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How to protect your PC against the major ‘Meltdown’ CPU security flaw

Everything we know so far<p>Details have emerged on two major processor security flaws this week, and the industry is scrambling to issue fixes and secure machines for customers. Dubbed “Meltdown” and “Spectre,” the flaws affect nearly every device made in the past 20 years. The Meltdown flaw …

Information Security
Biotechnology

China is building 30 ‘sponge cities’ that aim to soak up floodwater and prevent disaster

Like many places around the world, Chinese cities are considering ways to combat flooding in the face of climate change. Increased urban development has made flooding worse, and has turned some neighborhoods into vulnerable waterfront locations.<p>In 2010, landslides from flooding killed approximately …

Water

Send scam emails to this chatbot and it’ll waste their time for you

Chatbots. They’re usually a waste of your time, so why not have them waste someone else’s instead? Better yet: why not have them waste an <i>email scammer’s</i> time.<p>That’s the premise behind Re:scam, an email chatbot operated by New Zealand cybersecurity firm Netsafe. Next time you get a dodgy email in …

Bots

All 65 of Netflix's notable original shows, ranked from worst to best

With popular shows like "Stranger Things" and "The End of the F***ing World," Netflix has hit the mark with both critics and audiences.<p>But the service has also had its share of critical flops, including the Marvel series "Iron Fist" and the Kathy Bates-led sitcom "Disjointed."<p>To figure out which …

Entertainment

Ringbrothers Debuts Hellcat-Powered 1972 AMC Javelin AMX at SEMA

Lesser-known muscle car gets a Pro-Touring makeover<p>When everything is special, nothing is special. Custom, big-dollar builds based on Camaros, Mustangs, Chargers, Corvettes, and Challengers clog showhalls around the country, giving rise to an unfortunate normalization of the restomod muscle …

Razer Phone is here, with smooth screen and powerful speakers

It's the gaming lifestyle company's first phone.<p>"You use this for a week and then go to any other phone, you're going to be upset," says Tom Moss, Razer's head of mobile.<p>He's talking about the Razer Phone. (From Razer, the company you might know from mice, headsets or laptops.)<p>It's real. It's …

Phones

Dell’s 38-inch ultrawide monitor is the display of my dreams

Bigger is definitely better<p>Of all the tech I get to use on a regular basis, my monitor might be my favorite. That may sound silly if you’ve been using a laptop or a standard desktop monitor for years, but I use an ultrawide display (one that has an aspect ratio of 21:9 or wider) and it’s a massive …

Gear & Gadgets

Porsche 911 GT2 RS Destroys The Nürburgring World Record

Mein Gott, it’s official. Porsche have obliterated the competition and regained the world record at the famed Nurburgring track in Germany.<p>Clocking …

Porsche

Inside Porsche's Mind-Boggling Hidden Warehouse

This unmarked building hides perhaps the world's most fascinating car collection.<p>This unmarked building hides perhaps the world's most fascinating car collection.

Sports Cars

App detects pancreatic cancer from the whites of your eyes

Pancreatic cancer has a very low survival rate, with just nine percent of patients surviving past five years. A major contributor to this rate is the fact that once those with pancreatic cancer start to show symptoms, the disease is usually already quite advanced. But researchers at the University …

See Newly Released NASA Footage of the Fastest Plane Ever Flown

Now that Lockheed Martin has confirmed that they are building the SR-72, which could be the first hypersonic plane, NASA has released video footage …

Aviation

The Ferrari Portofino Is The New Entry-Level Ferrari

I really like using the words ‘entry-level’ and ‘Ferrari’ in the same headline. They sound weird together, but it’s genuinely a thing that exists, …

Tile Bluetooth tracker gets louder with a new look

The tiny tracker that helps find your lost things now looks a little more stylish.<p>If you've heard of Bluetooth trackers, you probably know Tile.<p>It's a small, battery-powered device that beeps when you ring it from a phone, or it can ring your phone when you press the button on the front.<p>Tile's …

Gear & Gadgets

Booster raises $20 million to fill your car at work

Filling up your car can be a hassle, especially when there are lines at the gas station. It also costs too much because part of it is covering real estate costs.<p>A startup called Booster thinks it has a solution for this and is partnering with major employers to send its gas trucks to office parking …

Startups

Once Google’s youngest employee, this woman just unveiled a new search company that might make Google worried

San Francisco-based startup Node wants to change that.<p>Led by founder and CEO Falon Fatemi, Node emerged from stealth on Tuesday ready to take on its lofty goal of changing the way we discover information. By using AI to connect you or your business with the right opportunity at the right time, Node …

Startups

Intel lets you stick an AI brain into your USB port

The $80 Movidius Neural Compute Stick is tuned for tinkerers and engineers who want to give neural network technology a whirl.<p>Want to give your PC an IQ boost? Intel's $80 Movidius Neural Compute Stick lets you plug some computing brains into your laptop's USB port.<p>The device, geared for tinkerers …

Machine Learning