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Technology 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.

Technology Intel chief promises software bug fix in days
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.

Technology 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 ...

Technology 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.

Technology 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.

Technology 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.

Technology 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.

Technology 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 ...

Technology 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.

Technology 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.

Technology 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.

Technology 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).

Technology 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).

Technology AMD's Second Generation Ryzen CPU Arriving In April
Author: 0 AMD's Second Generation Ryzen CPU Arriving In April

The chips in the second-generation Ryzen , Ryzen Pro, and Threadripper lines to be released later this year will probably be priced comparably to the models they're replacing, but we don't have numbers yet. Will the prices of any other desktop Ryzen chips be affected? However, we may see a few new custom-cooled variants of Vega throughout the year. AMD's second-generation 12-nanometer Ryzen desktop CPU will debut in April.

Technology Honor 9 Lite with Four Cameras Might Launch This Month in India
Author: 0 Honor 9 Lite with Four Cameras Might Launch This Month in India

The company is confirming USA releases for a couple of phones that look to be pretty impressive for the price . From what GizmoChina has reported , it is anticipated that Honor View 10 in the U.S. Huawei's EMUI Android skin could prove a major drawback for the View 10, as is seen with the Honor 7X . The new Honor View 10 will compete against the likes of One Plus 5T and Nokia 8, among others.

Author: 0 Apple Releases iOS 11.2.2 To Deal With Spectre Vulnerability

Apple has released today security updates to mitigate the effects of the Spectre vulnerability that affects processors deployed with Apple devices such as smartphones, tablets, and desktop computers. "We recommend downloading software only from trusted sources such as the App Store", the company said . Users with eligible devices should find the update in their phone's settings under General, then Software Update.