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Intel’s Has Cancelled Three Raspberry Pi Competitors

Intel's three development kits Edison, Joule and Galileo have been cancelled. The Intel boards were launched in 2013 with Galileo, a joint venture with Arduino, designed to take advantage of the rapidly expanding Internet of Things hype. A fourth product, called MinnowBoard will launch later this year and will offer much of the same appeal as Raspberry Pi. Read More >>

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Intel Will Sell a New 18-Core Processor for £2,000 Because Why Not

Here we go again. It’s Computex time in Taipei, and that means that Intel is announcing an insane new lineup of ultra powerful processors—some of which seemingly exist only so that you’ll pay attention to the cheaper CPUs the company sells to average humans. This year, Intel has outdone itself with the Core X-series, the crown jewel of which is an 18-core, 36-thread processor with a retail price of $2,000. [Editor's note: UK prices haven't yet been announced, but it'll probably be close to £2,000.] Read More >>

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How Will Companies Convince Us That Self-Driving Cars Aren’t Death Traps?

Since we’re all friends here on the internet, I’ll let you in on a little secret: I hate driving. I drive too slowly, lurch violently when I change lanes, and the thought of having to merge onto a speeding California highway makes my heart speed up a little even as I write this. I’m no good at driving and never have been. Read More >>

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Intel’s Optane Memory Makes Cheap Hard Drives as Fast as Expensive SSDs

It isn’t only the processor that makes a really cheap computer slow. Or the memory, or the video card (or lack of video card). The primary reason your cheap laptop loudly chugs along at glacial speeds is because of the hard drive. Cheap laptops use cheap hard disk drives, which are much slower than the solid state drives found in better computers. But Intel’s new Optane Memory changes that. This little $70 (~£56) chip makes a cheap hard disk drive run as fast as a solid state drive. Read More >>

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Intel Claims Its Magical New Memory Will Speed Your Computer Up for Cheap

For a decade now, one of the biggest factors in choosing a computer has been the choice between traditional hard drive and solid state drive. The former is cheap, bulky, and slow. The latter is expensive, light, and fast. There has been zero middle ground. You’ve had to compromise between price and speed. But Intel’s hoping to eradicate that compromise with its new Intel Optane Memory. According to Intel, installing this single memory stick in your computer could supercharge even the slowest hard drive and give you the SSD’s best feature: speed. Read More >>

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Intel Says It’s Developing a Genderless AI

Early this morning, Tag Heuer and Intel announced a new smartwatch ahead of next week’s major watch and jewellery show, Baselworld. The sequel to last year’s $1500 Tag Heuer Connected, the Connected Modular 45 is another beast of a smartwatch, with a huge 45mm face and a lot of Intel inside. And according to the Verge, even more Intel is coming to the watch later this year—in the form of a new, genderless artificially intelligent assistant. Read More >>

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Intel Jumps Up and Down Shouting ‘We’re Here Too’ With $15.3 Billion Mobileye Acquisition

Intel just plunked down $15.3 billion for Mobileye, a leading manufacturer of sensors and cameras for autonomous cars, as it tries to catch up with microchip rivals Nvidia and Qualcomm in the driverless car industry. Read More >>

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What You Need to Know About Ryzen, AMD’s Shot at an Intel Killing Chip

Sometimes it feels like computers have reached peak speed. Often times, when trolling YouTube or playing a quick round of Overwatch the limitations on performance seem tied to something else. Your internet is too slow, or you need a new graphics card. Computer processors have gotten faster—every year Intel unveils a microarchitecture with breathless claims of mighty performance improvements, but CPUs haven’t had a real leap forward in a while. AMD’s new Ryzen processors comes perilously close to changing the game. Read More >>

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Don’t Waste Money on Intel’s Top Processor

It’s time to replace your computer. Maybe it was purchased during the last Republican administration, or you ruined it was a spilled drink, or maybe you’ve just got some money to burn and you’d like to blow it on Intel’s new Kaby Lake microarchitecture. Whatever the reason, you’re ready to upgrade your computer, and you’re going to be left with a big choice. Do you spend the extra cash for the categorically faster i7 processor, or do you pinch a few pennies and go with the i5? Read More >>

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All the Coolest Tech From CES 2017

Heading into CES 2017, we had a good idea as to some of the big trends we’d see. And we weren’t totally wrong — Amazon’s Alexa assistant was baked into gadgets everywhere, even in cars! But looking back at all of our coverage, there was plenty we had no idea about. This is the best stuff we saw at CES 2o17. Read More >>

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Intel’s VR Keynote Was Actually Pretty Cool

Press conferences are typically a dull, boring affair filled with speeches. Until Intel took (mostly) everyone into a room at CES 2017 and told them to put on an Oculus Rift headset. Read More >>

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Intel’s Project Alloy Is What a VR System Should Be

Intel announced its Project Alloy VR concept back in August, but no one’s been able to try it since. That all changed this week at CES, where Intel showed off a developer kit to select media. We were lucky enough to be invited into the private demonstration—and we’re happy to report that it was well worth the wait. Read More >>

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Intel’s Incredibly Tiny Compute Card Could Soon Run Your Entire Life

The Intel Compute Card is tiny. It’s has a motherboard, memory, storage, wi-fi radio, and can even pack Intel’s latest Kaby Lake processor. Yet it’s only about with size and thickness of a few credit cards. You insert it into any dumb monitor and instantly have a computer as powerful as your laptop. Read More >>

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Intel’s New Desktop CPUs Are Going to Go Fast

We've been waiting a while for Intel's Kaby Lake CPUs for desktop PCs. Alongside native playback of 4K video, 7th-gen Core is going to make small but significant improvements to power efficiency — and that means overclockers are going to have a field day with cheap chips. Read More >>

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Replacing Fireworks With 500 Drones is Brilliant and Very Annoying

Fireworks are dangerous, loud and can only be used once – that’s what makes them fun. Intel has just made its intentions clear that it wants to completely ruin that fun with its small quadcopters that it calls Shooting Stars. Unfortunately, that’s probably a good idea. Read More >>