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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 >>

design
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 >>

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Royal Shakespeare Company to Sex up The Tempest With Virtual Ariel Avatar

The Royal Shakespeare Company is planning a new version of famed play The Tempest. Which isn't anything unusual. It's probably done two or three at least. What's new about this one is that it'll be using display tech backed by Intel, creating a tech-powered live stage special effects blockbuster. Read More >>

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Intel Lawyers Tell John McAfee He Can’t Call His Company ‘John McAfee’

Sometimes, all a man has in this world is his name, but according to Intel, antivirus pioneer and living cautionary tale John McAfee doesn’t even have that. Read More >>

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Intel’s New Kaby Lake Processors: What You Need to Know

Kaby Lake, Intel’s latest processor family, wasn’t supposed to exist. Earlier this year Intel announced the end of its well-known tick-tock release schedule, whereby it trots out a new processor every September. The tick is the shrinking and improvements of the current microarchitecture, while the tock is a whole new architecture. Instead last year’s “tock,” Skylake, was going to hang around a while, with no new “tick” in sight. Read More >>

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Don’t Forget a Massive Data SIM Alongside Your Self-driving Car

So here's a bit of a problem with the Internet of Everything and the cars of the future that will drive us about while we hunt for Pokemon and enjoy 4K films on our mobile phones from the back seat -- how are our cars going to chit-chat with the servers all day? They'll need a connection, of course, and may consume as much mobile internet at 3,000 people do each day. Read More >>