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The New Updated 8-Core MacBook Pro is Apple’s Fastest Laptop Yet

When Intel announced a new line of 9th-gen CPUs a few weeks ago, it was sort of expected that those processors would find their way into a wide range of new and refreshed laptops like those from Asus and Razer. However, since Apple sometimes skips over entire generations of silicon, being able to get those chips in a new MacBook wasn’t exactly a sure thing. Read More >>

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Major Hardware Companies to Stop Supplying Huawei After US Blacklists Chinese Tech Giant

Several major tech hardware companies will no longer supply Chinese tech giant Huawei with the parts it needs to manufacture smartphones and other electronics, according to a new report from Bloomberg. Read More >>

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What To Do About the Nasty New Intel Chip Flaw

An entire class of vulnerabilities in Intel chips allows attackers to steal data directly from the processor, according to new reports from a group of cybersecurity researchers from around the world. Intel, Apple, Google and Microsoft among other tech giants have released patches to address the flaws. Read More >>

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Report: Apple Poached Intel’s Smartphone 5G Modem Lead Before Resolving Battle With Qualcomm

Apple poached Intel’s lead developer for 5G phone modems, Umashankar Thyagarajan, in February – just weeks before it buried the hatchet with rival chip supplier Qualcomm this April, according to a report in the Telegraph on Sunday. Read More >>

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Intel’s Fastest Laptop Processor Gets a Speed Boost, But It’s Still on Really Old Architecture

The best part about last year’s MacBook Pro was the 8th-Gen H-Series processor Apple elected to put inside. The H-Series is meant for beefy laptops or bulky workstations, so finding it in something as thin and light as a 13-inch MacBook Pro was a welcome change of pace – mainly as it meant the MacBook Pro was leagues faster than competitors like the Dell XPS 13 and HP Spectre 13. Read More >>

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When Will Apple Release a 5G iPhone?

After two years, Apple’s legal spats with Qualcomm have come to an anticlimactic end. There’s a lot to parse from the settlement itself, but one main takeaway is that Apple now has a faster path toward building a 5G-compatible iPhone. Read More >>

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Intel’s Speediest Storage Tech Could Be Coming to Regular Laptops Soon

Some of the fastest storage tech around is soon going to be available to people buying just any old laptop. Intel’s Optane technology, based on 3D Xpoint is really fast, but unless you’re building your own computer or manage a server farm it’s been out of reach. Which is a shame because Optane offers blazing storage speeds and the ability to improve traditional SSDs using Optane Memory. Read More >>

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Qualcomm Is Asking for Regulators to Impose an Import Ban on Some Models of iPhones

Chip manufacturer Qualcomm, which is locked in a bitter patent battle with tech giant Apple that has yet to go to trial, is asking U.S. trade officials to reverse a court ruling and impose a ban on imports of some iPhones, Reuters reported on Tuesday. Read More >>

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CES 2019: This Wheelchair Is Controlled With Smiles and Kissy Faces

Intel’s big news this week at CES is that more 9th-generation processors are coming later this year. But lurking in the company’s booth are a couple of wheelchairs you can control with facial expressions. Read More >>

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Intel And Leo DiCaprio Have Made An AI Camera To Stop Poachers

Intel's new AI anti-poaching camera is a partnership with the National Geographic Society and... Leonardo DiCaprio. Read More >>

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How Chip Makers Are Circumventing Moore’s Law to Build Super-Fast CPUs of Tomorrow

The elephant in the room has been, for a very long time, Moore’s Law—or really, its eventual end game. Intel co-founder Gordon Moore predicted in a 1965 paper that the number of transistors on a chip would double each year. More transistors mean more speed, and that steady increase has fuelled decades of computer progress. It is the traditional way CPU makers make their CPUs faster. But those advances in transistors are showing signs of slowing down. “That’s running out of steam,” said Natalie Jerger, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Toronto. Read More >>

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Who’s Screwed, Who’s Not: The Tech Earnings Report Roundup

The unstoppable stock market has been experiencing some turmoil recently with the S&P 500 experiencing the most daily losses since 2008. Tariffs, interest rate hikes, and tech stocks are getting a lot of the blame from financial tea-readers. Here’s the good and the bad we saw from the earnings reports of the tech giants that showed their hands last week. Read More >>

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Intel Conquers the Mountain AMD Famously Died on and Produces a 5GHz Processor

If you’re in the market for a new desktop CPU, then Intel’s got a whole bunch of new 9th-Gen chips for you to check out, including one with the fastest clock speed ever a mass-produced processor. Read More >>

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AMD’s 16-Core Beast Creams Intel, but You Might Be Better Off Without It

I won’t lie, when AMD’s new 16-core monster CPU, the Ryzen Threadripper 2950X, arrived, I ran around the office showing off it and its accompanying air cooler to anyone who would make eye contact with me. The thing is enormous—easily twice as large as a standard desktop CPU from Intel. The air cooler, saddled with the goofy name Wraith Ripper and festooned with LED lighting, is larger than most power supplies, and if dropped, it could do damage to floors, feet, and small woodland creatures. Even people who know nothing about computers were suitably impressed by these enormous pieces of PC. Then they’d ask how much the Threadripper 2950X cost. Read More >>

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Intel Says It Made the ‘World’s Densest’ SSD By Cramming 32 Terabytes Into the Shape of a Ruler

You probably haven’t touched a 12-inch ruler since your primary school days, but think back to how that makeshift sword felt in your hand; that’s roughly the same size as a new solid state drive from Intel that stacks 64 memory cells atop each other to create a dense 3D grid packing 32 terabytes of storage. Read More >>