Jan 7th 2018
This Week in Tech 648
Distracted by the Sex Robots
The best explanation for the Meltdown and Spectre computer flaws comes from a comic strip. Apple eats crow over slowing iPhones. Magic Leap might not be vaporware after all - will this lead to the death of smartphones? CES 2018 predictions. Prediction #1: no Ajit Pai. SWATting death: who is to blame? Border agents phone searches are way up just as new rules limiting searches are drafted. Please stop giving this man money: Juicero founder now hawking bacteria-filled "raw water."
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- Meltdown and Spectre
- Triple Meltdown: How So Many Researchers Found a 20-Year-Old Chip Flaw At the Same Time
- XKCD: Meltdown and Spectre
- Epic Games blames Meltdown CPU performance issues for Fortnite downtime - The Verge
- 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign • The Register
- Windows Meltdown-Spectre fix: How to check if your AV is blocking Microsoft patch
- PSA: iPhone slow? Try replacing your battery!
- Apple confirms iPhones with older batteries will take hits in performance
- A Message to Our Customers about iPhone Batteries and Performance
- Apple will replace old iPhone batteries, regardless of diagnostic test results
- Magic Leap finally unveils augmented reality goggles, says it’s shipping next year
- CES 2018: Engadget
- Apple's $29 Battery Replacement Program Could Lead to 16M Fewer iPhones Sold in 2018
- Apple's $250 billion in repatriated cash: Netflix, Disney, Tesla, and other options | VentureBeat
- FCC Chairman Ajit Pai canceled his appearance at CES because of death threats
- Kansas Man Killed In ‘SWATting’ Attack
- Twitter says it does not block or remove controversial tweets of world leaders
- Mark Zuckerberg says fixing Facebook is his ‘personal challenge’ for 2018
- Samsung Galaxy S9 design revealed based on supply line leaks. USB-C, headphone jack, microSD. Dual camera on S9 Plus.
- Border Agents’ Searches of Travelers’ Phones Skyrocketed, Agency Says - WSJ
- New US Customs guidelines limit copying files and searching cloud data
- Juicero boy is back with a new idea... to sell you raw untreated water for your consumption