Intel's New 10nm Sunny Cove Architecture Announced: Trouble For AMD Ryzen In 2019?

From Forbes: Intel has announced a new 10nm microarchitecture, codenamed Sunny Cove, which will launch in 2019 and finally allow the company to deliver a smaller manufacturing process to desktop and laptop CPUs on a big scale, potentially putting it on a collision course with AMD's Ryzen 3000-series CPUs next year.

Lyft has eaten into Uber’s U.S. market share, new data suggests

From Recode: Last Thursday, it looked as though Lyft would be the first ride-hailing unicorn to go public, after it confidentially filed a draft form for an IPO. But its bigger competitor, Uber, eliminated Lyft’s lead the following day when its own plans to go public were reported. Both are expected to hit the public markets as soon as the first quarter of 2019.

So where do they stand?

ARCTIC releases new P-Fan Series

From ARCTIC Press Release: ARCTIC has expanded its range of case fans with the new P Series. The high-static pressure fan line consists of six models, each available in 120mm and 140mm versions. The P-Fans are engineered to maximize the cooling potential of radiators. Their newly designed fan blades enable a focused airflow, which makes them an ideal choice on heatsinks and radiators with higher air resistance.

Dell Going Public On Dec. 28 Following Shareholder Approval Vote

From CRN: It’s the dawn of a new day at Dell Technologies. The infrastructure giant is set to become a public company on Dec. 28, 2018, after more than 61 percent of shareholders approved the company’s bid to become public through a VMware stock swap.

Instagram launches walkie-talkie voice messaging

From Tech Crunch: You’d think Facebook would be faster at copying itself. Five years after Facebook Messenger took a cue from WhatsApp and Voxer to launch voice messaging, and four months after TechCrunch reported Instagram was testing its own walkie-talkie feature, voice messaging is rolling out globally on Instagram Direct today.

Super Micro says no evidence of spy chips found in its hardware

From CNET: Super Micro on Tuesday said an investigations firm found "absolutely no evidence" of malicious hardware on its motherboards.

In a letter sent to customers, the California hardware maker said a third-party investigations firm tested its current and older-model motherboards for evidence malicious chips or other hardware had been inserted into its products. Super Micro said it wasn't surprised by the results.

Sundar Pichai had to explain to Congress why Googling ‘idiot’ turns up pictures of Trump

From The Verge: In a House Judiciary Committee hearing today, Google CEO Sundar Pichai was asked to explain why a Google image search for “idiot” turned up pictures of Donald Trump — and whether that was a case of intentional bias.

The question came from Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), who was trying to refute the idea that Google is politically manipulating search results. “Right now, if you google the word ‘idiot’ under images, a picture of Donald Trump comes up. I just did that,” she said. “How would that happen?”

Google+ Shutting Down Earlier Than Planned Amidst Another Data Leak

From PC Mag: Google is speeding up its plans to shut down the consumer version of Google+ following the discovery of a second user data leak.

Big screens and high-end features could boost phone shipments in 2019

From CNET: After declining in 2018, smartphone shipments could see some modest growth in 2019, according to a report from IDC out Tuesday.

In 2019, smartphone shipments could rise 2.6 percent and eventually hit about 1.57 billion units by 2022.

That growth could be attributed to a shift toward bigger screens, as well as higher-end phones, the report said.

Apple faces ban on sale of older iPhones in China, Qualcomm says

From CNET: The iPhone may have hit a roadblock in China as Apple continues its legal fight with Qualcomm.

A Chinese court has ordered that four of Apple's Chinese subsidiaries must immediately stop the "importation, sale and offers for sale in China of the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X," Qualcomm said Monday in a statement. The court granted Qualcomm's request for preliminary injunctions against the Apple subsidiaries related to two of the chipmaker's patents, according to the statement.

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