World Cup travelers warned their mobile devices are at a security risk

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off with a cyber security warning. Top U.S. counterintelligence official, William Evanina, is officially advising American World Cup travelers heading to Russia for FIFA 2018 to leave their mobile phones and other electronic devices at home, as there is a possibility they could be hacked by the Russian government or cybercriminals, reported Reuters. Any data on an electronic device can be hacked. It does not matter what electronic device World Cup travelers take with them to Russia. Any data, especially personal identification information, on…

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Students in India benefit from QR codes in textbooks

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Digital content is being viewed by hundreds of students thanks to quick response codes. Schools reopened across the Indian state of Tamil Nadu on June 1 and data has shown that students are keen on using the QR codes included in the revamped syllabus for the new textbooks for Classes I, VI and IX, reported The Hindu. The new access to digital content is hosted on DIKSHA. The online content accessed via QR codes within the textbooks is hosted on the national digital platform of the Ministry of Human Resource…

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Ocutrx receives first U.S. medical patent for its AR glasses

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USPTO gives thumbs up to the California-based companies Augmented Reality (AR) medical application technology. Ocutrx Vision Technologies, LLC announced that their AR glasses, the Oculenz, has been given its first medical patent by the Unite States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for restoring functional sight to patients who have visual field defects. The Oculenz is the first of its kind. “The Oculenz is the first ground-breaking technology to offer a solution for advanced central visual defects in patients with retinal disease,” stated Dr. Thomas Finley, M.D. in the Ocutrx press…

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Special walking lane created for the heads-down tribe in China

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A new pedestrian lane has been created for cell phone users in a Chinese shopping mall. This new path added to the outside of the Bairui Plaza has been specifically created for the heads-down tribe; a nickname for pedestrians who constantly have their heads down with their eyes glued to their mobile phone as they walk and text, use apps, watch videos, etc. Over 65,000 pedestrians are killed each year in China. The World Health Organization estimates that approximately 68,000 pedestrians are killed every year in China. With an increasing…

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Facebook software bug makes private posts public

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As many as 14 million Facebook users were effected in May. Due to a recently discovered Facebook software bug, up to 14 million users may have posted private information to the public between May 18th and 22nd, said the social media giant. Even users who had previously selected a more restricted sharing option were effected. The Facebook software bug reportedly set posts to be shared with “everyone,” even if a user had selected stricter account privacy settings in regard to who can see their posts. After the glitch was discovered…

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First-ever mobile shopping game show launched by Gravy

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Participants compete for discounts on new and innovative products. Live media company, Gravy, has launched the very first mobile shopping game show. A high-energy and interactive live show, audiences can watch and compete for new and interesting products discounted from 30 – 70% off. The live mobile game show also raises money for charity. The show is available via an iOS mobile app and is live every night at 8:30pm ET. Each mobile shopping game show features a new product presented in a unique price-dropping game format, according to a…

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New Set of Best Subject Lines for Cold Emailing

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The Remail team prepares recipes of perfect cold emails and today they talk about subject lines. The Remail team has created a list of the top subject lines for cold emailing! Their research was based on the own experience and the market studies. Now every email marketer can benefit from the list of samples and hacks for better campaigns. The subject line is important in every outreach as this is the first thing the person sees when gets the email. So it directly affects the open rates and the effectiveness…

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New Marc Jacobs smartwatch is the brand’s premiere Wear OS watch

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The Riley Touchscreen joins the fashion company’s variety of hybrid wearables. Fans of wearable tech and Marc Jacobs products can now order the Riley Touchscreen Smartwatch, which is the latest Marc Jacobs smartwatch and its first to be powered by Wear OS by Google. Convenient Magnetic wireless charging but a short battery life. Modeled after the existing Riley Hybrid Smartwatch, the Riley Touchscreen shares the similar shape and overall physical size of the hybrid version. However, unlike its predecessor, this all-new Marc Jacobs smartwatch lacks battery life. Consumers of this…

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New Apple Health Records API open to app developers

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Apple’s upcoming software update will have a new mHealth feature. Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced iOS 12 at the start of WWDC 2018 and revealed the new features of the upcoming software update, among which include an Apple Health Records service update. The mHealth feature, which is designed to help monitor and improve a user’s health and wellbeing, will give users the option to share their medical data with third-party apps. Apple users will not only be able to access their medical records but share this information with their favorite,…

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QR Code based payments coming to Hong Kong’s rail network

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MTR plans to implement a payment system that uses quick response codes. In an official statement released by MTR Corporation, Hong Kong’s rail operator, the company announced that it intends to implement QR code based payments on existing AFC (Automatic Fare Collection) gates. Passengers will be required to pre-generate a QR based transit code. The new QR Code based payments system will be built on a travel first and pay after payments model. Under this new system, passengers will need to pre-generate a quick response based transit code to enter…

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Social media tax and mobile money tax to hit Ugandans

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Uganda’s parliament approves new tax laws for Whatsapp, Facebook and Twitter A new social media tax will soon come into effect for Ugandans. The approved law will impose a tax every day a citizen uses WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter or other social media services. Mobile money transactions will also be taxed. In addition to the social media tax, Ugandans will be taxed for all mobile money transactions. Citizens will be required to pay a 1% tax on all mobile money transactions. As for taxation on social media, the fee that will…

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