This tiny chip's 'quantum shot noise' could revolutionize mobile and IoT security

From PC World: Engineers at South Korea’s SK Telecom have developed a tiny chip that could help secure communications on a myriad of portable electronics and IOT devices.

The chip is just 5 millimeters square—smaller than a fingernail—and is capable of generating mathematically provable random numbers. Such numbers are the basis for highly-secure encryption systems and producing them in such a small package hasn’t been possible until now.

Intel isn't yet done with x86 smartphone chips

From InfoWorld: Smartphones with Intel-based x86 chips aren't dead yet. Intel may have stopped making Atom chips for smartphones, but a partner is keeping that effort alive.

Chinese chip maker Spreadtrum is still making x86 smartphone chips based on the Atom architecture named Airmont. The company will ship a powerful eight-core Atom variant for smartphones in the second half of this year.

Qualcomm details plans for Windows 10 PCs with Snapdragon 835 chips

From PC World: Qualcomm has big plans to bring back ARM to Windows 10 PCs, and there is a chance that its Snapdragon 835 could support Windows Holographic for VR headsets.

The company is already working with major PC makers for using Windows 10 with Snapdragon 835, its latest chip introduced in Sony’s Xperia XZ smartphone at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

BlackBerry returns with 3 possible new phones in 2017

From CNET: The BlackBerry KeyOne may soon see some siblings.

TCL isn't wasting time building up its portfolio of phones using the BlackBerry name. The company plans to release as many as three phones this year, TCL Communications Nicolas Zibell said in an interview on Saturday.

The company is working on an all-touchscreen version, a spiritual successor to the DTEK 50 and DTEK 60 phones, which it also built for BlackBerry itself, according to a source familiar with the rollout plans. TCL will likely get rid of the DTEK branding, the source said.

Samsung's disjointed OS strategy poses a hurdle for users

From InfoWorld: Samsung’s Windows-based Galaxy Books, unveiled today at Mobile World Congress, point to a critical weakness in the company’s multiple-OS strategy.

The company uses Windows 10 in PCs, Android in smartphones, and Tizen across wearables and smart appliances. This has led to a lack of coherence among Samsung devices, in contrast to the near-seamless product integration that has fueled Apple’s success as the world’s most valued company.

Lenovo to integrate Amazon Alexa in Moto smartphones

From PC World: Lenovo is working with Amazon to get the Alexa voice assistant into a range of Motorola smartphones, and in the process, looking to depose Google's voice assistant technology.

The partners will first focus on developing an Alexa "Mod," a block that will attach to a Moto Z modular handset. The companies will then integrate Alexa directly into a variety of Moto handsets and devices, Lenovo said during a press conference in Barcelona on Sunday.

Google will add Assistant to non-Pixel smartphones this week

From InfoWorld: Google Assistant might be the future of voice-controlled intelligence on our Google devices, but Google hasn’t made it easy to get it. There are versions of it on Google Home, the new LG watches, and in Allo chats, but if you wanted the full mobile Assistant experience, you had to commit to buying one of Google’s Pixel phones.

WhatsApp building new app for businesses

From CNET: WhatsApp last week introduced its revamped Snapchat-esque Stories feature, but that's not all the Facebook-owned messenger has up its sleeve.

The company late last week announced it's working on a new commercial messaging platform specifically for businesses, according to the Hindustan Times.

"WhatsApp for Business is all about small and medium businesses, WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton reportedly said, "where you have a small employee count and have a large customer count, and the goals are very different."

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CRYORIG A80 Review (Page 1 of 4)

For those who are dating or married, ten days ago was probably a pretty significant day in the early year. For myself, it was another day to make sure I do something special for my compadre, even if it is something small. I think the most standard gifts to give on this day are flowers and chocolate. However, I have never liked giving standard gifts, despite my lacking creativity. Last year, I found a place in Calgary that combined the two gifts to make chocolate roses. As she loves food more than flowers, I felt it was fitting. As for this year, I really did not have an idea until a few days before Valentine's, when I came across a Facebook post about a girl receiving a bouquet of chicken nuggets. While I laughed, my compadre loved the idea, so I decided to use this idea and add a bit more. In addition to the chicken nuggets I bought on Valentine's, I baked some brownies and arranged it all together with bamboo skewers and a cup, forming it into a bouquet of deliciousness. Even though I am pretty sure she would still be happy with flowers and chocolate, I wanted to do something special. From all this, you can see a standard solution for a problem can be good, but sometimes it takes a bit of ingenuity to flex the norm into something more fitting for the audience. Today's review of the CRYORIG A80 illustrates this point too. As an AIO liquid cooler, you might pass this off as another water cooler, but on closer inspection, you will notice a third fan placed right above the CPU heatsink. This small change is said to bring better cooling for not only the processor, but the components around it. So I can only ask, is this just a flash of a good idea, or does it actually deliver in practice? I guess we will find out when we dig in deeper today!


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