DVDFab releases beta of brad new DVDFab 11

Chinese software development company DVDFab has released a beta version of the 11th version of its DVDFab software. The new version comes with a new user interface, adds a YouTube Uploader, adds the option to wirelessly transfer videos to a mobile devices and more.

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European Court: roommates can’t blame each other for illegal downloads

Prosecuted illegal downloaders can't just blame a family member or roommate of the illegal download to stay out of court, according to a ruling of the European Court of Justice today.

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Corsair announces Force Series MP510 M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD

Crucial today announced the Corsair Force Series MP510 M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD. The MP510 delivers sequential read speeds up to 3,480MB/s, and sequential write speeds up to 3,000MB/s. Drives will be available in capacities of 240GB, 480GB, 960GB, and 1,920GB.

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Users complain about audio issues after Windows 10 October 2018 update (update: added fix)

A new issue with the Windows 10 October 2018 is now making the rounds on the internet. Windows 10 users complain that audio no longer works correctly on their system after they've installed the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. It's the second issue with the update in a short period.

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Microsoft shares 60,000 patents with consortium to protect open-source software

Microsoft has become a member of the Open Invention Network, a consortium of companies that share patents to protect open-source software, like Linux, against patent claims. Interestingly, Microsoft filed patent claims against Linux and Android in the past. One of Microsoft's CEO's, Steve Ballmer, also once called open-source a cancer.

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Microsoft patches 50 vulnerabilities including actively attacked Windows leak

Microsoft has patched 50 vulnerabilities during yesterday's Patch Tuesday. Amongst the issues is a so-called zero-day vulnerability in Windows that has been actively attacked before a patch was available. The zero-day allowed an attacker with access to the system to elevate his privileges and Microsoft has classified its severity as 'important'.

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Advertorial: Tips to Make Your Bedroom More Stunning With Wall Pics

After a long and full day of activities, you need to relax and the best place to feel comfortable is in your bedroom. Whether big or small, your bedroom is your special place where you shed all your worries of the day and try to regain your energy back for the next day. Therefore we have some tips to make your bedroom more relaxing.

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Delhi police arrests 24 fraudsters for Microsoft tech support scams

Indian authorities have searched 10 call centers in the city of Delhi after they received evidence from Microsoft that the call centers were involved in so-called “tech support scams”. In total 24 people, including owners and team leaders were arrested and accused of fraud.

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Advertorial: Top 3 Resources for CompTIA A+ & Network+ Certification Exams

CompTIA is a well-known provider of vendor-neutral IT certifications across the globe. It helps thousands of candidates build their career in the world of IT, along with that, it provides trainings for them. Offering a number of certifications at any taste, this company is a significant figure in the IT, as it influence this rapidly-changing field, making people constantly update their skills.

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Serious bug in Windows 10 October 2018 Update wipes entire Documents folder

Two days ago, Microsoft started to roll-out the Windows 10 October 2018 Update and it didn't take long before the first complaints about bugs were posted on the internet. One of the bugs is a serious issue for affected users. They lost their entire “Documents” folder after the update.

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Google adds new advertisement format to Youtube

Google has announced a new type of advertisements on Youtube during Advertising Week in New York. The advertisements not only shows the advertised product of service, but also allows users to  directly purchase them without leaving the video streaming service.

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Micron intents to acquire remaining interests in Intel-Micron NAND/3D Xpoint memory joint venture

Micron has announced its intent to acquire the remainder of shares in the IM Flash Technologies joint venture. The IM Flash joint venture started in 2006 and is a cooperation between Intel and Micron in which both companies develop and produce NAND flash and 3D Xpoint memory. Micron expects to pay approximately $1.5 billion in cash.

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Sony develops new DRM technology based on the blockchain

Sony is testing a new method of Digital Rights Management (DRM) based on blockchain technology. The same technology that powers cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. Initially the blockchain-DRM is tested on educational content from Sony's Global Education division. For as now the content only consists of written material.

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Mozilla drops RSS support and live bookmarks feature from Firefox

Mozilla will remove RSS support from Firefox, starting with version 64, which is scheduled for December this year. From then, RSS feeds will need to be handled by external add-ons. Earlier this year, Mozilla already announced it would remove the built-in RSS reader and live bookmarks feature from Firefox. According to the browser developer this was done “after careful consideration”.

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Cybercriminals hide cryptominer in legitimate Adobe Flash Player installer

Cybercriminals target Adobe Flash Player for years already.

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Microsoft silently increases price of Windows 10 Home

Microsoft has silently raised the price of Windows 10 Home on the official Microsoft Store. The full version of Windows 10 is now available for $139, where the operating system could previously be purchased for $119. The price increase is the first since the introduction of Windows 10.

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Microsoft finds and fixes culprit of folder deletion issue in Windows 10 October 2018 Update

Microsoft has made the Windows 10 October 2018 Update available again. The software giant decided to withdraw the update last week after users reported they lost files and folders after installing the update. Microsoft now reports it has found and fixed the culprit.

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Facebook bypasses browser’s anti-tracking and privacy-protecting measures

Facebook offers advertisers and publishers a new option to to track data advertisement performance and collect analytics on browsers that block tracking cookies. To protect the privacy of its users, Apple has decided to block third-party cookies in Safari. Mozilla plans to do the same in Firefox. Only cookies from the actually visited, primary domain will then be accepted.

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Microsoft withdraws Windows 10 October 2018 Update after deleted files

Microsoft has stopped rolling out the latest large Windows 10 update to all users. The reason are reports from several users that discovered that some of their files and folders were deleted after the update. We reported about the issue two days ago.

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Apple can lock MacBook Pro and iMac Pro after repair by third-party

Apple uses new software to validate MacBook Pro and iMac Pro repairs. For specific repairs, the devices need to pass Apple diagnostics. If the software is not used, or the device doesn't pass the diagnostics process, the result will be an inoperative system. 

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Amazon announces Fire TV Stick 4K with new Alexa Voice Remote

Amazon today announced the Fire TV Stick 4K, which is, according to the online retail giant, the most powerful streaming stick currently available. The stick is the successor of the Fire TV Stick from 2017 and is the first of its kind that supports Ultra HD/4K video, Dolby Atmos 3D sound and all major HDR standards, being Dolby Vision HDR, HDR10 and HDR10+

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VideoLAN community develops own open-source royalty free AV1 codec

The VideoLAN, VLC and FFmpeg communities have created their own cross-platform, royalty free and open source AV1 codec, called Dav1d. Their implementation is reportedly better than the reference implementation that was developed for research, together with writing the AV1 specification. AV1 should be 20% better than HEVC.

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Youtube now allows watching videos in small window while browsing the site

YouTube has released a mini video player for the desktop version of its website. With the mini-player, users can watch videos in a small window while they visit other pages on the video streaming service.

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Micron releases Crucial P1 series QLC 3D-NAND PCIe M.2. SSDs

Micron has announced the Crucial P1 series that feature QLC 3D-NAND and are available in capacities of 500GB, 1TB and 2TB. The PCIe drives utilize the NVMe protocol and are available in the M.2 form-factor. 

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Specially crafted message ‘bricks’ Playstation 4 consoles

Several PlayStation 4 users report their console became unusable and went in a boot loop after receiving a message with strange characters. Users who received and opened the message will, in the worst case, have to reset their device to factory settings.

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Security researcher finds Edge browser security issue that allows launching external applications

A security researcher has found a way to start applications on Windows from the Microsoft Edge browser with a fairly simple script. The researcher has made a proof-of-concept available, which means exploits are usually not far away. Microsoft patched the issue in an update that was part of this week's Patch Tuesday.

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Toshiba XG6 1024GB NVMe SSD Review

Welcome to Myce’s review of the Toshiba XG6 1024GB NVMe SSD. The Toshiba XG6 is the first product to feature 96 layer, BICS Flash 3D memory, and it is expected to be become available in retail channels during Autumn 2018. Prior to this the XG6 will be supplied as an OEM product to Laptop, PC and Server suppliers. I must be getting old as it feels to me as if it was only yesterday that 32 layer 3D NAND hit the market. Is it worth waiting for? Please read on to find out.

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Mozilla resolves vulnerabilities after security audit of update system

Mozilla has fixed several security issues in the update system of Firefox, after an external security audit. The Firefox update system should be secure to prevent that users receive malicious updated through man-in-the-middle attacks or hacked update servers.

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Microsoft claims it can recover files lost after installing Windows 10 October 2018 Update

Microsoft is able to recover files deleted during the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, according to Microsoft's engineering leader of the Windows Insider Program. The software giant pulled the large Windows 10 update several days ago after reports of deleted files and folders.

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Netflix consumes up to 40% of all internet traffic in Americas at peak times

Almost 60% of all global internet traffic is generated by video streaming. Netflix is responsible for the largest share, according to the biannual Global Internet Phenomena Report of the Canadian network supplier Sandvine. Netflix alone accounts for nearly 15% of the global internet traffic.

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Facebook extends account and data removal grace period to 30 days

Facebook has extended the waiting time for users who want to delete their account. Previously users had to wait 14 days before their account on the social network was removed. Facebook has now extended this deadline to 30 days.

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Chip makers suffer from low QLC 3D NAND yield rates

NAND memory chip manufacturers suffer from low yields in the production of QLC 3D NAND. They are struggling to improve yields to over 50% which could have a negative effect on the NAND market for the first half of next year.

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Bittorrent protocol extension goes blockchain, allows seeders to earn Tron-tokens

Bittorrent today revealed more details about its Project Atlas which should combine the peer-to-peer Bittorrent network with the Tron blockchain. Project Atlas should make it possible to pay seeders with Tron for extras like an in increase download speed or keeping the file available for a longer time.

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