Intel Disclosed Spectre, Meltdown to Chinese Companies Before US Government

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Intel’s Spectre and Meltdown notification process and the rollout of fixes have been pretty rocky. The company is now under fire for notifying its Chinese customers of the flaws before the US government.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/263000-intel-disclosed-spectre-meltdown-chinese-companies-us-government?source=Computing

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Apple HomePod, Apple's next big product, is coming next month

Rumors have been swirling as of late that Apple is getting ready to release its new Amazon Echo and Google Home rival very soon, and now we have an official launch date for the HomePod.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/23/apple-homepod-apples-next-big-product-is-coming-next-month.html

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Feds to Ramp Up Online Purchasing Presence


Online retail has been booming, with consumers flocking to the Internet to shop for almost anything. Online retail revenues in the U.S. would reach a projected $445 billion in 2017 and jump to $600 billion by 2020, according to a report FTI Consulting released last fall. The U.S. government has begun developing a program that would allow agencies to utilize e-commerce portals for purchases of COTS products. The program could impact e-commerce in two significant ways. First, it could provide a major boost to Internet marketing in general.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/85079.html?rss=1

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US military teams up with Silicon Valley to revolutionize the battlefield

The U.S. military, which has been criticized for relying on outdated technology and aging equipment, is partnering with Silicon Valley to step up its game on the battlefield.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/19/us-military-teams-up-with-silicon-valley-to-revolutionize-battlefield.html

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Bitcoins and brothels: Cryptocurrency may be coming to the Bunny Ranch

The rise of bitcoin may have been one of the biggest stories of 2017, but its acceptance as a means of payment is still limited. Now, the Bunny Ranch, the famous Las Vegas brothel, is looking to cash in on the trend.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/16/bitcoins-and-brothels-cryptocurrency-may-be-coming-to-bunny-ranch.html

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Top 5 Data-Driven Mobile Services for a Competitive Edge


The mobile data market has been approaching saturation in major industrialized nations. Mobile data consumption has increased steadily over the past several years, but consumers have found new ways to avoid paying extra for services they don’t need or use — and intense competition among mobile carriers has allowed consumers to switch from fixed-data to unlimited plans and pay less in the process. Operators increasingly have been turning to targeted data-driven services in order to drive higher data usage and find new monetization strategies.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/85057.html?rss=1

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Peloton Tread is an internet-connected treadmill with a massive touchscreen

Fitness enthusiasts, listen up! The Peloton Bike has been a big hit for several years, and now the company behind it makes a treadmill, too. We spoke with CEO John Foley at CES about the Tread.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/11/peloton-tread-is-internet-connected-treadmill-with-massive-touchscreen.html

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Frail old man's tats go viral on Facebook, exposing a fugitive yakuza boss

A Japanese yakuza boss who’s been a fugitive since allegedly committing a 2003 murder was done in by his extensive tattoos.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/11/frail-old-mans-tats-go-viral-on-facebook-exposing-fugitive-yakuza-boss.html

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What is Speculative Execution?

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Speculative execution has been in the news of late, typically when discussing the Meltdown and Spectre bugs. We explain the topic.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/261792-what-is-speculative-execution?source=Computing

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CES 2018: 5 coolest things we've seen so far

It’s still early at CES, but there have been some exciting products unveiled, including earbuds made from illegal firearms, an electric vehicle and a robot that fetches beer for you.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/10/ces-2018-5-coolest-things-weve-seen-so-far.html

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Streaming knockout: Boxing fan pays massive bill after friend streamed fight on Facebook Live

A British boxing fan has been hit with a £5,000 bill after a friend of his streamed the April 2017 Anthony Joshua/Wladimir Klitschko fight on Facebook Live.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/09/streaming-knockout-boxing-fan-pays-massive-bill-after-friend-streamed-fight-on-facebook-live.html

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Apple under fire in France for 'planned obsolescence,' could face big fines

For Apple, which has been plagued by lackluster demand for its $999 iPhone X, is now under fire in France for its alleged “planned obsolescence” with older iPhone models.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/09/apple-under-fire-in-france-for-planned-obsolescence-could-face-big-fines.html

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Verizon's Reawakening


Verizon is finally snapping out of the doldrums it has been stuck in for the last several years. It seems to be on a comeback trail, thanks to its new advertising campaign. Having followed the company for decades, I’ve noticed how all of a sudden, it is blowing its own horn again. This is what it should have been doing all along. Verizon and Verizon Wireless in recent years have made many high-profile missteps, goofs and errors, but it looks as though the company is finally taking a different route. It’s about time!

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/85044.html?rss=1

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Google pays higher salaries to men than more-experienced women: suit

A former Google employee claims the tech giant has been paying women who work in the company’s child day care center far less than their male counterparts — even though they have more experience.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/05/google-pays-higher-salaries-to-men-than-more-experienced-women-suit.html

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Spectre, Meltdown: Critical CPU Security Flaws Explained

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The security flaws everyone’s been rushing to patch have names now: Meltdown and Spectre. There’s good reason everyone’s been rushing to patch things.

The post Spectre, Meltdown: Critical CPU Security Flaws Explained appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/261439-spectre-meltdown-new-critical-security-flaws-explored-explained?source=Computing

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