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Apple Apologises For Slowing Iphones, Offers Discounted Batteries Apple Apologises For Slowing Iphones, Offers Discounted Batteries
- January 09, 2018

Apple has limited the processor speed on these phones to prevent this from happening. Additional models will be affected in future. The iOS 10.2.1 update had tweaks to downgrade the processor's performance on iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE devices. (more...)
Asus Zenfone Max Plus Announced With Big Battery & Dual-Lens Rear Camera Asus Zenfone Max Plus Announced With Big Battery & Dual-Lens Rear Camera
- January 09, 2018

The phone carries nearly all the latest and most advanced features to explore the world of technology well. ASUS Malaysia will announce the winners on 23 January 2018 (Tuesday) on both social platforms so do keep an eye out. It also has a rather disappointing MT6750T chipset and Android 7.0 Nougat. On the camera front, the device offers a dual rear cameras at the back panel. (more...)
Karnataka girl kills self after moral policing by BJP activitists Karnataka girl kills self after moral policing by BJP activitists
- January 09, 2018

According to Annamalai, "There was a photo in which the girl is with a boy from another community and a lot of people have circulated this photo creating aspersions on the girl so we are also trying to find whoever has sent the photo to this girl by making any comment which would have hurt her to take this extreme step". (more...)
Razer's Project Linda imagines a laptop dock for the Razer Phone Razer's Project Linda imagines a laptop dock for the Razer Phone
- January 09, 2018

Previous year it was the fantastic triple-screened Project Valerie laptop and a "room scale" projector going by the name of Project Ariana. Razer's current prototype is created to fit the company's own smartphone, but since it connects via USB-C, Project Linda could eventually work with any phone that uses such a port, theoretically speaking. (more...)
BlackBerry Mobile to unveil BlackBerry Mobile to unveil "at least" two new phones in 2018
- January 09, 2018

When asked whether BlackBerry Mobile would push to grow its presence by releasing a low-priced device, Hurn said one of the phones planned for this year would cost more than the other without specifying the price gap. While it is unclear what these new smartphones will be or offer, one thing for certain is that they are going to be smartphones which place a focus on their security benefits. (more...)
SKAGEN goes touchscreen with Android Wear Falster Smartwatch SKAGEN goes touchscreen with Android Wear Falster Smartwatch
- January 09, 2018

Front and centre is a 1.19-inch OLED display with 390 x 390 resolution and an ambient light sensor to help preserve battery life when the watch isn't being used. Each has a distinct look, with the black version coming with a leather strap at the starting price, and the silver/rose gold options arriving for $295 with a nice mesh strap that looks like a milanese loop. (more...)
Wi-Fi Alliance announces WPA3 security protocol for protecting wireless devices Wi-Fi Alliance announces WPA3 security protocol for protecting wireless devices
- January 09, 2018

The problems exposed by KRACK were patched, although issues with DEAUTH attacks and other weaknesses remain. When it lands later this year, WPA3 will offer new features to simplify and enhance security for users and service providers on personal and enterprise networks, the body claimed. (more...)
Apple releases new security update to protect Safari against the Spectre attack Apple releases new security update to protect Safari against the Spectre attack
- January 09, 2018

All compatible machines can download the supplemental update for free from the Mac App Store, and a Safari 11.0.2 update is available for Macs running OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 and macOS Sierra 10.12.6. Almost 23 years later, it turns out that was a bad idea. The bug seems to affect multiple devices on the market including almost every Apple device. The Spectre design flaw was reported last week by security researchers from Google's Project Zero team, though the flaw was actually known ... (more...)
Meltdown fix is bricking AMD devices, Microsoft says Meltdown fix is bricking AMD devices, Microsoft says
- January 09, 2018

Microsoft has stopped Windows updates meant to patch the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities on AMD powered computers. It is installed automatically through Windows Update. The update was delivered through Windows Update to a "quite pre-historic" computer, specifically running on the AMD Athlon X2 6000+, which was released a decade ago. (more...)
Samsung debuts 146-in TV wall for the home Samsung debuts 146-in TV wall for the home
- January 09, 2018

These areas gave guests at First Look 2018 the chance to get hands-on Samsung's most exciting innovations in TV. Dubbed " The Wall ", there's no promise of it showing up as a consumer model during 2018: instead it's now just a concept model created to make a visual impact at the show. (more...)
Philips' new kitchen TV takes on the Echo Show with Google Assistant Philips' new kitchen TV takes on the Echo Show with Google Assistant
- January 09, 2018

CES 2018 is officially under way and Google has set up camp. There's no Google Assistant device with a screen like the Echo Show, but Philips has hacked together the next best thing at CES this year, grafting a 24-inch Android TV panel onto a Bluetooth speaker with an integrated microphone that's meant to live on your kitchen counter. (more...)
Journalists exposing Aadhaar breach deserve an award, not investigation: Snowden Journalists exposing Aadhaar breach deserve an award, not investigation: Snowden
- January 09, 2018

If the government were truly concerned for justice, they would be reforming the policies that destroyed the privacy of a billion Indians. Want to arrest those responsible? "The journalists exposing the #Aadhaar breach deserve an award, not an investigation. (more...)
Samsung foldable smartphone production to start in November? Samsung foldable smartphone production to start in November?
- January 09, 2018

Samsung is planning to start manufacturing its first foldable phone in November 2018 and the device will feature a massive, 7.3-inch OLED display, according to industry sources venting for Korean publication ET News . Samsung is now working on producing the display panel for this smartphone and is taking every aspect seriously so that the device works properly when it's folded and unfolded. (more...)
Facebook reaches music licensing deal with Sony
- January 09, 2018

Facebook and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced a multi-year licensing deal today that lets people upload and share video from Sony/ATV artists on Facebook , Instagram and the Oculus Rift platform. "We are looking forward to a long and prosperous relationship". In 2016, it had supposedly begun work on a tool to hunt infringing videos similar to YouTube's Content ID system. (more...)
Qualcomm confirms its hardware is affected by Meltdown & Spectre Qualcomm confirms its hardware is affected by Meltdown & Spectre
- January 09, 2018

These problems are not just limited to Intel products, with AMD and ARM processors also being at risk. They said the flaws were discovered a year ago. In theory, Spectre and Meltdown could enable a user to "access kernel level memory access, exposing critical information that would be stored there, like system passwords", said Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra. (more...)
Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) EPS Estimated At $1.94 Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) EPS Estimated At $1.94
- January 09, 2018

Leavell Investment Management Inc. now owns 394 shares of the e-commerce giant's stock valued at $381,000 after buying an additional 1 shares in the last quarter. Its up 0.06, from 1.04 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 73 investors sold AMZN shares while 549 reduced holdings. About 1.04M shares traded. Moreover, Franklin Res has 0.57% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. (more...)
Wal (WMT) Stake Has Lifted by Lord Abbett & Company
- January 09, 2018

This repurchase authorization permits the retailer to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Srb Corp reported 2,214 shares. Gabalex Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Wal for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $296.62 billion market cap company. (more...)
Intel CEO dives straight into Spectre, Meltdown at CES keynote
- January 09, 2018

Information about the security vulnerabilities became public only last week , months after Krzanich dumped the vast majority of his stock on the unknowing public. That was made perfectly clear the moment he turned his remarks to the two elephant-sized vulnerabilities in the room: Spectre and Meltdown . Currently, Microsoft already released security updates for Windows users and is now working on securing its cloud computing services. (more...)
Hisense offers up OLED, ULED for TV choices Hisense offers up OLED, ULED for TV choices
- January 09, 2018

Thankfully, they also appear to have put some work into improving the user experience, boasting that their newer models will not only boot up to 2.5X faster than current models, but also offering a new mobile app - for both iOS and Android - that would act as a virtual remote control. (more...)
Sony's new headphones include wireless noise-canceling sports models Sony's new headphones include wireless noise-canceling sports models
- January 09, 2018

We're unlikely to have the same issues with Sony's upcoming lineup of sports-focussed headphones, which combine an IPX4 rating, as well as a fitness-focussed design that sees them use a set of silicon tips to secure themselves firmly in your ears. (more...)
Lenovo's Refreshed ThinkPad X1 Lineup Supports Amazon Alexa And Dolby Vision HDR Lenovo's Refreshed ThinkPad X1 Lineup Supports Amazon Alexa And Dolby Vision HDR
- January 09, 2018

Lenovo isn't saying anything about the possibility of HDR10 support. High-powered "creative" or "gaming" laptops can opt for a higher Wattage model which brings extra speed at the expense of battery life . The ThinkPad the X380 Yoga will come packed with an Active Pen and an IR camera with Windows Hello support, starting at $1,459 (approximately Rs 92,500). (more...)
OS makers and Intel have to fix design flaw OS makers and Intel have to fix design flaw
- January 09, 2018

Sort of. While Meltdown can be patched , Spectre will be much more hard to defend against long-term because of the way that CPUs are designed - and that's worrying, because it's the vulnerability that affects a far wider range of chips. (more...)
HP announces an Intel version of its Envy x2 tablet HP announces an Intel version of its Envy x2 tablet
- January 09, 2018

The Intel model is largely the same as the Qualcomm Envy x2, including a fanless design with LTE. Other notable features on this Windows 10 convertible are listed below. HP first introduced Pavilion Wave at IFA 2016 targeting customers who want a PC that can fit into small places, the new offering is a handsome and compact design with the power of a full-sized desktop. (more...)
Destiny 2 Crimson Days Event Could Be Coming in February Destiny 2 Crimson Days Event Could Be Coming in February
- January 09, 2018

Our datamining friends have once again dug up this leak by digging through the game's files with the latest update. According to *data mined from the Destiny 2 files, Guardians will be treated to new ornaments for exotic weapons. Though Destiny 2 has yet to have a Crimson Day event (since it only released in September), fans of the original Destiny will know the Valentine's Day-themed event well. (more...)
Qualcomm Claims Its New Chip Will Triple Battery Life On Wireless Headphones Qualcomm Claims Its New Chip Will Triple Battery Life On Wireless Headphones
- January 09, 2018

Qualcomm's Low Power Bluetooth Audio SoC QCC5100 will likely power the next generation of wireless earbuds. The Bluetooth chipset comes with dual mode radio, low power audio and application subsystems along with built in active noise cancellation (ANC). (more...)
USA: Hyundai to launch next-gen electric vehicle at CES 2018 USA: Hyundai to launch next-gen electric vehicle at CES 2018
- January 09, 2018

These features include a new wide-angle camera on both sides of Nexo that provide the driver a view of blind spots in the gauge cluster. Fuel-cell stacks are sometimes referred to as "refillable batteries", because they produce current that is used to run the same sort of electric motors as a battery-car. (more...)
CES 2018: Samsung's new smart refrigerator has AKG speakers built CES 2018: Samsung's new smart refrigerator has AKG speakers built
- January 09, 2018

For those not familiar with Bixby , it is Samsung's answer to Siri, Alexa, .Cortana. New products shown by Samsung included a digital white board called Flip, a 146-inch modular TV called "The Wall", and a new version of its Notebook 9 laptop that works with the S-Pen from Samsung's mobile devices. (more...)
Intel will patch all recent chips by the end of January Intel will patch all recent chips by the end of January
- January 09, 2018

Meltdown , in particular, affects almost every Intel processor, including the chips used in laptops and servers. In many ways, given the news of the past week, it might have been more striking if he didn't address the issue. In regards to having this issue resolved entirely, "Intel will update 90% of the previous five years of products in a week", this is a large call, over the course of five years Intel has been inside millions of products, it's great to hear how fast they have acted on this. (more...)
BMW Figured Out How to Refuel While Tandem Drifting BMW Figured Out How to Refuel While Tandem Drifting
- January 09, 2018

Johan Schwartz, who set the previous world record, will pilot a 2018 BMW M5 in the record attempt. Since BMW decided that fuel stops are for the weak and modifying the auto with a larger fuel tank would be boring too, the task called for some tandem drifting. (more...)
One Google Home Device Is Sold Every Second: Google One Google Home Device Is Sold Every Second: Google
- January 09, 2018

Google will be showcasing its products at CES this week in Las Vegas. One of the biggest holiday shopping season is behind us, and Google seems to be proud of how well its products performed since mid-October. One is directly through Home Control , which is easily recognizable by the fact that all the devices imported show up in a list, you can assign them to rooms, you can use regular voice commands to trigger them, and the same Assistant voice will answer you back. (more...)