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Apple’s HomePod Set to Barge Into Hot Speaker Market

HomePod, Apple's long-awaited entry into the torrid smart speaker market, will be available Feb. 9, the company announced Tuesday. The HomePod, which is not quite 7 inches tall, will be offered i..

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Intel Reports Progress on Patch-Related Performance Issues

Intel appears to have encountered some daylight in its struggle to fix performance issues related to the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. The company has identified the root cause on its older Br..

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Drug Causing Blue Urine Could Prevent Transmission Of Malaria

Who would’ve thought that something as an ordinary dye could solve a deadly epidemic? Researchers may have finally found the solution to prevent malaria transmission but it has some strange side effec..

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Viacom to launch its own streaming service this year

Is there room in the market for yet another streaming service? Viacom thinks so. The company, on its earnings call on Thursday, said it’s planning to launch its own ad-supported streaming service by S..

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City of Taipei Confirms It’s Testing IOTA Tech for ID

A commissioner of Taiwan's capital city said it's working with the IOTA Foundation to develop a Digital Citizen Card using the Tangle ID system.

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Hard-coded Password Lets Attackers Bypass Lenovo’s Fingerprint Scanner

Lenovo has recently rolled out security patches for a severe vulnerability in its Fingerprint Manager Pro software that could allow leak sensitive data stored by the users.

Fingerprint Manager Pro is..

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Kryptonite 1 invests in Bluezelle, GBX, and Elastos

Kryptonite 1, a company which manages investments in blockchain ecosystem projects and cryptoassets today disclosed some new ICO token purchases that support their investment strategies. First, Krypto..

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Mercedes-AMG’s C63 S Cabrio has it all: Power, sound, fuel use, and cost

Jim Resnick
The vast chasm between “want” and “need” is a space littered with high-cost products, be they high-performance automobiles or super-premium ice cream. While the sclerotic effects of 55 p..

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The best Linux distro for privacy and security in 2018

The awesome operating system Linux is free and open source. As such, there are thousands of different ‘flavours’ available – and some types of Linux such as Ubuntu are generic and meant for many diffe..

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Best Ultrabooks 2018: top thin and light laptops reviewed

The times, they are a-changin’, as Bob Dylan would say, and for laptops that means they’re getting thinner and lighter, but also faster than ever before. That rings true for nothing else more than it ..

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