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Meltdown, Spectre Patches, Performance & My Neighbor’s Sports Car

When a flaw in the engine of a data center server makes it run more like a Yugo than a Porsche, it’s the lawyers who will benefit. …read more

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Super Bowl sets stage for best mobile carrier network – CNET

All the major carriers have made massive upgrades to their networks in Minneapolis in preparation for Super Bowl LII. Which one did the most? …read more

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UK insurance company charges more based on email domain, first name – Roadshow

Insurance firm Admiral is now the subject of an investigation by the British Financial Conduct Authority based on its insurance pricing policies. …read more

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Microsoft’s ‘Netflix for Xbox’ will let you play Halo 6 on day one – CNET

Exclusive first-party games will now arrive day-and-date on the Xbox Game Pass subscription service. …read more

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The Second Coming of Ultrasound

Ultrasound, which works on the principle of piezoelectricity, is finding a second lease of life in medicine, Wired outlines. Applying voltage to a piezoelectric crystal makes it vibrate, sending out a sound wave. When the echo that bounces back is converted into electrical signals, you get an image of, say, a fetus, or a submarine. But in the last few years, the lo-fi tech has reinvented itself in some weird new ways. From a report: Researchers are fitting people’s heads with ultrasound-emitting helmets to treat tremors and Alzheimer’s. They’re using it to remotely activate cancer-fighting immune cells. Startups are designing swallowable capsules and ultrasonically vibrating enemas to shoot drugs into the bloodstream. One company is even using the shockwaves to heal wounds — stuff Curie never could have even imagined. So how did this 100-year-old technology learn some new tricks? With the help of modern-day medical imaging, and lots and lots of bubbles.

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Make BI applications more intuitive with search like GUI

Forrester breaks down the current landscape of business intelligence platforms. …read more

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Instagram adds GIF stickers to stories – CNET

Some users can now add an animated sticker, powered by Giphy to your Instagram story. …read more

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Democrats urge Facebook and Twitter to probe Russian bots – CNET

Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Adam Schiff have asked the platforms to investigate Russian involvement in the #ReleaseTheMemo social media campaign. …read more

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Samsung releases new, speedier 860 Pro and Evo SSDs – CNET

The most up-to-date additions to the company’s SATA interface lineup are aimed at consumers working with high-resolution photos and 4K videos. …read more

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The Mystery of the Cars Abandoned in a Robot Car Park

The mystery of why a handful of cars were abandoned in a derelict car park in Edinburgh, Capital of Scotland, may have been solved. From a report on BBC: The $7m Autosafe SkyPark used robots to stack cars and was dubbed the “car park of the future” — but went into receivership in 2003. After lying empty for more than a decade, the building in Morrison Street is now being demolished. And the work has uncovered eight cars which were left behind when the doors were closed. Images of the abandoned vehicles has sparked a number of theories about why they were never removed. But a former employee has said they could be old vehicles which were bought by the car park’s former operators to test out the robot equipment. A spokesperson said: “We can confirm that there are eight cars present at the car park on the Capital Square site, which have been there since the car park closed in 2003. The owners of the cars are unknown and they are now the property of the demolition company who will remove the cars once work begins on the levels on which they are located.”

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