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Intel patches processor flaw that left millions of PCs vulnerable Intel patches processor flaw that left millions of PCs vulnerable
- November 23, 2017

Intel says the bugs may affect PCs, servers, and IoT platforms. Following the discovery, the company has made a Detection Tool available for both Windows and Linux users to check their device's vulnerability . The flaws are potentially very risky if an attacker successfully exploited them because they would allow the attacker to run malware that's invisible to the operating system. (more...)
ProPublica: Facebook advertisers can still discriminate by race ProPublica: Facebook advertisers can still discriminate by race
- November 23, 2017

Earlier this year, Facebook vowed to increase enforcement to prevent discriminatory advertising on the social media site. After the first ProPublica report came out, Facebook began using artificial intelligence to identify ads for housing, jobs or financial offers. (more...)
Xiaomi launching a new smartphone in India on November 30 Xiaomi launching a new smartphone in India on November 30
- November 23, 2017

So far, most of the smartphones from Xiaomi that launch in India are first launched in China and then renamed for the Indian audience and unveiled in India. The Redmi 5A gets its strength from decent 3,000 mAh battery and runs on Android Nougat operating system wrapped under MIUI 9. The phone packs 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage with an option to expand storage up to 128GB with microSD. (more...)
2018 iPhones to Feature Faster Modems From Intel and Qualcomm 2018 iPhones to Feature Faster Modems From Intel and Qualcomm
- November 23, 2017

The report adds the 2018 iPhone models will come with Intel's XMM 7560 and Qualcomm's SDX 20 chips and that Intel will be supplying almost 70 to 80 percent of the chips, while the rest will be supplied by Qualcomm. That makes sense, since Apple is now locked in a bitter legal dispute with Qualcomm, but it also means that Intel must be close to shipping a baseband modem that can handle advanced LTE technologies. (more...)
Soldier, militant killed as Army foils infiltration bid Soldier, militant killed as Army foils infiltration bid
- November 23, 2017

Army officials on Sunday said that 190 militants have been killed in operations and 110 of them were foreign militants. The encounter broke out at Choken Post in Keran sector near the Line of Control (LoC) at about 7.30 a.m. The Indian Army is busy in search operations to sanitize the area and look for militants, if any. "The operation in the area is going on", Colonel Kalia said. (more...)
Senate to investigate EFCC, DSS clash Senate to investigate EFCC, DSS clash
- November 23, 2017

EFCC's attempt to arrest Ekpeyong on Tuesday in Abuja was resisted by men of the DSS. "In my opinion, could it be that the EFCC did not get the right document to effect arrest and if they did, our investigation will reveal, " he said. It added that, "The suspect in question is not a serving officer of the DSS, which makes this action particularly reprehensible". According to one of the sources, operatives of the anti-graft agency had hardly arrived the No 46 Mamman Nasir, Asokoro residence ... (more...)
U.S. stocks end mixed amid Fed minutes, economic data U.S. stocks end mixed amid Fed minutes, economic data
- November 23, 2017

The markets also witnessed low volumes ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday. The minutes, however, also highlighted concern among some of the members over the inflation outlook, with the emphasis placed on economic data in determining the timing of future rate rises. (more...)
YouTube now available on Amazon Echo Show again YouTube now available on Amazon Echo Show again
- November 23, 2017

The first iteration of YouTube on the Echo Show missed some functionality - for example, an Echo Show user couldn't subscribe to channels or see related videos. Amazon said at the time that the reason it pulled the app from the Show was because it had violated Google's terms of service with its implementation of YouTube. (more...)
Best Black Friday deals from Amazon Best Black Friday deals from Amazon
- November 22, 2017

For the last decade, the revolutionary device has changed the way people read and interact with their books. The discounts will be spread across all the devices including Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Plus, Fire Tablets and also the Kindles. The tablet also comes with optional accessory including a protective cover. Complete with Word Wise and Vocabulary Builder tools, it's the ideal gift for young readers who are just starting their life-long love affair with books. (more...)
PS4 Black Friday 2017: The cheapest PS4 games, bundles, accessories and more PS4 Black Friday 2017: The cheapest PS4 games, bundles, accessories and more
- November 22, 2017

Top 100 Amazon Black Friday 2017 Deals Shop today's best 100 Amazon Black Friday Deals. Topic Reviews tracks the price of a host of consumer electronics, popular gadgets and home products during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales week. (more...)
Democratic FCC Commissioner sides with keeping net neutrality rules Democratic FCC Commissioner sides with keeping net neutrality rules
- November 22, 2017

Trump, a Republican, expressed his opposition to net neutrality in 2014 before the regulations were even implemented, calling it a "power grab" by Obama. To make matters worse, the commenting period that was to allow Americans to share their thoughts and feedback on the FCC's proposal to remove net neutrality rules may have been corrupted by what NY attorney general Eric Schneiderman called "fake comments". (more...)
Surface Book 2 Battery Discharges When the Laptop is Plugged in Surface Book 2 Battery Discharges When the Laptop is Plugged in
- November 22, 2017

It seems, however, that Microsoft may have artificially leveled the playing field a bit by giving the Surface Book 2 a handicap. "In some intense, prolonged gaming scenarios with Power Mode Slider set to "best performance" the battery may discharge while connected to the power supply", a Microsoft spokesperson told The Verge . (more...)
Jack Maynard Apologises After Past Racist Tweets Are Found Online Jack Maynard Apologises After Past Racist Tweets Are Found Online
- November 22, 2017

Then yesterday things worsened for the 22-year-old when nude photos, allegedly of Jack, were leaked online. The younger brother of British pop sensation Conor Maynard , 25, was taken out of the Australian jungle earlier this week, it was confirmed in a statement to MailOnline on Tuesday. (more...)
Apple has acquired mixed reality headset developer Vrvana for $30M Apple has acquired mixed reality headset developer Vrvana for $30M
- November 22, 2017

A new report this week adds fuel to the rumors that Apple is building its own augmented reality headset . Amid rumours claiming Apple is working on a branded augmented reality headset, a report recently claims the tech giant has bolstered its AR hardware team with the purchase Canadian startup Vrvana. (more...)
Now you can ask to join a friend's Instagram live video Now you can ask to join a friend's Instagram live video
- November 22, 2017

Instagram will finally allow you the ability to join your friend when they go live, remotely. The screen will split like a game screen, horizontally when you join the feed. Once you finish broadcasting, you can choose to share it with others through Stories or discard it. These updates are available for iOS in the Apple App Store and for Android in Google Play. (more...)
Facebook Messenger now lets you send images in 4k resolution Facebook Messenger now lets you send images in 4k resolution
- November 22, 2017

Facebook reports that its Messenger users trade around 17 billion photos every single month, so it's understandable that a few of those folks would like to send images that are a few steps above your average meme in quality. Facebook also mentioned that the high-resolution photos will not take more time to deliver. Well, there is no need of describing as you clearly see that 4K photos have way clearer and sharper detail. (more...)
Here's Gotenks in Dragon Ball FighterZ Here's Gotenks in Dragon Ball FighterZ
- November 22, 2017

As for the Arcade Mode , there are different ranks and difficulties to choose from, and you'll need to maintain a win streak to get a high score. Gotenks is the first Fusion Dance character to be seen in Dragon Ball . Gohan doesn't have the same passion that Goku has for fighting, engaging in battle only when it's necessary to help defend Earth and the lives of those closest to him. (more...)
Uber concealed 2016 hack affecting 57 million users, drivers Uber concealed 2016 hack affecting 57 million users, drivers
- November 22, 2017

The attack occurred in October of 2016, and Uber learned of it a month later. Bloomberg reported that Uber Chief Security Officer Joseph Sullivan and one of his deputies had been ousted in connection with the breach. Khosrowshahi writes that the company took "immediate steps to secure the data and shut down further unauthorized access by the individuals" once it knew about the hack, and obtained "assurances that the downloaded data had been destroyed" by the individuals who downloaded it. (more...)
Tyronn Lue exhausted of questions about LeBron James' minutes Tyronn Lue exhausted of questions about LeBron James' minutes
- November 21, 2017

You know, he's figured out, let's just dispose of these teams and get me rest. - Yeah. I hear about that all the time, but I played with Michael Jordan . The Cavs (10-7) will look to extend their five-game hot streak when they host the Nets on Thursday morning (AEDT). Indeed, it's not the Cavs' plan to play LeBron so much, but he gives them their best chance to win when he's on the court. (more...)
Bali volcano spews smoke and ash again Bali volcano spews smoke and ash again
- November 21, 2017

An active volcano on the resort island of Bali was spewing ash and sulfuric acid vapors on Tuesday, raising fears of an eruption for the first time in more than 50 years, according to officials of indonesia . Agung has been rumbling intermittently since August. The last eruption of mount Agung dates back to 1963 and was then made almost 1,600 people dead in total. (more...)

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