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DJI to Drone Customers: Upgrade Your Firmware or Practically Give Up Flying

DJI to Drone Customers: Upgrade Your Firmware or Practically Give Up Flying ” The update goes on to say existing flight safety limitations like geofencing boundaries and altitude limits remain the same.Users will have to download and install a new version of the DJI app to their mobile devices.

Hackers Use Subtitle Files to Take Over PCs

Hackers Use Subtitle Files to Take Over PCs It’s common to see subtitle files (usually a.There are more than two dozen subtitle file formats, so most media players capable of opening them are designed to process anything that claims to be a subtitle file.

Samsung Wants to Lead the Foundry Business to 4nm and Beyond

Samsung Wants to Lead the Foundry Business to 4nm and Beyond A few weeks back, we covered foundry plans over the next few years for TSMC, Samsung, GlobalFoundries, and Intel.The company is planning to launch a variety of new process capabilities, including new technology nodes, the introduction of Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography (EUV), and its own fully depleted SOI (FDSOI) technology.

Consumer Reports Gives Tesla Model S Partial Credit for a Partial Fix

Consumer Reports Gives Tesla Model S Partial Credit for a Partial Fix Consumer Reports restored one of the two ratings points lost by the Tesla Model S when its automatic emergency braking wasn’t enabled.The scoring reduction and restoration also affects the Model X, which is mired in the lower rank among luxury mid-size SUVs.

ET Deals: The Complete Computer Science Bundle for $39

ET Deals: The Complete Computer Science Bundle for $39 Today’s bundle of online courses from SkillWise aims to help you learn the basics of computer science with a very low barrier to entry.Dedicate a couple hours a day to these courses, and you’ll be well-versed in the basics of programming in just a few months.

DJI Says its New Spark Is the Flying Camera for Everyone

DJI Says its New Spark Is the Flying Camera for Everyone With its new Spark “personal drone,” DJI is hoping to change that.The Spark is tiny for a full-featured drone, about the same size and weight as a soda can.

Best Online Backup Solutions

Best Online Backup Solutions Theft, house fires, and natural disasters could happen at any moment, so adding in an online backup to your routine is the best way to protect your valuable information.Thankfully, there are plenty of cloud backup solutions to pick from, and the prices have dropped significantly in recent years.

The 5 Most Important Announcements at Google I/O 2017

The 5 Most Important Announcements at Google I/O 2017 The beta for Android O was officially launched, which means you can quite easily play around with it as long as you’ve got one of the supported devices.This isn’t the first we’ve seen of Android O — the alpha build was launched in March, but that was available only as a system image.

Hackers Can Unlock Samsung's Galaxy S8 Using Fake Irises

Hackers Can Unlock Samsung's Galaxy S8 Using Fake Irises For years, proponents of biometric authentication have advertised new and elaborate systems for ensuring that your computer knows it’s “really you” attempting to unlock it.For years, hackers have demonstrated that these biometric authentication systems are woefully inadequate in many situations.

Google Can Now Track Your Offline Purchases

Google Can Now Track Your Offline Purchases The search giant is looking to change that by associating online ads with purchases in the real world — your purchases.Right now, Google and other online advertisers lack the data to draw a strong connection between online ads and purchases in real life.

AMD Clarifies Vega and Server Rollouts, Talks Zen Follow-Ups

AMD Clarifies Vega and Server Rollouts, Talks Zen Follow-Ups Let’s break it down: During AMD’s financial analyst day, it unveiled a roadmap for Zen that showed 14nm/14nm+, followed by a Zen 2 and Zen 3.This implies we’ll see a refreshed Zen point-update at some point on a second-generation 14nm process.

Google's AlphaGo Defeats World's Top Human Go Player

Google's AlphaGo Defeats World's Top Human Go Player After defeating several of the top players in the world, the “AlphaGo” AI has now bested Ke Jie, the current Go world champion.It’s possible for a moderately powerful computer to brute force all possible moves.

Ford's CEO, Now Gone, Didn't Push Fast Enough Into the Future

Ford's CEO, Now Gone, Didn't Push Fast Enough Into the Future In 2001, Ford axed CEO Jacques Nasser for pushing Ford too quickly into the future of connected cars.This week, Ford dismissed CEO Mark Fields for not delivering on the future, which includes connected cars, autonomous vehicles, EVs, and shared mobility.

Samsung, T-Mobile Offer Buy-One-Get-One Free Deal on Galaxy S8

Samsung, T-Mobile Offer Buy-One-Get-One Free Deal on Galaxy S8 In this case, Samsung and T-Mobile are teaming up to offer customers an option that’s refreshingly free of gotchas.Here’s how the deal works: You buy two new Galaxy S8 phones, activate at least one of them on T-Mobile, and Samsung issues you a rebate of up to $750 within 7-10 days of activation.

Western Digital Adds Helium-Filled 10TB Drives to Consumer, Business Lines

Western Digital Adds Helium-Filled 10TB Drives to Consumer, Business Lines ” There are some specific differences between the WD Red 8TB and 10TB drives (WD100EFAX and WD80EFZX) and their WD Red Pro counterparts.The consumer drives spin at 5400 RPM, while the Red Pro products are 7200 RPM drives.

Dubai Set to Deploy its First Robotic Cop

Dubai Set to Deploy its First Robotic Cop The oil-rich city is set to deploy its first robotic cop on May 24th.Those of us being policed by robots may have reason to fret, too.

SSDs Vulnerable to Deliberate, Low-Level Data Corruption Attacks

SSDs Vulnerable to Deliberate, Low-Level Data Corruption Attacks But a new paper from Carnegie Mellon University, Seagate, and ETH Zurich has shown that the way data is programmed into MLC SSDs makes them vulnerable to data corruption attacks, meaningfully reducing the drive’s lifespan in the process.The first SSDs that were developed stored one bit of data per cell and are called single-level cells (SLCs).

Mercedes Joins Tesla in Selling Whole-House Battery Power

Mercedes Joins Tesla in Selling Whole-House Battery Power The home energy storage system will hold up to 20 kilowatt-hours of electricity, enough to keep the average home in power at least until the sun comes up next day.It will be the first time for Vivint offering an energy storage system.

ET Deals: Save 98% off a Lifetime Membership to School of Game Design

ET Deals: Save 98% off a Lifetime Membership to School of Game Design And beyond just the training, you’ll also receive loads of art and assets that you can use in your own game.And since they’re royalty-free, you can even sell a game that uses them without having to pay any additional fee.

Scientists Are Closer to Understanding the 'Alien Megastructure Star'

Scientists Are Closer to Understanding the 'Alien Megastructure Star' Stars don’t come much weirder than KIC 8462852, known colloquially as Tabby’s star.You may be more familiar with it as the “alien megastructure star.