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HD Audio Issues in AMDGPU Drivers Receive Patch, DRM Can Now Handle Hot-Plugging

While Radeon / AMD GPU’s have been getting better Linux support with newer GPU models, the audio support has been woefully neglected – until now. A patch was just recently pushed by SUSE’s Takashi Iwai, who also maintains the sound subsystem in Linux’s mainline kernel. The patch addresses some overall…

The New iPhone Chargers may require C-AUTH certification to fast charge at 18w

It is rumored that the new iPhones to be released this year will come with 18w fast chargers inside the box. A new report by Macotakara suggests that iPhones might only support fast charging with C-AUTH certified chargers. In case the chargers are not certified, the iPhones will reportedly limit…

Bixby 2.0 will support third party apps and improve AI, speech recognition and more on the Galaxy Note 9

The new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be revealed in a launch event on August 9. Alongside the flagship phone from Samsung, it is rumored that a new version of Samsung’s voice assistant, Bixby 2.0 will be revealed. The highlight feature of the new Bixby 2.0 will be third-party app…

Nintendo sues two major ROM sites

The Internet is filled with websites that host ROMs for Nintendo consoles. These ROMs are used by people all over the world in emulators. Many of these are unauthorized copies and Nintendo have begun to take legal action against the websites that host these ROMs. Earlier this week, Nintendo sued…

Kirin 980 Rumoured to Feature a 2nd Gen NPU that Can Make 5 trillion calculations per watt

The Huawei Kirin 970 chipset is found in several smartphones, including the company’s first-ever triple-lens camera flagship, the P20 Pro. However, the progress in technology means that the Kirin 980 is going to be launched shortly. Huawei frequently makes an appearance at the IFA trade show, and the Chinese tech…

Huawei Bootloader Unlocks No Longer Available as of 23 June 2018

Yesterday was the official last day for Huawei device users to request their bootloader unlock codes through the Huawei Bootloader Unlock website, as the company decided to stop offering this service to its users. This is a massive blow to the Huawei rooting and modding community, as without an official…

Linux 4.18-RC6 Brings Network and Driver Fixes Including 32-Bit VM Fallout Fix

Linux users can now evaluate the sixth weekly test release of the Linux 4.18 kernel, titled Linux 4.18-rc6. This release brings a lot of networking fixes and resolves some other issues with previous releases, as the team focuses on bringing us closer to a stable kernel release. Most of the…

Microsoft update KB4345421 totally breaks .NET Framework, no workaround available

Microsoft just recently confirmed in a blog post that the cumulative update KB4345421 has a botched .NET Framework patch, which breaks .NET Framework and applications that rely on it – this effects both Windows 10 PC and Windows 10 devices. Even worse, all of the July 16 cumulative updates are…

Microsoft’s DNSLint Utility QL Switch Could Allow Remote Files to Be Downloaded

The Microsoft DNSLint utility works to diagnose Domain Name System (DNS) name lookup issues related to the IP addresses allotted to different web servers being accessed through a browser. It is not included as part of the basic Windows package but can be downloaded from Microsoft’s website for free. A…

Dynamic sandbox MMO Fractured receives housing update ahead of release

Dynamight Studios, an Italian based video game startup, has been working on an upcoming MMO game Fractured. The game is described as the “first open-world sandbox MMO-ARPG.” As the kickstarter campaign of the game approaches its end, the developers have updated the game with a lot of new content. The kickstarter…

Out of Bounds Write Vulnerability in Adobe Acrobat and Reader’s Could Allow Code Execution

A high risk out of bounds memory corruption vulnerability ID 121244 labeled CVE-2018-5070 was discovered in Adobe’s Acrobat Reader software. The vulnerability is seen to impact the following three versions of the software: 2015.006.30418 and older, 2017.011.30080 and older, and 2018.011.20040 and older. The potential for exploit was shared with…

Multiple SAML Vulnerabilities Discovered within Oracle WebLogic Server by Security Researchers at Pulse Security

Two vulnerabilities labelled CVE-2018-2998 and CVE-2018-2933 have been discovered by Denis Andzakovic of PulseSecurity, which exploits the Oracle WebLogic Server SAML and WLS Core Components, respectively, to access and modify data to a limited degree. Two vulnerabilities were discovered within the Oracle WebLogic SAML service provider authentication mechanism. By inserting an…

Evan Blass Leaks Details on Google’s 2018 Pixelbook with Smaller Bezels

The ever-reliable Evan Blass (@evleaks) just dropped the rumour that Google will be launching a second-generation Pixelbook at Google’s upcoming fall hardware event. This is the latest in an absolute frenzy of rumours surrounding what Google plans to unveil this year, including the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, a new…

KDE Team Announces Major Improvements in Upcoming KDE 18.08 Release

The developers of Linux’s KDE suite have announced a major slew of updates set to be included in the upcoming KDE 18.08, set for an August 2018 release. Details for these updates revolve around a range of new features and overall polish for the core KDE apps including Gwenview, Spectacle,…

Latest Neptune OS 5.4 brings many application improvements and bugfixes

The Debian-based Linux distro Neptune OS recently announced a complete update to Neptune OS V5.4, which brings a large number of improvements and updates. For starters, the GUI has been given a general makeover with a package named Neptune Dark, which includes a modified icon pack called Faenza Dark, which…

Cross-Site Scripting X-XSS-Protection Disabled By Bug In Microsoft Edge

The X-XSS Protection feature of the Microsoft Edge browser has been in place to prevent cross-site scripting attacks on the system since its introduction in 2008. Although some in the tech industry, such as the developers of Mozilla Firefox and several analysts, have criticized this feature with Mozilla refusing to…

Repurposed Jigsaw Ransomware Steals Crypto Currency By Modifying User Wallet Addresses

A series of malicious ransom attacks were carried out on computer systems in 2016. The Jigsaw Ransomware was first discovered on the 11th of April, 2016, and it was found to primarily affect Windows systems. The ransomware also offered an onWebChat chatting client address to allow people on the ransomware’s…

Supervised User Feature Removed From Google Chrome v70 October Update

Google Chrome had a Supervised User web monitoring feature built into its program. This allowed a master parental account to create local sub accounts on the device for underage Chrome browsing and usage. The master account could impose restrictions on the sub accounts regarding the kinds of sites that can…

Epic responds to Fortnite Summer Skirmish cheating allegations

Last week was the first of Fortnite Summer Skirmish tournaments hosted by Epic Games themselves. The tournament saw a rough launch, with matches being a laggy mess throughout the first half of the event. After the conclusion of the Saturday Skirmish, suspicion arose regarding the winner on PlayStation 4, IDropz_bodies.…

PUBG Corp. apologizes for using controversial Rising Sun Flag in PUBG mobile

PUBG Corp., a subsidiary of Korean-based Bluehole, are the developers of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Recently, the company has come under fire for releasing an item in the mobile version of the game which is considered controversial in Eastern countries. The item featured was a pilot mask item which displayed an image…

MSI unveils 5 new B450 motherboards with enhanced XFR2, native USB 3.1 and raid 0/1/10 support

MSI has unveiled 5 new midrange AMD B450 motherboards, this lineup has something for every builder ranging from ATX, micro-ATX to mini-ATX boards. Five of them have been listed on MSI’s website now. This lineup is exclusively being launched for the Ryzen chips. The B450 Pro Carbon comes with RGB…

Microsoft ToDo v1.35 Update Introduces Star And Collaboration Features For iOS And Android

Microsoft acquired the team behind the popular productivity application, Wunderlist, just over three years ago in the June of 2015. Since then, collaborating on productivity features for the Office365 Suite, Microsoft released its ToDo application in the January of this year to provide all the functionality of Wunderlist to Microsoft’s…

MacOS Proton RAT’s Predecessor Calisto Discovered on VirusTotal

Between the 2nd and 6th of May, a HandBrake software download mirror link (download.handbrake.fr) was compromised and the developers posted a warning notice on the 6th of May to guide users in determining whether their MacOS systems were infected by the notorious Proton Remote Access Trojan (RAT). It was reported…

Microsoft’s PowerShell Core is Now Available as a Snap Package on Linux Distros

Microsoft today made the life of technical users and system administrations easier by announcing the delivery of PowerShell Core app as a snap package for Linux. #PowerShell is now available as a snap! https://t.co/aa4yXrcy7p pic.twitter.com/sWlAkMQpGk — Ubuntu (@ubuntu) July 20, 2018 The PowerShell Team blog revealed, “The goal of PowerShell…

Space Engineers update overhauls multiplayer

Space Engineers is an outer space sandbox game developed by Keen Software. Originally launched in 2013 via Steam Early Access, Space Engineers has come quite a long way. While the game has been an excellent single player experience for many, multiplayer in the game tends to cause a lot of…