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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Should Spectre, Meltdown Be the Death Knell for the x86 Standard?

Spectre and Meltdown are serious CPU flaws, but do they warrant throwing out the entire closed-source CPU model?

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/261678-spectre-meltdown-death-knell-x86-standard?source=Computing

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Major leak shows that Google's Pixel 2 will be just as exciting as the iPhone 8

It’s finally here, the first serious Google Pixel 2 leak that tells us more about Google’s next-gen flagship than just its codename.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/09/major-leak-shows-that-googles-pixel-2-will-be-just-as-exciting-as-iphone-8.html

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WannaCry surprisingly avoided old versions of Microsoft's Windows

Though WannaCry was one of the most serious malware attacks ever, some old Windows systems surprisingly eluded infection, according to a new report.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/01/wannacry-surprisingly-avoided-old-versions-microsofts-windows.html

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Snapchat puppy filters latest social media battleground

The world’s biggest social networks are locked in a serious, billion-dollar battle over one of the world’s silliest innovations: puppy-eared, rainbow-spewing photo filters.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/08/snapchat-puppy-filters-latest-social-media-battleground.html

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Major Intel Security Flaw Is More Serious Than First Thought

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Last week, Intel disclosed a serious security flaw that could be used to gain remote access to business computers without the OS ever knowing such access had occurred. Now we know the situation is even worse than we thought.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/248919-major-intel-security-flaw-serious-first-thought?source=Computing

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: finally a worthy successor to the Note 10.1

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It’s been a long wait, but Samsung has finally gotten serious about a new flagship large-format Android tablet with stylus to replace the aging Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/245057-samsung-tab-s3-finally-worth-successor-note-10-1?source=computing

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Scientists invented a battery that could work for a decade without degrading

Energy storage degradation in rechargeable batteries is a pretty serious problem that many of us put up with on a regular basis.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/13/scientists-invented-battery-that-could-work-for-decade-without-degrading.html

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Airbus intends to test flying car before the end of the year, CEO says

Airbus Group, the world’s second largest aircraft manufacturer is serious about flying cars and will test a prototype in 2017, says its CEO. The urban air mobility division is studying concepts for flying carshare services.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/17/airbus-intends-to-test-flying-car-before-end-year-ceo-says.html

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US Pushes Cybersecurity Acquisition Tools as Contracts Flow


Vendors of cybersecurity offerings are finding that the U.S. government is serious about improving the protection of federal IT assets. A steady stream of data protection contracts has been flowing to providers, including some notable high-value transactions during the last half of 2016. One example is a Department of Homeland Security contract, with a potential value of $395 million, for various cybersecurity protection services designed to prevent, detect, contain and eradicate cyberthreats.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84231.html?rss=1

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Affinity Photo comes to Windows: Nearly all of Photoshop for $40!

Affinty Photo is the closest thing to Photoshop without the price tag

Adobe’s Photoshop has long been nearly-unchallenged as the tool for serious photo editing. Now, Affinity Photo is going head-to-head with value pricing and some additional goodies thrown in.

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What you need to know about the phones secretly sending data to China

A serious, and potentially frightening, security vulnerability involving some Android smartphones came to light Tuesday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/16/what-need-to-know-about-phones-secretly-sending-data-to-china.html

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