IT&Software


Mozilla releases a patch for Meltdown and Spectre
- January 07, 2018

Right after the Google Pixels and Nexuses started getting the latest Android security patch for the month of January 2018, the same treat is now available for the Essential Phone . Meltdown lets hackers bypass the hardware barrier, allowing them to read a computer's passwords and other sensitive information. As per some reports, Firefox announced version 57.0.4 browser for desktop devices including Windows, linux, macOS. (more...)
North Korea accepts South Korea's offer of talks on Jan 9 North Korea accepts South Korea's offer of talks on Jan 9
- January 07, 2018

Japan's Kyodo News service and broadcaster NHK said Chang was en route to Switzerland to meet with International Olympic Committee officials, according to the AP. Mr Moon's proposal and Mr Kim's remarks about the Olympics were the result of two secret meetings between South and North Korean sports officials, which took place in China in late December. (more...)
Intel says performance impact of security updates not significant
- January 06, 2018

SingCert is a unit of Singapore's Cyber Security Agency, which coordinates the nation's response to cyber threats and attacks. The microprocessor architecture flaws under intense speculation now have names - Meltdown and Spectre - as well as details, patches and mitigation techniques, although serious concern remain. (more...)
Intel says rapidly issuing updates to all processors impacted by Meltdown
- January 06, 2018

Mo Jia, a Shanghai-based analyst with industry consultancy Canalys, said Android-based Chinese smartphones are mostly affected by Spectre , a security flaw that is more hard for hackers to exploit but is also more challenging to fix. Since last fall, security researchers and companies have investigated and updated software systems to address the flaws . ARM said in a statement a small subset of its processors are susceptible to the flaws . (more...)
Nintendo Switch is the fastest selling console in the USA
- January 06, 2018

According to Nintendo, the Switch is the fastest-selling console in US history. Amazingly, in the time since Switch launched in March of 2017, the system is sitting at 4.8 million units sold and climbing. These sale numbers aren't surprising at all considering that Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey got a near flawless score from every reviewer some even gave them a 10/10. (more...)
Analysts suggest CPU security flaw won't create long-term economic hit for Intel
- January 06, 2018

In response to Google Project Zero's findings on Meltdown and Spectre , the company said that software updates or differences in the company's chip architectures lessen the risk to systems running on AMD processors. "If you download the latest update from Microsoft, Apple, or Linux , then the problem is fixed for you and you don't have to worry", security researcher Rob Graham said in a blog post Thursday. (more...)
Ambarella Inc (NASDAQ:AMBA) VP Sells 1111 Shares of Stock
- January 06, 2018

Retail Bank Of America Corp De accumulated 0% or 124,276 shares. Moreover, Oak Ltd Oh has 0.09% invested in Ambarella, Inc . Ambarella (NASDAQ: AMBA ) had its price objective lifted by investment analysts at Morgan Stanley from $60.00 to $65.00 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, December 13th. (more...)
Are Analysts Bearish Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ:IMMR) After Last Week?
- January 06, 2018

UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF) has risen 24.32% since January 5, 2017 and is uptrending. Among 5 analysts covering Immersion (NASDAQ: IMMR ), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Immersion Corporation disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that 10% Owner Raging Capital Management, Llc has acquired 326,366 shares of Immersion Corporation (IMMR) in trading session dated December 15, 2017. (more...)
Belkin's new wireless chargers could be the ideal iPhone X powering pads Belkin's new wireless chargers could be the ideal iPhone X powering pads
- January 06, 2018

Now that Apple has finally gone and embraced things like wireless and fast-charging in the iPhone X and iPhone 8 , we're starting to see a whole new wave of accessories out there that support those features. Can be mounted on a dash or window. Beyond that, Belkin offers a range of devices that cater to nearly every circumstance, whether it's the Boost Up Car Mount for wireless charging, which offers 10W charging power and can be mounted on a dashboard or windows; or the Boost Up Dual ... (more...)
Amazon is now pushing Alexa to wearables and hearables too Amazon is now pushing Alexa to wearables and hearables too
- January 06, 2018

Companies such as Bose, Jabra, iHome, Beyerdynamic and Linkplay plan on bringing Alexa to products this year. Amazon also said Bose, in particular, had been working with the company to test and improve the interface for better compatibility. (more...)
Burnout Paradise Remaster Seemingly Confirmed
- January 06, 2018

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. That remaster rumour is now solidifying after a Japanese street date tracker, Twitter account Renka_schedule , dug up a day and a price for Burnout Paradise HD Remaster . (more...)
Best free Antivirus apps for Android in 2018
- January 06, 2018

User data harvested by these apps included private data like Android ID, Mac address, details of network provider, information about the OS, brand and model of the device, device specifications, language, location information, permissions granted to installed apps, usage stats and notifications. (more...)
Verizon to use Samsung's home routers for 5G commercial launch Verizon to use Samsung's home routers for 5G commercial launch
- January 06, 2018

With a download speed of 10 gigabits per second, 5G service will be 10 to 100 times faster than 4G, and its communication capacity is expected to be more than 1,000 times greater. Tests also revealed that a single 5G radio was able to reach the 19th floor of a multi-dwelling unit (MDU). T-Mobile said it is working with Nokia and Intel on testing 5G technology as a step toward providing nationwide 5G by 2020, per eWeek . (more...)
Microsoft Corp (MSFT) Holding Maintained by Axa
- January 06, 2018

Neville Rodie & Shaw Inc. now owns 186,697 shares of the software giant's stock valued at $15,970,000 after acquiring an additional 1,145 shares in the last quarter. Citigroup stated it has 0.29% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $934,680 activity. (more...)
Bank of America Corp (BAC) Position Boosted by Afam Capital Inc
- January 06, 2018

The stock increased 0.46% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $30.33. About 2.71M shares traded. S&CO Inc. lifted its holdings in Bank of America Corp (NYSE: BAC ) by 5.2% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. (more...)
Ltd. Reduces Stake in TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:AMTD)
- January 06, 2018

Price-to-free-cash-flow (P/FCF) of 268.85 gives an overview of the equity valuation for TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation . The stock increased 0.33% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $52.29. 100,000 shares traded per day would be a minimum for most traders and some require 1,000,000. Sns Grp Ltd reported 39,700 shares. The fund owned 107,227 shares of the financial services provider's stock after selling 4,872 shares during the period. (more...)
Researchers disclose security flaws that put virtually all phones, computers at risk
- January 06, 2018

Google's PoC discoveries take advantage of these vulnerabilities. Google's infrastructure, including YouTube, Maps and Search, was impacted by the vulnerability, but no consumer action is needed, according to a company announcement . AMD chips are also common in PCs, while ARM chips are found in many smartphones and other internet-connected products, including cars and home appliances. (more...)
Apple Revises Controversial Guidelines for Event and Exhibition Apps Apple Revises Controversial Guidelines for Event and Exhibition Apps
- January 06, 2018

Apple has put some of the success down to the new redesign which graced the App Store with the iOS 11 update in September. After all, if there are no developers making software for its hardware, the company won't sell as many devices. Apple has had a very good start to 2018; and this is based exclusively on the performance of its App Store. Over 500,000,000 people visit the App Store ever week. (more...)
'Security flaws' in computer chips built by Intel and rivals
- January 06, 2018

Instead, they impact everything from phones to PCs and servers. Update 5:30pm: Intel held a press conference Wednesday afternoon after this was published, and several researchers released a lot more details about these issues. "Due to differences in AMD's architecture, we believe there is a near zero risk to AMD processors at this time". For more on how the exploit works , see ZDnet 's report. (more...)
Google reassures users after news of major CPU vulnerabilities
- January 06, 2018

Earlier Wednesday, Tatu Ylonen, security researcher at SSH Communications Security, noted that the flaw, if exploited, could allow hackers to gain access to private data, including passwords, banking data and encrypted or classified information . (more...)
Microsoft's Cortana music recognition feature has been retired Microsoft's Cortana music recognition feature has been retired
- January 06, 2018

The link would then take users to the Microsoft Store to view the album or optionally buy it. With the elimination of Groove tapping the icon now results in an error with "Song unrecognized" and Microsoft slipping in a not-so-subtle "this service has been retired". (more...)
Digital Still Camera Market 2018 | Global Survey and Trend Research Digital Still Camera Market 2018 | Global Survey and Trend Research
- January 06, 2018

Chapter 2 display top manufacturers of Web Video Camera market with sales and revenue and market share . The Web Video Camera Report helps to acknowledge annual revenue of top leading players , Web Video Camera business methods, company profile and their beneficence to the Global Web Video Camera Market share . (more...)
LGI Homes, Inc. (LGIH) Just Reaches 52-Week High?
- January 06, 2018

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has risen 26.75% since January 3, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 17.37% the S&P500. Covey Capital Advisors Llc increased its stake in Lgi Homes Inc ( LGIH ) by 156.4% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. (more...)
How to protect yourself from the Spectre and Meltdown chip flaws
- January 06, 2018

The report claims that the vulnerability in Intel chipsets allows user programs such as database applications or JavaScript in web browsers to access critical code of the Kernel stored in protected kernel memory areas. How big is the risk? So, if you include ARM and AMD processors in the mix, pretty much every personal computing device, mobile and cloud server in the world is potentially vulnerable. (more...)
Synergy Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SGYP) Rating Increased to Sell at BidaskClub Synergy Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SGYP) Rating Increased to Sell at BidaskClub
- January 06, 2018

Investors and Traders continue to monitor technical levels of shares of Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc . Last quarter, the company saw 5.01 million in total revenues. BLACKROCK INC. raised its stake in Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc . The stock was sold at an average price of $2.82, for a total transaction of $24,675,000.00. (more...)