Sony announces 128GB BD-R XL discs for consumers (0)
Posted at 23 October 2018 23:51 CEST

Sony has announced a 128GB BD-R XL disc for consumers that will become available in November this year. The Japanese company boasts that it’s world’s largest BD-R disc. To enable the large capacity, the disc uses four layers.

‘Youtube unable to comply with new European copyright law’ (0)
Posted at 23 October 2018 15:20 CEST

Google, owner of video streaming website YouTube, has stated it is unable to comply with the planned reform of the European copyright law, including the controversial “upload filter”. Dutch technology website reports that sources inside Google have stated that it’s an impossible job and that the company will take drastic actions to make clear the company can’t comply with the new law.

Windows 10 will use telemetry data to troubleshoot and automatically fix issues (0)
Posted at 22 October 2018 23:41 CEST

Microsoft has announced it will start using Windows 10 telemetry data to help users with computer problems. Users with problems currently have to find the right troubleshooter to try to solve their issue. Troubleshooter is a tool in Windows in which users have to manually walk between different steps to resolve their issue.

Google security researcher criticizes Apple for not disclosing all security issues (0)
Posted at 22 October 2018 18:10 CEST

Google security researcher Ian Beer has posted a blog about a security issue he found, but in which he also criticizes the way Apple handles security issues. The reason is that Apple recently patched several vulnerabilities in iOS 12 that were discovered by Beer, but that the Cupertino tech giant doesn’t mention them in their security bulletins.

DVDFab releases beta of brand new DVDFab 11 (0)
Posted at 19 October 2018 23:55 CEST

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.

Micron intents to acquire remaining interests in Intel-Micron NAND/3D Xpoint memory joint venture (0)
Posted at 19 October 2018 15:22 CEST

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.

Youtube now allows watching videos in small window while browsing the site (0)
Posted at 18 October 2018 23:56 CEST

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.

European Court: roommates can’t blame each other for illegal downloads (0)
Posted at 18 October 2018 19:19 CEST

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.

Sony develops new DRM technology based on the blockchain (0)
Posted at 17 October 2018 23:45 CEST

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.

Micron releases Crucial P1 series QLC 3D-NAND PCIe M.2. SSDs (0)
Posted at 17 October 2018 17:27 CEST

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. 

Corsair announces Force Series MP510 M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD (0)
Posted at 16 October 2018 23:54 CEST

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.

Mozilla drops RSS support and live bookmarks feature from Firefox (0)
Posted at 16 October 2018 16:56 CEST

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”.

Specially crafted message ‘bricks’ Playstation 4 consoles (0)
Posted at 15 October 2018 23:55 CEST

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.

Users complain about audio issues after Windows 10 October 2018 update (update: added fix) (0)
Posted at 15 October 2018 10:27 CEST

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.

Cybercriminals hide cryptominer in legitimate Adobe Flash Player installer (0)
Posted at 12 October 2018 23:54 CEST

Cybercriminals target Adobe Flash Player for years already. Usually vulnerabilities in the software are exploited to install malware on the victim’s computers. Sometimes malware is also disguised as a fake Flash Player update. This week, security researchers discovered an attack that combines installation of a legitimate Flash Player update with the installation of a cryptominer. […]

Security researcher finds Edge browser security issue that allows launching external applications (0)
Posted at 12 October 2018 17:14 CEST

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.

Microsoft shares 60,000 patents with consortium to protect open-source software (0)
Posted at 11 October 2018 23:50 CEST

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.

Microsoft silently increases price of Windows 10 Home (0)
Posted at 11 October 2018 17:33 CEST

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.

Microsoft patches 50 vulnerabilities including actively attacked Windows leak (0)
Posted at 10 October 2018 23:25 CEST

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’.

Microsoft finds and fixes culprit of folder deletion issue in Windows 10 October 2018 Update (0)
Posted at 10 October 2018 16:25 CEST

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.

Mozilla resolves vulnerabilities after security audit of update system (0)
Posted at 09 October 2018 23:25 CEST

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.

Advertorial: Tips to Make Your Bedroom More Stunning With Wall Pics (0)
Posted at 09 October 2018 14:36 CEST

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.

Facebook bypasses browser’s anti-tracking and privacy-protecting measures (0)
Posted at 09 October 2018 14:28 CEST

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.

Microsoft claims it can recover files lost after installing Windows 10 October 2018 Update (0)
Posted at 08 October 2018 23:42 CEST

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.

Delhi police arrests 24 fraudsters for Microsoft tech support scams (0)
Posted at 08 October 2018 17:26 CEST

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.