'The sins of Silicon Valley': Backlash mounts against Google, Facebook, Amazon

The populist backlash against the tone-deaf and arguably reprehensible actions of certain players in Silicon Valley has increased in recent months. A new essay in Silicon Valley suggests that despite the benefits companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon provide to consumers, the costs are starting to outweigh the benefits.

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AMD Replaces Ryzen CPUs for Users Affected By Rare Linux Bug


A rare bug has been causing stability issues for Ryzen 7 under certain heavy compiler workloads while running Linux. AMD is replacing the CPUs of affected customers.

The post AMD Replaces Ryzen CPUs for Users Affected By Rare Linux Bug appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Tech Q&A: Marketing on social media, buying a smart TV, shopping without Craigslist and more

Q. My home’s Wi-Fi connection seems to drop constantly, especially in certain rooms around the house. What could be causing this? And are there fixes I can do to stop this annoying problem?

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Harvard study says Apple's Tim Cook was right: encryption bans, backdoors wouldn't work

Article Image Efforts by the FBI and certain lawmakers seeking to ban Apple and other U.S. companies from selling products with real encryption will not be effective, note researchers in a study citing 865 encryption products already available in 55 countries–two thirds of which originate outside the U.S.

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Why Your Cable TV Bill Is Going Up

You can add “cable TV rate increases” to the old axiom that nothing is certain except for death and taxes, as pay TV companies are again jacking up prices for programming and equipment in 2016.

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Bosses rejoice, productivity rises: Twitter is experiencing sporadic worldwide outages

Companies everywhere will likely see increased bursts of productivity from certain employees today, seemingly at random.

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Apple wins US ban of Samsung software features, only affects obsolete products

Article Image After months of back-and-forth litigation, Apple won a US sales ban against certain Samsung software features found in infringement of three patents, though the ruling has no real bearing on either company’s business.

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Skylake bug causes Intel chips to freeze under ‘complex workloads’

Intel has confirmed a significant bug in Skylake when running certain operations. Exact details and proposed fixes, however, remain unclear.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/220953-skylake-bug-causes-intel-chips-to-freeze-in-complex-workloads

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Google Tears Down App Walls

Google on Wednesday began streaming content from certain mobile apps in its search results, with no download required. The company is working initially with nine partners, including Weather, Chimani, My Horoscope, New York Subway and Hotel Tonight.
Technology Google acquired when it purchased Agawi lets it stream virtual versions of mobile apps. Devs who want their app content streamed in response to search results have to implement Google’s app-indexing API. Apps no longer need to have related websites.

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Apple Pencil, Smart Keyboard ship times at 4 to 5 weeks as 128GB iPad Pro models sell out

Article Image Apple is already showing stockouts of certain iPad Pro models less than two days after kicking off preorders, while shipping estimates for Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard, both deemed essential to the iPad Pro experience, have fallen to 4 to 5 weeks.

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Reported iOS 9 compass/gyroscope bug affects iPhone 6s augmented reality apps

Article Image A potential bug discovered in Apple’s latest iOS 9 release appears to be impacting certain apps running on iPhone 6s that tap into compass and gyroscope data, in some cases affecting key assets that render some features unusable.

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Senate passes USA Freedom Act, restores some NSA surveillance powers

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed the U.S.A. Freedom Act, a bill which restores certain surveillance powers to the National Security Agency while curtailing some of its greater excesses.

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Apple Watch rollout delayed by defective Taptic Engine vibrator

A report on Wednesday claims Apple discovered a serious flaw in certain vibrator mechanisms that power Apple Watch’s Taptic Engine, prompting completed units to be scrapped just prior to launch.

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Shipping times for Apple's 15" MacBook Pro with discrete GPU slip to 2-3 weeks, point to refresh

Days after apparent supply constraints slowed ship times for certain Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Pro models to 1-2 weeks, the Online Apple Store on Friday extended those estimates to 2-3 weeks.

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Apple announces repair program for MacBook Pro laptops exhibiting video issues

Apple on Thursday announced a new repair program for certain previous-generation MacBook Pro laptops suffering from distorted video, unexpected restarts and other issues, saying these faulty units will be repaired for free.

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Blackberry wants to force popular services onto its platform in the name of net neutrality

Net neutrality, a rather utopian view of it
Blackberry wants to get the government to mandate that certain applications and content services be forced to provide their services on the Blackberry platform in the name of net neutrality.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/198181-blackberry-wants-to-force-popular-services-onto-its-platform-in-the-name-of-net-neutrality

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Apple sues Ericsson to trim wireless patent royalty rates

Apple has filed suit against Ericsson for charging excessive royalty rates on certain wireless Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology, and argues that the Swedish company’s patents are not essential to overarching industry standards.

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Microsoft confirms Windows 9 event for September 30, Technical Preview to follow soon after

Microsoft Windows 9 event, September 30
Microsoft has sent out the official press invites for an event on September 30, where we are almost certain that Windows 9 (codenamed Threshold) will be unveiled. The Windows 9 Technical Preview should be handed out to event attendees, and should also be available online on September 30 or very soon after.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/190219-microsoft-confirms-windows-9-event-for-september-30-technical-preview-to-follow-soon-after

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