What is Speculative Execution?

Intel Sandy Bridge CPU die shot

Speculative execution has been in the news of late, typically when discussing the Meltdown and Spectre bugs. We explain the topic.

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IBM is bringing machine learning to a mainframe near you

IBM z Series mainframe

Machine learning is the fastest growing area of computer science, but it’s typically the domain of specialists. IBM aims to open it up to domain experts at its Enterprise customers to model their own data.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/244490-ibm-bringing-machine-learning-mainframe-near?source=Computing

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They're making a TV game show out of Candy Crush. Somehow

Popular mobile game Candy Crush, which the Verge notes is typically played “while passing time on the toilet or the subway,” will soon be played on your television.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/19/theyre-making-tv-game-show-out-candy-crush-somehow.html

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Comcast Hopes a Cell-Phone Service Will Keep You From Cutting the Cord

Cable companies have typically taken a beating in our annual surveys, earning low scores for value and overall satisfaction.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/21/comcast-hopes-cell-phone-service-will-keep-from-cutting-cord.html

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'Pike' is a handheld, powerful, and precision-guided weapon

Raytheon is taking the sort of powerful and accurate weapons that are typically seen on vehicles and aircraft and putting them literally into the hands of dismounted military teams.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/23/pike-is-handheld-powerful-and-precision-guided-weapon.html

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Cambridge scientists make 3D print of ancient bone with Chinese writing

Scientists have turned to 3D technology typically used in hospitals to scan and print the earliest example of Chinese writing, 3,000-year-old object written on bones of an ox.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/03/24/cambridge-scientists-make-3d-print-ancient-bone-with-chinese-writing.html

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Apple and Microsoft Black Friday deals are worth checking out

Apple and Windows devices typically offer some of the best Black Friday digital deals. Here’s a sampling of some of the better deals on marquee products during Thanksgiving week.

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Apple's new iPhones: Everything we know about the 'iPhone 6s' and '6s Plus'

Apple is widely expected to launch two new iPhones this fall, typically referred to as the “iPhone 6s” and “iPhone 6s Plus” — but what do we know about them? AppleInsider gives you a rundown of what to anticipate from Apple’s next-generation handsets.

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Thief returns Android tablet he couldn't work to charity store

Typically, authorities do not expect thieves to return the items they stole, but that is exactly what Christopher Hoosen, 33, did when he brought back an Android tablet that he swiped from a U.K. charity store. 

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/12/30/thief-returns-android-tablet-couldnt-work-to-charity-store/

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Salesforce Issues Dyre Warning


Salesforce.com this week notified its customers that the Dyre malware, which typically targets customers of large financial institutions, might have been tweaked to target some Salesforce users as well. There was no evidence that any Salesforce customers had been impacted, the company said, but if any customer should be affected, it would provide guidance. Salesforce emphasized the malware was not exploiting any vulnerability within its system. Dyre resides on infected computer systems and steals user log-in credentials.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/81020.html?rss=1

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EU Smacks Google Upside the Head Over Right to Be Forgotten


I think the European Union often goes overboard, and I typically don’t agree with its rulings. However, when the EU declared Google invaded privacy, it seemed to have struck a nerve. Countless users worldwide agreed. So, what impact will the EU have on Google with respect to a citizen’s right to be forgotten? This struggle is all about protecting privacy online. It’s about residents of the European Union being able to request that Google exclude links to certain information about them from its search results.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/80552.html?rss=1

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