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 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 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 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’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
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 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
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
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
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
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-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 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
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
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
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 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 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
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 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
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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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 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 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 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
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 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 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
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
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 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
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 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
Intel has just announced its Responsive Retail Platform, a cache of software kits, sensors, and other assets shops can employ to push the shopping experience up a notch. But will retailers jump on the bandwagon?
Apps/Software January 17, 2017
Famed KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that Apple will release a 15-inch MacBook Pro in the fourth quarter that will have 32 GB of RAM as an option. The move will be made possible by Intel's Kaby Lake processors.
Apple January 16, 2017
AMD's new Ryzen chips based on the new Zen architecture will offer improvements that will trounce what Intel's current Kaby Lake chip is able to manage. These include significantly better performance and longer lifespan.
Computers January 9, 2017
Intel's new modular compute platform called Intel Compute Card could revolutionize the manufacture and use of smart devices and appliances. The technology, which is a full-fledged computer, is the smallest and thinnest that the company has produced.
Computers January 6, 2017
Intel's stake in Here is being viewed by observers as part of an aggressive push toward building an automated car technology. The chipmaker will also now have the opportunity to work with several German automakers, which happen to be Here co-owners.
Car Tech January 4, 2017
Intel has unveiled new seventh-generation Kaby Lake processors, with the higher-end Core i7 chip poised to power desktop computers. Interestingly, the new Core i3 chip can now be overclocked, a first for the variant.
Computers January 3, 2017