Man Tries To Steal PS4 By Stuffing It In His Pants

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Some people will try anything to steal a gaming console. Folks have done all kinds of crazy things. Christopher Caldwell of West Palm Beach, Florida allegedly tried to steal a PlayStation 4 by stuffing it down his pants. I’m sure it seemed like a good idea at the time.

There are many things that you can steal by stuffing it in your pants. Stuff like chocolates, cellphones and more, but the PS4 console is a pretty huge item to try to hide in your drawers. People are going to notice.

A local crime reporter says that Caldwell was arrested at a Walmart in Port St. Lucie after he allegedly tried to steal a PlayStation 4 by stuffing it in his pants and then trying to make a run for it. Obviously this guy is not very bright.

Apparently Caldwell thought there was plenty of room in his pants for the console and he even added some accessories while he was at it. The reports says that he removed the PS4 from the box, put it in his trousers, and soon after was arrested for grand felony theft. Yep, people will try just about anything to get a free expensive console. It’s very sad.

Microsoft pushes emergency update for Internet Explorer vulnerability

Windows users are encouraged to update their computers as soon as possible, after Microsoft pushed out a patch for an issue in Internet Explorer that lets attackers remotely run malicious code with whatever privileges the current user has.

The “Critical” vulnerability affects Internet Explorer versions 7 through 11 on Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10, and Vista. Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2012 R2 and the Windows Server Technical Preview are all affected, but Internet Explorer runs in a “Enhanced Security Configuration” that should mitigate the effects of this problem. The “out-of-band” patch was released outside Microsoft’s typical Patch Tuesday release cycle and allows users and administrators to update their computers quickly.

Microsoft Edge, the new browser included in Windows 10, isn’t affected by the vulnerability. However, Microsoft’s new operating system also ships with a copy of Internet Explorer 11 installed, which is why it’s getting updated.

The vulnerability is caused by an issue with Internet Explorer improperly accessing objects in memory. That could corrupt memory in a way that allows attackers to execute code with the current user’s privileges. If that user has administrator capabilities, the attacker would be able to take complete control of a computer and do things like modify files and install programs. Users without administrator privileges may be slightly better off, though an attacker will still be able to do anything they’re able to do.

Windows 10 received the patch as part of a cumulative update that also installs all of the prior patches Microsoft released for the system, the fourth that Microsoft has released since the launch of Windows 10 on July 29.

Goa Planning to Set Up 2 IT Parks in the Next 3-5 Years

To make Goa an information technology hub, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Saturday said the government envisages to set up two IT parks in the state in the next three to five years.

After flag hoisting ceremony at the Old Secretariat in Panaji to mark the 69th Independence Day, Parsekar said the move is likely to generate adequate jobs in the sector in the next couple of years.

“There are 2,000 professionals in IT sector who scout for jobs annually. Lack of job opportunities force them to cross the border, while many try for government jobs then. We are planning (to set up) two IT parks in Goa. I am hopeful that in next three to five years, youths will be employed,” he said.

On the development of the state that attained liberation from the Portuguese rule in 1961, Parsekar said despite missing the three five-year plans, Goa has taken over many other Indian states in terms of development.

“All the (former) chief ministers have contributed towards the development. At this moment, we have to remember our first chief minister late Dayanand Bandodkar. After liberation, we had to depend on other states to get teachers, engineers and workers. But the situation has changed now. We should credit this change to late Bandodkar,” he said.

New Dr. Dre Album Serves as a Test for Apple Music

When Apple introduced its new streaming service, Apple Music, at the end of June, one of the big questions hanging over it was whether it could compete with outlets like Spotify to deliver blockbuster results for big new albums.

In Apple Music’s first major test, the answer is a qualified yes. Dr. Dre’s album “Compton: A Soundtrack” – a loose tie-in to the film “Straight Outta Compton” – had 25 million streams around the world in its first week, and also sold nearly half a million downloads through Apple’s iTunes store,Apple executives said Sunday.

“We’re beginning to show what we can do in terms of communicating music to a worldwide audience and helping artists at the same time,” said Jimmy Iovine, the former record executive who helped build the new service after Apple paid $3 billion last year for Beats, the electronics company and music brand he started with Dr. Dre.

Still, the album’s performance was not quite enough to send it to No. 1 in the United States.

When Billboard’s latest album chart is released Monday, “Compton” is expected to open in second place, beaten by “Kill the Lights,” from country star Luke Bryan. According to industry estimates, “Compton” – which is being offered only through Apple for its first two weeks – had about 11 million streams in the United States.

In the intensifying contest over streaming music, all numbers related to Apple have been scrutinized for signs of whether its early performance represents fast or slow progress for a company of its vast scale. Apple, long the biggest retailer of music, has more than 800 million customer accounts around the world, but as a late entry to streaming it has to rely heavily on the heft of its brand to compete in an increasingly crowded market.

This month, Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president for Internet software and services, said that since Apple Music was released June 30, it had attracted 11 million people to sign up for trial subscriptions, which are free for 90 days. Once those trials expire, the service costs $10 a month, the going rate for comparable subscriptions from outlets like Spotify or Rhapsody.

‘Music Streaming Third Most-Used Service by Urban Indian Internet Users’

Listening to music online is the third most preferred activity of urban Internet users in the country, following by email and social media, says a study conducted by market research firm JuxtSmartMandate.

As many as 97.4 million people in urban India listen to music online which is close to 63 percent of the 168 million total urban Internet users in the country and around 75 percent of this traffic comes from mobile phones, it said.

“The fast proliferation of smartphones and falling data rates have definitely contributed to the growing demand for music streaming on mobile, but what has really catalysed its quick uptake is the way some of the music app providers have positioned and sold the services,” JuxtSmartMandate co-founder Mrutyunjay Mishra told PTI.

The online survey conducted in June 2015 across 496 top towns in the country estimates that 73.8 million urban Internet users in India stream music on their mobile phones using data connection.

“The music streaming users use either an app or a mobile site through a browser, to stream music on their phone. The study found that just about 36 million use an app to stream music on their mobile though they have been catalyst to the growth,” Mishra said.

With total app downloads of 28 million and 25.6 million, respectively, Gaana and Saavn lead this segment, the study said.

They are followed by Shazam, with a base of 12 million total downloads, and Hungama, with a total of 10.9 million downloads, respectively.

However, in terms of active user base, the study found that Gaana, with a user base of 15.2 million and Saavn, with a base of 14.1 million users, are market leaders while Apple iTunes, with 4 million users, is at the third spot in India.

Bollywood remains the top genre, followed by ghazals and other soft romantic music while devotional songs are the third top favourite, it added.

Motorola Teases Moto 360 in Video; Listing Tips 2 Different Variants

While we saw Motorola tweeting the launch date for the Moto X Pure Edition by mistake on Twitter, it has now posted a short video showcasing the new Moto 360 smartwatch. A listing has also revealed that the Lenovo-owned company might have not one but two different variants of the smartwatch, dubbed Moto 360S and Moto 360L, up its sleeve.

Motorola on Friday posted a short video for a few seconds on its Twitter page (now removed), which stated, “#Moto360 helps you find the important things in life. Like a wardrobe for @TinyIndianaJones.” Although the video has obviously been removed from the social media website, Android Police has managed to grab the video showing the alleged new version of the smartwatch.

As seen in the video, the new Moto 360 is shown taking “Ok Google” voice commands. While the device retains its ‘flat tire’ circular design, the crown button has moved up to a 2 o’clock position and the metal bezel looks much more elegant. Also, external lugs are seen on the watch. The existing model has the band attached under the main circular body. While Motorola has not yet made the wearable official, the short video does hint that the company is definitely working on a new version behind the scenes.

 

Meanwhile, a listing on the Brazil’s Anatel, a federal telecom regulation website, has tipped that Motorola might have more than one next-generation Moto 360 watch to launch. First spotted by 9to5Google, the Moto 360S is seen with 270mAh battery, while the Moto 360L is seen sporting 375mAh battery. As compared, the existing Moto 360 model features a 320mAh battery. This however indicates that the ‘S’ and ‘L’ might stand for small and large based on the battery capacities of the listed models.

Last month, the Moto 360 successor was reportedly spotted at the US FCC (Federal Communications Commission), suggesting that the smartwatch might still be going through wireless testing. According to the FCC listing, the smartwatch from Motorola Mobility comes with FCC ID IHDT6UA1 and is a wrist-worn device with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Best Buy Might Start Selling AppleCare Next Month

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According to a new report, it looks like Apple is going to allow Best Buy to sell the standard AppleCare plan for Macs as well as the more expensive AppleCare+ plan for iOS devices and the Apple Watch starting next month. Maybe after the iPhone 6s is formally announced. Some unnamed sources suggest that Best Buy might start selling these plans in stores at checkout around September 14th. That would be great for customers.

We could easily see that happening as Apple and Best Buy take their relationship to the next level. The retailer has also started selling the Apple Watch which the company was only selling through its own retail stores before that.

Only select carriers in the country sell AppleCare so this is a nice boost for Best Buy if this is all true. Apparently AppleCare plans sold through Best Buy will function just like a plan purchased from Apple itself. It will include the retailer’s own standard warranty, so customers who purchase AppleCare from Best Buy can get their devices serviced through Apple or Best Buy. Either one.

This partnership between Apple and Best Buy is said to be announced once the new iPhones are out. There is no official comment from either company on this report so far. We will just have to stay tuned.

US Federal Court Rejects Samsung’s Appeal In Apple Patent Case

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Samsung recently attempted to have the damages is was ordered to pay Apple in its patent case removed, the company filed an appeal with the US federal court.

Samsung wanted its case to be heard again by the US federal court, the company had support from a range of major Silicon Valley companies, although they have now rejected the appeal.

Without comment, the U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Samsung’s bid to reconsider a previous ruling largely backing Apple — leaving the U.S. Supreme Court as the only legal option left for Samsung to try to overturn hundreds of millions of dollars in damages it now owes Apple in their ongoing patent feud.

Samsung had urged the Federal Circuit to rehear the case with its full 12-judge roster, arguing that a three-judge panel erred earlier this year when it left intact a jury’s verdict that the South Korean tech giant’s smartphones and tablets infringed on Apple’s design patents.

Samsung will now either have to file an appeal with the US Supreme Court, or pay the damages to Apple that it was ordered to in the previous case.

Xiaomi Sells 800k Redmi Note 2 Units in 12 Hours

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Earlier this month, Xiaomi introduced the Redmi Note 2 in China and went up for a flash sale in the region yesterday.

As with most Xiaomi’s flash sales, the Redmi Note 2 managed to sell a record-breaking 800,000 units in the first 12 hours which is yet another impressive achievement from the Chinese manufacturer.

The handset carries a very decent set of specifications at an extremely affordable price tag. There’s a 5.5-inch display sporting a resolution of 1,920 by 1,080 pixels and is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 processor paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of built-in storage. The handset also features a massive 3,020 mAh battery to make sure there’s enough juice for the handset.

Other features includes a 13MP main camera for photos and videos, a 5MP front-facing camera, dual SIM support, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and IR blaster and ships with the new MIUI 7 out of the box.

There’s no word about the availability of the handset in other markets where Xiaomi operates but we’ll update you as soon as we hear anything.