The US government may have banned Huawei from using any software or hardware created by American companies, but China's massive phone maker is defiant that the lack of American partner support won't break the brand, even if its traditionally Android-based devices are cut off from Android while Google cuts off business ties following President Trump's executive order.No stranger to tension with the US government, Huawei has proven that it doesn't need US carriers in order to grow its business. Huawei is the world's largest supplier of networking equipment and the second-largest phone brand. The tech giant has reportedly been working on its own operating system as an alternative to Android software (and its own Huawei app store) in case relations with US companies go south. And going south it is. Just today, Huawei was suspended from the Wi-Fi Alliance and removed from the SD Association, which set guidelines on the SD memory cards used in phones and other devices."Our company … [Read more...] about Huawei could survive without Android, but it wouldn’t be pretty
As we've come to learn recently, there are four new hardware vulnerabilities that affect Intel processors. These new flaws allow attackers to leak confidential data by exploiting microarchitectural data sampling (MDS) side-channel vulnerabilities, of which the most serious is arguably 'ZombieLoad'. Unlike previous speculative execution flaws that partially affected AMD and Arm-based processors, the MDS flaws are exclusive to Intel chips. In the short term the only way to mitigate or minimize these vulnerabilities is to disable simultaneous multithreading (SMT), or as Intel brands it "Hyper-Threading." As it stands Microsoft is pushing out OS-level updates to address the four MDS vulnerabilities and you’ll get those with this month's Windows 10 1903 update. However, this doesn’t mitigate the problem entirely, for that we need motherboard BIOS updates and reportedly Intel has released the new microcode to motherboard partners. However as of writing no new BIOS revisions have … [Read more...] about How Screwed is Intel without Hyper-Threading?
Jill Colvin and Darlene Superville, Associated Press Updated 3:50 am PDT, Saturday, May 25, 2019 President Donald Trump speaks as he meets with Japanese business leaders, Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Tokyo. President Donald Trump speaks as he meets with Japanese business leaders, Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Tokyo. Photo: Evan Vucci, AP Photo: Evan Vucci, AP Image 1 of / 19 Caption Close Image 1 of 19 President Donald Trump speaks as he meets with Japanese business leaders, Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Tokyo. President Donald Trump speaks as he meets with Japanese business leaders, Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Tokyo. Photo: Evan Vucci, AP Trump arrives in Tokyo for state visit, golf and sumo 1 / 19 … [Read more...] about Trump arrives in Tokyo for state visit, golf and sumo
By Christopher Evans | [email protected] | Boston Herald PUBLISHED: May 24, 2019 at 8:48 pm | UPDATED: May 25, 2019 at 6:41 am As the popularity of crossovers and SUVs continues to grow, it appears the traditional sedan is edging toward extinction. The once omnipresent sedan with a roomy back seat and ample trunk space has been replaced by third-row seating and a fifth door. Lexus, Toyota’s luxury automobile brand, is ignoring this trend and doubling down on the sedan, offering four different models with hybrid engine options and performance variations. The Lexus ES 350 tested at just under $54,000 typifies the automaker’s emphatic commitment to the survival of the sedan with a luxuriously spacious cabin and over 300 horsepower. Responsive acceleration is generated from the Lexus’ 3.5-liter V-6 engine. The ES 350 quietly hits its stride without diving or swaying and remains surprisingly true through the corners with comfortable and precise … [Read more...] about Latest Lexus ES 350 a sedan with staying power
Bob Christie and Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press Updated 3:35 am PDT, Saturday, May 25, 2019 Two Republican holdouts on a proposed Arizona state budget, Senators Paul Boyer, left, and J.D. Mesnard confer on the Senate floor during a break in the action in Phoenix, Ariz., Friday, May 24, 2019. Republicans who control the state legislature are trying to wrangle enough support from holdouts like Boyer and Mesnard to pass the deal the $11.8 billion state budget package they negotiated with GOP Gov. Doug Ducey. Arizona House lawmakers worked into the early morning Friday to pass several bills that are part of the state budget before calling it a night while the Senate took the night off because it lacked the votes to enact budget legislation. less Two Republican holdouts on a proposed Arizona state budget, Senators Paul Boyer, left, and J.D. Mesnard confer on the Senate floor during a break in the action in Phoenix, Ariz., Friday, May 24, 2019. ... more … [Read more...] about Democrat says late Arizona budget addition targets teachers