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Massive nation state malware attack shuts down industrial plant

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A new malware specifically created to target industrial control systems (ICS) of critical infrastructure has been discovered by security researchers. The SIS theoretically is separate from and a failback to the distributed control system (DCS), a computerized system made up of software applications and controllers that allow operators to monitor physical industrial processes from an engineering workstation. Read More »

Google to shut down Tango; shifting focus to ARCore

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Instead it's more like Project Tango represents Google's first attempt at AR, and now that they're moving on to their next project, which is ARCore , which apparently will be more accessible compared to Tango and is expected to find its way onto phones made by the likes of Samsung, LG, Huawei, ASUS, and more. Read More »

Blue Origin Named Its Space Flight Dummy 'Mannequin Skywalker'

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It is hoped that the ability to reuse the rocket launchers will mean space travel will become more affordable in the future. Bezos, who founded the company and invests $1 billion each year into Blue Origin from selling Amazon stock, sent out video of the launch and landing in a tweet. Read More »

AOL officially discontinues Instant Messenger

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While AIM has been a shadow of its former self in the last decade, its death marks the end of an important cultural touchstone for the web. A post on MIT Technology Review by Julia Sklar highlights some of the innovations and influences of AIM. Read More »

Destiny 2 Dawning Event Start, End Dates Revealed

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As a response to this, Bungie's Ryan Paradis revealed to audiences that snowball fights were coming to The Dawning at a TwitchCon panel a couple months back. As for when the Dawning event will draw to a close, the event is now due to end on January 9, giving you right around four weeks in total to obtain all the new items in the event (which we'll get onto further down). Read More »

Number of Imprisoned Journalists Reaches New High in 2017, Says Watchdog

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan unleashed a stifling crackdown on dissent after a failed military coup in July 2016. In CPJ's view, Donald Trump's nationalistic rhetoric , fixation on Islamic extremism and constant attacks on the media as "fake news" provide a cover for legal charges and the jailing of journalists. Read More »

With the New iMac Pro, Apple's Mac Momentum Looks Poised to Continue

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The iMac Pro is a performance powerhouse, offering impressive specifications intended for those who need a combination of extreme processing power and a smooth and intuitive MacOS operating system. Given the hardware that makes an iMac valuable - things like the all-in-one body and the lovely P3-colour screen - we can certainly see why Apple turned to its beloved desktop machine to make its new generation of the Mac Pro, and it has gone above and beyond to make it more than just another iMac. Read More »

Private Division Label Announcement

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An area that, few would disagree with, has given us some quite innovative, interesting but above all else, fun titles to invest in over the past ten years. Project Wight - this game is an unannounced RPG from The Outsiders , a studio founded by ex-DICE developers (from Sweden) that includes David Goldfard and Ben Cousins. Read More »

Facebook News Feed update

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Lastly, Facebook said that next year it would start testing ads in its Watch service that run at the beginning of videos, which are referred to as pre-roll ads. But Facebook also has plans to let people submit shows or videos as they do on Alphabet Inc's YouTube. "Engaging videos that not only bring people together, but drive repeat viewership and engagement, will do well in News Feed". Read More »

Xbox Party Chat Is Coming to Your Phone Soon

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This is a good news for those players out there who do not have a proper mic or a compatible headphone for the Xbox One. The Party Chat feature is pretty standard and basically allows Xbox gamers to communicate with each other through another medium. Read More »

New LG Gram laptop to push the envelope in portability

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LG Electronics just announced a refreshed LG gram notebook series in 13.3-inch, 14-inch and 15.6-inch screen sizes (models 13Z980, 14Z980, 15Z950) coming January 2018. To offer great audio experience, LG has included DTS Headphone:X technology allowing users to enjoy multi-channel sound of up to 11.1 channels and rich 1.5W hi-fi surround sound. Read More »

A new fully loaded iMac Pro costs as much as a vehicle

Apple's new, most powerful iMac Pro is finally available for sale, and while some may think its $5,000 starting price is a bit steep, it's the all extras that will really get you. (NASDAQ: AAPL ) rumor mill today is the launch of the new iMac Pro. Apple has released its most expensive computer: iMac Pro. With the update, Final Cut Pro X is optimised to take full advantage of the incredible performance capabilities of the all-new iMac Pro. Read More »

Toyota Deepens Panasonic Battery Ties in Electric Car Rush

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Toyota and Panasonic Corporation (Panasonic) have just agreed to start a feasibility study on a joint automotive prismatic battery business, which will address issues like global warming, air pollution, the depletion of natural resources and energy security. Read More »

OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition Launched in India: Price, Specifications

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The Star Wars partnership for the OnePlus 5T Limited Edition is only in India and a few Nordic regions, OnePlus said, such as Denmark, Finland, and Sweden. It is a small planet with its surface covered with white salt. It packs a 3300mAh non-removable battery that supports fast charging through the company's Dash Charge technology. Read More »

Nokia 9 might turn out to have rather powerful dual cameras

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On the surface, the app just comes with an updated UI and nothing more, but Nokiamob .net has dug a little deeper into the app's APK and discovered that it supports a telephoto camera mode with 2X optical zoom and a wide angle mode. It may be mentioned that the Nokia 9 is expected to sport either a 5.46-inch or a 5.5-inch QHD OLED edge-to-edge display with 18: 9 aspect ratio and 1,440x2,560 screen resolution, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or Snapdragon 845 processor, run on Android ... Read More »

Apple purchases music identifying app Shazam for $400 million

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Technology news site Recode previously reported Apple is paying about $400 million for Shazam, citing three unidentified people familiar with the deal. At its heart, Shazam has experience and assets in a few key areas: Music recognition, specifically algorithms to match snippets of songs; Video recognition, since Shazam can also match clips of TV shows and movies; A considerable and well-indexed database of media to match snippets to; And an incredibly popular app that sends millions of ... Read More »

Baltimore Orioles: will Manny Machado be traded this winter?

Yesterday evening, I examined a potential Machado trade , saying that for any trade talks to seriously heat up, teams would have go get a sense that the Orioles were seriously considering parting with Machado. But, that's the thing here: it'll be in free agency, not via a trade where they run the risk of losing him anyway by giving up top assets. Tom Eshelman has had impressive minor-league results, but will he succeed at the major-league level? And who is taking on Jacoby Ellsbury's ... Read More »

Apple Doubles Down on Proximity Sensing Tech with #390M Finisar Investment

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With Apple's money, Finisar is going to reopen a 700,000 sq. feet (65,000 sq. meters) manufacturing facility in Sherman, Texas, where some 500 jobs will be created between engineers, technicians, and a maintenance team. Finisar is expected to ship products from the plant starting in the second half of 2018. Launched in 1988, Finisar has built much of its business on transceivers and transponders. Read More »

Life is odd is coming to iOS this week

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Life Is Strange has been released on myriad platforms both current and last gen, but it'll finally be making its way to mobile devices almost three years after its initial release. Players also have the option of sharing their progress and story choices on social media. It tells the story of best friends Max Caulfield and Chloe Price. Read More »

Facebook Messenger brings AR filters to the app

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The Facebook AR Studio was launched in closed beta at the company's annual F8 developers' conference, and since then, more than 2,000 developers have created content for the AR platform. In order to add a World Effect to your image, open the Messenger Camera, scroll through the camera effects and choose an effect to add to your image. Read More »

PUBG Xbox One Version Offers Competitive Advantage Over Xbox One X

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is now available on Xbox One and Xbox One X. The guys over at DigitalFoundry have done their usual technical analysis of the game, focusing on visuals and frame-rate. The controller seems to work well with PUBG for Xbox One and while we experienced some technical hiccups before the servers went down, we were having a pretty good time with this version of the game. Read More »