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32 class action suits filed against Intel over Spectre and Meltdown flaws

32 class action suits filed against Intel over Spectre and Meltdown flaws

Enlarge / This may become the new default imagery for Spectre and Meltdown around Intel. In its annual SEC filing, Intel has rev ...
Intel’s graphics driver update makes gaming easier on HP, Asus laptops

Intel’s graphics driver update makes gaming easier on HP, Asus laptops

An Intel 8th-generation processorImage: lili sams/mashableBy Monica Chin2018-02-16 19:34:10 UTC Intel has updated its graphics control software, ...
Apple dictates that all new apps must fully support the iPhone X screen

Apple dictates that all new apps must fully support the iPhone X screen

Enlarge / Here is a comparison of the safe area in landscape mode on the iPhone 8 and on the iPhone X. Today, Apple emailed iOS ...
AMD sending out free processors to solve firmware flashing Catch-22

AMD sending out free processors to solve firmware flashing Catch-22

Enlarge / An original Ryzen die; this one doesn't have a GPU so it should work with any firmware. Well; this one won't, it's been etched t ...
Internet rages after Google removes “view image” button, bowing to Getty

Internet rages after Google removes “view image” button, bowing to Getty

Enlarge / Google Image search will no longer offer the "view image" button, which directly linked to an image. Google This week, ...
Microsoft offers $200 off Surface Pro to celebrate its fifth anniversary

Microsoft offers $200 off Surface Pro to celebrate its fifth anniversary

Enlarge / Surface Pro with a Cobalt Blue Type Cover. Microsoft's first x86 PC, then known as the Surface with Windows 8 Pro, hit ...
Microsoft’s compiler-level Spectre fix shows how hard this problem will be to solve

Microsoft’s compiler-level Spectre fix shows how hard this problem will be to solve

The Meltdown and Spectre attacks that use processor speculative execution to leak sensitive information have resulted in a wide ...
Google experiment writes IM replies for you, lets you send them with a tap

Google experiment writes IM replies for you, lets you send them with a tap

Enlarge / Google's two demo smart replies, now directly in a notification. Google's "smart reply" feature in Android is a prett ...
American Horror Story creator to call Netflix home in multimillion-dollar deal

American Horror Story creator to call Netflix home in multimillion-dollar deal

Netflix's latest content grab ushers the mind behind Nip/Tuck, Glee, and American Horror Story into the company. The streaming ...
Snap lures influencers with new analytics tools for Stories

Snap lures influencers with new analytics tools for Stories

As Snapchat users continue to sign online petitions and retweet desperate pleas for the company to walk back its redesign, the company is looking to m ...
Google is good at building phones but terrible at selling them

Google is good at building phones but terrible at selling them

Enlarge / The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Ron Amadeo With the recent acquisition of one of HTC's smartphone teams, Google appears mo ...
Fast talker: Alexa may offer speedier answers with Amazon-made AI chips

Fast talker: Alexa may offer speedier answers with Amazon-made AI chips

Amazon wants to cut the lag time between your asking Alexa a question and the virtual assistant giving you an answer. According ...
Here’s what Siri would have been like on MS-DOS in 1987

Here’s what Siri would have been like on MS-DOS in 1987

Alexa, Google Assistant, Cortana, Siri, and Bixby, we guess, are getting more and more prevalent, the narrative goes. A lot of ...
Desktop Ryzens with Vega graphics: Is fastest ever integrated GPU fast enough?

Desktop Ryzens with Vega graphics: Is fastest ever integrated GPU fast enough?

Enlarge / The dark block on the left is the four core Zen CCX. On the right is the GPU.AMD Last year's release of the Ryzen proc ...
Reddit audiophiles test HomePod, say it sounds better than $1,000 speaker

Reddit audiophiles test HomePod, say it sounds better than $1,000 speaker

Enlarge / Apple's new HomePod speaker retails for $350.Apple Apple released its much-hyped HomePod speaker to the masses last we ...
Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection coming to Windows 7 and 8.1

Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection coming to Windows 7 and 8.1

Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), Microsoft's security software that combines end-point security and data coll ...
With Blink’s camera chip and a few AA batteries, Amazon goes low-energy

With Blink’s camera chip and a few AA batteries, Amazon goes low-energy

Blink At the end of 2017, Amazon quietly purchased Blink, a smart home security camera company known for its relatively affordab ...
Apple’s iOS 12 strategy: Take more time to squash the bugs

Apple’s iOS 12 strategy: Take more time to squash the bugs

Enlarge / The new 10.5-inch iPad Pro.Andrew Cunningham Apple has new features planned for its big, new iOS update—but not as man ...
VideoLAN VLC releases version 3.0 with HDR and 360-degree video

VideoLAN VLC releases version 3.0 with HDR and 360-degree video

Enlarge / The interface doesn't look that different, but a lot of new features are hiding in there.Samuel Axon The popular cross ...
Why You Should Never Bite Your iPhone's Battery

Why You Should Never Bite Your iPhone's Battery

Read more...More about Iphone, Mashable Reels, Sn Reels, Tech, and Iphone ...
From July on, Chrome will brand plain old HTTP as “Not secure”

From July on, Chrome will brand plain old HTTP as “Not secure”

As more and more websites offer access over encrypted HTTPS, Chrome will soon brand any site served up over plain, unencrypted ...
Android Wear is getting killed, and it’s all Qualcomm’s fault

Android Wear is getting killed, and it’s all Qualcomm’s fault

Enlarge / The LG Watch Sport.Ron Amadeo Ars Technica would like to wish a very special second birthday to the Qualcomm Snapdrago ...
The 2018 Ars Technica Valentine’s Day gift guide

The 2018 Ars Technica Valentine’s Day gift guide

We, the unfeeling and tech-obsessed robots of Ars Technica, are not ones for romance. We’re usually more concerned with the inn ...
Man claims his Apple AirPods exploded while at the gym

Man claims his Apple AirPods exploded while at the gym

Not this again.Image: Dustin drankoski/mashableBy Johnny Lieu2018-02-09 05:32:03 UTC Another tech product, another explosive allegation. Except ...
Lenovo X1 Carbon laptop has a screw loose, poses a fire hazard

Lenovo X1 Carbon laptop has a screw loose, poses a fire hazard

Enlarge / Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5th Generation. Lenovo has issued a recall of 5th generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptops buil ...
Leak of iBoot code to GitHub could potentially help iPhone jailbreakers

Leak of iBoot code to GitHub could potentially help iPhone jailbreakers

Samuel Axon On the evening of February 7, Motherboard's Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai reported that code from the secure boot-up ...
Under Armour HOVR review: Smarter running shoes, light on gimmicks

Under Armour HOVR review: Smarter running shoes, light on gimmicks

Enlarge / Vaguely reminiscent of the brand's infamous Steph Curry design.Valentina Palladino In recent years, I've tracked my ru ...
Can you watch the Winter Olympics in 4K and HDR? Comcast tells Ars “no”

Can you watch the Winter Olympics in 4K and HDR? Comcast tells Ars “no”

Enlarge / The opening ceremonies will take place right here—and if you want to see them in 4K, you'll have to wait longer and jump through ...
Intel releases new Spectre microcode update for Skylake; other chips remain in beta

Intel releases new Spectre microcode update for Skylake; other chips remain in beta

Enlarge / Intel Skylake Core i7-6700K.Orestis Bastounis After recommending customers not use its microcode fix for Broadwell and ...
Nest is done as a standalone Alphabet company, merges with Google

Nest is done as a standalone Alphabet company, merges with Google

There's a shakeup at Nest today. Following previous rumors back in November, Google just announced Nest will no longer be a sta ...
Google’s “Yeti” is reportedly a gaming hardware, streaming service beast

Google’s “Yeti” is reportedly a gaming hardware, streaming service beast

The Asus Nexus Player (with controller, pictured) was the closest we've ever gotten to a Google gaming device. A wild report fr ...
HP embraces Thunderbolt 3 as it brings premium features to mainstream systems

HP embraces Thunderbolt 3 as it brings premium features to mainstream systems

Enlarge / ZBook 15u G5 internals. As a corporate machine, it's easy to take apart and repair. After spending some years improvin ...
How will new iPhones manage power? Apple’s response to senator raises questions

How will new iPhones manage power? Apple’s response to senator raises questions

In early January, Senator John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, called upon App ...
Amazon Prime Exclusive Android phones dump lock-screen ads

Amazon Prime Exclusive Android phones dump lock-screen ads

Amazon has announced it is dumping the lock-screen ads from its Prime Exclusive Phone program. Since 2016, the massive online r ...
The reMarkable E Ink Tablet Is Way Too Good For Its Software (and Price)

The reMarkable E Ink Tablet Is Way Too Good For Its Software (and Price)

All images and videos: Andrew Liszewski/GizmodoDo you remember when everyone thought the arrival of the iPad heralded the demise of E Ink-based device ...
Instagram, Snapchat, and WhatsApp get better photos on the Pixel 2

Instagram, Snapchat, and WhatsApp get better photos on the Pixel 2

Enlarge / The Pixel 2 cameras.Ron Amadeo Google is opening up the Pixel 2's Google-designed machine learning SoC, the Pixel Visu ...
Windows 10 S becoming a mode, not a version, as Microsoft shakes up its pricing

Windows 10 S becoming a mode, not a version, as Microsoft shakes up its pricing

With the next big update to Windows 10, version 1803, Microsoft is making some big changes to how it sells the software to OEMs ...
Hulu and Vue fumbled during the Super Bowl (but so did NBC)

Hulu and Vue fumbled during the Super Bowl (but so did NBC)

Samuel Axon Last night was the big night forTV livestreaming services—until it wasn't. Hulu's live stream of Super Bowl LII cut ...
Telegram iOS app removed from App Store last week due to child pornography

Telegram iOS app removed from App Store last week due to child pornography

The encrypted messaging app Telegram was mysteriously removed from Apple's App Store last week for a number of hours. At the ti ...
Samsung leader walks from prison after bribery charges “suspended”

Samsung leader walks from prison after bribery charges “suspended”

Enlarge / Lee Jae-yong, vice chairman of Samsung, seen here leaving a court hearing in January 2017.Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images ...
As Sony CEO Kaz Hirai steps down, the future of some products is in question

As Sony CEO Kaz Hirai steps down, the future of some products is in question

Enlarge / Sony CEO Kaz Hirai Sony CEO Kaz Hirai will step down from his post on April 1, 2018—six years to the day after he firs ...
Microsoft adds new, cheaper versions of the Surface Laptop and Surface Book 2

Microsoft adds new, cheaper versions of the Surface Laptop and Surface Book 2

Justin Wolfson Perhaps in response to the lower volume of Surface systems sold, Microsoft today introduced two cut-price Surface ...
YouTube TV subscribers can now watch live TV on Apple TV, Roku devices

YouTube TV subscribers can now watch live TV on Apple TV, Roku devices

Enlarge / The 2017 Roku Ultra.Samuel Axon Nearly a year after its debut, YouTube TV is available on two huge streaming platforms ...
YouTube will put disclaimers on state-funded broadcasts to fight propaganda

YouTube will put disclaimers on state-funded broadcasts to fight propaganda

Valentina Palladino YouTube's latest strategy to fight the spread of misinformation involves putting a disclaimer on videos from ...
Flying electric air taxi gets a boost from Toyota, JetBlue

Flying electric air taxi gets a boost from Toyota, JetBlue

Flying taxis hope to be the answer for sluggish commutes.Image: Getty Images/iStockphotoBy Sasha Lekach2018-02-01 23:03:41 UTC When taxis fly. ...
Microsoft extends Windows 10 support period, but makes cuts to Office 2019

Microsoft extends Windows 10 support period, but makes cuts to Office 2019

Enlarge / Licensing is not really the easiest topic to illustrate.Peter Bright In the olden days, Microsoft's support policy for ...
Google joins “universal stylus” group, hopes for cross-device compatibility

Google joins “universal stylus” group, hopes for cross-device compatibility

Enlarge / The Pixelbook Pen.Valentina Palladino Google has joined the Universal Stylus Initiative (USI), a group of over 30 comp ...
Apple clarifies which audio sources are supported on HomePod speakers

Apple clarifies which audio sources are supported on HomePod speakers

Apple Since Apple's HomePod became available for preorder last week, there has been confusion about the music it can play. Apple ...
Op-ed: Apple was right to throttle iPhones, but some things still need to change

Op-ed: Apple was right to throttle iPhones, but some things still need to change

Samuel Axon This week, we learned that the US Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating ...
Microsoft 2Q18: Trump tax hit turns strong quarter into $6.3B loss

Microsoft 2Q18: Trump tax hit turns strong quarter into $6.3B loss

Microsoft has posted the results of the second quarter of its 2018 financial year, running up until December 31, 2017. Revenue ...
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