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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, January 13, 2018


Computer Industry
  • "Why Amazon is the new Microsoft: The Amazon Alexa platform dominated CES this year. The virtual assistant is shaping up to be the most important new operating system." Computerworld 9:04 AM
  • "Microsoft has a master plan to change the world with a new line of super-thin, super-light PCs with cell service" Business Insider 8:38 AM
  • "Windows 10 adds 'Do Not Disturb' feature" Engadget 12:23 PM
  • "How ARM is spreading into Windows PCs and the edge of the internet" VentureBeat 4:01 PM
  • "Intel self-driving cars: Does anyone want an autonomous Ferrari?" VentureBeat 5:49 PM
  • "Intel puts security on the todo list, Tavis topples torrent tool, and more" The Register 8:32 AM
  • "Intel Holds On to Ranking as the Worst Performing DJIA Stock" 24/7 Wall St. 8:38 AM
  • "AMD CEO on chip security flaws: 'We're absolutely all over this'" Yahoo! Finance 5:50 PM
  • "Intel advises customers not to download Spectre patch after reboot problems" BGR 1/12
  • "Intel's fix for Meltdown and Spectre had a bug of its own" Neowin 1/12
  • "Intel's Spectre patch is causing reboot problems for older processors: Sometimes the bug fix is worse than the bug" The Verge 1/12
  • "Intel promises better transparency as Meltdown patches cause Broadwell/Haswell borkage: Brian Krzanich makes three-step 'security-first' pledge to the industry" The Inquirer 1/12
  • "Researcher finds another security flaw in Intel management firmware: Active Management Technology defaults allow anyone to take control of many PCs." Ars Technica 1/12
  • "Intel AMT security loophole could allow hackers to seize control of laptops" ZDNet 1/12
  • "Intel AMT flaw lets attackers take control of laptops in 30 seconds: Pwned in 30 seconds" The Inquirer 1/12
  • "Intel's patch for chip flaw is now causing reboot problems: Customers experiencing higher system reboots after applying security firmware update" CRN UK 1/12
  • "Spectre puts the brakes on CPU need for speed" ZDNet 1/12
  • "Meltdown-Spectre firmware glitch: Intel warns of risk of sudden reboots" ZDNet 1/12
  • "Intel's Response to Chip Meltdown Deepens Rift With Microsoft" Bloomberg 1/12
  • "AMD releases 'just-in-case' firmware updates for its processors: Though in truth, they're hardly affected" The Inquirer 1/12
  • "AMD processors: Not as safe as you might have thought" ZDNet 1/12
  • "AMD is deploying a patch for the second Spectre CPU vulnerability: It has admitted that its chips are susceptible to both Spectre variants." Engadget 1/12
  • "Microsoft is finally bringing end-to-end encryption to Skype: But it still looks awful" The Inquirer 1/12
  • "Windows 10 of the future? Microsoft works on mind control for apps" ZDNet 1/12
  • "Microsoft opens the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update floodgates: 100 million people are already running the latest Windows version." Ars Technica 1/12
  • "Microsoft Upgrades Notification-Blocking Feature in Windows 10" eWeek 1/12
  • "Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 Laptop Showcased At CES 2018" Geeky Gadgets 1/12
  • "Dell Technologies Inc. (DVMT) Insider Sells $380,371.00 in Stock" The Ledger Gazette 1/12
  • "IBM may be prepping for massive changes at Global Technology Services group" TechCrunch 1/12
  • "Lenovo Helps Usher In Era of Arm-based, Windows 'Always Connected PC'" eWeek 1/12
  • "PC holiday shipments worldwide rise for the first time in six years" Neowin 1/12
  • "PC Market Grows for the First Time Since 2011" ExtremeTech 1/12
  • "Europe puts 1bn euros into supercomputer research" BBC 1/12
  • "EU launches €1bn supercomputing project to rival China: But Brexit could mean that the UK misses out" The Inquirer 1/12
  • "Europe enters race to build world-class supercomputers: EU scientists are tired of borrowing foreign hardware for high-level research." Engadget 1/12