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Intel details plans for Meltdown and Spectre hardware protections

Intel has announced that its upcoming silicon architectures will include hardware fixes for the Meltdown and Spectre chip vulnerabilities. The company has redesigned parts of its processors to add "protective walls" between apps and malicious actors.

New 'emergency' Windows update removes the last one

Microsoft's released a new emergency Windows update which disables Intel's patch for the Spectre processor flaws. It comes after Intel admitted the update could cause data loss and make computers spontaneously reboot.

In rare show of unity, cloud firms team up to patch Meltdown bugs

Rival cloud providers are collaborating online as they develop patches for the Meltdown and Spectre processor flaws. Faced with incomplete information from Intel and other hardware vendors, "second-tier" companies are choosing to help each other.

Microsoft confirms update bricks AMD PCs, causes slowdowns

Microsoft has withdrawn its patch for the Meltdown and Spectre processor flaws after admitting AMD PCs have been left unusable by the update. Certain devices with AMD CPUs will be blocked from installing the update, leaving them at risk.

Intel's CEO publicly addresses its big chip vulnerabilities

Intel has been under fire since it was revealed that many of its processors have a vulnerability that could allow attackers to steal data. Krzanich said on Monday that the exploits haven't been used to steal customer data.

Op-Ed: How far up the ladder did the #Fukushima cover up really go?

Tokyo - About the only country today where a public apology is still accepted is in Japan, and quite honestly, this writer has always thought life would be so much more simpler if that's all it took to right a profound wrong.

David Byrne to curate London's Meltdown Festival

London - Former Talking Heads front man David Byrne is to curate London's leading alternative arts and music festival this summer.

Award-winning manga comic upcoming about Fukushima disasters

Japanese manga artist Kazuto Tatsuta worked on the Fukushima Daiichi I nuclear plant cleanup. He had to quit in December 2012, when his radiation exposure neared the annual limit. Kodansha Ltd. is publishing Tatsuta's initial book about his experiences.

Op-Ed: Rihanna turns to Beyonce after meltdown ahead of show in Dublin

Dublin - While we all tend to see the glamorous side of Barbadian beauty Rihanna, we are rarely exposed to the stresses and strains of life on the road. This weekend, Rihanna turned to her mentor, Beyonce, after suffering a meltdown ahead of her show in Dublin.

Three US nuclear facilities threatened by natural disasters

Just months after a tsunami set off a nuclear crisis in Japan, three nuclear facilities in the United States are under siege, threatened by two separate natural disasters.

No.2 and No. 3 reactor meltdowns at Japan’s Fukushima plant

Tokyo - Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility suffered meltdowns at two additional reactors shortly after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami struck the northeast part of the country, the plant’s operator confirmed on Tuesday.

Daiichi reactor melting temperature came within hours of tsunami

Tokyo - Japanese officials have given up a latest attempt at stabilizing the No.1 reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility and records released by TEPCO reveal the reactor's core temperature reached melting point within hours of the tsunami impact.

Nuclear meltdown at Fukushima confirmed, plans to be ‘revised’

Tokyo - Japanese officials have finally admitted what had long been suspected: a nuclear meltdown at the crippled Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant has occurred, with a pool of molten fuel discovered at the bottom of its No.1 reactor.

Toyota cuts back operations in North America following earthquake

New York - Toyota Motors has announced it will partly suspend production at over a dozen factories in the United States and Canada following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan and the nuclear power plant crises that has ensued.

World governments offering different assessments of Japan threat

While the Japanese government sought to calm its citizens and the business community domestically and worldwide, foreign governments offered more stark assessments of the nuclear radiation threat facing populations in Japan.

Fukushima No. 4 reactor’s coolant may be boiling, evaporating

Tokyo - Fukushima’s imperiled nuclear plant is now facing another crisis, with authorities there stating a fourth reactor’s nuclear waste is overheating, which could lead to more spent fuel becoming unstable, compounding an already dire situation.

New blast at No. 2 nuclear reactor at Fukushima Daiichi

Japan's Nuclear Industrial Safety Agency says a third explosion was heard early Tuesday morning at Fukushima Daiichi. The blast came from the building housing the No 2 reactor of the crippled nuclear plant, a breach of the containment vessel is feared.

Japanese officials say reactors likely in process of melting

Tokyo - Waiting to announce the inevitable after two hydrogen explosions at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear facility destroyed containment buildings, authorities now say it is "highly likely" the nuclear cores at reactors 1, 2, and 3 have begun to melt.

Japanese rush to avert meltdown at nuclear reactor

Tokyo - Officials announced a third nuclear reactor at the crippled Fukushima power plant had lost its cooling system and they are unable to bring the core temperature down to a safe level. Government authorities fear a catastrophic meltdown has occurred.

Fukushima power plant explodes, 4 workers injured

Tokyo - White smoke was seen at Tokyo Electric Power's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant following an explosion heard on Saturday. This is one of the two power plants that were placed under a state of emergency by the Japanese government.

World misled over Himalayan glacier meltdown

A report that issued a warning that Himalayan glaciers could melt and vanish by 2035 due to climate change is likely to be retracted after blunders were found by the United Nations body that issued it in the first place.

Island faces 'ecosystem meltdown' after predators wiped out

Studies have shown that removing an invasive species from sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island, a World Heritage Site has caused catastrophic damage to the ecosystem there.

Ailing AIG Gets a Another Shot of Vaccinating Equity Courtesy of You.

After failing miserably at attempting to start paying off the original bailout loan, AIG is insisting that the government restructure their loan.

Housing Meltdown: 25% Lower by 2010?

Washington policymakers have been struggling to keep the US out of recession, and confusion over the housing market has been making their job tougher. Have American consumers kept shopping or been forced to fall back?

Economic perspectives: When the Asian Tiger economies fell to bits

As economic myths go, the Asian Tiger economies turned into plastic pussycats ten years ago today. The regional economies crashed, and the IMF had to come in and bail out the collective canoe.

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TEPCO president Naomi Hirose bows after apologizing for the company s cover-up of the Fukushima disa...
TEPCO president Naomi Hirose bows after apologizing for the company's cover-up of the Fukushima disaster.
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Ticket stub for the Planet of the Apes 'live version. Planet of the Apes is a 1968 American science fiction film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner.
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Members of the media and Tokyo Electric Power Co. employees wearing protective suits and masks walk down the steps inside the No. 4 reactor building at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant (November 7, 2013)
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Damage at Fukushima's Daiichi

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