Tech giants scramble to fend off chip security flaws

The Meltdown flaw is less serious and can be patched by software that is already being released by numerous major computer operating systems. "Most of the software vendors welcome that interaction as long as you see this disclosure in private first,... More..

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Intel's processors suffer from major security flaw, Apple's Macs also affected, report
by | Saturday, January 06, 2018

Intel's processors suffer from major security flaw, Apple's Macs also affected, report

The bug discovered in Intel's chip architecture is related to the way that regular apps and programs discover the contents of protected kernel memory areas. Additionally, the researchers note that AMD and A...More..

Google says phones, tablets also affected by newly discovered security issue
by | Saturday, January 06, 2018

Google says phones, tablets also affected by newly discovered security issue

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. Microso...More..

Apple Buys An App Development Service
by | Saturday, January 06, 2018

Apple Buys An App Development Service

As stated on its official site, Buddybuild is a mobile iteration platform with focused expertise on integration and debugging implementations. Read on to learn more about Apple acquiring Buddybuild and what...More..

Rafa Benitez says Newcastle will prioritise Premier League survival over FA Cup
by | Saturday, January 06, 2018

Rafa Benitez says Newcastle will prioritise Premier League survival over FA Cup

Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez says that he does not know how much money will be made available to him for the January transfer window. However, the cup, yet again, is not a priority given the need, ...More..

Florida sees first snow in decades as storm hits the South
by | Saturday, January 06, 2018

Florida sees first snow in decades as storm hits the South

A blizzard warning is in effect for both northern North Carolina and southern Virginia. Indianapolis early Tuesday tied a record low of minus 12 degrees Fahrenheit (-24 Celsius) for January 2 set in 1887, lea...More..

by | Saturday, January 06, 2018

Wealthsource Partners LLC Buys New Holdings in Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. (PTEN)

About 1,945 shares traded. Patterson Energy now has $5.22 billion valuation. Patterson-UTI Energy ( PTEN ) traded up $0.15 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $23.62. (NASDAQ: PTEN ) earned "Hold" rat...More..

Bluefin Tuna Sold For USD 3,23195 At Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market
by | Saturday, January 06, 2018

Bluefin Tuna Sold For USD 3,23195 At Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) reported that all bluefin tuna populations, including Atlantic bluefin tuna, Pacific bluefin tuna and Southern bluefin tuna, were declining severely due to overfishing and illegal...More..

Nintendo Switch makes history in the US
by | Saturday, January 06, 2018

Nintendo Switch makes history in the US

In early December, the company said the Nintendo Switch had reached 10 million sales worldwide, and expects to hit the 14 million mark by March. Fans across the country have experienced the joy of playing t...More..

Verizon, Samsung Will Team Up to Bring Faster 5G to California
by | Saturday, January 06, 2018

Verizon, Samsung Will Team Up to Bring Faster 5G to California

AT&T said it had laid the foundation during 2017 for what it called 5G Evolution in 23 major metropolitan areas - Atlanta; Austin; Boston; Bridgeport, Connecticut; Buffalo, New York; Chicago; Fresno; Greenvil...More..

Intel CEO sold $24 million worth of shares before Chip Vulnerability
by | Saturday, January 06, 2018

Intel CEO sold $24 million worth of shares before Chip Vulnerability

The Rule 10b5-1 plan under which Krzanich scheduled the stock sale is meant to shield executives from accusations of insider trading. It said it planned to publicly disclose the problem next week. The represe...More..

Phones, Computers Containing Chips from Intel, ARM Holdings at Hacking Risk
by | Friday, January 05, 2018

Phones, Computers Containing Chips from Intel, ARM Holdings at Hacking Risk

Microsoft and Google, meanwhile, say they foresee few performance issues for the majority of their cloud computing customers. "Patches against "Meltdown" have been issued for Linux, Windows and OS X and work i...More..

by | Friday, January 05, 2018

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC) Analysts See $-0.13 EPS

They expect $0.73 earnings per share, down 15.12% or $0.13 from last year's $0.86 per share. Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $410,306 activity. BTIG Research upgraded Popu...More..

It's snowing in Florida's capital for the first time since 1989
by | Friday, January 05, 2018

It's snowing in Florida's capital for the first time since 1989

New York City schools are closed Thursday and sanitation workers are getting ready to deploy 2,200 plows to help clear the streets as 4-6 inches of snowfall are expected. At least 17 deaths were blamed on dange...More..

Naughty Dog's Shaun Escayg Leaves Company for Crystal Dynamics' Avengers Project
by | Friday, January 05, 2018

Naughty Dog's Shaun Escayg Leaves Company for Crystal Dynamics' Avengers Project

The Avengers Project will introduce a new set of Avengers-focused games with marvel in tandem with Eidos Montreal. Well, the rest is history. Escayg didn't reveal much regarding where he will go after this...More..

Samsung's Notebook 7 Spin refresh sneaks out ahead of CES
by | Friday, January 05, 2018

Samsung's Notebook 7 Spin refresh sneaks out ahead of CES

There's no firm word on pricing or availability yet - all we know is that the machine will land in the United States sometime in Q1 2018 - but changes here are mostly what you'd expect. A new secure login met...More..

Vodafone, Samsung offer Rs. 1500 cashback on select J series phones
by | Friday, January 05, 2018

Vodafone, Samsung offer Rs. 1500 cashback on select J series phones

Also with both the devices, customers can enjoy the Rs 169 tariff plan, which provides them 500MB of data, unlimited voice calls for 28 days. The Itel A41 was launched as Itel Wish A41 in March 2017 with si...More..

by | Friday, January 05, 2018

Meltdown and Spectre chip exploits: What's the difference?

Apple has warned owners of its iPhones, iPads and computers that the devices are affected by a processor flaw that could leave them vulnerable to hackers. Google on Thursday explained that fixing the seve...More..

Instagram Might Soon Let You Cross-Post Stories to WhatsApp
by | Friday, January 05, 2018

Instagram Might Soon Let You Cross-Post Stories to WhatsApp

The stories will be in a similar format to those shared on Instagram, and will only last 24 hours. The latest feature will allow users to post pictures, videos and GIFs as Whatsapp status directly from their ...More..

Lenovo Unveils Its Latest ThinkPad Laptops ahead of CES Kickoff
by | Friday, January 05, 2018

Lenovo Unveils Its Latest ThinkPad Laptops ahead of CES Kickoff

Among the many new tablets, laptops , and 2-in-1 machines Lenovo unveiled on Thursday, one of the more interesting innovations is a built-in webcam cover for laptops that Lenovo is calling the "ThinkShutter". ...More..

Old 2005 'Battlefront 2' game still getting updates today
by | Friday, January 05, 2018

Old 2005 'Battlefront 2' game still getting updates today

Fans had kept the game alive through workarounds , but they were treated to a pleasant surprise in October 2017. It's odd for any decade-old game to be updated , especially one like Battlefront 2 , whose l...More..

LG's New TVs Will Feature Google Assistant
by | Friday, January 05, 2018

LG's New TVs Will Feature Google Assistant

LG announced today that its 2018 lineup of OLED and SUPER UHD TVs will include Google Assistant in some regions. Google Assistant won't be available everywhere, though. Meanwhile, LG Display plans to show o...More..

Amazon Plans Bid for Premier League Streaming Rights
by | Friday, January 05, 2018

Amazon Plans Bid for Premier League Streaming Rights

So far in the United Kingdom, traditional broadcasters such as Sky and BT were the ones who got to stream the matches, but Amazon stepping in could prove to be interesting. A number of broadcasting companies ar...More..

Taco Bell Releases Nacho Fries For Limited Time
by | Friday, January 05, 2018

Taco Bell Releases Nacho Fries For Limited Time

In their leading role, Nacho Fries demonstrate Taco Bell's continued commitment to delivering awesome value for just a dollar in a way only it can. The innovative fast food Mexican chain owned by Yum Brands ...More..

Symantec warns of fake Uber app that steals user, credit card info
by | Friday, January 05, 2018

Symantec warns of fake Uber app that steals user, credit card info

After downloading the malware - from a non-Google source - Fakeapp will periodically appear on the victim's screen and prompt for their Uber login details, like their phone number and password. "We don't anti...More..

The iPhone battery issue - how does it affect local iPhone owners?
by | Friday, January 05, 2018

The iPhone battery issue - how does it affect local iPhone owners?

It also costs $29, though, but one reason to go for it is because it also has kits available for the older models that Apple's program doesn't support such as the iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, and iPhone 5c...More..

OnePlus 5T Lava Red Variant Could Launch In India Earlier Than Expected
by | Friday, January 05, 2018

OnePlus 5T Lava Red Variant Could Launch In India Earlier Than Expected

The OnePlus 5T Star Wars was exclusive to select markets like India, and the OnePlus 5T Sandstone White is essentially the same phone - sans the Star Wars branding - for all the other markets like United ...More..

The new 'Sandstone White' OnePlus 5T is the best OnePlus phone yet
by | Friday, January 05, 2018

The new 'Sandstone White' OnePlus 5T is the best OnePlus phone yet

The Sandstone White OnePlus 5T combines OnePlus's Sandstone texture with a white pigment reminiscent of the Silk White OnePlus One . A striking red alert-slider is the finishing touch, using aluminum alloy p...More..

Instagram will soon let you post your Stories to WhatsApp
by | Friday, January 05, 2018

Instagram will soon let you post your Stories to WhatsApp

This will add to WhatsApp's many new features that had just been released previous year. TechCrunch reported Thursday that Facebook is now looking to bring the Snapchat-like feature that patches photos an...More..

Samsung Galaxy X with pressure sensitive display revealed in a patent
by | Friday, January 05, 2018

Samsung Galaxy X with pressure sensitive display revealed in a patent

The patent suggests that the pressure applied on the display will also have a pressure sensitive display to determine the force is applied on the screen. However, the company limited the functionality of the ...More..

Apple cuts battery price, apologizes for slowing iPhones
by | Friday, January 05, 2018

Apple cuts battery price, apologizes for slowing iPhones

Apple is set to lose over $10 billion in iPhone sales due to its $29 battery replacement program. While this power management helped customers avoid unexpected shutdowns, Apple's lack of transparency about th...More..

HP Canada recalling certain batteries due to fire hazard
by | Friday, January 05, 2018

HP Canada recalling certain batteries due to fire hazard

HP has received eight reports of overheating leading to property damage and in one case first degree burns. Multiple devices are affected by the recall, including products in the HP Probook 64x, ProBook 65x, ...More..

by | Friday, January 05, 2018

Nintendo Switch Now the Fastest-Selling Home Console in US History

Nintendo (NTDOY) has sold at least 10 million units over the past 9 months. To get a closer look at what you can expect from the game, check out its Switch trailer below! Nintendo Switch sales in 2018 are ...More..

Mark Zuckerberg's 2018 self-improvement project is fixing Facebook
by | Friday, January 05, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg's 2018 self-improvement project is fixing Facebook

This year, Facebook's founder and CEO just made what is perhaps his most ambitious pledge yet: To cleanse his social network of trolls, purveyors of false and misleading information, and other bad actors. Zucke...More..

by | Friday, January 05, 2018

To fix security flaws, CPU chips need a redesign, not a hotfix

In such situations processors perform speculative execution. That data is supposed to be protected and isolated, but researchers discovered that in some cases, the information can be exposed while the process...More..