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Windows 10 upgrade bug prevents HDR video streaming

A bug is making it so users are unable to enable HDR video streaming after upgrading to Windows 10 1903 or later if they previously disabled the setting. In a new support bulletin for Windows education versions, Microsoft states that if a user running Windows 10 1809 had disabled the “Stream HDR video” option and then upgraded to Windows 10 1903 or later, they may not be able to enable it again. “In Windows 10, version 1809, you turn off the Stream HDR video switch and then upgrade to Windows …

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System-on-Module For Rapid Development Of 5G Low-Power Applications

Advertisement Features Xilinx’s Zynq UltraScale + RFSoC Gen-2 Facilitates accelerated development and production time Developers these days are reliant on emerging 5G connectivity to enable their devices and deployments for new applications introduced to the market. To offer the tools and the support needed during the development process, Avnet, a provider of embedded solutions has launched the XRF16 system-on-module that features the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ Radio Frequency (RF) System-on-Chip SoC Gen-2. Through this, developers working on applications that require next-generation 5G connectivity will benefit from accelerated development and …

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What Is Net Neutrality? The Complete WIRED Guide

The Bush-era FCC took a first pass at anti-discrimination rules for the internet in a policy statement in 2005. It prohibited internet service providers from blocking legal content or preventing customers from connecting the devices of their choosing to their internet connections. Under this policy, the FCC ordered Comcast in 2008 to stop slowing connections that used the peer-to-peer file-sharing software BitTorrent, which was often used for digital piracy but also had legitimate uses. Comcast sued the FCC, arguing the agency had overstepped its bounds. A federal court …

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Hackers breach company’s MDM server to spread Android malware

Attackers infected more than 75% of a multinational conglomerate’s managed Android devices with the Cerberus banking trojan using the company’s compromised Mobile Device Manager (MDM) server. MDM (also known as Enterprise Mobility Management – EMM) is a mechanism used by companies of all sizes to enroll enterprise-owned devices with the same management server to make it easier to perform tasks such as delivering company-wide device configurations, deploying applications, and more. The Cerberus banking trojan was first spotted in June 2019 and it uses a Malware-as-a-Service (MaaS) business model allowing clients who …

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An AI Companion For Kids

Traditionally, joint families have been a part of Indian culture. But in today’s fast-growing society, disintegration of the joint family system has paved the way for nuclear families. It is no hidden fact that parents tend to spend less time with children due to their busy lifestyles. So how do children get the much-needed attention in their growing years and parents do not miss out on their lives? , a Mumbai-based robotics company founded by Prashant V. Iyengar, Sneh R. Vaswani and Chintan S. Raikar, aims to solve …

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Microsoft: Trickbot in hundreds of unique COVID-19 lures per week

TrickBot is, at the moment, the malware showing up in the highest number of unique COVID-19 related malicious emails and attachments delivered to potential victims’ inboxes based on Microsoft’s Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) data. “Based on Office 365 ATP data, Trickbot is the most prolific malware operation using COVID-19 themed lures,” according to a tweet from Microsoft’s global network of security experts. “This week’s campaign uses several hundreds of unique macro-laced document attachments in emails that pose as message from a non-profit offering free COVID-19 test.” The …

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Designing An MCU Based Electronic Safe Locker

Advertisement Electronic lockers are commonly used for home security applications. Traditionally, the design is consists of an MCU device that receives the input from a mechanical keypad, drives a motor to open and close the door, and outputs the results on an LCD or also speaker/Buzzer for tone. MCUs with powerful IDE tools help developers to design their applications quickly and with ease. MCUs with different programming interfaces and compilers help designers to build an industrial ecosystem. MCUs with Fingerprint, wireless connectivity and Capacitive and/or Inductive sensing technologies …

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The Complete History And Future of Robots

Modern robots are not unlike toddlers: It’s hilarious to watch them fall over, but deep down we know that if we laugh too hard, they might develop a complex and grow up to start World War III. None of humanity’s creations inspires such a confusing mix of awe, admiration, and fear: We want robots to make our lives easier and safer, yet we can’t quite bring ourselves to trust them. We’re crafting them in our own image, yet we are terrified they’ll supplant us. But that trepidation is …

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Microsoft and Google postpone insecure authentication removal

Microsoft says that Basic Authentication’s removal from Exchange Online is being postponed until the second half of 2021 due to the current situation created by the COVID-19 pandemic. “In response to the COVID-19 crisis and knowing that priorities have changed for many of our customers we have decided to postpone disabling Basic Authentication in Exchange Online for those tenants still actively using it until the second half of 2021,” Microsoft’s Exchange team announced. However, starting October 2020, Microsoft will still automatically disable Basic Authentication for all newly created tenants and …

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Dev Board With Splendid Functionalities For High-End Applications

Advertisement The PICO-WHU4 computing platform comes with a much powerful processor that can be considered to be a suitable alternative to Raspberry Pi The PICO-WHU4 (Image credit: www.aaeon.com) Raspberry Pi is one of the popular development boards out there. After all, it offers DIY enthusiasts an ease to create simple to complex electronics projects within less time, energy and cost. Now, a development board that is much powerful than the newest Raspberry Pi board is set to change the game. Presenting the PICO-WHU4, a compact single-board computer built …

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Climate Change: The Complete WIRED Guide

Then in late 2019, Australia suffered an unprecedentedly brutal fire season, giving the world perhaps the most dramatic manifestation of the climate crisis to date. In an average year, 1 percent of Australia’s famous eucalyptus forests might burn. But in the 2019–2020 fire season, 21 percent went up in flames, obliterating whole ecosystems and likely dooming many species into extinction. The conflagrations were so bad, models predicted it would be 80 years before something like that happened. Meanwhile, at the Earth’s poles, landscapes are transforming quickly and dramatically. …

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Intro of the Birth and Evolution of Nintendo Video

Have you ever wondered about the history of Nintendo?   I had some interesting conversations recently at the middle school bus stop.  Yes, I said the MIDDLE SCHOOL bus stop.  As I approached the bus stop I noticed multiple girls and boys were playing various game systems.

HPE Warns of New Bug That Kills SSD Drives After 40,000 Hours

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is once again warning its customers that certain Serial-Attached SCSI solid-state drives will fail after 40,000 hours of operation, unless a critical patch is applied. The company made a similar announcement in November 2019, when firmware defect produced failure after 32,768 hours of running. Affected drives The current issue affects drives in HPE server and Storage products like HPE ProLiant, Synergy, Apollo 4200, Synergy Storage Modules, D3000 Storage Enclosure, StoreEasy 1000 Storage. HPE Model Number HPE SKU HPE SKU DESCRIPTION HPE Spare Part SKU …

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Observatory Dome Sliding Door Powered By Arduino

Advertisement Observatory doors are quite heavy and weigh several kilograms. This requires a strong, automated mechanism to move them. Such was achieved by employing a commonly used DIY board that consumed only a fraction of household power. Image credit: https://blog.arduino.cc A dome-shaped observatory housing an optical telescope is often built on a high altitude location, where the surrounding air is much clearer as compared to that near the land and where a good view of the sky can be obtained for accurately recording celestial observations – without any …

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Create A GUI Program For Raspberry Pi And Arduino

Advertisement This article describes the procedure to set up Arduino as a slave device, which gets all control signals from Raspberry Pi running a Python program. The program presented here provides simple steps to interface Raspberry Pi and Arduino. Arduino as a slave can also be used to control electrical devices including LEDs and servos. Raspberry Pi, a credit-card-sized computer, has a good amount of computing power but lacks the ability to connect to field devices. This is because it is a 3.3V device and has no analogue …

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What is Virtual Reality (VR)? The Complete WIRED Guide

When actual VR took root in our minds as an all-encompassing simulacrum is a little fuzzier. As with most technological breakthroughs, the vision likely began with science fiction—specifically Stanley G. Weinbaum’s 1935 short story “Pygmalion’s Spectacles,” in which a scientist devises a pair of glasses that can “make it so that you are in the story, you speak to the shadows, and the shadows reply, and instead of being on a screen, the story is all about you, and you are in it.” Anatomy of a Headset What …

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Sodinokibi Ransomware Posts Alleged Data of Kenneth Cole Fashion Giant

The operators behind Sodinokibi Ransomware published download links to files containing what they claim is financial and work documents, as well as customers’ personal data stolen from giant U.S. fashion house Kenneth Cole Productions. Sodinokibi (aka REvil)  is a Ransomware-as-a-Service operation where the operators manage development of the ransomware and the payment portal used by victims to pay the ransoms, while third-party ‘affiliates’ are in the business of distributing the ransomware to the targets’ systems. When victims pay, the ransomware payments are then shared between the affiliates and the Sodinokibi operators. Kenneth …

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Automatic Anchor Light

Advertisement Federal and international regulations require boats to carry lights between sunset and sunrise and during conditions of restricted visibility. The number and colours of the lights vary with the size of the vessel. Many commercial vessels carry special lights that identify them to the others. This is important because right of way depends on the types of vessels involved. Tugs and commercial fishing vessels have the right of way over sailboats, which have the right of way over ordinary power vessels. Fig. 1: Anchor light position at …

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What Is the Internet of Things? A WIRED Guide

Most of the early smart home inventions used automatic controls, making it possible to turn something or off without lifting a finger. But they didn’t connect to anything else, and their functionality was limited. That would begin to change in 1983 when ARPANET, the earliest version of the internet, adopted the internet protocol suite (also known as TCP/IP). The protocol set standards for how digital data should be transmitted, routed, and received. Essentially, it laid the groundwork for the modern internet. IoT Through the Years 1990 John Romkey …

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What is 5G? The Complete Guide to When, Why, and How

The future depends on connectivity. From artificial intelligence and self-driving cars to telemedicine and mixed reality to as yet undreamt technologies, all the things we hope will make our lives easier, safer, and healthier will require high-speed, always-on internet connections. To keep up with the explosion of new connected gadgets and vehicles, not to mention the deluge of streaming video, the mobile industry is working on something called 5G—so named because it’s the fifth generation of wireless networking technology. The promise is that 5G will bring speeds of …

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