French prosecutor launches probe into Apple planned obsolescence

After a lawsuit by a French consumer-watchdog group in late December, prosecutors in France announced on Monday that they're opening an investigation into whether Apple intentionally slowed down older iPhones in an attempt to force consumers to b... More..

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Microsoft withdraws Spectre and Meltdown patch that's borking AMD machines
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Microsoft withdraws Spectre and Meltdown patch that's borking AMD machines

Thousands of Windows 7 and Windows 10 users flooded Microsoft's forum with angry complaints about the plethora of issues that these updates had triggered, particularly KB405689. In other cases , users got stuc...More..

PS4 Sales Fall This Holiday Compared To Last Year
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

PS4 Sales Fall This Holiday Compared To Last Year

Additionally, 55.9 million PS4 games were sold this holiday season in stores and digitally ( up from 50.4 million last year ). Sony said it sold more than 5.9 million PlayStation 4 during the 2017 holiday...More..

Here's How PUBG Runs On Xbox One X After The New Update
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Here's How PUBG Runs On Xbox One X After The New Update

The inclusion of FPP has been anticipated since the game's entry onto the console about a month ago, and the wait is finally over. This mode is already available on servers in North America and Europe. The Xbox...More..

The Romans are coming to Assassin's Creed Origins
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

The Romans are coming to Assassin's Creed Origins

Ubisoft is bringing back the Trials of the Gods event , providing another opportunity to square off against two opponents. Check Assassin's Creed Origins' official website to know what is in store for th...More..

Apple Releases iOS 11.2.2 To Deal With Spectre Vulnerability
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Apple Releases iOS 11.2.2 To Deal With Spectre Vulnerability

The first one which only affected chips made by Intel was named Meltdown and the second one which left computing devices using AMD and ARM chips vulnerable to hackers was named Spectre . But the newly releas...More..

by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Meltdown & Spectre: Intel's 'worst ever' security flaws

These two flaws are inherent to modern computing platforms and have simply been overlooked for decades. It's been nearly three months since Intel announced a 17-qubit superconducting chip, meant to pave the w...More..

by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ RAM and storage details are out

There will be a difference between the models when it comes to internal storage too. Samsung has in the past introduced higher RAM and storage variants for the Galaxy S8 Plus and Note 8 as well, so it might d...More..

Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime to be launched soon on Amazon India
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime to be launched soon on Amazon India

Amazon India has created a dedicated page for the new Galaxy On7 Prime - where the smartphone is listed with a "notify me" option. The e-commerce portal has now revealed the complete specifications of the ...More..

Will fixing Facebook 'fix' things for everyone or just Facebook?
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Will fixing Facebook 'fix' things for everyone or just Facebook?

He cited the spread of hate speech on social media, use of Facebook by Russian Federation and other countries to disseminate propaganda and criticism that the platform can be an addictive waste of time. Zuckerb...More..

Winter Olympics organisations targeted by hackers, says McAfee
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Winter Olympics organisations targeted by hackers, says McAfee

McAfee did not identify who was responsible for the attack. McAfee said the e-mails came, in fact, from an address in Singapore, and instructed readers to open a text document in Korean. This second script es...More..

Stop iPhone addiction in children, shareholders tell Apple
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Stop iPhone addiction in children, shareholders tell Apple

An open letter to Cook and Co from two Apple stockholders - JANA Partners and The California State Teachers' Retirement System - suggested the Silicon Valley giant plow some of its surplus billions into effor...More..

CES 2018: Samsung's new smart refrigerator has AKG speakers built
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

CES 2018: Samsung's new smart refrigerator has AKG speakers built

Samsung has announced third-party device support for Bixby , but it's unclear if that initiative will reach critical mass. By learning your voice, Bixby can even tell you apart from other family members, a...More..

Xiaomi VR headset for China could help nail Facebook's goal
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Xiaomi VR headset for China could help nail Facebook's goal

Xiaomi is also building a product called the Mi VR Standalone for the Chinese market based on a computer chip from Qualcomm . Thomas Tang, vice president of the Mi Ecosystem at Xiaomi , said his company wi...More..

Curbside La Crosse Christmas tree pick-up underway
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Curbside La Crosse Christmas tree pick-up underway

Leaving Christmas trees on the pavement in contravention of the above advice is fly-tipping. But what about mulchfest? The curbside tree collection began as a pilot program previous year that saw roughly 11,7...More..

Vuzix Launches Alexa-Enabled Digital Glasses
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Vuzix Launches Alexa-Enabled Digital Glasses

This is a bit of a game changer as it makes Alexa available everywhere and anywhere rather than as now the case restricted to use in the home. The glasses will be available starting sometime during the second q...More..

Monster Hunter World Release Date, Trailer, News, and More
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Monster Hunter World Release Date, Trailer, News, and More

Eagle-eyed viewers will notice that the end of the trailer includes a quick glimpse at Monster Hunter: World's first free update . Monster Hunter World marks the return of the series to consoles. Also, u...More..

'Halo' TV Show Still in the Works, Says Showtime President
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

'Halo' TV Show Still in the Works, Says Showtime President

But Showtime's President and CEO David Nevins recently confirmed with TV Guide that the series is still totally in production. [It is] still moving forward and I'm encouraged by what we've seen so far. "W...More..

Google hires 30 people to stop serial bike thefts
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Google hires 30 people to stop serial bike thefts

Each Gbike typically costs Google $100 to $300. There are around 1,100 Google bikes on the campus, but 100 to 250 bicycles are stolen every week, according to the company's estimates. They carry waders and gr...More..

Nigerian returnees expected today from Libya - FG
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Nigerian returnees expected today from Libya - FG

He urged them to be law abiding. "Despite the inhuman conditions you were subjected to, you comported yourselves in a very responsible manner", said the Nigerian minister. He thanked the Rivers state government...More..

AMD Reveals and Announces New Products Before CES 2018: CPUs
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

AMD Reveals and Announces New Products Before CES 2018: CPUs

AMD even calls the multithreaded performance of its sub-$200 Ryzen chips "disruptive" when compared against similar Intel chips. Expect to start seeing laptops using Ryzen Pro Mobile chips in the secon...More..

James Damore Sues Google for Discrimination Against White Men
by | Monday, January 08, 2018

James Damore Sues Google for Discrimination Against White Men

So far, another Google engineer named David Gudeman who left in December, 2016, is also a plaintiff, reports Techcrunch . They are seeking monetary, non-monetary and punitive damages. At a news conference Mo...More..

by | Monday, January 08, 2018

IOS 11.2.2 now available with security fixes for Spectre vulnerability

Few further details are available on the updates, although Apple's description indicates the objective of the updates is to protect against Spectre attacks. Apple urged its customers to only download apps from ...More..

GeForce NOW Cloud Gaming for Mac
by | Monday, January 08, 2018

GeForce NOW Cloud Gaming for Mac

Nvidia will let you do that using the cloud-gaming technology of GeForce Now, which is launching an expanded free beta test soon. One final thing NVIDIA is improving is its GeForce Experience client and Anse...More..

Honor View 10 Goes on Sale from January 8 Midnight
by | Monday, January 08, 2018

Honor View 10 Goes on Sale from January 8 Midnight

The device comes in Midnight Black and Navy Blue color options. Honor View 10 was launched last month at an event in London at a price of Euro 499 (roughly Rs 38,100). The battery on the Honor 7X is 3340m...More..

Acer launches thinnest laptop with 4G, plus new convertible, Chromebook
by | Monday, January 08, 2018

Acer launches thinnest laptop with 4G, plus new convertible, Chromebook

That aside, it packs 8 GB RAM and 256GB worth of PCIe SSD hard drive storage under its hood. Several models in the Acer Chromebook 11 line (CB311-8HT/ CB311-8H) will be available in North America in April fro...More..

by | Monday, January 08, 2018

Amazon Alexa is Coming to Windows 10 Computers

ASUS today announced at CES 2018 that select models in its upcoming 2018 range of ZenBook and VivoBook laptops will feature support for Amazon Alexa, ushering in a new era of voice-based interaction for PC...More..

F-150 diesel to get 30 mpg, Ford says
by | Monday, January 08, 2018

F-150 diesel to get 30 mpg, Ford says

In response, engineers downplayed the association with these earlier engines, claiming that North American diesel engineers from the 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 program thoroughly redesigned it, and when pressed...More..

Samsung Family Hub Fridge With Bixby Unveiled At CES 2018
by | Monday, January 08, 2018

Samsung Family Hub Fridge With Bixby Unveiled At CES 2018

With Amazon's Alexa, Apple HomeKit and the Google Assistant all eating up sizable shares of the growing user base, Samsung wants to muscle in with its unique, fridge-centric vision for the connected living spac...More..

LG unveils new projector that beams 150-inch 4K display
by | Monday, January 08, 2018

LG unveils new projector that beams 150-inch 4K display

Ahead of this year's Consumer Electronics Show, Korean manufacturer LG has unveiled a new high-end device for modern living rooms, its first 4K HDR projector which can beam a 150-inch high definition picture ...More..