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Tencent's stellar share rally sees it surpass Facebook in market value
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Tencent Holdings Ltd has racked up some impressive gains this week - becoming the first Chinese firm to be worth more than $500 billion and surpassing Facebook to be the world's fifth-most valuable company.

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Drone maker DJI in cyber-security row over bug bounty
The drone maker claims a researcher who contacted it had "unauthorised access" to its servers.

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Adorn Your Cat With Adorable Headgear This Christmas

Putting costumes on our pets is one of the best parts of having pets. Whether you’re trying to put your cat into a Harry Potter outfit or your dog into a Batman costume […]

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Sneaky Gmail phishing attack fools with fake Google Docs app
Google Docs was pulled into a sneaky email phishing attack on Tuesday that was designed to trick users into giving up access to their Gmail accounts.

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Mother Angry After School's Robocall Keeps Mispronouncing Daughter's Name As A Racial Slur

Mother Angry After School's Robocall Keeps Mispronouncing Daughter's Name As A Racial SlurNicomi Stewart, a mother in Rochester, New York, is “disgusted” after an automated call sent to her phone from the city’s school district mispronounced her daughter’s name as a racial slur.

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Galaxies collide in stunning picture
A NEW image captured by NASA Hubble space telescope shows ‘doomed duo’ galaxies colliding and then trying to destroy one another.

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New Jeep Wrangler, two large SUVs tee up for LA auto show - Roadshow
Early bets on the stars of the upcoming Los Angeles auto show include the new Jeep Wrangler, and larger SUVs from Subaru, Lexus.

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12 iPhone X Tips and Tricks You Need to Know
Just got Apple's latest smartphone? Here are the secrets you should know

Apple’s decision to remove the home button means there can be an unexpected learning curve when using the iPhone X for the first time. Many tasks that used to be executed by tapping or holding the home button, like launching Siri or closing apps, have now been assigned new gestures.

Here’s a quick overview of the most important iPhone X tips and tricks, from taking a screenshot to force restarting the phone.

How to take a screenshot

To take a screenshot on the iPhone X, press and release the side button and the volume up button at the same time.

How to get back to the home screen

When using an app, swipe up from the bottom of the display to return to the home screen. If your app collection spans multiple home screens, you can also swipe up from any home screen to return back to the first one.

How to see your recently used apps

Opening the app carousel is almost like navigating back to the home screen. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen and hold your finger in place, and your currently open apps should appear. You can also swipe from left to right across the bottom of the screen to jump back into the app you’ve used most recently.

Read more: Apple Design Chief Jonathan Ive on the iPhone X: We Had to Solve ‘Extraordinarily Complex Problems’

How to close apps

Once you’ve opened the app switcher using the method above, rest your finger on the screen for a moment. The close icon, which looks like a red circle with a white minus sign in the middle, will then appear in the top corner of your currently open apps. Tap the icon to close an app.

How to force restart

To force restart the iPhone X, you must press and release the volume up button, volume down button, and then the side button until you see the Apple logo.

How to access the Control Center

Swiping down from the right corner of the screen will pull up the Control Center, the iPhone’s list of now-customizable settings shortcuts.

How to see notifications

Pull down from the top center of the screen to view notifications.

How to turn off the phone

Press and hold the side button and either the volume up or volume down button to turn off the phone, access your medical ID, or launch the emergency SOS feature.

How to launch Apple Pay

To pull up Apple Pay on your iPhone X, double click the side button.

How to launch Siri

Press and hold the side button to summon Apple’s virtual assistant.

How to see your battery percentage

The iPhone X doesn’t have the option to show the battery percentage on the home screen, but you can see it in the Control Center by swiping down from the top right corner of the screen.

How to improve Face ID

Since Face ID is meant to learn your face more closely over time, the best way to improve its accuracy is to enter your passcode each time you’re prompted to do so. This verifies your face, ideally making it easier for Face ID to recognize in the future.

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Stock picking robots are here, but are they outsmarting humans?

Although robo-advice will contribute to financial inclusion and helps financially less literate households to be able to invest, it is still not a replacement for financial literacy. Investopedia defines robo-advisers as digital platforms which provide automated, algorithm-driven financial planning services with little to no supervision. If this sounds too simple to be true, you share the views of Chris Sacca, a well-known American start-up investor, when he first heard about the first robo-advisor proposition from Betterment back in 2010. “I worry that it’s too simple,” Sacca said. “People don’t always trust it.” Understandably, the words simple and trust are not…

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Korean Bible reading app turns your Android phone into a botnet

A mischievous band of hackers is using the spirit of Christ to infect unsuspecting users. Researchers have discovered new malware which poses as a legitimate Google Play app for reading the Bible in Korean, but ultimately turns infected Android phones into a botnet. The malicious app was discovered independently by both McAfee and Palo Alto Networks. Curiously, both companies remark that, given the similarities in the code, the malware was likely developed by members of the Lazarus cybercrime group. The McAfee team notes that the app “contains a backdoor file in the executable and linkable format (ELF)” – a technique commonly employed…

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Cryptocurrency startup Tether claims it was robbed of $31 million in tokens

Tether noted in a now-removed post on its site that nearly $31 million worth of tokens were stolen from the treasury in which it stored its dollar-pegged cryptocurrency. The company said that it won’t redeem any of the stolen tokens, and will attempt to prevent them from entering other exchanges. While Tether has been able to identify the address in which the hacker is holding those stolen funds, it hasn’t yet understood how the attack took place. As such, it’s temporarily suspending its backend wallet service for partners, and is updating its Omni Core software client to prevent the missing…

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Researcher informs drone maker DJI about bugs, gets called a ‘hacker’ and threatened

Bug bounty programs are a great way for tech companies to crowdsource help in securing their products – and for skilled tech experts to make some money on the side. Sadly, that’s not how things went for researcher Kevin Finisterre when he pointed out issues in DJI’s publicly shared code. Instead of awarding him the $30,000 bounty that he had qualified for with his discovery, the Chinese drone maker dubbed him a ‘hacker’ who broke into its servers, and threatened to charge him with Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). In a scathing post (PDF), Finisterre explained that DJI had…

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Apple’s Swift language finds its way into Google’s secret Fuchsia OS

Last week, a curious update to Google’s GitHub repository showed that the company had forked Swift, a programming language created by Apple for building iOS/macOS/tvOS/watchOS apps. We previously heard that the idea was for the company to contribute to the open-source language’s base, as well for Google to use it to create internal tools for iPhones and iPads. But there’s more. Android Police noted that some of the most recent code commits made to Google’s Swift repository show that the company is working on building support for it in its own Fuchsia OS. Although it’s been a year since we…

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Uber wants to wipe out car sickness with bursts of air, vibrating seats

Uber’s all-in on self-driving cars. It makes sense. Built on the backs of its drivers, Uber’s future might very well be determined by whether or not it can replace them. Autonomous vehicles don’t get paid, don’t skip out on driving when they’re sick, and (probably) don’t film Travis Kalanick dancing to Maroon 5 in the backseat of an SUV. But, according to user experience designer Molly Nix, much of the thinking around self-driving cars has been about the absence of a driver, not the presence of a passenger. This is something Nix, and Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group hopes to solve.…

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A former AT&T employee is changing the way engineers find work online

There are a few decisions that truly redefined my life and the way I see things. Starting to work remotely was one of those. More and more people and companies are embracing remote work. Technology has enabled us to manage small to large teams online without having to meet everyone in a physical office. Technology has also enabled us to find more work online and today there are tons of options for where people can find remote or freelance work online. Recently I got the chance to talk a little bit with the creator of FieldEngineer, a platform that enables…

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Tesla’s new pocket-sized battery looks nice, but that’s about it

Tesla slipped a new product onto its website under the radar. Not a new car, I’m afraid, but a portable battery, of all things. Sporting a gorgeous black-and-red color scheme and the Tesla name, the battery is one of the same kind of lithium-ion cells that power older Tesla models. Unfortunately, the casing isn’t housing anything particularly spectacular. Tesla’s power bank is only 3,350 mAh and costs $45. You can get a 10,000 mAh power bank on Amazon for a song, so all this little device seems to have to recommend it is branding. Another disadvantage: the Powerbank doesn’t have…

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5 companies dead-set on ‘shaking up’ the world of blockchain

In case you need a quick refresher, blockchains are made up of chronological records of transactions. The information that’s stored in these ledgers is saved in verifiable chunks, which are known as blocks. Blocks are chained together to form blockchains. This technology is completely revolutionary, but it’s yet to go mainstream. That being said, blockchain technology is already proving successful for a variety of companies in various fields, from security to transportation and logistics. Below are five blockchain companies to keep your eye on moving forward. 1) Binded Blockchain is often associated with digital currencies, but it has many other…

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Baidu’s new smart speaker is a level of weird we should all strive for

Baidu, China’s answer to Google, recently unveiled its new smart speaker design, as well as prototype future versions. The devices look nothing like what we’ve come to expect from such devices — and I’m all for that. 'Humans & machines have been interacting w/ one another for years, but raven H aims to create a world in which this interaction is seamless.' – Cheng (Jesse) Lyu, Raven founder & Baidu GM ~*Bring #AI to Life*~ — Baidu Inc. (@Baidu_Inc) November 16, 2017 Eschewing any sleekness that might have invited comparisons with Amazon’s Echo or Apple’s HomePod, the Raven…

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