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Windows emergency Meltdown patch

Windows emergency Meltdown patch More precisely, this is how Meltdown and Spectre patches are going to affect Microsoft's products, as detailed today by Terry Myerson, Executive Vice President of the Windows and Devices Group. The problem was no doubt exacerbated by vendors rushing to ship even basic mitigations for the Meltdown and Spectre flaws (see Meltdown and Spectre: Patches and Workarounds Appear ). [Full Article...]

New Made-in-Israel Intel WiFi Chip is 40% Faster

New Made-in-Israel Intel WiFi Chip is 40% Faster The Wi-Fi Alliance is still hammering out an official specification for 802.11ax. It will also increase average throughput per user by four times in congested locations. Any household with lots of devices connected to a central router would benefit from 802.11ax, as well. The firm's 802.11ax home chipsets are designed with the always-connected nature of our current lifestyles in mind, allowing u... [Full Article...]

Hyundai NEXO proves hydrogen fuel cells still have potential

Hyundai NEXO proves hydrogen fuel cells still have potential The Nexo includes some active-safety features and driver aids meant to add to its high-tech allure, including a self-driving system that will guide the auto within a lane-seemingly similar to the ProPilot Assist system for Level 2 autonomy offered on the 2018 Nissan Leaf. [Full Article...]

Xbox One 'Do not Disturb' feature now in testing

Xbox One 'Do not Disturb' feature now in testing Selecting the " Do Not Disturb " option will change your online status and thus avoid being distracted by the notifications that appear on the screen. The community feed will be tweaked so the most recent comments will be displayed first, and players will also be able to see who has liked their comments . [Full Article...]

Razer release Project Linda - a laptop that your phone powers

Razer release Project Linda - a laptop that your phone powers The 13.3-inch display is a Quad HD touchscreen with 120 Hz refresh rate. When the phone has been docked, you can start using the display as a touchpad, which is a great feature and because the display size is already big, the trackpad area can be equivalent to a 2016 or 2017 MacBook Pro notebook's overly sized trackpad. [Full Article...]

Lenovo Mirage Solo is a standalone VR headset, Daydream capable

Lenovo Mirage Solo is a standalone VR headset, Daydream capable Once it becomes available, it'll be very interesting to see how it compares to other VR headsets on the market since it's one of the first standalone VR headsets in the market. There's no word on pricing or specific availability for either Lenovo or Yi's VR180 cameras . The Mirage headset is slated for a second-quarter release. [Full Article...]

U.S. investors urge Apple to address phone addiction among youth

U.S. investors urge Apple to address phone addiction among youth They can restrict app usage, access to website and movies and more. About Making Comments on our Site: Patently Apple reserves the right to post, dismiss or edit any comments. The letter cited work by Jean Twenge, a psychology professor at San Diego State University who has written a book called iGen , about what she has called troubling trends in teens feeling isolated, depressed and helpl... [Full Article...]

Apple Patches MacOS, iOS, Safari Against Spectre Attack

Attention iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch users: Apple released an important iOS update for the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities that you need to get now. Spectre affects all Intel and ARM-based chips, as well as some AMD ones. Intel chips are used in around 90% of the world's personal devices. That was made perfectly clear the moment he turned his remarks to the two elephant-sized... [Full Article...]

Cyber Attack Hits Firms Connected With Winter Olympics

Cyber Attack Hits Firms Connected With Winter Olympics An email campaign, conducted between December 22 and 28 last month, sent infected documents to Olympic associations from an email that was created to appear as though it came from South Korean authorities, analysts with McAfee's Advanced Threat Research division found. [Full Article...]

Doogee V - stylish clone Apple iPhone X

Doogee V - stylish clone Apple iPhone X The company is expanding its presence to other markets very quickly, and we might see it launching smartphones in the Indian market too, very soon. Dear readers, we have a new smartphone brand from Spain to be more widely used in the market: Doogee , and today, January 6, it has officially announced its new Android phone Doogee V. [Full Article...]

Parliamentary Wi-Fi used in 24000 bids to access porn

Parliamentary Wi-Fi used in 24000 bids to access porn According to a Parliamentary spokesperson porn sites are blocked on the network, and that most attempts to access porn are not deliberate. There has been a dramatic drop off in the number of requests to porn sites, from 113,208 attempts in 2016, down from 213,020 the previous year. [Full Article...]

Oculus Go built by Xiaomi, packs Qualcomm Snapdragon 821

Oculus Go built by Xiaomi, packs Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 We now know that the device - as well as Xiaomi's VR headset - feature Qualcomm's Snapdragon 821 Mobile VR Platform. Facebook Inc. and Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi Corp. To recap, Oculus Go was announced by Oculus and Facebook a year ago for $199 (approximately Rs 12,700). The Oculus Go, which was unveiled in October, doesn't require a phone or expensive PC in order to operate. [Full Article...]

Amazon Alexa Hitting Smartwatches, Headphones, And Other Wearables This Year

Amazon Alexa Hitting Smartwatches, Headphones, And Other Wearables This Year Right now Amazon Echo and other smart speakers are hot products, but mobile devices that aren't tethered to one spot in your home are clearly the next phase. Aside from Bose , Amazon is already working with a number of device makers, including Jabra, iHome, Beyerdynamic, Bowers and Wilkins, and AVS Solution Providers Linkplay , SUGR, and Libre Wireless. [Full Article...]

Asus ZenFone Max Plus (M1) Coming To The US

Asus ZenFone Max Plus (M1) Coming To The US However, it will launch with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. Asus are launching the handset in the United States next month and prices for the device will start at $229. I say this because there's a main 16MP lens and one 120-degree wide-angle 20MP lens that lets you capture more of a scene in one photo. The 4130mAh battery , meanwhile, offers up to 26 hours of standby time or 3G talk time... [Full Article...]

Showtime Still Working On Halo TV Series

Showtime Still Working On Halo TV Series It's been almost five years since Microsoft announced that 343 Industries and film director Steven Spielberg would be working on a Halo TV series. No other names have been attached to the project since it was announced, however. Will the wait be worth it or are we just being set up for disappointment? It seems doubtful the series would revolve around the adventures of Master Chief, since those... [Full Article...]

Samsung flags record 4Q profit but misses expectations

Samsung flags record 4Q profit but misses expectations Shares in LG Electronics fell as much as 6.8 per cent after the guidance on Monday, before paring losses. The company reported a record profit of 14.53 trillion won in the third quarter of 2017, edging the record of 14.07 trillion won it set the previous quarter. [Full Article...]

Whirlpool appliances to communicate with Apple Watch in early 2018

Whirlpool appliances to communicate with Apple Watch in early 2018 It's been quite a while since the original Apple Watch was unveiled to the world. All this means your appliances will require Wi-Fi to operate all of their connected features, though obviously it'll work as a dumb equipment as usual should your internet goes under. [Full Article...]

New PS4 Beta Incoming, January Console Launch and Future PC Version

New PS4 Beta Incoming, January Console Launch and Future PC Version Also, there will be free post-launch DLC for Monster Hunter World . The exact nature of the upgrade is unclear at this point. From heavy weapons to more precise implements of destruction, World's arsenal looks to take advantage of the game's enhanced engine with by introducing several new ways to take down the game's big foes. [Full Article...]

Status orange low temperature warning

Status orange low temperature warning It's expected there will be frost or icy patches on untreated roads, with Peel, the central valley and Glen Helen among the areas worst affected. The national weather forecaster has said that the night will be: "Very cold with severe air and ground frost returning". [Full Article...]

HP Recalls Laptop Batteries, Here's How To See If You're Affected

HP Recalls Laptop Batteries, Here's How To See If You're Affected HP is recalling some laptop batteries due to concerns that overheating could cause fires and inflict burns. The computer company received eight reports of battery packs overheating, melting or charring, including three reports of property damage totaling $4,500. [Full Article...]


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