10 Tech News Roundup #1

Here are 10 tech news that I found interesting.

A ‘bug’ that let a $500 password cracking box open up iPhone is patched as of iOS 11 – A video posted to YouTube by users EverythingApplePro yesterday shows a small $500 box unlocking an iPhone 7 locked with a short passcode. Techcrunch

Dancing robot army is worth a lifetime of nightmares – Who knew that a massive robot dance party could scare the living daylights out of you. Mashable

A year later, you can still upgrade to Windows 10 for free – Although Microsoft concluded its free Windows 10 upgrade program on July 29, 2016, the company has yet to close some of the loopholes that it originally opened for folks running Windows 7, 8 and 8.1. Techspot

Can tech companies legally cancel service to hate groups? – The past few days have seen many of the largest tech companies coming out against extremist groups such as the KKK, neo-Nazis, and other white supremacists. Techspot

HPE Ships Supercomputer to Space Station, Final Destination Mars – With a manned mission to Mars on the horizon, the demand for space-based supercomputing is at hand. HPC Wire

Bolstering the ARM Case for HPC Workloads – A new report sponsored by ARM and prepared by the University of Cambridge (UK) shows strong scaling for two popular CFD programs – OpenFOAM and Cloverleaf – on Cavium ThunderX-based ARM systems. HPC Wire

Nokia 8 zeroes in on the Galaxy S8 and its friends – We’ve been impressed with the hardware that recently-reborn Nokia has been packing into its HMD Global Oy-manufactured smartphones. Techreport

Intel expands its Atoms’ radius with C3000 SoCs – Intel’s Core architecture gets the lion and the tiger’s share of attention around here, but the company still makes Atom chips. Techreport

Apple’s ARKit could be huge for virtual car showrooms and online sales – Apple’s iOS 11 includes ARKit, developer tools that make it surprisingly easy to build great quality augmented reality experiences. Techcrunch

Apple Pay is dropping support for websites that sell white supremacist merchandise – Apple has disabled its payments system on websites that sell white supremacist and Nazi-themed merchandise, according to a report from BuzzFeed News. The Verge

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