Day: January 28, 2020

Cache flow problems continue for Intel: Yet more data-leaking processor design blunders discovered, patches due soon

Cache(me)Out(side), how ’bout dat? Intel on Monday issued a processor data leakage advisory, describing two chip architecture flaws, one of which it tried to fix twice before.… …read more Source:: Register

Apple’s AirPods Pro, services deliver a record holiday for the iPhone maker – CNET

Apple has been moving beyond being just the “iPhone company,” and it’s paying off. …read more Source:: CNet

Apple Q1 surges as iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro sales deliver

The company’s outlook is strong amid iPhone 11 demand. The company’s device installed base is now 1.5 billion. …read more Source:: ZDNet

AMD closes out Q4, 2019 strong, but Q1 outlook mixed

AMD’s fourth quarter earnings come a few days after Intel delivered strong fourth quarter earnings due to its data center unit. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Flicker Detector Lets You Hear What You Can’t See

Have you ever looked at modern LED lighting and noticed, perhaps on the very edge of your perception, that they seemed to be flickering? Well, that’s because they probably are. As are the LEDs in your computer monitor, or your phone’s screen. Pulse width modulation (PWM) is used extensively with LEDs to provide brightness control,…

Trolls-For-Hire Pave Way For Sophisticated Social Media Hacks

Threat actors leveraging social media for hacks and misinformation are growing more coordinated. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Journey To the ‘Doomsday Glacier’

For the first time a hole has been hot-water drilled through Thwaites Glacier to access the sea water below. Where is the water from and why is it melting the glacier so vigorously? From a report: The images are murky at first. Sediment sweeps past the camera as Icefin, a bright yellow remotely operated robot…

US Justice Department kicks off two major court cases over robocalls – CNET

It’s an effort to stop hundreds of millions of fraudulent calls causing “devastating financial harm.” …read more Source:: CNet

Karma plans electric pickup truck concept for late this year – Roadshow

The pickup’s platform will also support an SUV. …read more Source:: CNet

LabCorp Security Lapse Exposed Thousands of Medical Documents

A security flaw in LabCorp’s website exposed thousands of medical documents, like test results containing sensitive health data. From a report: It’s the second incident in the past year after LabCorp said in June that 7.7 million patients had been affected by a credit card data breach of a third-party payments processor. The breach also…