Month: May 2016

Teenage Girl Live Streams Her Own Suicide On Periscope.

girl commits suicide live on periscopeTechNewsNation: In a shocking incident, a French girl named Océane committed suicide by jumping in front of a train and broadcasted the whole thing live on Periscope. Before committing suicide, she alleged that her ex-boyfriend abused and raped her.

 

On Wednesday, French judicial sources confirmed that a teenage girl broadcasted her suicide live using her smartphone via Twitter-owned Periscope app.This shocking incident took place on Tuesday evening at Égly station when the teenage girl threw herself under a train.

Named Océane, the girl was 19 and she worked in a retirement home. The girl is first shown in the video where she is in her apartment and talking in French. She alleges that her ex-boyfriend abused and raped her, and warns her younger viewers not to watch.

Warning: Graphic content ahead!

This video has been taken down from Periscope but it has multiple versions on YouTube with suicide portion blacked out.

At one point in the excerpts, the screen goes dark, and there is no noise. About five minutes later, the voice of someone, evidently an emergency worker, can be heard saying, “I am under the train with the victim; I need to move the victim.” The train is visible in the seconds before the video cuts out.

“The video I am doing right now is not made to create the buzz but rather to make people react, to open minds, and that’s it,” she says in the video.

The local prosecutor has said that investigators are examining her cell phone and trying to get the full footage from Periscope.

It’s also being reported that her relatives describe her as having a troubled relationship with ex-boyfriend and being emotionally fragile.

Periscope is a live streaming app that was bought by Twitter in 2015 and it has more than 10 million users.

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Windows 7 Installed On Android Watch By A Developer. Can You Guess Its Boot Time?

Tech News Nation: Nourishing the crazy trend of installing desktop operating systems on smartwatches, a hacker has installed Windows 7 on a tiny Android Wear smartwatch. However, if you are thinking of using the world’s most popular operating system on a tiny 280 x 280 resolution screen and playing a few games of Solitaire, note that Windows 7 takes 3 hours to boot on the device.

In the past, we have seen Windows operating system running on Android smartwatches. They were Windows 95 and Windows 98, not Windows 7, though. We also saw a developer even running Counter-Strike on his smartwatch.

If we talk about all versions of Windows operating system, Windows 7 turns emerges as a winner and still manages to beat its brother Windows 10. So, adding one more device to the endless number of systems running Windows 7, some developer has installed a full-blown Windows 7 on his wearable.

If you’ll ask me about any real benefit of Windows 7 running on Android watch, I’ll reply in negative.

While it’s good to see the world’s most popular operating system running on a tiny smartwatch, it’s painful to use. Before you can even try to get some work done on such a small screen, let me tell you that booting Windows 7 on this devices takes three hours.

It goes without saying that Windows 7 acts as a battery killer for the smartwatch and you need to keep the charger connected to it.

We salute Hacking Jules for being so patient and installing Windows 7 on a glorious 280 x 280 resolution screen.

Watch the video here:

Wanting to take up this challenge? Here’s how to install Windows 7 on your Android Wear smartwatch:

Just in case you are missing Linux, here’s a Linux distro running on Android smartwatch:

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WhatsApp just released desktop apps for Mac and Windows .

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About 16 months after making its messaging service available on the web, Facebook-owned WhatsApp is coming to the desktop. The company said today that its apps are now available for Windows 8 and above, and for Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) and above. That’s in addition to the existing apps for Android, iOS, Blackberry, and Windows Phone, among others. “Like WhatsApp Web, our desktop app is simply an extension of your phone: the app mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device,” the company said. Put another way: you need the mobile app running on your phone, close to your desktop computer, for it to work.

To log in to the app, you’ll need to scan a QR code using the WhatsApp mobile app. Once you do, all your chats will load. Benefits of using the web app include desktop notifications and access to all your favorite keyboard shortcuts. In a quick session with the app, I found it fast and responsive. A desktop app may feel like a small thing, but messaging apps derive part of their power from ubiquity — the more places you can access them, the more often you’ll use them. WhatsApp has more than 1 billion users already. As of today, they have one more reason to keep it open all day.

The Pirate Bay And KickassTorrents Uploader Slapped With €7,500 Fine.

pirate uploader finedTech News Nation: You might have heard and read the news of big piracy fish like The Pirate Bay facing bans. However, this doesn’t mean that the individual uploader and users of these websites don’t face any consequences. Along the same lines, an illegal torrent uploader has been hit with a fine of €7,500.

 

In the recent times, the Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN has actively built more pressure on some of the biggest players in the illegal torrent upload scene. As a part of this act, BREIN targeted 2Lions-Team release group — an active release group that uploaded files to websites like The Pirate Bay, ExtraTorrent, and KickassTorrents.The group was responsible for more than half a million illegal downloads, including the recent Oscar-nominated movie Revenant and the popular TV show The Walking Dead.

Earlier this year, BREIN announced that it has been successful in reaching an out-of-court settlement of a total of €67,500 — €15,000 each with five members of 2Lions-Team members. This happened after the group obtained ex-parte injunction against 2Lions-Team release group.

According to the latest news, the group has just caught a uploader and moderator of the group who frequently posted illegal English subtitled movies and TV shows on torrent websites.

Notably, after his other colleagues were identified and hit with the fine, the uploader stopped sharing torrents and hoped that he would be spared, only to be caught by BRIEN.

Now, just like the other members, he must settle this battle with BRIEN. As a result, an amount of €7500 has been set as the fine.

“I advise notorious uploaders to think twice, after all, forewarned is forearmed,” said BREIN chief Tim Kuik.

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