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Windows 10 fixes for Meltdown and Spectre are breaking some AMD computers

The update for Windows 10 version 1709, KB4056892, provides a range of fixes and updates, and addresses security issues affecting the operating system. According to reports from users, the unbootable problem appears to happen with specific AMD models. In its blog post, the software giant said the patches had caused computer screens to freeze up, or have so-called "blue screen errors" on Windows 10, Windows 8 .1 and Windows 7 . Read More »

Assassin's Creed Origins 'The Hidden Ones' Expansion Coming Soon


More Trial of the Gods events await players as well. If you haven't picked up Assassin's Creed Origins yet, I highly recommend it. Ubisoft has not set an exact date for The Hidden Ones' arrival, but we're expecting it sooner rather than later - Trophies for the expansion have already been spotted out in the wild. Read More »

PUBG players will soon be able to report cheaters in replay mode


Earlier this week, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds ( PUBG ) received its fourth major update on Xbox One, following its debut via the Xbox Game Preview program. Xbox One players have been waiting to hear more about the status of their PUBG patch that was recently sent to Microsoft for certification. This patch addresses these issues, referring specifically to "memory crashes" and "improvements to performance". Read More »

Intel chief promises software bug fix in days


Google also released mitigations for many of its products and said a fix for its Chrome browser will be available later this month. During the announcement, Intel unveiled the advancements made in the field of neuromorphic research. That hasn't stopped an uproar from security researchers and tech industry executives. Apple hasn't disclosed exactly what security issues are addressed by iOS 11.2.2, but we can expect to see details on Apple's security page shortly. Read More »

New weather warning issued as temperatures are set to plummet again tonight


Winds will be light tomorrow, but temperatures will have "a little struggle to get above freezing" during daylight hours, and again dropping to perhaps -5C on Sunday night. Sunday is likely to be colder and drier with frost by night and some sunshine by day. "Cold with afternoon highs of only 2 to 5 degrees, but 6 or 7 degrees along the south and southwest coast". Read More »

Two militants killed in J&K gunfight


Two militants are believed to be trapped there, sources said. On Saturday militants killed four policemen after triggering an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in the region. According to police, the identity of slain militant and his group affiliation was being ascertained. Security personnel first shot dead two terrorists and then a third who had sneaked into a nearby house in Kaneera village, a police officer said. Read More »

Burnout Paradise is being remastered and it's coming to PS4


It is to be pointed out that " Burnout Paradise " has been made backward compatible on the Xbox One a year ago though and so far there is no way to play the game on the PS4. "While the PlayStation 3 saw a couple of Burnout games from Criterion Games, don't expect a new one anytime soon, or even a remaster of the last Burnout game made by the developer, Burnout Paradise ". Read More »

Your next new Nissan might be able to read your mind


More specifically, the vehicle will be able to interpret signals from the driver's brain, speeding up reaction times and leading to cars that "keep adapting to make driving more enjoyable", according to Nissan. It is based on the brain signals, promises to accelerate the driver's reaction time and make cars more adaptable. Making its regional debut, the IMx promotes a stronger connection between auto and driver. Read More »

Facebook to shut down its virtual assistant ''M''


Behind the scenes, M relied on humans to answer the most complicated queries. So let's dive in to see some more details on the matter. "We launched this project to learn what people needed and expected of an assistant, and we learned a lot", Facebook said in a statement , adding that it's going to use these insights to develop other artificial intelligence projects. Read More »

Millville police respond to school threat concerns


As a precaution, District 11 and police are monitoring the situation. Early in the investigation, Deputies learned the threat was not directed towards McKinleyville High School and no MHS student was involved. "Loaded up bout to head out", according to CBS 19 . Police believe the threats to St. Louis area schools were copies of a social media post originally made by a Virginia teen. Read More »

Technologies To Take Kia 'Beyond Autonomous Driving'


The first signs of that push for EVs is the Kia Niro EV Concept , making its debut at CES today. "As they rapidly become a reality, Kia is exploring how to adapt these new technologies for its customers", said Dr. For example, the Niro EV Concept could theoretically limit its maximum power if it recognized a teen driver behind the wheel. Along the way you'll have 5G for streaming, and a Separate Sound Control System which has eight speakers in the headrests and noise-cancellation to allow ... Read More »

LG HU80K 4K UHD Projector Debuts At CES 2018


As for the price, The Verge has reported that LG hasn't confirmed anything about HU80KA's pricing yet. The size of the projector is almost 50 percent less than the competing 4K projectors available on the market. Just in case that's not enough for the users, they can also connect their own own speakers or a soundbar through the optical output, HDMI or via Bluetooth. Read More »

Monster Hunter World Third PS4 Beta Pre-Load Times, Rewards Detailed


For those who don't know what that entails, the Monster Hunter franchise is famous for allowing players to carefully stalk and hunt enormous monsters with the help of weapons straight out of your favorite anime. The trailer also shows off the variety of beasts that you'll be tasked with hunting down for the Research Commission. This creature is a rock-eating wyvern - a winged two-legged dragon with a barbed tail - that possesses unique saliva which causes rocks to become explosive. Read More »

Microsoft releases updates to protect Surface devices against Meltdown and Spectre


The update was delivered though Windows Update. It's not clear how widespread this issue is, but the reporter noted that the CPU involved is "quite pre-historic", specifically the AMD Athlon X2 6000+, which was released a decade ago. For now, there aren't any confirmed attacks on Microsoft customers exploiting the vulnerabilities. "Nothing going on", a user with the handle "Frustrated after KB4056892 on older AMD laptop" posted to the discussion thread on Sunday, adding that the ... Read More »

Apple release iOS 11.2.2 update to address Spectre

Experts are agreeing that wholesale hardware replacement, which could take years, is not considered necessary and that security patches would be sufficient to seal the flaws and secure the devices. True to its word, Apple today released two new updates: one for iOS and one for macOS . Metldown and Spectre security risks affecting almost every modern processor came to light last week, and now Apple has released a pair of software updates to address the Spectre vulnerability. Read More »

HP issues worldwide battery recall due to fire, burn hazards


The recall affects batteries shipped with certain HP Probook, x360, Envy, Pavilion, and HP 11 notebook computers, plus certain HP ZBook mobile workstations sold worldwide from December 2015 through December 2017. If you're affected, HP says they are proactively notifying customers on the replacement. "HP strongly recommends accepting Battery Safety Mode so that the notebook or mobile workstation can be safely used by connecting to an HP power adaptor", the company said. Read More »

Kendrick Lamar to curate Black Panther soundtrack


Kendrick Lamar will be producing and curating the Black Panther movie soundtrack along with TDE's CEO Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith. "The magnitude of this film showcases a great marriage of art and culture", Lamar said in a statement. Read More »

Taiwanese company ACER markets 'world's thinnest laptop'

Acer advertised the 8.98 mm-thin Swift 7 as the " world's thinnest laptop ". It starts at $599 and will be available next month. "The device's screen size has jumped from a 13.3" screen to 14" display - still 1080p resolution. This new version, however, will retail for USD1,699 (around RM6,783). Though it runs on a powerful processor, it is bit of a letdown considering the fact that Intel's 8th gen chipsets have been out for a while and have been used in the new Dell XPS 13. Read More »

Fired Engineer Says Google Discriminated Based on His 'Male Gender,' 'Caucasian Race'


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. Read More »

CES 2018: Acer is bringing Amazon Alexa to Windows 10 PCs

Select 2018 models of the Acer Aspire, Switch, Swift and Spin laptops; Asus ZenBook and VivoBook; and HP's Pavilion Wave PC will include Alexa integration. Amazon, the e-commerce giant, is taking Alexa beyond its Echo and Fire devices. HP is launching the Alexa-backed Pavilion Wave in Spring this year with a starting price of $549.99 (approximately Rs. Read More »

Google Consolidates Its Payments Services Under Brand Google Pay


If you're a developer, you can learn how you can implement Google Pay here. The company announced the move through a post on its official blog. According to Google, apps like Airbnb, Dice, Fandango , HungryHouse, and Instacart already support Google Pay , with more sites and stores set roll out soon over the coming weeks. Read More »

Ford F-150 Diesel Is Actually Good On Gas


Until now, the company did not want to continue the light-duty F-series. Ford has thrown in stronger axles, for instance, adding robustness. That Ford turned to diesel power first may be a shock, considering its tumultuous recent history. "We're confident we'll get there", Ford vice-president of powertrain engineering David Filipe said in a media briefing ahead of the official launch announcement. Read More »