Do Spectre, Meltdown Mean the Death of Moore’s Law?

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Meltdown and Spectre are serious problems. Are they serious enough to kill all hope of future CPU performance improvements?

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/262787-spectre-meltdown-mean-death-moores-law?source=Computing

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Net neutrality's impact on free porn could be significant, experts say

The FCC’s decision on Thursday to kill net neutrality rules that provide for equal access online to all types of content will likely reshape the multibillion dollar porn industry in the coming years.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/19/net-neutralitys-impact-on-free-porn-could-be-significant-experts-say.html

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China Will Reportedly Ban Personal VPNs by February 2018

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A new report claims China will kill the loopholes surrounding VPN usage within mainland China for good by February, banning the sale of all such capability to individual users.

The post China Will Reportedly Ban Personal VPNs by February 2018 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/internet/252174-china-will-reportedly-ban-personal-vpns-close-great-firewall-loophole-february?source=Computing

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Alexa calls cops on man allegedly beating his girlfriend

A New Mexico man was arrested for allegedly beating his girlfriend and threatening to kill her — after Amazon’s Alexa called police, authorities said.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/10/alexa-calls-cops-on-man-allegedly-beating-his-girlfriend.html

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How Twitter could use artificial intelligence to cut online harassment

“Why don’t you jump off a bridge and kill yourself? I bet you’d make a big splash.”That was an actual tweet someone sent me a few years ago.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/17/how-twitter-could-use-artificial-intelligence-to-cut-online-harassment.html

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Dallas police used bomb robot to kill shooting suspect

Dallas police used an explosive device attached to a robot to kill a suspect in the coordinated sniper attack that killed five officers Thursday, in what experts say is a first for U.S. law enforcement.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/07/08/dallas-police-used-bomb-robot-to-kill-shooting-suspect.html

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Apple denies plan to kill music downloads, as evidence mounts Apple Music can delete existing libraries without permission

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Apple is denying claims that it will kill off download music sales to focus more on streaming. Given the high-profile problems currently affecting Apple Music, that’s probably a good thing. While it may be rare, at least some users are reporting the loss of hundreds of GB of music that they can’t replace.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/228316-apple-denies-any-plan-to-kill-music-downloads-as-evidence-mounts-apple-music-can-delete-existing-music-libraries-without-permission

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Intel wants to kill the 3.5mm audio jack, replace with USB-C

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Intel is reportedly working on extensions to USB-C that would kill the venerable 3.5mm headphone jack. Digital audio could improve smartphone design in a number of ways, but there are costs and drawbacks as well.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/227480-intel-wants-to-kill-the-3-5mm-audio-jack-replace-with-usb-c

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Microsoft gives Skylake a one-year reprieve, will support Windows 7 through 2017

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Microsoft has backed down from its plans to kill Skylake support for Windows 7 by the middle of next year. Instead, it will continue to provide security updates through 2020 and will support shipping systems with Windows 7 until mid-2018.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/225075-microsoft-gives-skylake-a-one-year-reprieve-will-support-windows-7-through-2017

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Tim Cook believes the new Apple iPad Pro could kill the PC

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Apple’s Tim Cook thinks that the new iPad Pro could kill the PC — but the market in 2015 isn’t ripe for disruption the way it was in 2010.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/217778-tim-cook-believes-the-new-apple-ipad-pro-could-kill-the-pc

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SanDisk launches new iNAND 7232, could make 16GB smartphones a thing of the past

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New storage standards from SanDisk could finally kill the 16GB minimum on mobile phones, ushering in a new age of creamy 32GB delight.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/210012-sandisk-launches-new-inand-7232-could-make-16gb-smartphones-a-thing-of-the-past

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Microsoft Windows Phone: A 20-year retrospective of a meandering mobile strategy

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Microsoft’s decision to kill its Windows Phone hardware group is just the latest in a long string of repositions, recalibrations, and failed products. We look back over 20 years of Windows mobile devices.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/209542-microsoft-windows-phone-a-20-year-retrospective-of-a-meandering-mobile-strategy

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Smartphone Kill Switch Law Reaches California Governor's Desk


California is poised to enact a consumer-friendly law requiring smartphone manufacturers to install “kill switches” — that is, antitheft technology that would be activated by the carrier when a consumer alerts it that a device has been stolen or lost. The technology not only wipes the device of personal data but also renders it inoperable.
The state legislature passed the bill on Monday and has sent it to Gov. Jerry Brown to sign. If he does, California will be the second state to have such a requirement. Minnesota became the first in May.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/80880.html?rss=1

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Are Google Glass users glassholes, or merely the misunderstood vanguard of technology?

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A new enthusiast hack can kill the WiFi on any local Google Glass by checking for a common MAC address, then kicking the device off the network. It’s cheap, easy to deploy, and says a great deal about the upward fight Google faces to make its face computer ubiquitous.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/183794-are-google-glass-users-glassholes-or-merely-the-misunderstood-vanguard-of-technology

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