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  • A new report claims that Facebook user data can be siphoned off via third-party JavaScript libraries (from the likes of advertisers) embedded on sites using the ‘Login with Facebook’ ability. According to researchers at Princeton University, some 434 of the top million websites have the dodgy script which is pilfering Facebook user data. The websites in question include MongoDB, and the vast majority of these sites probably aren’t aware of the issue with the ‘Login with Facebook’ feature. Facebo
    ‘Login with Facebook’ feature allegedly could have exposed your personal data

  • The winners of the 2018 World Photography Awards, the largest photo competition in the world with over 320,000 entries from over 200 countries, have been revealed. The World Photography Awards is now in its eleventh year, and continues its long-standing partnership with headline sponsor Sony. The aim of the awards is to recognize the very best contemporary photography captured over the last year. The 2019 Sony World Photography Awards open for entries on June 1 2018. To see all the winners and f
    The winners of the Sony World Photography Awards 2018 are revealed

  • If you’re enjoying the shiny new 4K TV you just treated yourself to, you’re about to get seriously upstaged. Sharp today unveiled its plans to launch an 8K TV-Monitor to the European market, having successfully launched 8K products to other markets since October of last year. The LV-70X500E will be available in European markets at the end of April, with a suggested retail price of 11,999 Euros. So any 8K video that has to be natively displayed will involve a serious bit of cabling. While it tech
    Sharp’s new TV-Monitor is a ridiculous 70-inch 8K monster

  • DJI invited us to Space 53 in Holland to check out the new Zenmuse XT2, a thermal imaging drone camera created in partnership with FLIR. Designed with public safety professionals in mind, the Zenmuse XT2 allows drone pilots to capture heat information otherwise invisible to the naked eye. Coming with not one, but two camera sensors, the XT2 provides both visual and thermal video information. DJI demonstrated the tech by simulating a real-life house fire, then deploying an M200 drone with the Zen
    DJI launches Zenmuse XT2: The drone camera that saves lives

  • Google’s Project Zero team of bug hunters has found a flaw in Windows 10 S, publicly disclosing the issue despite Microsoft wishing to keep it under wraps until it fixed it. According to Project Zero, the flaw targets users with user mode code integrity (UMCI) and Device Guard enabled – which Windows 10 S has by default. This allows arbitrary code to be run, something that Windows 10 S was specifically designed to prevent. However, as Neowin.net reports, Google alerted Microsoft to the flaw way
    Google calls out Microsoft regarding a flaw in Windows 10 S code

  • Despite rumors that Microsoft is cutting back its work on apps to focus on Edge, it’s still hard at work building up the Microsoft Store, and has just announced that it’s killing off the OneNote desktop software in favor of the OneNote UWP (Universal Windows Platform) app. The software will be pushed to the background from the release of Office 2019 onwards. The announcement also scotches any rumors that Microsoft might be planning to replace UWP apps with progressive web apps (PWAs) in the Wind
    Microsoft is killing off the OneNote desktop software

  • We know that the Honor 10 will be launched in London, England on May 15, but the handset is already official in Honor’s home country of China. Under the hood you’ll find a Kirin 970 chipset, 6GB of RAM, 64GB/128GB of storage, a microSD slot and a 3,400mAh battery. We know it’s definitely on its way though, as Honor CEO George Zhao has announced the handset on his Facebook page. The Honor 10 release date in China is set for April 27 with a price tag of 2599 yuan (around $400, £290, AU$530). Howev
    Honor 10 arrives in China ahead of May 15 London launch

  • Dinner is ready, but little Jimmy is glued to his Call of Duty deathmatch and your partner is still working that spreadsheet in the home office. You could holler and shout up the stairs to corral the family, but Amazon wants its Amazon Echo smart speaker range to take the strain instead. The new Alexa Announcements feature for the Echo range will let you record a message through your smart speaker, and have it broadcast around the home. With the “Alexa, announce that…” or “Alexa, tell everyone
    Dinner's ready! Let your Amazon Echo devices tell the whole family

  • LG seemingly has a lot of flagships in the works, because as well as the LG G7 ThinQ and the LG V35 ThinQ we can now apparently add the LG V40 ThinQ to the list. That’s according to renowned leaker @evleaks, who first tweeted that the V40 ThinQ was codenamed Storm, and then followed it up with information on LG’s release schedule, saying that the LG V35 ThinQ would arrive at around the same time as the LG G7 ThinQ, while the LG V40 ThinQ would land in late summer or early autumn. V35 ThinQ (Emma
    LG V40 ThinQ apparently exists and is coming later this year

  • AMD has unleashed its Ryzen 2nd Generation processors to much acclaim, and overclockers have already been pushing the new flagship model, with the 6GHz barrier now having been broken (following a 5.884GHz overclock earlier this week). Cooling was provided by liquid nitrogen, as is usually the case with these sort of big boosts. So that’s an impressive result all round for AMD, with the new Ryzen 7 2700X certainly making a big splash. In our Ryzen 7 2700X review, we gave it full marks, and called
    AMD Ryzen 7 2700X gets overclocked to break the 6GHz barrier

  • Netflix has already changed the way people think about films and television, giving its subscribers the ability to stream prestige shows and blockbuster movies from the comfort of their homes, but could it also be looking at bringing the theater experience back to its glory days? According to a report by the Los Angeles Times, the streaming giant has been looking into starting its own theater chain, giving movie buffs the opportunity to experience its Netflix Originals on the big screen. The rep
    Netflix wants to create its own chain of movie theaters, according to new report

  • While the eBay apps for Android and iOS have long had the function of barcode scanning, the latest addition moves beyond simple identification of products to a feature that should make the selling of products process a breeze. Instead of manually entering in data, descriptions and images of your item, once you’ve found the appropriate product via the barcode scanner or search, it will autofill all this information. This includes product images, a basic description, and a starting price to help y
    eBay just made creating product listings heaps easier

  • This shift in responsibility comes despite Facebook’s promise to protect user data in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal . The move will be completed before the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law goes into effect on May 25, and will affect users from Africa, Asia, Australia and Latin America. That’s about 70% of all Facebook users. Escape routeUnder the EU’s new law, Facebook, or any company, becomes liable to fines of up to 4% of their global turnover in case of a data
    Facebook will move the data of 1.5 billion users to avoid EU’s new privacy law

  • Vizio is taking the fight to OLED with its all new P-Series Quantum – a premium flagship TV that is, without question, the best display Vizio has ever built. While LG might still have Vizio beat on sharper black levels, Vizio’s P-Series Quantum enthralled with us with bursts of beautiful, bright colors that can only come from quantum dot panels. The Vizio P-Series Quantum (left) vs a 2018 LG OLED C8 (right)PerformanceThis P-Series Quantum gets its name from the inclusion of Quantum Dot technolog
    Vizio P-Series Quantum (PQ65-F1) hands on review

  • While user-friendly distributions (distros) certainly have their place, in this guide, we’ve tried to get back to the glory days when developers would customise their Linux build. These Linux distros allow you to fine-tune your development environment so whether you’re a veteran programmer or relative newcomer, you can get on with your coding. These are the best Linux training providers and online courses in 2018Arch Linux offers a powerful level of customisation during setup, allowing you to do
    Best Linux distro for developers in 2018

  • If you’re heading down to the London Marathon this year, chances are you’ll be wanting to keep tabs on someone when they’re pounding the streets. Thankfully, if you’ve got a smartphone or internet-connected tablet, you’ll be able to see where they are in glorious detail, making sure you’ll be able to spot them at the crucial time. It’s worth noting a couple of things though: most of these will be a little delayed, so don’t assume that you’ll be able to track people to the exact meter. With that
    Smart ways to track your friends at the London Marathon 2018

  • Nest isn’t going to let income level prevent folks from enjoying the cost-saving benefits of its new Nest Thermostat E smart device – it’s giving away one million of the devices to people living in low- and moderate-income homes. To make things better for these folks, Nest is committed to working with government agencies, utility companies and non-profits, including Habitat for Humanity, Fannie Mae and Southern California Gas to get smart thermostats into 1 million homes. “As part of our shared
    Nest is giving away 1 million smart thermostats to those in need

  • Free antivirus packages give you basic protection from malicious software, but for more comprehensive coverage (including link-scanning, identity protection and parental controls), you’ll have to dig into your wallet for a premium program. With so many demos available, it’s perfectly possible to enjoy a full 365 days of premium protection completely free (plus a little extra for good measure). Norton Security Premium also offers 25GB cloud storage for backing up your most important files and kee
    How to get a year of premium antivirus free

  • Update: The Moto E5 family does indeed include a vanilla Moto E5 phone in addition to the Moto E5 Plus and E5 Play. What’s changing is the fact that the Moto E5 Plus marries a massive 5,000mAh battery capacity to an equally large 6-inch screen that sports the new 18:9 aspect ratio. Moto E5 Play is also in playIf you’re not all about that big battery and impressive glass design, the Moto E5 Play might be for you. A normal Moto E5 does exist, tooIn between the Moto E5 Plus and Moto E5 Play is a va
    Moto E5 Plus touts massive 5,000mAh battery and 6-inch screen

  • In this round-up we’re going to be talking you through the best smart thermostats you can buy from the biggest names in the business: Nest, Hive, Honeywell and Tado. This means that over time your heating system can actually adapt to suit your needs, without you having to do anything. That top-quality styling makes the Hive Active Heating thermostat something you’ll be proud to have on your wall. It’s worth noting that, like the Nest thermostat above, Hive Active Heating doesn’t support Apple’s
    Best smart thermostat: heating your home using tech

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