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Microsoft halts some AMD chip Meltdown patches after PCs freeze

Microsoft is working with AMD to resolve this issue and resume Windows OS security updates to the affected AMD devices via Windows Update and WSUS as soon as possible. Microsoft is, however, pausing the rollout of these emergency patches for devices with AMD chipsets until the company figures out a workaround. Wanted to make it clear this patch is to address GPZ Variant 1 (one of the variants of... [Full Article...]

Rumor: Ghost of Tsushima for PS4 Could Release in 2018?

Rumor: Ghost of Tsushima for PS4 Could Release in 2018? In total, 645 million copies of PS4 games have been sold to date. As you can see, 2017 is now the peak year for PlayStation 4 sales. Sony's PlayStation VR (PSVR) had a strong 2017 with a number of great releases and a total of two million units sold. [Full Article...]

Assassin's Creed Origins DLC adds new quest and increases level cap

Assassin's Creed Origins DLC adds new quest and increases level cap According to GameSpot , who covered it all exquisitely, Assassin's Creed Origins is getting a lot of new content this month, and some returning challenges as well. The expansion is free for season pass holders, but non-subscribers will presumably pay for the expansion. While there's no exact date on when The Hidden Ones will be launching, it will be some time in January. [Full Article...]

Here's How PUBG Runs On Xbox One X After The New Update

Here's How PUBG Runs On Xbox One X After The New Update The game is available for PC and Xbox One. Players will also have the option of tracking zeppelins that will drop legendary weapons and hero abilities - allowing for gameplay that mixes that of PUBG with Overwatch (in theory). This new update, now the fourth for the game, has also had it's patch notes released and detailed in a forum blog post from games Community Coordinator, PUBG_Hawkinz... [Full Article...]

Samsung unveils a fridge which you can talk to - and it replies

Samsung unveils a fridge which you can talk to - and it replies To make IoT more accessible and reduce fragmentation, open innovation remains central to Samsung's IoT strategy. Samsung is uniting its connected device apps including Samsung Connect, Smart Home, Smart View and more into the SmartThings app. [Full Article...]

S.Korea, DPRK kick off high-level talks in Panmunjom

Ri's South Korean counterpart, Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, said he also hopes they would come up with a "good gift" that would satisfy Korean people's wishes for better ties. A South Korean soldier uses his radio before South Korea's delegations' arrival on Unification Bridge, which leads to the Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone in Paju, South Korea. [Full Article...]

Intel chief promises software bug fix in days

Since researchers revealed the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities last week, Intel has been trying to convince consumers and investors that the chip flaws are being quickly addressed and fixes aren't slowing down computers. In the first half of 2018, Intel plans to partner with leading universities and research organizations and apply Loihi to more complex problems. But it's unclear how ... [Full Article...]

Nissan to Show Brain-Monitoring Driving Tech

Nissan to Show Brain-Monitoring Driving Tech The company says that by using the "brain-to-vehicle" interface, when a driver is about to brake, swerve, or perform an action on a auto with semi-autonomous capabilities, it will do these actions between 0.2 and 0.5 seconds faster. Nissan will have a driving simulator that shows off some aspects of the B2V concept at CES in Las Vegas next week. This system, Nissan claims, is 0.2 to 0.5 seconds ... [Full Article...]

School Officials; Social Media Threat was Not Towards Morristown High School

School Officials; Social Media Threat was Not Towards Morristown High School Zacheretti said his team worked with the McCracken County Sheriff's Department and school officials and found the source of the threat after about 45 minutes. However, school systems from Monroe and Mooresville, North Carolina, to Milton, Wisconsin, and Monticello, New York, responded to concerns from parents in their communities who saw the post. [Full Article...]

Technologies To Take Kia 'Beyond Autonomous Driving'

Technologies To Take Kia 'Beyond Autonomous Driving' The vehicle's Active Pedestrian Warning System (APWS) features a combination of front view cameras, object recognition technology and front speakers. Kia says the goal is "an innate sense of space and calm" inside the auto, which is enhanced by "soft shades of silver, grey, and bronze" on every piece of the interior. [Full Article...]

[CES 2018] The Oculus Go standalone VR headset is built by Xiaomi

[CES 2018] The Oculus Go standalone VR headset is built by Xiaomi The new Oculus headset, called Mi VR Standalone, is essentially the same headset as Oculus Go , a standalone headset that Oculus first unveiled in October . Most importantly, Oculus head Hugo Barra has also revealed in CES 2018 that the Oculus Go is manufactured by none other than his previous employer, Xiaomi . [Full Article...]

Facebook's M virtual assistant is being shut down on January 19

Facebook's M virtual assistant is being shut down on January 19 It ran inside Facebook Messenger, and was apparently trained and supervised by real people. It took a different approach, though, compared to the likes of Siri and Alexa. Facebook's virtual assistant was pretty unique compared to the rest of the digital assistants on the market. Facebook says it will offer new roles to those contractors now that the project is winding down and it has plenty of ope... [Full Article...]

LG to showcase its first ever 4K projector at CES 2018

LG to showcase its first ever 4K projector at CES 2018 Because the device is not limited by a television screen, it has the versatility of projecting a 150-inch screen at an wonderful 2,500 lumens. As for the price, The Verge has reported that LG hasn't confirmed anything about HU80KA's pricing yet. [Full Article...]

Monster Hunter World Release Date, Trailer, News, and More

Monster Hunter World Release Date, Trailer, News, and More Due sometime "Fall 2018" this equates to a late 2018 release for PC players - which is a shame. Players will be able to put their hunting skills to the test against this brute. In addition to the imminent PS4 and Xbox One launch, Monster Hunter: World is also in development for the PC. Not only did the game developer release the new Elder Dragons trailer, it also announced the final beta and... [Full Article...]

Samsung laptop features fingerprint scanner 08 January 2018 19:14 GMT

Samsung laptop features fingerprint scanner 08 January 2018 19:14 GMT It allows you to jot down quick notes in OneNote or Samsung's Notes app. For security, it uses fingerprint scanner to verify users. At the heart of the device is an 8th-gen Intel Core i7, backed by generous amounts of RAM-up to 16GB depending on the model-and a 512GB SSD. [Full Article...]

Orange Weather Warning Issued For Dublin As Temperatures Set To Plummet Overnight

Orange Weather Warning Issued For Dublin As Temperatures Set To Plummet Overnight The forecaster is warning it'll turning extremely cold with temperatures falling to as low as -6 degrees. The warning is valid from 9pm tonight until 10am tomorrow morning. Munster, Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal are worst affected and the warning is in effect until 12 noon today. There will be light to moderate winds and highest temperatures of 3 to 7 degrees. [Full Article...]

Fixing flaws, Cortana crisis, and Windows watching — Microsoft Weekly

Fixing flaws, Cortana crisis, and Windows watching — Microsoft Weekly Microsoft said it is also aware of another issue affecting certain anti-virus products, causing Windows to crash with the infamous Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) error, after the Meltdown-Spectre patch is installed. Microsoft also cautions that besides Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows 2012 do not have antivirus installed by default. Further exacerbating the issue, as The Regist... [Full Article...]

IOS and macOS updates available now address Spectre vulnerabilities

With the three vulnerabilities that form the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerability families having been around for a long time, it's possible that some exploits have been in development. In a post on the company's website Wednesday, AMD said that one variant of the Spectre vulnerability was resolved by software and operating system updates. [Full Article...]

AMD Ryzen 3 Mobile brings quad-core processor power to budget laptops

AMD Ryzen 3 Mobile brings quad-core processor power to budget laptops Here's what you need to know about the company's new releases. How is AMD expanding its consumer Ryzen Mobile line? The Ryzen 7 1800X debuted at $499, but now it's only $349. In terms of graphical power, you're looking at 11 compute units and a max GPU clock of 1250MHz. Above: AMD's specs for its latest Ryzen mobile processors with Radeon graphics. [Full Article...]

HP Recalls Laptops Over Fire Risk

HP Recalls Laptops Over Fire Risk The recall affects batteries shipped with certain HP Probook, x360, Envy, Pavilion, and HP 11 notebook computers, plus certain HP ZBook mobile workstations. It seems the company has learned its lesson since the much-reported case in 2011 in which HP recalled 162,000 battery units. If the validation process identifies a battery as being eligible for replacement, the BIOS update should be applied ... [Full Article...]


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