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Tom Warren / The Verge:
AMD says it is making firmware updates available for Ryzen and EPYC processors this week to fix Spectre flaws, updating older processors “over the coming weeks”   —  Zero risk, but not zero impact  —  AMD's initial response to the Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws made it clear “there is a near zero risk to AMD processors.”
Jan 11, 2018, 9:25 PMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft on Spectre updates' speed impact: “single-digit slowdowns” on new PCs, big effect on PCs with Haswell/older chips and servers with I/O-intensive work   —  It's bad news for older Windows 7 and Windows 8 machines  —  Microsoft is taking the surprise step of detailing …
Jan 9, 2018, 12:40 PMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft halts AMD Meltdown and Spectre patches after reports of some AMD PCs becoming unbootable after installing recent updates   —  Microsoft blames AMD's documentation  —  Microsoft has paused distributing its Meltdown and Spectre security updates for AMD machines after reports of PCs not booting.
Jan 9, 2018, 7:50 AMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Lenovo unveils the Miix 630, an ARM-powered Windows 10 2-in-1 detachable tablet with 12.3-inch screen, coming Q2 for $799 with stylus and keyboard   —  HP and Asus both unveiled their ARM-powered Windows 10 laptops last month, and now it's Lenovo's turn.  At CES this week …
Jan 8, 2018, 10:05 PMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Epic Games blames Meltdown CPU performance issues for Fortnite downtime, releases chart showing CPU usage rise from ~17% to ~44% after patching one server   —  As the technology industry continues to react to two major CPU bugs, we're starting to see early signs of performance issues from security patches designed to fix the problems.
Jan 6, 2018, 7:40 PMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Web developers and Google's own apps are increasingly diverging from open web ethos by optimizing for Google-developed standards that first ship in Chrome   —  Chrome-only sites are a problem  —  Chrome is now the most popular browser across all devices, thanks to Android's popularity …
Jan 5, 2018, 7:35 PMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Johnson Controls unveils $319 Cortana-powered thermostat called GLAS, which runs Windows 10 IoT Core; available now for preorder, ships in March   —  Beauty comes at a price  —  Microsoft has partnered with Johnson Controls to build a thermostat.  The software giant first unveiled …
Jan 4, 2018, 10:55 AMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft issued a rare out-of-band security patch today to protect against Intel, AMD, ARM flaws; sources say patch will be applied automatically on Windows 10   —  Microsoft is issuing a rare out-of-band security update to supported versions of Windows today.
Jan 3, 2018, 4:47 PMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft Store removes Google Chrome Installer app, which only directed users to a download link, citing violation of Store policies   —  Google published a Chrome app in the Windows Store earlier today, which just directed users to a download link to install the browser.
Dec 19, 2017, 3:32 PMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Google launches Chrome app in Microsoft Store that opens itself to the Chrome download page in the default Windows 10 browser   —  Just in case you couldn't Google for it  —  Apple is planning to bring iTunes to the Windows Store next year after delaying its release, but one particular app …
Dec 19, 2017, 1:00 PMIn context

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