Microsoft pulls KB article 3201845 for Windows 10 14393.479

From InfoWorld: This past week has seen a bizarre turn of events for those who are using the most recent version of Windows 10, the Anniversary Update, version 1607.

On Friday, Dec. 9, Microsoft released a cumulative update for version 1607. As I described last Friday, cumulative update KB 3201845 brings Windows 10 version 1607 up to build 14393.479.

Opera browser gets built-in currency converter for holiday shopping

From CNET: If you always hated having to open a new browser tab just to do your currency conversions, Opera is going to make you a lot happier this holiday season.

The latest update to the company's desktop browser will feature a built-in converter that's easily accessible by simply highlighting an item's price and the browser will display the converted rate above.

Do note, however, that the rates are from the European Central Bank and you may get a different rate from your bank's credit card.

Synaptics has a new fingerprint sensor that will mean smoother phone screens

From PC World: A Silicon Valley biometrics company says it has developed a fingerprint sensor that can sit under glass so smartphone screens don't need a cutout or extra button to accommodate the sensor.

The Synaptics FS9100 sensor can sit under a millimeter of glass and still provide accurate fingerprint readings, so it should be easier to integrate one under a display.

Google's Android Pay mobile wallet arrives in Japan

From CNET: Android Pay, Google's mobile payments service for phones running the OS, is up and running in Japan, two months after Apple's rival service went live on the island nation.

Windows 10 Anniversary Update bug drops Wi-Fi connections

From InfoWorld: If your Windows 10 Anniversary Update PCs (version 1607) are suddenly dropping their Wi-Fi connections and the Network Diagnostics troubleshooter is spouting "Wi-Fi doesn't have a valid IP configuration" nonsense, you're not alone.

Nintendo confirms you can't play Super Mario Run offline

From CNET: There's a small catch with Nintendo's much-anticipated Super Mario Run mobile game: you can't play it offline.

That's what series creator and Super Mario Run producer Shigeru Miyamoto told Mashable in an interview.

"We wanted to be able to leverage that network connection with all three of the [Super Mario Run] modes to keep all of the modes functioning together and offering the game in a way that keeps the software secure," Miyamoto said through a translator. "This is something that we want to continue to work on as we continue to develop the game."

AMD chases the AI trend with its Radeon Instinct GPUs for machine learning

From PC World: With the Radeon Instinct line, AMD joins Nvidia and Intel in the race to put its chips into AI applications—specifically, machine learning for everything from self-driving cars to art. The company plans to launch three products under the new brand in 2017, which include chips from all three of its GPU families.

The passively cooled Radeon Instinct MI6 will be based on the company’s Polaris architecture. It will offer 5.7 teraflops of performance and 224GBps of memory bandwidth, and will consume up to 150 watts of power.

AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint willing to kill off Galaxy Note 7

From CNET: AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint are working with Samsung to kill off your Galaxy Note 7. But they're going to let you enjoy Christmas first.

The wireless carriers on Friday said they will issue software updates from Samsung that will prevent Note 7 devices from charging and will "eliminate their ability to work as mobile devices." Samsung earlier in the day announced plans for the update to make sure the remaining seven percent of Note 7 owners turn in their phones.

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Yeah man, that's lit
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LG G Pad III 8.0 | Reports

More recently, I have been watching a Korean drama recommended by Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Kwan, called Descendants of the Sun. When he first told me to watch it, I laughed him off, especially as I do not normally watch these shows. In addition, I did not have a legitimate source to watch from, unlike what Jonathan mentioned in his Seagate IronWolf ST10000VN0004 10TB review. Since then, it was uploaded onto Netflix, granting me full access to the series. It has been a slow process watching it, especially as I do not have the most time in the world, and I am still not finished yet. I might not be a very good critic of shows, especially foreign dramas, but so far I have quite enjoyed it. According to another friend, who is well-versed on the Korean entertainment, she said I liked it because no matter the circumstances, I could trust a positive solution would be found in the end. In my opinion, this statement is quite true, as I never really liked shows with a dark or sad end. The fact the main actress, Song Hye-Kyo, is very pretty in my opinion also helps quite a bit, but I digress. To me, the shows I watch and like should always make me smile in the end. There may be a few confusing, disappointing, or saddening parts in the story, but it would always have a satisfying finish. Why anyone would do otherwise is confusing to me, but I guess it comes down to preference too. Thus, when LG sent us their G Pad III 8.0, a mid-range tablet with decent specifications, I had to wonder what it was really like. Will it be a happy end with this Android tablet, or will there be drama to speak of? Read on to find out!


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