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Ford offers its first diesel for the F-150 Ford offers its first diesel for the F-150
- January 08, 2018

This week, details about the diesel 2018 Ford F-150 were made available months after the automaker confirmed they would offer the engine in their best-selling pickup. Felipe said the after-treatment should provide roughly 10,000 miles of driving range before replenishing. The diesel F-150 will join the General Motors Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon mid-size pickups and the full-size Nissan Titan XD in offering a diesel. (more...)
NVIDIA's new 65-inch 4K gaming displays also run Android TV NVIDIA's new 65-inch 4K gaming displays also run Android TV
- January 08, 2018

In addition to the aforementioned 120Hz refresh rate (powered by Nvidia's G-sync tech) and 4K resolution, other BFGD features include a full-array direct backlight, 1,000-nit peak luminance, and DCI-P3 colour gamut. At BFGD's Heart: G-SYNC HDR At the heart of BFGDs is the latest G-SYNC HDR technology that synchronizes the display's 120Hz refresh rate to that of the game at every moment in time. (more...)
Google keeps losing its bikes to local thieves Google keeps losing its bikes to local thieves
- January 08, 2018

With roughly 1,100 of these "Gbikes" now available, Google's latest problem is that it can't keep local residents from riding off with them. San Francisco: Technology giant Google loses between 100 and 250 of its colourful employee bicycles a week from its campus, the media reported. (more...)
Intel's new NUC will show off AMD's Vega GPU Intel's new NUC will show off AMD's Vega GPU
- January 08, 2018

These Intel chips, with integrated AMD graphics , are highly anticipated and from what was shared earlier show significant promise for 1080p laptop gaming . Intel integrating AMD's Radeon graphics into its chipset could be the result of company's new hire Raja Koduri, who previously headed Radeon graphics team at AMD. (more...)
Nintendo Switch becomes fastest-selling console in the US Nintendo Switch becomes fastest-selling console in the US
- January 08, 2018

Fortunately for Nintendo, those people were completely wrong and the Nintendo Switch did very well. The Switch sold 10 million units in only 9 months and it exceeded Nintendo's expectations by a lot. But the news only gets better for the maker of Mario Bros. This year, The company intends to expand the list and Nintendo Switch owners can look forward to Nintendo-published games like Kirby Star Allies , Bayonetta , Bayonetta 2 and a new game starring Yoshi. (more...)
Acer's new laptops include a liquid-cooled 2-in-1, $250 fanless Chromebook Acer's new laptops include a liquid-cooled 2-in-1, $250 fanless Chromebook
- January 08, 2018

See CNET's CES 2018 coverage. Acer Swift 7 is not cheap either. The Swift 7, described by Acer as the thinnest computer in the world at 8.98mm, is powered by a seventh-generation Intel Core i7 processor and includes 4G LTE connectivity. (more...)
SpaceX launches secret satellite on 1st flight of year SpaceX launches secret satellite on 1st flight of year
- January 08, 2018

It's also SpaceX's third such launch for the USA government, with previous payloads including a spy satellite and the X-37B space plane. The first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket then returned for a vertical landing at Landing Zone 1 at Cape Canaveral. (more...)
Most Promising Nintendo Switch Exclusives Of 2018
- January 08, 2018

The Switch previously set a Nintendo record for fastest-selling console during its first two days on the market. Since the launch of the console in March Nintendo has shipped over 10 million units worldwide, according to Nintendo's internal sales figures. (more...)
Astronaut John Young dies at 87
- January 07, 2018

He eventually became one of the most accomplished astronauts in the history of the USA space programme. He was part of the Apollo 10 crew that orbited the moon in May 1969 in preparation for the first landing later that year. News of his death prompted tributes, including from fellow astronauts who called him a "hero" and "astronauts' astronaut", and from former President George H.W. (more...)
Nintendo Switch makes history in the US
- January 07, 2018

The Nintendo Switch success-story is definitely one for the history books. "This is *the* solution for opening up CFW (Custom FirmWare) on the Nintendo Switch ", said Team-Xecuter on their blog. history, the Nintendo's hybrid console's legacy is now assured. Since the console's launch in March 2017, Nintendo had sold 4.8 million Switch systems nationally. (more...)
LG Display has made a 65-inch rollable OLED
- January 07, 2018

According to the U.S. research firm IHS Markit, sales of TVs with 75-inch panels or larger are predicted to rise to 1.6 million units this year from 1.1 million units last year. Thanks to the huge internal investment by LG, its annual OLED TV panel shipments are expected to ramp from 1.7 million units past year, to reach 6.5 million in 2020. (more...)
Apple says all Macs, iPhones, iPads exposed to chip flaw
- January 07, 2018

Q&A What can I do about the Meltdown and Spectre flaws? ARM said in a public statement that the "majority of ARM processors are not impacted", while AMD reassured users that the "described threat has not been seen in the public domain". (more...)
Apple to issue fix for devices at risk 'soon' Apple to issue fix for devices at risk 'soon'
- January 07, 2018

Meltdown is specific to Intel CPUs but Spectre affects all devices alike. Apple Inc AAPL.O will release a patch for the Safari web browser on its iPhones, iPads and Macs within days, it said on Thursday, after major chipmakers disclosed flaws that leave almost every modern computing device vulnerable to hackers. (more...)
Pixel and Nexus Devices Experiencing Several Issues Since Android 8.1 Update Pixel and Nexus Devices Experiencing Several Issues Since Android 8.1 Update
- January 07, 2018

These tweaks had not been captured in the official bulletin provided by Google, but according to Canadian carrier TELUS , the Google Pixel and Pixel 2 will not only receive the new software maintenance release, but also anti-aging display improvements. (more...)
Meltdown, Spectre Can Be Exploited Through Your Browser Meltdown, Spectre Can Be Exploited Through Your Browser
- January 07, 2018

Therefore, the company is taking steps to disable all the precise timers in its browser, as well as the SharedArrayBuffer feature, that Firefox also recently implemented. Those updates can be downloaded in the form of the usual Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7/8.1 or the Security Only Quality Update for the same versions. (more...)
Analysts suggest CPU security flaw won't create long-term economic hit for Intel
- January 07, 2018

Meltdown exploits features of Intel's x86-64 processors specifically (the kind of processor you nearly undoubtedly have), and can be protected against with operating system-level security updates that are rolling out now. and ARM Holdings. Meltdown has now only been proven effective against Intel processors , while the Spectre attack can be leveraged against processors from Intel, AMD and ARM. (more...)
'The Crown': Helena Bonham Carter Poised To Play Princess Margaret
- January 07, 2018

According to The Evening Standard , recasting Vanessa Kirby , who played the part in the first two seasons, came in order to continue the story and timeline. But as synonymous as Foy, Matt Smith, Kirby, and the others have become with their roles, they have worthy successors. So what else can we expect from Season 3? But the Harry Potter actress certainly has the haughtiness of the Princess. (more...)
Firefox v57.0.4 Released With Fixes for Meltdown, Spectre Attacks
- January 07, 2018

Several recently-published research articles have demonstrated a new class of timing attacks ( Meltdown and Spectre ) that work on modern CPUs. Meltdown and Spectre security flaws have been found in Intel , AMD, and ARM CPUs, putting most computers and mobile phones at risk. (more...)
Tech Giants Issue Fixes, Updates For Meltdown And Spectre Flaws
- January 06, 2018

In addition, many operating system vendors, public cloud service providers, device manufacturers and others have indicated that they have already updated their products and services. There is no evidence that hackers have taken advantage of the vulnerability - at least not yet. Intel has helped provide security patches, but the complaints raise concerns that these patches will hurt computer performance, and aren't an adequate response to the problem. (more...)
Astronaut John Young, who walked on moon, dies at 87 Astronaut John Young, who walked on moon, dies at 87
- January 06, 2018

Young retired from NASA in 2004 after 42 years of being employed by NASA. Young was also noted as the first ever commander of the Space Shuttle program, leading STS-1 on board of Space Shuttle Columbia in 1981. Young avoided the limelight but was outspoken and known for writing hundreds of memos pointing out safety flaws and operational concerns. He wrestled with how the agency could have missed the warning signs. (more...)
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's Appearance at CES Canceled
- January 06, 2018

It's clear that the FCC's 2015 " net neutrality " order, which the pro-regulatory advocates now insist is gospel, actually allowed ISPs to engage in the very practices that they loudly proclaim the Commission has just now authorized. Prior the vote the Trump-appointed chairman also received heat for a not-so-funny video making amusing of people worrying about the effects of a net neutrality. (more...)
Google sold one Home smart speaker every second since October Google sold one Home smart speaker every second since October
- January 06, 2018

With Google Home Mini and Google Home Max in addition to our original Google Home, we brought you even more ways to use the Assistant in your home. Google also touts the more than 1,500 compatible smart home devices from over 225 brands. Users can broadcast their voice through Google Assistant on smartphones or voice-activated speakers like Google Home. While the Home Mini, shaped like a doughnut can easily gel with your furniture and not attract a lot of attention, the Home Max is massive ... (more...)
Burnout Paradise HD Remaster seemingly coming to PS4 in Japan
- January 06, 2018

Burnout Paradise remasters has been rumoured for some time now, but it seem like it's actually happening, at least in Japan. Debuting to critical acclaim, Burnout Paradise was the fifth entry to its parent franchise and, unlike its predecessors, opted for an open-world environment instead of a series of set-piece point-scoring challenges. (more...)
Burnout Paradise HD Remaster Out in Japan in March Burnout Paradise HD Remaster Out in Japan in March
- January 06, 2018

The information that gave rise to the rumor about the launch of the game, referred to a leak from a Brazilian store where its upcoming debut was announced and had an estimated date of March 1. Did any of you guys play Burnout back in the day? Electronic Arts has yet to confirm the news but expect an official announcement soon. We can only imagine that, if Japan is getting these details, a confirmation from EA won't be too far away. (more...)
Millions of computer processors worldwide contain serious security flaw Millions of computer processors worldwide contain serious security flaw
- January 06, 2018

Researchers at Google's Project Zero and academic institutions including the Graz University of Technology in Austria discovered the problem past year and disclosed it Wednesday. The ARM design is also used in Apple's mobile chips. There are actually three different side-channel attacks that security researchers at Google Project Zero and other firms have identified. (more...)
Industry Responds to Unprecedented CPU Security Vulnerability Industry Responds to Unprecedented CPU Security Vulnerability
- January 06, 2018

Researchers at Google and several universities published the results of the findings, discovered last June, that surface two previously unknown vulnerabilities that could affect almost every modern microprocessor. Microsoft has reportedly released a security update to all supported versions of Windows , which includes Windows 7, 8 and 10. TechJuice for Browser: Get breaking news notifications on your browser. (more...)
Mozilla releases a patch for Meltdown and Spectre
- January 06, 2018

The security gap allows access to a computer's memory, which could reveal confidential information and security data. Such a leak could potentially expose stored passwords and other sensitive data, including personal photos, emails and instant messages. (more...)
All Mac devices affected by chip flaws - Apple
- January 06, 2018

The Meltdown flaw is specific to Intel chips, and it strikes at the heart of how CPUs process information. "The full extent of this class of attack is still under investigation and we are working with security researchers and other browser vendors to fully understand the threat and fixes", said Mozilla researcher Luke Wagner in a blog post . (more...)
Cisco to release patches for Meltdown, Spectre CPU vulns, just in case
- January 06, 2018

Major software makers have not issued patches to protect against the second vulnerability, dubbed Spectre, which affects almost all computer chips made in the last decade. It's also heartening to see how quickly the major cloud computing companies, including Google, Microsoft, and Amazon, patched their systems to protect against the Meltdown vulnerability. (more...)
Apple: Mac and iPhone both affected by big chip vulnerability
- January 06, 2018

Intel on Thursday said it has developed and is issuing updates for all types of Intel-based machines that will render system affected by the design flaw immune to Spectre and Meltdown . While that attack is thought to be more difficult to pull off, it's also harder to guard against, and Apple Watch is as vulnerable to it as the rest of Apple's product line. (more...)