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Banking Trojan Found in Over 40 Models of Low-Cost Android Smartphones

Banking Trojan Found in Over 40 Models of Low-Cost Android Smartphones BleepingComputerFull coverage

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Source: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/banking-trojan-found-in-over-40-models-of-low-cost-android-smartphones/
Over 40 models of low-cost Android smartphones are sold already infected with the Triada banking trojan, says Dr.Web, a Russia-based antivirus vendor.

Google expands snippets to answer more questions right in the search results

For years, Google’s “featured snippets” have offered quick answers to users’ search queries by pulling information from web pages and placing it in a box above the search results. This week, Google began rolling out a new snippet experience for web searchers with multiple answers to the question posed in the search box – something that addresses the problem of Google not always understanding the intent behind your query.

As the company explains in a blog post, there are some questions that can be interpreted in different ways. For example, the query “garden needs full sun?” could mean the searcher was asking “what garden plants need full sun?” or “what counts as full sun?” Google’s multifaceted featured snippets, as the new feature is called, will answer both questions with one snippet placed above the other, ahead of the search results.

At launch, the feature is only focused on search queries that could be interpreted in different ways. For example, “tooth pain after a filling” could mean the searcher wants to know why it’s hurting, or how long it will hurt.

But Google says the plan is to expand these multifaceted feature snippets to cover even more query types over time, including to guidance-seeking queries. A query of this type means the web searcher is looking for an answer to a question where many factors could come into play. One example would be, “is it worth fixing my foundation?.” As Google explains, the web searcher may need answers about cost, duration of the project, how the work is performed, and financing costs. This information is also going to be served up in multiple snippets in the future.

Google says it will continue to experiment with snippets over the course of the year, in order to expand coverage.

Of course, snippets haven’t always proved to contain helpful answers. Earlier this year, Google had to tweak the feature to stop serving up wrong and biased answers, after reports emerged about how often snippets featured “improbable or laughably incorrect” information. Some snippets had said things like “women are evil” or Obama was planning a coup, Google admitted when detailing how it was fixing the problem.

The company said it had failed to weigh the authoritativeness of results strongly enough for rare and fringe queries, and often served near-matches in snippets when it didn’t have information available, which made the snippet’s answer look wrong. It addressed both those issues with changes to its search quality rating system, and improvements to how snippets worked. At the time, Google also announced its plans to launch these multi-faceted snippets sometime “soon.”

With the change to snippets, Google is hoping to not make the same mistake of featuring incorrect information. It says if you see a result that you have feedback on (perhaps another wrong or biased answer), you should submit it through the feedback link on the search results page.

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Source: https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/02/google-expands-snippets-to-answer-more-questions-right-in-the-search-results/?ncid=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29
For years, Google’s “featured snippets” have offered quick answers to users’ search queries by pulling information from web pages and placing it in a box..

Want to Take Stunning Photos? Turn Your Camera Upside Down

At least, it works for Arnau Rovira Vidal.
Laura Mallonee
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Source: https://www.wired.com/story/upside-down-double-exposures/
At least, it works for Arnau Rovira Vidal.

How to Watch Live TV for Free with Plex DVR

Plex’s DVR and live TV service is easy to set up, streams to all of your devices, and can remove commercials automatically. Every cord cutter should set this up.
Justin Pot
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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/344346/how-to-watch-live-tv-for-free-with-plex-dvr/
Plex’s DVR and live TV service is easy to set up, streams to all of your devices, and can remove commercials automatically. Every cord cutter should set this up.

Blizzard Teases Diablo III for Switch

Blizzard Teases Diablo III for Switch PCMagUK games sales hit record £5bn thanks to Nintendo Switch and VR The GuardianUK gaming sales defy spending squeeze BBC NewsFull coverage

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Source: https://www.pcmag.com/news/359611/blizzard-teases-diablo-iii-for-switch
A tweet from Blizzard showing a Diablo night light being switched on. Subtle.

How to Protect Your iPhone from Thieves

Apple products, with their high sale and resale values, have always been popular targets for thieves—none more so than the iPhone. Let’s look at some of the steps you can take to protect your iPhone from thieves.
Harry Guinness
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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/344602/how-to-protect-your-iphone-from-thieves/
Apple products, with their high sale and resale values, have always been popular targets for thieves—none more so than the iPhone. Let’s look at some of the steps you can take to protect your iPhone from thieves.

‘Geek Girls’ deep-dives into the secret world of female nerds

‘Geek Girls’ director Gina Hara took four years to find women who would speak out about the secretive female geek community. She tells CNET how she did it.
Jennifer Bisset
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Source: https://www.cnet.com/news/geek-girls-documentary-female-geek-nerd-gaming-metoo/#ftag=CAD590a51e
‘Geek Girls’ director Gina Hara took four years to find women who would speak out about the secretive female geek community. She tells CNET how she did it.

Sophisticated RedDrop Malware Targets Android Phones

Sophisticated RedDrop Malware Targets Android Phones ThreatpostRedDrop malware runs up big bills on Android smartphones and spies on users SC Magazine UKFull coverage

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Source: https://threatpost.com/sophisticated-reddrop-malware-targets-android-phones/130170/
A new strain of mobile malware found on an array of apps can pull out sensitive data – including audio recordings – from Android phones.

How to Set Your Default Linux Distribution on Windows 10

Windows 10 now allows you to install multiple Linux environments, starting with the Fall Creators Update. If you have multiple Linux environments, you can set your default and switch between them.
Chris Hoffman
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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/344688/how-to-set-your-default-linux-distribution-on-windows-10/
Windows 10 now allows you to install multiple Linux environments, starting with the Fall Creators Update. If you have multiple Linux environments, you can set your default and switch between them.

Apple Inc.’s New Approach to Huge iPhones

Apple Inc.’s New Approach to Huge iPhones Motley FoolThe Age of the Must-Have Phone Accessory Slate MagazineLeaked: 2 Important Apple iPhone X Plus Details Madison.comApple Plans Giant High-End iPhone, Lower-Priced Model BloombergApple now has four roads to a 5G iPhone, each challenging VentureBeatFull coverage

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Source: https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/03/02/apple-incs-new-approach-to-huge-iphones.aspx
The company’s iPhone segmentation strategy is set to change with this year’s new models.

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