First HTC U12+ information leaks out

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The very first information about HTC's 2018 smartphone, code named the HTC Imagine, have leaked onto the internet courtesy of Evan Blass from Venture Beat and as expected, combined with previous information received, it is shaping up to be a real animal.

At this point, we have only got a low quality render but it does show the front and back sides and along with that dual cameras on both the back and the front.

Information previously leaked suggests that the device will come with the Snapdragon 845 (par for the course this year), along with a 6 inch screen. 6GB of RAM, Oreo on board as expected and a larger battery than previous years. Other information suggests that this will be HTC's only flagship of the year, but that has been said before and still refreshed versions have been released.

HTC have obviously been struggling of late, but their Pixel 2 design was highly successful which led to the team behind that moving over to Google directly, so it remains to be seen what the long term impacts of that will be and if this is the start of something new, or another final nail in the coffin.

Logitech Gaming Software 8.98.218

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The Logitech Gaming Software lets you customise Logitech G gaming mice, keyboards, headsets, speakers, and select wheels and really is a must if you own any Logitech gaming hardware!

Why update?

- Added support for:
  • G560 LIGHTSYNC PC Gaming Speaker
  • G513 Silver RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
  • G513 Carbon RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
  • G512 Carbon RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
- Improved the UI for C920 & C922 cameras to be more consistent with other supported cameras

- New game profiles:
  • Assassin’s Creed Origins
  • Call of Duty: WWII
  • Destiny 2
  • Fortnite
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance
  • Metal Gear Survive
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War
  • Project Cars 2
  • South Park The Fractured But Whole
  • Star Wars: Battlefront II
  • The Evil Within 2
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
- Minor bug fixes..
This is the first release for a few months, so the lack of new features is largely underwhelming, but it was released after the first few users received the new G560 LightSync speakers so they will have been waiting for these drivers with great anticipation.

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NVIDIA ending 32-bit driver support

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Nvidia will no longer support 32 bit Windows, Linux or FreeBSD after the 390 driver release.

For Windows this applies to 7, 8/8.1 and even Windows 10.
Drivers after the 390 release will not operate or install on 32-bit operating systems.

Driver enhancements, driver optimizations, and operating system features in driver versions after Release 390 will not be incorporated back into Release 390 or earlier versions.

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Windows 7 now has a Service Pack 2 (but don’t call it that)

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Single package combines five years of updates into a single patch.

Anyone who's installed Windows 7 any time in the last, oh, five years or so probably didn't enjoy the experience very much. Service Pack 1 for the operating system was released in 2011, meaning that a fresh install has five years of individual patches to download and install. Typically, this means multiple trips to Windows Update and multiple reboots in order to get the system fully up-to-date, and it is a process that is at best tedious, typically leading one to wonder why, at the very least, it cannot pull down all the updates at once and apply them with just a single reboot.

The answer to that particular question will, unfortunately, remain a mystery, but Microsoft did today announce a change that will greatly reduce the pain of this process. The company has published a "convenience rollup" for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (and Windows Server 2008 R2), which in a single package contains all the updates, both security and non-security, released since the Service Pack, up through April 2016. Installing the rollup will perform five years of patching in one shot.

In other words, it performs a very similar role to what Windows 7 Service Pack 2 would have done, if only Windows 7 Service Pack 2 were to exist. It's not quite the same as a Service Pack—it still requires Service Pack 1 to be installed, and the system will still report that it is running Service Pack 1—but for most intents and purposes, that won't matter. Microsoft will also support injecting this rollup into Windows 7 Service Pack 1 system images and install media.

Read the rest at the source
http://arstechnica.com/information-...w-has-a-service-pack-2-but-dont-call-it-that/

Most “hoverboards” set to be banned from US, courtesy of Segway

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A patent complaint that Segway filed with the US International Trade Commission in 2014 has resulted in a wide-ranging order banning "personal transporters" that infringe some of its patents.

On Wednesday, the ITC issued a general exclusion order banning several types of the self-balancing devices often called "hoverboards." The case could affect the whole market, since a general exclusion order is the commission's most powerful remedy and can affect even parties not involved in the investigation.

There's also a limited exclusion order issued directly against the products of several Chinese companies sued by Segway. Only one of those companies responded and fought the case at all, while the others were in default.

The general ban applies to any device infringing US Patent No. 8,830,048, which could be a whole lot of products. The first claim of that patent describes a transporter with a drive, wheels, a "sensor for sensing the pitch of the user support," "yaw input," and a "control loop" for determining torque. Claim 2, also included in the exclusion order, describes the same thing, where the "user support" includes a handlebar.

Read the rest at the source
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/...o-win-an-import-ban-on-competing-hoverboards/

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