Data center computers could face reboot hell
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Intel's Spectre and Meltdown patches make a mess of newer chips

Data centre computers with Intel's newer chips might reboot more often than normal because of problems with the patches issued to fix the so-called Spectre and Meltdown security flaws.

Samsung unveils its mid-range Exynos 7872 SoC
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14nm SoC with hexa-core Cortex-A73 and Cortex-A53 CPU cores

Samsung announced its newest SoC built on 14nm FinFET manufacturing process and aimed at mid-range devices, the Exynos 7872 SoC.

Intel has more firmware problems
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This time with Active Management Technology

Chipzilla is having a rough time of it, Meltdown and Spectre is causing a PR nightmare, it can’t get trouble-free patches to install and now a new long term bug has been found.

Intel shows off 49 Qbit computer
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Development increasing but still a long way from quantum counterstrike

Boffins at D-Wave, IBM, and Intel have all been releasing quantum computers, and all of them are showing a rapid development.

AMD admits it is vulnerable to both versions of Spectre
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So much for saying that the second one was low risk

After days of saying that there was a "near zero" chance of its chips being hit by the two Spectre bugs, AMD has finally admitted it's vulnerable to both of them.