A happy Wednesday to you, Austin.
Here’s a quick look at some of the tech-related stories making news and generating buzz around the Internet this morning:
Microsoft stops fixing security flaw on AMD chips
Microsoft says it has temporarily stopped fixing a serious security flaw on personal computers powered by certain chips from Advanced Micro Devices because the repair is crippling the affected machines.
The suspension will delay efforts to protect the AMD machines from potential intrusions caused by security bugs known as "Spectre" and "Meltdown." The problem primarily threatens devices running on processors from AMD's larger rival, Intel, but also could cause trouble on devices running on other chips.
Microsoft began offering updates to its Windows operating system to address the flaw last week, but is withholding the repair from some AMD-powered machines that have been rendered inoperable by its fix. The company said in a notice on its website that it's working with AMD to resolve the problem so people can resume installing the recommended repairs.
AMD is formally based in California, but most of its operations are in Austin.
A whole lotta CES
The annual tech megashow known as CES is ongoing in Las Vegas, and the tech industry media is there in force.
Here’s a linkfest to some of the more interesting media coverage so far:
>TechCrunch -- All of the tech site’s CES stories are collected here.
>Mashable takes a look at LG's 'OLED Canyon,' which is says “perfectly symbolizes the excess of CES 2018.”
>USA Today offers a piece on “the 6 coolest gadgets from CES you'll likely see in your house this year.”
>The Guardian has a story that contends “tech fails to learn from its mistakes at annual pageant.”
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