Major Hyper-Threading Flaw Destabilizes Intel Kaby Lake, Skylake CPUs

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A recent flaw discovered in Intel’s Hyper-Threading can cause system instabilities or crashes. Debian recommends disabling HT until appropriate UEFI updates are available (and the flaw can affect all operating systems, including Windows).

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Surprise Success: What to Do When Sales Go Through the Roof


Success is a good thing. Sometimes, however, surges in orders and sales cause headaches for e-commerce companies. The key is to expect the unexpected. Planning ahead can help ensure that sales spikes are handled as smoothly as possible. “It’s never too early to start planning for growth,” said Marg Hyland, founder of Pegeen. “Make sure your server can handle 10 times the traffic, that you are in an area where the rents are reasonable. You need to be prepared.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82905.html?rss=1

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Volkswagen: Software (and trust) that can't be patched

Volkswagen’s software cheat may have done more than poison the atmosphere, cause innumerable illnesses, and hoodwink the EPA and 11 million car buyers: it may also prove to be irreparable and set back technological progress in cars for years to come.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/09/28/volkswagen-software-and-trust-that-cant-be-patched/

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Twitter experiments with autoplay video ads on iPhone and iPad apps

Twitter on Monday initiated an ad engagement test through its iOS apps that will cause sponsored video ads to automatically play on select iPhone and iPad devices in the U.S.



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Wall Street Strings Taut as Alibaba Edges Toward IPO


Alibaba’s forthcoming IPO will have a significant impact on Yahoo, but it’s not likely to cause many ripples in the U.S. e-commerce market overall. Although this one deal will make Yahoo more money than it has made in years of struggling, it could lead to its demise as an independent entity. “Since Yahoo’s total Alibaba stake is worth about $36 billion and Yahoo’s market capitalization is $42 billion, it would only take about $6 billion to control Yahoo, with all its users and still-popular properties,” said Covestor’s Barry Randall.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/81049.html?rss=1

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