Apple HomePod arrives Feb. 9 -- without multi-room or stereo function
The smart speaker gets a release date after initial delays. Preorders begin Friday, but the HomePod won't come with every feature at launch.
by Bridget Carey
Intel addresses faulty Spectre patch, Murdoch wants Facebook to pay for content
Today's major tech stories include Intel's addressing of the company's Spectre patch that has been rebooting some systems, Rupert Murdoch's comments about Facebook and News Corp.'s premium content and Montana's executive order to protect net neutrality.