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Users on Winidows 10 version 1809 are starting to be moved to 1909
Super Trofeo [4K]
"YOU SHALL NOT PASS" in different languages
Sexy blonde swimming underwater in pool very
Netflix's The Witcher fight scene clip
YouTube Rewind 2019: For the Record
The iPhone 11's U1 chip necessitates constant geolocation checks
Disney's Mulan - Official Trailer
Visualization Of How Rich The Billionaires In 2019
Qualcomm's First Snapdragon with Integrated 5G is the 765
Zombie Driver HD for Free
Apple issues fix for shutdown issue with the 2019 13-inch MacBook
Instagram will now ask for your birthday when creating an account
New Iranian wiper (malware) discovered
Marvel Studios' Black Widow --Official Teaser Trailer
Qualcomm Teases Its Next Two 5G Chipsets
US Phones Will Report Vertical Location to 911 Dispatchers by 2021
Metro by T-Mobile Launching Nationwide 5G Dec. 6th

Users on Winidows 10 version 1809 are starting to be moved to 1909 - [briefly]
06:04 PM EST - Dec,06 2019 - post a comment

The Windows 10 November Update, or version 1909, has been available for a few weeks now, but so far, it's been optional for everyone. This is because of changes made to Windows updates earlier this year, which mean that Windows 10 feature updates no longer get automatically installed when users search for updates. However, for users running last year's version 1809, the latest update is now going to start being installed automatically, as noted in the release information page for the latest version of Windows 10.
Current status as of December 5, 2019:
Windows 10, version 1909 is available for any user on a recent version of Windows 10 who manually selects Check for updates via Windows Update. The recommended servicing status is Semi-Annual Channel.
 
Beginning today, we will slowly start the phased process to automatically initiate a feature update for devices running the October 2018 Update (Windows 10, version 1809) Home and Pro editions, keeping those devices supported and receiving the monthly updates that are critical to device security and ecosystem health. We are starting this rollout process several months in advance of the end of service date to provide adequate time for a smooth update process.

For information on how users running Windows 10, version 1903 can update to Windows 10, version 1909 in a new, streamlined way, see this post.

Super Trofeo [4K] - [briefly]
05:42 PM EST - Dec,06 2019 - post a comment

Finally a good looking Turbo Lamborghini that has a rear Bumper mad respect for the build! Insanely well captured!

"YOU SHALL NOT PASS" in different languages - [briefly]
05:32 PM EST - Dec,06 2019 - post a comment

Watch and compare popular Gandalf's phrase in 23 different languages! Subscribe if you like it, we have a lot of another popular phrases to compare!

Sexy blonde swimming underwater in pool very - [off-topic]
11:23 AM EST - Dec,06 2019 - post a comment

Check it out! :D

Netflix's The Witcher fight scene clip - [briefly]
08:57 AM EST - Dec,06 2019 - post a comment

Netflix's The Witcher is only two weeks away. A short video has been posted on Twitter, featuring a fight scene from Queen's Calanthe dinner party, if I am not mistaken. Calanthe is the queen of Cintra and Ciri's grandmother. According to a Twitter user, the gore and more explicit effects were cut, in order to keep it PG for marketing purposes. Which explains why there are so many cuts. I really don't like cuts in fight scenes, especially after the glorious John Wick movies.

YouTube Rewind 2019: For the Record - [internet]
12:54 AM EST - Dec,06 2019 - post a comment

YouTube Rewind 2019 is here, and that means two things: the YouTube community has something fresh to complain about, and we know have stats for the biggest games on the video platform. This year's king is Minecraft, which got over 100 billion views on YouTube this year, cementing its success in the view war versus Fortnite.

The iPhone 11's U1 chip necessitates constant geolocation checks - [security]
12:45 AM EST - Dec,06 2019 - post a comment

Earlier this week, security reporter Brian Krebs published a story explaining that Apple's latest iPhones (iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro) periodically check the user's location even if the user disables location services individually for each and every app and service in the iPhone's Settings app. While this behavior ended when the user disabled location services system-wide, it was a bit of a head-scratcher. What was the iPhone doing and why? Was it sending this information to Apple? Why couldn't users find information on what was happening? Krebs had notified Apple of the issue as a potential security problem back in mid November, but the company responded this week stating:
We do not see any actual security implications... It is expected behavior that the Location Services icon appears in the status bar when Location Services is enabled. The icon appears for system services that do not have a switch in Settings.
While Apple deemed this not to be a security issue, Krebs rightly pointed out that it remained a potential privacy issue, given Apple's promises that users have control over how and when iPhones track or report their locations. Will Strafach, founder and CEO of the company behind the Guardian firewall app for iOS, looked into the issue and tweeted that it seemed likely that the location data associated with these events weren't leaving the device. But he still couldn't explain exactly what was happening. This was his tweet:
FWIW, tried to dig into this and replicate.

it is very likely that it is something locally which does not have an exposed switch, no evidence of data sent to remote servers.

begs the question: why does Apple not answer for this directly?
Well, as of today Apple has answered for it directly. In a statement to TechCrunch's Zack Whittaker, Apple explained:
Ultra-wideband technology is an industry-standard technology and is subject to international regulatory requirements that require it to be turned off in certain locations... iOS uses Location Services to help determine if iPhone is in these prohibited locations in order to disable ultra-wideband and comply with regulations... The management of ultra-wideband compliance and its use of location data is done entirely on the device, and Apple is not collecting user location data.
Curiously, Apple has not only introduced this new chip but a new regular location check-in to facilitate it, without using said chip for any major features yet. We'll have to wait and see what the company's future plans for UWB technology are. In the meantime, be aware that your iPhone will check your location periodically even if you haven't given any individual apps or services permission to do so, though it appears the location data does not leave your device. Also note that this is not the only circumstance in which the iPhone locates you without prompting. For example, when you have location services enabled, your iPhone may scan for nearby Wi-Fi networks and cell phone towers and send anonymized information about them to Apple to improve other users' wireless performance when they're in the same location. Apple told TechCrunch that it plans to add a new user-accessible toggle for the UWB-related behavior in an upcoming software update.

Disney's Mulan - Official Trailer - [briefly]
03:32 PM EST - Dec,05 2019 - post a comment

"Mulan" premieres in theaters in March 2020.

Visualization Of How Rich The Billionaires In 2019 - [off-topic]
03:31 PM EST - Dec,05 2019 - post a comment

We thought the richest person in the world was Jeff Bezos. Turns out we forgot one very important world leader figure.


Qualcomm's First Snapdragon with Integrated 5G is the 765 - [briefly]
03:26 PM EST - Dec,05 2019 - post a comment

Qualcomm today revealed the full details of its first Snapdragon chip with an integrated 5G modem, the Snapdragon 765. As its model number suggests, it offers better performance than the company's 6-series chips that have previously been common to higher-end (but not "flagship") phones in the US. In the Snapdragon lineup, the 765 sits just below the new flagship Snapdragon 865 chipset, also announced today. Unlike the 865, the 765 combines all of the processing cores together with the 5G modem on a single chip. This offers a smaller, more power-efficient, and more affordable solution compared to the 865, while still offering high-end performance. Qualcomm expects the 765 to help accelerate the adoption of 5G beyond expensive flagship devices. The Snapdragon 765 uses the latest 7nm manufacturing process - the same as the 865 - for better power efficiency. The 765's integrated X52 5G modem supports download speeds up to 3.7 Gbps, (compared to 7.5 Gbps for the X55 in the Snapdragon 865,) but otherwise supports everything the company's top-end 5G modems do, including both mmWave and sub-6 GHz frequency bands, SA and NSA modes, TDD and FDD, Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS), global 5G roaming, and support for multi-SIM. The chip includes a new fast charging technology designed to extend the number of charges before a phone's battery loses significant capacity. The 765 will also be available in a 765G variant with 20% better graphics performance, for gaming phones. The first phones powered by the Snapdragon 765 are expected to ship in the first quarter of 2020. Read on for additional details. At the heart of the Snapdragon 765 is a Kryo 475 CPU with 8 cores (2 big + 6 little) running at up to 2.3 GHz. The Adreno 620 GPU supports QHD+ displays at refresh rates up to 60 Hz, and FHD+ displays at rates up to 120 Hz. It also supports HDR10+, Dolby Vision, and can power 4K external displays at up to 60 Hz. The Spectra 355 ISP (image signal processor) contains dual 14-bit cores with hardware-accelerated computer vision. This allows cameras up to 192 megapixels, as well as 4K HDR video capture with bokeh effect, slow-motion video capture at 480 fps (720p), and multi-frame noise reduction. The on-chip Hexagon 696 is Qualcomm's 5th-generation AI processor, offering hardware acceleration for Tensor AI applications as well as voice assistants, and a special low-power mode for AI processing of multi-sensor data. The 765 includes Quick Charge 4+ fast battery charging, as well as the new "Qualcomm Quick Charge AI", which preserves battery capacity over time, extending battery life cycles "up to 200 days".

Zombie Driver HD for Free - [gaming]
02:50 AM EST - Dec,05 2019 - post a comment

Zombie Driver HD is currently free-to-own on Steam for anyone! You just need to dowload the game on Steam before the offer expires later today.

Apple issues fix for shutdown issue with the 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro - [guides]
04:37 PM EST - Dec,04 2019 - post a comment

Apple has rolled out a fix for an ongoing issue with the 2019 model of the 13-inch MacBook Pro. In a support document, the tech giant has detailed how to work your way around the shutdown problem with the laptop. Unveiled in July of this year along with the refreshed MacBook Air, the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro tends to suddenly shut down when it reaches almost 25 to 50 percent of battery life, according to a forum post on MacRumors. Apple's support document offers a step-by-step guide to solve that problem. The Cupertino-based company advises users to connect their MacBook to its power adapter when its battery life falls down below 90 percent. Otherwise, users should continue using their computer until the battery life is less than 90 percent. After connecting the laptop to its charger, users are also advised to close all running applications and bring it to sleep mode by closing the device's lid. Then, the laptop must be charged for eight hours. After that, users should update their MacBook to the latest version of macOS. It's not clear for now how many MacBooks are affected or how wide the problem is. If Apple's solution doesn't solve the problem, users are advised to contact Apple for servicing.

Instagram will now ask for your birthday when creating an account - [internet]
04:35 PM EST - Dec,04 2019 - post a comment

Facebook is taking new steps to increase the safety of the younger Instagram audience, including barring children under 13 from joining the social network. Starting today, users who create a new account on Instagram will have to provide their birthday, though it won't be shared with the public. If a Facebook account is used to create an Instagram account, the information will be pulled from the Facebook profile.

For now, it's mostly aimed at preventing younger users form joining the platform, which is against Instagram's terms of use in many countries. However, in the future, Instagram will use this information to provide more tailored experiences to its users, specifically by providing more education around account controls and recommending certain privacy settings for younger users.

Instagram is also making some improvements to the privacy settings for Direct messages on Instagram. Users can now make it so that they can only receive messages from accounts they follow, which should reduce the number of unwanted messages. A separate setting allows users to restrict strangers from adding them to group chats.

New Iranian wiper (malware) discovered - [security]
04:27 PM EST - Dec,04 2019 - post a comment

IBM X-Force, the company's security unit, has published a report of a new form of "wiper" malware connected to threat groups in Iran and used in a destructive attack against companies in the Middle East. The sample was discovered in a response to an attack on what an IBM spokesperson described as "a new environment in the [Middle East]-not in Saudi Arabia, but another regional rival of Iran." Dubbed ZeroCleare, the malware is "a likely collaboration between Iranian state-sponsored groups," according to a report by IBM X-Force researchers. The attacks were targeted against specific organizations and used brute-force password attacks to gain access to network resources. The initial phase of the attacks was launched from Amsterdam IP addresses owned by a group tied to what IBM refers to as the "ITG13 Group"-also known as "Oilrig" and APT34. Another Iranian threat group may have used the same addresses to access accounts prior to the wiper campaign. In addition to brute force attacks on network accounts, the attackers exploited a SharePoint vulnerability to drop web shells on a SharePoint server. These included China Chopper, Tunna, and another Active Server Pages-based webshell named "extensions.aspx," which "shared similarities with the ITG13 tool known as TWOFACE/SEASHARPEE," the IBM researchers reported. They also attempted to install TeamViewer remote access software and used a modified version of the Mimikatz credential-stealing tool-obfuscated to hide its intent-to steal more network credentials off the compromised servers. From there, they moved out across the network to spread the ZeroCleare malware.

ZeroCleare, like the Shamoon wiper, uses the legitimate RawDisk software driver from EldoS to gain direct access to disk drives and write data. Since the EldoS driver is not signed, however, ZeroCleare uses a vulnerable but signed driver from a version of Oracle's VirtualBox virtual machine software to bypass signature checking of the driver-allowing it to attack 64-bit versions of Windows. The VBoxDrv driver, which passes Microsoft's Driver Signature enforcement, is loaded by an intermediary executable-in the IBM X-Force detected cases, the file was named soy.exe. After loading the vulnerable VirtualBox driver, the malware exploits a bug in the driver to load the unsigned EldoS driver. On 32-bit Windows systems, which lack Driver Signature Enforcement, the malware can dispense with the workaround and run the EldoS driver directly. The payload of the malware is called ClientUpdate.exe. Using the EldoS driver, it overwrites the Master Boot Record and disk partitions of the infected machine.

Marvel Studios' Black Widow --Official Teaser Trailer - [briefly]
08:30 AM EST - Dec,04 2019 - post a comment

Marvel Studios' Black Widow is in theaters May 1, 2020.

Qualcomm Teases Its Next Two 5G Chipsets - [hardware]
05:24 PM EST - Dec,03 2019 - post a comment

Qualcomm today revealed that its next two chipsets for high-end 5G phones will be called the Snapdragon 865 and Snapdragon 765. The 765 - and a 765G variant for gaming phones - offers "integrated 5G connectivity, advanced AI processing, and select Snapdragon Elite Gaming experiences." The 865 will require a separate X55 modem chip, but Qualcomm describes it as "the world's most advanced 5G platform ... for the next generation of flagship devices". The 865 will support cameras up to 200 megapixels, and its ISP (image signal processor) can process up to 2 gigapixels per second. Its AI engine is now twice as powerful, benchmarking at 15 TOPS. The 765 will support 4K HDR video capture and all major 5G technologies, such as DSS, SA networks, and all frequency bands. The 765 will support 5G data speeds up to 3.7 Gbps, while the 865 will support 5G data in excess of 5 Gbps. The company is saving further details for a presentation tomorrow at its Snapdragon Mobile Summit event.

US Phones Will Report Vertical Location to 911 Dispatchers by 2021 - [briefly]
05:21 PM EST - Dec,03 2019 - post a comment

The FCC has officially adopted new rules for the accuracy of location data reported to dispatchers when someone dials 911 on a cell phone in the US. For the first time, vertical position data will be required, so first responders can quickly locate people needing help in multi-story buildings. The rules will be phased in starting April 2021. Vertical position will need to be accurate to within 3 meters for at least 80% of indoor 911 calls. The rules also impose new requirements on standard location data sent to dispatchers by wireless carriers, such as a dispatch-able street address and apartment number

Metro by T-Mobile Launching Nationwide 5G Dec. 6th - [internet]
05:20 PM EST - Dec,03 2019 - post a comment

T-Mobile will launch the first 5G service for US prepaid customers on its Metro brand this Friday, Dec. 6th, the same day the company's nationwide 5G service becomes available to T-Mobile customers. T-Mobile "launched" its nationwide 5G network today, but compatible 5G phones won't be available with either T-Mobile or Metro until Dec. 6th. Metro will offer the Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 5G. T-Mobile will offer that phone as well as the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren. T-Mobile's new "nationwide" 5G network covers 5,000 cities and towns across the country, 200 million people, and more than 1 million square miles. It uses low frequency bands that have the same coverage as 4G service, unlike mmWave 5G that can only cover small areas.

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