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Apple promises fix for chaiOS iMessage bug that crashes Messages next week

Apple promises fix for chaiOS iMessage bug that crashes Messages next week Masri link takes you to a site that contains hundreds of thousands of unnecessary characters within its metadata. chaiOS was first uncovered by Abraham Masri , who tweeted about the bug. Cluley also said not to be surprised if a security update is rolled out by Apple in the near future to fix this issue. We tested the bug and experienced pervasive issues that required removing the me... [Full Article...]

Overwatch Blizzard World theme park map launches next week

Overwatch Blizzard World theme park map launches next week I hopped into a game the other night for the first time in ages, and absolutely had a blast playing as Moira. The map in question is an interesting one that's called "Blizzard World" and has been created to resemble a theme park of sorts. We're expanding our core cosmetics collection to include over 100 new items-including skins, sprays, player icons, emotes, and more-for all 26 heroes. [Full Article...]

Intel's rival also hit with class action lawsuits over CPU security flaw

Intel's rival also hit with class action lawsuits over CPU security flaw The company promises to continue pushing out beta microcode updates to its customers as it works toward finding and resolving the core issue. Thankfully, Intel VP Navin Shenoy said that they're close to identifying the problem's root issue. [Full Article...]

Amazon Echo Spot Could Be An Alarm Clock For The 21st Century

Amazon Echo Spot Could Be An Alarm Clock For The 21st Century Amazon only announced that availability would be in 2018 but did not specify when, but the good news for our readers in Australia and New Zealand is that we finally have a date to look forward to. From today customers in Australia can preorder an Amazon Echo , Echo Dot , or Echo Plus , with the devices beginning to ship next month. Alternatively, a two pack of Echo Dots can be found for $79 ... [Full Article...]

Google building three underwater cables to expand Cloud, compete with Amazon

Google building three underwater cables to expand Cloud, compete with Amazon Google is also constructing, or taking part in constructing, three undersea cables, which will be commissioned in 2019. Google says that this will be the first subsea cable connected to Chile in 20 years, and since it's a private cable, it will be used to serve Google customers in Latin America. [Full Article...]

New Toyota and Lexus vehicles will support Apple CarPlay

New Toyota and Lexus vehicles will support Apple CarPlay Just like the 2018 Camry's Cockpit Red leather package, the Avalon's new Cognac leather color shows Toyota is working hard to shake the cobwebs of complacency off. " Avalon is a strong indicator of our commitment to this evolving premium segment", said Jack Hollis, group vice president and general manager of the Toyota Division. [Full Article...]

Google Arts & Culture App Picks Country Stars' Portrait Doubles

Google Arts & Culture App Picks Country Stars' Portrait Doubles Additionally, the Google Arts & Culture app will reveal the name of the selected portraits along with the museum it belongs to. Using the Google app to find a doppelganger is easy, and requires just a few steps. The feature appears in the Google Arts & Culture app. Once it's installed, fire it up and scroll down until you see "Is your portrait in a museum?" Are you more of a Botticelli or a ... [Full Article...]

Honda Accord, Volvo XC60 and Lincoln Navigator win big in Detroit

Honda Accord, Volvo XC60 and Lincoln Navigator win big in Detroit Accord's win marks the third consecutive year that a Honda model has received top honors from the North American jury of automotive journalists, with the Honda Civic and Honda Ridgeline winning the auto and truck awards in 2016 and 2017, respectively. [Full Article...]

Hyundai Surprises Detroit with N Performance Brand Arrival in USA

Hyundai Surprises Detroit with N Performance Brand Arrival in USA Both regular Veloster variants will be available with either a six-speed manual or an automatic; a six-speed auto in the Veloster and a seven-speed dual-clutch in the SR Turbo. We'll find out more when the Veloster goes on sale sometime in the second quarter of this year. The stability control system is tuned for sporty driving. [Full Article...]

Ford plans 40 EV models by 2022

Ford plans 40 EV models by 2022 Announcing details of its e-mobility offensive at the Detroit Motor Show, Ford said it would pump $11 billion (€8.9 billion) into e-cars and hybrids by 2022, while planning to have 40 new-energy models in its lineup by then. With reduced battery costs and increased regulatory requirements worldwide for internal combustion engines, the auto manufacturers are stepping up their investments on wholl... [Full Article...]

What makes Vivo under-display technology different from others

What makes Vivo under-display technology different from others It is a CMOS device, created to be placed below an AMOLED screen. That means that you've had to move your fingerprint sensor from the front, where many like it the best, to the back, or, as is the iPhone X's case, remove it completely. You'll only know the sensor is there because the phone displays a fingerprint icon on-screen, prompting you to present your digit. Under display fingerprint se... [Full Article...]

Twitch Paid $900 Million For Overwatch League Exclusive Live Stream

Twitch Paid $900 Million For Overwatch League Exclusive Live Stream It is this simplicity that makes the Overwatch League the most promising attempt at bringing eSports into the mainstream. This much was revealed in an Overwatch forum post , as Kaplan replied to a user who had been wondering exactly when they should expect the game's new Blizzard World map and its skins to go live. [Full Article...]

Cryptocurrency trading ban coming soon for South Korea Video

Bitcoin prices plunged on Thursday by almost 14 per cent, after South Korea intensified its crackdown on virtual currencies and considers a ban on all cryptocurrency trading in the country, one of the world's largest bitcoin markets. [Full Article...]

Google buys United Kingdom start-up Redux

Google buys United Kingdom start-up Redux The Cambridge-based startup, named Redux , developed technology that eliminates the need for speakers in mobile phones, thus freeing up space for other components. According to its LinkedIn page , Redux has been 78 granted patents, over 50 pending patent applications, and global engagement with leaders in multiple vertical markets, our vision is to bring the next generation of user experience to... [Full Article...]

WhatsApp flaw lets hackers spy on group chats

WhatsApp flaw lets hackers spy on group chats The issues are encryption flaws and were detailed at the Real Word Crypto security conference in Zurich, Switzerland by researchers from Ruhr University Bochum in Germany. WhatsApp is adding numerous features to its platform to enhance the user experience . "The main exception to this is former group members, who already know the group ID - and can now add themselves back to the group with impun... [Full Article...]

Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, L2 officially selfie obsessed

Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, L2 officially selfie obsessed Sony unveils new super mid-range smartphones. The mid-range XA line is now on its third iteration with the XA2 and XA2 Ultra launching on Android Oreo . Of the "super mid-tier" smartphones, the Xperia XA2 Ultra is more high-end of the three, which features a large, 6-inch FHD 1080p screen. Imaging is handled by the rear 23-megapixel camera and the front 8-megapixel sensor . [Full Article...]

Here Are the Golden Globe Winners in the TV Categories

Here Are the Golden Globe Winners in the TV Categories I'm bringing this home to you, babies". Kidman also thanked her other " Big Little Lies " co-stars Shailene Woodley , Zoe Kravitz, and Laura Dern and said that this award is not just "hers", rather "theirs" to share as a unit. The HBO documentary " Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief " also alleged that David Miscavige , the leader of Scientology, helped drive a wedge betwe... [Full Article...]

Acer and HP unveil new Chromebooks ahead of CES

Acer and HP unveil new Chromebooks ahead of CES Don't run in a panic to the dongle store-you still get two USB 3.0 Type-A ports (whew!). The options to choose the specs are limited to just the processor and RAM capacity, other specs are as they are such as Intel HD Graphics 500, which comes integrated into both the Chromebooks . [Full Article...]

Microsoft halts some AMD chip Meltdown patches after PCs freeze

Microsoft halts some AMD chip Meltdown patches after PCs freeze If you have run into this issue and can get back into the OS, a little RegEdit wizardry can help you out so that you can move forward and get those security updates. Intel was down about 0.6% before the blog post , and is trading about 1.65% lower after. Intel continued to downplay the performance hits of these OS and firmware updates, stating that "based on our tests on SYSmark 2014 SE, a lea... [Full Article...]

Fired Google engineer's suit claims reverse discrimination

Fired Google engineer's suit claims reverse discrimination Mr. Damore and another former Google engineer, David Gudeman, filed a lawsuit Monday, which seeks class-action status, in superior court in California's Santa Clara County. They claim they were discriminated against because they are both male and Caucasian, and Google's practices favor women and minorities. The suit claims Google maintains a blacklist of conservatives media personalities not ... [Full Article...]


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