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Mason teacher admits to making lynching comment to student Mason teacher admits to making lynching comment to student
- January 13, 2018

Thole wrote that Nathan immediately called her remark racist, and she walked over and talked with him. "I would say, yes the teacher did confirm she said that", Tracey Carson, a spokeswoman for the Mason School District, told ABC News. Agee-Bell also said she was not satisfied with the district's discipline. Once Agee-Bell was made aware of the comment, she called the school to complain and request Thole apologize to the class, which she did. (more...)
AdultSwine Malware Displays Porn Ads within Child-Themed Android Apps AdultSwine Malware Displays Porn Ads within Child-Themed Android Apps
- January 13, 2018

From there, it proceeds with one of three attack scenarios. It can also mislead the user to believe they've won a free iPhone and submit their phone number to receive their prize. "It also has a much wider range of malicious activities it could potentially pursue", Check Point said. "We've removed the apps from Play, disabled the developers' accounts, and will continue to show strong warnings to anyone that has installed them", a Google spokesperson told The Register . (more...)
Wi-Fi Alliance Announces WP3 Wi-Fi Alliance Announces WP3
- January 13, 2018

For now, WPA2 will still be deployed in Wi-Fi devices - with some improvements to help guarantee strong security protection for users. "Security is a foundation of Wi-Fi Alliance certification programs, and we are excited to introduce new features to the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED family of security solutions", Wi-Fi Alliance President and CEO Edgar Figueroa said in a statement. (more...)
That alien megastructure star? Eh, it's probably just some cosmic dust That alien megastructure star? Eh, it's probably just some cosmic dust
- January 12, 2018

It's been called the "most mysterious star in the universe" , bigger than the sun and yet brightening and dimming in an odd way that suggested to some an alien megastructure might be circling it. The last two were named after ancient lost cities - Scotland's Scara Brae and Cambodia's Angkor . Dips lasted anywhere from five to 80 days (exoplanet dips usually last a few hours) and robbed the star of as much as a fifth of its brightness (compared to 1 percent by a large exoplanet). (more...)
Natalie Portman to star in astronaut drama Pale Blue Dot Natalie Portman to star in astronaut drama Pale Blue Dot
- January 12, 2018

Reese had to depart the movie in November due to filming Big Little Lies season two, but will still serve as a producer. " Pale Blue Dot " follows a successful female astronaut who, after coming back home from a mission in space, starts to unravel when confronted by her seemingly flawless American dream life. (more...)
Prince of Persia Creator Jordan Mechner Wants to Revive Franchise Prince of Persia Creator Jordan Mechner Wants to Revive Franchise
- January 13, 2018

However, its creator has given new hope today that the Prince may yet make a long-awaited comeback down the line. Of course, there's certainly a fan base out there hungry for more Prince of Persia , so we'll have to wait and see if Ubisoft and Mechner can come together for a new game. (more...)
Building blocks of life seen in meteorites that fell in 1998 Building blocks of life seen in meteorites that fell in 1998
- January 12, 2018

It turns out that within the salt crystals on these meteors, there exists a bunch of the ingredients that are necessary to create life , including organic compounds such as amino acids. "We revealed that the organic matter was somewhat similar to that found in primitive meteorites, but contained more oxygen-bearing chemistry ", study co-author Yoko Kebukawa said . (more...)
Bharti Airtel partners with Amazon Bharti Airtel partners with Amazon
- January 12, 2018

Once you are running the eligible plan, you can select the Airtel-Amazon digital card from the Airtel app, download Amazon Prime , sign up or sign in to it, and you are ready to go. This offer is only for Amazon users who do not have a Prime membership. Their Prime service offers better content as compared with Airtel's own Airtel TV and that of the competing telecoms. (more...)
2nd Gen HBM2 Aquabolt Starts Mass Production 2nd Gen HBM2 Aquabolt Starts Mass Production
- January 12, 2018

The new solution, Aquabolt , which is the company's 2nd-generation 8GB HBM2 DRAM to deliver a 2.4 gigabits-per-second (Gbps) data transfer speed per pin at 1.2 volt, can process 307GB of data, which is equivalent to 61 full HD 5GB movies, in one second. (more...)
Butterfly tongue existed before flowering plants, says new study Butterfly tongue existed before flowering plants, says new study
- January 12, 2018

It wasn't the first time something like this was observed. About a year later in Paris, Strother found himself seated at a dinner near a man named Torsten Wappler . But the latest discovery suggest Glossata originated first lepidopterans so depended on gymnosperms - plants which don't produce flowers - to satisfy their nutritional needs. (more...)
Is Subaru's latest VIZIV concept the new WRX STI? Is Subaru's latest VIZIV concept the new WRX STI?
- January 12, 2018

As the name suggests, the Viziv Performance STI is pretty much what we'd imagine the original Viziv Performance concept would be like if it was handed over to those clever people at Subaru Tecnica International, which is the official motorsports and tuning arm of Subaru. (more...)
Intel sets world record by flying 100 mini drones for light show Intel sets world record by flying 100 mini drones for light show
- January 12, 2018

Specifically, drivers participating in and fans watching the Ferrari Challenge North America series will see Intel's technology first hand. At that time Intel engineers told me that the system can control an unlimited amount of drones. The new indoor flight record follows Intel's own outdoor record of 500 drones, set in 2016 in Germany. The record has since been broken by the Chinese drone company Ehang with 1,000 drones during the Chinese Lantern Festival in 2017. (more...)
CES: Roku Expands Into Audio Devices With Home Entertainment Licensing Program CES: Roku Expands Into Audio Devices With Home Entertainment Licensing Program
- January 12, 2018

The company also introduced Roku Entertainment Assistant, a new smart speaker technology that allows customers to use voice commands on supported Roku-enabled devices. Today, according to the company, its smart TV licensing program is flourishing. The Roku Entertainment Assistant will be incorporated into soundbars and smart speakers . (more...)
Catalan parties propose self-exiled former leader as president Catalan parties propose self-exiled former leader as president
- January 12, 2018

Catalonian separatists have made a decision to reelect Carles Puigdemont as their regional leader when the new regional parliament meets for the first time on January 17. He is in Belgium, however, and will be arrested if he comes back to Spain on charges of rebellion and sedition. Ines Arrimadas added: "It's evident that for governing Catalonia you have to be in Catalonia - you can't do that via WhatsApp or as a hologram". (more...)
PUBG becomes Xbox One sensation selling 3 million copies in a month PUBG becomes Xbox One sensation selling 3 million copies in a month
- January 12, 2018

These noticeable gains have given some fans confidence that the developer will get close to a steady 30 frames per second across all Xbox One platforms. According to the team over at Xbox, the battle royale game has been picked up by over 3 million gamers on its console. PUBG Corp says that they have fixed many crashing issues on the Xbox One . (more...)
Window 10 build 17074 brings lots of new features to Microsoft Edge Window 10 build 17074 brings lots of new features to Microsoft Edge
- January 12, 2018

It's probable that Microsoft will reschedule the 1607 retirement, however, as a previous extension to 1511 has that late-2015 feature upgrade receiving security and non-security updates until April 2018. Now You: which version of Windows do you run? Because these vulnerabilities start at the processor level, however, having the latest Windows operating system (OS) updates is not sufficient to be fully protected; you will also need to install related firmware updates from your device ... (more...)
HTC 10 smartphone starts receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update HTC 10 smartphone starts receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update
- January 12, 2018

HTC 10 users can check for the update in Setting menu. HTC is one of the companies that still delivers major Android OS update despite its financial difficulties. HTC 10 was launched in April 2016 with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Past year the company rolled out Android 7.1 Nougat update for the smartphone which weighed 1.21GB in size. (more...)
Turkey Summons Iranian, Russian Envoys over Attacks on Syria's Idlib Turkey Summons Iranian, Russian Envoys over Attacks on Syria's Idlib
- January 12, 2018

It added Russian forces fended off the attacks without receiving any damage. Russia's ambassador to Ankara , Alexei Yerkhov and Iranian ambassador Mohammad Ebrahim Taherian Fard were called in to express Turkey's discontent over the continuing attacks in Idlib. (more...)
Jio and Airtel Get More Competition: Idea Launches Rs Jio and Airtel Get More Competition: Idea Launches Rs
- January 12, 2018

Previously, the 149 plan offered only 4.2GB data for 28 days and the lowest-priced plan which offered 1GB of daily data was the 309 plan which had a validity of 49 days. Previously, there were no plans which offered 1.5GB data per day. Jio's Rs 299 prepaid recharge plan comes bundled with free and unlimited local, STD and roaming calls. (more...)
'Super blue blood moon' to take place during lunar eclipse 'Super blue blood moon' to take place during lunar eclipse
- January 12, 2018

A supermoon is when the Moon reaches its nearest point toward earth, making it appear 30 percent brighter and about 14 percent larger. When the Moon appears red or is eclipsed, it is also referred to as a " blood Moon ", so we will essentially see a super-blue-blood Moon at the end of the month - a phenomenon that hasn't happened since 1866! Blue Moons typically happen every two and a half years , so this phenomenon, involving all three events in one night, is much more rare! We'll be ... (more...)