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Apple releases new security update to protect Safari against the Spectre attack

The so-called Spectre vulnerability, which affects devices with certain Intel, AMD and ARM chips, allowed hackers to access information previously considered secure, one of the design flaws Intel and Google researchers disclosed last week .

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Bringing it all together with Google Pay

According to Google, combining both the services will result in the faster checkout process. Google seems to have finally owned up to the fact that there is fierce competition in the mobile payments market, and that it will have to bring all its payments technology under one product to compete well.

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GoPro confirms layoffs, exit from drone business

GoPro wasted little time Monday confirming what many had expected about the sport-camera maker, and said it will slash its workforce and admitting that its effort to get into the drone business was a flop. On Monday, investors didn't seem too pleased by the déjà vu, sending GoPro's stock down 32 percent immediately following the company's news release.

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LG Unveils Compact 4K UHD Projector with HDR Support

With CES coming up next week, we are expecting a lot of announcements from many companies throughout the tech world. Other 4K projectors are about twice as large as this device. Taking care of the projector's lens is also as easy as pie thanks to the Mirror Reflector that doubles as a lens cover. You'll have to use HDMI to send a video signal to the HU80KA, but it also has USB and Ethernet ports for added connectivity.

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Sony announces Xperia XA2 Ultra, Xperia XA2 and Xperia L2 phones

The images above have the fingerprint sensor mounted on the power button itself, which is a usual for Sony flagships, but also something that's not so welcomed in the US. Sony smartphone XA2 will get a screen 5.2 inches Full HD , and the version of XA2 Ultra will feature a panel of 6 inches with the same resolution.

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Macs and iOS devices also affected by Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities

The two vulnerabilities in modern chip design could allow attackers to bypass system protections to read sensitive information, such as passwords, from memory. Intel is at the center of the problem because it supplies the processors used in numerous world's PCs. " Apple , Amazon , Google and Microsoft are among those reporting that they are seeing little to no performance impact".

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Burnout Paradise Remastered Japan Release Revealed for March

Several reports lately have been painting the picture that Burnout Paradise HD will be arriving in March. Hey hey you you, I don't like your Burnout , no way no way, I think you need a new one. However, during that time, the Brazilian site GamePress provided listings not just for a PS4 version but also for an Xbox One version. It's easy to imagine EA might be eying up Burnout as a replacement, and would want to try and test the water first with a remaster.

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Samsung unveils the 'TV of your dreams'

Samsung still presented the new modular product the way TVs are traditionally being shown off at CES: with an ours is bigger than theirs attitude. Those who will opt for smaller, more "conventional" Samsung TVs also have something to look forward to.

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Nissan Online Newsroom: Nissan Brain-to-Vehicle technology redefines future of driving

Nissan aims to create cars that are managed in autopilot mode. The Brain-to-Vehicle system comprises of a driver's headset. To do this, they read the signals directly from the brain of the driver. However, the technology B2V doing the opposite. Exec veep Daniele Schillaci said, in a company statement, that humans could use "signals from their own brain to make the drive even more exciting and enjoyable".

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Microchip Meltdown As Experts Uncover Serious Flaws

Experts say the disclosure of the critical flaws underscores the need to keep up with software updates and security patches and highlights the role independent research plays in prodding tech companies to minimize security weaknesses. Apple's statement comes just two days after it was reported on Wednesday that all Intel chips produced over the last decade feature a design flaw that could put all Windows, Linux and macOS kernels at risk by essentially allowing commonly used programs to read ...

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Year's First Tuna Auction Is On

The highest bidder paid 36.5 million yen for a bluefin tuna - a threatened species - weighing more than 400 kilogrammes (880 pounds) caught off northern Aomori prefecture, according to the market . The shift to a new facility on Tokyo Bay was delayed due to soil contamination at the former gas plant site. Japanese are the biggest consumers of the torpedo-shaped bluefin tuna, and surging consumption here and overseas has led to overfishing of the species.

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Tag: Samsung Notebook 7 Spin 2018

Samsung has announced a new version of Notebook 7 Spin that comes packed with a quad-core eight-gen Intel Core i5 processor. Availability: The Samsung Notebook 7 Spin (2018) will be available in select countries starting in the first quarter of 2018 in the U.S.

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Splatoon-Themed Joy-Cons Are Coming to the United States

Nintendo Switch owners in the United States are about to get new Joy-Con controller options without having to purchase an entirely new system. A firm release date wasn't given, but this is better than nothing. Nintendo didn't announce a price for the green and pink Switch controllers, but most existing colors retail for $79.99 for the left and right Joy-Cons bundled together or $49.99 for one or the other.

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Mark Zuckerberg Says He's Focused On Fixing Facebook's Serious Problems

At the time, the US economy was in the midst of recession and Facebook, then five years old, wasn't profitable. His 2018 task might be the most ambitious yet: Fix Facebook Inc. In one particularly gruesome instance, a man in Thailand broadcast himself killing his 11-month-old daughter on Facebook before committing suicide.

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Facebook to bring Instagram stories to WhatsApp

The official rollout of the feature may happen soon, however, the timeline for the same hasn't been disclosed yet. Instagram recently confirmed the testing of a tool to cross-post Stories as a WhatsApp status. "We are always testing ways to improve the experience on Instagram and make it easier to share any moment with the people who matter to you", said a Facebook spokesperson.

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Nintendo Switch Becomes Fastest Selling Home Console in the US

It's turned more than a few heads in interest as many of these features seem like a huge leap for the Switch, especially the online lobbies which shown here would be quite an impressive upgrade for Nintendo. Of the first-party titles released thus far, Super Mario Odyssey has the strongest attachment rate at 60 percent, followed by The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at 55 percent and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at 50 percent.

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1dead, 7 missing in J&K avalanche

The driver Zahoor Ahmad Khan son of Maqsood Ahmad Khan of Chetarkote Karnah jumped in the nick of time while as vehicle was swept away and six persons are missing. The Beacon officer died after snow avalanche swept his vehicle off the road at the Sadhna Top. The missing people were reportedly on their way from Kupwara to Karnah in a Tata Sumo.

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Manafort sues over Russian Federation probe, claiming Mueller exceeded authority

The suit adds that Mueller exceeded his authority by focusing on Manafort's "offshore business dealings that date back to as early as 2005 - about a decade before the Trump presidential campaign launched". Manafort's attorneys claimed that the counts Manafort is facing fall outside of what should have been the acceptable scope for Mueller's probe and should essentially be dismissed.

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Twitter Says World Leaders Like Trump Have Special Status

The protests come in response to Trump's tweet regarding a nuclear button that is "bigger and more powerful" than the North Korean leader's. We review Tweets by leaders within the political context that defines them, and enforce our rules accordingly.

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Samsung Galaxy X with pressure sensitive display revealed in a patent

Reliance Jio users will have to recharge with the company's Rs 299 monthly plan consecutively for 24 months, to become eligible for the cashback. It comes with a non-slip pattern design for easy grip. The Galaxy On5 Pro boasts an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. "Consumer-centric innovation is at the forefront of our business".

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Sophisticated Android banking trojan targeted 232 banking & cryptocurrency apps

The way it works is by sending out pop-ups for the users to enter their login and password, posing as the Uber app. Read user reviews and comments outside the app store. The deep linking routes the user to a specific content within the app. Symantec as found that the attackers have used deep links to pull the actual location information of the users from Uber .

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Monster Hunter World Gets Elder Dragons, DLC Details and Third Beta Date

Forgive us for stating the obvious, but this is technically news, so here we are. Over the years, a large number of multiplatform titles debuted on the PC at a much later date and a growing number of PC gamers simply can't understand why. We quite enjoyed hunting monsters in the bright, stylized world of Dauntless when we got our hands on it at the end of previous year. After the initial release at the end of January players can expect "regular content updates" bringing back some iconic ...

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Paladins Announces Team Based Battle Royale Mode

One of them is Hi-Rez Studios who has just announced that its free-to-play title, Paladins , will receive a battle royale mode in 2018. Much like the underlying game, Paladins: Battlegrounds will rely on hero powers. Paladins: Battlegrounds will offer an unconventional twist on the increasingly popular battle royale genre. While we don't have official gameplay available (yet), the new mode will be available in 2018 for free to anyone who plays Paladins which is now available on PC, ...

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Apple's App Store Has A Record Breaking Holiday Season

Consumers spent more than $890m over the seven days starting on Christmas Eve. Nearly three in 10 (29.0%) game developers considered app store promotions a priority for growing audiences. And with Apple's growing emphasis on Augmented Reality , there are now 2,000 ARKit enabled apps on the shelves. Over 500,000,000 people visit the App Store ever week.

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Bankrupt peripherals company Mad Catz is making a comeback

Mad Catz products are created to appeal to gamers of all abilities and across multiple platforms including in-home gaming consoles, handheld gaming consoles, Windows® PC and Mac® computers, smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices. Mad Catz will be showing off new gaming mice, keyboards, and headsets at CES 2018. The company has been a permanent fixture in gaming for nearly three decades and we firmly believe it's best days lie ahead.

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Sony Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Ultra, Xperia L images and specifications leaked

And to do that it is planning to launch at least three new smartphones in 2018, reports Venturebeat . As far as the specs are concerned, the Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra are all set to feature an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor which has been clocked at 2.2GHz.

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Amazon, Google cut speaker prices in market share contest

The companies that are teaming up with Amazon's voice assistant plan on going beyond the microwave oven as they are creating other appliances that link up with Alexa. Amazon is trying to get its Alexa technology everywhere , from Amazon's own devices to third-party products ranging from refrigerators to cars. How to Build an Alexa Gadget! Amazon declined to comment on Echo devices but said in a press release it sold millions of its Echo Dot speakers during the holiday season, making it ...

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Nokia 6 (2018) leak brings us images and spec details

Other connectivity features of the phone include have FM radio, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v5, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, and 3.5mm audio jack. The Nokia 6 which was launched in China on Friday will finally go on sale in India via Amazon India from August 23, 2018. Unfortunately, the Nokia 6 runs on Android Nougat out-of-the-box, although the company has mentioned it is upgradable.

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Samsung finally responds to Galaxy Note 8 battery issue

Yes, the Galaxy S9 could feature dual cameras on the front. However, the fingerprint sensor has been relocated to just below the camera lens. Due to these similarities, current Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 owners may see no reason to update to a new Samsung handset.

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The Biggest PC Games of 2017, According to Steam

The big ones at the top are Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2 , and Rocket League , all of which have become staples of competitive gaming. Valve also compiled the top selling new releases of 2017 , which is broken down by month; the most played games of 2017 ; the top selling VR experiences of 2017 ; and the top early access graduates of 2017 .

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Apple's $29 iPhone Battery Replacement Program Opens Early Amid ThrottleGate Debacle

On December 20, Apple acknowledged that iPhone software has the effect of slowing down some phones with battery problems. These discounted battery replacements are available to iPhone 6 and later models whose battery needs to be replaced.

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'PUBG' On Nintendo Switch? CEO Wants Game On "Every Platform"

But what about PlayStation? A PUBG PS4 release is still on the cards, but when it will happen is anyone's guess. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds was one of the biggest hits of 2017 on the PC and the Xbox One, and the CEO of PUBG Corp .

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Users file lawsuits against Apple for slowing down old iPhones

Apple said that batteries are "consumable components", and that going forward, anyone with an iPhone 6 or later can get a battery replacement for $29. But Apple didn't tell its customers that it had intentionally designed those software updates to slow the devices' processing speed to correct a battery defect.

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Face Unlock Now Available on the OnePlus 5

The dual-SIM smartphone runs OxygenOS 4.7 based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box as of now and comes with a Face Unlock facial recognition as one of is highlight features. OnePlus also updated the Android security patch to December with this beta update. OnePlus has provided its flashing guide to help users easily install the new version.

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Nokia 3310 4G Specifications Surface on Updated TENAA Listing

The phone's specs fall into an entry-level class and to think how heavy the app gets every future update, this phone won't survive months until the user experience some freezing and force closing of apps. According to a report by GizmoChina , apk of the Nokia camera app confirmed these two phones. However, despite the affordability and utility of the Nokia 3310, there are some questions to whether the reduced price is enough of a draw to warrant giving up some basic smartphone features.


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