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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, January 9, 2018
"Most PCs will get slower because of the chip flaw fix" CNNMoney 7:22 PM
"Intel CEO says firm will release 'Meltdown' and 'Spectre' patches this month: Says some users may see 'larger impact' on PC performance" The Inquirer 7:01 AM
"Intel promises fix for chip flaw that left billions of devices vulnerable to hackers 'within a week'" Telegraph 8:23 AM
"Intel CEO Promises Fix for Serious Chip Security Flaw" Time 9:47 AM
"Intel shows off its new Loihi AI chip and a new 49-qubit quantum chip" TechCrunch 7:32 AM
"Intel and Micron break up NAND partnership" ZDNet 7:41 AM
"Intel shows off self-driving car stuffed with Mobileye tech: If you don't have a driverless car to showcase at CES, then go stand in the corner" The Inquirer 10:17 AM
"Intel brings out former NFL star Tony Romo at CES keynote to tout company's sports technology" GeekWire 7:01 AM
"Intel and Mobileye partner with China's SAIC on self-driving" TechCrunch 7:33 AM
"Intel's quantum computing efforts take a major step forward: Intel now has 0.0049 percent of a viable quantum computer." Engadget 7:02 AM
"Intel launches motion capture studio in LA to bring cinematic VR to Hollywood studios" TechCrunch 7:33 AM
"Here's why some AMD systems are failing to boot after installing Microsoft's patches" Neowin 7:40 AM
"Microsoft stops distributing Meltdown/Spectre patches for AMD devices after fixes brick machines" GeekWire 9:17 AM
"Microsoft says security patches slowing down PCs, servers" Reuters 2:49 PM
"Microsoft withdraws Spectre and Meltdown patch that's borking AMD machines: As we look forward to the 'Skyfall' and 'Casino Royale' vulnerabilities" The Inquirer 7:41 AM
"AMD Slashes Ryzen CPU Prices to Take On Intel's Coffee Lake" ExtremeTech 7:01 AM
"Amazon Alexa Set to Become Power Business Tool on Windows 10 PCs" eWeek 7:01 AM
"HP Spectre x360: HP's latest Spectre X360 laptop uses new Kaby Lake-G processor" Expert Reviews 9:10 AM
"HP Spectre x360 15 specs, release date, price: Features hybrid AMD-Intel processor" Christian Today 9:10 AM
"HP recalls laptops over fears they could overheat and catch fire" The Sun 9:10 AM
"HP issues laptop recall over battery blaze fears: Around 50,000 laptops recalled over faulty batteries" V3 9:10 AM
"Dell Goes for Professional Power, Portability With XPS 15 2-in-1" PC Magazine 1:06 PM
"CES 2018: Dell announces new XPS 15" ZDNet 1:10 PM
"IBM led on patents in 2017, Facebook broke into top 50 for the first time" TechCrunch 11:09 AM
"Cisco has created a Gigabit network for your car and Hyundai will be using it next year" Business Insider 2:59 PM
"This phone's fingerprint sensor is its display" MrMobile 8:15 PM
"Huawei's Mate 10 Pro is coming to the US unlocked next month" TechCrunch 6:05 PM
"Gal Gadot is Huawei's secret weapon, as US distribution plans fall through" TechCrunch 6:05 PM
"Toyota, Lexus will add Amazon Alexa to some models in 2018" ZDNet 2:49 PM
"Eastman Kodak unveils cryptocurrency, stock doubles" Reuters 9:17 PM
"Kodak announces the KodakCoin blockchain cryptocurrency" ZDNet 2:49 PM
"Fossil Shows Off Slim and Sleek Smartwatch Lineup at CES: Skagen and Kate Spade debut touch-screen smartwatches while Misfit introduces a new hybrid analog." PC Magazine 1:06 PM
"Kate Spade gets into the smart watch game" TechCrunch 10:04 AM
"T-Mobile adds 5.7 million net customers in 2017, 1.9 million in Q4" ZDNet 8:53 AM
"T-Mobile adds over 5 million customers in 2017" Reuters 8:53 AM
"YouTube finally responds to the uproar over Logan Paul's video of a dead body: 'Suicide is not a joke'" Business Insider 6:02 PM
"Google, Lenovo unveil standalone Daydream VR headset" ZDNet 2:49 PM
"Google Assistant Now Supports Over 1 Million Actions" Thurrott 8:22 AM
"SanDisk shows off the world's smallest 1TB USB-C flash drive at CES" The Verge 8:22 AM
"Nikon announces colossal $12,399 super-telephoto lens with built-in teleconverter" The Verge 8:23 AM
"BlackBerry Mobile commits to 'at least' two new phones in 2018: And both of the devices BlackBerry has in mind will have physical keyboards." Engadget 8:17 AM
"The Razer Phone will let you watch Netflix in HDR with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 sound: Bright will remain a bad movie, however" The Verge 8:17 AM
"Samsung forecasts record fourth-quarter profit, but still misses analysts' expectations" TechCrunch 7:32 AM
"10 of the best upcoming gadgets of 2018: The top innovative new gadgets on this year's horizon" The Inquirer 7:00 AM
"Meet the new smart home chip with a ridiculous 10-year battery life" BGR 7:01 AM
"CES 2018: Hands-on with HTC's untethered VR headset." BBC 7:02 AM
"Youth Villages Ready to Scale with Mozzaz Digital Health Solution Built on Microsoft Azure Platform" PRNewswire 9:22 AM
"Microsoft announces Xbox One version 1802, available for Insiders now" Neowin 7:34 AM
"Qualcomm is making Cortana smart speakers easier to build: Microsoft is way behind Alexa and Google Assistant, so this will help (a bit)." Engadget 7:02 AM
"Lenovo to make $400 million one-off charge on U.S. tax reforms" Reuters 9:17 PM
"FTC and state of Nevada crack down on revenge porn site" TechCrunch 6:04 PM
"Google fired James Damore for a controversial gender memo—now he's suing: James Damore was fired over a memo questioning women's aptitude for programming." Ars Technica 8:17 AM
"Toy firm VTech fined $650,000 over data breach" BBC 7:02 AM
"Amazon is still obliterating its biggest competition — and it's not even close" Business Insider 2:59 PM
"Honor 7X review: Honor's budget flagship impresses with its great cameras and generous battery" The Inquirer 9:40 AM
"The best Chromebooks to buy for 2018" Telegraph 8:23 AM
"Should Spectre, Meltdown Be the Death Knell for the x86 Standard?" ExtremeTech 8:18 AM
"What Are The Best Cheap Bluetooth Earbuds?" Lifehacker 7:01 AM
"Will.i.am's company I.am+ scoops up wireless earbud maker Earin" Digital Trends 6:09 PM
"Wind Mobile Founder Lacavera to Take Blockchain Company Public" Bloomberg 8:32 AM
"Red Points takes $12M to help brands beat fakes" TechCrunch 8:22 AM
"Alkami raises $70 million for mobile banking software" TechCrunch 7:32 AM
"Wonderschool gets $2.1M to bring its early childhood programs to New York City" TechCrunch 7:32 AM
"ElliQ has raised $22 million for its social robot aimed at older adults" TechCrunch 7:32 AM
"Venture capitalists poured $84 billion into startups in 2017, a massive tally not seen since the dot-com boom" GeekWire 7:01 AM
"Dow industrials log a record, set sights on 26,000 as banks, health-care rally: Boeing adds more than nearly 60 points to Dow industrials" MarketWatch 6:07 PM
"Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Jump to New Records: Both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq scored new records for the sixth consecutive session." TheStreet 6:07 PM
"Banks, Health-Care Shares Push U.S. Stocks Higher: S&P 500 has best start to a year since 1964 as major indexes close at new records" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:06 PM
"Asian stocks continue their early-year rally: Hang Seng extends winning streak; BOJ reduces long bond purchases" MarketWatch 8:52 AM
"European stocks rise for 5th session in a row, stay at highest since 2015: German data beats forecasts, helps maintain positive investing mood" MarketWatch 8:51 AM
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"Xbox Game Pass Now Includes Exclusive Xbox Games at Launch"
"Samsung's New 860 Pro SSD Maxes Out at 4TB for $1,900"
"Android 8.1 Oreo Adds Public Wi-Fi Speed Testing"
"How to Take Great Photos With Apple's iPhone X"
"Facebook Invents New Unit of Time"
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"Facebook to hand privacy controls to users ahead of EU law"
"Google gets into audiobooks as rivalry with Amazon heats up"
"Twitter COO Noto jumps ship to head online lender SoFi"
"Netflix shares hit record high after blockbuster results"
"KKR-backed cyber firm Optiv expands into Europe with deals in mind"
"Uber CEO says relationship with ex-chief Kalanick 'fine but strained'"
"Musk to get no salary unless Tesla hits milestones"
"Apple launches HomePod voice speaker, taking on Google, Amazon"
"Snapchat to let users share stories outside the app"
"U.S. cloud-computing failure could spur up to $19 billion in losses: Lloyd's"
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"Amazon Go: The impact on human jobs, retail innovation, Amazon's bottom line"
"Your iPhone 8 or iPhone X battery could wear out in about 18 months"
"Make BI applications more intuitive with search like GUI"
"Will Apple's HomePod make it in a crowded smart speaker market?"
"Apple's HomePod available Feb. 9, pre-orders start this Friday"
"Fake cryptocurrency scam delivers ransomware - and more malware when you pay up"
"Too mainstream for criminals, bitcoin is losing its ransomware appeal"
"Snoopers could eavesdrop on Tinder photos and swipes says security company"