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IGORRR - VERY NOISE
A Gibbon's Screams Are Very, Very Weird
Lock Makers, Please Stop!
Guns Akimbo - Official Trailer
NVIDIA GeForce 442.01 Hotfix Driver
AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin 20.1.2 Drivers
Samsung Galaxy S20+ shown off in hands on video
Serious security vulnerability in a core cryptographic component
Microsoft's Windows 7 Reaches End-Of-Life
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Microsoft will support Edge on Windows 7 for at least 18 months
Samsung's booth: the Galaxy Chromebook, The Wall, and more
Dell Shows Off Foldable and Dual Screen Laptops at CES
Google Pay Now Supports Student ID Cards

IGORRR - VERY NOISE - [off-topic]
11:38 AM EST - Jan,17 2020 - post a comment

This looks like a fever dream! :D

A Gibbon's Screams Are Very, Very Weird - [off-topic]
09:49 AM EST - Jan,17 2020 - post a comment

Hah! :-)

Lock Makers, Please Stop! - [briefly]
09:48 AM EST - Jan,17 2020 - post a comment

New legislation for padlocks, door locks and deadbolts in general: Must pass a 1 minute LPL lockpick test before being able to be put on sale!

Guns Akimbo - Official Trailer - [briefly]
09:44 AM EST - Jan,17 2020 - post a comment

Nerdy video game developer (Daniel Radcliffe) is a little too fond of stirring things up on the internet with his caustic, prodding, and antagonizing comments. One night, he makes the mistake of drunkenly dropping an inflammatory barb on a broadcast of Skizm, an illegal death-match fight club streamed live to the public. In response, Riktor (Ned Dennehy), the maniacal mastermind behind the channel, decides to force Miles' hand (or hands, as it were) and have him join the "fun." Miles wakes to find heavy pistols bolted into his bones, and learns Nix (Samara Weaving), the trigger-happy star of Skizm, is his first opponent. Gleefully echoing elements of Edgar Wright's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, the Purge franchise, and videogames like Mortal Kombat, Guns Akimbo is hilariously dark, viciously violent, and potentially - chillingly - prescient. Director Jason Lei Howden (Deathgasm) foretells of a future that may soon await us: drone-captured live feeds, UFC-like competitions pushed to an extreme, and online streaming platforms used for gladiatorial entertainment all around the world. As Miles navigates the underworld of Skizm, the stakes - and the ratings - have never been higher.

In Cinemas March 5th 2020

NVIDIA GeForce 442.01 Hotfix Driver - [briefly]
09:36 AM EST - Jan,17 2020 - post a comment

NVIDIA has released a new hotfix driver for its graphics cards. The NVIDIA GeForce 442.01 Hotfix Driver resolves issues with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare & The Witcher 3. As such, and only if you encounter glitches in these two games, you can go ahead and download it. Going into more details, this driver fixes an issue with COD: MW that could cause the streaming of gameplay using StreamLabs OBS to stop. It also resolves a crash when a user reaches a specific cut scene in The Witcher 3's Blood and Wine DLC. Furthermore, it addresses an issue that could cause minor stuttering when using NVIDIA SLI in combination with G-SYNC.

NVIDIA GeForce 442.01 Hotfix Driver Release Notes

  • [Call of Duty Modern Warfare] Streaming of gameplay using StreamLabs OBS will randomly stop
  • [The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Blood and Wine] Game may crash when a user reaches a specific cut scene
  • [SLI+G-SYNC Stutter]User may experience minor stuttering when using NVIDIA SLI in combination with G-SYNC.

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin 20.1.2 Drivers - [briefly]
07:03 PM EST - Jan,15 2020 - post a comment

AMD today released the latest version of Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition. Version 20.1.2 beta is released to the main driver update channel, and adds support for the new Vulkan 1.2 graphics API. This is in comparison to the GeForce 441.99 drivers with Vulkan 1.2, which were released as a "developer beta." In addition, the drivers add optimization for "Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot." Among the two fixed issues with this releases are Unreal Engine 4 titles such as "KovaaK 2.0: The Meta," "Tetris Effect" and "Snooker 19" failing to launch with Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020; and a bug where single-display systems running Radeon RX 5700 series graphics cards experience intermittent reboots when the system is left idle on the desktop.
Support For
  • Dragon Ball Z : Kakarot
  • Vulkan 1.2: Product is conformant with the Vulkan 1.2 Specification. Vulkan and the Vulkan logo are registered trademarks of the Khronos Group Inc.
Fixed Issues
  • Some UE4 based titles such as KovaaK 2.0: The Meta, Tetris Effect and Snooker 19 may fail to launch with Adrenalin 2020 edition software.
  • Some single display Radeon RX 5700 series graphics product system configurations may experience intermittent reboots when the system is left idle on desktop.

Samsung Galaxy S20+ shown off in hands on video - [mobile]
05:07 PM EST - Jan,14 2020 - post a comment

The hands-on footage of what is believed to be the S20+ provides credence to the leaks about the design and camera layout of the device. However, in addition to the video, the source has also confirmed a few other specifications of the device relating to the display resolution and refresh rate combinations, fingerprint scanner specifics, and other specifications. As rumored previously, the S20 line will indeed be offering a 120Hz refresh rate option. However, per the source, the high refresh rate can only be paired with the 1080p (Full HD+) screen resolution. However, when the WQHD+ 3200x1440 resolution is selected, the device will default to 60Hz. This is possibly done to preserve battery life since a higher refresh rate means an increased battery drain. For the time being, though, a variable refresh rate option that shifts on the fly does not seem to be present. As for the aspect ratio, the phone is said to sport a taller 20:9 ratio. The leak also provides light on the fingerprint sensor present on the device. Samsung seems to have gone for an under-display fingerprint sensor of the ultrasonic type like on the Galaxy S10 and Note10 line. However, it is not clear if the company will employ the newer Qualcomm 3D Sonic Max sensor that was unveiled during the Snapdragon Technology Summit in December of last year. Additionally, in terms of the design, the source could confirm the absence of a 3.5mm headphone jack. Following suit with the Note10 series, this will be the first of the S series line of flagship devices to omit that feature.

If a side by side photo of the Galaxy S20+ with a Galaxy S10+ is to be believed, the S20+ will be a much taller device. The S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra are expected to sport a 6.2-inch, 6.7-inch and 6.9-inch display respectively. The leaks also suggest that the S20+ will come with 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM, while its larger sibling can house up to 16GB RAM. The S20+ is expected to come with a 4500mAh battery, topped up with a 25W fast charging brick. Earlier reports also hint that the larger S20 Ultra could come with a 5000mAh battery and 45W super-fast charging capabilities.

Serious security vulnerability in a core cryptographic component - [security]
04:51 PM EST - Jan,14 2020 - post a comment

Sources tell KrebsOnSecurity that Microsoft Corp. is slated to release a software update on Tuesday to fix an extraordinarily serious security vulnerability in a core cryptographic component present in all versions of Windows. Those sources say Microsoft has quietly shipped a patch for the bug to branches of the U.S. military and to other high-value customers/targets that manage key Internet infrastructure, and that those organizations have been asked to sign agreements preventing them from disclosing details of the flaw prior to Jan. 14, the first Patch Tuesday of 2020. According to sources, the vulnerability in question resides in a Windows component known as crypt32.dll, a Windows module that Microsoft says handles "certificate and cryptographic messaging functions in the CryptoAPI." The Microsoft CryptoAPI provides services that enable developers to secure Windows-based applications using cryptography, and includes functionality for encrypting and decrypting data using digital certificates. A critical vulnerability in this Windows component could have wide-ranging security implications for a number of important Windows functions, including authentication on Windows desktops and servers, the protection of sensitive data handled by Microsoft's Internet Explorer/Edge browsers, as well as a number of third-party applications and tools. Equally concerning, a flaw in crypt32.dll might also be abused to spoof the digital signature tied to a specific piece of software. Such a weakness could be exploited by attackers to make malware appear to be a benign program that was produced and signed by a legitimate software company.

Microsoft's Windows 7 Reaches End-Of-Life - [software]
04:43 PM EST - Jan,14 2020 - post a comment

Today, on January the 14th, Microsoft is officially ending support for Windows 7 operating system. After more than 10 years since its launch, Windows 7 has remained a primary operating system on many PCs, especially OEM PCs manufactured before 2015, when Windows 10 came out. The user transition from Windows 7 to Windows 10 has not been an easy task for Microsoft, however, by declaring that the product has reached End-Of-Life, Microsoft is trying to make millions of users pull the trigger and embrace the new operating system.

When January 14th arrives, Microsoft will stop giving Windows 7 users technical support, software updates with new features, and most importantly security updates. The official recommendation from Microsoft is to upgrade to the latest version of Windows, meaning Windows 10. As some of the older PCs may have compatibility issues with newer OS, it is also recommended to check your PC specifications. If you are a customer of the Extended Security Updates (ESU) program, you will continue to see further support in the future, however, for regular users, the support period is over.

Giant Boeing 747 Vertical Takeoff - [briefly]
03:20 AM EST - Jan,14 2020 - post a comment

For those who don't know, this video is made from x-plane 11. X-plane 11 is the flight simulator, so of course this situation doesn't happen in real life. The plane taxi to the runway from Pane Field airport. It takeoff and lands at the same runway.

E:60 - Meet 'The Michael Jordan of Dogs' - [off-topic]
06:49 PM EST - Jan,13 2020 - post a comment

There are certain icons of sport that are so transcendent, they change their respective sports forever-Jordan, Tiger, Serena. But there is one athlete you've probably never heard of who also belongs in that rarified air, one who can run faster and jump higher than all of them: His name is Spitfire, and he's a 7-year-old Whippet. But what makes Spitfire so special is more than the fact that he has four legs, it's the powerful bond he has with his trainer, a 15-year-old girl named Sydney. Together, they are rewriting the record books of the canine sports world. Mina Kimes brings you their unforgettable story.

Marcin Patrzalek: Polish Guitarist MURDERS His Guitar! - [off-topic]
06:43 PM EST - Jan,13 2020 - post a comment

WOW!!



Disturbed - Down With The Sickness in 20 Styles - [off-topic]
06:40 PM EST - Jan,13 2020 - post a comment

That "HU"-style traditional throat singing was pretty darn impressive!

Samsung XCover Pro Targets Businesses - [mobile]
06:36 PM EST - Jan,13 2020 - post a comment

Samsung this week revealed the Galaxy XCover Pro, a new Android 10 phone "optimized for a variety of industries including retail, healthcare, logistics and manufacturing". It's just slightly larger than the Galaxy S10+, but with a rugged body military-rated for drops up to 1.5 meters, and rated IP68 for dust and water. Its flat screen measures 6.2-inches, sports full-HD+ resolution, and works with gloves and wet fingers. It has a 4,050 mAh removable battery that support 15W fast charging and charging docks with pogo pins. It also has a 25 megapixel main camera, 13 megapixel front camera, NFC, fingerprint reader on the side, and two programmable shortcut buttons. One of the buttons has be used for the PTT (walkie-talkie) feature of Microsoft Teams. It's powered by a Samsung Exynos chip paired with 4 GB of RAM. It has 64 GB of storage built-in and supports memory cards up to 512 GB. It will work on Verizon's network in the US and be available in the first half of 2020 for $500.

Microsoft will support Edge on Windows 7 for at least 18 months - [briefly]
05:59 PM EST - Jan,13 2020 - post a comment

It's not a secret that the end of extended support for Windows 7 is tomorrow, and with Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge shipping for the unsupported OS the day after, there are questions about how long the browser will be supported. Google announced last week that it's committing to 18 months of support for Chrome on Windows 7, which means that Chromium is supported for as long. Today, Microsoft confirmed that it will commit to the same timeframe as Google. That means that you'll get Edge updates on Windows 7 until at least July 15, 2021. It's likely that the company will go beyond that. Microsoft is offering Extended Security Updates (ESUs) for businesses on Windows 7 that are willing to pay up, and ESUs are available for a total of three years. Given that the Redmond firm is committed to providing Windows 7 support, even to only some users, for another three years, it seems likely that it would support the browser for as long. Of course, that also depends on Chromium support.

Samsung's booth: the Galaxy Chromebook, The Wall, and more - [briefly]
12:13 PM EST - Jan,11 2020 - post a comment

Of course, there were robots, and smart home devices. There were also new consumer gadgets, from the Galaxy Chromebook, to the Galaxy Book Flex, to two new smartphones, the Galaxy Note10 Lite and the Galaxy S10 Lite.

Dell Shows Off Foldable and Dual Screen Laptops at CES - [hardware]
11:19 AM EST - Jan,11 2020 - post a comment

During this year's CES, Dell had a few concept products on hand that we checked out. Among those are the two laptop concepts called the Concept Duet and the Concept Ori. Designed as unconventional mobile devices, these laptops are very different than anything currently present on the market. First in line is the Concept Duet. This model is a standard looking laptop from outside, however, when you open it up, you will find that the keyboard is absent. The place where the keyboard sits is now replaced with another screen. Both the main and the secondary screens are the same quality 13.4-inch 1080p displays that work in tandem to achieve the best possible experience. However, if you wish to use a real keyboard, there is a magnetic addon that snaps on the bottom screen and makes for a standard laptop experience. Next up is another, more interesting concept product called the Ori - a foldable tablet-like laptop. The Ori is a 13-inch 720p laptop that can be folded like a book. It is designed for ebook reading and general multitasking applications that can use the folding ability of the device. Being powered by Windows 10, we don't know the state of the software support for this type of device, however, Windows 10X should be coming out soon to support use cases like these. Unfortunately we don't know the specs of these laptops, as they are subject to change and its very difficult to design a product like this, so Dell may either use Intel's 10th generation processors or AMD's 4000 series of mobile processors. Another thing to note about these two devices is that Dell showed them off as concept products, meaning that they might not make it to the market, however, being that every company is now designing similar devices we could expect something similar in the future.

Google Pay Now Supports Student ID Cards - [briefly]
11:13 AM EST - Jan,11 2020 - post a comment

Transact - a leading supplier of student ID card systems - this week announced support for Google Pay, the primary digital wallet feature of Google's Android OS. The new capability allows students of participating colleges and universities to carry their student ID in their phone instead of a physical card. Students can simply tap their NFC-enabled phone on readers to access campus buildings, as well as payments for  dining, laundry, vending, and retail. Apple Wallet has supported the Transact platform since late 2018, and additional student-ID systems since late 2019. Fifteen institutions have committed to the initial roll-out of Transact for Google Pay, including Arkansas State University, Chowan University, College of Coastal Georgia, Duke University, Georgetown University, Hamilton College, Johns Hopkins University, Marshall University, Mercer University, Roanoke College, St. Edward's University, South Dakota State University, Temple University, The University of Alabama, and University of New Brunswick.

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