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Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger says it is not considering the UK for its upcoming chip factories due to Brexit; the company is investing $95B to open European plants (BBC) October 7, 2021

BBC: Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger says it is not considering the UK for its upcoming chip factories due to Brexit; the company is investing $95B to open European plants  —  The boss of Intel says the US chipmaker is no longer considering building a factory in the UK because of Brexit.

​Pining for VR video? Adobe's Project Clover could help – CNET

A special version of Premiere Pro editing lets video editors edit virtual reality videos — in virtual reality.
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Update your Belkin WeMo devices before they become botnet zombies

Owners of WeMo home automation devices should upgrade them to the latest firmware version, which was released this week to fix a critical vulnerability that could allow hackers to fully compromise them.

The vulnerability was discovered by researchers from security firm Invincea in the Belkin WeMo Switch, a smart plug that allows users to remotely turn their electronics on or off by using their smartphones. They confirmed the same flaw in a WeMo-enabled smart slow cooker from Crock-Pot, and they think it’s probably present in other WeMo products, too.

WeMo devices like the WeMo Switch can be controlled via a smartphone app that communicates with them over a local Wi-Fi network or over the Internet through a cloud service run by Belkin, the creator of the WeMo home automation platform.

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Is Tim Cook really Steve Ballmer 2.0? (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy, Ep. 62) – CNET

Steve Blank talks to us about how times have changed for Apple. The New MacBook Pros have the industry’s fastest SSD, and Air Pods get delayed.
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Tsunami of stars and gas keeps an 'eye' on the universe – CNET

When two galaxies slammed into each other, they sent stars and gases swirling, forming this entrancing “eye.”
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Samsung to hobble Galaxy Note 7 charging in US with software – CNET

To spur more returns, past the current 85 percent level, Samsung will issue a software update that won’t let the devices charge beyond 60 percent.
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Lifeproof's iPhone 7 and 7 Plus cases shipping soon (hands-on) – CNET

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus may be waterproof, but that hasn’t stopped Lifeproof from putting out waterproof cases for them.
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See inside a robot pizza factory – CNET

At Zume Pizza, part of the pie-making process has been outsourced to robots. Here’s how it works.
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Local Motors' 3D-printed car now has a drone, because autonomy – Roadshow

The car also has Grant Imahara in it, because “Mythbuster” name recognition.
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Apple slashes prices of USB-C adapters for MacBook Pro – CNET

The tech giant has responded to backlash and says it knows users “face a transition” moving to all USB-C connectors.
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'Daddy Lessons' and 'The Hamilton Mixtape': Here's everything that happened in streaming music this week – CNET

Sound Bites: This week, Beyoncé releases her latest music video after performing with the Dixie Chicks, we get a peek at “The Hamilton Mixtape” and Alicia Keys is “Here” with new music.
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Admins, update your databases to avoid the MySQL bug

MySQL, MariaDB, and PerconaDB administrators need to check their database versions, as attackers can chain two critical vulnerabilities and completely take over the server hosting the database.

The two critical vulnerabilities, which can lead to arbitrary code execution, root privilege escalation, and server compromise, affect MySQL and forks like Percona Server, Percona XtraDB Cluster, and MariaDB, according to security researcher Dawid Golunski, who provided details of the vulnerability on LegalHackers. Administrators should install the latest updates as soon as possible, or in cases where the patches cannot be applied, they should disable symbolic link support within the database server configuration by setting symbolic-links=0 in my.cnf.

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Microsoft delays Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit support cut-off to July 2018

Microsoft will no longer update or patch its EMET security toolkit for Windows after July 2018.
Source: Microsoft

Is Facebook secretly building a phone? – CNET

Analysis: Facebook’s top-secret hardware division is assembling a team of top phone designers and engineers, including a number of ex-Googlers. What are they working on?
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Neil Young's back catalog returns to Spotify, Apple Music – CNET

After pulling his music from Spotify in 2015 due to concerns over quality, Neil Young’s entire back catalog is available again.
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Turkish government blocks access to social networks following detention of pro-Kurdish lawmakers – CNET

Nationwide restrictions have been placed on Twitter, WhatsApp, Facebook, YouTube and other social media networks.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 7's network cutoff set in New Zealand – CNET

Some diehards are refusing to give up their recalled phones, leading Samsung to take drastic steps.
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Microsoft to add its Access database to more Office 365 plans

Microsoft will ‘soon’ beef up its Office 365 Business and Business Premium plans with the addition of Microsoft Access.
Source: Microsoft

Watch a hydraulic press absolutely demolish a spinning turbocharger – Roadshow

You didn’t expect the turbo to survive, did you?
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GoPro shares nose dive following dismal Q3 earnings report – CNET

It’s been a tough year for the action cam maker, as the company reported a third-quarter loss of 60 cents a share and $241 million revenue.
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Online voting available, if you have pen and paper – CNET

About 1 percent of America’s registered voters can cast their ballots electronically, as hacking fears slow the spread of online voting.
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New 4K drone footage of the Apple spaceship campus shows considerable progress

Is a building designed for physical collaboration an anachronism in the era of Slack? We present some up-to-date drone footage, along with some questions worth pondering.
Source: DIY IT

Your voice is key to survival in this dark horror game – CNET

With a release date set for December, Stifled might be the perfect game for a terrifying Christmas season.
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Google doodle honors centennial of Walter Cronkite's birth – CNET

Legendary newsman is remembered for objective reporting on the Vietnam War, JFK’s assassination and the Apollo 11 moon landing.
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