Technology


Tifton native ready for Georgia-Alabama championship game
- January 07, 2018

Payne is ready to get back to doing what he does best after a Sugar Bowl interception and touchdown catch. Nick Saban will be coaching in his 7th national championship game, while Kirby Smart will be coaching in his first title game. "Once we lose one man, it's the next man up", Tide defensive lineman Isaiah Buggs said. "This game isn't really about me". He's 11-0 and none of them have come closer than 17 points against his Tide teams. (more...)
Switch becomes fastest-selling console in U.S. history, according to Nintendo Switch becomes fastest-selling console in U.S. history, according to Nintendo
- January 07, 2018

Nintendo has announced that its portable/console hybrid is now the fastest-selling console in USA history, according to its own internal sales estimates. Regardless, it serves as further evidence that the Switch is a much-needed hit for Nintendo after the Wii U, which was the company's least popular console by far, only selling 13.5 million units over its lifetime. (more...)
Acer updates Nitro 5 gaming laptop with faster, better graphics
- January 07, 2018

It will be available in March starting at $1,699. Acer has also brought built-in 4G LTE connectivity to the notebook , with the antenna neatly integrated into the all-black aluminum unibody chassis, helping to ensure a better signal for your mobile broadband (although speeds will be dependent on local signal strength, of course). (more...)
Kohler's new Alexa mirror isn't even its weirdest IoT product Kohler's new Alexa mirror isn't even its weirdest IoT product
- January 07, 2018

There's no mention of Cortana at all, which isn't all that surprising given how far behind Cortana is lagging its competitors in terms of new skills, or apps . The other smart home bathroom kit will follow on later on in 2018. The neatest trick it can pull is dispensing the right amount of water for a recipe, so you can ask for 12 ounces of H2O without pulling out your measuring cup. (more...)
Major security flaws put virtually all phones & computers at risk
- January 07, 2018

It does so by strictly separating kernel memory spaces in the processor cache. Intel is at the center of the problem because it supplies the processors used in numerous world's PCs. "It allows an attacker to trick error-free programs, which follow best practices, into leaking their secrets", according to the website . A related attack, which they call Spectre , is potentially wider reaching because it "breaks the isolation between different applications". (more...)
Mozilla Confirms Web-Based Execution Vector for Meltdown and Spectre Attacks
- January 07, 2018

Meltdown and Spectre are two vulnerabilities discovered by Google security researchers that affect nearly all CPUs released since 1995, impacting CPUs deployed in desktops, laptops, servers, smartphones, smart devices, and cloud services. (more...)
Trump says he would 'absolutely' talk to North Korea's Kim on phone Trump says he would 'absolutely' talk to North Korea's Kim on phone
- January 07, 2018

He added that if something could come out of the talks "that would be a great thing for all of humanity". A representative of North Korea's International Olympic Committee said the country probably will send some athletes to the games in Pyeongchang, after leader North Korean leader Kim Jong-un raised the possibility in a speech this week. (more...)
Meltdown and Spectre patches and mitigations released
- January 06, 2018

The Meltdown attack exploits vulnerability CVE-2017-5754 and Spectre uses CVE-2017-5753 and CVE-2017-5715. Microsoft notes that the mitigations may slow down your computer. However, Apple is still developing OS-based safeguards to address the Safeguard vulnerability. Intel also says it is working with partners and others to fix these issues. (more...)
Nintendo Switch is the fastest selling console in the USA
- January 06, 2018

The Switch has been bolstered by an incredibly strong lineup of first party games. Recently we heard that the Nintendo Switch has been selling faster than Sony's PS 2 in Japan. Since the console's launch in March 2017, Nintendo had sold 4.8 million Switch systems nationally. These sale numbers aren't surprising at all considering that Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey got a near flawless score from every reviewer some even gave them a 10/10. (more...)
Intel hit with three class-action lawsuits over chip flaws
- January 06, 2018

Both flaws work on the same principle that allows hackers to access the deep recesses of a computer's memory, the researchers wrote on a jointly created website . Advice from the U.S Computer Emergency Readiness Team's was grim. Although billions of computers and devices are vulnerable, security fixes are already being rolled out. (more...)
Immersion Corp (NASDAQ:IMMR): Institutional Investor Sentiment Up to 1.25
- January 06, 2018

Sei Investments Co. acquired a new position in shares of Immersion during the 2nd quarter worth $221,000. The stock decreased 0.74% or $1.3 during the last trading session, reaching $173.75. Marsico Capital Management Llc bought 27,651 shares as the company's stock declined 12.57% while stock markets rallied. 45,991 are held by California State Teachers Retirement System. (more...)
Belkin Unveils New 2018 Wireless Chargers, Power Banks, Fast-Charging Wall Chargers Belkin Unveils New 2018 Wireless Chargers, Power Banks, Fast-Charging Wall Chargers
- January 06, 2018

BOOST UP Dual Wireless Charging Pad - allows charging of two Qi-enabled devices, up to 10W output side-by-side. Although it advertises the devices as 10W universal chargers, it also claims they are "Fine-tuned for iPhone X , iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 8 ". (more...)
Amazon Brings Cooking Controls To Alexa With Smart Home Skill API Amazon Brings Cooking Controls To Alexa With Smart Home Skill API
- January 06, 2018

Amazon said device makers who want their Bluetooth audio-capable device to connect to Alexa will be able to do so with the new toolkit later this year. "Bose is excited to add a remarkable new Alexa experience for our customers", Brian Maguire, director of product management at Bose, said in the release. (more...)
Burnout Paradise Is Coming To PlayStation 4 (Probably)
- January 06, 2018

It features a singleplayer campaign, several multiplayer modes and an open world environment for players to race around in. Thanks to a backwards compatiblity programme, it's already possible to play the Xbox 360 version of Burnout Paradise on Xbox One, but since December 2017 there's been the suggestion that a remastered edition is on its way. (more...)
Malicious flashlight apps found on Google Play store
- January 06, 2018

Alphonso argues that it discloses the monitoring. Aforementioned data collection requirements apply to all functions of the app including those that used during analytics and crash reporting . "Our research indicates that there are more malicious apps on Android , whereas iOS users are more likely to encounter a phishing attack", said Dr Covington. (more...)
Samsung to Supply 5G Solutions to Verizon Samsung to Supply 5G Solutions to Verizon
- January 06, 2018

With a download speed of 10 gigabits per second, 5G service will be 10 to 100 times faster than 4G, and its communication capacity is expected to be more than 1,000 times greater. " Sacramento is an ideal place to begin deploying 5G broadband services, providing a progressive environment for creating future use cases ". Samsung and Verizon conducted trials across the USA, as a result of which, the companies have concluded thata single 5G radio has been able to reach the 19th floor of a ... (more...)
Axa Holds Holding in Microsoft Corp (MSFT)
- January 06, 2018

Neville Rodie & Shaw Inc. now owns 186,697 shares of the software giant's stock valued at $15,970,000 after acquiring an additional 1,145 shares in the last quarter. The stock has "Buy" rating by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, September 22. (NASDAQ:KTOS) to report earnings on February, 26. Axa, which manages about $23.21B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Public Storage (NYSE:PSA) by 32,101 shares to 31,299 shares, valued at $6.70 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. (more...)
Bank of America Corp (BAC) Position Boosted by Afam Capital Inc
- January 06, 2018

The stock increased 1.31% or $0.39 during the last trading session, reaching $30.19. About 56.45M shares traded. Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) - Research analysts at Oppenheimer issued their Q1 2018 EPS estimates for Bank of America in a research report issued on Tuesday. (more...)
Emiko Higashi Sells 500 Shares of KLA-Tencor Corp (KLAC) Stock
- January 06, 2018

Insiders own 0.20% of the company's stock. About 479,198 shares traded. It has underperformed by 38.34% the S&P500. Cookson Peirce & Co Inc decreased its stake in Kla ( KLAC ) by 95.8% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. (more...)
Intel is rising after saying it's fixed the 'Spectre' CPU flaw
- January 06, 2018

One of the flaws were said to be unfixable by a simple software update. Here's a look at what's affected, what's being done about it and whether you should worry. Meltdown is a particular problem for the cloud computing services run by the likes of Amazon, Google, and Microsoft . The widespread attention to this "speculative execution"-style attack is forcing companies to put out patches to protect their consumers". (more...)
App Store 2017 Sales Set New Year's Day Record of $300 Million App Store 2017 Sales Set New Year's Day Record of $300 Million
- January 06, 2018

Essentially, it gives developers a simple workflow when they need to iterate or push their apps to GitHub, GitLab or BitBucket. "We're excited to share that the buddybuild team has joined the Xcode engineering group at Apple to build wonderful developer tools for the entire iOS community", buddybuild said in a blog post on Wednesday. (more...)
Bares Capital Management Inc. Purchases 4663 Shares of Waters Co. (NYSE:WAT)
- January 06, 2018

About 271,720 shares traded. Twst.com's news article titled: "Waters Corporation: Waters Corporation Q4 2017 Financial Results Webcast ..." with publication date: January 02, 2018 was also an interesting one. Ajo Limited Partnership stated it has 0.07% of its portfolio in Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT). King Luther Capital stated it has 0.01% in Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT). (more...)
Intel Acknowledges Chip-Level Security Vulnerability In Processors
- January 06, 2018

Spectre is a bug that breaks the isolation between different applications. Gruss said Meltdown was the more serious problem in the short term but could be decisively stopped with software patches. Intel processors are installed in millions of computers worldwide running every kind of operating system and efforts to fix the security hole may significantly affect performance, reports the Guardian . (more...)
Microsoft's Cortana isn't able to identify songs anymore Microsoft's Cortana isn't able to identify songs anymore
- January 06, 2018

The Groove Music streaming service was killed off at the end of past year, and this was what powered Cortana's recognition chops; so it's not surprising that they don't function any longer. If you are trying to access the service by tapping on the icon, you will now be greeted with a message stating "Song unrecognized", "this service is retired", but "music continues". (more...)
Air Prods & Chems INC (APD) Position Has Upped by Sarasin & Partners Llp
- January 06, 2018

Evercore Trust Comm Na has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB) has risen 43.77% since January 5, 2017 and is uptrending. (NYSE:APD) has "Outperform" rating given on Thursday, March 24 by Credit Suisse. Jefferies maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Thursday, July 13 report. (more...)
Could LGI Homes, Inc. (LGIH) Gain Strenght After Forming Wedge Up Pattern?
- January 06, 2018

Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG) has risen 14.04% since January 5, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.44% the S&P500. The Muzinich & Company holds 187,974 shares with $2.16M value, down from 361,427 last quarter. ValuEngine upgraded shares of LGI Homes from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating in a research report on Saturday, September 30th. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Tuesday, December 6 by Wedbush. (more...)
Industry Responds to Unprecedented CPU Security Vulnerability
- January 06, 2018

Security researchers on Wednesday disclosed a set of security flaws that they said could let hackers steal sensitive information from almost every modern computing device containing chips from Intel Corp, Advanced Micro Devices Inc and ARM Holdings. (more...)
Synergy Pharmaceuticals (SGYP) Downgraded to Market Perform at Oppenheimer Synergy Pharmaceuticals (SGYP) Downgraded to Market Perform at Oppenheimer
- January 06, 2018

Zacks' sales averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that follow Synergy Pharmaceuticals. Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc . The analysts, on average, are forecasting a $7.56 price target, but the stock is already up 47.62% from its recent lows. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink . (more...)
Star Wars Battlefront 2 gets a pink Darth Vader mod Star Wars Battlefront 2 gets a pink Darth Vader mod
- January 06, 2018

Though we do understand that gamers might want to keep Vader in his usual color range, we also understand why some gamers would respond this way after the backlash against Star Wars Battlefront II's microtransaction methods. It took Double Damage around 2-3 weeks to put the video together, using assets "cobbled together from a variety of sources" ( Rebel Galaxy players will recognise some of the UI on show here). (more...)
With Disney deal, your Fox TV favorites remain safe… for now With Disney deal, your Fox TV favorites remain safe… for now
- January 06, 2018

Disney will soon own things like The Simpsons and Family Guy , but non-Fox produced shows that air on the network are a big question mark. "Fox Broadcasting Shows will continue to be on FBC", Chairman and CEO Dana Walden told reporters Thursday in Pasadena. (more...)