Delete Facebook profile? How to do it amid Cambridge Analytica scandal

March 20, 2018 wpanews 0

The Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal has spawned a campaign the social network likely did not want to see: #deleteFacebook. The hashtag appearing on Twitter launched following Facebook’s announcement it suspended Cambridge Analytica for improperly securing profile information. The firm reportedly gained access to the personal information of tens of millions of Facebook users and used it to target voters during the 2016 election. The revelation raises concerns over Facebook’s role in guarding its platform against Russian […] READ MORE

Mobile phone not working? Blame today’s SOLAR STORM causing electrical chaos

March 15, 2018 wpanews 0

A POWERFUL solar storm was set to batter Earth today with cosmic rays which can knock-out communications satellites and trigger the Northern Lights in the most unexpected of places. Forecasts from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) say that there is a 55 percent chance that a solar storm will envelop Earth sometimes today. The cosmic rays are flowing from a huge gap in the sun’s ‘atmosphere’, called […] READ MORE

Range Rover Unveils a $295,000 Supercharged Coupe

March 8, 2018 wpanews 0

This is the fastest Range Rover ever, and only 999 will be made. It’s also the fastest Range Rover you can buy, meant to tap into the lucrative market for high-end, limited-edition sports cars. Until now, Land Rover hasn’t had one. The company is betting that specialized vehicles such as this one, which have higher margins than standard-issue SUVs, will help boost excitement for the 48-year-old Range Rover brand. The […] READ MORE

Wreck of Aircraft Carrier USS Lexington Located in Coral Sea After 76 Years | Paul Allen

March 6, 2018 wpanews 0

The USS Lexington was originally commissioned as a battlecruiser but was launched as an aircraft carrier in 1925. She took part in the Battle of the Coral Sea (May 4-8, 1942) along with the USS Yorktown against three Japanese carriers. This was the first carrier versus carrier battle in history and was the first time Japanese forces suffered a permanent setback in its advances on New Guinea and Australia. However, the U.S. lost the Lexington and 216 of its […] READ MORE

Windows 10’s Latest Preview Build Adds ‘Ultimate Performance’ Scheme — gadgets.ndtv,com

February 15, 2018 wpanews 0

The new Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17101 comes with an ‘Ultimate Performance’ power scheme to boost speed on workstations. Among other changes, the major change that the new Windows 10 Insider Preview builds is certainly the Ultimate Performance scheme that is initially exclusive to workstations. This new power scheme is selectable either by an OEM on new systems or can be enabled by end users. If you want to […] READ MORE

Exclusive: Industry Experts On The Impact Of Google Chrome’s Ad Blocker |

February 15, 2018 wpanews 6

Google is now rolling out its long-awaited and highly-reported on ‘ad blocker’ for Chrome. While the feature is not due to go live until February 15 Google has been releasing a number of statements on the topic to further help both end users and website owners to better understand what the feature is, and how it will work. The first of these posts came through on Tuesday and looked to explain […] READ MORE

Verizon will temporarily lock phones to its network starting this spring – The Verge

February 12, 2018 wpanews 0

Verizon has historically been one of the best carriers when it comes to selling unlocked phones — every major smartphone it offers comes unlocked out of the box — but that generous policy is changing, according to a report from CNET. Verizon is now set to revert to selling carrier-locked phones in what it claims is an attempt to combat theft. The new policy will roll out in steps. First, Verizon will […] READ MORE

Apple confirms iPhone source code leak – BBC News

February 9, 2018 wpanews 6

  Apple has confirmed that some of the source code for its iOS mobile operating system has been leaked online. The boot-up source code used on its older iOS 9 operating platform was posted on code-sharing website Github. Apple typically keeps most of its iOS source code private and ordered Github to remove the content. But it said the leak had not necessarily compromised security. In a statement, the company […] READ MORE

Harley-Davidson recalls 175,000 motorcycles over brake failure

February 8, 2018 wpanews 0

Over 30 different ABS-equipped Harley-Davidson models are covered in the recall. Apparently, a failure to flush brake fluid in accordance with the recommended two-year maintenance schedule may result in a valve within the ABS hydraulic control unit becoming impaired by deposits. Such deposits could lead to malfunctioning brakes, including failure. According to documents related to the recall filing, owners of affected motorcycles may note that “the front brake lever or rear […] READ MORE

Samsung and Roku Smart TVs Vulnerable to Hacking, Consumer Reports Finds

February 8, 2018 wpanews 0

Security and privacy testing by Consumer Reports of these smart-TV brands, along with LG, Sony, and Vizio, also reveals broad-based data collection. But you can limit your exposure. The problems affect Samsung televisions, along with models made by TCL and other brands that use the Roku TV smart-TV platform, as well as streaming devices such as the Roku Ultra. Source: Samsung and Roku Smart TVs Vulnerable to Hacking, Consumer Reports […] READ MORE

How to Take Back Your Facebook News Feed

February 7, 2018 wpanews 0

 AUTHOR: LOUISE MATSAKISLOUISE M It’s easy to feel beholden to the social network’s tweaks, but there are plenty of ways to customize your experience. My first change was to prioritize pages and profiles to “see first” in my feed. When you click News Feed on the left-hand side of the Facebook desktop site, an option to Edit Preferences* will display. The first option is Prioritize who to see first. I chose a handful of news […] READ MORE

Tesla will begin selling their Powerwalls and solar panels at 800 Home Depot locations in the US

February 3, 2018 wpanews 0

Tesla is looking to make clean, efficient energy more accessible than ever. Previously, you could only buy the company’s solar panels and massive Powerwall battery packs through their website but that’s about to change. According to a recent Bloomberg report, the tech company will soon be bringing solar panelsand Powerwalls to 800 Home Depot locations across the US. This would be the first time Tesla has collaborated with a major US retail chain to […] READ MORE

Microsoft reveals Office 2019 will only run on Windows 10 PCs

February 2, 2018 wpanews 0

  Windows 10 might have surpassed Windows 7 in terms of global market share, but Microsoft is giving holdouts another reason to upgrade. The company has revealed that only those PCs running the latest version of its OS will be able to run the upcoming Office 2019, which was announced back in September. In yesterday’s support article update, Microsoft said the beta apps for the next version of Office will arrive in the second quarter of […] READ MORE

Samsung posts record profits for Q4, overtakes Intel as world’s biggest chipmaker

February 1, 2018 wpanews 0

Despite the internal turmoil that saw its heir-apparent sentenced to five years in prison on corruption charges and the resignation of its vice-chairman, Samsung had a great 2017 and posted record profits for Q4. Despite the record profits in Q4, Samsung’s mobile division saw a decrease in smartphone shipments during this period “due to the lineup optimization of low-end models.” But sales of flagship models like the Galaxy Note 8 […] READ MORE

Deadline for free Equifax credit monitoring is Jan. 31 | WPXI

January 31, 2018 wpanews 0

Following the massive Equifax data breach last fall that impacted more than 145 million Americans and 5.5 million Pennsylvanians, time is running out to register for free credit monitoring. Pennsylvanians who believe they have been impacted by the Equifax data breach are asked to contact the Office of Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection at 800-441-2555 or Source: Deadline for free Equifax credit monitoring is Jan. 31 | WPXI