Intel Patches Major Flaws in the Intel Management Engine

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Intel has released a new set of updates for the Intel Management Engine. There are multiple significant security vulnerabilities in the engine that this should address, once OEMs make fixes available.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/259426-intel-patches-major-flaws-intel-management-engine?source=Computing

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CCleaner Infection More Severe Than Thought, Targeted Microsoft, Google, Samsung

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The CCleaner attack is worse than originally thought, and multiple major companies may have been infected.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/internet/256238-ccleaner-infection-severe-thought-targeted-microsoft-google-samsung?source=Computing

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Intel’s Kaby Lake NUCs Now Offer Optane Memory

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Intel has added Optane options to its latest NUC lineup, with multiple systems now shipping with a 16GB Optane cache drive.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/254974-intels-kaby-lake-nucs-now-offer-optane-memory?source=Computing

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HP Omen Accelerator Adds External GPU, SSD, and More for Laptop Gaming

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HP’s new Omen Accelerator doesn’t just pack an external GPU — it offers an SSD, multiple USB ports, and gigabit Ethernet as well.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/250495-hp-omen-accelerator-external-gpu-ssd-gigabit-ethernet-laptop-gaming?source=Computing

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Qualcomm Inks Deal to Build Snapdragon 835 PCs With HP, Lenovo, Asus

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Qualcomm has announced new mobile systems in partnership with multiple OEMs. After years of dancing around each other, are ARM and x86 finally ready to fight?

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/250100-qualcomm-inks-deal-build-snapdragon-835-gigabit-wireless-pcs-hp-lenovo-asus?source=Computing

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Apple's new Siri speaker reportedly just got the green light

Hot on the heels of multiple reports that revealed more details about Apple’s Siri speaker, a new story out of Asia claims that Apple already inked a contract with a local supplier to make the iOS-based Amazon Echo competitor.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/04/apples-new-siri-speaker-reportedly-just-got-green-light.html

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Windows 10 Creators Update review roundup: mostly positive, but not quite perfect

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Windows 10 Creators Update reviews have hit the web. We’ve rounded up the thoughts of multiple sites and condensed them into one article.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/246762-windows-10-creators-update-review-roundup-mostly-positive-not-quite-perfect?source=Computing

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450mm silicon wafers aren’t happening any time soon as major consortium collapses

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Multiple members of the G450C — an organization devoted to researching and commercializing 450mm wafer technology — have declared their intent to exit the program. 450mm wafers have been on life support for several years, and now it looks like the plug is getting pulled.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/242699-450mm-silicon-wafers-arent-happening-time-soon-major-consortium-collapses?source=Computing

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Microsoft unveils new Core i7 Surface Book, all-in-one Surface Studio PC

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Microsoft announced multiple new Surface products yesterday, including the innovative Surface Studio and the updated Surface Book. The company’s hardware efforts have been plagued by bugs, errata, and issues — will this be the launch that finally goes smoothly?

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/238309-microsoft-unveils-new-core-i7-surface-book-one-surface-studio-pc?source=Computing

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Samsung's Galaxy Note7 Assembly Lines Grind to Halt


Samsung has stopped production of its problematic Galaxy Note7 smartphones, according to multiple press reports Monday. The company had been offering replacements of the phone after issuing a recall due to defective batteries, but all four major carriers have stopped doing so, presumably because several of the replacements exhibited similar problems, including smoking and catching fire. Two replacements have malfunctioned, according to widely publicized accounts. One began crackling and smoking on board a Southwest Airlines plane.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83978.html?rss=1

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Intel executives depart company as mobile, IoT segments struggle for growth

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Multiple high-profile Intel executives have left the company recently, but shuffling executives won’t fix the strategic problems Intel faces. Its data center business is strong, but IoT and mobile growth is limited.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/226049-intel-executives-depart-company-as-mobile-iot-segments-struggle-for-growth

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Apple releases watchOS 2.2 with support for pairing multiple Apple Watches to one iPhone

Article Image Users interested in adopting multiple styles of Apple Watch will appreciate Apple’s new watchOS 2.2 update, which adds the ability to pair multiple Apple Watches with a single iPhone, along with other tweaks and improvements.

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Philips reveals new Hue smartbulb with shades of white, plus iOS app 'routines'

Article Image Philips on Monday announced a new version of its HomeKit-compatible Hue smartbulb — offering multiple shades of white light — along with a future iOS app update, which will enable “routines” for the company’s lighting.

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Todoist makes major updates to iOS, Mac & Apple Watch apps, introduces Safari plugin

Article Image Todoist on Wednesday refreshed its task management tools across multiple Apple platforms, including iOS, OS X, the Apple Watch, and Safari, the latter of which has a new dedicated plugin.

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Poor OEM designs, single-channel RAM sabotage AMD’s Carrizo

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The first full review of multiple Carrizo systems doesn’t find much to be happy about — mostly for reasons beyond AMD’s control. Carrizo improves on Kaveri, but the Intel situation isn’t good.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/222662-poor-oem-designs-single-channel-ram-sabotage-amds-carrizo

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Amazon ushers the 4K revolution forward with pre-orders for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs

Multiple Ultra HD Blu-ray players made their debut at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week, and now early adopters can start ordering the disks that will play on these devices.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/01/13/amazon-ushers-4k-revolution-forward-with-pre-orders-for-4k-ultra-hd-blu-ray-discs.html

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Zuckerberg defends Facebook's 'Safety Check' activation for Paris attack

As Paris suffered multiple terror attacks Friday night in which at least 129 people died, Facebook took the decision to activate its “Safety Check” feature, a tool launched last year to help people caught in a crisis let others know they’re safe.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/11/16/zuckerberg-defends-facebook-safety-check-activation-for-paris-attack.html

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