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Intel hit with more chip security flaws; AMD says its products are unaffected 

After academic researchers revealed additional security flaws involving computer chips made by Intel Corp., Advanced Micro Devices said Tuesday that the flaws do not affect any of the company’s chips. The vulnerabilities, disclosed under the name Foreshadow...

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Monday Tech Crawl: Uber drivers are taking longer routes on purpose, plus more tech news

Remember the age-old taxi practice of ‘longhauling’? Some Uber and Lyft drivers are deploying that same strategy, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. Drivers, which are taking longer routes on purpose to increase fares, say it’s “the...

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UT and the Army are going to help Uber build flying taxis 

Uber has set a lofty goal: Build and test electric flying taxis by 2020.   But the task is immense, carrying plenty of obstacles and leaving the ride-hailing company in need of help to realize the project.  One of those hurdles -- limiting the noise...

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Army brass: Leader of new Austin tech center could be confirmed next week

If all goes well next week, the U.S. Army could be able to officially name the leader of its new Futures Command tech facility in Austin.  Army Under Secretary Ryan McCarthy, who is in Austin visiting with leaders of the tech center, told the American-Statesman...

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Amazon launches 30-minute curbside pickup at Whole Foods 

Amazon Prime members have another perk: grocery pickup at Whole Foods Market. The e-commerce giant on Wednesday announced the launch of curbside pickup at Whole Foods beginning in Sacramento and Virginia Beach, with the company saying additional cities...

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Monday Tech Crawl: Amazon’s HQ2 project shrouded in secrecy, Facebook removes Alex Jones pages and more

How is Amazon determining where its second home will be? It’s hard to know. Amazon’s search for its second headquarters, dubbed HQ2, has been a secretive process, even to government officials within cities still remaining in the competition.  As The...

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Survey says Whole Foods customers have liked changes since Amazon’s takeover -- but have they been enough? 

The Amazonification of Whole Foods Market appears to be boosting customer perception of the grocer -- albeit incrementally.  According to a new survey released by market research firm Morgan Stanley, Whole Foods customers indicated they have had a...

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Monday Tech Crawl: Twitter to look at its echo chambers, and what to expect in Apple’s earnings

Twitter is going to examine the health of discussions on its platform The social media giant said in a post Monday that it is working with Leiden University to build metrics that will examine how people engage with diverse viewpoints on its site....

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The Dell Medical School wanted health-tech collaboration; these U.K. firms answered the call    

Around early 2016, Ruben Rathnasingham and Paul Benton were at a reception in Austin hosted by international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright when the two bumped into each other. Rathnasingham, an assistant dean at the Dell Medical School at the University...

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Monday Tech Crawl: Qualcomm shows off first 5G smartphone antennas, and St. Louis Uber driver filmed hundreds of passengers

Qualcomm has taken a big step in making true 5G a reality  The chipmaker has unveiled its first 5G mmWave antennas for smartphones. While users are already going to see speed improvements on smartphones from lower-bandwidth 5G technology being created...

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