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Google Chrome RAM Usage Now Higher, But For A Good Reason

Google Chrome started using even more RAM with the release of a new feature on Google Chrome 67. This increases the risk of the internet browser slowing down computers, but the trade-off is worth it.

Google July 13, 2018

CPU Flaw Speculative Store Bypass Fix May Slow Down Your Computer

On Monday, May 21, Google and Microsoft jointly disclosed a new CPU security vulnerability similar to the Spectre and Meltdown flaws reported earlier this year. The latest vulnerability, called Speculative Store Bypass, impacts Intel, AMD, and ARM processors.

Computers May 23, 2018

Intel’s New Accelerated Memory Scanning Feature Uses Your GPU To Look For Malware And Other Viruses

Intel is working with Microsoft to roll out a suite of hardware-based security improvements called Security Essentials. One of the many changes included is the ability to offload virus scanning to a GPU, which improves battery performance.

Security April 18, 2018

Intel's Core i9 CPUs Will Let Laptops Keep Up With Desktops When It Comes To Speed

Intel officially unveiled its latest eighth-generation products at a press event in Beijing, China. The new Core i9 chips promise speeds that are reportedly comparable to desktop PCs when it comes to overall performance.

Computers April 4, 2018

Intel Reveals Its Plans To Fix Spectre And Meltdown Issues

According to Intel's latest report, it distributed all of the software fixes to combat Spectre and Meltdown. The company confirmed that its next batch of processors will integrate security measures.

Computers March 16, 2018

Intel Rolls Out Spectre Fixes For Skylake, Kaby Lake, And Coffee Lake Chips

Spectre fixes for Skylake, Kaby Lake, and Coffee Lake processors have begun rolling out. Intel has shipped the microcode updates to OEMs, and users should receive patches soon enough.

Computers February 22, 2018

Uh-Oh: Researchers Discover New Meltdown, Spectre Exploits To Steal Sensitive User Data

Just when you thought the Meltdown and Spectre situation couldn’t get worse. A bunch of researchers have developed nerfed variants of the exploits, called MeltdownPrime and SpectrePrime, that employ far more sophisticated methods to obtain sensitive user data.

Security February 15, 2018

Microsoft Scrambles To Put A Stop To Intel's Shoddy Spectre Variant 2 Patch

Microsoft has released an emergency system update meant to reverse the potential instability that Intel’s Spectre variant 2 patch could cause to machines running on Windows OS. KB4078130 is ready to download for Windows 7 users and up.

Microsoft January 29, 2018

Intel Notified Chinese Firms About Meltdown First Before US Government: Alibaba Group Among The First To Know

Intel has been in hot water since the Meltdown and Spectre chip flaws were made public, but another controversy is ravaging the chipmaker. A new report says Intel first told Chinese companies about the flaws before the U.S. government.

Security January 29, 2018

Apple Rolls Out Meltdown, Spectre Patches For Older macOS Versions

Apple has finally released security patches for macOS Sierra and OS X El Capitan. The updates come after similar patches for High Sierra, the latest version of Apple’s operating system.

Apps/Software January 24, 2018

Intel Rolls Out Meltdown And Spectre Patches, Then Warns Against Installing Them Due To Glitches

Intel rolled out patches to fix the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, but some of the security updates are causing random reboots. Customers are now advised to hold off on installing them.

Security January 13, 2018

Google Compiles List Of Chromebooks Vulnerable To Meltdown: Here's What You Need To Know

Google provided a list of Chromebooks that likely are vulnerable to the Meltdown bug. The list indicated that many Chromebook models run on ARM chips and therefore immune, as the exploit mostly exists on devices powered by Intel processors.

Google January 12, 2018

Nvidia Rolls Out Updated Drivers To Prevent Meltdown Or Spectre From Destroying Your CPU

Companies struggled to issue updates to protect computers and devices from Meltdown and Spectre. Nvidia made a claim that its GPU products are immune.

Security January 11, 2018

Microsoft Warns Meltdown And Spectre Patches Will Really Slow Down Older Computers: Time To Upgrade?

Microsoft revealed that most users of older computers will experience slower performance once Meltdown and Spectre patches are installed. Windows 7 and Windows 8 users are urged not to skip the security updates though, as the consequences may be severe.

Microsoft January 10, 2018

Apple Rolls Out iOS 11.2.2, Supplementary macOS 10.13.2 Update For Better Protection Against Spectre And Meltdown

Apple rolled out iOS 11.2.2, a supplemental patch for macOS 10.13.2, and Safari 11.0.2. The three security updates address the recently discovered Spectre vulnerability, which along with the Meltdown exploit, has shaken the entire tech industry.

Apple January 9, 2018

Intel: Meltdown, Spectre Fixes Rolling Out By The End Of January

Intel’s fix for the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities is on the way. At his CES 2018 keynote, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich promised 90 percent of the affected chips will be patched this week, and the rest by end of January.

Security January 9, 2018

Apple: All Macs And iOS CPUs Affected By Meltdown, Spectre Chip Flaws, But Security Patches Are Coming

Apple confirmed that their devices are also vulnerable to the Meltdown and Spectre exploits. The firm instructed their users to update their devices and to only download from the App Store.

Apple January 5, 2018

Hulu October 2016: The Complete List Of Movies And TV Shows To Stream And Leaving The Platform

New movies and TV series available to stream on Hulu in October include ‘The Blair Witch Project,’ ‘Return to Halloweentown’ and new episodes of ’The Mindy Project.’

Movies/TV Shows September 16, 2016

New HP Spectre 13 Launches As World's Thinnest Laptop, Poised To Out-Innovate Apple And The MacBook

After teasing plans to out-innovate Apple and its MacBooks, HP has officially unveiled its latest Spectre 13. Coming as the world's thinnest laptop, about as thick as an AAA battery, the new HP Spectre 13 rocks a sleek design without compromising performance.

Computers April 5, 2016

James Bond's Aston Martin DB10 From 'Spectre' Sells For $3.5 Million

James Bond's Aston Martin DB10 used in 'Spectre' fetched about $3.5 million at a Christie's auction. The sports coupe is one of the 10 DB10s produced by Aston Martin for the movie.

FUTURE TECH February 19, 2016

James Bond Film 'Spectre' Sets Guinness World Record For Largest Film Stunt Explosion

James Bond films have a history of setting records, with 'Spectre' being no different. In fact, 'Spectre' broke the record for the largest film stunt explosion in cinema history, using a massive 73 pounds of explosives and 2,224 gallons of fuel.

November 11, 2015

Is ‘Spectre’ Sam Mendes’ Final ‘James Bond’ Movie?

Sam Mendes’ vision for James Bond had been nothing but remarkable. Daniel Craig is due for another round as 007 but will the director be around as well?

Movies/TV Shows November 7, 2015

Remembering How The 1997 'GoldenEye 007' Game For N64 Was Ahead Of Its Time

With Spectre in theaters Friday, Tech Times thought it would only be right to look back at a classic James Bond video game.

Geek November 6, 2015

'We Want To Hang On To Him’: 'Bond' Producers On Daniel Craig As 007

'Bond' producers really, really, really like Daniel Craig as 007. Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson are hopeful they can hang on to the actor and work with him some more.

Movies/TV Shows November 4, 2015

'Spectre' Review: A Waltz Through The Motions

Can 007 sustain the momentum set by 'Skyfall?'

Movies/TV Shows November 3, 2015

Dave Bautista Auditioned For 'Spectre' With Torture Scene From 'Casino Royale'

Dave Bautista earned the role of henchman Mr. Hinx in the new James Bond movie, 'Spectre,' by recreating the bottomless chair torture scene from 'Casino Royale.'

Movies/TV Shows October 27, 2015

One Aston Martin DB10 From The James Bond Film 'Spectre' Will Be Sold

There were 10 DB10 models customized for the movie, but only one will hit the auction block next year. Still, the buyer won't be able to drive it due to the vehicle not having road certifications.

Movies/TV Shows October 26, 2015

Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video November 2015: The Best Of What’s New To Streaming

Here are the new movies and TV series being added to the three popular streaming service platforms in the month of November.

Movies/TV Shows October 26, 2015

Daniel Craig Opens Up On Being Bond, Doesn’t Care Who’s Next

Daniel Craig has some choice words about playing James Bond four times. The actor shared his thoughts on 'Spectre' in an interview and what’s in store for him.

Movies/TV Shows October 11, 2015

James Bond Blew Up $34 Million Worth Of Cars In 'Spectre'

The filming of 'Spectre,' the upcoming James Bond film, resulted in the write-off of cars worth about $34 million. Ten specially-designed Aston Martin DB10s were made for the filming and only three survived.

Society October 5, 2015

Watch The Explosive, Action-Packed Final Trailer For 'Spectre'

With just a month left before its U.S. release, the final trailer for 'Spectre' has just dropped - and it's one of the most explosive Bond teasers yet.

Movies/TV Shows October 2, 2015

Daniel Craig To Stay On As James Bond After 'Spectre'

British actor Daniel Craig, who has starred as the iconic spy James Bond, has confirmed that he is staying on as 007 — for one more film, at least.

Movies/TV Shows October 1, 2015

Aston Martin Reveals Behind The Scenes Footage Of Its DB10 Car In Upcoming James Bond Film Spectre

Specifically customized for the upcoming film, the DB10 is seen ripping and roaring through the streets in this new clip.

FUTURE TECH October 1, 2015

One Android Pay User Will Get To Watch Premiere of New James Bond Movie In Mexico

Android Pay users have a chance to win a ticket to the premiere of James Bond's upcoming film Spectre in Mexico. The prize package is worth about $25,000.

Apps/Software September 30, 2015

Sam Smith's New Bond Song 'Writing's On The Wall' Is Here

British crooner Sam Smith is the latest in a long line of 'Bond' song singers -- and his theme for the latest installment of everyone's favorite British spy franchise has finally been released.

Movies/TV Shows September 25, 2015

Sony Xperia Z5 Teased In 'Made For Bond' Promo Ahead Of 'Spectre' November Release

Sony has released its latest 'Made for Bond' 2015 advert, featuring the newly-unveiled Sony Xperia Z5 smartphone and the Sony RX100 IV camera as poweful tools in Miss Moneypenny's mission. The next Bond movie, Spectre, launches on November 6 in the U.S.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 15, 2015

'Spectre' Could Be The Longest Running James Bond Film Yet

According to runtime postings by British cinemas, 'Spectre' could be the longest running James Bond film ever, with cinemas posting between 155 and 160 minutes.

Movies/TV Shows September 14, 2015

Sam Smith To Sing New Bond Theme In 'Spectre'

British crooner Sam Smith will record the latest theme song, titled 'Writing's on the Wall,' for Daniel Craig's last Bond film.

Movies/TV Shows September 8, 2015

Aston Martin Unwraps DB9 GT Bond Edition

The luxury British brand is now giving its fanatics a one-of-a-kind James Bond fantasy with the launch of its DB9 GT Bond Edition. People worldwide will also expect to see the new edition in the film 'Spectre' to be released soon.

FUTURE TECH September 3, 2015

The Best Spy Gadgets From 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E', 'Mission Impossible', James Bond And Other Films That Really Exist

The popular spy movies and TV series we love feature some of the most interesting high-tech gadgets. Here's a look at the best spy gear that is actually based off real technology.

Movies/TV Shows August 13, 2015

First Full-Length ‘Spectre’ Trailer Finally Reveals Some Plot Details

The first full-length trailer for the latest Bond film has been released, revealing a connection between 007 and villain Franz Oberhauser, played by Christoph Waltz.

Movies/TV Shows July 22, 2015

The 'Bond Girls' Of 'Spectre' Photos And Details Revealed

A new trailer for 'Spectre' arrives Wednesday. But for now, we can look at some new photos and details about the women sure to cause a splash in the new James Bond movie.

Movies/TV Shows July 21, 2015

'Skyfall' And 'Spectre' Director Sam Mendes Won't Direct A Third James Bond Film

Sam Mendes is the man responsible for the hugely successful James Bond film 'Skyfall.' So all eyes are on him to see if he can top it with 'Spectre.' But Mendes says 'Spectre' will be his last turn at bat.

Movies/TV Shows July 20, 2015

$5 Million: Cost Of Making James Bond Hold (But Not Love) A Sony Smartphone

The latest drama to emerge from the leaked Sony Pictures emails has Daniel Craig's disdain for the Sony Xperia Z4 smartphone front and center.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 25, 2015

'Spectre': New James Bond Trailer Hints At His Shady Past

The trailer for the upcoming James Bond movie 'Spectre' has been released. Agent 007 is out to confront his past.

Movies/TV Shows March 28, 2015

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