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  • "Intel Claims 90 Percent of Affected CPUs Have Live Patches Just as Rumors of New Attacks Arrive" Gizmodo 2:01 PM
  • "Intel fix causes reboots and slowdowns" BBC 9:43 AM
  • "Intel says Meltdown / Spectre patch causes reboots in computers with newer processors too: Data center performance can degrade by up to 25 percent for certain workloads" The Verge 6:24 AM
  • "Spectre and Meltdown patches are slowing down newer Intel chips too: Fixer are causing some systems to slow down up up to 25 percent" The Inquirer 6:28 AM
  • "Intel: Meltdown/Spectre patches also cause reboots on newer processors" Neowin 6:29 AM
  • "Intel admits Spectre patch problems also affect newer Core chips: The chipmaker said it's working on a fix for its buggy Spectre/Meltdown patches." Engadget 6:48 AM
  • "Intel Says That Patches for Spectre, Meltdown Affect Newer Chips" CDR Info 6:39 AM
  • "Meltdown-Spectre: Intel says newer chips also hit by unwanted reboots after patch" ZDNet 6:40 AM
  • "Spectre patch reboot flaw covers most chips, Intel warns" bit-tech 6:40 AM
  • "Intel: Meltdown and Spectre bugs also affect Ivy Bridge, Sandy Bridge, Skylake and Kaby Lake systems" BetaNews 6:40 AM
  • "Why Intel x86 must die: Our cloud-centric future depends on open source chips" ZDNet 12:45 PM
  • "Windows 10 Meltdown-Spectre patch: New updates bring fix for unbootable AMD PCs" ZDNet 10:05 AM
  • "Microsoft to drop its HealthVault Insights apps" ZDNet 1:21 PM
  • "Microsoft's new drawing bot is an AI artist" TechCrunch 1:22 PM
  • "AMD slapped with class-action suit over 'wrongful' handling of Spectre flaw: Plaintiffs claim chipmaker kept quiet to inflate its stock price" The Inquirer 6:28 AM
  • "IBM May Finally Stop Shrinking. But Is It a Turnaround?" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:25 AM
  • "Intel Vega M Release Date, Specs: Lower-Tier Dell XPS 15 Not Getting AMD GPU?" The Christian Post 6:35 AM
  • "HP unveils 2018 strategy for Vietnam/HP Vietnam on Tuesday said that it was focusing on new solutions related to its three main areas: core, growth and future." Vietnamnet Bridge 6:36 AM
  • "New Dell XPS 13 Retails from RM5,999 in Malaysia" 6:35 AM
  • "Delaware Supreme Court reverses Court of Chancery's Dell appraisal decision" Lexology 6:35 AM
  • "Dell announces partnership with AR headset-maker Meta to start selling its dev kit" TechCrunch 3:28 PM
  • "Oracle Fixes 237 Vulnerabilities in January Critical Patch Update" eWeek 1:52 PM
  • "Qualcomm's CES press conference was about partners/CES 2018: Partners using chips means partners buying chips" SemiAccurate 6:29 AM
  • "What the newest laptops tell us about 2018 trends" The Verge 11:53 AM
General Interest
  • "Mozilla mandates that new Firefox features rely on encrypted connections: Future web-facing features in the browser must now meet a standard that requires all browser-to-server-and-back traffic be encrypted." Computerworld New Zealand 4:58 PM
  • "Amazon announces 20 candidates for HQ2, including Boston, Chicago, NYC, and Toronto" VentureBeat 11:53 AM
  • "Lifeguard drone completes world-first ocean rescue" Engadget 11:54 AM
  • "Farewell, unpaid blogger: HuffPost drops free contributor platform that drove its growth" TechCrunch 10:48 AM
  • "New AI System Predicts How Long Patients Will Live With Startling Accuracy" Gizmodo 10:27 AM
  • "Hasselblad's crazy 400-megapixel camera does have a purpose: For pro macro photographers or digital archivists, $48,000 is reasonable." Engadget 8:50 AM
  • "Amazon will focus on 'bigger' movies to lure people to Prime: Less art-house, more blockbusters?" Engadget 6:48 AM
  • "Google shows design prototypes of the Pixel 2 in an interview with the lead designer" GSMArena 6:37 AM
  • "Slack unveils private shared channels to help business share confidential information" Social Barrel 6:29 AM
  • "Galaxy S9 release date, price and specs: Samsung's iPhone-rivalling AI chip could debut in the Galaxy S9, S9+/NPU could bring more advanced AI features to flagship duo" The Inquirer 6:28 AM
  • "Linux users can now get Slack as a snap package" Neowin 6:25 AM
  • "Next version of Android could restrict access to hidden APIs" Neowin 6:29 AM
  • "Android malware has 'never-before-seen' spying capabilities" BGR 6:25 AM
  • "Nintendo Labo: The DIY cardboard accessory for Switch" BBC 6:25 AM
  • "Samsung jumps ahead of its competition with faster GDDR6 memory" Neowin 6:29 AM
  • "Samsung produces 16Gb GDDR6 graphic DRAM" ZDNet 6:25 AM
Press Releases
  • "2018 Catalyst Award Winners: The Boston Consulting Group, IBM, Nationwide And Northrop Grumman Corporation/Prestigious Annual Event Celebrates Global Initiatives Accelerating Progress for Women in the Workplace" PRNewswire 6:53 AM
  • "Microsoft adds three Magical games to Xbox One Backward Compatibility" Neowin 1:21 PM
  • "Fitbit Coach is coming to the Xbox One and Windows 10 devices" Neowin 6:29 AM
  • "Minecraft Boss Now Spearheads Microsoft's Game Studios" Thurrott 6:25 AM
  • "UK gov uses cartoon series to show kids the 'fun side' of intellectual property" The Inquirer 10:23 AM
  • "South Korea mulls virtual currency exchange shutdown" ZDNet 6:25 AM
  • "How to Use Your Smartphone to Diagnose Bad Wi-Fi" Gizmodo 1:43 PM
  • "The best-value desktop CPUs you can buy right now" My Broadband 6:38 AM
  • "Smartphones In 2018: What To Look Forward To?" Social Barrel 6:30 AM
  • "No news: The engineering failure to block fake news and hate speech" ZDNet 6:28 AM
  • "Audience data provider Eyeota raises $12.5M" TechCrunch 11:53 AM
  • "Twitch reaches exclusive Disney deal, swipes at YouTube with prerecorded video tools" VentureBeat 11:53 AM
  • "Birch raises $1 million to help you reap the best credit card rewards" TechCrunch 11:02 AM
  • "Biocon Inks Deal With Novartis After U.S. Nod for Biologic Drug" Bloomberg 6:40 AM
  • "Google is investing in Indonesia-based Uber rival Go-Jek" TechCrunch 6:30 AM
  • "Ledger raises another $75 million to become the leader in cryptocurrency hardware wallets" TechCrunch 6:30 AM
  • "WatchGuard snaps up DNS security firm Percipient Networks" ZDNet 6:29 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency is rebounding after a two-day bloodbath" BGR 9:33 AM
  • "Dow Drops Nearly 100 Points to Finish Lower; S&P 500 and Nasdaq Also Decline: Stocks finished lower on Thursday after setting fresh records on Wednesday." TheStreet 5:33 PM
  • "Bitcoin bubble could be a billion-dollar problem for banks" USA Today 12:32 PM
  • "Wall Street pauses rally as utilities, industrials fall" Reuters 5:34 PM
  • "Mid-Day Update: Stock Market Wilts as Government Shutdown Spooks Wall Street" MT Newswires 12:32 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Tick Lower After Dow 26000: Falling bond prices contribute to a pullback among shares of real-estate companies and utilities" [Paid Membership Required] 5:35 PM
  • "Hong Kong, Chinese stocks advance while Nikkei pulls back after topping 24,000" MarketWatch 6:46 AM
  • "Turkey's central bank keeps interest rates steady" MarketWatch 6:47 AM

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InformationWeek (Updated 12:50 PM CST)
  • "The World of DevOps Tools Can Make a Newbie's Head Spin"
New York Times (Updated 12:45 PM CST)
  • "Amazon Chooses 20 Finalists for Second Headquarters"
  • "They Have Seen the Future, and It's Wasting Zombies at the Arcade"
PC Magazine (Updated 12:45 PM CST)
  • "Apple, Google Shuttle Buses Attacked, Windows Broken"
  • "Two-Factor Authentication: Who Has It and How to Set It Up"
  • "Tests Show Tiny PC Performance Hit From Meltdown, Spectre Fix"
  • "We're Finally Getting a Wireless PS4 Pad Without a Light Bar"
  • "Intel: Spectre Patch Reboot Issue Affects Newer Chips, Too"
  • "Save Big on 128GB 12.9-Inch Apple iPad Pro With 4G Data"
  • "Next iOS Update Can Disable iPhone Slowdown Feature"
  • "6 Comixology Tips for Wannabe Digital Comics Dynamos"
  • "At CES, Self-Driving Tech Rivals Make Nice"
  • "How to Change Your iPhone X Wallpaper"
Reuters (Updated 12:45 PM CST)
  • "Schneider Electric says bug in its software exploited in hack"
  • "Senate passes bill renewing NSA's internet surveillance program"
  • "Amazon shortlists 20 cities, including Toronto, for second headquarters"
  • "Italy's anti-trust opens probe into Apple, Samsung phone complaints"
  • "Software AG takes hit on U.S. tax reform"
  • "Lebanese security agency turns smartphone into selfie spycam: researchers"
  • "Eni launches world's biggest industrial supercomputer"
  • "Old hands in South Korea Bitcoin market unfazed by threats of ban"
  • "Exclusive: Amazon Studios to cut back on indie films in programming shift: sources"
  • "France, Germany to make joint bitcoin regulation proposal at G20 summit"
ZDNet (Updated 12:45 PM CST)
  • "Google moves to Debian for in-house Linux desktop"
  • "GhostTeam malware crops up in Google Play - and it wants your Facebook login"
  • "Why Intel x86 must die: Our cloud-centric future depends on open source chips"
  • "Oman's stock exchange was easily hackable for months"
  • "36 of the best movies about AI, ranked"
  • "Shell drills for data insights"
  • "Asia VC investment clocks high of $15.6B"
  • "Microsoft to drop its HealthVault Insights apps"

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