Project Ara: a project to build a phone that doesn’t cram everything into the smallest package, but one that lets you select and swap every important component. It’s a lot like the way many desktop computers still work — but for your pocket.
The search giant Google will no longer automatically play advertisements made with Flash on its Chrome browser, the most popular Web browser in the world. in recent years, tech companies have criticized the software for being a battery hog and security vulnerability. Amazon has also said , last week, that it would stop displaying Flash ads on its website, specifically because of the changes made by Google and existing policies by other Web browsers.
Facebook security chief Alex Stamos vented his frustration in a post on Twitter. “It is time for Adobe to announce the end-of-life date for Flash and to ask the browsers to set killbits on the same day,” wrote Stamos. Likewise, Mozilla, which makes the popular browser Firefox, said it was blocking Flash in Firefox as a default.
The company’s CEO, John Legere, says they plan to crack down on data thieves in a recent blog post. He claimed the carrier will contact a small group of people believed to be stealing data because if their activities are left unchecked, it could negatively impact honest customers. T-Mobile offers “unlimited” high-speed data with an extra 7GB a month of tethering, a feature enabling users to use their phone as a Wi-Fi hot spot for internet access on other devices like laptops or tablets, but it is limited. Scammers can rig the system by purchasing unlimited 4G data plans in order to receive a fixed amount of free data. They then find ways to milk the tethering capabilities stealing up to 2 terabytes (2,000 gigabytes) of data per month.
The hackers can download apps to conceal tethered data usage. Hackers sometimes use rooted phones or a special code to mask suspicious tethering activity. Rooted phones allow hackers to access the fundamental permissions of the phone, and using them is similar to the programming Windows administrators use to configure their systems. Rooted phones enable users to run apps requiring access to specific system settings that enhance the mobile phone experience.
Legere plans to warn violating customers and possibly remove their access to data plans if they don’t stop cheating the system.Only about 3,000 of T-Mobile’s 59 million customers reportedly stole data through unauthorized tethering.
YouTube’s gaming set to launch September 2, 2015 as a standalone website and will also be available via apps on Android and iOS. The YouTube Gaming service will offer gamers more than 25,000 game-specific pages to let them quickly find game-related videos and other content. The service will also curate live-streams from thousands of gaming-related channels.
With YouTube Gaming service, the company also wants to make it easier for people to live-stream games on YouTube. The company has launched a new page called Stream, currently in beta, which gives users the option to start streaming at a personal URL.
YouTube Gaming will utilise HTML5 technology to stream content. It will also allow streamers to use a “DVR Mode.” DVR Mode will allow gamers to buffer last four hours of a stream and play it at a later time.
The new YouTube Gaming service will be launched on Web on YouTube’s new Gaming website and will be available in all countries where YouTube is available. The Android and iOS clients, on the other hand, will be released in the UK and USA on Wednesday, with other countries getting the support
it’s selling better than the Xbox 360 was, and it’s becoming an increasingly important part of Microsoft. However Sony PS4, has and will continue to dominate current-gen console sales since day one. So Microsoft has more exclusives for this holiday season. So Sony & Microsoft are at arms race this season trying to run neck and neck.