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Tech Intel admits Spectre patch problems also affect newer Core chips
Author: 0 Intel admits Spectre patch problems also affect newer Core chips

Navin Shenoy is executive vice president and general manager of the Data Center Group at Intel Corporation . "We further recommend that OEMs, Cloud service providers, system manufacturers and software vendors begin evaluation of Intel beta microcode update releases in anticipation of definitive root cause and subsequent production releases suitable for end users".

Tech Amazon Music Launches in Australia, New Zealand Feb. 1
Author: 0 Amazon Music Launches in Australia, New Zealand Feb. 1

Amazon's Alexa powered range of devices have been incredibly popular in a number of countries like the U.S., the United Kingdom and Europe, it will be interesting to see if the devices are also popular in Australia and New Zealand. The Echo Plus ($269) is taller, has a better speaker and includes tech that makes it easy to set up a smart home. A job seeker can start by saying "Alexa, enable SEEK Jobs", and then say; "Alexa, ask SEEK Jobs for Project Manager roles in Melbourne", to which ...

Tech Toyota Avalon: a Small Revolution in the History of Evolution
Author: 0 Toyota Avalon: a Small Revolution in the History of Evolution

Three variants will be offered, including XLE, XSE and Limited, and it's worth mentioning that the hybrid version is still reserved for the USA market. "It took us awhile folks, you've all been asking for it, but it's here". The interface will display on a 9-inch touchscreen. The 2019 Avalon and Lexus models boasting of Apple CarPlay support represents Toyota's baby steps into adopting smart vehicle features that involve third-party systems provided by Apple , Amazon, or Google.

Tech Google to Build New Data Centers Around the World
Author: 0 Google to Build New Data Centers Around the World

In addition to the new cables, Google this year will also add five new cloud regions in Los Angeles, Montreal, Finland, the Netherlands and Hong Kong . When deployed, the cable will increase Google's network capacity in the Hong Kong region and deliver better performance and response times between Australia and major hubs in Asia, Treynor said.

Tech Google Arts & Culture's art selfies are bringing fun back to the internet
Author: 0 Google Arts & Culture's art selfies are bringing fun back to the internet

As it turns out, all those photos are from a Google app that's over a year old: It's called the Google Arts & Culture app, and it's free on Google Play and the Apple App Store . In all seriousness, the processing time is minimal and there's a hilarious moment of suspense as you wait for the app to tell you which art work your face most closely resembles.

Tech Hello, Are You The 2019 Hyundai Veloster N?
Author: 0 Hello, Are You The 2019 Hyundai Veloster N?

Veloster N was born in Namyang, Hyundai's global R&D center, and was thoroughly honed at its Nurburgring-based testing center in Germany. The aggressive roofline-lower for 2019-and flared wheel arches still dominate the profile, while an odd third door sticks out on the passenger's side like a vestigial limb.

Tech Honda Accord names North American car of 2018
Author: 0 Honda Accord names North American car of 2018

Accord's win marks the third consecutive year that a Honda model has received top honors from the North American jury of automotive journalists, with the Honda Civic and Honda Ridgeline winning the vehicle and truck awards in 2016 and 2017, respectively.

Tech Ford will unveil 40 hybrid, electric vehicles within 4 years
Author: 0 Ford will unveil 40 hybrid, electric vehicles within 4 years

At present Ford is spending $5 billion over the five years to 2020, having increased it by $500 million last October. According to Ford executives, the company plans to add 16 electric and 24 hybrid vehicles to its global lineup by 2022. "For us, it's not just compliance". Ford has been lagging behind in all-electric vehicle programs since its first vehicle created to be electric from the ground up is only planned for 2020.

Tech Vivo's on-display fingerprint scanner works great
Author: 0 Vivo's on-display fingerprint scanner works great

BGR quotes a release from TrendForce saying that " Fingerprint sensors will still be the first choice for most Android phones in 2018, since other biometric authentication methods available for Android phone makers can not completely replace fingerprint identification yet".

Tech Twitch Deal Costing £66 Million For Overwatch League Rights
Author: 0 Twitch Deal Costing £66 Million For Overwatch League Rights

The League itself is separated into two distinct divisions: Atlantic and Pacific. Tomorrow's games starts at 8:00AM Philippine Standard Time, with the London Spitfire taking on Florida Mayhem , followed by Philadelphia Fusion facing off against the Houston Outlaws .

Tech WhatsApp end-to-end security of group chats can be easily hacked: German researchers
Author: 0 WhatsApp end-to-end security of group chats can be easily hacked: German researchers

In the meantime, a team of cryptographers from Germany claims to have uncovered flaws in the security of WhatsApp . "But there is no [sic] a secret way into WhatsApp groups chats", he tweeted. According to the paper , anyone who controls WhatsApp's servers can insert new people into an otherwise private group even without the permission of the administrator.

Author: 0 Balloon World Competitive Mini-Game

In the "hide it" mode, you race against the 30-second timer to conceal balloons in the hardest to find places on the board. It's not a new kingdom or anything wild and expansive like that, but it is a new competitive mini-game that does look pretty fun and fits in very well with what makes playing Super Mario Odyssey enjoyable: exploration.

Tech Sony Unveils 3 Mid-Tier Xperia Smartphones Ahead Of CES 2018
Author: 0 Sony Unveils 3 Mid-Tier Xperia Smartphones Ahead Of CES 2018

Xperia XA2 is composed of anodised aluminium on the sides, with a diamond-cut finish on the top and bottom, accentuating the industrial beauty of metal. The rivalry is intense in the mid-range selfie smartphone race, but the Japanese tech giant aims to break into the competition with its Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and Xperia L2 smartphones.

Tech Where To Watch 'Big Little Lies,' 'Handmaid's Tale' And More — Golden Globes
Author: 0 Where To Watch 'Big Little Lies,' 'Handmaid's Tale' And More — Golden Globes

The first award taken home by the hit not-so-limited-anymore series was for Best Actress, with Nicole Kidman taking home the trophy for her stellar work as the abused and maligned Celeste Wright. She has previously won Golden Globes for her roles in films To Die For, Moulin Rouge and The Hours. In January 2005, Kidman met Urban and by the following year, they tied the knot during a ceremony in Manly.

Tech Hands On With Acer's New Chromebook 11 - CES 2018
Author: 0 Hands On With Acer's New Chromebook 11 - CES 2018

It runs Intel Celeron N3350 or N3450 7th-gen processors and support RAM up to 8GB. Just looking at the image gallery below, you will be impressed with the simple yet stylish design of the new Acer Chromebook 11 . It comes in two models CB311-8H and CB311-8HT. " Chromebooks are widely known as a fast, easy and secure way to work and play both online and offline".

Tech TCL Debuts Alto Roku Smart Sound Bar
Author: 0 TCL Debuts Alto Roku Smart Sound Bar

The TCL Roku Soundbar will be the first of the firm's Alto lineup of audio products. Likewise, the 5-Series models eequipped with iPQ Engine also offers precise color replication and HDR Pro Gamma to significantly improve HDR performance in any setting.

Tech Vuzix targets mass market with new Blade AR glasses
Author: 0 Vuzix targets mass market with new Blade AR glasses

Instead of adding a bulk of code to enable Alexa integration, Amazon claims that the Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit enables OEMs to connect their Bluetooth audio-capable devices directly to the Alexa Voice Service (AVS) via the Amazon Alexa app on end users' mobile devices.

Tech Microsoft halts AMD Meltdown and Spectre patches after reports of unbootable PCs
Author: 0 Microsoft halts AMD Meltdown and Spectre patches after reports of unbootable PCs

The PC industry is still trying to come to grips with the fallout from the revelation of the Meltdown and Spectre chip vulnerabilities . But the TL;DR is simple; the fixes impact system performance. Myerson noted that Microsoft is now performing its own benchmark studies and plans to publish the results when done. Additional benchmarks will be published in the weeks ahead, Microsoft said.

Tech Conservative white men sue Google for discrimination
Author: 0 Conservative white men sue Google for discrimination

The memo highlights some of the reasons, aside from bias, why there may be a disparity between the amount of men and women working in the tech field and non-discriminatory solutions to fixing the gap. At a news conference Monday afternoon, Damore's attorney alleged that Google encourages employees to "harass other employees into submission" and that it is "acceptable at Google to threaten violence" against employees with conservative views.

Tech Samsung Built a 146-inch Modular TV Called 'The Wall'
Author: 0 Samsung Built a 146-inch Modular TV Called 'The Wall'

The Wall of Samsung is not restricted to resolution or form either, being a "self-emitting" TV having micrometer scale LEDs that are way smaller than present LEDs. This AI technology upscales standard definition content to 8K resolution. With a name like " The Wall ", you expect Samsung's new 146-inch home cinema display to be big and imposing.

Tech HP Canada recalling certain lithium-ion batteries
Author: 0 HP Canada recalling certain lithium-ion batteries

Affected models include HP ProBook , HP ZBook , HP x360, HP Envy m6, HP Pavilion x360 laptops and more. Among the incident reports were three reports of property damage, totalling US$4,500, as well as one case where a customer suffered a first-degree burn to the hand.

Author: 0 Nintendo Switch officially now the fastest-selling video game console ever

And in terms of recovery from the Wii U era, Nintendo's previous home console sold 7.3 million units over its first 10 months. We already know that new Kirby and Yoshi games are now planned for the first half of the year along with a new Fire Emblem game still in development, but minus series that haven't officially been unveiled or announced yet - such as the much-rumored fourth Pikmin title - we still don't know what, that is if, Nintendo can bring a steady stream of first-party titles ...

Tech NASA helps American Girl to create aspiring astronaut doll
Author: 0 NASA helps American Girl to create aspiring astronaut doll

To help ensure the accuracy of Luciana's story and product line, American Girl says they worked with a four-member Advisory Board who were integral to Luciana's development, including Dr. Behnken said. As NASA's human spaceflight focus shifts to deep space, including a return to the Moon, and ultimately, Mars , the collaboration with American Girl is timely.

Tech Apple Loses Legal Battle Against Italian Clothing Company
Author: 0 Apple Loses Legal Battle Against Italian Clothing Company "Steve Jobs"

Two Italian brothers who started a fashion company called Steve Jobs have defeated Apple in a trademark dispute. The courts, however, ruled in the brother's favor and responded to Apple by saying the "J" in question is not edible. They had spent years designing clothing products for other brand names, but they made a decision to begin the process of setting up their own clothing company after becoming fed up with producing products for others.

Tech Miss America President Reportedly Resigns After CEO's Vulgar Emails Surface
Author: 0 Miss America President Reportedly Resigns After CEO's Vulgar Emails Surface

While the board approved Haskell's resignation, Randle and Weidner will remain in their positions for a transition period. Yashar Ali, who wrote the Huffington Post article, defended its accuracy on Friday night, saying he was given the emails by two sources "who felt that Mr Haskell's behaviour was egregious".

Tech Boxoffice Zinda Hai: 2017 ends with a big bang!
Author: 0 Boxoffice Zinda Hai: 2017 ends with a big bang!

Big films bombed, star vehicles came cropper and it was left to middle-of-the-road cinema to bring in the money. According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, the film is also doing pretty well in the global market, having made Rs 57.58 lakhs on its first two days in the USA.

Tech Eric Schmidt Steps Down as Executive Chairman of Google-Parent Alphabet
Author: 0 Eric Schmidt Steps Down as Executive Chairman of Google-Parent Alphabet

That would seem to consolidate the power of the company's co-founders, Alphabet CEO Larry Page and Alphabet President Sergey Brin . "The Alphabet structure is working well, and Google is thriving". Alphabet's "Other Bets" businesses include self-driving auto company Waymo, and other technology companies such as Nest, Fiber and Verily. The long-running case alleged that major tech companies in Silicon Valley had secret agreements not to hire each other's employees, in a move to keep ...

Tech BJP's 'conspiracy' stands exposed with 2G verdict: Congress
Author: 0 BJP's 'conspiracy' stands exposed with 2G verdict: Congress

On Saturday morning the Congress chief visited Ahmedabad and held zone-wise "introspection meetings" in Gujarat's Ahmedabad to ascertain reasons for the party's defeat. The whole architecture of the BJP is about lies. Mr Modi, Mr Jaitley and the BJP leadership should come forward to own up their sinister maligning machinations and apologize to the nation, " the CWC said.

Tech Winter Solstice, Daylight Relief in Sight
Author: 0 Winter Solstice, Daylight Relief in Sight

That's the home of the account's creator, web developer and npm CTO Laurie Voss . The shortest day of the year . Of course, our long winter night pales in comparison with Alaska, where the sun barely climbs above the horizon for three to four hours in much of the Last Frontier.

Author: 0 Apple confirms: Your iPhone does get slower with age

Apple ( AAPL ) said in its statement that it will continue to use the feature with other products in the future. For Apple, this could quickly transform into a PR nightmare because let's face it, the company knew that some users would prefer to upgrade to a new iPhone rather than have their old model checked out.

Author: 0 Apple confirms its slowing down old iPhones - here's why

Some iPhone users have long suspected that Apple was intentionally slowing down older devices, while others have blamed the problem on glitches in new releases of the company's mobile operating system. And an attorney who's made a name for himself suing tech companies told Crain's that he's weighing a lawsuit against Apple as well. Last year, Apple introduced a feature to "smooth out" spikes in demand for power to prevent iPhone 6 models from shutting down due to the cold or ...

Tech Magic Leap debuts augmented reality glasses
Author: 0 Magic Leap debuts augmented reality glasses

As an example, Magic Leap says that if you summon a virtual TV set and place it in a particular spot, next time you pop on the goggles it'll be exactly where you left it. "We have that stuff working in the labs", he said, Rolling Stone reported. "That we could make a small wafer that could emit the digital light field signal back through the front again".

Tech Google Chrome browser will start blocking ads come February 2018
Author: 0 Google Chrome browser will start blocking ads come February 2018

As first reported by VentureBeat , Google revealed that native ad-blocking will go live on Chrome starting february 15 in a blog post for developers. This program attempts to define standards for online advertising, recommending against some of the more annoying ones. For mobile environments, the Coalition has identified pop-up ads, prestitial ads, ads with density greater than 30 percent, flashing animated ads, auto-play video ads with sound, poststitial ads with countdowns, full-screen ...

Tech How to turn off Facebook's creepy new facial recognition feature
Author: 0 How to turn off Facebook's creepy new facial recognition feature

Powered by the same technology we've used to suggest friends you may want to tag in photos or videos, these new features help you find photos that you're not tagged in and help you detect when others might be attempting to use your image as their profile picture.

Tech United States declares North Korea led huge WannaCry cyberattack
Author: 0 United States declares North Korea led huge WannaCry cyberattack

A Trump official claims in an op-ed that the United States has proof that it was North Korea behind the WannaCry cyber attack, citing a "careful investigation". "We are not alone with our findings, either". CNN reported in June that United Kingdom intelligence believed a group associated with the North Korean government was behind the attack, and The Washington Post reported around the same time that the National Security Agency had reached a similar conclusion.

Author: 0 NASA announces discovery of solar system's 'twin' in distant space

The research by Google and the University of Texas at Austin that used data from NASA raised the prospects of new insights into the universe by feeding data into computer programs that can churn through information faster and more in-depth than humanly possibly, a technique known as machine learning.

Tech OnePlus 5T now available for pre-order in Malaysia
Author: 0 OnePlus 5T now available for pre-order in Malaysia

Just like the OnePlus 5 before it, the OnePlus 5T does not disappoint. While the front panel retains the same black paint much-like the original OnePlus 5T . It comes with 16 Megapixel Sony IMX398 sensor primary and 20 Megapixel Sony IMX376K sensor secondary rear camera with Dual LED flash. Both rear cameras come with F1.7 lens and have focal length of around 27mm.

Tech Microsoft bakes more AI into Office 365
Author: 0 Microsoft bakes more AI into Office 365

Microsoft is boosting its everyday AI applications for Office 365 , Cortana, and Bing, the company announced Wednesday. The search engine is also partnering with Reddit to bring information from Reddit conversations, communities, and AMAs to Bing.

Tech Samsung Notebook 9 (2018), Notebook 9 Pen 2-in-1 Officially Unveiled
Author: 0 Samsung Notebook 9 (2018), Notebook 9 Pen 2-in-1 Officially Unveiled

Those with an eye for style will probably notice the machines' aluminum-magnesium alloy chassis and slim profiles before anything else. Samsung usually promotes more of their laptops during CES, which is nothing new. Inside the metal body, Samsung Notebook 9 (2018) features a large 75Wh Hexacell battery , the largest that Samsung has placed inside a notebook yet.

Tech Netflix responds to backlash over 'creepy' viewing figures tweet
Author: 0 Netflix responds to backlash over 'creepy' viewing figures tweet

Americans are upset with the streaming service after it released a snarky tweet aimed at making light of A Christmas Prince's surprise popularity. But even though it's silly, " A Christmas Prince " has become something of a cult hit for Netflix, and has already created some superfans.

Tech Google Starts Shipping $399 Google Home Max Speaker
Author: 0 Google Starts Shipping $399 Google Home Max Speaker

The Home Max allows you to use your voice to control popular services like Spotify Free and Premium, YouTube Music , Google Play Music or Pandora. Interestingly, the Google Home Max is created to place either vertically or horizontally. Apple HomePod was likely to hit this year, but it has been delayed until early next year .

Tech How to Play the New Zelda DLC Right Now
Author: 0 How to Play the New Zelda DLC Right Now

This year's Game Awards rewarded some of 2017's best games, but the show also revealed a bunch of major announcements for both existing games and entirely new ones, which includes new trailers for Death Stranding , The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild , Soul Calibur VI, and more.

Tech MediEvil 4K Remaster Revealed at PSX
Author: 0 MediEvil 4K Remaster Revealed at PSX

While you may have expected that announcement to come during the PlayStation Experience this weekend, it seems as though the studio had another surprise in store, revealing a new squad-based tactical first-person shooter called Firewall Zero Hour .

Tech Steam no longer accepting Bitcoin as payment, because it's too volatile
Author: 0 Steam no longer accepting Bitcoin as payment, because it's too volatile

Valve said that volatility can complicate purchases made on Steam, a platform and social network for purchasing computer games and software. "These fees result in unreasonably high costs for purchasing games when paying with Bitcoin". He said that the volatile fees with Steam purchases can come from timing delays associated with confirming transactions on the Bitcoin blockchain , which is constantly being updated but can suffer from network congestion.

Tech Here's How Facebook Plans To Develop Products For Your Kids
Author: 0 Here's How Facebook Plans To Develop Products For Your Kids

Rolling out today on iOS in the U.S., " Messenger Kids " lets parents download the app on their child's phone or tablet, create a profile for them and approve friends and family with whom they can text and video chat from the main Messenger app.

Tech Square Enix will reveal the new Tomb Raider game in 2018
Author: 0 Square Enix will reveal the new Tomb Raider game in 2018

Combine that with the 11 million made by its predecessor and it's clear why Square-Enix would want to continue developing new games in the series. A new Tomb Raider is coming. Square Enix gave us that today and even included a bit of a secret for those with keen eyes. We also can't help but to appreciate how the developers are handling this.

Tech Apple reveals 2017's best apps, games, movies, music and more
Author: 0 Apple reveals 2017's best apps, games, movies, music and more

Moving on to the best games of the year , Splitter Critters took home the title on the iPhone, while The Witness came out on top on the iPad. Photo-editing app Affinity Photo was Apple's top iPad app of the year and puzzler The Witness was the No.

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