Globle Tech 

Amazon says over 5 billion items shipped in 2017 via Prime

Online retailer Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday it shipped over 5 billion items worldwide via its subscription-based Prime service in 2017 while adding more new members than ever before. The e-commerce giant, which revealed its Prime shipment numbers for the first time, did not give comparable full-year shipment number for 2016. Amazon claimed that its Fire TV Stick and voice-controlled smart device Echo Dot were the best-selling products among U.S. Prime members from any manufacturer in any category across all of its product offerings. Amazon Prime, which offers its users…

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Globle Tech 

Apple’s battery replacement offer to reduce 2018 iPhone sales: Barclays

Apple Inc’s offer to replace flagging batteries at a slashed rate could be a hurdle for iPhone unit sales in 2018 if more users take the deal over upgrading to a new device, Barclays analysts wrote in a note. Apple’s customers have not been very pleased with the company said last month it intentionally slowed down older iPhones with weakening batteries to prevent the handset from shutting off abruptly. Following consumer outrage, Apple apologized and slashed the price of out-of-warranty replacement batteries to $29 from $79 for iPhone 6 or later…

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Globle Tech 

Microsoft issues emergency Windows update for Intel, AMD, ARM processor bug

Microsoft has issued a security update for Windows 10 to protect PCs against the processor bug which impacts chipsets from Intel, AMD, and ARM. The Register first reported on the vulnerability of Intel x86-64 processors, which have been manufactured for the last decade. Later Google’s Project Zero team put out another detailed blog post explaining the particular vulnerability impacts nearly all modern processors, including those from AMD, ARM, and Intel. Computers running on Linux and Windows operating systems are all at risk. Google says phones running on latest Android (which is not all devices) are protected against the…

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Indian Tech 

Aadhaar data allegedly ‘breached’ for Rs 500: All your questions answered

Once again Aadhaar, India’s biometric identification system, is in the eye of a storm after a report in Tribune India claimed how the entire data of 1 billion Indians could be accessed, or purchased, for just Rs 500 to a third-party claiming to offer the service. Following the report, which has raised concerns, the Unique Identification Authority of India has issued a denial that no such data breach took place and insisted that all “Aadhaar data including biometric information is fully safe and secure.” So what has happened with Aadhaar and is your data…

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Globle Tech 

Meltdown, Spectre bug impacts Intel, AMD, ARM chips: Everything you need to know

The computer world is facing a ‘Meltdown’ after security vulnerabilities have been exposed on processors made by Intel, AMD, ARM and others. According to reports, Intel chips with the x86-64 hardware have a serious design flaw, which makes billions of PCs vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Additionally, the fix will result in considerably slower PC performance for many users. The issue was first reported by technology blog The Register. Intel has officially addressed the issue. Also, Google’s Project Zero team highlighted the problem, though according to them, the vulnerability extends beyond Intel, and includes ARM…

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