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It’s a New Year and our resolution is to keep providing you with quality tech news and updates. 2018 has just started and there is already much to cover, this month’s issue features the CPU exploits Spectre and Meltdown, AMD’s success with its new Ryzen chip line, CES 2018 highlights, and a hands on with the first phone with an in-display fingerprint scanner. Read on for the latest updates!

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Understanding Meltdown & Spectre: What To Know About New Exploits That Affect Virtually All CPUs

The tech world was recently rocked by not one, but two hardware level CPU exploits. Known as Meltdown and Spectre, virtually every CPU in existence is affected by one or both of the exploits. OS vendors including Apple, Google, and Microsoft are already rolling out software patches.

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AMD Continues Their 2017 Momentum With New Ryzen And Vega Announcements At CES 2018

IAdvanced Micro Devices set a new foundation in 2017 and can be expected to further cement itself in 2018. The successful Ryzen APU line combine Zen CPU cores with Vega GPU cores onto a single chip solution allowing the performance AMD needs to make a serious entry into the notebook and desktop markets.

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All the biggest news and highlights from CES 2018

CES 2018 in Las Vegas is over and as one of the largest conventions in the world there is obviously far too much to cover in just one article! Some of the highlights are: Samsung’s The Wall which is a immense 146-inch modular TV, Dell announced the XPS 2-in- 1 which uses magnets to control keyboard resistance, and Google had its first public presence at CES showing the Google Home, the Pixel 2, and other newly released gadgets.

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Hands On With the Vivo Phone's In-Display Fingerprint Scanner

At CES Vivo, the world’s fifth largest smartphone manufacturer, demoed a new phone that features an in display fingerprint scanner. A feature long rumored to arrive on Samsung and Apple devices, it allows the fingerprint scanning sensor to be embedded under a phone’s display, instead of being placed elsewhere on the phone, PCMag tried the device out and found that it unlocked the phone in only 0.7 seconds.

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