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Trump says United States is 'locked and loaded' amid North Korea threat Trump says United States is 'locked and loaded' amid North Korea threat
- August 11, 2017

On Thursday afternoon, Trump said that his off-the-cuff warning on Tuesday that North Korea would face " fire and fury like the world has never seen" if it kept threatening the USA "wasn't tough enough". Trump's comments followed a North Korean claim over state television that it was preparing to fire four missiles towards the USA strategic island Guam . (more...)
Changes To Xbox Insider Program Announced Changes To Xbox Insider Program Announced
- August 11, 2017

According to Microsoft, anyone who is signed up with Xbox One Insider program will be able to try out insider updates before they get released and is return the users are required to give feedback regarding their experience with the update. (more...)
Google releases an official YouTube Kids app for Android TV Google releases an official YouTube Kids app for Android TV
- August 11, 2017

The tech giant has been updating the Play Store the past few months like punishing unstable apps with low visibility , bringing back search operators , adding inline changelogs in update menu , highlighting best apps in Google Play Store's Android Excellence section, and rolling out search filters to all users . (more...)
Microsoft takes a step closer to bringing blockchain to the enterprise Microsoft takes a step closer to bringing blockchain to the enterprise
- August 11, 2017

Many believe that the same blockchain technology used in many financial transactions to power cryptocurrencies such as BitCoin and Ether also can establish secure connections to help reduce fraud and increase transparency in advertising. Throughput and latency approaching database speeds. Easily managed data confidentiality without sacrificing performance. Whether a customer is designing an end-to-end trade finance solution, using blockchain to ensure security at the edge or leveraging ... (more...)
Microsoft's recent Windows 10 privacy changes appear to be winning users over Microsoft's recent Windows 10 privacy changes appear to be winning users over
- August 11, 2017

The remote code execution vulnerability is caused by how Windows Search handles objects in memory. Later the testing showed "big impact" and Microsoft chose to delay the release until next week. Then, the attacker could take full control of the computer. For those administrators who can't, for whatever reason, implement the patch , the advice is to temporarily disable the WSearch service. (more...)
Screw the Payload! Overwatch Has a Deathmatch Mode Now Screw the Payload! Overwatch Has a Deathmatch Mode Now
- August 11, 2017

Both of the new modes are joining the Public Test Realm later today, August 10, and will be almost identical to the Deathmatch modes you may have experienced in other first-person shooters. In Deathmatch , eight players go head-to-head until one player scores 20 points. The first team to 30 points wins! Most of Overwatch revolves around two teams of six players going after objectives, like pushing a payload or capturing a zone. (more...)
Battlefield 1 now available on EA and Origin Access Battlefield 1 now available on EA and Origin Access
- August 11, 2017

Battlefield 1 launched last October and was a smashing success for the publisher. While the Premium Trial has come and gone already, Electronic Arts' announcement points to it returning later in August. With both games now coming to the Access Vault, it opens the floodgates for new players to join. Xbox 360 backward compatible titles, such as the original Mass Effect trilogy, are included as part of EA Access. (more...)
Researchers can now hack a PC with malware stored on synthetic DNA Researchers can now hack a PC with malware stored on synthetic DNA
- August 11, 2017

Nonetheless, University of Washington researchers believe the mere prospect needs to be indulged if future DNA analysis software is to be requisitely equipped to guard against biotech hazards. They also said that computers and programs used to read DNA samples are not always actively maintained or updated. While hackers won't be able to use such flaws in near future, it's interesting to note such possibilities. (more...)
There's an easy way of getting Microsoft's Outlook.com beta There's an easy way of getting Microsoft's Outlook.com beta
- August 11, 2017

According to Microsoft, Outlook.com Premium customers don't now have access to beta, but this will be available at a later date. You'll have to manually edit the URL each time, as even navigating directly to the https://outlook.live.com/mail URL won't work by itself. (more...)
OJ Simpson's former agent puts white Bronco up on 'Pawn Stars' OJ Simpson's former agent puts white Bronco up on 'Pawn Stars'
- August 10, 2017

TMZ is reporting that the infamous slow-chase vehicle that has become immortalized in helicopter footage was recently offered up to the members of the History channel show " Pawn Stars ". "It's in incredible shape", Harrison told the New York Post, via USA TODAY. O.J. Simpson has returned to the public's eye after being granted parole last month . (more...)
Sinead O'Connor pleads for help, says she's living in motel Sinead O'Connor pleads for help, says she's living in motel
- August 10, 2017

The musician, who lost her mother when she was just 19, said she hoped that opening up about her mental health problems would help others in similar situations. "At that point she was gone and we never made direct contact with her". "I'm fighting, fighting, fighting, fighting, and fighting, like all the millions and millions that I know I'm one of, to stay alive everyday, which I'm doing because I love the people that are doing this to me". (more...)
How major USA stock market indexes fared Wednesday How major USA stock market indexes fared Wednesday
- August 10, 2017

Prices for bonds and gold headed higher. The CBOE Volatility Index, better known as the VIX and the most widely-followed barometer of expected near-term stock market volatility, closed at 10.96, its highest in about a month. MALL RATS: Several real estate investment trusts that own malls were trading lower. Brent crude, the worldwide standard, lost 23 cents to $52.14 a barrel in London. (more...)
CA Raises Position in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) CA Raises Position in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)
- August 10, 2017

Ffcm LLC now owns 147,350 shares of the iPhone maker's stock valued at $21,221,000 after buying an additional 9,530 shares in the last quarter. (NASDAQ: AAPL ). The 12Th Street Asset Management Company Llc holds 131,999 shares with $15.29 million value, up from 124,959 last quarter. Analysts forecast that Apple Inc . (more...)
Uber adds in-app chat feature between drivers and riders Uber adds in-app chat feature between drivers and riders
- August 10, 2017

Up to now, the most annoying part of using Uber is when a passenger and driver can't find each other and need to get in touch. The idea behind the addition of an in-app chat feature to Uber's app is to make communication between drivers and riders a bit less intimidating. (more...)
Tactical brilliance lifts Marquez to victory in Brno Tactical brilliance lifts Marquez to victory in Brno
- August 10, 2017

Starting on a wet track that was quickly drying out, riders were allowed to swap their bikes for ones with tires suitable for dry conditions. Joining him on Row 2 are Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) and the second Ducati of Jorge Lorenzo , despite an earlier fast lap being disallowed for the "Spartan". (more...)
Cheap Amazon Echo Dot Alternative Eufy Genie Is On Sale Cheap Amazon Echo Dot Alternative Eufy Genie Is On Sale
- August 10, 2017

The Genie has one trick up its sleeve that the standard Echo Dot does not, however, and that's the ability to connect to other Eufy devices - Anker's homebrew brand of smart devices. "Everyone deserves the chance to live in their very own "house of the future"; where through one simple platform, they can order pizza, turn their lights on, and direct their robotic vacuum to clean", said Anker founder, Steven Yang in a statement to Digital Trends . (more...)
Consumer Reports just pulled its Microsoft Surface tablet and laptop recommendations Consumer Reports just pulled its Microsoft Surface tablet and laptop recommendations
- August 10, 2017

The non-profit consumer publication surveyed 90K laptop and tablet owners and found that 25% of respondents with Surface products would experience "problems by the end of the second year of ownership". "We don't believe these findings accurately reflect Surface owners' true experiences or capture the performance and reliability improvements made with every Surface generation", the company said. (more...)
Fallout Board Game Announced By Fantasy Flight Fallout Board Game Announced By Fantasy Flight
- August 10, 2017

Bethesda has today announced Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition will be available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC next month. Players choose one of five explorers that range from " a savvy Wastelander to a stout member of the Brotherhood of Steel ". (more...)
Kaspersky Lab to withdraw Microsoft antitrust complaints
- August 10, 2017

In a blog post published on late Wednesday, Microsoft said it would work more closely with antivirus vendors before software updates are launched to help mitigate compatibility issues. There were a whole bunch of other related complaints, including a lack of clarity in the way Microsoft informed users that their AV software of choice had been disabled, as well as Microsoft prohibiting AV companies from being able to serve up their own alerts and notifications when an AV product licence ... (more...)
LG V30 Rocking G6 Design In Latest Leak
- August 10, 2017

The dual-camera setup makes a return to the LG V30 . In addition, the LG V30 is said to feature the IP68 water and dust resistant certification. In one of the videos, the camera app appears to be similar to the ones found on LG's most current phones. (more...)