CHIPMAKER Intel lead the bad news brigade last week.
First off, it was revealed that a flaw in the firm's Haswell CPUs could be abused by hackers to circumvent a security mechanism intended to prevent stack overflows and arbitrary code execution.
Just days later, an outfit called Cellular Insights claimed that Intel models are to blame for shonky internet connectivity on Apple's iPhone 7 Plus. Those that ship with Qualcomm modems, to buyers in China, Japan and US, reportedly are not suffering from the same problem.
It wasn't just Intel having a bad week. Reports revealed that Microsoft is continuing its assault on the Surface Pro's battery life and is making users even more irate by charging $450 for a replacement battery, while Dyn suffered a huge DDoS attack that knocked services including Spotify and Twitter offline on Friday.
We've rounded up the top 10 stories from last week below. µ
Samsung Galaxy S8 might be firm's only top-end smartphone in 2017
Samsung reportedly plans to scrap Galaxy Note range following fire fiasco
Intel blamed for poor Apple iPhone 7 Plus network reception
Intel modem may be to blame
Nvidia unveils bargain basement GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti Pascal-based GPUs
Generation-hopping Pascal graphics card from £115
Microsoft continues its assault on battery for Surface Pro users
As usual, no news is no news
Intel CPU flaw leaves Haswell-powered devices open to attack
ASLR can be 'broken' to allow hackers to circumvent security
Surprise release candidate of Linux 4.9 kernel has element from Project Ara
But Colonel Kitten just won't wake up ...
Attack on Dyn DNS service knocked Twitter, Spotify and SoundCloud offline
And SoundCloud and Shopify and GitHub and Airbnb and Reddit and ...
Remix IO: Jide launches 3-in-1 Remix OS streamer, mini-PC and games console
Why buy three different devices when you can have one that does it all?
New transistor design can run for years without batteries
Breakthrough at Cambridge promises new generation of wearable devices and implantable electronics
C3-PO, R2-D2, BB-8 and other Androids
Helpful cyber vigilante gets short changed by customer services
...you know, now it's less confusing...
Firm will no longer provide updates for its first Android mobe