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Tech Microsoft confirms AMD Meltdown, Spectre patch crashes
Author: 0 Microsoft confirms AMD Meltdown, Spectre patch crashes

Some users are reporting that their older AMD based PCs with Athlon processors will no longer boot into Windows after installing the latest KB4056892 security patch. Of course, lest we forget, because Microsoft rolls up a lot of its security updates into fun-sized bundles of bork this also means it has had to pull some other stuff from AMD machines as well.

Tech Rumor: Ghost of Tsushima for PS4 Could Release in 2018?
Author: 0 Rumor: Ghost of Tsushima for PS4 Could Release in 2018?

In addition, Sony announced that more than 55.9 million PlayStation 4 games were sold during the 2017 holiday season in retail stores globally and digitally. Sony also noted that PS Plus now has a record 31.5 million subscribers and last month was the highest grossing one ever on PlayStation Store . We've got plenty of exciting PlayStation VR titles on the horizon, such as Moss and The Inpatient , and they'll join the games you can already fully experience in virtual reality (VR) ...

Tech Assassin's Creed Origins' first expansion arrives this month
Author: 0 Assassin's Creed Origins' first expansion arrives this month

Assassin's Creed Origins' The Hidden Ones expansion will be coming later this month, and will be available as part of the Season Pass. Ubisoft also announced that the Trials of the Gods limited event will return this month. As previously reported, The Hidden Ones expansion adds a whole new region to Assassin's Creed Origins . For those who may be unfamiliar with New Game+, this feature is one that enables players to start a particular game from the beginning again but with a few ...

Tech Apple confirms that macOS and iOS are vulnerable to Meltdown bugs
Author: 0 Apple confirms that macOS and iOS are vulnerable to Meltdown bugs

The Spectre and Meltdown CPU vulnerabilities are a wake up call for the tech industry, affecting most of the processors made over the past twenty years. "Our current testing indicates that the Safari mitigations have no measurable impact on the Speedometer and ARES-6 tests and an impact of less than 2.5% on the JetStream benchmark", the announcement indicated regarding the Spectre protections.

Author: 0 Intel chief promises software bug fix in days

Apple also suggested that customers be careful to only download software and apps from trusted sources (like the App Store). The security flaws were recently discovered after security vulnerabilities were found on computer chips used in several of the world's most prominent smartphones, tablets, and PCs.

Author: 0 Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ storage and RAM variants rumored

Samsung Galaxy S9 will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor in the U.S., while in India and other worldwide markets, it will come with the company's own Exynos 9810 processor. In the camera department, the Galaxy S9 is expected to come with a single rear camera, whereas the S9 Plus is expected to come with a dual-camera setup with Live Focus for DSLR-like bokeh effects.

Tech Mark Zuckerberg mulling ways to use cryptocurrencies in Facebook
Author: 0 Mark Zuckerberg mulling ways to use cryptocurrencies in Facebook

Just a few years ago, Facebook was bullish on the prospect that it would be the most important arena in which to fight out US elections, and the evidence suggests the plan came to fruition in 2016. Pacific Center for Financial Services boosted its position in Facebook by 10.7% in the first quarter. Meanwhile, it is not inconceivable that Facebook may choose to sidestep the flak for distributing fake news by simply choosing to downgrade news - all news - in its algorithm or remove news from the ...

Tech Winter Olympics organisations targeted by hackers, says McAfee
Author: 0 Winter Olympics organisations targeted by hackers, says McAfee

The researchers revealed in a blog post that the campaign has targeted organisations involved with the Pyeongchang Olympics scheduled to take place between February 9 and February 25. "Organised by Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and Pyeongchang Winter Olympics". The latest malicious attachment is a Word document written in Korean that asks users to enable content.

Tech Apple vows new parental controls amid child addiction fears
Author: 0 Apple vows new parental controls amid child addiction fears

The letter refers to the mental health issues that are believed to stem from the excessive use of smartphones amongst children and teenagers. Two major Apple investors have called on the iPhone maker to help counter the growing smartphone addiction among children, highlighting growing concern about the effects of gadgets and social media on youngsters.

Tech Xiaomi and Oculus Reveal Mi VR Standalone Headset
Author: 0 Xiaomi and Oculus Reveal Mi VR Standalone Headset

He said the company's Oculus Go headset, targeted at $200, will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chip set. Oculus is partnering with Xiaomi for Oculus Go while helping the Chinese company launch a cousin to the low cost standalone headset that doesn't have the Oculus Store or Oculus Home.

Tech North Somerset Christmas tree recycling
Author: 0 North Somerset Christmas tree recycling

As the Christmas trimmings are put back in the loft for another year and all the festive cards are taken down, South Holland residents may be pondering what to do with their real Christmas tree. Trees must be undecorated. Residents are asked to remove all tree stands, nails and ornaments from the trees. Come now, people! We aren't mulching plastic trees here.

Tech Amazon unveils Alexa development kit for mobile accessories
Author: 0 Amazon unveils Alexa development kit for mobile accessories

Amazon has announced a new Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit, for bringing Alexa to portable devices such as hearables, headphones, smartwatches or fitness devices. This is expected to happen sometime in 2019. Amazon's digital assistant is branching out. But what if you could not only hear that forecast from Alexa, but also see the weather prediction being depicted in a very realistic way across the inside of your new smart glasses? But as Slate noted , the wearables and headphones push is ...

Tech Samsung Sees 64% Rise In Q4 Operating Profit
Author: 0 Samsung Sees 64% Rise In Q4 Operating Profit

Revenue likely rose 14.8 percent to 17 trillion won, compared to the 16.3 trillion won SmartEstimate. "The first-quarter operating profit is expected to stand at around 15 trillion won", Lee said in a report before Samsung's announcement.

Tech No-Stress Meal Prep with the Whirlpool® Smart Front Control Range
Author: 0 No-Stress Meal Prep with the Whirlpool® Smart Front Control Range

Companies have been expanding their reach through the wearable tech as well, adding features that you can directly control through your wrist. And, like nearly every other company at CES, Whirlpool is announcing integration with Google Assistant to be able to control connected appliances through voice command.

Tech Monster Hunter World PS4 Download Size Revealed
Author: 0 Monster Hunter World PS4 Download Size Revealed

However, it should be here that Monster Hunter: World gets its context in terms of why your characters are hunting monsters and what the overall point of it all is. Considering how vast the game is, and just how gorgeous it looks, this is a considerably small size. Capcom has confirmed that it will be releasing Monster Hunter: World in the fall of 2018.

Tech Halo live-action TV series still in active development
Author: 0 Halo live-action TV series still in active development

Speaking with TV Guide , Nevins confirmed that he's already had a gander at the show's scripts, despite the fact Joe Public has seen next to nothing on the much-anticipated project since its initial reveal. It's interesting that Nevins states that they've " seen " anything at all in regards to this project, so hopefully further details are coming soon (a writer/director/concept art/anything really).

Tech The bargain-tastic Nokia 6 just got even better
Author: 0 The bargain-tastic Nokia 6 just got even better

Unlike the original Nokia 6 model that was launched back in January past year with a front-facing fingerprint scanner, the Nokia 6 (2018 ) features a fingerprint scanner on the back. The new model still has a 16-megapixel (with f/2.0) sensor living on the back and an 8-megapixel (with f/2.0) front camera (with added 84-degree wide-angle capture for the new model).