Here are some of the new and interesting articles we found this week.

New speculative execution bug leaks data from Intel chips’ internal buffers – This use of stale data from the buffers seems to affect neither AMD’s chips nor ARM’s designs.

 

Toward scalable decentralized identifier systems – Microsoft’s announcement of a decentralized identity network that runs atop the Bitcoin blockchain.

 

The mouse of the future? Your eyeballs – Recent research finds that eye tracking could be used to help people be more productive.

 

To Become Your Best Self, Study Your Successes – Five practices for capitalizing on everyday opportunities for self development.

 

Microsoft open sources code to give any app Bing-like intelligence – Microsoft has released this production-grade code on GitHub. It will be fun to watch what developers can do with this.

 

A New Way to Build Tiny Neural Networks Could Create Powerful AI on Your Phone – A new paper is showing that we’re using neural networks that are far bigger than we probably need.

 

Mapping out Amazon’s invisible server empire – Amazon’s interactive map shows its AWS locations around the globe.

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