Sci-tech

Apple flaw allows MacOS High Sierra logins without passwords

Apple flaw allows MacOS High Sierra logins without passwords The vulnerability allows any person to access the administrator's account on an already unlocked Mac. Those of us at Pocket-lint who are running older version of MacOS High Sierra weren't able to replicate the bug. Essentially, the bug allows someone to either login to your Mac or unlock System Preferences by using the user name " root " and a blank password. The workaround right now accordi... [Full Article...]

Microsoft Office finally comes to Chromebooks

Microsoft Office finally comes to Chromebooks Until now, the Office apps for Chromebooks were mainly limited to Google's latest PixelBook device. "We've not received any grand announcement or explanation., but we've seen all over the place reports of Chromebooks finally getting Microsoft Office apps running", said Chrome Unboxed . [Full Article...]

Researchers report rapid formation of new bird species in Galápagos islands

Researchers report rapid formation of new bird species in Galápagos islands However, these were not able to attract native finches for copulation and thus had to mate within their own new species, making them genetically and reproductively isolated. After reaching maturity, the new Big Birds attempted to find mates of their own only to be met with a big problem. It reports that researchers saw the finches mixing with other birds to create a third species, in what is tho... [Full Article...]

'Shocked and appalled': Brands remove YouTube ads over sexualized images of children

'Shocked and appalled': Brands remove YouTube ads over sexualized images of children Google has actively removed a number of channels which post material that contributes to child endangerment , removed ads from videos which target families and children with content that is not audience appropriate and blocked inappropriate comments on videos featuring minors. [Full Article...]

Amazon announces one-hour preview sale of OnePlus 5T after strong demand

Amazon announces one-hour preview sale of OnePlus 5T after strong demand The decision by OnePlus is an expected one, especially considering that it does not view the OnePlus 5T as a major upgrade to the OnePlus. It reiterated that ahead of the sale, it had seen twice the number of people wanting to be notified compared to the first sale of the OnePlus 5 . [Full Article...]

PUBG in China will have "socialist core values"

PUBG in China will have Tencent will work with developer Bluehole to ensure the game is compliant with local regulation and it doesn't face risk of a ban. China has made a decision to allow a violent multiplayer shoot-em-up game that's become the world's top-selling title into the country, but only after messages were added to reflect the country's socialist ideology. [Full Article...]

Apple Acquires AR Headset Startup Vrvana for $30 Million

Apple Acquires AR Headset Startup Vrvana for $30 Million As Apple hasn't confirmed the purchase it obviously hasn't exactly said what parts of Vrvana its interested in. Two sources familiar with the deal said Apple paid around United States dollars 30 million for the company. This is different and slightly better than the methods of Microsoft's HoloLens and Windows' Mixed Reality headsets as it means the Totem is able to overlay completely o... [Full Article...]

Google tracked your location even when the location setting was turned off

Google tracked your location even when the location setting was turned off According to Google, Cell ID codes help the cell tower to improve speed and performance of message delivery on Android phones. Google said it discarded all of the cell tower data and didn't proceed with the plan like they originally wanted to. [Full Article...]

Chris Coleman leaves Wales role for Sunderland job

Chris Coleman leaves Wales role for Sunderland job Football Association of Wales chief executive Jonathan Ford said: "We are extremely disappointed to see Chris' tenure as Wales manager come to an end". He added: "We wish Chris the very best of luck for the future as he returns to club management, a desire for which he has always been honest and open about". [Full Article...]

HomePod Release Date Delayed: Apple Speaker Will Launch Next Year

HomePod Release Date Delayed: Apple Speaker Will Launch Next Year Apple says it's delaying the HomePod release until early next year to get everything right. VentureBeat has reached out to Apple for further comment on the cause of the delay. We'll start shipping in the USA, United Kingdom and Australia in early 2018. The HomePod looks like an oversized toilet paper roll covered in mesh fabric. [Full Article...]

Judge Writes Unsolicited Post About '50 Very Attractive Females' He's Slept With

Judge Writes Unsolicited Post About '50 Very Attractive Females' He's Slept With The campaign spokesman for Ohio State Supreme Court Justice and Democratic gubernatorial candidate William O'Neill has resigned over a Facebook post in which his boss wrote about his sexual past. . He said that Moore seems to be a morally "challenged individual", but "never had the opportunity" to defend himself and hasn't been convicted of anything. [Full Article...]

Temperate Earth-sized exoplanet discovered only 11 light-years away

Temperate Earth-sized exoplanet discovered only 11 light-years away It's known as Ross 128 b, and it's just 11 light-years from Earth. Scientists think "Ross 128 b" - which is around the same size as Earth, with a surface temperature that could also be similar to our planet - may be capable of sustaining life. [Full Article...]

The first Destiny 2 Curse of Osiris livestream is today

The first Destiny 2 Curse of Osiris livestream is today The Infinite Forest will offer multiple ways to play, including visiting past, present, and future versions of Mercury, all while being different every time. The Power requirement for the Raid Lair will be 300, with The Leviathan's Power requirement also boosted up to 300 from 270. This nugget of information is causing some players to worry that there won't be any completely brand new (not tak... [Full Article...]

Microsoft Won't Offer Any Xbox One X Bundles This Holiday Season

Microsoft Won't Offer Any Xbox One X Bundles This Holiday Season Both Surface Pro options feature all-day battery life, a stunning PixelSense display, and a lighter-than-ever-feel, both bundled with the Black Type Cover. More dates and deals can be found in Microsoft's blog post . Dell's Alienware 17 laptop is available for $1,600, but again, doesn't list the original price. [Full Article...]

Venus, Jupiter conjunction tomorrow: Set your alarms for 45 minutes before sunrise

In the pre-dawn hours, the two brightest planets in our solar system, Venus and Jupiter, will appear to move past each other forming what looks like a bright double star. Venus will be 152 million miles (246 million km) from us, while Jupiter is almost four times farther away, at 594 million miles (956 million km), the portal said. [Full Article...]

Google solved the problem burnable display Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Google solved the problem burnable display Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Turning off the ambient sensor is the temporary fix for the flashing screen issue on Pixel 2 XL. The tricky part is that Google doesn't have an official fix for the issue just yet, though some people commenting on the thread say that Google claims the problems are down to a software malfunction. [Full Article...]

Hulu Launches on Nintendo Switch Game System

Hulu Launches on Nintendo Switch Game System When the Nintendo Switch was first released , many questioned why the console wasn't accompanied by some sort of media streaming app, due to its portable nature. While I was plenty happy to have the hybrid console be a dedicated gaming machine, more than a few people were a little upset that they couldn't stream Netflix or Hulu to the device. [Full Article...]

Sheep Can Recognize Celebrity Faces in Photos

They did this by rewarding the sheep food when they went to the picture of one of celebrities, and not an unfamiliar face. This convinced the researchers that sheep had face-recognition abilities similar to ours. Recently, scientists created genetically modified sheep that have Huntington's. When they were tested if they could perform without the rewards, the sheep were able to recognize the c... [Full Article...]

Facebook Wants Your Nudes For Their New Anti-Revenge Porn Tool

Facebook Wants Your Nudes For Their New Anti-Revenge Porn Tool The image can then be deleted, but Facebook will be able to prevent any further uploads of an image with the same digital signature. The social media empire and the small eSafety agency rigged a way to prevent people from uploading nudes in the first place, according to the Australian Broadcasting Company . [Full Article...]

Police investigating altercation between Hurricanes fan, officer

Police are investigating an altercation between a Hurricanes fan and an officer during Saturday's game between No. 10 Miami and No. 13 Virginia Tech . A man throwing away garbage Sunday afternoon at the Tuscany Place Apartments in Miami-Dade County discovered her body and called 911, according to a news release. [Full Article...]


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