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Now in Tech: 1/29/2018
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Liz Page
By Liz Page
Jan 29, 2018
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A lower-powered “display technology" gets £6 million funding

Bolde Technologies, a tech startup grew out from Oxford University, gets £6 million investment for its 'reflective display technology' that can significantly lower screen power consumption or costs no power in some states. It claims to adopt solid-state reflective display that could turn static printed materials into low-cost dynamic display and replace the power-thirsty screens on mobile devices.

 

Intel revealed chip flaws to Chinese firms before to US government

According to Wall Street Journal, Intel did not immediately notify its processor security flaws to the US government as the company decided to inform some of the clients, including major Chinese tech companies first. Intel responded the time lag was because the news went public earlier than expected and the company was not able to notify all the stakeholders as it planned. Thoughts?

 

Ingvar Kamprad, Ikea's founder passed away at 91

400 locations across the globe, $62 billion annual revenue, and more importantly a cultural symbolizing  a unique style. These are the legacy left behind by Ingvar Kamprad, Ikea's founder who passed away yesterday.
 

Fitness app Strava leaked location of secret bases

An analyst from UCA found out Strava, a fitness app with built in location tracker, inadvertently disclosed secret military bases on its publicly available activity map where fitness routes of soldiers and agents were logged. Strava data has unveiled several US bases in Afghanistan, Syria, Somalia and even Area 51. Besides location, the data could be further analysed for strategic routes such as supply line or patrol route.
 

First Falcon Heavy set for launch on Feb 6

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted this news. The heavy rocket will be able to carry 37,000 lbs. of payloads, nearly three times more than a regular rocket, making it the most powerful rocket in operation. This dummy mission will see the rocket sending a red Tesla Roadster onto Mars' orbit, if the launch concludes successfully.
 

 
 
 

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