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Google Chrome RAM Usage Now Higher, But For A Good Reason

Google Chrome started using even more RAM with the release of a new feature on Google Chrome 67. This increases the risk of the internet browser slowing down computers, but the trade-off is worth it.

Google July 13, 2018

CPU Flaw Speculative Store Bypass Fix May Slow Down Your Computer

On Monday, May 21, Google and Microsoft jointly disclosed a new CPU security vulnerability similar to the Spectre and Meltdown flaws reported earlier this year. The latest vulnerability, called Speculative Store Bypass, impacts Intel, AMD, and ARM processors.

Computers May 23, 2018

Intel’s New Accelerated Memory Scanning Feature Uses Your GPU To Look For Malware And Other Viruses

Intel is working with Microsoft to roll out a suite of hardware-based security improvements called Security Essentials. One of the many changes included is the ability to offload virus scanning to a GPU, which improves battery performance.

Security April 18, 2018

Intel's Core i9 CPUs Will Let Laptops Keep Up With Desktops When It Comes To Speed

Intel officially unveiled its latest eighth-generation products at a press event in Beijing, China. The new Core i9 chips promise speeds that are reportedly comparable to desktop PCs when it comes to overall performance.

Computers April 4, 2018

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

Uh-Oh: Researchers Discover New Meltdown, Spectre Exploits To Steal Sensitive User Data

Just when you thought the Meltdown and Spectre situation couldn’t get worse. A bunch of researchers have developed nerfed variants of the exploits, called MeltdownPrime and SpectrePrime, that employ far more sophisticated methods to obtain sensitive user data.

Security February 15, 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

Apple Rolls Out Meltdown, Spectre Patches For Older macOS Versions

Apple has finally released security patches for macOS Sierra and OS X El Capitan. The updates come after similar patches for High Sierra, the latest version of Apple’s operating system.

Apps/Software January 24, 2018

iPhone 6, iPhone 7 And iPhone 8 Performance Following Spectre And Meltdown Patches

Experts conducted a series of tests on the iPhone 8, iPhone 7, and iPhone 8 to verify a speculation related to patches for the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. Benchmark results were compared to values before and after the latest updates.

Apple January 14, 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

Nvidia Rolls Out Updated Drivers To Prevent Meltdown Or Spectre From Destroying Your CPU

Companies struggled to issue updates to protect computers and devices from Meltdown and Spectre. Nvidia made a claim that its GPU products are immune.

Security January 11, 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

Apple Rolls Out iOS 11.2.2, Supplementary macOS 10.13.2 Update For Better Protection Against Spectre And Meltdown

Apple rolled out iOS 11.2.2, a supplemental patch for macOS 10.13.2, and Safari 11.0.2. The three security updates address the recently discovered Spectre vulnerability, which along with the Meltdown exploit, has shaken the entire tech industry.

Apple 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

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

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