Google Details Spectre and Meltdown Fixes for Its Cloud Services

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It wasn’t easy, but Google rolled out patches to its services, and you didn’t even notice.

The post Google Details Spectre and Meltdown Fixes for Its Cloud Services appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/261991-google-details-spectre-meltdown-fixes-cloud-services?source=Computing

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Apple admits to major security flaws

Technology giant Apple has confirmed all iPhones, iPads, Mac computers, and even its Apple TV set-top box had been vulnerable to snooping by hackers as part of two widespread computer chip flaws revealed this week.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/05/apple-admits-to-major-security-flaws.html

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Google Neural Network Can Predict Your Health Status From Your Retina

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This data may even be enough to determine when someone is at high risk of a heart attack.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/261491-google-neural-network-can-predict-health-status-retina?source=Computing

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Study: Music Improves Customer Experience, Even in Serious Settings


Music can enhance the customer experience even in nontraditional retail environments, suggests a study released Thursday by Mood Media and the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers. The study was conducted in France. Customers had a more favorable experience in five business locations — including gas station, optical, banking, sports apparel and pharmacy locations, the study found. “It’s undeniable that music has an amazing ability to connect on an intimate and personal level,” said Mood Media SVP Danny Turner.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84878.html?rss=1

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AMD: Ryzen Development Was a ‘Worst-Case Scenario’

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AMD is looking ahead to Ryzen 2, even as the Ryzen rollout continues.

The post AMD: Ryzen Development Was a ‘Worst-Case Scenario’ appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/255155-amd-declares-ryzen-development-worst-case-scenario-looks-ahead-ryzen-2?source=Computing

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Amazon Alexa and Microsoft Cortana team up to take on Google

The voice assistant business is about to get even more interesting, as Amazon and Microsoft announced a partnership that will see Alexa and Cortana playing nice with each other.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/30/amazon-alexa-and-microsoft-cortana-team-up-to-take-on-google.html

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Pilotless planes? No thanks, say more than half of travelers

Even if they were told the technology was perfectly safe, more than half of travelers still don’t like the idea of pilotless planes. Research shows that the industry has a big job to convince people it’ll be just fine.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/08/pilotless-planes-no-thanks-say-more-than-half-travelers.html

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Amazon working on 'Anytime' messaging app, reports say

Amazon Anytime may work across iPhone and Android devices, desktops, and even smartwatches like the Apple Watch, and support many popular messaging features.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/18/amazon-working-on-anytime-messaging-app-reports-say.html

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Netflix's new Interactive Storytelling feature puts you in the director's chair

There’s no shortage of movies and shows for you to binge on Netflix, but sometimes, even in the midst of all these choices, boredom pervades. No longer, thanks to Netflix’s Interactive Storytelling.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/21/netflixs-new-interactive-storytelling-feature-puts-in-directors-chair.html

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Hovering Over Links Can Install New Malware

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Even when you think you’re being careful, clever online villains might still be able to hack you. Security firm Trend Micro says a new method of delivering malware has popped up that doesn’t require you to even click on anything.

The post Hovering Over Links Can Install New Malware appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/250793-hovering-links-can-install-new-malware?source=Computing

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Instagram no longer requires square photos in private messages

Private chats on Instagram are getting even more streamlined — photos can now be sent without editing, no crop required. The change also comes with in-chat link previews as Instagram continues to refine Direct.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/26/instagram-no-longer-requires-square-photos-in-private-messages.html

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Aquantia Wants to Put 5-10 Gigabit Ethernet in Your PC

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Aquantia wants to put 5GigE or even 10GigE network cards in your next desktop PC — but you’ll have a hard time using them at their rated speeds any time soon.

The post Aquantia Wants to Put 5-10 Gigabit Ethernet in Your PC appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/249390-aquantia-wants-put-5-10-gigabit-ethernet-pc?source=Computing

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Meet Braen: A new material that's stronger than steel, more versatile than duct tape

Even if it’s hard to say Braen is the lightest, strongest, and most adaptable material that’s ever been invented, it still seems pretty damn malleable and durable, capable of withstanding over 2,000 pounds of pull strength.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/09/meet-braen-new-material-thats-stronger-than-steel-more-versatile-than-duct-tape.html

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