Telegram desktop app leaked internet addresses when starting calls

The company has fixed the issue in both the 1.3.17 beta and 1.4 versions of Telegram by giving you options to either disable peer-to-peer calling entirely or limit it to your contacts. Mishra received a €2,000 (about $2,300) bounty for the find. It’s not Telegram’s proudest moment, but the flaw does serve as a reminder … Read moreTelegram desktop app leaked internet addresses when starting calls

Top New Game Releases On Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC This Week — September 30 – October 6

Normally when we kick off a new month, New Releases runs down the biggest games for the whole duration. Thing is, October is so jam-packed with games that we just have to take things week by week. This week alone has big exclusives like Forza Horizon 4, Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise, and … Read moreTop New Game Releases On Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC This Week — September 30 – October 6

Conference app for the UK’s Conservative Party leaked attendee data

This weekend, members of the UK’s Conservative Party kicked off their annual conference in Birmingham, using the event to highlight their plans and priorities for the coming year. This year’s event had a rocky start: its official app allowed users to access personal contact information of other attendees, without a password. According to the BBC, … Read moreConference app for the UK’s Conservative Party leaked attendee data

Surface Pro and Surface Laptop may only receive simple spec bumps

They would represent considerably better values, at least. Outside of a Core M-based entry level Surface Pro, all of the new machines would use Intel’s quad-core 8th-generation Core processors. Microsoft might not be quite so stingy with memory, either. Although the Core M-based Pro would stick with 4GB of RAM, all other configurations would include … Read moreSurface Pro and Surface Laptop may only receive simple spec bumps

Unbiased algorithms can still be problematic

Creating unbiased, accurate algorithms isn’t impossible — it’s just time consuming. “It actually is mathematically possible,” facial recognition startup Kairos CEO Brian Brackeen told me on a panel at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. Algorithms are sets of rules that computers follow in order to solve problems and make decisions about a particular course of action. Whether … Read moreUnbiased algorithms can still be problematic

The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep Review – Lament

InXile Entertainment’s resurrection of this long-lost series from the age of Ronald Reagan and Max Headroom takes the role-playing genre back in time for better and worse. The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep‘s visuals are a charmingly nostalgic reminder of the origins of 3D role-playing games, but most of the game’s features are too outdated … Read moreThe Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep Review – Lament

How to safely charge and store lithium drone batteries

Charging Although inexpensive batteries and chargers like these are tempting to buy, it’s safer to invest in higher-quality versions to avoid a fire. Charging outside can also cut down risk. Photo: Signe Brewster Charging is the most likely time for a drone battery to catch fire, so concentrate the bulk of your safety efforts there. … Read moreHow to safely charge and store lithium drone batteries

Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition HD Review – Nintendo Switch

On platforms where the full experience exists, Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition is in a strange position. The version of Final Fantasy XV released two years ago is a sprawling behemoth of a game where it’s fully expected and encouraged for players to just meander around for the first three to five hours, getting to … Read moreFinal Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition HD Review – Nintendo Switch