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Mariella Moon / Engadget:
Intel says Spectre and Meltdown patches can also reboot newer Skylake and Kaby Lake systems; performance impact can be as high as 25% under some conditions   —  Intel has revealed that even its newer CPUs are affected by the frequent reboot problems brought about by the Spectre/Meltdown patches.
Jan 18, 2018, 7:05 AMIn context
Saqib Shah / Engadget:
Contraceptive app Natural Cycles, used by over 500K women, reported to regulator by Swedish hospital after reportedly causing 37 unwanted pregnancies   —  A contraceptive app used by more than 500,000 women has come under fire after reportedly causing 37 unwanted pregnancies.
Jan 16, 2018, 8:55 AMIn context
Mariella Moon / Engadget:
Intel releases breakdown of performance slowdown on Windows 10 after Spectre and Meltdown patches: ~6% for 8th-gen CPUs, ~7% for 7th-gen, ~8% for 6th-gen   —  Your personal computers will be less than 10 percent slower after you install the Spectre/Meltdown fix, Intel has revealed in a blog post.
Jan 11, 2018, 11:35 AMIn context
Jamie Rigg / Engadget:
Maker of Blocks modular smartwatch, unveiled at CES in 2015, says it's on track to deliver units to all its Kickstarter backers within the next few months   —  It's been several years since Blocks had its initial 15 minutes of fame, capturing the internet's attention with the idea of a modular smartwatch.
Jan 9, 2018, 3:10 PMIn context
Nicole Lee / Engadget:
Lenovo unveils Mirage Solo, its first Google WorldSense VR headset, which has dual mics, 2560x1440 screen, Snapdragon 835, 4GB RAM, ships Q2 for “under $400”   —  Last year, Google announced that it would be making standalone Daydream headsets with the help of HTC and Lenovo.
Jan 9, 2018, 2:35 PMIn context
Cherlynn Low / Engadget:
Dell unveils Mobile Connect which lets you handle your smartphone's calls, messages, and more from your laptop, to be preinstalled on many Dell PC lines in 2018   —  Having to look at your phone while you're in the middle of writing an important report can be incredibly distracting.
Jan 9, 2018, 1:45 PMIn context
Mariella Moon / Engadget:
Anker announces Roav Viva, a USB car charger with Alexa enabled via Bluetooth 4.0, available for preorder now in the US on Amazon for $50   —  Some automakers are already planning to load their new models with Amazon's famous voice assistant, but you don't need to buy a new car to have Alexa as a road companion.
Jan 9, 2018, 12:30 AMIn context
Devindra Hardawar / Engadget:
HP updates Spectre x360 15 laptop with 8th-gen Intel CPUs, fingerprint reader, Radeon RX Vega M or Nvidia GeForce MX150 GPUs, starting at $1,370, ships March 18   —  You'd be hard pressed to see a big difference between HP's last Spectre x360 15, and the new version of the convertible it's debuting at CES.
Jan 8, 2018, 4:00 AMIn context
Devindra Hardawar / Engadget:
Intel announces a new NUC powered by Intel Core with Radeon RX Vega M Graphics, claims it's the smallest VR-capable computer on the market   —  Intel claims it's the smallest VR-capable computer ever.  We've called Intel's NUC “the future of tiny desktops.”
Jan 7, 2018, 9:55 PMIn context
Daniel Cooper / Engadget:
What to expect at CES 2018: from energy efficient laptops, high-end TVs, and self-driving car tech to AR/VR gaming, robots, and smart home tech   —  It's January, which means that Las Vegas, or the bit that pretends not to be Las Vegas for tax reasons, will play host to CES.
Jan 5, 2018, 8:30 AMIn context

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