Friday September 21-st, 2018

Meltdown & Spectre: AWS, Azure & GCP Take Measures To Protect Cloud Customers

Meltdown specifically impacts chips created by Intel that are being used now, and stretches back to processors created in 1995. This vulnerability is potentially particularly unsafe in cloud computing systems, where users essentially rent time f...

Nintendo Switch Becomes Fastest Selling Home Console in the US

According to Nintendo , the Switch is the fastest-selling console in US history. That beats a previous record set by the PlayStation 2 and the Wii. Nintendo launched the Switch back in March, and in just ten short months, the console has shifted o...

Is Consumer Staples ETF Vanguard (VDC) Building Momentum?

Currently, the 200-day MA for Largecap ETF Vanguard (VV) is sitting at 113.72. Wilder has developed multiple indicators that are still quite popular in today's investing landscape. If the indicator travels under -80, this may signal that the stock is...

Global cues push equity indices to new high levels Global cues push equity indices to new high levels

While Sensex rose 176 points to 34,146 level, Nifty was up 41 points to 10,547 level. On the sectoral front, media rose 1.45 per cent, private bank 0.95 per cent, infra 0.94 per cent, FMCG 0.84 per cent, auto 0.73 per cent, realty 0.73 per cent...

Intel CEO: We believe we have the right fixes for security exploit Intel CEO: We believe we have the right fixes for security exploit

As fishy as it looks, Intel's CEO Brian Krzanich sold off a hefty portion of his company shares that nearly rocked his position in the company. While tech executives tend to cash out their positions every now and again - Tim Cook sold $43 million i...

New deep freeze warning issued for region by Environment Canada New deep freeze warning issued for region by Environment Canada

Southern Ontarians will have to endure chilling temps until then, with highs of -16 and -17 expected for Friday and Saturday, respectively. Mayor John Tory says two additional short-term 24-hour warming centres are opening at the Metro Hall and the...

Patch fast to avoid chip security flaw if on Cloud Patch fast to avoid chip security flaw if on Cloud

Google had informed Intel that vulnerability back in June, but the reports were not made public until reports were released this week, an Intel representative told Business Insider , which means that Krzanich was aware of the vulnerability issues ...

Snow tapers off but Northeast still dealing with cold, icy streets Snow tapers off but Northeast still dealing with cold, icy streets

It says precipitation will get underway around 10 p.m.in a wide swath between Toms River and Vineland. In Savannah, a coastal city that hasn't seen measurable snowfall since February 2010, up to 2 inches of snow and sleet were forecast. In Nassau ...

2 new, rugged HP Chromebooks announced for CES 2018 2 new, rugged HP Chromebooks announced for CES 2018

The Chromebook 11 G6 EE can be upgraded to a HD-resolution touchscreen, while the Chromebook 14 G5 packs a 1920 x 1080-pixel Full HD screen. The Chromebooks are low-end computing devices those are meant for basic usages such as web browsing and doc...

Bharti Airtel offers Rs 1500 cash back on select Samsung 4G smartphones Bharti Airtel offers Rs 1500 cash back on select Samsung 4G smartphones

The offer is applicable to both new and existing customers and will be able to enjoy cash back of up to Rs. 1500. While Airtel customers will need to recharge with a total value of Rs 5,000, Vodafone users will have to recharge their account ev...

Spotify now has 70M paying subscribers Spotify now has 70M paying subscribers

Blom, who first joined Spotify in 2014, was responsible for helping the streamer ink licensing pacts with music labels as well as helming its original video strategy. Spotify , which Ek founded in 2006, announced on Thursday that it has 70 million ...

Tech firms battle to resolve major security flaw

Meltdown affects computers that use Intel chips, while Spectre affects computers and smartphones built on Advanced Micro Devices and ARM processors. The National Cyber Security Centre , a part of GCHQ, said the major cloud service providers wer...

Burnout Paradise Remastered Is Coming So Start Your Bloody Engines Burnout Paradise Remastered Is Coming So Start Your Bloody Engines

The Japanese listing was spotted by Gematsu , though only for PS4 (retail), which isn't really a surprise. The title, tentatively named as Burnout Paradise HD Remaster , will hit the Japanese market in a physical edition on March 16 and will be pri...

Instagram allowing some folks to post their Stories on WhatsApp Instagram allowing some folks to post their Stories on WhatsApp

Instagram is now testing a new system where you'll be able to upload your Instagram Story onto WhatsApp. It will also last only 24 hours. Facebook is trying out a new feature that will now let users share their Instagram Stories directly a...

Lenovo ThinkPad laptops now let you shutter their webcams Lenovo ThinkPad laptops now let you shutter their webcams

Lenovo says that its new products are thinner, lighter and have support for features like facial recognition for Windows Hello , USB Type-C power adapters, physical covers for the webcam, and more. The last variant is the value-oriented ThinkPad L...

LG OLED and Super UHD TVs will have Google Assistant LG OLED and Super UHD TVs will have Google Assistant

ThinQ owners will also be able to communicate with other smart devices in the home via voice commands on TV remote. But users in some countries (LG hasn't yet specified which ones) will also have access to Google Assistant on top of that for control...

Mark Zuckerberg reveals personal challenge for 2018 Mark Zuckerberg reveals personal challenge for 2018

The technology powering bitcoin could help improve Facebook in the future, Mark Zuckerberg has said , reported The Independent . Former employees said it was "destroying how society works", while others anxious about the long-term effects it was ...

Amazon Eyeing Premier League Streaming Rights Amazon Eyeing Premier League Streaming Rights

There are some concerns Amazon may not take the rights on completely. The auction for the Premier League's live rights pulled in 5.1 billion pounds ($6.9 billion) in 2015 after broadcasters Sky and BT bid against each for the rights for three seaso...

Taco Bell adding $1 Nacho Fries to its menu Taco Bell adding $1 Nacho Fries to its 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. The cheapest French fries available at McDonald's ...

Android Malware Steals Uber Logins, Then Covers it Up Android Malware Steals Uber Logins, Then Covers it Up

Enterprising hackers will seemingly stop at nothing to obtain users' personal information, and the fact that malware creators are now resorting to deep linking legitimate apps means that they may collectively be taking aim at a new form of social...

Apple will lose iPhone sales with battery replacements Apple will lose iPhone sales with battery replacements

It should also be noted that Apple promised to release new features that'll let users check on their iPhone batteries' health, and when those roll out, that means you no longer have to rely on third-party apps to determine whether or not you need t...

OnePlus brings 'Sandstoned' 5T to the US OnePlus brings 'Sandstoned' 5T to the US

Unlike the Midnight Black colour variant of the 5T, the Sandstone colour variant only comes with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage. Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has added a new Sandstone White color variant to their latest flagship, the One...

Sandstone OnePlus 5T listing confirms white color, 8GB/128GB memory Sandstone OnePlus 5T listing confirms white color, 8GB/128GB memory

To recall, OnePlus had launched a Colette edition of OnePlus 3T previous year in Paris which featured Black colour back. This time, it's the OnePlus 5T , which has been given a fancy new lick of white paint. Next, we use spraying & baking to app...

WhatsApp users in India sent 20 bn messages on New Year's Eve WhatsApp users in India sent 20 bn messages on New Year's Eve

TechCrunch reported Thursday that Facebook is now looking to bring the Snapchat-like feature that patches photos and videos into a slide show to WhatsApp . The option to syndicate Instagram Stories to Facebook Stories is available for the US users ...

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 starts getting Oreo update Samsung Galaxy Note 8 starts getting Oreo update

A new patent from Samsung has revealed a new secret about the much-speculated foldable Galaxy X . Other than Samsung, LG Display is also reportedly in plans to launch their first foldable panel with 2.5R curvature this year. The Samsung Galaxy X...

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