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  • jkabtech 8:17 pm on May 22, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    iBall Compbook Marvel 6 Review: Windows 10 Laptop Under Rs. 15,000 

    Highlights This laptop costs less than Rs. 15,000 but is capable of basic tasks It offers a large screen, full-sized keyboard, and licensed Windows 10 The body flexes and bends easily, and storage is constrained to 32GB

    A little over a year ago, we reviewed the iBall Compbook Exemplaire, a 14-inch notebook that cost less than Rs. 15,000. We found it to be underpowered and flimsy, but ultimately worthwhile, because there really isn’t a lot of choice at this price level, and at least you could get basic work done. There still isn’t much choice – and we still feel that there’s a gap in the market where netbooks used to reign. Sure, tablets can be fun to use and easy to watch movies on, but typing, browsing the Web, and multitasking are still largely off the table. iBall was smart enough to take the guts of a tablet and put them into a clamshell with a usable keyboard and screen, without pushing costs up too high.

    Now, we have with us the successor to that product, the new iBall Compbook Marvel 6. It looks very similar, but benefits from newer technology. The price is still the same, so we hope that iBall has managed to iron out some of the problems with the Exemplaire and give us a machine that’s even better value for money.

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  • jkabtech 8:17 pm on May 10, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 000, 39, , , High-End, , , ,   

    Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti High-End GPU Announced, Prices Start at Rs. 39,000 in India 

    Highlights GeForce GTX 1070 Ti graphics cards will go on sale on November 2 Prices will start at Rs. 39,000 in India for the Founders’ Edition models The GTX 1070 Ti takes on AMD’s Radeon RX Vega 56 at the same price

    Nvidia has announced a new GPU, the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, which slots in between the GeForce GTX 1070 and GeForce GTX 1080, both of which were launched in the middle of 2016. Nvidia fleshed out its range with more affordable GTX 1060 and GTX 1050 models over the course of last year, but this is the first new model to be inserted into the middle of the lineup. It is aimed directly at AMD’s recently launched Radeon RX Vega 56, closing a gap in Nvidia’s lineup which AMD was able to exploit.

    Nvidia partners including Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, Zotac, Palit, Galax, PNY, and Inno3D will be launching GeForce GTX 1070 Ti graphics cards on November 2. Nvidia’s Founders’ Edition card, with the same blower-style stock cooler used across the rest of the GTX 1000 series, has officially been priced at Rs. 39,000 ($449 in the USA), but manufacturers will also be releasing custom versions with their own coolers and other tweaks. Street prices are also likely to vary thanks to cryptocurrency mining.

    Nvidia says that units will be available on launch day in 238 countries including India. Online retailers in India already have one custom-cooed Inno3D model listed, priced at Rs 42,000. Radeon RX Vega 56 cards sell for the same amount, so other models should give it still competition. The GTX 1070 Ti will also displace factory-overclocked GTX 1070 cards which are priced at this level and even higher. There has been no official price reduction for the GTX 1070.

    According to Nvidia, the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti delivers twice the performance of the venerable GeForce GTX 970. It uses the same GPU design, named GP104, as the GeForce GTX 1080. It has 2,432 active CUDA cores divided into 19 clusters that Nvidia calls Streaming Multiprocessors. It has a base speed of 1607MHz and a boost speed of 1683MHz. For comparison, the GTX 1080 has 2,560 CUDA cores, and runs between 1607MHz and 1733MHz. Cards based on both GPUs ship with 8GB of RAM on a 256-bit bus, although the new GTX 1070 Ti uses 8GBps GDDR5 RAM which is slower than the GTX 1080’s 10Gbps GDDR5X. 

    The GTX 1070 Ti’s TDP is rated at 180W, and Founders’ Edition cards will require a single 8-pin PCIe power connector. Custom cards from Nvidia’s partners might have higher factory clock speeds and more robust power requirements, as well as custom circuitry. Nvidia’s reference design calls for one DVI port, one HDMI port and three DisplayPorts for video output. 

    Nvidia is targeting gamers who want to play at 2560×1440 or ultra-wide 1080p monitors at the highest graphics quality settings. At 2560×1440, Nvidia claims 51.4fps in Rise of the Tomb Raider, 103.2fps in Fallout 4, and 69.7fps in The Witcher 3:Wild Hunt. It is also positioned as suitable for VR gaming. 

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    Further reading: GeForce, GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, GeForce GTX 1070 Ti launch, GeForce GTX 1070 Ti price, GeForce GTX 1070 Ti price in India, GTX 1070 Ti, Nvidia

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  • jkabtech 8:17 pm on April 30, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: $150, 000, Battlegrounds, Cheaters, , , , PlayerUnknown's, , , ,   

    PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Sets Steam Record for Peak Player Count; 150,000 Cheaters Removed Since Launch 

    Highlights Battlegrounds saw 1,342,857 players online at the same time It beats Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive It recently beat non-Valve games in hours spent daily

    Since its launch back in March, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has been riding a high, breaking a number of new milestones over the past couple of months. After beating non-Valve games in daily playtime hours earlier this month, and briefly stripping Dota 2 of its peak concurrent players record, the game has hit another milestone by reaching the highest peak concurrent player count on Steam ever.

    PlayerUnknown’s twitter account on Saturday tweeted that the game had 1,342,857 players online at the same time, yet again surpassing games like Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, which recorded 1,295,114 and 854,801 players at the time, respectively. This comes after it was reported last month that the game 877,844 concurrent players on Steam, beating Dota 2.

    Earlier this month, Battlegrounds reached another milestone by beating non-Valve games in hours spent daily on Steam. This is largely due to record sales on Steam, selling over 10 million copies since its launch in March. Despite being relatively new, the game has managed to eat away the audience for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, which is one of the biggest games on Steam.

    A game as big as Battlegrounds would naturally attract some bad seeds and Eurogamer reports that the game has banned over 150,000 cheaters since its launch, out of which 8,000 were banned in a single 24-hour period. This is a substantial jump since last month when Bluehole Creative Director Brendan Greene tweeted that around 50,000 cheaters had been removed.

    “If you’re caught cheating or using any third-party tool that gives you an advantage we ban you straight away,” Greene told Eurogamer. “Permanent ban, no appeal.”

    For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

    Further reading: Gaming, Laptops, PC, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Steam

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  • jkabtech 12:17 pm on April 12, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 000, , 100, , Bengaluru, , Crore, Generate, , R&D   

    Intel’s New Rs. 1,100 Crore R&D Centre in Bengaluru Said to Generate 3,000 Jobs 

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  • jkabtech 12:17 pm on March 24, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 000, , , Cutting, Jobs, Layoffs, , , Non-US, ,   

    Microsoft Confirms Layoffs, Said to Be Cutting 3,000 Jobs, Mostly From Non-US Sales Staff 

    Microsoft said Thursday it was cutting an unspecified number of jobs amid reports the US tech giant was reorganizing its global sales operations.

    “Today, we are taking steps to notify some employees that their jobs are under consideration or that their positions will be eliminated,” Microsoft said in an email response to an AFP inquiry.

    Earlier, CNBC television said the company would be cutting some 3,000 positions, mostly from its non-US sales staff.

    “Like all companies, we evaluate our business on a regular basis. This can result in increased investment in some places and, from time-to-time, re-deployment in others,” the company said in a statement.

    The layoffs come as the US software colossus refocuses its sales force on making Microsoft a pivotal part of businesses relying on cloud computing, according to media reports.

    Microsoft had more than 121,000 employees worldwide at the end of March, according to its website.

    Chief executive Satya Nadella has sought to reduce the tech giant’s focus on software, shifting to cloud computing and business services.

    “From large multinationals to small and medium businesses to non-profits all over the world, organizations are using Microsoft’s cloud platforms to power their digital transformation,” Nadella said when the company reported its earnings for the first three months of this year.

    Rising cloud
    Microsoft reported revenue gains in cloud and business service operations, which offset a drop in “personal computing,” which includes the Windows operating system that once made up its core business.

    Microsoft said revenue from its “Intelligent Cloud” rose 11 percent from a year earlier to $6.8 billion.

    Microsoft said its Office commercial products and cloud services revenue increased seven percent.

    Office consumer products and cloud services revenue rose 15 percent, as the number of Office 365 consumer subscribers increased to 26.2 million.

    Microsoft is to release its earnings for the recently-ended quarter on July 20.

    Microsoft’s cloud platform, called Azure, faces competition from technology powerhouses Amazon and Google.

    Each of the companies has also been investing in artificial intelligence which can make services hosted in the internet cloud more intuitive and insightful when it comes to handling data or catering to needs of users.

    Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft has announced thousands of jobs cuts in recent years, the most severe being 18,000 positions eliminated in 2014 related to its acquisition of Nokia and failed efforts in the smartphone market.

    The technology giant cut 7,800 jobs in 2015, and 4,700 last year.

    For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

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  • jkabtech 8:17 pm on March 9, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: $250, 000, , , Payouts, ,   

    Windows Bug Bounty Program Announced With Payouts Up to $250,000 

    Highlights Microsoft will pay bounties up to $250,000 for finding bugs in Windows 10 Microsoft has been running the bounty programme since 2012 Other companies like Google, Facebook also run their bug bounty programs

    To ensure Windows 10 is secure and bug-free, Microsoft has announced a fresh round of Windows Bounty Programme that will reward the bug finders up to $250,000 (roughly Rs. 1.6 crores) if they are able to discover exploits in Microsoft’s Hyper V virtualisation software. Bounty payouts will range from $500 to $250,000.

    Microsoft has been running the bounty programme since 2012 but the company is expanding it to cover more ground in Windows 10 – including all features of the Windows 10 Insider Preview.

    According to a blog post on the company’s website late on Wednesday, any critical or important class remote code execution, elevation of privilege or design flaws that compromises a customer’s privacy and security will receive a bounty.

    “Security is always changing and we prioritise different types of vulnerabilities at different points in time. Microsoft strongly believes in the value of the bug bounties, and we trust that it serves to enhance our security capabilities,” the blog post read.

    The other focus areas include ‘Mitigation Bypass’ (things that break Microsoft’s security sandboxing), ‘Windows Defender Application Guard’, ‘Microsoft Edge’ and ‘Windows Insider Preview’.

    “If a researcher reports a qualifying vulnerability already found internally by Microsoft, a payment will be made to the first finder at a maximum of 10 per cent of the highest amount they could’ve received,” the company announced.

    Other tech giants like Google, Facebook and Apple have also employed the same tactics to detect bugs and exploits.

    For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

    Tags: Microsoft, Microsoft Bug Bounty Programme, Windows Bug Bounty, PC, Laptops, Bug Bounty, Tablets

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  • jkabtech 8:17 pm on August 23, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Bupa employee steals data for 108,000 global customers 

    Personal details exposed.

    An employee “copied and removed” the personal information of more than 100,000 international health insurance plan customers from the systems of health insurer Bupa.

    The data included names, dates of birth, nationalities, some contact and administrative information. No medical or financial data is at risk.

    The now ex-staffer is believed to have made the information they have available to “other parties” too, according to a letter sent to the 108,000 international health insurance policy holders from Sheldon Kenton, managing director of Bupa Global, the firm’s international health insurance division.

    “We know that this will be concerning and I would like to personally apologise,” Kenton said in the letter.

    She said the company had introduced additional security measures and increased customer identity checks as a result of the breach.

    “A thorough investigation is underway and we have informed the FCA and Bupa’s other UK regulators. The employee responsible has been dismissed and we are taking appropriate legal action.”

    She said the firm has been in touch with UK data watchdog the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and the police.

    The firm has not provided detail on which “other parties” may have access to the data, nor when the incident took place.

    Security expert Graham Cluley said the data would allow criminals to phone customers posing as Bupa Global staff, sharing enough information about customers to persuade their victims to part with more valuable data.

    “It’s easy to imagine how someone vulnerable could get a phone call out of the blue, believe it’s Bupa, and give the criminals valuable information,” he said.

    This article originally appeared at itpro.co.uk

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  • jkabtech 9:01 pm on June 11, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    10-year-old boy hacks Instagram and wins $10,000 reward 

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    10-year-old earns $10K reward for finding Instagram flaw

    A 10-year-old hacker from Finland found a security flaw in Facebook’s photo-sharing app.

    A 10-year-old hacker from Finland won $10,000 from Facebook after alerting the tech giant to a security flaw in its photo-sharing service, Instagram.

    The boy, who lives in Helsinki and was identified only as Jani, found he could delete other people’s comments from Instagram using malicious code, according to Finnish newspaper, Iltalehti.

    He alerted the service to this flaw and was paid $10,000 as a reward. Instagram said the vulnerability had been fixed.

    “I would have been able to eliminate anyone, even Justin Bieber comments from there,” Jani said, according to a Google translation of the Iltalehti article.

    Facebook operates a “bug bounty” program that rewards those who report vulnerabilities in its services, including Instagram.

    Facebook has rewarded more than $4.3 million to more than 800 people under the program since it launched in 2011.

    Jani plans to spend his money on a new bicycle and a football. According to Facebook’s own rules, he is too young to have an Instagram account, for which the recommended minimum age is 13.

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