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Flawed computer chips and how to fix them

As tech giants race against the clock to fix major security flaws in microprocessors, many users are wondering what lurks behind unsettling names like "Spectre" or "Meltdown" and what can be done about this latest IT scare. What is Meltdown? And Spectre? These are the names given to two flaws which have been detected in most of the micro processors in use today, be it on computers, tablets, smartphones or game consoles. They are among the first flaws ever found to affect the running of every IT system in the world.…

Apple to issue fix for iPhones, Macs at risk from ‘Spectre’ chip flaw

Apple will release a patch for the Safari web browser on its iPhones, iPads and Macs within days, it said on Thursday, after major chipmakers disclosed flaws that leave nearly every modern computing device vulnerable to hackers. Browser makers Google, Microsoft and Mozilla's Firefox all confirmed to Reuters that the patches they currently have in place do not protect iOS users. With Safari and virtually all other popular browsers not patched, hundreds of millions of iPhone and iPad users may have no secure means of…

Daniel Craig confirms he will return as James Bond

LONDON: British actor Daniel Craig has confirmed he will reprise the role of James Bond one last time, ending months of speculation. Craig made the revelation during an appearance on the U.S. TV program "The Late Show" on Tuesday. Asked by host Stephen Colbert whether he would return as James Bond, Craig responded: "Yes", to cheers from the audience. Craig has appeared four times as the spy with a taste for martini: in "Casino Royale", "Quantum of Solace", "Skyfall" and "Spectre". Eon Productions, the company…

Spectre of starvation haunting globe: report

ROME: Record prices, conflicts and extreme weather combined to drive the number of people vulnerable to starvation up to 108 million last year, according to a UN and EU-backed report published Friday. The global total of people deemed “severely food insecure” represents a 35 percent increase on the 80 million considered to be in that dangerously exposed position in 2015. The term refers to people already suffering from acute malnutrition or lacking enough food to provide their basic energy requirements on a sustainable…

Final ‘Hunger Games’ tops box office

LOS ANGELES: The fourth and final "Hunger Games" movie shrugged off lukewarm reviews to rule the North American box office for the second straight week over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, industry figures showed Monday.