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CES 2018: Intel to make flawed chips safe in a week

Intel’s chief executive has said software fixes to address the recently discovered Meltdown and Spectre bugs in microchips would be released in the next few days.Brian Krzanich was speaking at the beginning of his keynote speech at the CES trade show event in Las Vegas.He said 90% of processors …

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Samsung forecasts record profits but misses expectations

Samsung Electronics expects to deliver record profits for the last three months of 2017, but the estimate missed analyst expectations.The world’s biggest memory chip maker forecast operating earnings of 15.1 trillion won ($14.1bn; £10.4bn) – up 64% from a year earlier.But while chip prices boosted margins, a stronger won …

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Kickstart your fitness

January is a peak time for downloading health and fitness apps and putting those Christmas present fitness trackers to work. But do they actually help you stay motivated?After the Christmas self-indulgence comes the inevitable New Year’s resolution to get fit, lose weight, and eat more healthily. But while 65% …

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Travellers being encouraged to fake illness, says ABTA

Millions of Britons are being encouraged to say they were sick while on holiday, according to the Association of British Travel Agents.A poll carried out for ABTA suggests that 19% of all holidaymakers may have been approached by a claims management company on their return home.They are told that …

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Diesel car sales to plunge again this year, study warns

The worst is yet to come for diesel cars which will see their sales continue to plunge, a study has warned.Aston University predicts they will account for just 15% of the UK market by 2025, down from a 50% peak.Automotive expert Professor David Bailey said diesel’s “slow death” was …

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Rising food costs leave little room for festive splurge

Rising food costs meant consumers had little left over to spend on a festive splurge, industry figures suggest.Like-for-like retail sales, which exclude new store sales, rose 0.6% last month, down on December 2016’s 1% rise.Food sales accounted for most of the rise, with spending on non-food items such as …

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Apple investigated by France for 'planned obsolescence'

French prosecutors have launched a probe over allegations of “planned obsolescence” in Apple’s iPhone.Under French law it is a crime to intentionally shorten lifespan of a product with the aim of making customers replace it.In December, Apple admitted that older iPhone models were deliberately slowed down through software updates.But …

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Google sued over 'male discrimination'

Google has been accused of discriminating against conservative white men in a class action lawsuit filed by two former engineers.The duo say they want to represent all staff discriminated against due to their “perceived conservative political views, male gender and Caucasian race”.James Damore, fired last year over a controversial …

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