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CPUs Vulnerable to Spectre and Meltdown

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But don't just take our word for it-in case there remains any question, Apple confirmed that its platforms are not immune. The bugs , known as Meltdown and Spectre , were first revealed by Google and other security researchers on Wednesday. Read More »

Apple Has Yet Another Password Bug in macOS High Sierra

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There's a newly discovered security hole in the current version of macOS High Sierra that allows anyone with access to your Mac to unlock your App Store System Preferences without your system password. The discovery no doubt brings back memories of the infamous bug that allowed anyone with root access to a device to log in with the least of a hindrance. Read More »

Samsung will show the Galaxy S9 at MWC next month

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The handset will include 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage. Like Galaxy S8 , the phone will also come with Iris scanner and IP68 for water & dust resistance. Then, we have "Super Slow-mo", which reaffirms rumors that Samsung might be answering Sony's own 960 FPS slow-motion mode. The biggest upgrade comes in terms of the camera, according to the image leaked on Reddit , Galaxy S9 will come with "Super Speed" camera which will come with varying apertures a there are two apertures ... Read More »

Mario Tennis Aces Coming to Nintendo Switch

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Well, Nintendo is hoping to bring a much wider audience to The World Ends With You by re-releasing the game as the Final Remix on the Nintendo Switch . But despite a glut of game and DLC announcements, all signs point towards a second Nintendo Direct conference in the very near future. As the name suggests, this is an updated version of the action role-playing game classic. Read More »

Erosion on Mars reveals ice, moves boulders

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A decade ago, researchers using the MRO spotted a related clue: pools of seemingly pure ice in the floors of small craters carved out by fresh meteorite impacts. journal Science yesterday. They also may make frozen water more accessible than previously thought to future robotic or human exploration missions. Read More »

The World Ends With You Returning On Switch

It's the first time a game in the Souls series has made it to a Nintendo console. And yes, it also comes with the " Artorias of the Abyss " downloadable content. It's a ladies-only affair with SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy . Find it on Nintendo Switch this Summer. There's high-speed combat and a deep storyline. Read More »

SpaceX president confirms successful launch of government spy satellite Zuma

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Despite the launch being shrouded in secrecy, SpaceX seemed to have successfully carried a mysterious government satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Sunday. Shotwell went on to state that this latest mishap will have no bearing on future SpaceX launches, and that Falcon Heavy is being prepped for its maiden flight . Read More »

Dropbox files confidentially for IPO

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File-storage company Dropbox confidentially filed for a US initial public offering Thursday, people familiar with the matter said. It has hired Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase to help underwrite the initial offering, said the people briefed on the matter, who asked not to be identified because they were not authorized to speak publicly. Read More »

Skype introduces Private Conversations with end-to-end encryption

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Microsoft is testing a new feature for Skype: end-to-end encrypted chat conversations , secured using the industry standard Signal Protocol by Open Whisper Systems . The key difference between the new feature and its typical chats is that users must specifically accept invitations to private conversations. 'You can only participate in a private conversation from a single device at a time. Read More »

Google buys a firm that turns screens into speakers

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It wasn't made clear when Google bought the startup or how much money it spent to buy Redux, but the acquisition happened in August 2017, according to Crunchbase . Redux has demoed the tech with a custom-built PC monitor. Its main Google division started selling its own smartphones in 2016, so new engineering talent from Redux may help the company develop handsets with better sound. Read More »

Dark Souls, Mario Tennis and more coming to the Nintendo Switch

Accessing the new DLC characters for "Pokken Tournament DX" will require the purchase of the Deluxe Battle Pack , which is available now. Donkey Kong country: Tropical Freeze is also swinging from Wii U to Switch. If you missed out on 2014's Hyrule Warriors , the Definitive Edition is on the way with content from both the Wii U and 3DS versions this spring. Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana will also be coming to the Switch after its launch late past year. Read More »

Super Mario Odyssey to get free 'Luigi's Balloon World' add-on

Nintendo has previously noted that they weren't sure whether or not they would release any DLC for Super Mario Odyssey . During today's Nintendo Direct Mini, Nintendo revealed that a new update for Super Mario Odyssey will be arriving in February with a series of new outfits for Mario to don, which includes an outfit themed after Super Mario Sunshine , a Musician Hat/Outfit, and the Knight Helmet and Armor, which seems pretty timely with today's announcement of Dark Souls Remastered . Read More »

Apple is moving its Chinese iCloud operations to a local firm

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Customers are urged to consider the new terms and conditions of iCloud operated by GCBD, and customers who are not comfortable with GCBD partnership can terminate their accounts. Apple said the new arrangement with the Chinese internet services company Guizhou on the Cloud Big Data (GCBD) - which is owned by the Government of Guizhou province in south-west China - will allow it to comply with Chinese regulations and improve the quality of its cloud service. Read More »

Ryan Coogler's Creed Co-Writer Aaron Covington Is Joining Black Panther

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Black Panther , which comes out in February, is one of the more long-awaited releases in the Marvel Cinematic Universe . Deadline notes that advanced ticket sales do not correlate to opening weekend totals. Duggal feels the "character has been popular amongst the fans since his first appearance in Captain America: Civil War , and his extended role in the forthcoming Avengers: Infinity War has only added to the excitement". Read More »

CES 2018: Western Digital Announces Two Rugged Portable SSDs

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SanDisk's new flash drive is not the device with maximum storage in flash drives, this title has already taken by Kingston Data Traveler by introducing 2TB Flash drive past year. Those familiar with tech may think that 1 TB on a flash drive is no big deal as computer company Kingston already introduced a flash drive capable of storing 2 TB. Read More »

Japanese astronaut concerned after growing 9 centimeters in space

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We had our bodies measured after reaching space, and wow, wow, wow, I had actually grown by as much as 9cm! "This is the most I've grown in three weeks since junior high school". Kanai wrote on Twitter: "Good morning, everybody". "Nine centimetres is a lot, but it is possible, knowing that every human body is different". But later recruits could exceed that limit in the space shuttle program, though some flirted with the restriction among the celestial bodies. Read More »

The big story at CES 2018: Google vs Amazon

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Google is trying to push Assistant into other devices in the home as well. Adoption of these smart speakers is still relatively low, but tech companies like Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Apple are betting these voice-first devices are the next major platform, like smartphones or desktop computers. Read More »

A Highly Classified Spy Satellite Has Been Destroyed. Probably

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SpaceX declined to comment further, citing the mission's classified status, as did Northrup Grumman, which hired SpaceX as the launch contractor on behalf of its USA government client. To confuse matters further, the Falcon 9's first stage was able to successfully land back on Earth, indicating that the rocket was still fully operational. Read More »

HP at CES 2018: Envy x2 with 6W Core-Y and LTE

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Customers have a choice to buy the device in two options - 8th Gen Intel Core i7 8705G processor with Radeon RX Vega M graphics offering up to 12 hours of battery life with Fast Charge Technology or Quad core 8th Gen Intel Core processors with NVIDIA GeForce MX 150 graphics with up to 13.5 hours of battery life with Fast Charge Technology. Read More »

John Young - The Passing of a Legend

He then served three years at the Navy's Air Test Center before deciding to become an astronaut when President John F. Kennedy proposed sending Americans to the Moon in 1961. "He was in every way the 'astronaut's astronaut.' We will miss him". The first spaceship to land like an airplane was landed by Young, who pumped his fists in exultation after yet another first in a lifetime that ended this weekend at 87. Read More »

Men who take ibuprofen are at risk fertility problems, study says

The studied was performed with the help of 31 volunteers (males) with ages between 18 and 35. One group was given 600mg of ibuprofen twice a day while the other group was given a placebo. This is because the pituitary gland at the base of the brain had ramped up levels of another hormone that drives the production of extra testosterone. Read More »