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Microsoft lobs Skylake Spectre microcode fixes out through its Windows

Microsoft lobs Skylake Spectre microcode fixes out through its Windows The Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities affected millions of processors around the world, and the "fixes" that followed compounded the problems with reports of the patches bricking AMD PCs , and Ubuntu systems , and causing major slowdowns . [Full Article...]

Cosmic dawn: Astronomers detect signals from universe's first stars

Cosmic dawn: Astronomers detect signals from universe's first stars Considering our universe is approaching 14 billion years old, this is a relative drop in the ocean of its age. If the find is confirmed, it could give scientists a peek into the universe's ancient origins. Firstly, the signals offer insight into how early stars formed, unlocking theories which, until now, were seemingly impossible to prove. Scientists only know about dark matter because they h... [Full Article...]

Meteorological department predicts above-normal heatwave conditions in March-May

Meteorological department predicts above-normal heatwave conditions in March-May The maximum temperature recorded at Santaruz was 37.8 degrees centigrade which was 5.5 degrees above normal and 36.5 degrees centigrade in Colaba which was 5 degrees above normal. The least change is expected in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Rayalaseema and south interior Karnataka, where temperatures are likely to rise by less than 0.5 degree. [Full Article...]

Gilu Joseph's breast feeding cover photo goes viral

Gilu Joseph's breast feeding cover photo goes viral But without covering, breastfeeding in public is seen as taboo and draws criticism. While many have spoken ill about the cover, the model has shared that she thinks of breastfeeding as a privilege and a natural phenomenon that people shouldn't be ashamed of. [Full Article...]

Google's new enterprise chat app will take on Slack, Flock

Google's new enterprise chat app will take on Slack, Flock This move helped to get in companies which use same features for its internal communications . Additionally, Google said, Hangouts Chat will offer 25 built-in "bot" functions that give alerts for calendar events and file sharing requests, as well as an API for those who want to develop custom bots to unleash on their customers and co-workers. [Full Article...]

Amazon buys smart doorbell maker Ring for a reported $1 billion

Amazon buys smart doorbell maker Ring for a reported $1 billion Seattle-based Amazon.com Inc declined to say how much it was paying for Ring or when the deal will close. "Ring is committed to our mission to reduce crime in neighborhoods by providing effective yet affordable home security tools", a company spokesman said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Italian mafia may be linked to Slovak reporter's killing: Canadian journalist

Italian mafia may be linked to Slovak reporter's killing: Canadian journalist Vadalà's brother Bruno and cousin Pietro Catroppa were also arrested, sources told the news publication Aktuality.sk , the outlet where Kuciak worked. "You link innocent people to a double murder without any evidence", Fico said. The opposition wasn't impressed and called on national police chief Tibor Gaspar and Interior Minister Robert Kalinak to resign. [Full Article...]

Origin of the moon called into question by groundbreaking new study

Origin of the moon called into question by groundbreaking new study Named for the Greek words "syn", meaning together, and "Hestia", the goddess of structures and architecture, a synestia may form when two planet-size bodies collide in space, with the collision resulting in a cloud of super-hot vapor. 'This is the first model that can match the pattern of the moon's composition'. According to this model, the moon inherited its composition from the Earth, but l... [Full Article...]

North Korean Athletes to Participate in South Paralympics

North Korean Athletes to Participate in South Paralympics The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Paralympic Games will be the largest Winter Paralympics in history, local organizers said Monday. The Paralympic ice-hockey tournament will also be without an NPA team, as the squad has already missed the deadline to qualify for PyeongChang. [Full Article...]

New SanDisk Extreme 400GB Is The World's Fastest microSD Card

New SanDisk Extreme 400GB Is The World's Fastest microSD Card The brand new Android flagships coming out of the Mobile World Congress will have plenty of built-in storage, but if 64GB doesn't cut it for you, then you're probably looking around for microSD solutions as we speak. The product targets new flagship smartphones, such as the latest devices from Samsung and Sony. As per the official press release, at MWC, Western Digital is also showcasing its P... [Full Article...]

The Weinstein Company Files for Bankruptcy as Sale Talks Fail

The Weinstein Company Files for Bankruptcy as Sale Talks Fail Contreras-Sweet's group wanted to buy the Weinstein Company and have Weinstein's former right-hand-man, COO David Glasser, take charge. "While we recognize that this is an extremely unfortunate outcome for our employees, our creditors and any victims, the board has no choice", the company's statement said. [Full Article...]

Airtel introduces Rs 995 long-term prepaid pack with unlimited calls, and more

Airtel introduces Rs 995 long-term prepaid pack with unlimited calls, and more And guess what, this way, you not only end up paying Rs 51 less but also get 190GB extra data and 16 days extra validity along with all other benefits as compared to Airtel Rs 995 plan. It goes on for 90 days, gives away 100 SMSes on a daily basis, unlimited calls, and 60GB of 3G/4G data. On the contrary, the Rs 995/- long-term plan offers free unlimited voice calling, free SMS and 6GB of hi... [Full Article...]

FCC Net Neutrality Repeal Published in Federal Register, Triggering Deadlines for Challengers

FCC Net Neutrality Repeal Published in Federal Register, Triggering Deadlines for Challengers Democrats in Congress Tuesday introduced a resolution aimed at overturning the Federal Communications Commission's decision to end net neutrality . With the measure still unlikely to overturn the FCC's order due to a Republican blockade, however, the challenge becomes getting the voters who care about net neutrality - or even understand why it matters - out to the polls this November. [Full Article...]

Rob Gronkowski Reportedly Won't Retire So Patriots Fans Can Chill Now

Rob Gronkowski Reportedly Won't Retire So Patriots Fans Can Chill Now Meanwhile, Rob Gronkowski , who's been heralded by Rawley as the greatest tight end in pro-football history, is now signed to the New England Patriots and competes in the NFL . Gronkowski has contended with more than most over the course of his career - and recently suffered from a concussion ahead of the Super Bowl. The changes were made after Gronkowski had his third back surgery, which en... [Full Article...]

Kojima Productions Shoutout Found in Metal Gear Survive

Kojima Productions Shoutout Found in Metal Gear Survive This code was discovered by Reddit user 1005Horatio on February 25th, five days after Metal Gear Survive's release . For more information regarding Metal Gear Survive and other video game related topics, be sure to check in with Mammoth Gamers' news! Naturally, that includes Hideo Kojima . [Full Article...]

Fitbit posts loss in Q4, CEO promises "mass-appeal" smartwatch in 2018

Fitbit posts loss in Q4, CEO promises The Monthly and Yearly performances are -3.83 percent and -13.01 percent respectively. Simple moving average analysis helps investors to quickly identify if a security is in an uptrend or downtrend. now has its 52-Week High range of $16.09, while its 52-week low range is $9.22. A year ago the company's sales were $573770 while its sales growth yearly estimates for the current quarter are 2.6%. [Full Article...]

Will Smith complains about Georgia bugs while filming new movie

Will Smith complains about Georgia bugs while filming new movie Rivele and Christopher Wilkinson, whose previous credits include the memoirs Miles Ahead and Pawn Sacrifice , as well as Smith's Muhammad Ali biopic Ali . The initial production start was later announced as far back as 2010, over eight years ago. Director Ang Lee became attached to the project in 2016, after he finished work on the acclaimed drama Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk . [Full Article...]

Actions on Google gets new languages, deep linking, and location finding

Actions on Google gets new languages, deep linking, and location finding Starting this week, Actions can be built in seven new languages, bringing the total to 16 - Hindi, Thai, Indonesian, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish and Dutch. The concept is lovely - a developer can build out an Action through Assistant, and the result will be a link to any intent in the mobile app on your phone. [Full Article...]

Comcast Tops Fox's Offer to Buy British Broadcaster Sky

Comcast Tops Fox's Offer to Buy British Broadcaster Sky With Fox hitting a hurdle over its purchase of Sky , Comcast has rolled in hoping to purchase the European pay TV company. The deal would value Sky at £22.1 billion ($30.9 billion). In an effort to get its offer over the line, Fox earlier this month vowed to preserve the editorial independence of Sky News. Sky's move to launch its Sky Q service as a dishless OTT service in Europe mi... [Full Article...]

Court rules FTC can continue its data-speed lawsuit against AT&T

Court rules FTC can continue its data-speed lawsuit against AT&T Monday's ruling does not decide whether AT&T is guilty of the FTC's accusations of data throttling , which the FTC says began in 2011. Commonly known as "throttling", the Federal Trade Commission argued that this represented "unfair or deceptive acts or practices" and sued AT&T . [Full Article...]


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