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 Friday, 31-August-2018  14:32:32 (GMT +10) - by Agg

There's a new Windows 10 vulnerability, but it requires local access to implement. A security researcher has publicly disclosed the details of a previously unknown zero-day vulnerability in the Microsoft's Windows operating system that could help a local user or malicious program obtain system privileges on the targeted machine. And guess what? The zero-day flaw has been confirmed working on a "fully-patched 64-bit Windows 10 system." I don't think there's a patch yet, but there's more info here.

TPG and Vodafone are merging in Australia. The merged group will be owned 49.9 per cent by TPG shareholders and 50.1 per cent by VHA shareholders: Vodafone and Hutchison Telecommunications Australia. The new ASX-listed group will be named ‘TPG Telecom Limited’ and have approximately 20 per cent of the Australian mobile market share and 22 per cent of the fixed line broadband market share. Together, the new company would have some 6.4 million mobile subscribers and 1.9 million fixed line broadband customers. Assuming ACCC approve, of course.

HotHardware have an interview with Tom Petersen from NVIDIA. Yesterday afternoon, we had the pleasure of chatting with Tom Petersen (TAP), NVIDIA's Director of Technical Marketing and Distinguished Engineer. Given that NVIDIA's next-generation graphics cards are on everyone's mind these days, it should come as no surprise that we went straight into exploring the Turing architecture that underpins the GeForce RTX 2070, RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti. We peppered Tom with questions on what to expect from Turing's various new technologies like Ray Tracing, Tensor cores, DLSS, and the expected performance lift over NVIDIA's previous gen GeForce GTX 10 products.

Phoronix look into the performance cost of the recent Meltdown/Spectre patches on Linux. For getting an overall look at the performance impact of these mitigation techniques I tested three Intel Xeon systems and two AMD EPYC systems as well as a virtual machine on each side for seeing how the default Linux 4.19 kernel performance -- with relevant mitigations applied -- to that of an unmitigated kernel.

OCInside report from a gaming fair in Cologne, Germany. Of course we visited gamescom again and published this gamescom 2018 report on OCinside.de with more than 200 gamescom pictures and videos on several pages of current gaming hardware, current games, gaming seats, cosplayers, VR glasses and even without DCMM some casemods. You should not miss this!

For maximum nerditude, how about a driveable Lego Bugatti Chiron? Wilder yet, this thing moves. It’s not going to keep up with an actual Chiron with its 250+ mph top speeds, obviously – but the company says it got the model up to around 13 miles per hour for the video above, and says that it theoretically tops out at around 19 miles per hour. Not bad for a car made out of toy parts and powered by a bunch of plastic motors. Speaking of which, this thing has over two thousand Lego Power Function motors in a massive array, giving it a total theoretical horsepower of 5.3. 24 motor “packs”, each made up of 96 individual Lego motors, hook into a steel chain that drives the wheels.



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