Key Windows 10 Anti-Malware Tech Critically Broken

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Windows 10 is supposed to include support for memory address randomization techniques that stop certain kinds of malware. Unfortunately, that protection isn’t currently working.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/259350-key-windows-10-antimalware-technology-critically-broken?source=Computing

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Apple’s iMac Pro May Include Full A10 SoC, Could Put ARM in the Driver Seat

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Apple’s upcoming iMac Pro workstation may add support for always-on Siri while using ARM’s TrustZone technology and its own A10 SoC to boot and secure the system.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/259319-apples-imac-pro-may-include-full-a10-soc-put-arm-driver-seat?source=Computing

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NVMe RAID Support Now Available on AMD Threadripper

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AMD has made good on its promise to add NVMe RAID support to X399 chipsets and Threadripper CPUs.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/256861-nvme-raid-support-now-available-amd-threadripper?source=Computing

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AMD Confirms RX Vega Won’t Support 3-Way, 4-Way, Crossfire Configurations

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AMD has taken a page from Nvidia’s book and declared it will no longer support three-and-four-way Crossfire configurations. Given how few people use that many GPUs, it’s probably for the best.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/256387-amd-confirms-rx-vega-wont-support-3-way-4-way-crossfire-configurations?source=Computing

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Survey: In-App Customer Support Is a Winner


Consumers want mobile apps with good in-app customer support, suggest results of a survey Helpshift released last week. Radius Global Market Research conducted the online poll of adults in the United States this spring. Among the survey’s findings: Eighty-nine percent of respondents said they would recommend an app if a customer support agent proactively contacted them while they were experiencing problems. On the flip side, 47 percent of respondents said they would delete apps that did not provide good customer support.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84753.html?rss=1

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Consumers Are Ready to Embrace 'Futuristic' Payment Tech


As many as 80 percent of U.S. residents support frictionless payment methods and technologies, suggests a survey of 1,000 consumers Viewpost published this week. Among its other findings:
Nearly 51 percent of survey participants were paid electronically through direct deposit;
Eighty-three percent of respondents believed paper checks would be eliminated completely within the next 20 years, and one-third expected their demise in just five years; and only 11 percent thought companies would continue to use paper-based billing.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84672.html?rss=1

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macOS 10.13 High Sierra Focuses on Performance, Launches Fall 2017

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HEVC video support, enhanced privacy controls, faster web rendering, and better text-to-speech are excellent improvements, but we’re obsessed with two features in particular: The new file system and VR support.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/250370-macos-10-13-high-sierra-focuses-performance-launches-fall-2017?source=Computing

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Microsoft Preps ‘Advanced’ Windows 10 Pro for Workstation PCs

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Microsoft is prepping a new workstation version of Windows 10 Pro, with support for up to four CPU sockets, 6TB of RAM, and its new ReFS file system.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/250385-microsoft-preps-new-advanced-windows-10-pro-workstation-pcs?source=Computing

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Microsoft: Windows 10 ARM Devices Will Run x86 Code at Near-Native Speed

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Microsoft is bringing ARM support to Windows 10–only this time, ARM devices will run x86 code at near-native speed, thanks to a clever emulation layer.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/249292-microsoft-declares-windows-10-arm-devices-will-run-x86-code-near-native-speed?source=Computing

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Upcoming Nvidia Driver Will Enable Netflix 4K Streaming, Sort Of

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Nvidia has added support for 4K streaming to a new driver available via the Windows Insider program, but 4K streaming is still limited to a relative handful of GPUs.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/248637-upcoming-nvidia-driver-will-allow-netflix-4k-streaming-gpus?source=Computing

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New CPUs from AMD, Intel now locked out of Windows Update on Windows 7, 8.1

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Microsoft has made good on its plans to stop all support for Ryzen and Kaby Lake owners running any OS but Windows 10. Going forward, using one of these chips in Windows 7 or 8.1 will prevent you from downloading any security or software updates in Windows Update.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/247683-new-cpus-amd-intel-now-locked-windows-update-windows-7-8-1?source=Computing

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Raspberry Pi enthusiasts can use Cortana in the Creators Update for Windows 10 IoT Core

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Microsoft’s embedded Windows 10 operating system, Windows 10 IoT Core, is being updated to support Cortana with full voice functionality as well.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/247560-embedded-devs-raspberry-pi-enthusiasts-can-use-cortana-creators-update-windows-10-iot-core?source=Computing

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New tech support scam borrows ransomware tricks

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Rather than cold-calling victims, the perpetrators of this new support scam disable the PC and have the victim call for help.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/244986-new-tech-support-scam-borrows-ransomware-tricks?source=Computing

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Social Marketing Grows Up


Before there was experimental data to support various contentions, it made perfect sense to believe that the likes and endorsements posted to friends on social media would drive more business. After all, didn’t we all subscribe to the idea that a disgruntled customer would tell many more people about a brand’s shortcomings than a happy customer would sing its praises? Didn’t we all accept that a social megaphone could be a brand disaster if not handled properly?
Yes, and yes, we did all that. It’s not wrong, at least not totally.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84327.html?rss=1

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Intel adds official support for Vulkan, but only for certain GPUs

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Intel has updated its graphics drivers with Vulkan support, bringing that API up to parity with DX12.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/244455-intel-adds-official-support-vulkan-certain-gpus?source=Computing

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Calling Facebook Customer Service? Beware of Fraudsters


Googling for a Facebook customer support phone number may connect users with fraudsters. A fraudulent number reportedly appeared not only as top result in a Google search, but also as a featured snippet — that is, highlighted in a box at the top of the search results. An investigator who called the number, posing as a Facebook customer who had been locked out of his account, was instructed to purchase an iTunes card and then call back with the card number and security code. He then would receive a password to unlock his account.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84276.html?rss=1

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With Kaby Lake, Intel finally brings Hyper-Threading to its Pentium-branded processors

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They’re the first Pentium-branded processors to support Hyper-Threading since Intel retired the Pentium 4 brand, and we suspect AMD’s upcoming Ryzen probably had something to do with the announcement.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/242498-kaby-lake-intel-finally-brings-hyper-threading-pentium-branded-processors?source=Computing

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AMD declares Ryzen will be a four-year architecture, details overclocking plans, emphasizes hard launch

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AMD has shared a few new details on Ryzen / Zen at CES, including chipset and CPU support for overclocking, multi-GPU configurations, and how long we can expect the Ryzen architecture to last.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/242252-amd-declares-ryzen-will-four-year-architecture-details-overclocking-plans-emphasizes-hard-launch?source=Computing

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