Day: October 16, 2018

Qualcomm’s New Wi-Fi Chips Are Meant To Rival 5G Speeds

“Qualcomm is launching a family of chips that can add incredibly high-speed Wi-Fi — at speeds up to 10 gigabits per second — to phones, laptops, routers, and so on,” reports The Verge. The Wi-Fi standard used for something like replacing a virtual reality headset’s data cable with a high-speed wireless link is being updated….

Chrome 70 released with revamped Google account login system

Chrome 70 also comes with support for the final version of the TLS 1.3 standard and the AV1 video format. …read more Source:: ZDNet

As End of Life Nears, More Than Half of Websites Still Use PHP V5

Support for PHP 5.6 drops on December 31 – but a recent report found that almost 62 percent of websites are still using version 5. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Facebook backtracks, says data from Portal devices may inform ad targeting

Facebook previously said it wouldn’t use Portal data directly for ad targeting. …read more Source:: ZDNet

MongoDB Switches Up Its Open-Source License

MongoDB is taking action against cloud giants who are taking its open-source code and offering a hosted commercial version of its database to their users without playing by the open-source rules. The company announced today that it has issued a new software license, the Server Side Public License (SSPL), “that will apply to all new…

Netflix’s 137M subscribers evaporate fears of a free fall – CNET

Blowout quarter? It’s the kind of formulaic plot Netflix loves. …read more Source:: CNet

FCC’s Ajit Pai asks carriers to waive bills for Hurricane Michael victims – CNET

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission also calls on wireless carriers to let victims “change carriers without penalty.” …read more Source:: CNet

Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 X, Watch GT and 3D Live Emoji: Everything Huawei just announced – CNET

The China-based phone giant just one-upped Apple and Samsung with some seriously impressive new tech. …read more Source:: CNet

Facebook Could Use Data Collected From Its Portal In-Home Video Device To Target You With Ads

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Recode: Facebook announced Portal last week, its take on the in-home, voice-activated speaker to rival competitors from Amazon, Google and Apple. Last Monday, we wrote: “No data collected through Portal — even call log data or app usage data, like the fact that you listened to Spotify —…

Insult to injury: Malware menace soaks water-logged utility ravaged by Hurricane Florence

Storm-savaged waterworks having to rebuild from scratch A water company in the US state of North Carolina already dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Florence will now have to juggle a complete IT rebuild – no thanks to a nasty ransomware infection.… …read more Source:: Register