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Windows 10 20H1 major improvements revealed
Slipknot - Gun Cover!
10-Second Video Of A Mom Embarrassing Her Daughter
Lock Picker Bypasses Popular Security System With $2 Device
NVIDIA Issues Warning to Upgrade Drivers Due to Security Patches
20 Awesome Tricks with WD-40
Slipknot - Solway Firth [OFFICIAL VIDEO]
Japan-Korea Trade Spat and Toshiba Blackout Hike DRAM Prices by 20%
3 FROM HELL Official Trailer (2019) Rob Zombies, Horror Movie
25 million Android devices get infected
Ryzen 9 3900X & Ryzen 7 3700X Review
3-Second Video Of A Cat Jumping Over A Gate
Emily Ratajkowski Dancing GIF
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw - Final Trailer
Intel to Cut Prices of its Desktop Processors by 15%
Succubus Trailer
DXR Tech Demo
Terminator: Dark Fate - Official Teaser Trailer (2019)

YouTube Originals will be free beginning Sept 24 to non-paying users
Dave Chappelle Netflix Standup Comedy Special Trailer
Botanist Rescues Abandoned Coyote Pup
Apple reportedly locking out unauthorized battery replacement
Certified Drivers Apparently Unsafe
AA tells airlines MacBook Pros with defective batteries can't fly
Star Wars Resistance Season 2 - Trailer (Official)
The World's Tallest Water Slide Was a Terrible, Tragic Idea
Miley Cyrus Works Her Booty In A Thong Bikini
New Samsung Camera Sensor for Phones: 108-MP Photos, 6K Videos
Apple Expands Student ID Support in Apple Wallet
Intel "Tiger Lake" Supports PCIe Gen 4
AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin 19.8.1 Drivers
Free to play Angry Birds Friends available now
Huawei Harmony OS OFFICIAL - Enter The NEW ERA!
Windows 10 20H1 major improvements revealed
Slipknot - Gun Cover!
RUNNING WITH THE DEVIL Trailer (2019) Nicolas Cage Movie

YouTube Originals will be free beginning Sept 24 to non-paying users - [internet]
08:53 AM EDT - Aug,17 2019 - post a comment

YouTube, the behemoth of video-sharing websites, announced that starting September 24 this year, non-paying users of YouTube will also be able to access YouTube Originals. The company's Help Center wrote:
Beginning on September 24th, 2019, your YouTube Originals viewing experience will differ based on whether or not you have a YouTube Premium membership [...] Some YouTube Original series, movies, and live events are available for viewing without a YouTube Premium subscription. However, you will see ads during this viewing experience and only select episodes may be available for streaming at any time.
YouTube Originals, a channel that started back in 2016, contains a selection of original series, events, and movies from Youtube. Previously, access to this content was restricted to only YouTube Premium users. which is the site's paid streaming subscription service with features like exclusive content and the ability to download videos, among others. Despite the general availability of YouTube Originals to non-paying subscribers, YouTube Premium members will still enjoy exclusive perks:
- Ad-free viewing of YouTube Originals
- Access to all the available episodes in a series right when they premiere
- The ability to download YouTube Originals for offline viewing
- Exclusive access to bonus content such as director's cuts and extra scenes of YouTube Originals when available.

Dave Chappelle Netflix Standup Comedy Special Trailer - [off-topic]
05:41 PM EDT - Aug,16 2019 - post a comment

Legendary comedian Dave Chappelle is back with an all-new stand-up comedy special, Sticks & Stones, his fifth Netflix Original.

Unflinching and boundary-pushing, Dave gives his provocative perspective on the tidal wave of celebrity scandals, the opioid crisis, and more -- in trademarked Chappelle fashion. Dave Chappelle's Sticks & Stones streams August 26, only on Netflix.

Botanist Rescues Abandoned Coyote Pup - [off-topic]
05:29 PM EDT - Aug,16 2019 - post a comment

An amateur botanist got more than he expected when he took a stroll through the fields and came across an abandoned coyote puppy in desperate need of his help. Locomotive engineer Joey Santore, 36, likes to unwind by taking a stroll and recording his botany adventures around California. But on one eventual trip to Siskiyou County on June 23, Joey stumbled across a young, emaciated coyote, desperately trying to run away. Quickly realising that the pup was all alone and there were no other puppies or parents around, Joey decided to chase after the spooked animal.

Apple reportedly locking out unauthorized battery replacement - [briefly]
05:09 PM EDT - Aug,16 2019 - post a comment

iFixit reported earlier this week that Apple has activated a "dormant software lock" on some iPhones that's effectively locking out third-party battery replacement. The iFixit team explains that when an iPhone battery needs replacing, it'll display a "Service" message in the Settings > Battery menu. If a third-party vendor replaces that battery, even using a genuine Apple battery, that message will continue to display. To make the message go away, an Apple Genius or Apple Authorized Service Provider has to authenticate the battery, iFixit says. There's a microcontroller from Texas Instruments onboard iPhone batteries that communicates health information to the phone. That chip is paired with the phone via an authentication key. If the key doesn't match due to third-party replacement, you get the service warning without the battery health info. Assuming the replacement battery is in good condition, it'll work fine regardless of the service warning. The service warning does not affect expected battery life, nor does the replacement cause performance throttling.

Certified Drivers Apparently Unsafe - [security]
05:07 PM EDT - Aug,16 2019 - post a comment

Eclypsium, an Oregon security company, claims that drivers on Microsoft's Windows platform are a security mess. Who could have guessed? Their researchers found serious flaws in more than 40 drivers from at least 20 different hardware vendors. Apparently every single one of these vulnerabilities allows the driver to hand over "access to the hardware resources, such as read and write access to processor and chipset I/O space, Model Specific Registers (MSR), Control Registers (CR), Debug Registers (DR), physical memory and kernel virtual memory. This is a privilege escalation as it can move an attacker from user mode (Ring 3) to OS kernel mode (Ring 0)." Basically, complete control of the impacted machine. Not only that, these potentially allow malware to compromise your UEFI and persist across an operating system re-installation. They also add that not only do these drivers provide the necessary access, they also provide the mechanism to make changes. Scary stuff.

What's perhaps most interesting is that every driver they tested was signed by a Certificate Authority and had Microsoft's stamp of approval on them. Tie that to the fact that you can no longer block updates on Home versions of Windows 10, and you've got one heck of a potentially serious problem. In other words, these impacted problematic drivers are almost certainly going to be installed on possibly millions of PCs. If you were thinking that you can just stick with Windows 7 to be safe from these vulnerabilities, sadly, all modern versions of Windows are impacted. You can block updates on Windows 7, however, that's likely not a solution since there is a good chance you're already running problematic drivers. You may also be later to receive a patch for older versions of Windows as the newest version is prioritized.

AA tells airlines MacBook Pros with defective batteries can't fly - [security]
04:51 PM EDT - Aug,15 2019 - post a comment

The Federal Aviation Administration has banned certain 15-inch MacBook Pros with potentially defective batteries from US flights. The move, which follows Apple's June recall announcement, is part of a general FAA policy on devices with defective batteries. The FAA says it alerted airlines about the recall in early July. The agency also says it informed the public on social media around the same time, though it didn't get much attention at the time. Regulators in the European Union have also restricted the recalled MacBooks from use on European flights. Affected laptops were mostly sold between September 2015 and February 2017.

Star Wars Resistance Season 2 - Trailer (Official) - [briefly]
05:05 PM EDT - Aug,14 2019 - post a comment

The Emmy Award-nominated series Star Wars Resistance returns for its second and final season beginning Sunday, October 6 at 10:00 p.m. EDT/PDT on Disney Channel and in DisneyNOW, with subsequent airings on Disney XD. The concluding season takes place during the events of "The Last Jedi" leading up to "The Rise of Skywalker," as Kaz and the team continue to fight against the threat of the First Order, culminating in an epic series finale.

The World's Tallest Water Slide Was a Terrible, Tragic Idea - [off-topic]
05:53 PM EDT - Aug,13 2019 - post a comment

At nearly 169 feet tall, Verruckt-which means "insane" in Germanwas taller than Niagara Falls. Riders flew down the world's tallest water slide at 70 miles per hour, challenging the laws of physics. The attraction was the pride and joy of Schlitterbahn Water Park in Kansas City. Then, on August 7, 2016, Verruckt came to a swift end when 10-year-old Caleb Schwab was decapitated on the ride. What went wrong?

Miley Cyrus Works Her Booty In A Thong Bikini - [off-topic]
05:29 PM EDT - Aug,13 2019 - post a comment

This is where the money is at! Miley Cyrus working her a$$ in a thong bikini.

New Samsung Camera Sensor for Phones: 108-MP Photos, 6K Videos - [briefly]
05:27 PM EDT - Aug,13 2019 - post a comment

Samsung's latest camera module for phones has a world-first 108-megapixel resolution and can record 6K-resolution video at 30 fps. Samsung announced the camera sensor module today, as a collaboration with Xiaomi. As with Samsung's new 64- and 48-megapixel sensors, the new module is designed to use pixel binning by default, where four pixels act as one for better low-light performance and less noise. This makes it effectively a 27-megapixel sensor for most shots, although it can capture a 108-megapixel image in bright light. It has the same 0.8-micrometer pixel size as the company's 64-megapixel sensor, but is physically larger, being the first mobile image sensor to adopt a 1/1.33-inch sensor size. Mass production of the part will begin later this month.

Apple Expands Student ID Support in Apple Wallet - [briefly]
05:26 PM EDT - Aug,13 2019 - post a comment

Apple has updated Apple Wallet to support additional vendors of systems that power contactless student ID cards, enabling a number of new colleges and universities to roll out support for storing a student ID card in Apple Wallet. The feature lets students use their iPhone or Apple Watch to access campus facilities and pay for meals, laundry, and other purchases where a student ID is accepted as payment. The feature supports multiple account balances per card, such as Food, Laundry, Flex, etc. The new card-system vendors supported are CBORD, Allegion, and HID. Previously, only Blackboard Transact was supported. New schools supporting Apple Wallet include Clemson University, Georgetown University, University of Tennessee, University of Kentucky, University of Vermont, and Arkansas State University. Schools that already support Apple Wallet include Duke University, University of Oklahoma, University of Alabama, Temple University, and Johns Hopkins University

Intel "Tiger Lake" Supports PCIe Gen 4 - [hardware]
05:29 PM EDT - Aug,12 2019 - post a comment

Intel is working on its next generation gaming-grade NUC, codenamed "Phantom Canyon." When it comes out some time in 2020-21, it will feature Intel's 10 nm+ "Tiger Lake" SoC. Intel detailed this and more in a leaked presentation to industry partners. It describes the launch of of the company's "Ghost Canyon" NUC in Fall 2019 to succeed the current "Hades Canyon" gaming NUC. This box features a Core i9-9980HK processor and discrete graphics options. It will be succeeded in 2020-21 (late 2020 or sometime 2021), by the "Phantom Canyon" NUC that's in development.

The "Phantom Canyon" NUC is powered by a 28 W 10 nm+ "Tiger Lake-U" SoC that features PCI-Express gen 4. The package also implements Intel's "Gen 12" graphics processor that's derived from the Xe architecture it's currently working on, according to Chinese publication PTTWeb. The NUC will also feature discrete graphics options in the price-range of the current GTX 1660 Ti and RTX 2060 ($299 to $349). In related news, we see subtle hints that Intel will give its chipset bus a major update in future generations of its desktop and mobile platforms. Apparently, future platforms could feature DMI spread over 8 lanes as opposed to 4 on current platforms, besides the update to PCIe gen 4. This quadrupling in bandwidth compared to DMI 3.0 (PCIe 3.0 x4) is necessitated by the growth in bandwidth-hungry devices such as NVMe SSDs, external Thunderbolt 3 graphics cards, USB 3.2 flash drives, etc.

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin 19.8.1 Drivers - [briefly]
05:23 PM EDT - Aug,12 2019 - post a comment

AMD today released Radeon Software Adrenalin 19.8.1 drivers as the first custom-design Radeon RX 5700-series graphics cards took to the shelves. The drivers add Microsoft PlayReady 3.0 DRM support for the RX 5700 series. The changelog follows:
Support For
  • Microsoft PlayReady 3.0: Supported on Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products.
Fixed Issues
  • Some system configurations may experience color corruption after install of Radeon Software when running Windows 10 May 2019 update. Issue is resolved in the latest Windows Update 18362.267 (KB4505903)
  • Radeon Chill settings may not sync with game profile settings when changed in-game through Radeon Overlay
  • Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products may experience a black screen or flickering when applying auto overclocking memory with games or applications running in fullscreen
  • Radeon AntiLag may slightly impact performance in select games
  • Radeon RX 5700 Series Graphics may experience a black screen during uninstall on Windows 7 system configurations. A work around is to perform uninstall in safe mode.
  • Recording clips with Radeon ReLive may result in blank clips on Radeon RX 5700 Series Graphics with Windows 7 system configurations.

Free to play Angry Birds Friends available now - [gaming]
01:23 PM EDT - Aug,12 2019 - post a comment

Rovio has announced that its free to play Angry Birds Friends is now available on the PC via the Microsoft Store. In addition, the team revealed that Angry Birds 2 will be coming to our platform in September 2019. According to its description, Angry Birds Friends offers the quintessential bird-flinging, pig-popping Angry Birds experience. It also but adds a fun competitive layer with tournaments to pit yourself against your friends' slingshot skills. New tournaments will be released every week and thousands of levels will be available to play.

Here are the key features of Angry Birds Friends:

- A new competitive tournament starting every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday!
- Play 12 NEW levels every week!
- Defeat your opponents and advance to higher leagues.
- See where you place in a leaderboard with all of your friends.
- Special themed tournaments every 2 weeks!
- Earn awesome reward

Huawei Harmony OS OFFICIAL - Enter The NEW ERA! - [briefly]
11:27 AM EDT - Aug,12 2019 - post a comment

Huawei Harmony OS aka HongMeng OS or Ark OS is OFFICIAL. Could this be the end of android? Harmony OS 1.0 is coming this year possibly with Mate 30 Lite. EMUI 10.0 Based Android Q is announced as well.

Windows 10 20H1 major improvements revealed - [briefly]
02:26 PM EDT - Aug,11 2019 - post a comment

Windows 10's next major feature update is currently in development. Codenamed '20H1', this upcoming release is currently in testing with Insiders, and is expected to ship sometime in the spring of 2020. This next major update will bring a lot of improvements to various features, such as Cortana, network, notifications, calculator, Windows login, download throttlers and more. Going into more details, Microsoft has updated the Network & Internet landing page in Settings. Via the new page, players will get more information at a glance about their device's connectivity. This new page also combines several pages to give you one clear view of how you are connected to the internet. The New Network Status page will also offer a new view of active connections, as well as Data Usage. Microsoft will bring a new Cortana experience to Windows 10 20H1. This new Cortana features a brand-new chat-based UI that gives you the ability to type or speak natural language queries. It will also support both light and dark themes in Windows. Not only that, but Microsoft has significantly improved its performance, making it faster and more reliable than ever before. Furthermore, the new Calculator app that Microsoft will introduce will feature an Always on Top mode.

Slipknot - Gun Cover! - [off-topic]
12:50 PM EDT - Aug,11 2019 - post a comment

GunDrummer has previously covered Lamb of God. His Pantera video is removed from YouTube because copyright claim.

RUNNING WITH THE DEVIL Trailer (2019) Nicolas Cage Movie - [briefly]
11:02 AM EDT - Aug,10 2019 - post a comment

Nicolas Cage's new drug trafficking flick is a bit intense.

PLOT: The CEO of an International conglomerate sends two of his most regarded executives to investigate why shipments of cocaine are being hijacked and over cut somewhere on the supply chain.

CAST: Nicolas Cage, Laurence Fishburne, Cole Hauser, Clifton Collins Jr.


Short overview of recent news articles

Aug,10 2019 10-Second Video Of A Mom Embarrassing Her Daughter
Aug,10 2019 How They Made Me Look 23 in Gemini Man
Aug,09 2019 Samsung announces the PM1733 PCIe 4.0
Aug,09 2019 All Four Top US Carriers to Offer 5G Note10, with Varying Band
Aug,09 2019 Apple Offers Rewards up to $1 Million for iPhone Vulnerabilities
Aug,09 2019 Telegram 5.10 released with silent messages
Aug,08 2019 Lock Picker Bypasses Popular Security System With $2 Device
Aug,08 2019 Some pro hide and seek video
Aug,07 2019 Samsung Note10 Comes in Two Sizes
Aug,07 2019 Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 Gains LTE, Touch Bezel, New Sizes
Aug,07 2019 New Android Feature Speaks When You Can't During a 911 Call
Aug,07 2019 Verizon Drops Prices on Unlimited Plans, Adds Options
Aug,07 2019 DXR Spotlight Contest - UE4 Diode Demo
Aug,06 2019 Carnival Row Season 1 - Official Trailer
Aug,05 2019 NVIDIA Issues Warning to Upgrade Drivers Due to Security Patches
Aug,04 2019 Massive Deep-Sea Shark Checking Out Our Submarine
Aug,04 2019 Why the Katy Perry/Flame lawsuit makes no sense
Aug,02 2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare will have a Realism Mode
Aug,02 2019 Intel Plans to Launch Its Discrete GPU Lineup Starting at $200
Aug,01 2019 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Multiplayer Reveal Trailer
Aug,01 2019 Apple's AirDrop and password sharing features can leak iPhone
Aug,01 2019 Valve proposes changes to Linux kernel
Aug,01 2019 MediaTek Intros Chip for Gaming Phones
Aug,01 2019 Xfinity Mobile Adds Cheaper Data Plans, HD Pass for Unlimited
Aug,01 2019 Julianne Hough Takes Down A Banana
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