Intel Hit With Class Action Lawsuits Over ‘Meltdown’ Security Flaw  [LINK]
Intel is facing multiple lawsuits over Meltdown and Spectre, but it's not clear that consumers have been harmed in this scenario -- at least, not in a legally actionable way. The post Intel Hit With Class Action Lawsuits Over ‘Meltdown’ ... [Read More]
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Google has planted its flag at CES  [LINK]
 Google’s here, and it’s planning something big. The company’s presence is impossible to miss as you drive down Paradise Road toward the Las Vegas Convention Center. Like much the rest of the show, the company’s parking l... [Read More]
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TITAN V: Now NVIDIA is talking deep-learning horsepower  [LINK]
(Tech Xplore)—'Desktop GPU' is a phrase that could take scientific researchers places, with NVIDIA in the frontlines of their newcomer, TITAN V. This is a graphics card created for the PC. [Read More]
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Andy Rubin is back at Essential after leave of absence following reports of improper behavior  [LINK]
 Essential smartphone startup founder Andy Rubin, who took a leave of absence last month in light of allegations of an improper relationship at his previous employer, has returned to work, Recode reports. Citing sources, Recode reports Rubin&rsq... [Read More]
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Jony Ive is leading Apple’s design team again  [LINK]
 Two years ago, Jony Ive was promoted to chief design officer at Apple. The newly created role found the company’s beloved designer taking a break from day to day management of the team, handing the reins over to VPs Richard Howarth and Al... [Read More]
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Nvidia’s $2,999 Titan V is a 110 teraflop GPU for AI processing  [LINK]
 Nvidia cards are the de facto standard for running machine learning workloads and today, the company added yet another high-end compute-centric card to its line-up: the Titan V. This card, which is based on Nvidia’s Volta architecture, fe... [Read More]
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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 focuses on AI, VR and battery life  [LINK]
 Qualcomm teased its new flagship smartphone chip at day one of its Summit in Maui, and, as expected, the company’s got a lot more to offer us on day two. The Snapdragon 845 is the latest premium processor, due out next year. And like its ... [Read More]
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The Snapdragon 845 is Qualcomm’s next flagship processor  [LINK]
 It was a busy day in Maui as Qualcomm kicked off this year’s Snapdragon Tech Summit. The San Diego chipmaker announced a two-in-one PC form factor powered by the Snapdragon 835 that has some big name hardware partners like Asus and HP beh... [Read More]
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Elvie’s founder says to ignore the femtech naysayers  [LINK]
 Elvie, the maker of a connected pelvic floor trainer that helps women with bladder control and yes, even better sex, has proven there’s a market for so-called “femtech” devices. After generating 1 million euros in its first mo... [Read More]
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Google is working on a fix for a bug that’s causing Home Minis to crash at high volume  [LINK]
 It’s been a bugged-filled couple of months for Google’s hardware team. The list of issues hitting devices announced at the company’s Pixel 2 event in October just grew by another, as users have begun reporting Home Mini crashe... [Read More]
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Wearable numbers get a bump, as consumers shift focus to smarter devices  [LINK]
 The wearable space seems to still be figuring itself out — though in spite of some reports about the death of the category, overall growth remains one of the few constants. According to the latest numbers from IDC, the global bump was pre... [Read More]
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FDA clears AliveCor’s Kardiaband as the first medical device accessory for the Apple Watch  [LINK]
 The Food and Drug Administration has just cleared AliveCor’s Kardiaband EKG reader as the first medical device accessory for the Apple Watch. Europe has been able to use a version of the Kardiaband for Apple Watch for some time now but, t... [Read More]
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System with thousands of Raspberry Pi nodes brings affordable testbed to supercomputing system  [LINK]
A quest to help the systems software community work on very large supercomputers without having to actually test on them has spawned an affordable, scalable system using thousands of inexpensive Raspberry Pi nodes. It brings a powerful high-performan... [Read More]
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The Pixel 2’s dormant Visual Core chip gets activated in the latest Android developer preview  [LINK]
 Sadly, not all of the Pixel 2’s surprises have been the good sort since Google’s latest flagship launched. Visual Core is one of the more pleasant ones, though — a custom system-on-a-chip (SoC) that’s just been hanging o... [Read More]
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OnePlus 5T makes the best deal in smartphones even better  [LINK]
 Three years and seven phones later, it’s hard to argue with OnePlus’s methods. That’s not to say it hasn’t made its share of missteps along the way (it definitely has), but the company has produced quality phones at affo... [Read More]
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The Moto Z’s Alexa Smart Speaker is mostly useless  [LINK]
 The Moto Z is a phone built around a strong gimmick, but it’s a gimmick nonetheless. A little over a year after release, the company has added some interesting Mods to its selection, but none have offered an entirely compelling justificat... [Read More]
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How to Increase Dedicated Video RAM in Windows 10  [LINK]
Seeing errors related to video RAM on your Windows PC? Struggling to run graphic-intensive programs like video editors and new video games? You may need more video RAM. But what even is that, and how can you increase it? We’ll share everything ... [Read More]
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Apple acquired augmented reality headset startup Vrvana for $30M  [LINK]
 As Apple reportedly ramps up work to ship an augmented reality headset in 2020, it has acquired a startup from Montreal, Canada that could help it get there. TechCrunch has learned that Apple has acquired Vrvana, maker of the Tot... [Read More]
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10 excellent battery pack gifts for your friend whose phone always dies  [LINK]
 After putting our favorite battery packs in various gift guides over the years, we decided to go all out this year and do a gift guide JUST for battery packs. I consider myself something of a battery pack aficionado, so I decided to step up to ... [Read More]
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How to Increase Dedicated Video RAM in Windows 10  [LINK]
Seeing errors related to video RAM on your Windows PC? Struggling to run graphic-intensive programs like video editors and new video games? You may need more video RAM. But what even is that, and how can you increase it? We’ll share everything you need to know about video RAM, so read on! What Is Video RAM? Video RAM (or VRAM, pronounced “vee-RAM”) is a special type of RAM that w... [Read More]
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How the Kindle was designed through 10 years and 15 generations  [LINK]
 Amazon’s Chris Green, VP of Design at its Lab126 hardware arm, talked with me for a retrospective of the design choices that have defined and redefined the device, and the reasoning behind them. Green has been at Lab126 for a long time, b... [Read More]
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Amazon’s all-new Echo goes (RED) for a limited time  [LINK]
 The new Echo is a better looking device than its predecessor, thanks in large part to its various fabric coverings. Now, there’s a new option for the outer shell: A PRODUCT(RED) special limited edition. The fabric outer comes in red, appr... [Read More]
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Authorities serve Apple a warrant for Texas shooter’s iPhone  [LINK]
 Two weeks ago today, 26 people were killed by a gunman at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Two phones were discovered at the scene: older push-button LG and what local news described as a “blood spattered” Apple iP... [Read More]
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Nuraphones’ custom profiles bring out new detail in familiar songs  [LINK]
 I promised myself I wouldn’t read any work email (I failed), wouldn’t tweet (failed) and wouldn’t bring along any homework — I failed there too, but that one I don’t actually feel bad about. We’ve been follow... [Read More]
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