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Buzz concept, shown at the North American International Auto Show a year ago, as an example of what future personal mobility will look like. But the company has been diversifying new technologies, notably artificial intelligence and self-driving cars.
  • Pixel 2 customer survey appears in the phone's settings menu

    Pixel 2 customer survey appears in the phone's settings menu

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    The recipient will barely be able to hear the recording - even if their volume were to be set to max - which indicates that it's indeed a Google Pixel 2 XL problem rather than a fault of the messaging apps themselves. One of the best features of the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL , the camera's Portrait Mode, is now unofficially available to all other non-Google smartphones that are powered by Android 8.0 Oreo.
  • Mozilla releases a patch for Meltdown and Spectre

    Mozilla releases a patch for Meltdown and Spectre

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    As has been a theme, the Essential Phone received another update today with some important and necessary fixes. Macs and iOS devices are vulnerable to Spectre attacks through code that can run in web browsers. On Jan. 5, Chrome disabled the SharedArrayBuffer JavaScript object and changed the behavior of the performance.now API (application programming interface) to reduce the efficacy of Spectre attacks.
  • Intel facing multiple class action suits over chip security flaw

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    Major software makers have not issued patches to protect against Spectre , which affects almost all computer chips made in the last decade. Still, if some level of threat from Spectre exists, AMD chips merit inclusion. We haven't heard much from Microsoft yet about the flaw, but it's expected to publicly introduce the necessary changes to its Windows operating system in an upcoming Patch Tuesday this month, after seeding them to beta testers running fast-ring Windows Insider builds in ...
  • 'The Crown' Taps Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret

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    The series showcases viewers how the British monarch dealt with the challenges that the United Kingdom and its surrogate countries faced during her rule. A magnificent casting rumour has landed: could Helena Bonham Carter be the new Princess Margaret in The Crown? Bonham Carter would be a ideal fit for it, and based on what we know about Princess Margaret there is plenty of meaty material to come.
  • Harrisburg-area animal rights group plans to protest at Farm Show Saturday

    Harrisburg-area animal rights group plans to protest at Farm Show Saturday

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    Redding at the unveiling". The 102nd Pennsylvania Farm Show will run this year from January 6th to the 13th. Farm show official said the butter for the sculpture came from waste scrap butter not suitable for human consumption. For more information, visit the American Dairy Association's website . The show, which features thousands of animals, food, displays and other exhibits, is the largest indoor agricultural event in the world.
  • Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Stake Lifted by Ahrens Investment Partners LLC

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    Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL ) has risen 62.48% since January 6, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 45.78% the S&P500. (MTW) by 1.66% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. 5,840 were accumulated by Wealth Enhancement Advisory Services Ltd Liability Corp. (NYSE:AIG) for 88,303 shares. Apple Inc. has a 12-month low of $116.47 and a 12-month high of $177.20.
  • Loathsome Shill Ajit Pai Drops Out Of Planned CES Appearance

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    Pai says he and his family have become the target of aggressive harassment. While Pai did not offer a reason for the cancellation and his office declined to offer any explanation, some commentators went " out on a limb " and suggested that the FCC chair bailed on the conference because " he would've gotten a lot of pointed questions ".
  • AMD rebukes Intel, says flaw poses 'near-zero risk' to its chips

    AMD rebukes Intel, says flaw poses 'near-zero risk' to its chips

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    These hardware bugs allow programs to steal data which is now processed on the computer. It stated that both bugs could assist malware in taking data stored in sensitive programs, like a password manager or browser. Intel processors are installed in millions of computers worldwide running every kind of operating system and efforts to fix the security hole may significantly affect performance, reports the Guardian .
  • Burnout Paradise HD Remaster spotted, out in March in Japan

    Burnout Paradise HD Remaster spotted, out in March in Japan

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    While the PlayStation 3 saw a couple of Burnout games from Criterion Games, don't expect a new one anytime soon, or even a remaster of the last Burnout game made by the developer, Burnout Paradise . Take me down to the Paradise city right now, because England is ruddy cold this time of year. Thankfully you won't need to wait until March to play it on Xbox One because Burnout Paradise is a backward compatible title .
  • Apple Confirms Mac and iOS Devices Vulnerable to Intel, ARM Chip Flaws

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    The security bugs, which were first discovered by security researchers at Google , apply to all modern processors and can be exploited by hackers through malicious apps running on a device. It also reported that the updates to fix the problems could causes Intel chips to operate 5 percent to 30 percent more slowly. Given kernel memory is dedicated to the core components and interactions of an operating system with its hardware, it is said that the flaw could be exploited by malicious ...
  • Reliance Jio slashes costs, revamps plans to offer more data

    Reliance Jio slashes costs, revamps plans to offer more data

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    Under this new offer, the telco has slashed the prices of four of its plans of Rs 50 and now the company is offering 1 GB data per day for 28 days at only Rs 149 per month and the users will be able to use the plans from January 9th. These include the Rs 198 scheme which has increased its data promise from 28GB to 42GB, a 14GB boost. Additionally, Jio has also introduced a couple of 1.5 GB/day packs .
  • All iPhones and iPads affected by Meltdown and Spectre, says Apple

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    Apple Watch isn't vulnerable to the Meltdown attack, the company said. The Meltdown and Spectre exploitation techniques abuse speculative execution to access privileged memory-including that of the kernel-from a less-privileged user process such as a malicious app running on a device.
  • HMD Global is going to launch Nokia 6 (2018) in India

    HMD Global is going to launch Nokia 6 (2018) in India

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    Last year's smartphone makers released Nokia 6 contains the fingerprint scanner on the front side. It sports a circular shaped fingerprint scanner that sits below the rear camera . There is no any dedicated microSD card slot available on the device, however you can expand the phone's memory by using the second SIM card's slot. There was no fast charging.
  • Akshay Kumar's First Deadly Look From His Next Kesari Is Jaw-Dropping!

    Akshay Kumar's First Deadly Look From His Next Kesari Is Jaw-Dropping!

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    Akshay Kumar starrer Padman was expected to be released on January 26, 2018 but the released date has been pre-poned. However, due to certain reasons, Salman Khan opted out of the association. "Need your best wishes as always". The box-office clash between Brothers Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra has now been averted. In the first look, Akshay is seen sporting a saffron turban and a beard.
  • Reliance Jio's new Revised Plans Discounts the 1GB Data Plans

    Reliance Jio's new Revised Plans Discounts the 1GB Data Plans

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    Airtel has a prepaid recharge plan at Rs 349 that offers 2GB data per day. Additionally the Rs 459 pack will now cost Rs 399 and the validity will remain the same at 84 days with 84GB total data. This Idea plan comes just a week after Airtel launched its Rs. 93 recharge pack, which offers similar benefits but gives 100 SMSes per day on top. When compared, out of the three plans, Jio has the maximum benefit with a longer validity, maximum data and no cap on calls.
  • Google releases Home sales info, CES Assistant focus

    Google releases Home sales info, CES Assistant focus

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    Google Assistant is now available on 400 million devices, including more than 6 million Home smart speakers sold since the Home Mini first became available last October. Google ( GOOG , GOOGL ) sold "more than one Google Home device every second since Google Home Mini started shipping in October". The announcement comes ahead of the Consumer Electronic Show that is taking place in Las Vegas next week, where Google and competitors like Amazon , Microsoft, and others are expected to ...
  • Twitter explains (again) why it won't block Trump

    Twitter explains (again) why it won't block Trump

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    The latest call to permanently ban Mr. Trump from Twitter spurs from his controversial tweet Tuesday mocking North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. "North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the 'Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times, '" wrote Trump.