Intel responded to a report that PCs based on its CPU platforms can be hacked via USB 3.0 and a cheap device. The problem is based on Intel's Direct Connect Interface that links to the JTAG debugging interface.
The head of Windows in Germany is warning people and organizations against their continued use of Windows 7 as it may be insecure. The company is urging everyone to upgrade before support for the operating system ends in three years.
Microsoft has formed a new organization called the "Council for Digital Good" to ask teenagers to act as ambassadors in helping other teenagers stay safe online, and help create a culture of "digital civility."
AMD restricted the number of stream processors in its RX 460 graphics card, but Sapphire has gone ahead and launched a card without those roadblocks. It's only in China, but an RX 460 with 1,024 SPs is now available.
Apple is not likely to put legacy expansion ports back into the machines, but battery life and more powerful components could be coming. And Apple may be planning to give professional Mac users the larger RAM they've been craving.
More speakers, home automation products, and robots with support for Amazon's Alexa voice platform were announced at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this month. We took a look at a few.
Microsoft CEO Nadella added his voice to the efforts underway to both ensure that AI is developed with society's concerns in mind and to help assuage those concerns as more and more people are exposed to AI in their daily lives.