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Tech Intel boss sold $25m in shares before chip security flaw disclosure
Author: 0 Intel boss sold $25m in shares before chip security flaw disclosure

Intel's CEO said researchers at Google made Intel aware of a widespread security exploit "a while back", but the company is working on fixes that could start next week. Google says Android devices with the latest security update installed are already protected, while users of the Chrome web browser and Chromebook computers may need to download an update.

Tech Florida sees first snow in about 30 years
Author: 0 Florida sees first snow in about 30 years

All flights had to be suspended from JFK Airport and LaGuardia Airport in NY, and the majority of flights were also severely affected at Newark Airport in New Jersey and Boston airport in MA. "Freezing rain mixing with sleet continues from Tallahassee into south central Georgia and the eastern Florida Big Bend region", tweeted the National Weather Service office in Tallahassee.

Tech Brazilian authorities go after Apple in iPhone slowdown scandal
Author: 0 Brazilian authorities go after Apple in iPhone slowdown scandal

Today the Korean law firm appears to have gotten a little help from a new local tech report that points out how Apple's $29 price for a replacement battery is not a discount at all in South Korea, making their case even stronger. Fortunately, the process is as simple as downloading an app from the Apple store and comparing your iPhone speed to the maximum potential that the CPU is capable of when being allowed to run unhindered.

Tech Spotify's chief content officer is leaving ahead of its IPO
Author: 0 Spotify's chief content officer is leaving ahead of its IPO

Prior to joining Spotify , Blom spent a number of years as an executive at EMI, eventually rising to the role of CEO of EMI Nordic. Its closest competitor, Apple Music , reported 30 million subscribers in September. Late past year - before these latest developments occurred - Reuters reported Spotify was being valued at around $16 billion. At last count in the fall of 2017, the service had 140 million regular users, with 60 million paying for it, numbers that are sure to be larger by ...

Tech Instagram Stories soon on WhatsApp too
Author: 0 Instagram Stories soon on WhatsApp too

A Brazilian blog has posted a screenshot of an Instagram Story showing the tool on the lower-left corner of its interface. This new functionality allows users to share their Instagram Stories to WhatsApp as a WhatsApp Status. WhatsApp Status will also disappear 24 hours after it was shared on the platform, just like Instagram Stories. It is unsure how long this feature has been tested or when the testing phase is going to be over.

Author: 0 Intel says performance impact of security updates not significant

Cyber security experts uncovered two vulnerabilities which affect almost all microchips. Meltdown has now only been proven effective against Intel processors, while the Spectre attack can be leveraged against processors from Intel, AMD and ARM .

Tech Burnout Paradise HD Remaster Coming to PS4 in Japan
Author: 0 Burnout Paradise HD Remaster Coming to PS4 in Japan

According to Gematsu , a Japanese listing for the game was spotted however it was only for PS4. With that in mind, and considering we haven't heard any official word about it from EA, we could be looking at a simple re-release. In fact, it's downright encouraged, as you're awarded points for creating the most spectacular crashes possible. Burnout Paradise was released on the Xbox 360 and PS3.

Tech You can turn your Instagram stories into WhatsApp status soon
Author: 0 You can turn your Instagram stories into WhatsApp status soon

After all, once this feature becomes official, you can create one Story on Instagram and share it to Facebook, Messenger, and WhatsApp. In fact, the company is now experimenting cross-posting Stories to WhatsApp, albeit only in Brazil. Recently, Facebook rolled out another feature to help you discover photos uploaded by friend and family who may have forgotten to tag you. The social media giant is basically using facial recognition technology to help you find photos you're not tagged in.

Tech Lenovo's new ThinkPads pack 8th-gen Cores and slimmer designs
Author: 0 Lenovo's new ThinkPads pack 8th-gen Cores and slimmer designs

Lenovo says the X280 is 20% lighter and 15% thinner than the X270 that came before it. They each also offer an extended battery option that can provide up to 27 hours of battery life, Lenovo said. The ThinkPad L380 Yoga is a convertible with similar specifications to the L380. The ThinkPad L380 , ThinkPad L380 Yoga and ThinkPad L480 and ThinkPad L580 will be available for order this month priced at $609, $1,049, $779 and $769 respectively.

Tech LG's new 2018 OLED TVs rock Google Assistant, support 120FPS
Author: 0 LG's new 2018 OLED TVs rock Google Assistant, support 120FPS

Make a request through the microphone on the included remote control and you will be able search for information, images or video featuring specific content, such as "show me yoga videos" or "show me films starring Tom Cruise". A core innovative element of the α (Alpha) 9 is the four-step process of noise reduction, which boasts twice as many steps compared to conventional techniques.

Tech £100bn Amazon set to shake up Premier League TV rights auction
Author: 0 £100bn Amazon set to shake up Premier League TV rights auction

British telecoms Sky and BT won the last auction, which brought in $6.9B. The 2019/20 season will consist of seven packages of premier league football/soccer matches on offer from the UK's Premier league. No broadcaster can obtain the rights to more than 148 games per season. Note that football/soccer is huge in many parts of the world, such as the United Kingdom and also in various countries in Asia, which means that landing the rights to stream the EPL (which is just one of the many ...

Tech Want Nacho Fries With That? Taco Bell Adds $1 Item to Menu
Author: 0 Want Nacho Fries With That? Taco Bell Adds $1 Item to Menu

According to a press release, Taco Bell's fries are dusted with seasoning and served not with boring old ketchup but with the same queso dipping sauce you usually get with your side order of chips. Taco Bell's about to make Blink-182 frontman Mark Hoppus's - and, okay, thousands of other fry lovers' - dreams come true with its new addition to the menu: Nacho fries.

Tech This New Android Malware Mimics Uber App To Steal Your Log
Author: 0 This New Android Malware Mimics Uber App To Steal Your Log

Once the user puts in details and clicks the Next button, the malware sends the user ID and password to its remote server. This way, it will be shown as the user is connecting to the actual app, instead of the fake one.It all started when Symantec learned that the hackers utilize deep links to find out the actual location of the client from the Uber app.

Tech Is Apple slowing down your iPhone? Here's how to check
Author: 0 Is Apple slowing down your iPhone? Here's how to check

For those curious, it turns out that it's not too hard to see whether your iPhone has been affected. They might give you a general idea that your battery has degraded since the day you bought it, but I've seen wildly varying percentage numbers regarding my iPhone 6S Plus' battery health.

Tech OnePlus 5T Lava Red Variant Could Launch In India Earlier Than Expected
Author: 0 OnePlus 5T Lava Red Variant Could Launch In India Earlier Than Expected

A special Star Wars Limited Edition variant of the OnePlus 5T was launched last month. The OnePlus 5T was initially launched in color options like the Midnight Black and Slate Grey. Now, do keep in mind that this report is based on an info from an unnamed source, so take it with a grain of salt, as the company did not confirm anything just yet.

Tech OnePlus 5T now available in Sandstone White finish
Author: 0 OnePlus 5T now available in Sandstone White finish

The Sandstone OnePlus 5T , however, will come in a white color option. You won't be able to get the cheaper 6GB/64GB configuration in white though, with the black OnePlus 5T your only option if you're looking to save a little bit of money.

Tech Samsung expects India's tablet market to revive in 2018
Author: 0 Samsung expects India's tablet market to revive in 2018

Adding pressure-sensitive sensors under a flat display is not an easy deal, and adding the same technology in a bendable display is certainly harder for manufactures. Citing GfK data, he said Samsung had 51 per cent value market share in the consumer tablet segment in November 2017, while in volume terms, it had 47 per cent share.

Tech 'Monster Hunter World' will stalk its way onto PC this fall
Author: 0 'Monster Hunter World' will stalk its way onto PC this fall

Post-launch, Capcom plans to release several content updates for World . The Flat Iron Square venue will be themed with memorabilia from the game and there will be a giant dragon's head outside, so you can't miss it. The PC release, as we learned just a couple of days ago , is not due until autumn this year. "Another monster introduced in the trailer is Dodogama, a rock-eating wyvern that possesses a unique saliva that causes rock to become explosive, a hazardous mix it will spit at its ...

Tech HP recalls notebook, mobile workstation batteries over safety concerns
Author: 0 HP recalls notebook, mobile workstation batteries over safety concerns

The federal agency says consumers should stop using the affected products and go to the HP Battery Recall website to see if their battery is affected and to order a free replacement if needed. This covers batteries sold as replacements for or that came with HP ProBooks 64x (G2 and G3 series); HP ProBooks 65x (G2 and G3 series); HPx360 310 G2; HP Envy m6; HP Pavilion x360; HP 11; HP ZBook 17 G3; HP ZBook 17 G4; HP ZBook Studio G3 Mobile Workstations.

Author: 0 Meltdown, Spectre chip flaws raise questions about hardware security

Google's research team said three variants of the flaw were discovered, two that made up the Spectre flaw and a third for Meltdown , which is now said to affect only Intel chips. AMD is aiming to win market share in the PC CPU market with its Ryzen chips, and this news may be enough for the company to gain some share. We haven't heard much from Microsoft yet about the flaw, but it's expected to publicly introduce the necessary changes to its Windows operating system in an upcoming ...

Tech Mercedes-Benz G-Class - exterior images leaked
Author: 0 Mercedes-Benz G-Class - exterior images leaked

And it appears the new one will keep true to the brute-ute's history. The all-new 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class will make its official debut a little over a week from now, but today, we're already getting a good look at the truck. Key components of the double-wishbone front axle are directly fixed to the ladder-type frame. This translates to an additional 0.2 inches of ground clearance to 9.5 inches total, with maximum fording depth raising to 27.6 from 24 inches.

Author: 0 New LG 4K UHD Projector Launching At CES

We'll have to check it out in person to know whether this massive peak light output is matched by decent black level performance to complete the HDR experience. LG has included a carrying handle, making it easier to hold and carry the projector around. LG claims the new UHD projector is roughly half the size of competing 4K options on the market, many of which are "heavy, expensive, and hard to install" according to the company.

Tech Jimmy Iovine to Leave Apple Music in August
Author: 0 Jimmy Iovine to Leave Apple Music in August

Word of Iovine's departure first surfaced on the website Hits Daily Double , and was later confirmed by Billboard and Bloomberg . Interestingly, the news of Iovine's exit coincides with his Apple shares fully vesting, the report says, following Iovine and Dr Dre's sale of Beats to Apple in 2014 for $3 billion.

Tech Mad Catz is back with a new trio of gaming peripherals
Author: 0 Mad Catz is back with a new trio of gaming peripherals

The well-known gaming peripheral maker, Mad Catz, filed for bankruptcy and closed its doors back in March 2017 following nearly three decades of operation. The S.T.R.I.K.E. 4 keyboard is aluminum with mechanical switches (the company has not said what it's using) and RGB backlighting. Mad Catz is dead, long live Mad Catz .

Tech Paladins Announces Battle Royale Game Mode, 'Battlegrounds'
Author: 0 Paladins Announces Battle Royale Game Mode, 'Battlegrounds'

Free-to-play hero shooter Paladins is getting a battle royale mode called - wait for it - Battlegrounds . Paladins: Battlegrounds mashes up the ability driven combat with the survival gameplay of a Battle Royale game offering a highly unique experience.

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