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"Most Serious" Linux Privilege-Escalation Bug Ever Is Under Active Exploit

According to Dan Rosenberg, senior researcher at Azimuth Security, "It's probably the most serious Linux local privilege escalation ever". But there is an exploit for this vulnerability circulating right now, and, adding to the problem, the bug has been present in the Linux kernel for almost a decade.

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Watch Chance The Rapper's "How Great" Music Video

Chance the Rapper's video for " How Great " makes use of the upright lock feature, displaying vertically for a unique viewing experience on your iPhone. And he's serious about the phone thing, with the black and white video best viewed on your smartphone and with the orientation locked to portrait mode.

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All New Cars Now Have Full Self-Driving Technology, Says Tesla

Tesla expects to reach those milestones in time, which Musk said would be much safer than cars now on roads driven by humans. Tesla said it has since upgraded its software to prevent such an incident again. Tesla was keen to point out it will only enable the new features after " millions of miles of real-world driving" to ensure maximum convenience and safety.

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Nintendo Previews New Portable Game Console

The Wii U features a controller with a tablet-size touchscreen, somewhat similar to the design of the undocked Switch. From what we see in the trailer there are cartridges that go into the top of the device and there are removable controllers that slide off the sides of the screen and enhance the experience.

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Nintendo Introduces The Nintendo Switch

Instead of the PS4's Share button that uses a single button to start and stop in-game video recording, Nintendo's new Switch hybrid console may have two buttons for start and stop. So is the Switch more like the Wii or the 3DS? The Switch is set for release next March . A new Sonic game by the team that created Sonic Colors and Sonic Generations is headed to the Nintendo Switch in 2017 alongside a number of other platforms.

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New MacBook Pro: Apple announces keynote event

Expectations are on the rise as Apple Inc is anticipated to launch the next generation of Macbooks at an event on 27 October. Firstly, Apple could discontinue the 11-inch model, and bulk up the specs of the 13-inch to give consumers a reason to buy one instead of a MacBook.

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IS kills 11 workers at north Iraq power plant

He said that the other two blew themselves up once they were surrounded. USA officials said a US explosive ordnance disposal specialist working with Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga forces died yesterday from wounds inflicted when a roadside bomb exploded north of Mosul .

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NYC mayor: Fatal police shooting `unacceptable'

A neighbor had complained to 911 about an "emotionally disturbed" woman who was roaming the hallway of her apartment building naked while holding a pair of scissors, cops said. The Rev. Al Sharpton called the latest police killing of a black victim by a white officer "atrocious" and said it shows a need for an "overhaul in police training".

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Galaxy Note 7 owners offered $100 buy another Samsung device

Samsung said in a statement that it expected the blow to profit to be in the mid-2 trillion won range in the October-December period and about 1 trillion won (USD 900 million) for the first quarter of 2017. In the U.S., 1.9 million Note 7 phones were subject to the two recalls. On Tuesday, most analysts pegged the cost of the Galaxy Note 7 debacle at about $4 billion, including recall expenses and lost sales.

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Gaming giant unveils its next console

Further details, including the product's price, have yet to be announced. According to a release from Nintendo , the Switch [pictured above] immediately begins running the game on the smaller screen once it's detached from the dock and - surprise! - it's called the Switch Dock.

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Twitter, Spotify suffer outages as United States internet provider reports attack

The sweeping outage is being blamed on a DDOS attack against a Dyn DNS, a service provider based in Manchester, N.H., according to TechCrunch . DNS servers, a key piece of the internet, convert the domain names of websites (like dailydot.com) into computer-readable IP addresses (like 58.188.221.232).

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A number of games have been shown for the Nintendo Switch

While using the Nintendo Switch as a handheld device, players can slide and click the Joy-Con controllers on the side of the display to play. The Wii U-like gamepad, called the "Joy-Con", has detachable pieces. You can see the reveal video below. This does create some interesting quandaries for the future of the Nintendo 3DS. The Nintendo Switch is a brand new next-gen console.

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Google launches Android 7.1 developer preview for recent Nexus devices

The Android 7 .1 Developer Preview is now available to the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Pixel C. Google says that the preview will be offered to more devices in November. Additionally, Google has also launched a new Wallpapers app that brings even more customization to Android phones, as it comes with access to a large collection of high-resolution images from Google Earth, Google+ and other partners, but also with daily wallpapers for home and lock screens.

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Pixel Launcher [APK Download] Now Available on Google Play Store

Google announced the Pixel and Pixel XL at October 4, at the company's first ever "Made by Google" event. After "in the news", the next result is Google again, then Google yet again. Integration with Google: Google Assistant is an artificial intelligence bot that makes use of machine learning and Google's own vast database to schedule reminders, look up facts, search for locations, set alarms, give directions and much more.

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European Olympic body: Hickey's health deteriorating in Rio

The former Soviet republic could face criticism over its human rights record, and has admitted concerns about the cost of hosting the games. The 2019 European Games were originally scheduled to take place in the Netherlands, which pulled out previous year citing financial reasons.

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Meet Nintendo's new console 'Switch'

Here's how it works: At home, your Switch will rest in a dock that connects the system to your TV. Nintendo (NTDOY) on Thursday took the wraps off its next-generation video game console, the Nintendo Switch , which can convert from a living room system into a mobile game device.

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Bears QB Brian Hoyer knocked out with broken left arm

Ty Montgomery was the featured player on the Packers next drive, as he took a draw play 30 yards up the middle and then caught two straight passes to move the chains once again. Let's be clear here: This was not some sort of tour de force performance. The Packers' offense struggled to click in the first half and reluctantly settled for field goals on two occasions.

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Hillary Clinton's 3 debate performances left the Trump campaign in ruins

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton exit the stage after their third and final presidential debate . The billionaire replayed he would "look at it at the time", refusing to give a clear answer. In the same speech, he said he would accept a clear election result but reserved the right to file a legal challenge in the case of a questionable one.

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Reliance launches LYF F1 for Rs 13999

On the hardware front, the LYF F1 sports a 5.5 inch full HD IPS display (1920×1080 pixels resolution, 400ppi) with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. Carrier aggregation is also known to reduce the impact on battery life. Another feature that LYF F1 comes with is the Rich Communication Services where you can customize the calling app and the messaging app to send messages, locations, images, doodles right from within the call.

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Motorola Now Testing Android 7.0 Nougat On Moto G4 Plus In Brazil

In the meantime, Optus is testing the newest Android update for the LG G5 and it's known that the Australian carrier does not have any other tablets or smartphones in their gamma to offer the Android update to at this point. Just yesterday, we told you that the Moto G4 Plus is treated to an Android 7.0 Nougat soak test in Brazil , and now it looks like the global rollout of the new update has started for the Moto G4 series.

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Bears QB Brian Hoyer Suffers Broken Arm In Loss To Packers

Former Wolf Pack running back Don Jackson has been elevated from the Green Bay Packers' practice squad to the active roster for tonight's game against Chicago . The Bears' defense gave him a chance when, for the second-straight week, they didn't allow a first-half touchdown. After the Bears spoiled Brett Favre's Thanksgiving night honor past year, green-clad fans probably found the taunts satisfying.

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Nintendo NX Console: Watch the Reveal Trailer

It is now confirmed that the new " Nintendo Switch " is about to come early next year and eventually released a " Nintendo Switch" video trailer. It is initially called project NX and it is now officially announced as the " Nintendo Switch ".

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Researchers look for more evidence of dinosaurs in Denali

In addition to those fossilized bones, researchers discovered numerous dinosaur trackways, impressions of dinosaurs' footprints. Researchers say the discovery of dinosaur bones in Denali National Park for the first time this summer has opened the door for more remains to be found.

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All Samsung Galaxy Note 7 handsets banned from airline flights in US

Samsung didn't specify which USA airports or how many would be part of the exchange program. Given the Samsung Group's stature within Asia's fourth-largest economy - it accounts for around 17% of gross domestic product (GDP) - the Note 7 debacle has had a national impact.

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MTN says it complied with funds transfer rules in Nigeria

Those expected to appear before the panel also include Dr. Pascal Dozie, Col. Sani Bello (retd.), Dr. Okechukwu Elenemah, Ahmed Dasuki, Gbenga Oyebode, Babatunde Folawiyo and Victor Odili. "We have realised from these preliminary investigations that it is actually outrageously higher than the $13.9 billion". MTN "categorically denies " the claims, its Nigeria unit's CEO, Ferdi Moolman, told lawmakers in Abuja, the capital.

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Sky ready for mobile registration

Pre-registrations for Sky Mobile open up on 31st October. The addition of mobile to its United Kingdom portfolio will help it compete against BT, Virgin Media and TalkTalk, all of whom offer "quad play" already. The move officially means Sky joins BT, Virgin, and TalkTalk as a proper "quad-play" provider, offering customer TV, broadband, landline, and mobile services.

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Gastar Exploration Inc. (GST) Upgraded at Williams Capital

The average volume stands around 0.93 million shares. The Stock shows P/E value of 0 and Forward P/E of 0. The stock's market cap is $125.85 million. The investment community uses this figure to determine a company's size, as opposed to sales or total asset figures.

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US confirms 11th death due to Takata air bags

USA safety regulators confirmed late Thursday an 11th death in the United States caused by a ruptured Takata Corp air bag inflator, the latest fatality tied to the largest ever auto safety recall. The Civic is one of five Honda brands recalled because of the faulty airbags, which were installed in 22 vehicle brands made by 14 automakers. The problem touched off what is now the largest auto recall in US history.

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Nintendo unveils handheld Switch console

As rumored, Nintendo's new console will be a combination of portable and home console . In this version, the controller can be used much like a classic system, with grips and buttons on both sides. "It gives game developers new abilities to bring their creative visions to life by opening up the concept of gaming without boundaries". Nintendo has revealed that its next games machine will be a handheld, portable device that doubles up as a home console .

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NKorea intermediate range missile failed

A man watches a TV news program showing a file image of missile launch conducted by North Korea , at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul , South Korea , Oct. Other analysts question the potential basing of U.S. Air Force bombers to American bases in South Korea. "Obviously our powerful nuclear deterrence could wipe the Blue House [South Korea's presidential office] and the White House, which are dens of iniquity, from the map", the newspaper threatened.

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Android Nougat 7.1 release date, updates

If you were hoping to pick up a 128GB version of the new Google Pixel XL smartphone at your local Verizon Wireless store tomorrow (Oct. 20), you are out of luck. Another new app that Google has debuted today is a new wallpaper picker. If they release the developer preview tomorrow, then Pixel and Pixel XL are the first devices to run Android Nougat 7.1.

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Hillary Clinton Addresses WikiLeaks Hack at Debate - and Blames Russia

The Democratic nominee, sensing she had hit a sore point, went on the offensive, arguing that Russian President Vladimir Putin "has a very clear favorite in this race" because Trump has been willing to support "break [ing] up North Atlantic Treaty Organisation".

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Nintendo finally reveals their new gaming system, Nintendo Switch

As reported in a slew of rumours before this announcement, the Switch merges the handheld and home console businesses of Nintendo for the first time. The Switch seems to handle multiplayer even in its smallest forms, showing us an entire Splatoon team playing with each other in a circle on the floor.

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Nintendo reveals new console, Nintendo Switch

According to the EnGadget , Nintendo made a statement that the project NX will be a combination of portable and desktop console. But by lifting the Switch from the gaming dock, it will reportedly transition instantly to portable mode with a high-resolution display.

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I'll accept election results 'if I win'

LAS VEGAS-Republican Donald Trump on Wednesday said he might reject the outcome of the USA presidential election on November 8 should he lose, an unprecedented challenge to a cornerstone of American democracy. Chris Acker, 67, who attended a Trump rally in OH on Thursday said he was not bothered by the candidate's unwillingness to say he would accept the result.