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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15th-century manuscript with 'alien' characters finally decoded

Scientists have harnessed the power of artificial intelligence to unlock the secrets of an ancient manuscript that has baffled experts.

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People Are Using a Neural Network App to Create Fake Celebrity Porn

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Machine learning has become so advanced that a handful of developers have created a tool called FakeApp that can create convincing “face swap” videos. And of course, they’re using it to make porn.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/262828-people-using-neural-network-app-create-fake-celebrity-porn?source=Computing

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SHOT 2018: The greatest gun show on Earth

About 12 football fields worth of the latest guns, gear and more have arrived in Las Vegas where big reveals will be made for hunting, shooting, law enforcement, military, fishing and more outdoors.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/23/shot-2018-greatest-gun-show-on-earth.html

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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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TSMC: Supercomputing, AI Will Drive Semiconductor Business, Not Phones

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Phones have driven the semiconductor industry for the past few cycles, but TSMC thinks that’s changing, courtesy of the HPC market.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/262516-tsmc-believes-supercomputing-ai-will-drive-semiconductor-business-not-phones?source=Computing

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Few Gmail Users Enable Two-Factor Authentication

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Data from a Google engineer shows that just 10 percent of users have enabled two-factor authentication, with only slightly more deploying a password manager. Security advocates hate him.

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Over 1,000 people charged with sharing video of naked teens on Facebook

Danish police have charged more than 1,000 young people for distributing sexually explicit images and videos after being tipped off by Facebook.

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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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Intel befriends AMD, monitors get massive, and more – The big PC trends from CES

The trends we saw from the show floor at CES 2018 have us both curious and excited about the future of computing. Some will undoubtedly end up in dead ends — and others will probably become the new status quo in just a few years.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/15/intel-befriends-amd-monitors-get-massive-and-more-big-pc-trends-from-ces.html

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Researchers Found Another Major Security Flaw in Intel CPUs

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Security researchers have found another flaw in Intel CPUs — this time related to Intel Active Management Technology. Once again, this flaw can be leveraged to take complete control of a system, regardless of any security measures the user might employ.

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CES 2018: This bizarre sexbot can actually swap faces

Though still nascent in terms of sheer numbers, sex robots have increased in popularity in recent years, with Abyss Creations’ ‘Harmony’ RealDoll arguably the most famous one. Creator Matt McMullen has taken Harmony one step further, giving the robot another face, dubbed Solana.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/12/ces-2018-this-bizarre-sexbot-can-actually-swap-faces.html

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US Senate in Russian hackers' crosshairs, cybersecurity firm says

PARIS (AP) — The same Russian government-aligned hackers who penetrated the Democratic Party have spent the past few months laying the groundwork for an espionage campaign against the U.S. Senate, a cybersecurity firm said Friday.

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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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5 overlooked CES announcements that actually matter

You’re probably not going to have a 146-inch TV on your wall in 2018, but these low-key CES 2018 announcements, from Bluetooth chips to new processors, will almost certainly reshape the tech landscape — and soon.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/10/5-overlooked-ces-announcements-that-actually-matter.html

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