Warning: Microsoft’s Meltdown and Spectre patch is bricking some AMD PCs

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/08/microsoft-meltdown-spectre-patch-bricks-amd-pcs/ As if the Meltdown and Spectre bug affecting millions of processors was not bad enough, the patches designed to mitigate the problems are introducing issues of their own. Perhaps … Read more

BlackBerry Mobile site hacked to run Monero cryptocurrency miner

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/07/blackberry-mobile-cryptocurrency/ With the popularity of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, it’s perhaps little surprise that a number of websites have recently been discovered using visitors’ computer to do a little mining. … Read more

Google answers your questions about Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/06/google-answers-spectre-meltdown-questions/ The revelations about the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities affecting millions of processors around the world has raised a huge number of questions for many people. While businesses and large … Read more

Microsoft releases PowerShell script to check if your PC is vulnerable to Meltdown and Spectre

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/05/microsoft-powershell-meltdown-spectre-script/ In the wake of the Meltdown and Spectre chip bug revelations, people around the world are wondering whether or not they are affected. Bearing in mind the number of … Read more

Intel will have Meltdown and Spectre patches ready for 90 percent of modern processors next week

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/05/intel-patches-meltdown-spectre/ With Meltdown and Spectre turning into something of a PR disaster for Intel, the chip-maker has promised that patches will be made available for the vast majority of modern … Read more

Microsoft acquires storage vendor Avere Systems to boost its hybrid cloud offerings

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/04/microsoft-acquires-avere/ Microsoft has bought file systems company Avere Systems for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition is part of Microsoft’s continuing shift to the cloud, and sees the company improving its … Read more

Google knew about Spectre and Meltdown processor bugs last year, so its products are (mostly) protected

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/04/google-meltdown-spectre-chip-bugs/ When news broke of the security flaw affecting Intel chips, the tech world was more than a little surprised. And things just got more surprising as more details of … Read more

Intel chips have a huge security flaw, and the fix will slow down Windows and Linux machines

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/03/intel-security-flaw/ A design flaw has been discovered in Intel chips that will require major changes to be made to the Windows and Linux kernels. While patches are being worked on … Read more

Hundreds of Android and iOS apps use your mic to check what TV shows you are watching

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/02/alphonso-mobile-audio-targeted-ads/ Advertisers are keen for their ads to be seen, that goes without saying. But it’s more important to be seen by the right people, hence the explosion in targeted … Read more

Apple’s $29 iPhone battery replacement offer is available right now — but supplies are limited

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/31/cheap-iphone-battery-replacement-starts-now/ After admitting to slowing down older iPhones, Apple subsequently apologized for the lack of transparency about the issue. In addition to the apology, the company also announced that iPhone … Read more

Facebook to use facial recognition to notify users when photos of them are uploaded

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/29/facebook-facial-recognition-alerts/ A new feature touted as a privacy tool sees Facebook automatically identifying users in photographs that are uploaded. It uses the same technology already employed to make image tagging … Read more

Twitter kills anti-Nazi bot Imposter Buster that tried to expose racists

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/29/twitter-bans-anti-racist-imposter-buster-bot/ A Twitter account designed to alter users about racist accounts has been shut down by Twitter. Imposter Buster was a bot created by journalist Yair Rosenberg in an attempt … Read more

Time runs out for WhatsApp on Windows Phone 8 and BlackBerry 10

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/27/whatsapp-ends-windows-phone-blackberry-support/ The start of a new year means saying hello to new beginnings and waving goodbye to a few old things. As 2018 rolls around, WhatsApp is killing off support … Read more