Tag: Intel

Intel Reveals Its Plans To Fix Spectre And Meltdown Issues

According to Intel's latest report, it distributed all of the software fixes to combat Spectre and Meltdown. The company confirmed that its next batch of processors will integrate security measures.

Computers March 16, 2018

Intel Rolls Out Spectre Fixes For Skylake, Kaby Lake, And Coffee Lake Chips

Spectre fixes for Skylake, Kaby Lake, and Coffee Lake processors have begun rolling out. Intel has shipped the microcode updates to OEMs, and users should receive patches soon enough.

Computers February 22, 2018

The Intel Vaunt Smart Glasses Takes Simple Approach To Fix All Google Glass Issues

The Intel Vaunt does not look like smart glasses at all, save for the small red light that will sometimes be seen on the right lens. Intel is hoping that it will find more success compared to the Google Glass.

Wearable Tech February 6, 2018

Bye Bye, Qualcomm: Apple Will Use Intel Baseband For Future iPhone Models Instead

Apple might be jettisoning Qualcomm altogether. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo states that the Cupertino company will soon rely on Intel exclusively for baseband components of future iPhone models.

Apple February 6, 2018

Microsoft Scrambles To Put A Stop To Intel's Shoddy Spectre Variant 2 Patch

Microsoft has released an emergency system update meant to reverse the potential instability that Intel’s Spectre variant 2 patch could cause to machines running on Windows OS. KB4078130 is ready to download for Windows 7 users and up.

Microsoft January 29, 2018

Intel Notified Chinese Firms About Meltdown First Before US Government: Alibaba Group Among The First To Know

Intel has been in hot water since the Meltdown and Spectre chip flaws were made public, but another controversy is ravaging the chipmaker. A new report says Intel first told Chinese companies about the flaws before the U.S. government.

Security January 29, 2018

Intel Rolls Out Meltdown And Spectre Patches, Then Warns Against Installing Them Due To Glitches

Intel rolled out patches to fix the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, but some of the security updates are causing random reboots. Customers are now advised to hold off on installing them.

Security January 13, 2018

Google Compiles List Of Chromebooks Vulnerable To Meltdown: Here's What You Need To Know

Google provided a list of Chromebooks that likely are vulnerable to the Meltdown bug. The list indicated that many Chromebook models run on ARM chips and therefore immune, as the exploit mostly exists on devices powered by Intel processors.

Google January 12, 2018

Microsoft Warns Meltdown And Spectre Patches Will Really Slow Down Older Computers: Time To Upgrade?

Microsoft revealed that most users of older computers will experience slower performance once Meltdown and Spectre patches are installed. Windows 7 and Windows 8 users are urged not to skip the security updates though, as the consequences may be severe.

Microsoft January 10, 2018

Intel's New Chips Bring Built-In AMD Radeon Processing Power To The Table

Intel has unveiled the 8th-generation Kaby Lake-G CPU, the result of the company’s unprecedented collaboration with rival AMD. When it retails, the new processor will unbox embedded with the Radeon RX Vega M graphics.

Computers January 9, 2018

Intel: Meltdown, Spectre Fixes Rolling Out By The End Of January

Intel’s fix for the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities is on the way. At his CES 2018 keynote, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich promised 90 percent of the affected chips will be patched this week, and the rest by end of January.

Security January 9, 2018

What You Should Know To Stay Safe From Meltdown, Spectre CPU Security Flaws

Meltdown and Spectre are whipping the industry into a frenzy. Before you go into full panic mode, here are four things you need to know to at least keep your devices relatively safe from the CPU security flaws.

Computers January 5, 2018

Apple: All Macs And iOS CPUs Affected By Meltdown, Spectre Chip Flaws, But Security Patches Are Coming

Apple confirmed that their devices are also vulnerable to the Meltdown and Spectre exploits. The firm instructed their users to update their devices and to only download from the App Store.

Apple January 5, 2018

Intel Responds To CPU Flaw Woes: Reports Are Incorrect

Amid great controversy over Intel CPU flaws, the chipmaker issued a statement earlier than it planned in order to refute 'inaccurate media reports.' Intel said it already started to deliver updates and things are not as bad as they were made out to be.

Computers January 4, 2018

Intel CPUs From The Past Decade Have A Security Flaw And Fixing It Will Significantly Slow Down PCs

Fixing a design flaw found in Intel processors from the past decade could translate in a significant performance drop. Depending on processor model and task, PCs could get up to 30 percent slower.

Computers January 3, 2018

iPhone X Powered By Qualcomm Gets Faster LTE Speeds Than Intel Variant

LTE speeds and performance on the iPhone X depend on which model you have. Based on a study, Qualcomm-powered variants can get faster LTE speeds than the Intel versions.

Apple December 2, 2017

What To Expect In Self-Driving Cars? Entertainment And Advertisements, Of Course

Intel announced its collaboration with Warner Bros. to develop virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) innovations in self-driving cars of the future.

Car Tech December 1, 2017

Millions Of Intel CPUs Found To Have Major Security Flaw: Here’s All The Affected Chips

Millions of Intel-based computers are found to be at risk due to several vulnerabilities discovered recently by two security researchers. Intel has released a detection tool to help users determine whether their system is affected.

Security November 24, 2017

Intel Developing Its Own GPU With The Help Of AMD’s Graphics Chief

Intel just dropped some major news. Former AMD graphics boss Raja Koduri is now joining the company to lead a new division that’ll develop discrete graphics chips and help Intel compete with Nvidia and AMD in the GPU market.

Computers November 9, 2017

Intel And AMD Just Became Frenemies: Future Intel Core Chip To Have Radeon Graphics

An unlikely friendship was just formed. Intel and AMD have announced that next year, they’re releasing a chip equipped with an Intel Core processor and Radeon graphics, meant to make thin laptops capable of running high-end games.

Computers November 7, 2017

Qualcomm Sues Apple For Allegedly Giving Intel ‘Unprecedented Access’ To Proprietary Chip Tech

Apple and Qualcomm are fighting again, but their war never really stopped in the first place. Qualcomm is now accusing Apple of breaching its contract and allowing an Intel engineer to see the chipmaker’s proprietary technology.

Business Tech November 4, 2017

Pixel 2 Has Intel Inside: Chip Maker Helped Google Develop The Hidden Pixel Visual Core Processor

Google has confirmed that Intel codeveloped the hidden Pixel Visual Core, which works hand in hand with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835, found in every Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL out there.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 25, 2017

The CCleaner Hack Goes Deeper: Malware Targeted Microsoft, Google, And Other Major Tech Companies

The recently reported CCleaner hack affected 2.3 million users, but those people were not the real targets. The hackers were found to be targeting major tech companies, including Microsoft and Google, with the second stage of the attack.

Security September 22, 2017

Intel Unveils Ice Lake, Its Second 10-Nanometer Chip Architecture After Cannon Lake: What We Know So Far

Intel has now confirmed that Ice Lake is going to follow Cannon Lake as its second chip architecture under the 10-nanometer process. Release date, specific gains, and other details remain uncertain.

Computers August 16, 2017

Intel 8th-Generation Coffee Lake Chips Won’t Work On 200-Series Motherboards: Why This Matters

Heads up, computer builders and upgraders: Intel’s 8th-generation Coffee Lake CPUs might not support current motherboards. That means if you want to upgrade, you might have to buy a new one.

Computers August 4, 2017

AMD Targets Intel's Xeon Line With Epyc Server Processor That Offers Up To 32 'Zen' Cores

AMD has taken the wraps off the server processor Epyc, gunning for Intel's Xeon lineup. The Epyc 7000 series is available in configurations of up to 32 'Zen' cores and 64 threads.

Computers June 20, 2017

Apple's iPhone 7s, iPhone 8 Won't Maximize LTE Network Speeds

The upcoming batch of iPhone models won’t support gigabit connection speeds because Apple doesn’t want to welcome Qualcomm with open arms. On paper, it’s a bummer, but it might not even be that important.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 9, 2017

Intel Doesn't Like The Upcoming Snapdragon 835-Powered Windows 10 Machines, Indirectly Warns Qualcomm

Intel has sharply but indirectly called out companies who might be infringing on its patents over x86 architecture. Reports say Intel’s subtle reprimand could be in reference to Microsoft and Qualcomm’s new Windows 10 ARM PCs.

Computers June 9, 2017

Intel Consumer Drone Not Happening, CEO Brian Krzanich Says

Intel has no plans to release a consumer drone, even though it’s reaching significant developments with the technology. Tagging itself as a data company, Intel appears to be more interested in data collection and processing than profiting from its drones.

Gadgets June 2, 2017

Intel Unveils Its New X-Series Chips

Intel has announced its latest generation of processors including a chip more powerful than AMD's Threadripper. Here's what we know so far about Intel's i9 series.

Computers May 30, 2017

Intel Wants To See Thunderbolt 3 Everywhere And Beyond Apple

Intel wants its proprietary Thunderbolt 3 interface to become widespread as much as possible. To that end, it just announced plans to make it more accessible to third-parties, an important step in the burgeoning high-speed interface future.

Computers May 25, 2017

Intel And AMD Look To Heat Up The PC Gaming Landscape With New CPUs

Intel hasn't had much in the way of competition in the CPU space, but not for long. AMD is stepping up to the plate with new CPUs to heat up the PC gaming space.

Computers May 17, 2017

Intel To Unwrap Coffee Lake, Basin Falls Earlier Than Planned Due To AMD Ryzen

Intel is rumored to unveil its Basin Falls platform and Coffee Lake chips earlier than expected. The scheduling adjustments is purportedly due to the increasing popularity of AMD’s new chips.

Computers April 21, 2017

Intel Nixes Annual Intel Developer Forum After 20 Years As Its Business ‘Evolves’

After 20 years, Intel has officially announced that it’s canceling the annual Intel Developer Forum, or IDF, as its business evolves into other ventures, such as artificial intelligence, 5G, and more. Here’s why.

Computers April 17, 2017

AMD Ryzen Begins Gaming Optimization With 'Ashes Of The Singularity'

AMD tries to get back into the arms of gamers with its AMD Ryzen optimization project. The company collaborated with Oxide Games to patch ‘Ashes of the Singularity’ optimized for the AMD Ryzen CPU.

Computers March 31, 2017

Intel Unveils First Optane SSD With High Memory Capacity

Intel has unveiled its brand new SSD, the Optane DC P4800X, which comes with 375 GB storage capacity. The company also announced other Optane SSD variants, which will be released to the market this year.

Computers March 20, 2017

Intel Kicks Off Bounty Program: Reward Of Up To $30,000 For Spotting Hardware Vulnerabilities

Intel has launched its first bug bounty program to secure its hardware, software and firmware. Researchers are encouraged to discover faults in Intel's systems and can get a reward of up to $30,000 for finding vulnerabilities.

Security March 17, 2017

Microsoft Reportedly Disabling Updates For Latest AMD, Intel Chips Running Windows 7 Or 8.1

True to its promise last year, Microsoft will disable any form of updates for modern processors still running older versions of Windows. Affected processors include those from AMD, Intel, and Qualcomm.

Apps/Software March 17, 2017

Intel's $15B Mobileye Acquisition Could Be A Game Changer For Driverless Car Tech: Should Tesla And Nvidia Be Worried?

Intel has confirmed its acquisition of Mobileye in a massive $15.3 billion deal that could shake up the driverless car tech sector. This new alliance could pose a real challenge to Tesla and Nvidia, making the autonomous driving race more heated than ever.

Business Tech March 14, 2017

Intel Confirms Acquisition Of Mobileye Self-Driving Car Tech Firm For $15.3 Billion

Intel has confirmed that it is acquiring self-driving car tech firm Mobileye for $15.3 billion on March 13. As part of the deal, Intel will be shelling out $63.54 per share for Mobileye in cash.

Business Tech March 13, 2017

AMD Ryzen May Not Live Up To Expectations, Here's Why

The latest AMD Ryzen 7 series processors may not be as good as the company's claims. Several tests and benchmarks show that Intel’s Kaby Lake Core i7 7700K fares much better than AMD’s new chipset.

Computers March 2, 2017

Intel Core i7, i5 Prices Drop As AMD Ryzen 7 Launch Nears

The looming release of the AMD Ryzen seems to have triggered price drops for the latest Intel processors. The discounts vary according to retailers but consumers can save as much as $250 off.

Computers February 27, 2017

Intel's Coffee Lake To Be Released This Year At 14nm

Intel has announced that it will come up with another processor this year. The company revealed that the 8th-generation Coffee Lake will be built using a 14-nanometer process.

Computers February 15, 2017

Super Bowl 51: 300 Intel Quadcopter Drones Light Up Lady Gaga’s Performance During Halftime Show

During Lady Gaga’s Halftime show at this year’s Super Bowl, strange, twinkling, LED lights hovered all over the night sky. Those lights were Intel’s “Shooting Stars,” 10,000 of which can be controlled by a single computer at a time.

Gadgets February 7, 2017

Apple Reportedly Working On ARM-Based Mac Processors To Handle Low-Power Functions

Apple is reportedly creating a secondary chip for Macs that’ll handle low-power tasks while in sleep mode, which will reduce battery consumption. The new chip could ship with a new MacBook Pro upgrade slated for launch later this year.

Apple February 2, 2017

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