Tech Wrap-Up 8-28-2018

Tech Wrap-Up 8-28-2018

Tech Wrap-Up 8-28-2018. Wrapping up the day with a summary of today’s most engaging stories from the Tech Help Knowledgebase social media feeds. We order the story summaries below by user engagement (posts with the most likes, shares, clicks, and detail expands) and by the number of impressions they received. Stories are in descending order with the most engaging story at the top. Our human-curated social media feeds include links to technology news, how-to and help articles, and video tutorials for common issues.

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Today’s Tech Wrap-Up

1. Windows 0-day pops up out of nowhere Twitter (The Register)

Replete with a proof of concept on Github, CERT/CC verified a privilege escalation bug in Windows. Verification of the 0-day vulnerability in the Advanced Local Procedure Call (ALPC) interface occurred on a fully-patched 64-bit Windows 10 machine. Read the CERT/CC advisory here.

2. Tails 3.9 Anonymous OS Is Coming September 5 with TrueCrypt & VeraCrypt Support (Softpedia)

Expect an update to the Linux-based Tails OS in early September. Tails 3.9, currently available in release candidate form, includes support for unlocking VeraCrypt and TrueCrypt encrypted drives, along with upgrades to Tor browser and Thunderbird.

3. AirPods wireless charging case arriving next month alongside AirPower, 6.1-inch iPhone landing late (9to5Mac)

If you want to charge all of your Apple crap on one wireless mat, you may soon get your chance. According to Barclays, the AirPower charging pad is coming next month. Also anticipated for simultaneous arrival is a wireless charging case for AirPods. One pad to rule them all (iPad not included)!

4. 99% of government websites fail performance tests (Tech Republic)

Not to be left behind by the government failure train, a lack of performance plagues the bulk of government websites. According to the ITIF report, just 44% of them use HTTPS, and only one state site passed every test. The report includes recommendations for governments on how to improve end-user experience.

5. Windows 10 tip: Turn your paid Wi-Fi connection into a shared hotspot (ZDNet)

Share your Windows 10 machine’s network connection with up to 8 other devices. Share your connection over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

6. Google Pixel 3 will reportedly be announced on October 9th in New York City (The Verge)

If anything remains to learn about the Google Pixel 3 smartphone by October, we will learn about it on October 9. A New York City media event on that date may announce the debut of the rumored Pixel 3.

7. AMD Slashes Threadripper Prices, 12-Core Now a Killer Deal (Extreme Tech)

AMD cut its price on both the 1950X and 1920X second-generation Threadripper CPUs. Check out the article’s pricing and comparison charts with Intel’s equivalent processors.

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