Microsoft issues patch to disable Spectre fix

Microsoft issues patch to disable Spectre fix

Buggy microcode causes data loss and corruption. Microsoft has issued an update that disables mitigation against variant 2 of the Spectre hardware flaw in Intel processors. The company’s weekend advisory for the out-of-band KB4078130 update points to Intel’s earlier recommendation that customers stop deploying the current set of Spectre microcode firmware updates. Intel said the present set of firmware images […]

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Complete design of a silicon quantum computer chip unveiled

Complete design of a silicon quantum computer chip unveiled

A reimagining of today’s computer chips by UNSW engineers shows how a quantum computer can be manufactured – using mostly standard silicon technology. Artist’s impression of a silicon CMOS architecture for a spin-based quantum computer. (Illustration: Tony Melov) A reimagining of today’s computer chips by Australian and Dutch engineers shows how a quantum computer can […]

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Skype is down: Microsoft is working on a fix

Skype is down: Microsoft is working on a fix

Skype is currently down for thousands of users worldwide. If you’re struggling to connect to your Skype account, but nothing happens, you’re  not the only one. Skype has been down for about an hour now, and Microsoft has already acknowledged the problem. Hello, we are aware of an incident where users will either lose connectivity to […]

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