs 10,831,546 on 1,227 adverts, which ran without a disclaimer.

Apple Pushed Another Critical Service With News+, Apple Card, TV+ and Arcade, And it is Called Privacy

It has been brewing for a while. The entire privacy debate has been raging on ever since the explosive Cambridge Analytica data scandal that damaged Facebook’s credibility. Apple has often positioned itself above the rest of the tech companies, when it comes to user data privacy. Just this month, Apple pushed out a series of iPhone advertisements with the “privacy matters” pitch.

Mumbai Youth Bags Rs 1.2 Crore Package at Google’s London Office. And No, He’s Not from IIT

The coding enthusiast is currently a student of Shree LR Tiwari Engineering College, Mira Road, Maharashtra. He was called for an interview by Google after the company saw his profile on a programming website that hosts various competitive programming challenges, as per a report.

Dhanbad Scores 95.3 Percent 4G Availability, Highest Among 50 Indian Cities

According to OpenSignal’s measurements for 4G availability, Dhanbad scored 95.3 percent, becoming one of only two cities among India’s 50 cities to pass the 95 percent mark. The other city was Ranchi which scored 95 percent in 4G availability.

Sony WI-C600N Wireless Earphones Review: Impeccable Quality And Noise Cancellation, But Pricey

The company recently launched the WI-C600N wireless earphones that come with noise cancellation and support for Google Assistant. The Sony WI-C600N wireless earphones are priced at Rs 10,990. Now while I was a little sceptical about how efficient these earphones would be at blocking noise, boy was I in for a surprise.

PUBG Mobile 0.12.0 Update Beta: New Weapons, Updated Zombie Mode, Friendly Spectate And More

The new beta update for PUBG Mobile is out. We recently spotted version 0.12.0 that is rolling out globally and brings some new features, which could eventually be added to the commercial version of the game. Expect two new weapons, a new Zombie mode, friendly spectate, crosshair colour options, quick chat updates, companion eagle and more.


Kamala Harris Wants to Give States Millions to Update Tech

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Elizabeth Warren isn’t the only one fighting to break up big tech.

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) this week introduced legislation that would earmark millions of dollars for governments to “update and rebuild” their systems.

It also supports the United States Digital Service (USDS), formed in 2014 to offer IT consultation services to federal agencies.

“Americans deserve a government that works for them and that just plain works,” Harris said in a statement. “We must do more to empower our state and local governments to tap into the power of technology to provide seamless, cost-effective services for the 21st century.”

The Digital Service Act promises an annual $50 million to USDS, plus $15 million per year for state and local administrations to invest in “digital services”—small teams of technologists, designers, and civil servants.

The latter would be dispensed as two-year grants, in the amount of $200,000 to $2.5 million per year, according to The Verge.

There are some conditions, though: Harris stipulates that at least 50 percent of each grant should be used “for talent rather than technology,” and that recipients must report their progress before the end of two years.

“The Digital Service Act represents an opportunity to help government move fully into the digital age—to get better outcomes that cost less and, ultimately, rebuild faith and trust in our public institutions,” Jennifer Pahlka, executive director of Code for America and former U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer, said.

If passed, this would be “an important step towards making government truly work for all Americans,” she added.

Read more about the history of Harris’s proposed legislation online, as well as the full bill text.

Calls to break up big tech companies like Facebook and Google has spurred a larger discussion about technology competition among Democratic presidential candidates, many of whom support the proposal.


Update your Google Chrome NOW – tech giant warns over dangerous bug ‘that lets hackers hijack your computer’

GOOGLE is warning Chrome users to update their browsers immediately due to a security bug that could let hackers hijack your computer.

The tech firm was forced to make an announcement because hackers managed to uncover the bug before Google found it – which is a major cause for concern.

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Chrome users should update their browsers immediately

Google regularly fixes bugs that can exploit your computer software and reduce computer security.

But sometimes, these bugs are known as ‘zero-day’ – that’s when cyber-crooks work out how to exploit the glitch before Google itself.

It means the firm had zero days to prepare to tackle the problem because they didn’t know it could happen.

That’s the case with this latest bug, which means hackers have had a head-start – and that’s bad news for you.

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Cyber-criminals could exploit the vulnerability to remotely take over computers

Chrome users don’t need to panic though as they can simply update their browser to protect themselves.

Detailed information about what will happen if users don’t update their software has not yet been revealed.

Google said: “Access to bug details and links may be kept restricted until a majority of users are updated with a fix.

“We will also retain restrictions if the bug exists in a third party library that other projects similarly depend on, but haven’t yet fixed.”

However, some tech experts are theorising that the security vulnerability could allow hackers to implant malware without any warnings or popups, read files and potentially even take over computers remotely.

Chrome security researcher Justin Schuh wrote on Twitter: “Also, seriously, update your Chrome installs… like right this minute.”