Arm promises massive speed boost for Intel-shunning laptops

From CNET: The "Intel Inside" marketing campaign has put an Intel sticker on millions of personal computers since it launched in 1991. But your next laptop could have Intel outside if rival chip designer Arm gets its way.

Foreshadow attacks Intel CPUs with Spectre-like tactics (but you're probably safe)

From PC World: Move over, Meltdown and Spectre. A new “Foreshadow” attack, alternatively called L1 Terminal Fault or L1TF, targets Intel’s Security Guard Extensions (SGX) within its Core chips.

Microsoft and Amazon release preview of Cortana and Alexa integration

From The Verge: Microsoft and Amazon are integrating their digital assistants this week. A new preview is being offered to both Cortana and Alexa users that will allow each digital assistant to summon each other and access additional apps and services. The integration was first announced last year and demonstrated earlier this year at Microsoft’s Build developer conference, and now Microsoft and Amazon are seeking feedback before it’s broadly rolled out to all devices.

China Stops Approving New Games for Sale

From PC Mag: China's billion-strong population loves to game which is why it comes as no surprise China is the world's largest gaming market valued at $37.9 billion. But there's a big problem we are only now learning about: the Chinese government has stopped approving new game licenses, and it hasn't done so for months.

Uber hires former NSA counsel Matt Olsen as chief security officer

From CNET: Uber named Matt Olsen, the former general counsel of the National Security Agency, as chief security officer on Tuesday, the company's CEO confirmed in a tweet.

Olsen replaces Joe Sullivan, who left in the company last November, in the wake of a hacking scandal.

"Thrilled to have Matt Olsen on board as #Uber Chief Trust and Security Officer," Dara Khosrowshahi wrote.

"He has more than earned the respect of our team at all levels while working with us over the last few months."

Cooler Master Announces Its First 360mm AIO Liquid CPU Cooler

From Cooler Master Press Release: Cooler Master introduces its first 360mm all-in-one (AIO) liquid CPU cooler. The MasterLiquid ML360R features addressable RGB LEDs on both the fans and water block and is certified compatible with ASUS, MSI and ASRock motherboards.

Nvidia Unveils Turing Architecture For More Powerful GPUs

From PC Mag: Nvidia gave a big hint that new gaming graphics cards are on the way. On Monday, the company announced its latest GPU architecture called Turing, which promises to render graphics six times faster over the company's Pascal architecture from 2016.

The new architecture is designed to enable realistic-looking light and shadow effects or what the industry calls "ray tracing." Turing can accelerate real-time ray tracing up to 25 times faster than the previous Pascal generation.

Trump signs bill banning government use of Huawei and ZTE tech

From The Verge: Huawei and ZTE technology will largely be banned from use by the US government and government contractors. The ban was signed into placed by President Trump today as a component of the much larger Defense Authorization Act.

Twitter Lite launches in 21 more countries, covering more developing markets

From CNET: Twitter Lite launched in 21 more countries, giving people in emerging markets a way to stay informed.

The slimmed down version of the app has been added to the Google Play Store in places like Argentina, Belarus, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Morocco, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Romania, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Yemen and Zimbabwe, the company announced in a blog post.

Cooler Master in Collaboration with AMD Announces the Wraith Ripper

From Cooler Master Press Release: Cooler Master announces the Wraith Ripper, the official air cooler for the 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper desktop processor, as part of an exclusive partnership with AMD. The Wraith Ripper is designed, specifically, to keep the 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper cool under the most strenuous conditions and manage up to 250W TDP.

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