Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallets Can Get Hacked Too

Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallets Can Get Hacked Too

Shapeshift fixed a vulnerability in its KeepKey wallet with a firmware update in February.The attack the researchers developed against KeepKey wallets took time to prepare, but with enough planning a hacker could have quickly grabbed a target's PIN in the field.

Microsoft's Secured-Core PC Feature Protects Critical Code

Microsoft's Secured-Core PC Feature Protects Critical Code

Microsoft already offers Windows Secure Boot, a feature that checks for cryptographic signatures to confirm software integrity.Instead of relying on firmware, Microsoft has worked with AMD, Intel, and Qualcomm to make new central processing unit chips that can run integrity checks during boot in a controlled, cryptographically verified way.

Google's AI Chief Wants to Do More With Less (Data)

Google's AI Chief Wants to Do More With Less (Data)

WIRED: You gave a research talk about building new kinds of computers to power machine learning.W: Mustafa Suleyman, a cofounder of DeepMind, the London AI startup that’s part of Alphabet and a major player in machine learning research, recently moved over to Google.

Google's Ultra-Secure Chip, a Facebook Face-Lift, and More

Google's Ultra-Secure Chip, a Facebook Face-Lift, and More

Facebook is refining while Google is designing, but first, a cartoon about when smartphones go rogue .Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.You can sign up right here to make sure you get the news delivered fresh to your inbox every weekday!

Apple Reveals $250 Noise-Canceling AirPods Pro

Apple Reveals $250 Noise-Canceling AirPods Pro

Now, this custom chip is also being tasked with handling noise cancelation, adaptive sound equalization features, and a “transparency” setting on the new AirPod Pros.

Planting Tiny Spy Chips in Hardware Can Cost as Little as $200

Planting Tiny Spy Chips in Hardware Can Cost as Little as $200

More than a year has passed since Bloomberg Businessweek grabbed the lapels of the cybersecurity world with a bombshell claim: that Supermicro motherboards in servers used by major tech firms, including Apple and Amazon, had been stealthily implanted with a chip the size of a rice grain that allowed Chinese hackers to spy deep into those networks.

EVs Fire Up Pyroswitches to Cut Risk of Shock After a Crash

EVs Fire Up Pyroswitches to Cut Risk of Shock After a Crash

Bosch developed the CG912 semiconductor chip for triggering airbags, but it works just as well for sparking a tiny guillotine to cut an electric vehicle’s high-voltage cables.

A Super-Powered iPhone Chip, a Potential HIV Treatment, and More News

A Super-Powered iPhone Chip, a Potential HIV Treatment, and More News

Apple's iPhone chip might change how you use your phone, scientists are progressing toward a drug-free HIV treatment, and social platforms are considering ditching likes.You can sign up right here to make sure you get the news delivered fresh to your inbox every weekday!

Intel Ice Lake Processors: Specs, Details, Release Date

Intel Ice Lake Processors: Specs, Details, Release Date

The company has also been teasing Project Athena, a new set of laptop specifications and performance expectations that Intel says it will co-engineer with PC makers.

Not Everyone on 23andMe Will Get the Latest Gene Chip Updates

Not Everyone on 23andMe Will Get the Latest Gene Chip Updates

Hundreds of 23andMe customers tested on those earlier chips have pleaded with the company for some way to get access to its latest features, like the health reports and improved ancestry estimates.

Intel's New Chip Wizard Has a Plan to Bring Back the Magic

Intel's New Chip Wizard Has a Plan to Bring Back the Magic

It was a celebration of how exponential upgrades from the chip industry have propelled progress in technology and society over the past 50 years—and an argument that the party’s not over.“It's going to keep going,” said Jim Keller, a semiconductor rock star who joined Intel last year as senior vice president of silicon engineering, and a cohost of the event.

Physicists Hack the Uncertainty Principle to See an Ion Wiggle

Physicists Hack the Uncertainty Principle to See an Ion Wiggle

As the ion bounces around the chip, they reduce the uncertainty in the ion’s position by periodically hitting it with an electric field. These electric fields, if real, would push a magnesium ion ever so slightly, so their chip could be further developed to sense these dark matter particles.

If Huawei Loses ARM's Chip Designs, It's Toast

If Huawei Loses ARM's Chip Designs, It's Toast

The latest blow: Chip designer ARM has reportedly severed ties with the company. The BBC reports that its upcoming chip, the Kirin 985, may have snuck in under the wire, but after that the company will be stuck on the latest and greatest ARM designs as of May 22, 2019.

Judge Finds Qualcomm's Pricing Policy Violates Antitrust Law

Judge Finds Qualcomm's Pricing Policy Violates Antitrust Law

But Apple and other customers say they were unable to renegotiate patent licensing prices because Qualcomm threatened to cut off supplies of chips.

Meltdown Redux: Intel Flaw Lets Hackers Siphon Secrets from Millions of PCs

Meltdown Redux: Intel Flaw Lets Hackers Siphon Secrets from Millions of PCs

Like Meltdown and Spectre, the new MDS attack takes advantage of security flaws in how Intel's chips perform speculative execution, a feature in which a processor guesses at what operations and data it will be asked to execute or access ahead of time to speed up the chip's performance.

SpaceX Is Launching 'Organs on a Chip' to the ISS

SpaceX Is Launching 'Organs on a Chip' to the ISS

The following year, the NIH granted a total of $6 million to five research projects that would study how microgravity affects the human body by sending organ and tissue chips to the ISS.

Apple and Qualcomm End Their Legal Beef and Drop Lawsuits

Apple and Qualcomm End Their Legal Beef and Drop Lawsuits

Apple retaliated by withholding payments for the patent licensing fees its manufacturing partners were supposed to pay to Qualcomm, and by expanding its lawsuit to include the double-dipping allegations.

A Fight Over Specialized Chips Threatens an Ethereum Split

A Fight Over Specialized Chips Threatens an Ethereum Split

A spokesperson for Linzhi, in an email to WIRED, called it a move to “counter Chinese supremacy in crypto.” But many critiques have centered on Minehan herself, focusing on her experience working with GPU makers and alleging that she had been paid to develop the algorithm.

Apple Updates AirPods, Adding a New Custom Wireless Chip

Apple Updates AirPods, Adding a New Custom Wireless Chip

Apple Updates AirPods, Adding a New Custom Wireless Chip Apple Apple just revealed a new pair of wirefree AirPods, the first significant update to the product since its original introduction in late 2016.

Embracing Thunderbolt 3 Will Make Next-Gen USB4 Twice as Fast

Embracing Thunderbolt 3 Will Make Next-Gen USB4 Twice as Fast

Unless you’re a creative-class professional, you almost certainly use your MacBook Pro’s Thunderbolt 3 ports for charging more than for data backup. Once it happens, you’ll know almost exactly what you’re getting when you use that USB-C port or cable.

8 Things to Expect From CES, Consumer Tech's Big Shindig

8 Things to Expect From CES, Consumer Tech's Big Shindig

TV manufacturers like Samsung, Sony, LG, Toshiba, and Sharp are widely expected to show off 8K displays at CES this year; LG has even pre-announced what the company claims is the world’s first OLED 8K display.

5G Lands in Hawaii, and Soon, on Your Next Smartphone

5G Lands in Hawaii, and Soon, on Your Next Smartphone

While the rollout of 4G greatly impacted component makers, network operators, and technology companies, Amon said, with 5G “basically every other industry understands that this technology will modify their business.”Qualcomm senior vice president and general manager for mobile Alex Katouzian shows off the new Snapdragon 855 at a media event in Hawaii.

New at Amazon: Its Own Chips for Cloud Computing

New at Amazon: Its Own Chips for Cloud Computing

Amazon says it took on the tricky business of chip design to better integrate the software and hardware inside its giant datacenters, allowing it to offer new, cheaper services.That’s not possible with off-the-shelf chips from Intel or AMD, which are designed to satisfy many different customers, says Matt Garman, a vice president involved with Amazon’s project.

A Decade-Old Attack Can Break the Encryption of Most PCs

A Decade-Old Attack Can Break the Encryption of Most PCs

It's not super technically challenging."Segerdahl notes that the findings have particular implications for corporations and other institutions that manage a large number of computers, and could have their whole network compromised off of one lost or stolen laptop.'It's pretty quick and very doable for a knowledgable hacker.'Olle Segerdahl, F-SecureTo carry out the attack, the F-Secure researchers first sought a way to defeat the the industry-standard cold boot mitigation.

Apple's Latest iPhones Are Packed With AI Smarts

Apple's Latest iPhones Are Packed With AI Smarts

On the more expensive XS models, portrait mode includes an impressive new function that makes it possible to change the depth of field on a photo after it has been taken, blurring or sharpening the background.App developers can play with the power of Apple’s new neural engine through Core ML, a framework the company offers to help programmers deploy machine learning on Apple devices.

Meet Apple's New High-End iPhones, the Xs and Xs Max

Meet Apple's New High-End iPhones, the Xs and Xs Max

Then, with the launch of the iPhone X last fall, Apple introduced a new, edge-to-edge OLED display, face authentication, and seriously impressive cameras.This year's new phones fall in line with "S" upgrades: they're getting better internals, but they don't look drastically different from the year before.

Google Wants to Kill the URL

Google Wants to Kill the URL

And the group won't offer any examples at this point of the types of schemes they are considering.The focus right now, they say, is on identifying all the ways people use URLs to try to find an alternative that will enhance security and identity integrity on the web while also adding convenience for everyday tasks like sharing links on mobile devices."I don’t know what this will look like, because it’s an active discussion in the team right now," says Parisa Tabriz, director of engineering at Chrome.