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Chinese server hack story doesn't convince chip CEOs - CNET

CNET News - 6 hours 4 min ago
The heads of NXP and Ampere say the idea that spying chips could be inserted into servers isn't practical.

Our moon is the hottest property in the solar system right now

Engadget - 6 hours 7 min ago
The space race is heating up again in ways we haven't seen since the end of the Cold War. We haven't been to the moon since 1972 but a number of private companies and national agencies have begun looking to our nearest celestial neighbor with renewed...

NASA maps deadly California fire destruction from space - CNET

CNET News - 6 hours 11 min ago
Sobering satellite images show how the wildfires have torn across California.

Oculus Rift releases Spheres, VR film that nabbed seven-figure deal - CNET

CNET News - 6 hours 11 min ago
The trippy space flick was the first virtual-reality experience to sell to a distributor for more than a million dollars.

Top 5 things you'll do in a self-driving car - Roadshow

CNET News - 6 hours 16 min ago
What will you do when you don't have to drive?

Razer Phone 2 will be available from AT&T on November 16th

Engadget - 6 hours 23 min ago
If you're in the US, you no longer have to buy the Razer Phone 2 online or visit a big-box store -- it could be available at a carrier shop around the corner. AT&T has announced that it will carry the gaming-oriented smartphone both online and a...

Waymo CEO: Autonomous cars won't ever be able to drive in all conditions - CNET

CNET News - 6 hours 23 min ago
And it will be decades before self-driving cars are all over the roads, John Krafcik says.

Amazon announces HQ2 in a split decision (The 3:59, Ep. 489) - CNET

CNET News - 6 hours 29 min ago
New York and Virginia are Amazon's prime selections.

Samsung Galaxy S10 leak points to 'punch hole' selfie cam - CNET

CNET News - 6 hours 32 min ago
Also an in-display fingerprint sensor, the new One UI and three rear cameras.

Intel Launches New Core i9-9980XE 18-Core CPU With 4.5GHz Boost Clock

SlashDot - 6 hours 37 min ago
MojoKid writes: When Intel officially announced its 9th Generation Core processors, it used the opportunity to also unveil a refreshed line-up of 9th Gen-branded Core-X series processors. Unlike other 9th Gen Core i products, however, which leverage an updated Coffee Lake microarchitecture, new processors in Intel's Core-X series remain based on Skylake-X architecture but employ notable tweaks in manufacturing and packaging of the chips, specifically with a solder TIM (Thermal Interface Material) under their heat spreaders for better cooling and more overclocking headroom. The Core i9-9980XE is the new top-end CPU that supplants the Core i9-7980XE at the top of Intel's stack. The chip features 18 Skylake-X cores (36 threads) with a base clock of 3.0GHz that's 400MHz higher than the previous gen. The Core i9-9980XE has max Turbo Boost 2.0 and Turbo Boost Max 3.0 frequencies of 4.4GHz and 4.5GHz, which are 200MHz and 100MHz higher than Intel's previous gen Core i9-7980XE, respectively. In the benchmarks, the new Core i9-9980XE is easily the fastest many-core desktop processor Intel has released to date, out-pacing all previous-gen Intel processors and AMD Threadripper X series processors in heavily threaded applications. However, the 18-core Core i9-9980XE typically trailed AMD's 24 and 32-core Threadripper WX series processors. Intel's Core i9-9980XE also offered relatively strong single-threaded performance, with an IPC advantage that's superior to any AMD Ryzen processor currently.

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Kindle Paperwhite review (2018): A classic, updated

Engadget - 6 hours 37 min ago
Until now, the Kindle Paperwhite had three mortal enemies: water, airplane seatback pockets (just me that keeps leaving them on planes?) and book snobs. While there's no hope for the latter, one of those issues isn't long for this world, as this year...

UK's largest mobile carrier will launch 5G in 16 cities next year

Engadget - 6 hours 53 min ago
EE, the largest mobile carrier in the UK, is planning to launch its 5G network in 16 cities across the country in 2019. The carrier will flip the switch on the high-speed network in heavily trafficked areas in the UK's busiest cities. The initial lau...

The best home and kitchen gear to give as gifts

Engadget - 7 hours 7 min ago
There are plenty of technology gifts that can make someone's domestic life easier, but where to start? For this year's holiday gift guide we've chosen eight devices that can help out in both the kitchen and the home at large. Smart speakers are hot o...

Apple iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S9 and Xiaomi Mi 6 Smartphones Hacked At Pwn2Own Tokyo

SlashDot - 7 hours 17 min ago
wiredmikey writes: Apple iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S9 and Xiaomi Mi 6 smartphones were all hacked on the first day of the Pwn2Own Tokyo 2018 contest taking place this week alongside the PacSec security conference in Tokyo, Japan. Pwn2Own Tokyo 2018 participants earned a total of $225,000 on the first day of the event. On the second day, at least two teams will make additional attempts to hack the iPhone X and the Xiaomi Mi 6.

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Facebook bug allowed other sites to view users' likes and interests

Engadget - 7 hours 23 min ago
Facebook's privacy woes are a little murkier after it emerged a bug allowed websites to extract certain data from users' profiles, such as their interests and likes, without them knowing about it. Facebook fixed the bug a few days after Imperva secur...

Razer Phone 2 comes to AT&T this week for play on installment plan - CNET

CNET News - 7 hours 24 min ago
Only AT&T will let you buy the $800 phone for as little as $27 a month.

2020 Ford Bronco pics leak from dealer meeting, looks rad AF - Roadshow

CNET News - 7 hours 29 min ago
It doesn't look anything like any other Ford SUV.

Moment's latest telephoto lens is designed for newer phones

Engadget - 7 hours 37 min ago
Moment released a telephoto lens for phones back in 2014, but it was designed for small phones like the iPhone 5S and quickly developed distortion on phones with larger camera sensors. You had to investigate alternatives like OlloClip's upcoming Pro...