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Cloudflare Leak: Which sites has Cloudbleed affected?

Cloudflare Leak: Which sites has Cloudbleed affected?

It hasn't been a very good week for Cloudflare's security team. Late last week, Travis Ormandy from Google's Project Zero discovered a rather large memory issue that was potentially leaking sensitive information from websites that use Cloudflare. That isn't the best news to hear when you consider that Cloudflare works with over two million different websites, including some heavy hitters like Fitbit, OkCupid, and Uber.

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Nintendo Switch Joy-Con struggle with connection issues ahead of launch

Nintendo Switch Joy-Con struggle with connection issues ahead of launch

We're exactly a week out from the launch of Nintendo Switch, which means that many people already have pre-release review units. Though the early reaction has been good in most regards, one rather major issue has reared its ugly head. According to a number of reviewers, the Joy-Con controllers are having some connectivity issues, which may not be a good sign for folks planning to pick up Nintendo's latest console next Friday.

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2017 LG Gram notebooks get a boost to battery life

2017 LG Gram notebooks get a boost to battery life

LG has a new series of Gram notebooks for 2017, and it's launching these six different models with two key areas of focus: weight and battery life. As the name would suggest, LG Gram notebooks are designed to be lightweight, with every entry in the family coming in at just over two pounds. You might think that a slim and lightweight form factor wouldn't necessarily go well with long battery life, but LG seems to have found a compromise it's happy with in the new LG Grams.

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Samsung Secure Folder arrives for Galaxy S7, S7 Edge

Samsung Secure Folder arrives for Galaxy S7, S7 Edge

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users have some additional security coming their way today, as Samsung has launched a new Secure Folder for those two devices. As the name suggests, Secure Folder is a place where you can put your apps and data to give them an extra layer of security. Secure Folder is backed by Samsung Knox technology, creating an encrypted space on your smartphone.

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SpaceX Dragon capsule successfully docks with International Space Station

SpaceX Dragon capsule successfully docks with International Space Station

It's been a somewhat turbulent week for the SpaceX Dragon capsule, but today SpaceX and NASA announced that it has successfully docked with the International Space Station. The rocket carrying the capsule was originally scheduled to launch on Saturday, but was delayed at the last second. SpaceX and NASA tried again the next day, and managed to pull off not only a perfect launch, but a perfect landing of the booster that sent the Dragon capsule into space.

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Facebook launches mid-roll ads in Live and on demand videos

Facebook launches mid-roll ads in Live and on demand videos

As the rumors foretold, Facebook is getting ready to launch mid-roll video ads. Though we heard last month that it was considering letting publishers play ads during on demand videos, this roll out includes Live videos as well. In other words, there's no escape from the Facebook ad invasion.

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Apollo 11 command module begins nationwide tour next year

Apollo 11 command module begins nationwide tour next year

2019 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 space mission, in which Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the Moon. In celebration of this anniversary, the Apollo 11 command module, which is named Columbia and flew those two astronauts and Michael Collins to their lunar destination and back, will kick off a nationwide tour that will give people around the US a chance to see it in person.

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Nintendo Switch: No Virtual Console at launch, eShop games detailed

Nintendo Switch: No Virtual Console at launch, eShop games detailed

Nintendo is sharing new details about the Switch today, namely covering what players can expect from the console's digital offerings on launch day. Three eShop launch titles have been briefly detailed today, but Nintendo is saving most of the discussion for a "Nindies Showcase" that will be live streamed on February 28. During this presentation, Nintendo will touch on some of the 60 games that have been confirmed for a Switch eShop launch.

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LG G6, Galaxy S8 release dates leak before press events

LG G6, Galaxy S8 release dates leak before press events

Samsung and LG are gearing up to officially reveal their flagship devices for 2017 in the next few weeks, and while we already know a lot about these handsets, there's one important detail about both that's still a mystery: release dates. New reports are painting a clearer picture in that regard, leaking out the South Korean release dates for both handsets.

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GBoard for iPhone gets new languages, voice-to-text in huge update

GBoard for iPhone gets new languages, voice-to-text in huge update

If you've become a fan of GBoard since it was first introduced back in May, then you'll probably like what's coming today. Google has announced a new update for GBoard that adds a lot of new functionality and support, including support for iOS 10 emoji at long last. On top of that, the number of supported languages is getting a pretty big expansion, giving you plenty more options when it comes to picking your language of choice.

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Blizzard announces massive changes for Hearthstone’s Arena mode

Blizzard announces massive changes for Hearthstone’s Arena mode

If you're a big Hearthstone player, you're almost certainly acquainted with the game's Arena mode. While Hearthstone in general has undergone many changes since it first launched, the Arena mode has been largely left untouched, save for a few minor changes here and there. That's all about to change, as Blizzard today announced a big revamp that it'll be making to Arena with Hearthstone's 7.1 update.

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GameStop will sell you a Nintendo Switch on launch day (if you’re lucky)

GameStop will sell you a Nintendo Switch on launch day (if you’re lucky)

The Nintendo Switch launches in just over a week, but there are going to be quite a few people on launch day who will have to go without. Pre-orders for the Switch were snatched up quickly, with many retailers selling out of their allotments during the first day they were available. Since then, it's been nearly impossible to find a Switch, but some GameStop customers may get lucky come launch day.

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