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Microsoft lists updates to tackle KRACK. Updated Windows PCs already protected

Microsoft lists updates to tackle KRACK. Updated Windows PCs already protected

The open, shared by Ars Technica , takes advantage of vulnerabilities in WPA2 security protocol. Practically any device capable of sending or receiving a Wi-Fi signal is affected. However, US-CERT, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team , released an advisory during the weekend in which it summarised what the research team will reveal in detail this evening. Read More

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MacOS 10.13 High Sierra

MacOS 10.13 High Sierra

Because of the focus on graphics - via a feature called Metal 2 - the new operating system will also allow developers to better take advantage of new technologies like machine learning and virtual reality. MacOS 10.13 High Sierra is also meant to subject the EFI firmware of the Mac to a routine check on a weekly basis and to inform the user of any modifications. Read More

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IPhone X's Profit Margins Aren't As High As You Might Think

IPhone X's Profit Margins Aren't As High As You Might Think

Basically, the new sensor technology means better pictures and it assists with shakiness when taking photos. The front facing camera here supports portrait mode as well. Apple is now allowing users to use their faces to authorize payments with Apple Pay, putting their banking information on the line as well, as anyone who can get into your phone by faking your face, can also make purchases, making for yet another security flaw. Read More

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Google Tez, a UPI-enabled digital payment app, launched in India

Google Tez, a UPI-enabled digital payment app, launched in India

She also said customers of 55 Indian banks can now use Tez . Tez is available on the Play Store as well as the Apple App Store , and works seamlessly on both iOS and Android . This is quite an innovative means of making payments. The app is launching on Monday on iOS and Android . People and businesses that users transact with show up like bobble-heads in an instant-messaging app, and transactions are threaded like chats too. Read More

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What did Nasa learn from Cassini's 20-year mission to Saturn?

What did Nasa learn from Cassini's 20-year mission to Saturn?

Before contact is lost, eight of Cassini's 12 scientific instruments will be operating. "In fact, you can think of Cassini becoming the first Saturn probe". The spacecraft also investigated giant storms on Saturn and spotted raging hurricanes at both poles. The Cassini mission has given us answers to a lot of the outstanding questions that we had about this atmosphere - showing it to be similar to our own, with temperatures and pressures at Titan's surface meaning that methane can ... Read More

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Mercedes-AMG Project One revealed at IAA 2017

Mercedes-AMG Project One revealed at IAA 2017

The Mercedes-AMG Project One gets a 1.6-litre V6 electrically assisted direct injection petrol powerplant that has been derived from the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 racing vehicle. Time for some raw numbers - the 1.6-litre engine makes 670 horsepower which gives it an unprecedented specific-power figure of almost 420bhp per litre, while each electric motor up front is worth 160bhp for a 320bhp total. Read More

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Quick Spin — Nissan Leaf Review

Quick Spin — Nissan Leaf Review

The 2018 Nissan Leaf ushers in the second-generation of the world's best-selling electric auto, but this time around, there will be more than just one choice. Nissan Leaf has a luxurious design which is there to impress everyone around you. Schillaci said the automaker was also looking at ways to expand its "e-Power" gasoline hybrid system into other regions following strong sales in Japan of the e-Note, its compact multipurpose vehicle launched a year ago which was the first model to ... Read More

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New design, more range, all electric — Nissan Leaf

New design, more range, all electric — Nissan Leaf

The 2017 Leaf has a driving range of 107 miles and a sticker price of $31,000. It goes on sale in Japan this October and it will launch worldwide early next year. That compares with 238 miles for the Chevy Bolt, unveiled past year, and 220 miles for the Model 3, launched in late July. Tesla's Model S has given luxury mainstays like BMW and Mercedes a run for their money while the new Model 3 also has won plaudits for its design. Read More

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UHURU FIGHTING BACK: Kenyatta vows to 'fix' judiciary after election annulment

UHURU FIGHTING BACK: Kenyatta vows to 'fix' judiciary after election annulment

Meanwhile, supporters of Odinga poured into the streets, cheering, and waiting for another chance to elect their candidate. "The Supreme court can not determine who rules this country, we will have no grand coalition and the election will be conducted by IEBC, we will not have the Opposition playing around with us over disbandment of IEBC", a tough speaking DP Ruto said . Read More

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Samsung heir given five years in prison for corruption

Samsung heir given five years in prison for corruption

Lee is accused of giving W43.3 billion in bribes to ex-President Park Geun-hye and her confidante Choi Soon-sil (US$1=W1,129). In his defence, Lee's lawyers said Samsung was compelled by Park to support the national equestrian team, which happened to include Choi's daughter, and to make the donations to support the country's cultural and sports development. Read More

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Tesla delivers first 30 Model 3 sedans at unveiling ceremony

Tesla delivers first 30 Model 3 sedans at unveiling ceremony

Our brief excursion also allowed us to test the Autopilot , a system that still feels like witchcraft. That could be a stretch for some buyers, especially since there are limits on the $7,500 US tax credit for electric cars . Not to mention, the Model 3's closest counterpart, the Chevy Bolt, has not logged overwhelming sales. There are 10,000 unique parts in the Model 3 , two-thirds of which are sourced from North America. Read More

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Jaguar E-Pace SUV set to become new bread-winner

Jaguar E-Pace SUV set to become new bread-winner

Britain's biggest carmaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) said on Thursday (13 July) it is to build its new E-PACE compact sport utility vehicle in Austria and China, the first of its cars only to be manufactured outside of its home market. At London's world premier of the Jaguar E-Pace there were an equal number of English, Russian and Chinese journalists present to cover the event. The E-Pace is also equipped with All Surface Progress Control, a low-speed cruise control created to handle ... Read More

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Key Republican Collins has 'serious concerns' on healthcare bill

The Senate bill will codify and make permanent the Medicaid expansion, and in fact we'll have the federal government pay the lion share of the cost", said Toomey. It also would end tax penalties on people who don't buy insurance policies and on larger firms that don't offer coverage to workers, while phasing out the extra money given to states that expanded their Medicaid programs to offer insurance to the working poor. Read More

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HTC U11's Edge Sense is coming with some new features

HTC U11's Edge Sense is coming with some new features

You may think squeezing your phone is the future. In Google Maps , a squeeze will zoom in from the default zoomed out view. With the Edge Sense app, users can squeeze lightly or brusquely to open up different apps. The also demonstrated answering and ending calls, dismissing alarms , and pausing videos. And HTC is soliciting your feature requests, too. At this stage Edge Sense is fairly limited but HTC are not resting on their laurels and have big plans for Edge Sense. Read More

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Verizon Opens Preorder for New iPad Pros #49869 - 06/07/17 02:27 PM

Verizon Opens Preorder for New iPad Pros #49869 - 06/07/17 02:27 PM

The iOS 11 public beta is not available yet - Apple says it is " coming soon ". The good part about the feature is that it not only organises files on your iPad and iPhone but also those in apps, in iCloud and in Dropbox. You can also quickly return to your favorite apps using the redesigned App Switcher. In iOS 10 and previous versions, users had to delete the app and reinstall it without the relevant data and documents to free up some storage space. Read More

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Safety Experts Raise Red Flag on Snapchat's Newest Feature

Safety Experts Raise Red Flag on Snapchat's Newest Feature

Snapchat has a new update that will make it easier for your friends to find you. Some people are excited about the new feature, while other people, like parents, are anxious about people's privacy . You can update your location preferences at at any time by tapping your Bitmoji or selecting the settings icon in the upper right-hand corner. Snap Map launched as part of an update to Snapchat's software earlier this week. Read More

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Ricciardo wins chaotic Azerbaijan GP; Vettel leads overall

I started to feel the rear going away so I knew it was going to be tricky to keep the pace". His Silver Arrows team-mate Valtteri Bottas completed a front-row lockout, with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen third fastest in qualifying. Vettel was handed a 10-second penalty for risky driving, but Lauda said the four-man panel of stewards had been too lenient. "I don't listen to that stuff, it's just people talking", Stroll said defiantly Sunday, when reminded of accusations that his father's ... Read More

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Verizon closes US$4.48 billion Yahoo deal

Verizon closes US$4.48 billion Yahoo deal

Sports, AOL .com, MAKERS , Tumblr , Build Studios, Yahoo! Under a newly bolstered Verizon, Yahoo and AOL will combine as part of a new media and technology company called Oath . Yahoo's email and other digital services will be run by Tim Armstrong , who has been in charge of AOL. On Verizon's acquisition of Yahoo , it's CEO Marissa Mayer stepped down from the company citing the "inherent changes" to her position. Read More

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Xbox One X vs. PS4 Pro Specs, Features

Xbox One X vs. PS4 Pro Specs, Features

In addition to a more powerful GPU, the Xbox One X offers higher bandwidth compared to the PlayStation 4 Pro . The fact that Microsoft is not making a profit on the Xbox One X now, however, could not be considered surprising at all. "But I will say price is critical". For Microsoft, which will not be making any money off of each Xbox One X sold, it is hoping that the power of the console is enough to attract more players into the Xbox platform. Read More

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Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 Gets Rumored Villain

Spider-Man: Homecoming - which also finds Chris Evans reprising his role as Captain America - opens in theaters on July 7. So of course, if he's imagined what a Spidey movie should look like for years, it's a fair question as to whether he and his colleagues have ever discussed how the Fantastic Four might be incorporated into the MCU. Read More

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