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April 21, 2017

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Powered Windows 10 Mobile PCs Coming 4Q2017

Back in December 2016, Qualcomm and Microsoft had demonstrated Windows 10 running on a mobile device equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC. In the demo, Windows 10 was shown running on a smartphone via emulation. The demo also showcased the scaling functionality of Windows Universal Apps.

At the time, no additional information was provided as to when a Snapdragon SoC based Windows 10 device would ship.

However, at their recent earnings call, Qualcomm revealed plans to “disrupt” existing suppliers of PC by launching a Snapdragon 835 powered Windows 10 device by the end of this year.

According to Qualcomm CEO, Steve Mollenkoph:

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April 21, 2017

Unicode Vulnerability Discovered in Chrome, Firefox, and Opera

A vulnerability has been exposed in Chrome, Firefox, and Opera browsers. In certain scenarios, the affected browsers may incorrectly render Unicode into ASCII characters via Punycode, tricking visitors into believing that it’s the official site.

The tip came from Xudong Zhen, who demonstrated the vulnerability by constructing a site for the domain “https://www.xn--80ak6aa92e.com/“. When entered into the URL bar, a browser could incorrectly translate it to Apple.com. Pair it with SSL and a well-copied template of the original, it can even fool seasoned web users.

The danger of this vulnerability is evident to see. If the domain was registered [...]

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April 21, 2017

Google Home Now Supports Multiple Users by Voice Recognition

Multi-user support, one of the most highly requested features for the Google Home has recently been released by Google.

According to a recent blog post, Google Home can now support up to six users by utilizing voice recognition in order to identify the person speaking. This allows Google Home to deliver personalized information for each user so users no longer get the wrong information when they ask Google about their day, their calendars, their commute times, etc.

In order to take advantage of the new feature, simply update the Google Home app to the latest version and a prompt to utilize multi-user should pop up. After saying “OK Google” and [...]

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April 21, 2017

MSI Releases GTX 1080 Gaming X Plus Series Graphics Cards

MSI recently announced two new souped-up Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080s under the Gaming X+ moniker, adding to its ever-expanding catalog of custom gaming graphics cards.

Based on the MSI Gaming+ series design, the two new MSI GeForce GTX 1080s will come with a respectable factory overclock on both the GPU and the memory. The new MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X+ cards also feature custom PCBs backed by an aluminium backplate.

As expected, cooling will be handled by the updated MSI Twin Frozr VI Cooler. The iconic cooler is now updated to use dual TORX Fan 2.0 fans which are equipped with double ball bearings to minimize noise. MSI boasts that the new fans can push 22% [...]

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April 20, 2017

Microsoft Ending Support For Windows 10 1507 On May 9th, 2017

Microsoft will end support for Windows 10 version 1507 (RTM) on May 9th, 2017.

The software giant has announced that it will stop providing security updates to computers running on Windows 10 1507 as it’s way outdated. This presents the user with a simple ultimatum: update to newer versions or face security risks.

This change will affect all Windows 10 editions including Home, Professional, Education, and Enterprise. Microsoft has said that the old operating system will not stop functioning, but will become more vulnerable to attacks and viruses.

The latest Windows 10 update went live on April 11. The Windows 10 Creators Update heavily focused on [...]

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April 20, 2017

Review: Netgear Nighthawk S8000 Switch

Gaming & Media Switch

Netgear’s Nighthawk series of routers have always been advertised as Netgear’s flagship consumer router products, designed primarily for those looking for networking equipment well suited for gaming and media streaming.

In Netgear’s Nighthawk routers, Netgear has done quite a bit to cater to this market with an aggressive design backed by some of the latest and greatest technologies including radios based on the latest wireless standards, tons of antennas, built-in QoS functionality, and more.

Capitalizing on the Netgear Nighthawk routers’ success, Netgear recently introduced their first Nighthawk switch, the Netgear [...]

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April 20, 2017

Zotac announces GeForce GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme, GTX 1060 6GB AMP+ with Faster Memory

Today, ZOTAC has announced refreshed versions of their GeForce GTX 1080 AMP Extreme, and GeForce GTX 1060 AMP+. The new cards will feature NVIDIA’s new, faster 11 Gbps and 9.0 Gbps memory for the two GPUs.

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme with 11 Gbps Memory

Starting with the higher-end of the two, we have the ZOTAC GeForced GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme. This card is virtually identical to the previous version of the GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme which the company debuted alongside the GeForce 10 series last year. However, this new model features faster 11Gbps GDDR5X memory, compared to the 10Gbps memory of the previous version.

Other specifications remain [...]

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April 20, 2017

Google to Introduce Native Ad Blocking For Chrome

Google may be looking to introduce native ad blocking to its mobile and desktop versions of the Chrome Browser, according to an un-named inside source.

The upcoming change would block all ads that are not up to the standards defined by the Coalition of Better Ads. The standard defines a rigorous guideline that ads must follow, most of which center around being unobtrusive to the user experience. Ad types that are on the hit list include pop-up ads and ads with auto-playing media.

The upcoming change may block an entire website’s ads if it detects just one offending instance. This forces the site to more closely regulate its advertisers and ensure all ads [...]

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April 20, 2017

Bose Sued for Secretly Collecting Usage Data from Bose Connect Users

Bose wireless headphones are great for music, but are they also great for spying on you as well? Apparently so.

According to a class action lawsuit complaint filed by Kyle Zak, Bose has been “secretly collecting, transmitting, and disclosing its customers’ private music and audio selections to third parties, including a data mining company”.

The lawsuit claims that user data is being collected through the “Bose Connect” mobile app, an optional mobile app which provides users with access to some exclusive features for owners of Bose headphones. However, the download seems to unlock more than just features for the user as it also [...]

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April 20, 2017

Dell Launches Ubuntu-Powered Precision 5720 All-in-One

Not long after the launch of its 15″ and 17″ Ubuntu mobile workstations, Dell is releasing another offering powered by Ubuntu, this time in the form of the Precision 5720 all-in-one.

The Precision 5720 features a 27″ 4K IPS Screen as well as a high-end sound bar. Users have the option of choosing between touch and non-touch displays.

Under the hood, the Dell Precision 5720 comes with Intel’s Core i5-7600, Core i7-7700, or Xeon E3-1275V6 CPU. Memory can be configured up to 64GB DDR4 ECC RAM clocked at 2,133MHz. The Precision 5720 supports one M.2 PCIe SSD and up to 2.5″ SATA drives in terms of storage. Graphics options [...]

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