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American Technology News for 14 Oct 2020

Windows Ping of Death exploitBugs and vulnerabilities are pretty much part of software life and developers try their best to patch those up sooner or later. Sometimes, however, these problems pop back up, either in a new form or... because fixes weren’t applied to newer versions of the software. It’s not clear which of the two was involved in this latest Windows 10 vulnerability …
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Love and Monsters review:O'Brien does his best to save a contrite but sweet love story set in a post-apocalyptic world.
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Nikon Z7 II vs Z7 - Head-to-head Comparison

Photography Blog - 14 Oct 2020 06:00
The Nikon Z7 II is a not a completely new camera, instead building on the strong foundations of the original Z7 model from 2018. The Z7 II is predominantly aimed at DSLR upgraders or users moving from... another brand, rather than people upgrading from the original Z7. It's only been 2 years since the original Z7 model was launched, so you may be wondering what has changed in that time. We're bringing you this handy Nikon Z7 II vs Z7 comparison to help enlighten you.
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Our iPhone 12 takeaways:The iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max are here. Apple's new lineup features a new design, "ceramic shield" displays, lidar, new colors, camera upgrades and more.
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OnePlus Nord gets a gorgeousOnePlus is releasing a new special edition color variant of the Nord. What you need to know The OnePlus Nord is getting a Gray Ash color variant in India, the UK, and EU. The color option is limited... to the 12GB/256GB edition of the Nord, and costs £469 / €499 / ₹29,999. Sales of the Gray Ash model kick off starting October 15 in the EU and October 17 in India. The OnePlus Nord delivers the best features from OnePlus flagships in the mid-range category, and when OnePlus launched the phone three months ago, it offered the device in Blue Marble and Black Onyx color options. The Nord is now getting a third color option: Gray Ash. OnePlus says the new color variant "combines a raw, industrial vibe with an elegant matte texture, elevating the Nord aesthetic and reaffirming OnePlus's mission...
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Canon's Monocular PowerShotIn a major shift from what consumers have expected from point-and-shoot cameras, Canon’s newly-announced Powershot Zoom looks more like a golf rangefinder than it does a camera. But the change in... design has its benefits: 100mm, 400mm, and 800mm telephoto zoom in a design that fits in the palm of your hand. Originally announced for […]
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Hands-on with the the Canon PowerShot Zoom

DP Review - 14 Oct 2020 06:00
Hands-on with the the CanonHands-on with the Canon PowerShot Zoom From clunky concept mockup to final shipping product, the Canon PowerShot Zoom has been a long time coming. We first saw an early working sample at the CP+ show... in Japan, last February. Back then it was a boxy, colorful camera with a simple button-driven interface, which evolved over the course of a year into a slimmer, subtler and much more rounded design, last seen at CES 2020. The final product looks a lot like that last concept, but with some subtle changes.
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Pluto's Cthulhu mountains lookEven though they may look like the Alps, the dwarf planet's icy peaks are composed of methane-ice.
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NASA prototype rover can splitThe transforming DuAxel machine could go where regular rovers fear to tread.
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Surprising toxin discoveryThe toxins produced by an infection of a typically harmless bacteria called Staphylococcus aureus have been found to trigger wound healing, researchers have announced. The findings were surprising in... light of what a ‘staph’ infection does to tissues, causing inflammation, boils, cellulitis, and more. Though the toxins produced by a staph infection cause damage to tissues and cells, the new …
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Apple Offering iPhone 12Following the debut of the iPhone 12 mini, ‌iPhone 12‌, ‌iPhone 12‌ Pro, and ‌iPhone 12‌ Pro Max, Apple is offering pre-approval for the iPhone Upgrade Program ahead of when the first... pre-orders begin this Friday. Existing and new ‌iPhone‌ Upgrade Program members can use the Apple Store app on the ‌iPhone‌ to go through all of the pre-approval steps to get ready to purchase one of the new iPhones on October 16. Pre-approvals are available until 9:00 p.m. Pacific Time on October 15 for those who want to purchase an ‌iPhone 12‌ or ‌iPhone 12‌ Pro through the ‌iPhone‌ Upgrade Program. Apple's pre-approval process is designed to make it simple and quick for ‌iPhone‌ Upgrade Program members to purchase their new iPhones right when pre-orders become available....
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Pokemon GO October 2020 :Today we’re looking at all the feature details released for Pokemon GO in October 2020 starting October 17! That includes updates for the game, Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon GO, and the next big... Community Day – with Charmander! The next big day you’ll likely want to pay attention to takes place on October 17, starting at 11AM local time. The …
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A device that uses heat from sunlight to extract water from the air could help provide a sustainable source of water in remote, arid regions
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A material that can transmit electrical current with zero resistance at room temperature has finally been created - but it currently requires a pressure close to that at the centre of Earth
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Every year, Federico Viticci at MacStories publishes an incredibly in-depth and thorough review of the latest iOS and iPadOS releases. This year is no different, with MacStories having just published... its iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 review. more… The post Federico Viticci's comprehensive iOS and iPadOS 14 review now available appeared first on 9to5Mac.
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Hate being on hold? GoogleCall systems ask so many questions during hold time that Google's "Hold for Me" tool is basically outsmarted. Exclusive for new Pixel phones.       
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Nazi wreck may hold lootedThe wreck of a German steamship sunk at the end of World War II has been found by divers, -- and the crates on board the submerged vessel could hold a prize treasure: the precious furnishings of the... lost 18th century Amber Room, which German soldiers looted from a Russian royal palace.
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Morgan Stanley raises AAPLIn the wake of Apple's Oct. 13 event, Morgan Stanley has raised its AAPL price target to $136 on the potential that the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro lineup has to drive product revenue growth into... 2021. Credit: Apple In a note to investors seen by AppleInsider, Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty writes that she believes Wall Street has "mis-modeled" Apple's forward growth due to retail shutdowns and the economic impact of the coronavirus health crisis.
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An investigation into this summer’s Twitter hack by the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS) has ended with a stinging rebuke for how easily Twitter let itself be duped by a... “simple” social engineering technique — and with a wider call for key social media platforms to be regulated on security. In the […]
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The alliance with The Climate Service is designed to help financial institutions and corporations put a price on climate risk and facilitate reporting.
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A taste for travel? Finnair toFinnish carrier Finnair will start selling business class airplane food in supermarkets in a move to keep its catering staff employed and to offer a taste of the airline experience to those missing... flying in the COVID-19 times.
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One of the vulnerabilities that Microsoft addressed as part of the October 2020 Patch Tuesday is a critical bug in Windows' TCP/IP driver that could lead to the remote execution of code.
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Voting by mail for ElectionExperiments in a handful of states are testing online voting for military and disabled in W. Virginia, South Carolina, and Umatilla County, Oregon.       
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Alphabet's New Moonshot Is toIn the 1940s, agronomist Norman Borlaug was tasked by the US government with improving the yield of wheat plants in Mexico. The thinking was that if America's southern neighbor had better food... security, relations between the two countries would improve, and fewer migrants would cross the US border. At that time, a plant disease called […]
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NIST Quantum CryptographyThe National Institute of Standards and Technology's first post-quantum cryptography standard will address key issues, approaches, an arms race, and the technology's uncertain future.
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