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It's Tuesday. We have a patch to unpatch your patch, and Dell might reverse-merger itself back into existence as a publicly-traded company. Yeah, you read that correctly.
Unfortunately, Intel's recent patch for the Spectre CPU issue caused spontaneous reboots, so now Microsoft has released a Windows patch that essentially undoes the fix. If you've already applied Intel's update, it should solve the rebooting problem until Intel applies a new, better patch.
The thing is, Dell owns 80 percent of VMware. If the company takes this path, then it would let Dell become a public company again without having to go through an IPO.
Alphabet's self-driving-car arm already picked up 600 autonomous-ready Pacificas from Fiat-Chrysler, and last night the two announced a deal for "thousands" more. The new vans will be deployed in cities across the US later this year to support "the world's first driverless ride-hailing service."
What, exactly, does it mean to be a game of the year? And according to who, exactly? Is there a regulating body that protects consumers from games that were not, in fact, that good? You might think of the 'Game of the Year' term as an implication of quality, right? It turns out that -- like most marketing -- it's largely meaningless.
A couple of days ago, documents leaked showing the Trump administration's national security team had a plan for a government-created 5G network. Now, sources tell Recode that those documents were outdated and are no longer under consideration. In between those reports, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai came out against the plan-that-apparently-isn't. As you were.
On Wednesday, parts of the US will get to view a very special lunar eclipse -- this one combines a total eclipse with a supermoon and a blue moon. However, only Hawaii, Alaska and the west coast will get to see the eclipse since it will reach totality at 8:29 AM ET, so NASA will stream video of the event online from locations in California and Arizona.
But wait, there's more...
- The Big Picture: 'Robotic Habitats' imagines a self-sustaining AI ecosystem
- BMW takes full ownership of DriveNow's car-sharing service
- What's on TV: 'Altered Carbon,' 'Super Bowl LII' and 'UFC 3'
- Sony LF-S50G smart speaker review: a solid Google Home alternative
- T-Mobile details plan for 100 percent renewable energy by 2021
- Apple settles with Immersion over haptic-feedback licensing
- Google completes its $1.1 billion HTC deal
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