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Thursday, January 18, 2018

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Microprocessor Side-Channel Vulnerabilities (CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5754): Impact on Dell products

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www.dell.com - CVE ID: CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5754 Dell is aware of the new side-channel analysis vulnerabilities, known as Meltdown and Spectre, affecting many modern microprocessors that were disc…

Egnyte + Workfront = Powerful collaboration in a single location

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www.egnyte.com - Workfront empowers teams to do their best work. When integrated with Egnyte, teams can deliver that work even faster. With project and file collaboration available right in the native Workfront inter…

Google’s Fuchsia OS on the Pixelbook: It works! It actually works!

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arstechnica.com - It has been hard to check in on Fuchsia since. The Fuchsia system UI, which was written with a cross-platform SDK called "Flutter," quickly shut down the Android (and iOS) compatible builds. Fuchsia …

Samsung is now mass-manufacturing GDDR6 memory for your next GPU

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arstechnica.com - For the first time, Samsung is manufacturing GDDR6 memory in mass quantities. The memory is faster and more efficient than the GDDR5 memory it succeeds, and itwill likely appear on PC graphics cards …

AI voice assistant developer Rokid raises $100M Series B extension to build its U.S. presence

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techcrunch.com - Rokid, a Chinese startup that makes an AI voice assistant and smart devices, just raised a Series B extension round led by Temasek Holdings, with participation from Credit Suisse, IDG Capital and CDI…

Sensel is shopping around its Morph trackpad tech for use in other devices

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techcrunch.com - It took two years, but Sensel finally managed to start shipping the Morph to backers. The company apparently ran into every potential pitfall for a brand new hardware manufacturer, including a micros…

A bug is messing up the keyboard for some Messenger users on iPhones

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techcrunch.com - If you’re having issues with Facebook Messenger on your iPhone right now, you’re not alone. An annoying bug is affecting typing inside the app. Some users on iOS devices are finding that the app is f…

CES sucked this year

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techcrunch.com - I’ve heard tell of people predicting the weather through achy joints. CES isn’t all that different. You get a sixth sense about the show once you’ve been to a few. A few weeks before the show starts,…

Casually prep for nuclear war with this Minecraft tour of the Russian and American fallout bunkers

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techcrunch.com - Virtual tourism is a little heavy in 2018. Sure, you’ve seen the Minecraft Eiffel Tower and beamed aboard the Minecraft USS Enterprise, but have you considered where you might wait out the end of day…

Dell announces partnership with AR headset-maker Meta to start selling its dev kit

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techcrunch.com - Dell is about to start selling an augmented reality headset that seeks to rival Microsoft’s HoloLens. The $1,495 augmented reality headset dev kit comes from the startup Meta and will soon be availab…

FCC report keeps faster definition of broadband and separates mobile from fixed connections

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techcrunch.com - The FCC’s yearly report of broadband deployment keeps some crucial definitions in place that some feared would be changed or eliminated to ease the responsibilities of internet service providers. The…

Enzyme.io wants to make FDA compliance easier for startups

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techcrunch.com - The Food and Drug Administration approval process can be like navigating a landmine for health startups hoping to get through regulations and begin selling to the American public. YC company Enzym.io…

Adidas joins Carbon’s board as its 3D printed shoes finally drop

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techcrunch.com - In its three and a half years of existence, Carbon has become a leading light in the industry-wide push to bring 3D printing to manufacturing. The company’s proprietary CLIP tech has sped up the proc…

Facebook won’t retreat from Stories as it adds desktop posting

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techcrunch.com - Facebook Stories might feel redundant since 300 million people use its other Snapchat clones on Instagram and WhatsApp. But Facebook is convinced that the narrative, ephemeral, camera-first format is…

Tile lays off dozens after a disappointing holiday

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techcrunch.com - Tile, one of the best known item-tracking gadgets out there, has laid off some 30 people and reportedly stopped the potential hires of another 10, TechCrunch has learned. This comes less than a year …

Peugeot plans 100 percent electrified vehicle lineup by 2025

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techcrunch.com - European automaker PSA Peugeot Citroen plans to offer electric and hybrid electric powertrain options for all of its vehicles by 2025, according to CEO Carlos Tavares. The chief executive also said t…

Facebook appoints American Express CEO to board of directors

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techcrunch.com - Facebook announced today the addition of Kenneth I. Chenault, CEO of American Express, to its board of directors. His appointment becomes effective Feb. 5, 2018. “I’ve been trying to recruit Ken for …

Fli Charge demonstrates its charging pad with Craftsman power tools

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techcrunch.com - Don’t call Fli Charge wireless charging. Fli Charge is conductive charging. It’s just like plugging something into a wall but uses powered surfaces to distribute power. And thanks to proprietary tech…

Education quiz app Kahoot says it’s now used in 50% of all US classrooms, 70M users overall

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techcrunch.com - With HQ Trivia continuing its viral and popular run, and education remaining a perennially strong category in app stores, it was only a matter of time before someone came along that combined elements…

Birch raises $1 million to help you reap the best credit card rewards

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techcrunch.com - Birch Finance, a TechCrunch Disrupt 2016 Battlefield alum, has raised a $1 million seed round from AGP Miami, Kevin Johnson, the former CEO of Ebates and Frank Azor, founder of Alienware. The plan is…

Farewell, unpaid blogger: HuffPost drops free contributor platform that drove its growth

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techcrunch.com - As the US media, tech world and the powers that be in Washington continue to try to figure out how to tackle things like fake news, the level of discourse, and how to keep the business of publishing …

Okta teams up with ServiceNow to bring identity layer to breach containment

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techcrunch.com - Okta and fellow cloud company ServiceNow got together to build an app that helps ServiceNow customers using their security operations tools find security issues related to identity and take action im…

The best PCs, gadgets, and wearables of CES 2018

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arstechnica.com - The following are the gadgets, computing devices, and wearables announced or shown at CES that most impressed the Ars team. Some were selected because they promise to bring fresh ideas to users, whil…

FCC admits mobile can’t replace home Internet, won’t lower speed standard

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arstechnica.com - The Federal Communications Commission is making its latest determination of whether broadband is being deployed to all Americans quickly enough, and there are a few notable tidbits from what we know …

Office for Mac now shares a codebase with Windows, gets real-time collaboration

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arstechnica.com - Microsoft has released a major Office update for Mac. Update 16.9.0 finally brings long-anticipated real-time collaboration features and automatic cloud saving. Notably, the Mac version of this softw…

Patent trolls want $1,000—for using scanners

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arstechnica.com - When Steven Vicinanza got a letter in the mail earlier this year informing him that he needed to pay $1,000 per employee for a license to some “distributed computer architecture” patents, he didn’t q…

Apple will give users the option to control their own battery’s destiny

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arstechnica.com - Apple announced big economic plans yesterday, but CEO Tim Cook also touched upon what the company will do in the future to address the grievances brought by users about its recent iPhone performance-…

Cryptocurrency boom creates insane global graphics card shortage

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arstechnica.com - The market for high-end graphics cards used to work like the market for almost any other piece of computer gear. You'd go to your local electronics store, pick one up off the shelf, and pay an amount…

Nintendo’s Labo playset slaps the Switch into build-your-own cardboard toys

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arstechnica.com - Nintendo has announced a new build-your-own-accessories line for the Switch console, dubbed Nintendo Labo. It will arrive on April 20 in the United States and Japan and April 27 in Europe. Labo's two…

Crazy kaiju-robot antics only hint at Nintendo Labo’s true potential

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arstechnica.com - After writing up Nintendo's Wednesday reveal of its new Labo playsets (coming April 20 to the US and Japan and April 27 to Europe), I realized I'd forgotten to add an important word to the article's …

Hasselblad's crazy 400-megapixel camera does have a purpose

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www.engadget.com - Photos are captured at a true 16-bit depth. You can either combine six images to create a higher-resolution 400-megapixel image (23,200 x 17,400, at 2.4GB in size), or create an enhanced 100-megapixe…

Apple, Google Reroute Employee Buses After Series of Alleged Attacks Near San Francisco

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gizmodo.com - Apple and Google have rerouted shuttle buses which carry employees from San Francisco to their out-of-town headquarters after a series of possible attacks broke the vehicles’ windows in the past week.

How Google Fights Password Thieves

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gizmodo.com - Google and researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, teamed up to study how Google accounts become compromised, shedding light on how the company finds new ways to fight back. “The lifec…

YouTube's Latest Shake-Up Could Scare Off the Next Generation of Creators

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www.wired.com - Thomas M. Wagner has uploaded over 300 science fiction reviews to YouTube since 2013. He’s not a major star, but his content has attracted an audience of around 4,400 bookworms who subscribe to his c…

A Secret Hacking Group Is Using Android Malware to Spy on Thousands of People in 21 Countries, Research Finds

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gizmodo.com - A shadowy hacking campaign has been operating out of a Beirut building owned by the Lebanese General Directorate of General Security for the last six years, stealing text messages, call logs, and fil…

Huawei and Google team up to integrate Android messaging

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androidcommunity.com - The top Chinese OEM Huawei has teamed up with Google to make its Android devices more useful than ever. Mobile messaging may seem to be a basic feature but it can still be improved with some innovati…

Tantalizing Tech from the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show

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www.wonderoftech.com - Last week the tech world showed off its future at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. This convention has brought the world innovative tech for over 50 years and this year we saw amazin…

Office 2016 for Mac is Now Aligned with Windows, Android, and iOS - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Microsoft today announced a major new release of Office 2016 for Mac that aligns this product with the versions on Windows, Android, and iOS. “Mac Office 2016 version 16 is now live! For the first ti…

Apple to Let Users Control CPU Throttling on iPhones - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Apple was recently found to be intentionally slowing down older iPhone devices. The company later apologized for poor communication with its users over the intentional slowdowns, claiming that it mad…

These 6 Digital Stats on Alexa, Brand Safety and Snapchat Grabbed Our Attention This Week

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www.adweek.com - The whirlwind of last week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is in the rearview mirror now. Not surprisingly, the event was full of data and stats about everything from the Internet of Things …

Mystery traffic from AdWords - North Korea, Syria, Iran, Oh My!

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www.portent.com - It’s like lions, and tigers, and bears, but with tyranny and oppression. But I’m not here to discuss international politics today. The reason for my witty extremely unclever title is because of locat…

Someone Could Definitely Hack the Emergency Warning System. Here's Why They'd Do It.

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www.popularmechanics.com - One week, two terrifying false alarms. Mistaken alerts sent from the state of Hawaii and from a Japanese television station’s social media account both delivered the same scary message to the public:…

3 Ways Voice AI Will Change the Way We Shop in 2018

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www.adweek.com - I’ve seen the rise of mobile and omnichannel retail from within the industry. Ten years ago, when I worked at Walmart.com, Amazon was becoming a powerhouse beyond books and Walmart was redesigning it…

What Are The Best New Automation Devices For 2018? | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - It used to be that only wealthy people could have “smart” homes, but the automation industry has exploded over the past several years. The new technology means that anyone with a smartphone can contr…

How Did We Get Here – $499 iPhone To The $1000 iPhone [Infographic] | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - The iPhone is perhaps one of the most influential pieces of technology to be developed since the start of the 21st century. While the smartphone was a promising idea before Apple decided to give it a…

What's next for technical SEO?

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searchengineland.com - It seems as though technical SEO is experiencing a resurgence in popularity. In 2016, Mike King believed that we were on the cusp of a technical SEO renaissance due to the rapid advancement of web te…

Study: 80% of Google Home results come from snippets

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searchengineland.com - Digital agency ROAST has released a Voice Search Ranking Report (registration required), which seeks to categorize and understand how Google processes and responds to voice queries. It also tries to …

WhatsApp users warned about new 'subscription scam'

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www.nwemail.co.uk - WHATSAPP users are reportedly being targeted by a scam which asks them to renew their subscription. Fake text messages have been sent out in recent weeks warning recipients that their Whatsapp subscr…

Butt-Hurt Washington Post Calls Pres. Trump's Fake News Awards a 'Huge Flop'; Number One on Google, Twitter, AOL

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www.thegatewaypundit.com - The Washington Post predicted early on Wednesday President Donald Trump’s Fake News Awards would be a flop. Later Wednesday after the awards were posted to the GOP website, crashing the servers, the …

How to Send & Receive iMessages on Your Android Phone

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android.gadgethacks.com - One of Android's most glaring weaknesses is its lack of an iMessage equivalent. That is, of course, until now. There's one app that will allow Android users to experience iMessage on their non-Apple …

ACWA expects 2% power gains after Huawei monitoring installs

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www.pv-tech.org - ACWA Power CEO Paddy Padmanathan (left), Yin Feijun, GM of FusionSolar Smart PV Global Sales, Huawei (centre) and Julio Torre Gutierrez, President & CEO of NOMAC. Source: Huawei/ACWA. Independent pow…

Echo is listening, but Amazon's not talking

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www.zdnet.com - Amazon has a transparency problem. Three years ago, the retail giant became the last major tech company to reveal how many subpoenas, search warrants, and court orders it received for customer data i…

The Advertising Stack to Power Your $1M Ad Spend [New Ebook]

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instapage.com - To complete your ad stack in 2018, you need to know the best platforms available to you. Yet with the marketing tech landscape expanding faster than ever, selecting the best platforms is no easy task…

SEO Tips To Score Higher In Search Engine Results Pages

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marketingpromotion.biz - Are you having trouble bringing visitors on your website? You might need to do some search engine optimization techniques. Search engines are looking for things on websites and follow algorithms. Thi…

Hot Tips And Advice For IPad Users

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laptopsandnotebook.com - The iPad contains all kinds of functions which make it a great device for anyone. When you purchase your iPad, it might be somewhat overwhelming to figure everything out at once. Use the advice from …

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