Over 100 Google Apps Affected By a Trojan

Android.Spy.277.origin is the name given to a Trojan that was recently added to the virus database of Russian Security firm Doctor Web. It is a Trojan that collects or put more aptly ‘steals’ information from users and delivers advertisements. The Trojan is being distributed through counterfeit versions of popular Android apps. The 104 apps that have the Trojan are available for download through the Google App Store.

These apps that contain the Trojan claim to offer services like photo-editing, wallpapers ...

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Pwn2Own 2016: Oses and Browsers Vulnerability Results

Pwn2Own 2016 has unabashedly left all tech giants in a state of abyss when it comes to desisting security threats. From operating systems to web browsers, everything was exploited by the researchers who competed against each other for the prize.

For the uninitiated, Pwn2Own is a competition that allows security researchers to exploit the vulnerabilities of web browsers for the past year. Winners are paid a substantial sum of money in the form of prize by tech blue chips like Google, ...

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Google Loses Interest in Robotics – Explores Sale Options for Boston Dynamics

Amidst great commendation for its efforts in the field of Artificial Intelligence, Google seems to be losing interest in one of its most visible robotic efforts. Word is out that Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is trying to privately sell Boston Dynamics. The robotics company was about in late 2013 as a part of its robotics division called Replicant.

This gives the company less than three years of association with Google and it appears that Google has already started exploring sale options ...

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General Motors’ Euphoric Endeavors in the Transportation Industry – Maven

General Motors emerges as a total winner in the race of providing next gen transportation with its latest program called Maven. This euphoric endeavor of General Motors brings together the efforts of the company in car-sharing services and a team of forty creative brains who are a part of the car technology industry. Additionally, people are being brought in from renowned companies like Zipcar, Google, and Sidecar so that more sharing services can be developed and added to Maven.

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From Tap-To-Pay to Talk-To-Pay – Google’s Getting Creative but Is It Making Us Lazier?

The tap and pay technology may soon be obsolete if Google’s experimental payment app kicks off. With almost everything becoming hands free with technology, I am thinking my hands are being a little too undermined by tech giants. But that means I can hold a burger in one hand and sip some coca cola with the other and still make a payment at a McDonald’s store.

So far we’ve been going gaga about the Near Field Technology which powers the touch ...

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Atlas Is Boston Dynamics Latest Creation and It Takes Robotics to the Next Level

Boston Dynamics is a powerhouse of innovative brains that have ceaselessly introduced us to new and advanced robots. The Google-owned company recently released a video of their latest humanoid robot – ATLAS which is quieter, smarter and a lot steadier on its feet than any of the previous robots that we have come across. The latest iteration of Boston Dynamics’ ATLAS is shown walking through rough terrain without losing its balance. You can see it pick boxes and open ...

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Google Ideas Becomes Jigsaw as It Expands Under the Alphabet Umbrella

Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt has announced that Google Ideas will become a technology incubator under the Alphabet umbrella. It has been christened Jigsaw and it will undergo expansion.

Google Ideas is a lab that has existed within Google for the past few years. Considered as the think tank of Google, it has announced some great initiatives like Project Shield and uProxy. Created five years ago, Google Ideas was meant to provide innovative solutions to problems which sprung up for ...

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Google Donates 25,000 Laptops in a Philanthropic Effort to Provide Education to the Refugees in Europe

While the media may have gradually phased out most of the refugee crisis in Europe, Google has given them a chance to put it back in the front page by donating 25,000 Chromebooks to the refugees trying to reconnect. This amounts to approximately $5.3 million. The thoughtful grant comes from Google.org which is the non-profit venture of Google. The company is trying to provide an easy access to education to the numerous individuals who lost their homes and are trying ...

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MinecraftEdu–Microsoft Boosts Student Engagement

Microsoft’s Minecraft has been a popular game since its launch in 2009. The game has sold 22 million copies and is one of the best-selling PC games. The game started getting the attention of children when it launched its mobile version. The tech giant is now planning to launch the game in the education market. Microsoft plans to release MinecraftEdu this summer. It is a modified version of the game which has been altered for classroom use.

MinecraftEdu was developed by ...

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5 Tips to Protect Yourself against Hackers

If it is a hardware or a software, it is hackable. This is the first thing that you must remember. A lot of them can be difficult to hack, but that does not mean that it cannot be hacked. A real hacker who really wants your information will get it. While some may not portray a lot of threat, there are nefarious hackers who could access your personal information and misuse a lot of your personal data.

While some hackers are ...

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