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Major Linux distros have Meltdown patches, but that’s only part of the fix

Video: Why microprocessor systems’ architecture needs to go open-source The Intel Meltdown security problem is the pain that just keeps hurting. Still, there is some good news. Ubuntu and Debian Linux have patched their distributions. The bad news? It’s becoming clearer than ever that fixing Meltdown causes significant performance problems. Worst still, many older servers and appliances are running insecure,… Read more →

Dropbox confidentially files for IPO: Report

Dropbox has confidentially filed for IPO, after years of rumors about its public debut, according to Bloomberg. It’s set to be one of the most watched tech IPOs of the year. The file sharing company wants to list on a public exchange in the first half of this year, the report said. Dropbox has enlisted Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan… Read more →

Americans prefer sharing life’s milestones with their social network than in person

Video: Social marketing secrets: Going from nobody to noticed The rise of social media has forged a seismic shift in the way people share life’s milestones with friends and family. More and more of us are announcing our significant events online on social platforms. Special Feature Special report: The future of Everything as a Service (free PDF) SaaS had a… Read more →

Microsoft: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is ready for business

Microsoft’s Windows 10 Fall Creators Update release is officially ready for deployment by businesses, officials said on January 11. The Fall Creators Update, a k a 1709, is now considered by Microsoft as “fully available” for all compatible devices running Windows 10 worldwide. Microsoft began rolling out 1709 on October 17, and officials said it was the fastest Windows 10… Read more →

How much slower will your PC feel after patching for Spectre/Meltdown?

Intel made it clear that patching the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities would mean PCs taking a hit with regards to performance, but the company has now published data on just how much of a hit systems will experience. Must read: How to tell if your iPhone battery needs replacing Intel has published both data collected from both users and synthetic… Read more →

Going rogue at CES 2018: Is Huawei a 21st century Dell?

At CES 2018 this week, buried among the myriad of product previews from the various consumer electronics companies, was the news that Chinese smartphone giant Huawei was not able to successfully consummate an agreement with US mobile carrier AT&T to launch its devices in 2018, as it was previously speculated. Read also: Huawei Mate 10 Pro’s US launch promoted by… Read more →

​At CES 2018, PC makers targeting on-the-go professionals with thin, Alexa, LTE

CES 2018 The Big Trends for Business CES showcases the tech trends that will shape the year ahead. See the most important products that will impact businesses and professionals. Read More PCs and laptops have taken a back-seat at CES in recent years and this year isn’t much different. Nevertheless, there are a few themes worth noting and some laptops… Read more →

Microsoft starts testing end-to-end encrypted Skype conversations

Microsoft is rolling out to Skype Insider testers a preview of the coming end-to-end encrypted private conversation feature. In a short blog post on January 11, Microsoft officials noted that the coming end-to-end encryption will work for audio calls, text messaging and image, audio and video file transmission. Microsoft has been touting Skype as being encrypted for some time, noting… Read more →

SEC suspends trading of Blockchain firm with ‘unexplained’ market activity

File Photo The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has temporarily suspended the trade of UBI Blockchain Internet securities due to doubts cast on the firm’s recent market activities. free pdf Special report: The future of Everything as a Service SaaS has set off a revolution in the way companies consume services on-demand. We look at how it’s spreading to… Read more →

Here’s the deal with those robot pole dancers at CES 2018

If you’ve read absolutely nothing about CES this year, this may come as news: There are robot pole dancers in Las Vegas this week. More likely, you’ve already heard about them. They’ve certainly struck a chord. I have the text messages to prove it. The gist is that there’s a strip club in Las Vegas where CES attendees are flocking… Read more →

Confident Coding, book review: A useful programming primer

Confident Coding: Master the Fundamentals of Code and Supercharge Your Career • By Rob Percival • Kogan Page • ISBN 9780749479633 • 272 pages • £14.99/$19.95 Programming is such a key skill for the modern world that it’s now taught in every UK school. However, plenty of adults have never even written an HTML tag, let alone a full program…. Read more →