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Apple says its product chips flawed Apple says its product chips flawed
- January 07, 2018

According to a statement by the company, the vulnerabilities dubbed Meltdown and Spectre could allow hackers to get access to sensitive information on the users' computers and other devices. And Microsoft has already released fixes for many of its services. Ben Johnson, co-founder and chief strategist for cyber security firm Carbon Black, said the delay in updating customers about whether Apple's devices are at risk could affect Apple's drive to get more business customers to adopt its ... (more...)
Spread, Total Both Drop for Alabama vs. Georgia Title Game 1/4/18
- January 07, 2018

Alabama also has a veteran secondary to contend with the passing of Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm. That leaves probably Terrell Lewis or Jamey Mosley to start. If history holds up, Alabama will have an edge in another regard. Sports' Pete Thamel, once anonymous coach gave Smart the theoretical advantage over his former boss, in part because while Smart knows what Saban is like as a head coach, Saban doesn't really know how Smart operates. (more...)
Nintendo Switch Sets All Time Sales Record Nintendo Switch Sets All Time Sales Record
- January 07, 2018

The Wii sold more than 4 million units in its first ten months and went on to sell more than 100 million units over the lifetime of the console. "Whether this is a dedicate gamer who doesn't want to stop playing Mario or Zelda , or whether it's a child experiencing these franchises for the very first time, we believe the value proposition as well as the compelling content is what's fueling our momentum", Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America, told Fortune . (more...)
Lowering JavaScript Timer Resolution Thwarts Meltdown and Spectre Lowering JavaScript Timer Resolution Thwarts Meltdown and Spectre
- January 07, 2018

If a device is affected by Meltdown then it's prone to hackers and they can bypass the hardware barrier which allows them to get sensitive information from a users account. To hinder the attacks' efficiency, Mozilla says it will reduce the precision of Firefox's internal timer functions. Web browsers can't change processor cache behavior, but they could take away malicious code's ability to exploit them. (more...)
Acer Swift 7 gets thinner, beefs up battery life Acer Swift 7 gets thinner, beefs up battery life
- January 07, 2018

There's also no shortage of ports , although the array is slightly confusing: there are two USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports (one each of Type-C and Type-A), eight USB 3.1 ports (one Type-C and seven Type-A), and (for some reason) two USB 2.0 ports . (more...)
Intel says rapidly issuing updates to all processors impacted by Meltdown
- January 07, 2018

In a statement , the Department of Homeland Security said it was not aware of any instances where the bugs have been actively exploited. Daniel Gruss, the 31-year-old information security researcher and post-doctoral fellow at Austria's Graz Technical University who discovered the Meltdown flaw, welcomed Intel's white paper on the issue. (more...)
Intel is rising after saying it's fixed the 'Spectre' CPU flaw
- January 07, 2018

Representational ImageComputer security experts have discovered two major security flaws in the microprocessors inside almost all of the world's computers. Apple said Thursday all Mac computers, iPhones and iPads are at risk, but it insisted the flaws had affected none of its customers. CERT, the cyber security project at Carnegie Mellon University sponsored by the USA government, on Friday withdrew its recommendation for the replacement of the central processing units (CPUs) of affected ... (more...)
Mozilla 57.0.4 version addresses Spectre and Meltdown Malware flaws
- January 07, 2018

To protect against Spectre and Meltdown malware Google already has issued some security updates . Firefox maker says it has provided a temporary fix to make attacks more hard. As per some reports Firefox has released the version 57.0.4 on desktop platforms including Windows, Linux and macOS. "The precision of performance now has been reduced from 5µs to 20µs, and the SharedArrayBuffer feature has been disabled because it can be used to construct a high-resolution timer", Mozilla says. (more...)
North Korea And South Korea Officially Agree To Hold High-Level Talks North Korea And South Korea Officially Agree To Hold High-Level Talks
- January 07, 2018

Citing unnamed sources, Japan's Kyodo News service and broadcaster NHK said Chang was headed to Switzerland, where he could meet with International Olympic Committee officials. The tentative moves towards the Olympic appearance come after months of escalating rhetoric from North Korea and the US. Now, as part of efforts to smooth the path to the Olympics, the USA has agreed to a request from South Korea to suspend joint military operations, scheduled to take place during the Games. (more...)
Google has great news about fixing the Meltdown and Spectre chip flaws
- January 06, 2018

SingCert is a unit of Singapore's Cyber Security Agency, which coordinates the nation's response to cyber threats and attacks. Representational ImageComputer security experts have discovered two major security flaws in the microprocessors inside almost all of the world's computers. (more...)
Intel hit with three class-action lawsuits over chip flaws
- January 06, 2018

While programs are typically not permitted to read data from other programs, a malicious program can exploit Meltdown and Spectre to get hold of secrets stored in the memory of other running programs. Intel said in a blog post Thursday that it has begun providing updates to mitigate the risks posed by the exploits. Intel has responded to reports that a "bug" within its processors can not be cured with a firmware update and the only fix is an OS patch that may slow down your machine by up ... (more...)
Nintendo Switch Becomes Fastest Selling Home Console in the US
- January 06, 2018

It's no surprise by now that Nintendo had a stellar year in 2017, thanks to the hugely successful Nintendo Switch . And it now appears that the system has managed to set a record. After one of the finest years in the company's history, you have to wonder just how Nintendo can top 2017. "Fans across the country have experienced the joy of playing their favorite games at home or on the go", said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America's President and COO. (more...)
New Intel patches promise immunity to Meltdown and Spectre attacks
- January 06, 2018

Thus far, CERT said vendors including AMD, Apple, Google, Intel, Microsoft and Mozilla are affected. Today's analyst note from Barclays says that while Intel and AMD clearly don't see eye to eye about the details of the vulnerability, it doesn't believe the situation will result in a negative financial impact (particularly for Intel). (more...)
Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. (CRL)'s Chairman - President and CEO James Foster
- January 06, 2018

About 96,264 shares traded. It has outperformed by 8.19% the S&P500. Charles River Laboratories Intl. had a net margin of 10.72% and a return on equity of 26.58%. from $120.00 to $130.00 and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research report on Monday, October 9th. Argus began coverage on shares of Charles River Laboratories Intl.in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. (more...)
Shraddha Kapoor to reunite with Shahid Kapoor for 'Batti Gul Meter Chalu' Shraddha Kapoor to reunite with Shahid Kapoor for 'Batti Gul Meter Chalu'
- January 06, 2018

Speculations suggested that Katrina Kaif and Vaani Kapoor were also approached for the role but no confirmation on anything was given out. As per more reports on the film, it is likely to have another leading lady as a lawyer alongside Shahid. (more...)
Is there a Bearish outlook for Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ:IMMR) this week?
- January 06, 2018

The company's market cap is $230.30 million. The stock decreased 0.16% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $19.32. These shares are worth $2,147,488 and were traded at $6.58 each. Its up 0.43, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. The stock grabbed 4 new institutional investments totaling 933,299 shares while 11 institutional investors sold out their entire positions totaling 388,215 shares. (more...)
Belkin's latest chargers look tailor-made for the iPhone X Belkin's latest chargers look tailor-made for the iPhone X
- January 06, 2018

Although it advertises the devices as 10W universal chargers, it also claims they are "Fine-tuned for iPhone X , iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 8 ". With Apple's new iPhone X and iPhone finally adopting wireless and fast-charging features, it seems Belkin's new solutions are aimed at these smartphones in particular. (more...)
Amazon announces Alexa is coming to headphones, smartwatches and fitness trackers Amazon announces Alexa is coming to headphones, smartwatches and fitness trackers
- January 06, 2018

The first products could come from companies such as Bose, Jabra, iHome, Linkplay, Sugr, Librewireless, Beyerdynamic, Bowers and Wilkins, who have already started developing using the service. ", said Brian Maguire, Director of Product Management at Bose, said in a statement". In some ways, though, Amazon's kit isn't quite as ambitious as what we saw in the CoWatch , considering that you'll need to have your device tethered to a smartphone in order for Alexa to work. (more...)
Sony Xperia XZ1 Premium and XZ1 Plus will Launch at MWC 2018 Sony Xperia XZ1 Premium and XZ1 Plus will Launch at MWC 2018
- January 06, 2018

Sony Xperia XZ1 Premium and XZ1 Plus will Launch at MWC 2018. The camera setup and resolutions, as well as the location of the fingerprint scanner, remain the same as the Xperia XZ1 Premium. As per the leaked info, the Sony Xperia XZ1 Premium is obviously the most premium model of the trio. The phone will also has a 12 MP dual rear camera, and a fingerprint scanner on the back. (more...)
Burnout Paradise Remaster rumoured for release on PS4 and Xbox One
- January 06, 2018

That's the inference from a new Japanese report that backs up earlier rumours out of Brazil. Players could hurtle around Paradise City and its varied surrounds, cruise with friends, throw their vehicles off improbable jumps and rack up high scores in pile-ups of epic proportions. (more...)
Why Android users should NEVER download flashlight apps
- January 06, 2018

Alphonso argues that it discloses the monitoring. The company also provides opt-out instructions on its website. Once such data were harvested, they were passed on to remote servers by these apps. While this makes sense for smartphone apps, it doesn't translate well to a desktop. Alphonso's apps and its relationship with Shazam show that there can be a connection between what our phones may hear and the ads that appear on a website or social media feed in the next few hours. (more...)
Verizon, Samsung Will Team Up to Bring Faster 5G to California Verizon, Samsung Will Team Up to Bring Faster 5G to California
- January 06, 2018

This is the first order received by the South Korean company for equipment compatible with the fifth-generation wireless communication standard, aside from hardware used in research, development and trials. AT&T is also targeting the end of 2018 for its true 5G network in a dozen USA markets based on 3GPP 5G NR standards . Last year, Samsung and Verizon began 5G customer trials across seven U.S. (more...)
Electronic Arts (EA) Earns "Buy" Rating from Wedbush
- January 06, 2018

Pnc Financial Services Gru Incorporated invested in 38,216 shares. Northern Trust Corp raised its stake in Electronic Arts by 1.2% during the second quarter. Electronic Arts Inc is 1.79% of its portfolio. Electronic Arts had 76 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (NASDAQ:EA) to report earnings on January, 30. (more...)
Axa Upped Its Microsoft Corp (MSFT) Stake
- January 06, 2018

Microsoft Corp now has $680.35B valuation. About 4.69 million shares traded. With 1.67M avg volume, 3 days are for Danaher Corporation Del (NYSE:DHR)'s short sellers to cover DHR's short positions. Lazard Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Company owns 8.71 million shares. Spears Abacus Advisors Limited Liability Corporation, New York-based fund reported 542,065 shares. (more...)
Taco Bell to debut Nacho Fries nationwide
- January 06, 2018

The Mexican restaurant chain will add $1 nacho fries to its menu starting on January 25, the company announced this week . Fans are encouraged to follow along leading up to the release of Nacho Fries using the hashtag #NachoFries. Though they will be served a la carte for the low, low price of $1 price, other options will be made available for the product's run. Taco Bell is firing the latest shot in an ongoing dollar menu battle among fast food chains. (more...)
BidaskClub Lowers Kulicke and Soffa Industries (KLIC) to Buy
- January 06, 2018

About 572,134 shares traded. Warrior Met Coal, Inc. engages in mining and exporting metallurgical coal for the steel industry. (NASDAQ: KLIC ) has risen 89.78% since January 6, 2017 and is uptrending. Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in Q3 2017. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.15 earnings per share . equities research analysts anticipate that Kulicke and Soffa Industries will post 1.69 EPS for the current year. (more...)
Snowden hints India's Aadhaar open for abuse Snowden hints India's Aadhaar open for abuse
- January 06, 2018

Also, there were reports of how various Common Service Centres across the country were involved in leaking the information, right from the collection to storage, accuracy and the use of Aadhaar data. "I was told that I could then create as many usernames and passwords to access the database as I wanted". Kumar was able to create a username and password that gave them access to the demographic information of almost 1.2 billion Indians who have now enrolled in Aadhaar, simply by entering a ... (more...)
How to Protect Your Devices Against Meltdown, Spectre Bugs
- January 06, 2018

Security researchers on Wednesday disclosed a set of security flaws that they said could let hackers steal sensitive information from almost every modern computing device containing chips from Intel Corp, Advanced Micro Devices Inc and ARM Holdings. (more...)
Motorola Moto G4 Play Finally Starts Receiving Android 7.1 Nougat Update Motorola Moto G4 Play Finally Starts Receiving Android 7.1 Nougat Update
- January 06, 2018

It looks like Motorola has finally kicked off the roll-out of Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for the Moto G4 Play . Motorola launched a trio of G4 branded smartphones, the G4, G4 Plus and G4 Play. That said, Moto G4 Play users shouldn't be expecting an Oreo update at any point in the future. If you are interested to get your device and haven't received the update, you need not worry. (more...)
Intel CEO: Google discovered the chip flaw months ago
- January 06, 2018

All computers with Intel chips from the past 10 years appear to be affected, the report said , and patches to Microsoft Corp.'s Windows and Apple Inc.'s OS X operating systems will be required. So, we present to you Meltdown and Spectre . Project Zero researcher, Jann Horn , demonstrated that malicious actors could take advantage of speculative execution to read system memory that should have been inaccessible. (more...)