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Meltdown and Spectre FAQ: How the critical CPU flaws affect PCs and Macs

The Meltdown and Spectre CPU bugs are very serious, and the fixes can create serious slowdowns in PCs, Macs, and other devices. Here's everything you need to know.

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How to find your motherboard's Spectre CPU fix

Finding and installing Spectre CPU firmware updates for DIY PCs is complicated and involves updating your motherboard BIOS. Here's how.

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Intel expects PCs with fast 5G wireless to ship in late 2019

Intel and PC partners including Dell, Lenovo, and Microsoft have begun talking up PCs with integrated 5G connectivity, scheduled to ship late next year.

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How to test how much Spectre and Meltdown hurt your PC's performance

Six steps to find out how much performance you lost from the Meltdown and Spectre patches

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The Full Nerd episode 41: Nvidia rumors, Spectre updates, and will Ryzen APUs stay relevant?

The crew goes Full Nerd on AMD Ryzen APUs, and whether Nvidia's next GPU be called Volta, Ampere, Turing, or Kardassian.

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Merge Cube review: A clever but short-lived augmented reality toy

This cheap foam cube turns into planets, human organs, and games via your iPhone's camera.

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The 500GB Samsung 960 Evo is at its cheapest price yet

The 500GB Samsung 960 Evo is available for $200 today at Amazon, B&H Photo Video, and Newegg.

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Get a 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for $700 off

Pick up this powerhouse MacBook Pro with 512GB of storage and an i7 chip from B&H at a massive discount.

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Apple releases iOS 11.2.6, macOS 10.13.3 update, and more to fix Telugu 'text bomb' bug

A full suite of Apple operating system updates fix the text bug that caused Messages and other apps to crash.

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Design Your Dream Home with Live Home 3D Pro for Mac, Now 60% Off

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars on the Mac App Store, Live Home 3D Pro for Mac lets you design advanced 2D floor plans using intuitive, point and click drafting tools.

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$27 For Two Etekcity Smart Plugs With Alexa Compatibility - Deal Alert

Turn your appliances on/off remotely from your mobile device, or with your voice via Alexa. Or automate with a schedule. The plug also monitors and helps control energy usage, and the slow drain that occurs even when devices aren't in...

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7 easy tweaks to breathe new life into your Apple Watch

Stopped wearing your snazzy smartwatch? Here's how you can make it meaningful again.

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Will APUs stay relevant? Plus: Nvidia rumors, Spectre/Meltdown updates, Q&A | The Full Nerd Ep 41

Join The Full Nerd gang as they talk about the latest PC hardware topics. In today's show we discuss whether or not APUs will stay relevant after the GPU/mining crisis, the new rumors around Nvidia's next graphics cards, some Spectre...

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Zolo Liberty+ Truly Wireless Headphones review: Fantastic battery life but mediocre audio

These earbuds have a long-lasting battery, but come up short on sound.

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Confirmed: AMD will loan chips to help with motherboard updates for Ryzen APUs

No, AMD won't give you a free CPU, but it it will loan you one to help update your BIOS to support its new Ryzen APU.

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Intel says it's been hit with 32 separate lawsuits over Spectre, Meltdown

Intel's annual report claims that both customers and shareholders have filed numerous suits claiming they've been harmed by what Intel has or hasn't done regarding Spectre and Meltdown.

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Get one of the biggest iPad Pros for $120 off

The Wi-Fi-only 256GB iPad Pro is on sale for $120 less than Apple's asking price. We just hope you like space gray.

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Microsoft hints at early April release of Windows 10's next feature upgrade

Based on the current progress for Windows 10 version 1809, due out this fall, it now looks like the spring update for the OS will arrive on April 3 or 10.

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