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Halo TV Series Still in Development, Showtime Insist


This obviously wasn't the first time a film or series has been kicked around using the hugely popular first person shooter as the source. At this weekend's Television Critics Association winter press tour, Showtime President and CEO David Nevins confirmed that it's still on the way. Read More »

NEMA evacuates 5037 Nigerians from Libya


They frequently get trapped in Libya after being confronted either by local Islamist factions or the coast guard. President Muhammadu Buhari, had in the wake of the fate suffered by Nigerians resident in the North African country, directed the Onyeamaled delegation to ensure the safe return of the affected Nigerians. Read More »

AMD slashes the MSRP of its Ryzen and Threadripper CPUs


The Advanced Micro Devices is looking to start the year with a strong foot forward in the consumer electronics market; the tech giant is looking to announce the continuation of their highly regarded Ryzen and Vega line up this year. You'll probably want to hear about 2nd-generation Ryzen desktop CPUs first, which AMD briefly mentioned during their event. The Ryzen 5 2400G has a list price of $169; the Ryzen 3 2200G is listed at $99. Read More »

Author of Google diversity memo files lawsuit, accusing company of discrimination


So far, another Google engineer named David Gudeman who left in December, 2016, is also a plaintiff, reports Techcrunch . James Damore's class action lawsuit, filed January 8 with the Santa Clara Superior Court in California, alleges that employees who fit that description were "singled out, mistreated, and systematically punished and terminated from Google". Read More »

IOS and macOS updates available now address Spectre vulnerabilities


The macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 update improves the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac. And, now, it's tackling Spectre too through new updates for its major operating systems. Although there aren't any known exploits for this, and the related Meltdown vulnerability, in the wild the update is an important one for all iOS users. Read More »

Google has sold one Google Home device every second since October


Rishi Chandra, VP, Product Management, Google Home, said in a blog post: " Google Home usage increased 9X this holiday season over last year's, as you controlled more smart devices, asked more questions, listened to more music, and tried out all the new things you can do with your Assistant on Google Home ". Read More »

Nvidia launches beta streaming service that brings high-performance games to underpowered laptops


It happens so fast that it appears that your own PC is doing the processing locally, but in fact, that processing is happening in the cloud. The beta test is compatible with most Windows-based desktops and laptops. The technology, though, has wider appeal: The macOS beta launched late last year, bringing previously Windows-exclusive titles to the platform for the first time. Read More »

Dunkin' Donuts Scaling Back 10 Percent Of Food & Drink Menu


Rick Golden, Manager of Donut Excellence for Dunkin' Brands, announced the news on Thursday , saying that "bright, colorful confections" are a hallmark of Dunkin's doughnut lineup. The doughnut maker will eliminate "slower moving" items such as afternoon sandwiches, some muffin, bagel and cream cheese varieties, smoothies and flatbread. Read More »

Google hires 30 people to stop serial bike thefts


The firm has 30 contractors in five vans, tasked with recovering lost or stolen bikes - and they carry waders and grappling hooks for pulling bikes out of a creek, the WSJ reported January 5. Or should "borrowed from Google" be the right way to put it? The company launched a $5 million grant to develop more bike-friendly cities, and worked closely with Mountain View to make its local streets as bikable as the city of Copenhagen. Read More »

Honor View 10 Goes On Sale In India


The launch offer of Honor View 10 includes a flat Rs. 1,500 off when using ICICI credit cards to purchase. It comes with an aggressive price tag of Rs. Honor 9i has a 5.9-inch Full HD+ screen with 2160 x 1080 pixels and 18:9 aspect ratio. In the camera department, there is a 16MP + 20MP dual camera setup on the rear with f/1.8 aperture and a 13MP selfie camera on the front with f/2.0 aperture. Read More »

The New Acer Swift 7

The device is only 8.89 mm thin which makes it the world's thinnest laptop. This always-connected PC is just 8.98 mm, making it easier for users to carry the device anywhere they want. Other than the Swift 7, Acer has also announced the launch its refreshed Spin 3 (SP314-51) laptop. The latest gaming laptop to be launched by Acer is equipped with a 15.6 inch display and powered by a Ryzen mobile processor, AMD Radeon RX560 graphics . Read More »

CES 2018: Acer is bringing Amazon Alexa to Windows 10 PCs


With Amazon Alexa , owners of compatible Acer notebooks and desktops can get more done by asking Alexa to check their calendar, create lists and answer questions; be entertained by asking Alexa to play their favorite music, podcasts or audiobooks; and manage smart home devices by controlling lights, thermostats and home appliances through voice commands to Alexa. Read More »

Sununu opposes Trump administration's offshore drilling plan


Thursday's Interior Department proposal would allow six new lease sales in California: two each off the state's northern, central and southern coasts. Other Maine Republicans are opposing the administration's offshore drilling plan. I oppose the Department of the Interior's draft plan. "Our priorities in offshore exploration are in the Gulf of Mexico and understanding the potential of the Atlantic waters off the East Coast", Chevron said in an email. Read More »

LG's little HU80KA projector can cast a big 4K picture


It's also somewhat easy to carry around, so you can bring it to another room, and it can be placed on the floor, mounted to a wall, or hung from the ceiling like other projectors. With this particular projector, LG wanted to avoid issues with weight, expense and installation difficulties, so it comes in a compact design meant to sit on the floor and project onto a wall. Read More »

LG 88-inch 8K OLED display is simply fantastic


LG seems to be taking the center stage at this year's CES. And while that number remains dwarfed by the equivalent figure for LCD TVs, which declined slightly year-on-year to 24.4 million units, it looks to represent something of a breakthrough for the newer technology. Read More »

The Wall is a 146in Samsung TV that'll fill your entire room


Ahead of CES 2018 this week, Samsung has unveiled "The Wall", a massive, modular 146-in display that can be scaled up or down to suit the space. If demonstrations are anything to go by Samsung's new 2018 TV technology is going to be hard to beat, it includes new MicroLED and new 8K TV technology that delivers crystal clear images that some analysts are tipping with give the edge back to the Korean company in the TV market. Read More »

Orange weather alert issued as temperatures to plunge to


The weather alert is valid from 9.01pm on Sunday, January 7 until 10am on Monday, January 8. "Lowest temperatures will range from -1 near east and south coasts to -5 or -6 degrees well inland". Sunday daytime will be dry and bright with "plenty of winter sunshine", it said. However cloud will increase during the afternoon and some light rain and drizzle is likely in the late evening. Read More »

The Bright Side of the Two Intel Chip Security Vulnerabilities

The scramble to harden a broad array of devices comes after researchers found two significant vulnerabilities within modern computing hardware, one of which can not be fully resolved as of yet. If you use a computer, smartphone, tablet, smart TV or any other computing device, you're nearly definitely affected, and there's no real way to detect if someone's trying to crack into your device, system or cloud account. Read More »

Flight Of The Conchords Set To Return For TV Special This Year


However, this weekend, they have finally (kind of) confirmed that they'll be reuniting for a Flight Of The Conchords special, in the lead-up to their reunion tour which includes early 2018 dates in Ireland and the UK. Clement said he wouldn't appear in the USA show, but is writing it. It feels like we've been Rambling Through The Avenues Of Time waiting for this news. Read More »

App Store and Play Store Mobile App Revenue Rose 35% in 2017


He also revealed that iOS developers have earned $26.5 billion in 2017 alone. Based on the App Store's stellar track record, it seems quite likely that developers will succeed in harnessing the new iPhones' AR features to create compelling apps that will drive the next wave of App Store revenue growth. Read More »

How to protect devices from Spectre and Meltdown chip flaws

It has been reported that chips produced by ARM and AMD are also at risk, together with Intel covering nearly the entire market. How many chips are affected? Apple Watch is unaffected by the issue. "There are no known exploits impacting customers at this time", Apple said, echoing what other companies and security researchers have said. The company said it would be issuing updates for Safari on MacOS and iOS in the coming days, to guard against any potential exploit in JavaScript ... Read More »

Nintendo Switch is the fastest selling console in the USA

There are now over 300 third-party titles available for the Switch ranging from compelling indies to jaw-dropping AAAs. The Switch sold 10 million units in only 9 months and it exceeded Nintendo's expectations by a lot. That being said, a new video has surfaced to show the Nintendo Switch 5.0 update with includes a pretty impressive list of add-ons for the hybrid console. Read More »

Apple says its product chips flawed


Daniel Gruss, the 31-year-old information security researcher and post-doctoral fellow at Austria's Graz Technical University who discovered Meltdown, said it could be compared to "a pickpocket". Who could be at risk? However, Google, Firefox and Microsoft have implemented measures in most web browsers to stop hackers from launching remote attacks using Spectre. Read More »

Intel Facing Multiple Lawsuits Over Chip Security Flaw

The company's now issued a statement saying it's "made significant progress" in deploying software patches and firmware updates to partners that will make its chips "immune" to the exploits. The U.K.'s National Cyber Security Center advised organizations and individuals to "continue to protect their systems from threats by installing patches as soon as they become available ". Read More »

Nintendo Switch becomes fastest-selling console in the US

Since the launch of the console in March Nintendo has shipped over 10 million units worldwide, according to Nintendo's internal sales figures. "Fans across the country have experienced the joy of playing their favourite games at home or on the go", Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America's President and COO, said in a prepared statement. Read More »

AstraZeneca plc (AZN) Rating Increased to B- at TheStreet

AET traded at an unexpectedly high level on 04/01/2018 when the stock experienced a 0.86% gain to a closing price of $183.37. About 363,057 shares traded. The company was upgraded on Monday, May 15 by Credit Suisse. Sanford C. Bernstein reaffirmed a "buy" rating on shares of AstraZeneca in a report on Friday, September 22nd. Read More »

Intel says rapidly issuing updates to all processors impacted by Meltdown

Affected devices run the gamut, from laptops to high-end cloud servers, with the exception of systems with pre-2013 Itanium and Atom processors. In a statement Thursday, Arm said that the majority of its processors are not affected by Spectre or Meltdown but confirmed that it has been working with Intel , AMD and other partners to develop defenses against the vulnerabilities. Read More »

Short Interest in Nokia Corp (NOK) Expands By 15.7%

Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 5.83% of the company's stock. Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its position in Nokia Corp by 159.2% in the third quarter. Argus lowered shares of Nokia Oyj from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating and raised their target price for the company from $4.76 to $4.91 in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Read More »

Major security flaws put virtually all phones & computers at risk

The researchers said Apple Inc and Microsoft Corp had patches ready for users for desktop computers affected by Meltdown. Xiaomi could not be immediately reached for comment. "The full Project Zero report is forthcoming", it said. However, while almost all of AWS is protected, AWS customers are advised to follow patching protocols. Read More »