IT&Software


Facebook begins testing local news app Facebook begins testing local news app
- January 11, 2018

For now, the test is running in six cities of the USA, while the company is also planning to expand it to more countries after the test completes. There's no word yet on when the feature will roll out to all US cities. Donald Trump's surprising victory in USA presidential election was the major cause where tech giants faced a strong backlash from the public on spreading fake news. (more...)
Nvidia confirms its GPUs are 'immune' to Meltdown bug Nvidia confirms its GPUs are 'immune' to Meltdown bug
- January 11, 2018

Intel, AMD, Arm, and Qualcomm have so far all confirmed their hardware has been affected, with all releasing patches or security updates to try and fix the issue . "Anybody who has software needs to patch", Huang said. While companies are busy patching the issue Huang is certain that Nvidia GPUs are not affected by this bug and that the company will not be patching anything. (more...)
CAPCOM Explains Monster Hunter World's PC Delay CAPCOM Explains Monster Hunter World's PC Delay
- January 11, 2018

But on PC it won't be arriving until much later in the year. However, the PC version was delayed significantly without any explanation, which is definitely frustrating for players gaming on a PC. Since PC doesn't really have a standardized network (unless locked to Steam), Capcom wants to ensure that players from anywhere can smoothly connect to each other. (more...)
WhatsApp group chats can be infiltrated without admin permission WhatsApp group chats can be infiltrated without admin permission
- January 11, 2018

Reacting to the report , Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos tweeted: "Read the Wired article about WhatsApp - scary headline!" According to the paper, investigation into "end-to-end protected group communications" has gained only little attention. (more...)
Dish Network DVR Google Assistant support will bring Hands-Free TV Dish Network DVR Google Assistant support will bring Hands-Free TV
- January 11, 2018

The feature is arriving on the company's Hopper, Joey and Wally devices at some unspecified time in the first half of this year. Incidentally, Dish already offers its own voice control remote. Users will be able to give basic voice commands, such as telling Google Assistant to find a specific show or go to a specific network or channel number. (more...)
MacOS App Store Preferences Open With Any Password MacOS App Store Preferences Open With Any Password
- January 11, 2018

The flaw follows a series of notable security bugs that shipped in recent weeks including the notorious root access flaw that allowed anyone to access critical account settings and more. The password issue will without question require a fix; it's unacceptable that a login prompt can be bypassed by simply ignoring it or entering incorrect information. (more...)
Detroit Auto Show: Ford Edge ST Looks, Acts Sportier Detroit Auto Show: Ford Edge ST Looks, Acts Sportier
- January 11, 2018

The usual facelift fodder applies, with the Edge getting a new front end with Ecosport-like grille and new LED headlights, and the back end loses its full-width light cluster which is replaced by new tail lights and a black glass panel in between. (more...)
Darkest Dungeon Brings the Insanity to Nintendo Switch on January 18
- January 11, 2018

As you explore the dungeons and catacombs beneath your dilapidated manor, and the awful lands around it, you'll encounter and battle ever-more unsettling sights. There's no confirmed United Kingdom price just yet, but other versions come in around £18-£19 over here, so hopefully the Switch will be similar. The game's two now released DLC, The Crimson Court and The Shieldbreaker , will also be available alongside the main game for $9.99 and $3.99, respectively. (more...)
YouTube 'Looking at Further Consequences' For Logan Paul
- January 11, 2018

Paul even went so far as to include the body in the video's thumbnail. YouTube has written an open letter to its users over Logan Paul's controversial suicide video. If you or someone you know needs help, call for the. Immediately after he posted the footage, he was condemned by followers and others who came across the insensitive footage. (more...)
Samsung Teams up with TagStation to Enable FM Chips in Phones Samsung Teams up with TagStation to Enable FM Chips in Phones
- January 11, 2018

Samsung and NextRadio on Wednesday announced the handset-maker will begin shipping phones in the United States and Canada with the FM radio chip unlocked. The benefits of this go beyond entertainment. An unlocked FM radio chip in a smartphone not only provides free access to local radio stations, but also, in emergency situations, access to important information. (more...)
Dish Adding Google Assistant Capabilities Dish Adding Google Assistant Capabilities
- January 11, 2018

That means that users will be able to control their HD receivers with voice controls, once they're paired to an Assistant-enable device like Google Home speakers , Android handsets and the ever-growing army of third-party devices with the offering baked-in. (more...)
PUBG Devs Publish Drop Rates For New Loot Boxes PUBG Devs Publish Drop Rates For New Loot Boxes
- January 11, 2018

After the usual short stint on the test servers, the latest Playerunknown Battlegrounds patch will be going live tonight. The only country where it still hasn't really gotten a foothold is China. The new loot boxes, Desperado (paid) and Biker (earned in game), will have a 40 per cent drop rate on the test server while the older ones, Wanderer and Survivor, will see their drop rate reduced to 10 per cent. (more...)
Mobile Announces New BOGO Smartphone Deal Mobile Announces New BOGO Smartphone Deal
- January 10, 2018

That's not just the first deal we've seen on the iPhone X so far; it's one of the highest-value deals on any smartphone we've seen. The headline deal is that iPhone X promo, which actually applies to three iPhones. If you buy an iPhone 7 , iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus , or iPhone X, you can get up to US$700 off a second iPhone 7, 8, or X. The iPhone BOGO deal starts this Friday. (more...)
Faulty iPhone battery sparks evacuation of Swiss Apple store Faulty iPhone battery sparks evacuation of Swiss Apple store
- January 10, 2018

Police forensic experts are examining what caused the battery to overheat. The police added that besides the fix worker, seven other people were treated for unspecified injuries but were not hospitalized. "They didn't ask me about my burn". Apple is now facing questions from a top Republican senator about its practice of slowing down older iPhones with aging batteries after stirring controversy last month when it revealed the practice. (more...)
CES 2018: Alexa AR Glasses Features Stock Prices, Weather Updates CES 2018: Alexa AR Glasses Features Stock Prices, Weather Updates
- January 10, 2018

But what if you could not only hear that forecast from Alexa, but also see the weather prediction being depicted in a very realistic way across the inside of your new smart glasses? A lot of those products are targeted for use by large companies, to be used in places like warehouses. (more...)
Sturridge keen on move to Inter Sturridge keen on move to Inter
- January 10, 2018

Yesterday, the news had it that Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge was edging towards a move to Newcastle United and that only the striker's wage demands stood in the way of him linking up with Rafa Benitez in the north-east of England this month. (more...)
Almost Every Computer and Smartphone Has a Big Security Flaw Almost Every Computer and Smartphone Has a Big Security Flaw
- January 10, 2018

The second, called Spectre , affects chips from Intel , AMD and ARM and lets hackers potentially trick otherwise error-free applications into giving up secret information. The Register , a tech news site based in the United Kingdom, reported Tuesday that a vulnerability existed. There's no evidence that bad actors have yet exploited the bugs, but companies from Microsoft ( MSFT ) to Mozilla said this week they have worked to patch up vulnerabilities to their operating systems ... (more...)
SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) Achieve New Highs
- January 10, 2018

The institutional investor held 94,973 shares of the hotels and resorts company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $10.47M, down from 195,376 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Company insiders own 0.73% of the company's stock. Retirement Of Alabama reported 0.14% in SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB). Moreover, Amf Pensionsforsakring Ab has 0.19% invested in SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) for 92,864 shares. (more...)
How Analysts Rated Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) Last Week?
- January 10, 2018

The stock has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of €5.58 ($6.65). A number of equities analysts recently commented on NOK shares. 10,337,377 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 10,977,000. The Stock has its 52-week High of $6.65 and 52-Week Low of $4.50 and it touched its 52-week high on 05/23/17 and 52-Week Low on 01/31/17. (more...)
'Porn for Women' Searches Went up 1400% in 2017 'Porn for Women' Searches Went up 1400% in 2017
- January 10, 2018

Pornhub users are still really into Overwatch porn. More information on PornHub's 2017 Year in Review can be found on their official 'Insights' page . Thanks, in part to cheap data plans and affordable mobile phones, a whopping 87 per cent Indians watched porn on their mobile phones. Here's a look at the rest of the terms that defined Pornhub's 2017. (more...)
Apple to invest in LG Innotek's 3-D sensing module biz Apple to invest in LG Innotek's 3-D sensing module biz
- January 10, 2018

The 3D sensing module allows a device to capture 3D data and recognize a user even in the dark. This could be the investment provided by Apple in order to secure LG Innotek as a manufacturer for Face ID tech. The face-scanning technology is now only available on the iPhone X , but that will all change as we move through the new year. This could be one of the reasons why the iPhone X was not launched at the same date as the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. (more...)
SteelSeries Rival 600 Mouse Tracks 'Liftoff' for More Precise Gaming SteelSeries Rival 600 Mouse Tracks 'Liftoff' for More Precise Gaming
- January 10, 2018

The SteelSeries Rival 600 is a seven-button gaming mouse with an optical IR sensor for mouse movements and a second sensor dedicated purely to detecting lift-offs. Other features of the SteelSeries Rival 600 gaming mouse include a 350 IPS optical sensor providing 12,000 CPI together with silicon grips and a reinforced trigger system. (more...)
New Dell Mobile Connect software brings your mobile apps to PCs New Dell Mobile Connect software brings your mobile apps to PCs
- January 10, 2018

Users must note that the software doesn't allow running an Android app on the PC, it lets them view and control an app, running on the Android phone, on the PC display. Your PC turns into an all-in-one hub where you can get through serious productivity while completely ignoring your phone's physical presence, yet access what's on it regardless of what you're doing. (more...)
Prudential Financial Inc. Increases Stake in NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) Prudential Financial Inc. Increases Stake in NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA)
- January 10, 2018

About 12.42M shares traded. NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA ) has risen 212.28% since January 10, 2017 and is uptrending. Main Street Research Llc acquired 56,790 shares as Nvidia Corp (NVDA)'s stock rose 26.83%. Zacks upgraded the shares of NVDA in report on Tuesday, August 11 to "Hold" rating. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Monday, August 15 by Argus Research. (more...)
LG G7 name confirmed by LG's official website LG G7 name confirmed by LG's official website
- January 10, 2018

A reference to the LG G7 moniker has been discovered on the company's own website. Since the webpage states that the "Future LG G7 " supports Quick Charge 4.0, some tech sites are speculating that the smartphone may feature Snapdragon 835. (more...)