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All iPhones, iPads and Mac devices affected by 'Meltdown' and 'Spectre' bugs

All iPhones, iPads and Mac devices affected by 'Meltdown' and 'Spectre' bugs Pointing out that the risks are likely to come from "a malicious app", Apple also advised users to download software "only from trusted sources such as the App Store". Apple says, however, that its December 2017 update for iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2, and tvOS 11.2 showed no measurable reduction in performance according to benchmarking tools. [Full Article...]

Could Apple swallow Netflix in one $80 billion bite?

Could Apple swallow Netflix in one $80 billion bite? Apple famously has 90 percent of its cash, or around $252.3 billion, held outside of the US. This was based on his analysis of Apple's and Netflix's revenue, gross margin, operating expense ratio, other income and interest expense, tax rate and share count three years out from their last fiscal year. [Full Article...]

YouTuber Logan Paul Under Fire For Filming Dead Body

YouTuber Logan Paul Under Fire For Filming Dead Body I want to apologize to anyone who has been affected or touched by mental illness or depression or suicide. "For my fans who are defending my actions, please don't - they do not deserve to be defended". " YouTube prohibits violent or gory content posted in a shocking, sensational or disrespectful manner ". "If a video is graphic, it can only remain on the site when supported by appropriate educat... [Full Article...]

Right now, the moon is very very full (7 photos)

Right now, the moon is very very full (7 photos) The phenomenon occurs when the moon is at its closest point to Earth in its elliptical orbit. Monday, our lunar companion reaches an extreme perigee distance of 221,559 miles. 'Often cast in a reddish hue because of the way the atmosphere bends the light, totally eclipsed Moons are sometimes called "blood Moons"'. Apogee is the opposite of perigee - meaning the moon is at its farthest from the E... [Full Article...]

LG just unveiled the world's largest and highest-resolution OLED display

LG just unveiled the world's largest and highest-resolution OLED display However, to ensure that LG remains ahead in the race, they continue to ramp up their OLED production capacity. Interestingly, the new system has an 8K display making it the first of its kind and with this, the company is promising better things for the consumers. [Full Article...]

Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 4am Saturday, hazardous travel conditions

Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 4am Saturday, hazardous travel conditions While it will be sunny each day, it's going to feel much cooler with those wind chills staying below zero. The National Weather Service is calling for about two inches of snow accumulation across the tri-state. However, heavier bands of snowfall may set up over the area as the system travels over Greater Lafayette. "The Quad Cites and surrounding counties will be under a Winter Storm Warning u... [Full Article...]

Jio tops 4G download speed chart at 19.6 mbps in Oct: TRAI

Jio tops 4G download speed chart at 19.6 mbps in Oct: TRAI Interestingly, Idea Cellular recorded the highest upload speed of 7.1 Mbps in the month of November when compared to other operators. Jio's Rs.98 plan, on the other hand, has a validity period of 14 days. Users also receive unlimited local and STD calls. But it is a pure data pack and doesn't include any calling benefits or free SMS. Under this plan, we can get 1GB of data for the day, and i... [Full Article...]

Activists divided over Talaq Bill in Lok Sabha

Activists divided over Talaq Bill in Lok Sabha According to the bill, instant Triple Talaq if pronounced shall be null and void. Initiating the discussion on Thursday afternoon, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the bill will ensure gender justice and equality and termed it "historic". [Full Article...]

Padmavati Gets Censor Board Clearance With Riders, to be Renamed 'Padmavat'

Padmavati Gets Censor Board Clearance With Riders, to be Renamed 'Padmavat' Talking about how the decision was reached upon, Joshi revealed, "The members of the panel had insights and also some reservations regarding the claimed historical events and socio-cultural aspects which were duly discussed at length after viewing the film on the evening of December 28". [Full Article...]

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Battery Problem Discovered

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Battery Problem Discovered There is no official fix yet so those affected are encouraged to get replacements for their bricked phones. Samsung's response, or rather the lack of it, isn't exactly encouraging either. In most of the reported cases, the Galaxy Note 8 becomes completely unresponsive and its LED notification light doesn't show any signs of charging when even connected to the original charger. [Full Article...]

Reliance Jio to buy RCom's wireless assets

Reliance Jio to buy RCom's wireless assets The company expects the transactions to close in a phased manner between January and March 2018, subject to lenders' and other applicable approvals. RCom Chairman Anil Ambani said Tuesday that his company aimed to reduce its liabilities from 450 billion rupees ($7.03 billion) to 60 billion rupees by March. [Full Article...]

WhatsApp To Stop Working On These Devices From Jan 1

WhatsApp To Stop Working On These Devices From Jan 1 WhatsApp will still work on those systems, but it's unclear how long the app will be fully functional.The FAQ page does warn users that some WhatsApp features may stop working on these unsupported platforms because the company is no longer actively developing for those OSes. [Full Article...]

Now you can charge your phone from up to 3 feet way

A startup called Pi recently released what it called the first-ever contactless wireless charging product, which uses the same resonant induction tech as Qi, though its range is limited to one foot. Does this sound like the wireless charging future you always dreamed of? Another more promising technology, "Rezence", does "magnetic resonance" charging and allows a greater degree of freedom in r... [Full Article...]

Oreo update now officially rolling out

The handset launched earlier this year with Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box, so the update is certainly a welcome addition for owners. If everything goes as expected, the smartphone should receive Android Oreo update in first two weeks of January. [Full Article...]

SpaceX caps record year with rocket launch

If you head to Tesla's website , the automaker says that 10,000 Nm figure actually corresponds to wheel torque, which is different than the auto industry's standard measure of engine torque. Currently, SpaceX is flying numerous cargo resupply missions to the International Space Station, for a total of at least 20 flights under the Commercial Resupply Services contract. [Full Article...]

Russian-linked Facebook content: How to check if you were duped

Russian-linked Facebook content: How to check if you were duped Facebook has released a new tool to tell users if they liked or followed posts considered part of a Russian effort to meddle with last year's USA election. Microsoft and Twitter also agreed to participate in the "Trust Project" with some 75 news organizations to tag news stories which meet standards for ethics and transparency. [Full Article...]

Reliance giving new year's wishes by introducing the Happy New Year Offer

Reliance giving new year's wishes by introducing the Happy New Year Offer Jio has announced many prepaid recharge plans in which it is offering free and unlimited data with different daily limits and validity periods. The Rs. Both the plans are valid for 28 days. Airtel has also unveiled a Rs 199 plan that competes directly with Jio's new plans. This prepaid recharge plan comes bundled with free and unlimited local, STD and roaming calls. [Full Article...]

Santa Tracker: Follow Mr. Claus on his journey to our city!

Santa Tracker: Follow Mr. Claus on his journey to our city! A spokesman explained: "Indeed there were signs of Santa , and children who called in were given an update on Santa's position". Since that time, NORAD men, women, family and friends have selflessly volunteered their time to personally respond to phone calls and emails from children all around the world. [Full Article...]

Death toll in India bus accident rises to 33

Death toll in India bus accident rises to 33 Out of the seven injured, one is said to be critical. However, Verma rebuffed the allegations, saying driver was not a minor. The bus being pulled out of the Banas river on Saturday. Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje felt saddened over deaths in the accident. "We have talked to concerned officials and directed them to provide all possible assistance to the victims of accident". [Full Article...]

Steam Winter Sale 2017 is now live

This means players can now purchase its base game for only $14.99. For starters, "Tekken 7 " is on sale for US$24.99 (AU$32.56); that's a 50% discount . The Steam Controller Wireless Receiver is regular price now ($12.99), but the Steam Controller Battery Door is 50-percent off at $4.99 United States dollars. [Full Article...]


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