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Vivo Nex Dual Display Edition has HD screens on the back and the front, and 10GB of RAM - CNET - Reviews - 1 hour 7 min ago
Who needs a selfie camera when there's a second screen on the back of your phone?

Audit: No Chinese surveillance implants in Supermicro boards found

Ars Technica - 1 hour 10 min ago

Enlarge / A letter posted by Supermicro executives today announcing that an audit had found no evidence of claims of espionage implants in the company's servers, part of a campaign by the company to counter a report by Bloomberg in October.

In a letter to customers issued December 11, Supermicro President and CEO Charles Liang and other top executives announced that an audit conducted by an outside investigating team had found no evidence of any malicious hardware incorporated into motherboards currently or previously manufactured by the company. The letter is the latest rebuttal to Bloomberg reports in October that claimed tiny chips that provided a backdoor for China's intelligence agencies had been integrated into boards provided to major Internet and cloud providers—a report also refuted by the companies the report claimed were targeted.

"After a thorough examination and a range of functional tests, the investigative firm found absolutely no evidence of malicious hardware on our motherboards," the letter signed by Liang, Supermicro Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer David Weigland, and Senior VP and Chief Product Officer Raju Penumatcha stated. 'These findings were no surprise to us... We appreciate the industry support regarding this matter from many of our customers, like Apple and AWS. We are also grateful for numerous senior government officials, including representatives of the Department of Homeland Security, the director of National Intelligence, and the director of the FBI, who early on appropriately questioned the truth of the media reports."

Reuters' Joseph Menn reported that the audit was apparently undertaken by Nardello & Co, a global investigative firm founded by former US federal prosecutor Daniel Nardello. According to Reuters' source, the firm examined sample motherboards that Supermicro had sold to Apple and Amazon, as well as software and design files for products. No malicious hardware was found in the audit, and no beacons or other network transmissions that would be indicative of a backdoor were detected in testing.

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Net neutrality bill 38 votes short in Congress, and time has almost run out

Ars Technica - 1 hour 21 min ago

Enlarge / The dome of the United State Capitol Building in Washington, DC. (credit: Getty Images | Phil Roeder)

Legislation to restore net neutrality rules now has 180 supporters in the US House of Representatives, but that's 38 votes short of the amount needed before the end of the month.

The Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution, already approved by the Senate, would reverse the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net neutrality rules. But 218 signatures from US representatives (a majority) are needed to force a full vote in the House before Congress adjourns at the end of the year.

Net neutrality advocates previously said they needed 218 signatures by December 10 to force a vote. But an extension of Congress' session provided a little more time.

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Klipsch R5 Wireless targets the fitness buffs - CNET - Reviews - 1 hour 26 min ago
These Bluetooth in-ear headphones will resist sweat, moisture and rain as you get your workout.

Google CEO tackles political bias, China and data collection with Congress - CNET - News - 1 hour 32 min ago
Sundar Pichai is on Capitol Hill to answer for the search giant’s recent controversies.

Super Micro says no evidence of spy chips found in its hardware - CNET - News - 1 hour 36 min ago
The company ordered a third-party investigation after a report stated Chinese surveillance chips had been inserted into its motherboards.

What’s eating this 400-year-old painting? A whole ecosystem of microbes

Ars Technica - 1 hour 37 min ago

Enlarge / The middle image shows the painting as it now appears, with close-ups of four centuries of damage and wear on the right. The asterisks mark the locations of Caselli and her colleagues' samples. (credit: CC BY license, with permission from )

A new study describes the complex ecosystems of bacteria and fungi that live and feast on a 17th-century painting—and how other species of bacteria may one day help art conservators fight back.

If you could zoom in for a microscopic look at an oil painting on canvas, you would see many thin, overlapping layers of pigments—powdered bits of insects, plants, or minerals—held together with oils or glue made from animal collagens. Many of those pigments and binding materials are surprisingly edible to bacteria and fungi. Each patch of color and each layer of paint and varnish in an oil painting offers a different microbial habitat. So when you look at a painting, you’re not just looking at a work of art; you’re looking at a whole ecosystem.

Microbes’ artistic taste

To better understand these microscopic art vandals, University of Ferrara microbiologist Elisabetta Caselli and her colleagues turned to a Renaissance painting called “Incoronazione della Virgine,” by painter Carlo Bononi. The painting once adorned the ceiling of the Basilica of Santa Maria in Vado, Italy. When an earthquake damaged the church in 2012, staff took down the 2.8 meter (9.18 foot) round canvas from where it had hung since 1620 and leaned it against the wall in an inner niche of the church.

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Netflix ranks its 2018 original content with watch data and Instagram - CNET - News - 1 hour 42 min ago
Rom-coms and the actors starring in them dominate Netflix's data.

Galaxy A8S a practice run for Galaxy S10's O-notch screen? It makes sense - CNET - News - 1 hour 47 min ago
Commentary: Samsung can works out the kinks on a less important phone to ready its flagship Galaxy S10 for the new design.

Google CEO denies search launch in China, commits to transparency - CNET - News - 1 hour 51 min ago
Sundar Pichai does leave the open door to returning to China someday.

James Bond has a 'severe chronic alcohol problem,' science says - CNET - News - 2 hours 3 min ago
An analysis of all 007's films finds Bond should seek help. And not from Q, but another kind of professional.

Big screens and high-end features could boost phone shipments in 2019 - CNET - News - 2 hours 7 min ago
There could be some growth in the future for smartphones, says an IDC report.

The 50 best iPhone games - CNET - News - 2 hours 8 min ago
If you're all about the iPhone, these are some of the best games you can play.

Salesforce has named a chief ethics officer and yes, the job description is appropriately woolly

The Register - 2 hours 8 min ago
What's she going to do? 'Engage' with people

Mega-bucks CRM titan Salesforce has appointed a loftily titled "chief ethical and humane use officer" to counteract the problems of being a tech giant in 2019.…

Verizon takes $4.6 billion write down on Oath - CNET - News - 2 hours 24 min ago
The wireless carrier says its media division, which includes AOL and Yahoo, is less valuable than previously thought.

Google CEO: 'We can do better' on explaining privacy controls to users - CNET - News - 2 hours 26 min ago
Privacy came up a lot during Sundar Pichai's testimony to Congress.

Getting Vulcan up to speed: Part one of our interview with Tory Bruno

Ars Technica - 2 hours 33 min ago

Enlarge / NASA Associate Administrator for Science Thomas Zurbuchen, left, and President and CEO for United Launch Alliance Tory Bruno shake hands after viewing the ULA Delta IV Heavy rocket with NASA's Parker Solar Probe in August. (credit: NASA)

After a long career in the development of space and missile programs, Salvatore T. "Tory" Bruno was named chief executive of United Launch Alliance in August 2014. In this new position, Bruno has faced enormous challenges.

Over the last half-decade, SpaceX has emerged as a viable competitor, begun to fly its Falcon 9 rocket more frequently, and competed successfully for lucrative military launch contracts. Meanwhile, ULA faced a mandate from the US government to end its reliance on the Russian-made RD-180 engine for its workhorse rocket, the Atlas V booster.

In response to these challenges, Bruno has sought to cut costs (through layoffs and other restructuring) and increase the commercial competitiveness of ULA, while also developing the brand-new Vulcan rocket with US-made components at the same time. Bruno also must answer to two demanding parents, Boeing and Lockheed Martin, each of which own 50 percent of his company and have competing aerospace interests. A little more than four years on the job, Bruno appears to be making progress. Most notably, the company recently won a $967 million contract from the US Air Force to complete development of the Vulcan rocket, which ULA says will be ready to fly by 2021.

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Lightroom supports photos from iPhone XS, Pixel 3, Galaxy Note 9 - CNET - News - 2 hours 43 min ago
Plus Adobe's software is much smarter about creating panoramas.

Samsung embarrassingly partners with “counterfeit” version of Supreme

Ars Technica - 2 hours 45 min ago


Samsung had a product launch in China earlier this week, where it seemingly announced a partnership in China with the skateboard fashion brand Supreme. Branding partnerships are usually pretty boring, but this one has some spice to it. Supreme's CEO came up on stage at Samsung's event, and he talked about a nebulous partnership with Samsung and an expansion into the Chinese market with a flagship store in Beijing. He then announced a runway show at the Mercedes-Benz Cultural Center in Shanghai. Then Supreme put out this statement after the event:

"Supreme is not working with Samsung, opening a flagship location in Beijing or participating in a Mercedes-Benz runway show. These claims are blatantly false and propagated by a counterfeit organization."

Wait, what?

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