• Facebook shares slip after News Feed overhaul
Facebook shares slip after News Feed overhaul

This along with possible changes like favoring reputable news sources over more sensational ones, as Facebook is considering according to the Wall Street Journal, will probably hurt the company financially over the short run. "People are actually going to spend less time on Facebook, but it suits us because it will make the time they spend more...

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  • WhatsApp testing feature that will allow it to dismiss group admins
WhatsApp testing feature that will allow it to dismiss group admins

WhatsApp has noted that if it were to immediately fix the flaw it could cause problems with allowing legitimate new members to join the group though the use of a shared URL. The server can easily spoof any new member to the group without asking for permission from the group administrator. But the researchers said it would be possible to get th...

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  • Amazon, Google Jockey For Spotlight At CES Tech Trade Show
Amazon, Google Jockey For Spotlight At CES Tech Trade Show

Autonomous, electric, and final mile transport solutions have made headlines at this year's edition of the world's largest technology fair, the Consumer Electronics Show ( CES ) held in Las Vegas, US, this week. "This is a global issue - not just within the technology sector - all industries and our society at large can and must do better". And...

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  • Meltdown and Spectre Patches; How it will affect your machine, Intel warns
Meltdown and Spectre Patches; How it will affect your machine, Intel warns

For one of the variants of Spectre , which Google says proved to be a lot more problematic, its engineers came up with a technique called "Reptoline", which modifies programs to ensure that execution can not be influenced by an attacker.

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  • LG's rollable TV is the pick of the futuristic displays at CES
LG's rollable TV is the pick of the futuristic displays at CES

LG's concept rollable TV has all the bells and whistles with an 65-inch diagonal bezel-free form factor and 8K resolution. LG has unveiled a 65-inch Ultra-High-Definition OLED TV with a flexible display that rolls up into its base. LG is having a bumper year at CES this week, as the technology company revealed a wide range of smart home gadgets...

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  • California suspect in fatal hoax 911 call sent to Kansas
California suspect in fatal hoax 911 call sent to Kansas

The Los Angeles man at the center of what is believed to be the first fatal "swatting" incident in the US has been charged with manslaughter in connection with a hoax phone call that led to a deadly shooting in Kansas, records show. Officers said Finch was ordered to raise his hands but moved them to his waist. A fugitive-from-justice warrant f...

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  • Apple is replacing your dying iPhone battery super cheap
Apple is replacing your dying iPhone battery super cheap

Barron's picked up on a note from Mark Moskowitz of Barclays projecting a " significant " draw from iPhone sales in favor of subsidized battery replacements at $29 apiece starting immedately . For the iPhone 6, 6S, and SE, Apple's performance-throttling feature was introduced in iOS 10.2.1. As we closed out 2017, Apple customers w...

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  • 335-hp Ford Edge ST spearheads facelifted 2019 Edge lineup
335-hp Ford Edge ST spearheads facelifted 2019 Edge lineup

Ford, keen on finding out if the crossover craze and the innate gearhead love of performance have an intersecting point on the vehicular Venn diagram, made a decision to kick things up a notch by offering the new Edge in ST trim. The Focus and Fiesta , by contrast, come with turbo in-line four-cylinder engines, front-wheel drive and only are off...

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  • Facebook Stickers, New Group Calling and Contacts Features
Facebook Stickers, New Group Calling and Contacts Features

WhatsApp launched a new feature that will let users switch from a voice call to a video call or vice versa. Tapping the button will send a request to the person on the other side, asking if he or she wants to switch from voice to video. There are no official words on when will this feature make it to the stable version of the app. If they acknow...

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  • TCL Debuts Alto Roku Smart Sound Bar
TCL Debuts Alto Roku Smart Sound Bar

At CES 2018 today, the company unveiled the first fruit of its efforts to the public. The new 6-Series and 5-Series are Roku UHD TVs that support Dolby Vision HDR. The Chinese TV manufacturer had a successful year in 2017, releasing several excellent Roku TV models at competitive price points that put the company in the spotlight of a stage that is...

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  • LG's take on the Google Assistant-powered smart display is pretty boring
LG's take on the Google Assistant-powered smart display is pretty boring

This means, once you've told Google Home to talk to your TiVo, you can use natural language to search for any upcoming programming or recordings. You will be able to work with Insteon devices using Google Assistant by making use of Google Home, Android smartphones, iPhones and any other Android-powered gadgets.

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  • Pokemon Go will stop working on older iPhones and iPads
Pokemon Go will stop working on older iPhones and iPads

Unfortunately for some players, an upcoming Pokemon Go update will also make it unplayable on some older iPhones. Another 4% of iPhone users continued to use even older models as of past year. This change will take effect on 02/28/2018. Once this goes live, those playing Pokémon GO on these devices will no longer be able to access their...

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  • AR Glasses With Amazon Alexa Shown Off At CES 2018
AR Glasses With Amazon Alexa Shown Off At CES 2018

Vuzix CEO Paul Travers mentioned in a Bloomberg interview that while the initial cost of bringing the AR glasses is is at $1,000, the "ultimate goal" of the company is to make them available for an under $500 price. Now Playing: Watch this: Amazon Echo Show review: Alexa's new touchscreen needs. "With the Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit, [origin...

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  • Overwatch League Partners With Twitch In Two-Year Broadcast Deal
Overwatch League Partners With Twitch In Two-Year Broadcast Deal

The Overwatch League is scheduled to begin on January 10 . This takes you to a screen where you can see the upcoming matches for the game. The new menu for purchasing Overwatch League skins. Home-team "jerseys" are now available for all 12 teams and all 26 Heroes. If for some reason you felt inclined to buy every single one of these new skin...

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  • Microsoft cancels AMD Meltdown and Spectre patches after they start bricking PCs
Microsoft cancels AMD Meltdown and Spectre patches after they start bricking PCs

The good news is that for modern PCs running Windows 10, most consumers won't notice a significant difference. The fixes, though, could slow down older machines and servers, Microsoft said . He also warned Windows Server administrators of "a more significant performance impact when you enable the mitigations to isolate untrusted code within ...

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  • 3.3 million faulty inflators added to Takata airbag recall
3.3 million faulty inflators added to Takata airbag recall

Automakers will provide specific models in paperwork that will be filed later this month with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Visit the NHTSA website to sign up for updates and check the list of makes, models and model years of affected vehicles.

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  • Microsoft Weekly: Fixing flaws, Cortana crisis, and Windows watching
Microsoft Weekly: Fixing flaws, Cortana crisis, and Windows watching

Microsoft was quick to issue an emergency fix for Windows PCs, but it now appears that the patch is causing grief for some AMD-based PCs. Unless the antivirus vendor has set a Windows registry key that provides compatibility with the update, users of the affected Windows platform will not be protected by the security updates.

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  • AMD unveils speedy processors and graphics chips for 2018
AMD unveils speedy processors and graphics chips for 2018

The Ryzen 5 2400G is a four-core, eight-thread APU with a base clock of 3.6GHz and a boost clock of 3.9GHz; the Ryzen 3 2200G starts at 3.5GHz and boosts up to 3.7GHz, and has four cores and four threads. Moving on to the mobile side of things, where AMD also made a bunch of announcements, starting with the launch of Ryzen 3 APUs for mobile...

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  • Samsung intros new Family Hub smart fridge in Las Vegas
Samsung intros new Family Hub smart fridge in Las Vegas

It can help you stay connected, organized, and entertained. Samsung announced the plan to put its voice assistant into its TVs and Hub fridges a year ago. So the morning readout that happens when you ask "Hi Bixby , what's new?" will theoretically feature the correct calendar appointments and not someone else's.

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  • Ford adds diesel engine to F-150 for the first time
Ford adds diesel engine to F-150 for the first time

Ford's diesel V-6 shared technology with the 6.7-liter Power Stroke engine that has powered its Super Duty trucks since 2011. Considering that Ford sold almost 900,000 F-150s in 2017, about 300,000 more than the Chevrolet Silverado, its nearest competitor, that would be no small feat.

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