Tag Archive: ‘Spectre’


Razer Phone gets Netflix HDR, camera fixes, and Meltdown, Spectre patches

New improvements for the camera and Netflix HDR give the Razer Phone its edge.

Razer is pushing out a new firmware and patch update for its gaming-focused Razer Phone.

Coming in at 249MB, the update brings Netflix HDR and Dolby 5.1 audio playback through a new customized Netflix application for the Razer Phone (which is now baked into the ROM).

Announced at CES 2018 Razer is currently the only phone in the world that supports Netflix HDR,  [Read More…]

Meltdown Hack and Spectre Bug: How it affects Android & Chrome Users

The information you need to know so you can stay safe.

You might have heard that the sky has fallen and the security apocalypse has happened because of two new attacks named Meltdown and Spectre. If you work in IT or any other area of large-scale computer infrastructure, you probably feel like it has, too, and are already looking forward to your 2018 vacation days.

Media outlets first heard rumors of this mother-of-all-exploits in late 2017, and  [Read More…]

Essential Phone gets January security patches, fixes for Spectre and Meltdown

Days after Google released the January 2018 Android security patches to Pixel and Nexus phones, the Essential Phone has started receiving them, too.

Essential says that it’s now pushing update NMJ88C to the Essential Phone. The update includes the January 2018 security patches as well as fixes for the Spectre and Meltdown security flaws.

We’re rolling out a software update (build NMJ88C) with the January security patches and fixes for the Spectre and Meltdown security flaws.

— Essential  [Read More…]

Intel, ARM and AMD processors all impacted by new Meltdown and Spectre exploits, Google issuing patches

After initial reports suggested a new security flaw was confined to Intel systems, researchers have now disclosed that nearly all modern processors are affected.

Security researchers have disclosed two new exploits that can be executed against modern processors. Dubbed “Meltdown” and “Spectre,” the exploits use similar methods to impact processors from Intel, AMD and ARM across PCs, mobile devices and in the cloud. The researchers explain:

Meltdown and Spectre exploit critical vulnerabilities in modern processors. These hardware bugs allow  [Read More…]

Fly the skies with the Spectre Drone for $83!

Drones are hot right now and have been for a few years. There are drone racing competitions, tons of tricks you can do, and tons of footage you can shoot (drones are constantly used TV and film production now). People have been flying model airplanes for decades, but drones up the “coolness” factor and are often considerably less expensive than most flying model planes.

TRNDlabs’ Spectre Drone is an awesome mid-range drone that’s not necessarily for novices but certainly doesn’t  [Read More…]

Take aerial photography and VR to the next level with the TRNDLabs Spectre Drone

Drones are incredible to operate, considering that they need only motions and remote controllers to perform (no human driver needed, unlike all other aircraft). And this means that drones are sure to become a consumer favorite if they aren’t already. With the holidays among us, wouldn’t it be great if you could get a drone […]

Black James Bond ‘Spectre’ edition of Sony Xperia Z5 to be sold by Vodafone

UK residents who want to get a smartphone that could be used by a certain fictional secret agent should put Wednesday, September 16 on their calendar alerts. That’s when Vodafone plans to start taking pre-orders for the special black version of the Sony Xperia X5 that’s also been made to promote the upcoming James Bond movie “Spectre”.

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