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Medical device maker Medtronic finally fixes its hackable pacemaker

October 16, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

Medtronic, a maker of medical devices and implants, has pulled the plug on its internet-based software update system, which security researchers had found had a dangerous security vulnerability The company said in a notice this week that it’s switching off […]


Software Category, System Software

The 10 Best Restaurant Management Software Apps

October 12, 2018

Via: Merchant Maverick

It’s almost 2019, if you can believe it, and more than fall leaves or pumpkin spice lattes, tech fans like myself relish the smell of a freshly unboxed smartphone (thanks to Apple’s annual September unveiling). But it’s not just consumers […]


Operating systems, Software Category, System Software, Windows

More code hints that Google’s new Pixel hardware will dual boot Windows 10

October 1, 2018

Via: The Inquirer

GOOGLE COULD be planning a major curveball with its forthcoming Google Pixel Slate, one of two rumoured Chrome OS devices expected to launch on 9 October alongside the Pixel 3 range. A commit in Chromium, the open source version of […]


Mobile Apps, Software Category, System Software

Google’s Wear OS update has arrived

September 28, 2018

Via: PC Advisor

Google will be rolling out a software update for Smartwatches that use the Wear OS software today. This will be in fairly direct response to Apple launch of the Smartwatch series 4, and while the new update to wear OS […]


Software Category, System Software

Researchers make Deepfake videos look even more realistic

September 12, 2018

Via: TechSpot

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and Facebook Reality Lab presented the Recycle-GAN system at the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) in Germany. It builds on the generative adversarial network (GAN) AI algorithm that moves one style of image onto […]


Software Category, System Software

Google might bring Digital Wellbeing tools to Google Assistant

September 10, 2018

Via: The Inquirer

ONE OF the big additions to Android 9.0 Pie is ‘Digital Wellbeing’, a means to stop people staring into their phones all day. Google announced the feature at Google I/O back in the spring, but now it seems that the […]


Software Category, System Software

How to update an Amazon Echo

September 7, 2018

Via: PC Advisor

Amazon’s Echo speakers are remarkably popular, mostly because they’re affordable and easy to use. Usefully, all Echos update themselves automatically whenever new software is available, so you shouldn’t have to worry about it. You can check which version your Echo […]


Operating systems, Software Category, System Software, Windows

Microsoft gives a longer grace period for Windows 10 updates

September 7, 2018

Via: The Inquirer

MICROSOFT IS to slow down the rate of updates to Windows 10 for corporate clients after IT admins complained they were drowning in patches. Since Windows 10 launched, the company has been working to a “Windows-as-a-Service” model whereby updates are […]


Operating systems, Software Category, System Software, Windows

Microsoft confirms Windows 7 support can be extended: for a price

September 7, 2018

Via: The Inquirer

MICROSOFT HAS ANNOUNCED that it will offer an extension to Windows 7 support. For a price. Because of course. Windows 7 is due to reach end of life (EOL) in less than 500 days on 14 January 2020, but around […]


Software Category, System Software

Qualcomm’s new aptX Adaptive codec promises better sounding lag-free Bluetooth audio

August 31, 2018

Via: The Next Web

Good news for fans of wireless audio gear: Qualcomm has unveiled its new aptX Adaptive codec, which promises support for high-quality audio content, as well as improved performance over Bluetooth. It essentially combines the strengths of its previously released codecs, […]