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.

Report: 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K Launching Oct. 1

From PC Mag: If you're looking to buy or build a new gaming rig, then it's probably worth holding out until October to start deciding on components. It's thought that Intel is getting ready to launch 9th generation 14nm++ desktop Core processors, and the first one looks mighty impressive on paper.

Android SDK cozies up to Kotlin

From InfoWorld: With the August 6 production debut of the Android 9 Pie mobile OS, Google has released an Android SDK with special capabilities for development with the Kotlin language.

Samsung Connect gets new life as SmartThings Wifi

From CNET: Samsung's mesh Wi-Fi system debuted last year as Samsung Connect. Today, Samsung announced the release of its second-generation mesh system, rebranded under the SmartThings umbrella as SmartThings Wifi. Along with new hardware, the company is partnering with Plume, a cloud-based Wi-Fi management system.

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