HP to scale up its 3D printer business

After announcing its first revenue from sales, HP Inc. today said it is now focused on scaling up its Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing business that it believes will rival standard manufacturing technologies, such as injection molding.

While HP is planning some direct sales of its new Jet Fusion printer lineup, the vast majority of the machines will be sold through about 30 resellers in North America and Europe, where the company is focusing its attention.

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X-37B rocket on secret mission makes a not so secret landing

A sonic boom reverberated through Florida this weekend, and initially no one knew what caused the noise. 

Turns out it was a rocket landing after embarking on a secret mission. While the landing was anything but secretive, it was noteworthy. So what do we know about the spacecraft and what it was doing?

In IT Blogwatch, we tell what we know. 

So what is going on? Mike Bamback has some background:

The Air Force’s X-37B space plane made an unexpected landing in Florida on Sunday…The unmanned mini-shuttle, which lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station atop an Atlas V rocket on May 20, 2015, spent 718 days in orbit — an endurance record.

What is significant about this? Justin Ray has some details:

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Patch to fix Intel-based PCs with enterprise bug rolls out this week

PC vendors this week will start rolling out patches that fix a severe vulnerability found in certain Intel-based business systems, including laptops, making them easier to hack.   

Intel on Friday released a new notice urging clients to take steps to secure their systems.

The chipmaker has also released a downloadable tool that can help IT administrators and users discover whether a machine they own has the vulnerability.

In addition, vendors including Fujitsu, HP and Lenovo have released lists showing which products are affected and when the patches will roll out. 

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