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Google Play services update fixes Chromecast Wi-Fi bug

Google is now rolling out a promised fix for Chromecast built-in devices, such as Google Home, Android TV, Chromecast, etc., to kill a bug wreaking havoc on Wi-Fi connections with slowdowns and even outages. Affected routers include those from TP-Link, ASUS, Linksys, Netgear and Synology. The issue was described as one that in certain situations, a […]

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Source: http://www.talkandroid.com/324753-google-play-services-update-fixes-chromecast-wi-fi-bug/
Google is now rolling out a promised fix for Chromecast built-in devices, such as Google Home, Android TV, Chromecast, etc., to kill a bug wreaking havoc on Wi-Fi connections with slowdowns and eve…

Test of Einstein’s Theory Confirms the Sun Is Losing Mass

Test of Einstein’s Theory Shows the Sun Is Losing Mass GizmodoNASA Shows Einstein Was Right: Our Sun Is Losing Mass—and Its Grip on Our Solar System NewsweekDon’t panic… but our fragile world is drifting away from the Sun The RegisterFull coverage

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/test-of-einsteins-theory-shows-the-sun-is-losing-mass-1822211120
The best planet, Mercury, is in the midst of telling us something important about our sun: It’s losing mass.

Final Fantasy 14’s next update brings back Kefka, one of the series’ best villains

Final Fantasy 14’s next update brings back Kefka, one of the series’ best villains PC GamerFan-Favorite Final Fantasy Villain Teased For FFXIV’s New Update GameSpotKefka Teased for Final Fantasy XIV’s Next Update TwinfiniteFINAL FANTASY XIV Patch 4.2 – Rise of a New Sun YouTubeFull coverage

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Source: http://www.pcgamer.com/final-fantasy-14s-next-update-brings-back-kefka-one-of-the-series-best-villains/
One hell of a nostalgia trip incoming.

Some Pixel 2 owners got a mystery software update

Some Pixel 2 owners got a mystery software update Android Authority (blog)Today in Android: Google Pixel 2, Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus and A8 and more WccftechFull coverage

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Source: https://www.androidauthority.com/pixel-2-second-software-update-831518/
Several Pixel 2 owners have received a second OTA update for the month of January. Google has yet to comment about what the patch does or why it was released.

U.S. military satellite launched to fortify against missile attacks – Spaceflight Now

US military satellite launched to fortify against missile attacks Spaceflight NowAtlas V Rocket Launches New Missile-Warning Satellite for US Air Force Space.comAtlas 5 launches missile-detecting satellite CBS NewsFull coverage

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Source: https://spaceflightnow.com/2018/01/20/u-s-military-satellite-launched-to-fortify-against-missile-attacks/
U.S. military satellite launched to fortify against missile attacks January 20, 2018 Stephen Clark An Atlas 5 rocket streaks east from Cape Canaveral with the SBIRS GEO Flight 4 satellite in this long exposure photo. Credit: ULAA billion-dollar U.S. military satellite rode a United Launch Alliance A…

Twitter has admitted that there were many more Russian trolls on its platform during the 2016 election

Congress isn’t going to be happy.

Twitter revealed on Friday that trolls tied to the Russian government spread far more disinformation during the 2016 U.S. presidential election than the company first reported — and pledged to notify hundreds of thousands of users who had seen that content.

The update comes as Twitter continues to face criticism on Capitol Hill that it has failed to fully confront the scourge of Kremlin propaganda — and neglected to respond to the demands of lawmakers who are probing Russia’s meddling on popular social media sites.

Ahead of a series of congressional hearings last year, Twitter initially said it had discovered 2,200 accounts tied to the Internet Research Agency, a troll army connected to the Russian government. On Friday, though, Twitter said it had actually identified 3,814 accounts related to the IRA.

Also last year, Twitter calculated that there were roughly 36,000 bots originating out of Russia — and tweeting about the election — as Americans headed to the ballot box. By Friday, though, Twitter said it had found an additional 13,000 bots, bringing the total tally of automated accounts tweeting about the presidential race to more than 50,000.

And Twitter revealed for the first time on Friday that Russian propaganda — content that sought to stir social and political unrest in the United States — reached scores of its users. The company said it would notify 677,000 people in the United States who had followed one of these suspect accounts, or retweeted or liked their content. Twitter said it would do so by email.

In announcing its findings, Twitter sought to stress that Russian disinformation only amounted to a small portion of the tweets shared regularly on its platform. And it stressed that it had taken steps to prevent such abuse as another election — a 2018 race to determine the composition of Congress — fast approaches. That includes a series of previously announced changes to the way it displays political ads.

But the news is sure to infuriate federal lawmakers, who repeatedly have needled Twitter during the course of their investigation into Russian influence.

Democratic Sen. Mark Warner, for one, blasted Twitter in September for a “deeply disappointing” response to his questions about the election. When the company later appeared with its tech peers, Facebook and Google, at a series of congressional hearings on the issue, lawmakers from both parties demanded that Twitter take more aggressive steps to prevent such manipulation of its platform in the future.

This year, the company completely blew a deadline by which it was supposed to respond to written questions it was sent by congressional investigators. And for months, Twitter had ignored public demands by lawmakers like Sen. Richard Blumenthal that it notify users who had seen or interacted with such Russian propaganda. Only this week did Twitter finally acknowledge that it would take that step.

This time, Twitter might face additional criticism: It released its latest findings in a blog post published at 5 p.m. on a Friday — a news dump that comes as the U.S. Congress barrels toward a potential government shut down

Tony Romm
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Source: https://www.recode.net/2018/1/19/16911538/twitter-russia-congress-2016-election-trump
Congress isn’t going to be happy

This electronic skin could let you dial a phone number on your wrist

Electronic Skin Thinner Than Hair Moves Virtual Objects Without Touch NewsweekElectronic Skin Puts the World in the Palm of Your Hand Discover Magazine (blog)Full coverage

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Source: http://www.newsweek.com/electronic-skin-hair-virtual-objects-785676
The device is 20 times thinner than a single strand of hair.

Processors have you perplexed? AMD’s lineup of CPUs and APUs explained

Now that Ryzen has put AMD back in the CPU game, its lineup of hardware offerings in both the CPU and APU games look decidedly different. Here’s a break down of its most important offerings.

The post CPU, APU, WTF? A guide to AMD’s processor lineup appeared first on Digital Trends.

Jon Martindale
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Source: https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/apu-gpu-wtf-a-guide-to-amds-desktop-processor-line-up/
AMD CPUs are a much better choice today than they were a few years ago. Ryzen changed the entire lineup forever.

The long, strange history of the backlash against women in tech

This column is part of a series called “Voices of Women in Tech,” created in collaboration with AnitaB.org, a global enterprise that supports women in technical fields, as well as the organizations that employ them and the academic institutions training the next generation.

As we prepare for the second annual Women’s March this weekend, it’s tempting to see the last 12 months as a time of unique empowerment. But honestly, the more things begin to change, the more obvious it becomes that we must fight against inertia and the tendency for our industry to revert to the same old tired excuses about why women can’t have seats at the table. Read more…

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Elizabeth Ames
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Source: http://mashable.com/2018/01/19/women-in-tech-backlash-womens-march/
“Women have had to fight tooth and nail for every measure of equality.”

With a crazy folding design, Revolve has literally reinvented the wheel

Revolve is a full-size, 26-inch spoked wheel that can be folded to a third of its diameter in a second, allowing it to take up just 60 percent of the space it would in its unfolded state.

The post With a crazy folding design, Revolve has literally reinvented the wheel appeared first on Digital Trends.

Luke Dormehl
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Source: https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/revolve-folding-wheel/
Revolve is a full-size, 26-inch spoked wheel that can be folded to a third of its diameter in a second, allowing it to take up just 60 percent of the space it would normally.

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