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Leftover Synaptics debugger puts a keylogger on laptops

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Security researcher Michael Myng made the discovery, with the security flaw nestled deep in the Synaptics Touchpad driver. The company said the code had been mistakenly added to the driver and was not meant to be publicly released. "Some time ago someone asked me if I can figure out how to control HP's laptop keyboard backlight". A party would need administrative privileges in order to take advantage of the vulnerability . Read More »

Leaked document confirms Samsung Galaxy S9's design and pricing

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The first change that anyone can notice is the displacement of the fingerprint scanner. The manual also confirms that there will be a headphone jack and a single side-firing speaker. By trimming down the bezels, Samsung will no longer have to create much larger display panels for the new S9 handsets just to achieve the target 90% aspect ratio. Read More »

WhatsApp launching five new exciting features: Picture-in-Picture, Private Replies, more!

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The first in the series is the Picture-in-Picture mode that lets users watch videos in a separate pop-up screen that includes controls such as a play/ pause button, volume controller, and timeline slider. Interestingly, option of group calls may be soon released on Whatsapp . But what features WhatsApp added in these new updates? If you have blocked someone on WhatsApp , you now simply have to long-press on that contact and tap on "Unblock". Read More »

Apple's Shazam steal is all about Siri

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However, the deal will be made at a lower value than company's total value of $1.02 billion, achieved after the startup earned in its last funding round in 2015. Should it push through, the acquisition of Shazam could bolster Apple's music-related efforts. Shazam is also a major source of sending massive traffic to the like of Snapchat, Apple Music, and Spotify another popular music service. Read More »

Vasyl Lomachenko Forces Guillermo Rigondeaux To Quit

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Vasyl Lomachenko's symphonic footwork was in full display Saturday night at Theather at Madison Square Garden as he danced to throw a jab, double jab, uppercuts and quickly encircle the confused Guillermo Rigondeaux who interrupted Lomanchencko's lovely music by his ugly clinching. Read More »

Sea of Thieves Officially Announces Release Date

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This is the Xbox One-exclusive game. Perhaps they're seeking peaceful parley, plotting to deprive you of your hard-earned plunder or simply itching to enjoy the thrill of a good battle on the high seas. Some limited edition Xbox controllers have seemed lackluster in the past. It features one golden trigger button and a glow in the dark skull in the fashion of the game's logo right at the center of the controller. Read More »

North Korea says United Nations envoy expressed willingness to ease tensions

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The United States and South Korea conducted large-scale military drills this week, which the North said have made the outbreak of war "an established fact". According to KCNA , North Korea noted in the meetings with the United Nations diplomat that the "present tense situation" on the Korean peninsula "is entirely ascribable to the USA hostile policy and nuclear threat and blackmail". Read More »

Bitcoin Tops Record $19K, Falls Back Down

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Coinbase is one of the major cryptocurrency exchanges accounting for a third of bitcoin trading volume. Bitcoin cash, a clone of bitcoin, was far off from its record of $11 billion at around $1.3 billion. Some market participants believe, however, that the launch of futures paves the way for bitcoin to become an established asset class, which would spur institutional demand. Read More »

Vladimir Putin will permit Russians to compete in Olympics

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Voice of America has reported that International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach met with North Korea's Olympic Committee Chairman Kim Il-guk in Switzerland on Friday. "We need to hold alternative competitions for the athletes who decide not to go to the Olympic Games", R-Sport quoted Zhukov as saying. "I'd like to tell all Russian athletes preparing for the Olympics in PyeongChang not to get disappointed in any case and definitely not to do anything stupid like a boycott", ... Read More »

Aztec officials give updates on deadly school shooting

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Christesen said at a news conference that the shooting was a "planned event" and that Atchison purchased a 9mm Glock last month, which he used in the shooting. The shooter did not have a criminal record, much less a traffic ticket, officials said. Hill heard the shots and followed Atchison, screaming at him and at teachers that there was an active shooter on site. Read More »

Apple to Buy Shazam

At its last funding round in 2015, Shazam was valued at $1.02 billion, per Pitchbook. Given that Shazam already integrates with Apple's Siri and sends traffic to Apple Music , Apple should be able to work the app into its ecosystem. The Shazam app uses the microphone on a smartphone to identify nearly any song playing nearby. An acquisition would give Apple an app that has more than a billion downloads (as of September 2016) but has struggled as of late to turn its user numbers into ... Read More »

Android 8.1.0 Update Rolling Out Via Android Beta Program

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There's no sign of OTAs for other beta devices, but it shouldn't be long. This came as exciting news for a lot of the Android community, but with the recent release of 8.1 Oreo , people have been noticing that the button still doesn't do diddly squat. Read More »

Ford To Partner With Alibaba To Sell Cars Online In China

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With the aim of catapulting its automotive sales in the Chinese market, automotive giant Ford will work with four of ecommerce giant Alibaba's business units. Alibaba and Ford have teamed up to explore ways that connected tech can be used to transform customer experiences in the automotive industry . However, within this, the two companies also mentioned that they would be exploring new retail opportunities - something that is likely to see Ford begin selling its vehicles through the ... Read More »

Metro Exodus out autumn 2018

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The only living creatures are mutates monsters. At E3 it was announced that the game would be releasing in 2018. The original trailer showed off a warmer climate and also featured some enclosed areas, the new one shows off a chilly winter environment and a sprawling abandoned city. Read More »

LG Unveils First Luxury Smartphone in S

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As far as the LG V30 Signature edition's specs and features are concerned, it is, like we said, remarkably similar to the standard LG V30 device. But the V30 Signature Edition is a return to form. Ouchies! Don't worry, though, because LG says they will even engrave the device for you, so there's that. Now, because this phone is so darn fancy, LG is limiting the production run to just 300 devices. Read More »

Sony Bezel-Less Xperia Smartphones For 2018 Leaked

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Sony's 2018 Xperia smartphones may be truly bezel-less, as suggested by several new leaks said to offer the first look at the company's upcoming Android-powered mobile devices. It does have a uniform metal back with the fingerprint sensor prominently visible on the back. Apparently, the Sony Xperia phone will measure just 149mm tall, which is almost the same size as the 5.8-inch Samsung Galaxy S8 that measures 148mm tall. Read More »

Nvidia unveils new Titan V, the world's most powerful PC GPU

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The Titan V will be supported by the Nvidia GPU cloud which includes within it many HPC tools and deep learning frameworks. Officially the Titan V is considered a consumer-grade GPU, and indeed Nvidia's first HBM2-equipped "consumer" graphics offering, but obviously it isn't aimed at your typical PC user (if anything will give you a clue about that, it's the three grand price tag). Read More »

'In the Valley of Gods' Announced - Screens & Trailer

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It appears to be a first-person adventure game that takes place in a 20th century Egypt, given the equipment the characters use. Though no dialogue was heard in the above trailer, we see that you play as one of two female explorers travelling through an ancient Egyptian temple. Read More »

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Gets A New Trailer Showing Its Desert Map "Miramar"

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Bluehole Studios showed off PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds's new map Miramar tonight at The Game Awards. As announced live during The Game Awards 2017 , PUBG will receive a full PC launch on December 20, 2017 . Miramar will be playable on test servers as of tomorrow, the Xbox One release of the core game is still on track for December 12. It contains some denser urban areas, including a massive city far larger than anything the game has offered thus far. Read More »

Techland reveals Dying Light: Bad Blood PvP expansion

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To that end, Bad Blood will focus on sufficiently "violent" and "dynamic" matchups with two teams of six contesting a zombie-infested area. Bad Blood is "a multiplayer expansion set in the Dying Light universe". Players must evacuate the area before night comes, when the zombies are at their absolute worst. Use your parkour skills to swiftly traverse the city, scavenging for weapons that will give you an edge over your opponents. Read More »

Google to Launch New YouTube Music Service in March

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The giants of the industry like Spotify and Apple Music have secured a safe spot, gathering a huge number of subscribers and active users. YouTube is also presently in talks with Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group and the Merlin Network of independent labels. Read More »

Zelda: Breath of the Wild's The Champions' Ballad DLC Pack Launches Tonight

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At this year's Game Awards , a trailer for the Breath of the Wild The Champions' Ballad DLC was shown, after which it was announced that the DLC will be available tonight (December 7). As revealed by Nintendo, the game deals with the other Champions who preceded Link during his one-hundred-year slumber. And not just with the Divine Beast's Tamer Trials. Read More »

Bayonetta 3 Announced As A Nintendo Switch Exclusive

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Platinum Games Bayonetta series is getting a third instalment exclusively for Nintendo's console. Anyway, we're always down for more Bayonetta , and happy she's become an unofficial Nintendo mascot. Bayonetta 3 is headed to Switch, and of course we have no freaking idea about release date or story or any of the stuff you want to know. These are fantastic games, and we've often talked within the team about how incredible it'd be to have them on a portable device - that'll now happen. Read More »