Zero Day Android Exploits Now Cost More Than Ios, And That's A Good Thing

Zero Day Android Exploits Now Cost More Than iOS, And That's A Good Thing

During the early days, this led to a lot of problems as it meant that malware could be easily hidden in these apps. Also, screening systems back then weren’t quite as sophisticated, thus allowing apps with malware to make it past Google’s checks. However, these days it’s starting to look very different where according to a report from WIRED, zero-day exploits for Android are being priced higher compared to iOS.

This is actually a good thing, at least for Android users, where it basically means that there are fewer zero-day exploits for Android, or at least Google has made it harder for hackers to find, thus increasing the price of those available. The same cannot be said for iOS, where it seems that there are more being sold in these underground markets, thus lowering its prices.

Sony's Upcoming 98-inch 8k Tv Will Cost You $70,000

Sony's Upcoming 98-inch 8K TV Will Cost You $70,000

For those who love staying on the bleeding edge of tech, you might have heard that Sony was working on an 98-inch 8K TV. The good news is that if that TV caught your interest, it seems that Sony has since officially confirmed the pricing of the device where it will cost you an eye-watering $70,000.

Yes, for the price of several cars, you will be able to own the 98-inch Master Series Z9G. If you don’t have the cash for the 98-inch model, not to worry because the pricing for the other Master Series Z9G TVs have also been revealed, such as the 85-inch model which will cost $13,000. The price difference is massive, but this is usually the case when it comes to monitors and TVs where even slight differences in size can mean massive differences in price.

Toyota's Hybrid Strategy: Patents Are Free, The Hardware Will Cost You

Toyota's hybrid strategy: Patents are free, the hardware will cost you

TOYOTA CITY, Japan — The head of Toyota's electric vehicle business told Reuters the automaker has received inquiries from more than 50 companies since announcing last week that it would offer free access to patents for EV motors and power control units. The executive also said Toyota aims to use partnerships to cut by as much as half the outlays for expanded electric and hybrid vehicle components production in the United States, China and Japan.

"Until now we have been a tier 1 automaker, but now we also intend to become a tier 2 supplier of hybrid systems," Toyota Executive Vice President Shigeki Terashi said. Supplying rivals would greatly expand the scale of production for hardware such as power control units and electric motors that are used in gasoline-electric hybrids, plug-in hybrids, fully electric vehicles and fuel cell vehicles, he added. Toyota last week outlined plans to offer automakers and auto suppliers royalty-free access to nearly 24,000 electrified vehicle technologies patented by the Japanese auto giant. In an interview on Thursday at Toyota's global headquarters in Toyota City, Japan, Terashi provided new details of Toyota's strategy, and its anticipated impact on the company's investment plans. By offering to supply rival automakers with parts used in Toyota's gasoline-sipping hybrid vehicles, the Japanese automaker sees a way to slash capital outlay by roughly half for new plants required to build electric car components for future models, Terashi said. "We believe that this approach will reduce investment costs significantly," he said. Terashi said Toyota projects a surge in demand for electrified vehicles globally as regulators insist new vehicles emit substantially less carbon dioxide, and that working with Toyota would offer others a low-cost path to compliance. Toyota's internal goal is to sell 5.5 million electrified, Toyota-brand vehicles annually by 2030, up from about 1.6 million vehicles now, he said. Already, Terashi said, Toyota believes it could reach the 5.5 million target as early as 2025. The company is working on plans for a new round of capital spending to expand capacity for producing the hardware required. For an interactive chart on global powertrain sales forecasts, click here https://tmsnrt.rs/2IdNUC7. By offering to supply electric vehicle hardware, and the know-how to integrate it into vehicles, Terashi said Toyota wants to reduce its capital outlay, and create a new source of revenue. "We anticipate that there will probably be very few automakers who use our patents to develop their own hybrids from scratch, so by using our system and our components, and offering our support, we can work together to develop these cars," Terashi said. In the last 20 years, Toyota has managed to dominate the global market for hybrid cars by constantly improving and lowering the cost of the technology it pioneered in the Prius - and keeping this expertise a closely guarded secret. Toyota's new business foray underlines the challenges facing even the largest global automakers as they confront some of the most profound technological changes for automobiles in a century. Toyota is now trying to take advantage of its lead in refining hybrid vehicles, even as it runs behind global rivals such as Volkswagen AG and Tesla Inc in bringing fully electric vehicles to showrooms. Since pioneering the Prius in 1997, Toyota has sold more than 13 million hybrids, which twin a conventional gasoline engine and electric motor, saving fuel by capturing energy during coasting and breaking and using it to power the motor. Roughly 15 percent of Toyota's annual global sales are hybrids, including the Corolla and the RAV4. Last year it sold 1.6 million hybrids globally, more than the 1.3 million all-battery EVs sold by Tesla Inc, Nissan Motor Co and all other automakers combined. To meet the expected surge in hybrid demand, Terashi said he is planning to increase production capacity for hybrid components mainly by adding capacity at existing plants. Toyota has initially courted its partner automakers. It already supplies the plug-in hybrid system for Subaru Corp's Crosstrek SUV crossover model, and last month Toyota announced that it would be a global supplier of hybrid systems to compact car maker Suzuki Motor Co. The success of the Prius has helped to brand Toyota as a maker of affordable, reliable green cars and has been key to the automaker's reputation as a leader in low-emissions vehicle technology. Terashi brushed off the risk that Toyota could lose this edge by offering its hybrid technology to other automakers, arguing that it held a crucial, 20-year head start over its rivals. "Even if an automaker is able to develop and produce a car using our systems and parts which complies with emissions regulations, its overall performance would never be the same as ours," he said.

Qualcomm Reportedly Developing Low-cost Soc For Android Go Devices

Qualcomm Reportedly Developing Low-Cost SoC For Android Go Devices

One of the ways that Android Go devices have managed to keep its costs down is by using lower-end hardware which is generally cheaper compared to more powerful hardware. It seems that Qualcomm could be trying to capitalize on that particular market because according to a report from WinFuture, the company might be testing out low-cost SoCs designed specifically for android Go devices.

This will reportedly come in the form of the QM215 chipset which is said to be a quad-core chipset clocked at 1.3GHz, and will feature a 650MHz graphics unit. It is also expected to fall somewhere between the Snapdragon 410 and the 425, and will support up to 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.

Iwaya: Soft Ground Could Raise Landfill Work Cost

Iwaya: Soft ground could raise landfill work cost

Japan's Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya says work to improve soft ground at the site for a planned US airbase relocation in Okinawa Prefecture could raise the project's initial estimated cost.

The Defense Ministry began dumping rocks and sand off the coast of Henoko, Nago City, last December to move the US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station there.

This Playstation 4 Controller Will Cost You $14,000

This PlayStation 4 Controller Will Cost You $14,000

The problem with official accessories is that they’re generally priced higher than third-party options. However sometimes this isn’t always the case, and with the PS4 controller you see in the photo above, it seems that this gold and diamond-encrusted version of the controller will set you back a whopping $14,000.

Quake May Cost Hokkaido Hotels 27 Million Dollars

Quake may cost Hokkaido hotels 27 million dollars

A survey has found that the economic impact on the hotel industry in quake-hit Hokkaido could be more than 27 million dollars due to many cancellations. Tourism is one of Hokkaido's core industries.

The magnitude 6.7 earthquake that hit Japan's northern prefecture early in the morning of September 6th left 41 people dead. Nearly 1,600 people were still displaced as of 8 PM Wednesday.

Nikon's Nikkor Z 58mm F/0.95 S Noct Lens Will Cost $6,000

Nikon's NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S NOCT Lens Will Cost $6,000

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Earlier today, Nikon announced its new Nikon Z6 and Z7 full-frame mirrorless cameras. Along with the cameras, Nikon also took the wraps off a bunch of native Z-mount camera lenses, one of which captured the attention of many in the form of the NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S NOCT, which Nikon claims will be the fastest lens in Nikon’s history.

Fujifilm X-t3 Rumored To Cost Less Than The X-t2

Fujifilm X-T3 Rumored To Cost Less Than The X-T2

The problem with most flagship products is that generally speaking they aren’t cheap. The same can be said for flagship cameras which are usually priced rather high, such as the Fujifilm X-T2 which is priced at $1,600. However the good news for those looking to jump into Fujifilm’s system, the rumored X-T3 could actually be cheaper.

In a report from Fuji Rumors, they claim to have heard from a trusted source that the upcoming X-T3 will be priced less than the X-T2. It is unclear as to how much less we are talking about, but given that the X-T2 is priced at $1,600, realistically we don’t expect it to be much cheaper and could be around $1,400-$1,500, or as Fuji Rumors notes, it could have a special launch price of $1,300 which was what the X-T1 was launched at (fingers crossed!).