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9th gen Intel Core processors leak: everything you need to know

9th gen Intel Core processors leak: everything you need to know

Just because Intel has yet again delayed its 10 nm silicon to 2020, if all goes well, that doesn’t mean fans of the processors won’t have anything to look forward to this year. And, no, they don’t have to wait for the still to be revealed Cascade Lake processors. As early as October, Intel is expected to announce its 9th gen Core lineup, still on the 14 nm Coffee Lake architecture, that will be bringing, for the first time, 8 cores to the mainstream market.

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Intel roadmap reveals a slow trek to 10nm in 2020

Intel roadmap reveals a slow trek to 10nm in 2020

It’s not a good year for Intel. Never mind AMD’s comeback, Intel’s 2018 kicked off with its biggest embarrassments to date: Meltdown and Spectre. And then it had to admit that the long-overdue 10nm processors will have to wait until 2019. At its Data-centric Innovation Summit, however, the silicon maker is now saying that those won’t actually be coming until 2020, with a “half step” coming in 2019 instead.

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Apple releases software fix for MacBook Pro thermal woes

Apple releases software fix for MacBook Pro thermal woes

Apple has admitted it made a mistake with the new MacBook Pro, and will push out an update today that addresses the controversial thermal throttling of its latest laptops. The new Core i7 and Core i9 MacBook Pro 15-inch options arrived to a warm reception when Apple announced them earlier this month, but that warmth turned out to be the excessive heat from the new processors.

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Qualcomm uses Ookla Speedtest to diss both Intel and Apple

Qualcomm uses Ookla Speedtest to diss both Intel and Apple

Just recently Samsung released a short ad that mocked the iPhone X’s slower download speeds, at least compared to the Galaxy S9. That ad based its boast on Ookla’s recent “Speedtest Intelligence” report. Now that same report is being used by Qualcomm to also flaunt its latest Snapdragon 845 with its latest X20 LTE modem. But while it specifically mentions Intel LTE modems as the target of its campaign, it is also making a slight jab at its latest new enemy: Apple.

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Why Apple may be the victim in 2018 MacBook Pro throttling

Why Apple may be the victim in 2018 MacBook Pro throttling

Apple's most potent MacBook Pro may have a cooling problem, but blame for the toasty Core i9's throttling may not lie entirely at the Cupertino firm's door. The 2018 MacBook Pro offers a six-core Core i9 processor for the first time, one of Intel's fastest CPUs, and instantly became an object of lust for those wanting workstation performance from a portable machine.

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2018 MacBook Pro with Core i9 reportedly gets too hot

2018 MacBook Pro with Core i9 reportedly gets too hot

With great power comes great responsibility or, in the case of computers, great heat. The fact that computers generate heat is nothing new and is solved by one of two methods to cool things down: heat dissipation or throttling. The latter, of course, reduces the processing power of the computer and is not an ideal situation. That, however, is exactly what one YouTuber found in the new 15-inch MacBook Pro running on an eighth-gen Intel Core i9, the fastest and the hottest model. Literally, too.

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Why the Surface Go needed to be x86 and not ARM

Why the Surface Go needed to be x86 and not ARM

Microsoft just revealed the Surface Go, its lightest, slimmest, and cheapest Surface tablet yet. Cheapest is relative only to other Surface 2-in-1s and it’s hardly iPad thin or slim. And that 9 hours of battery life doesn’t even hold a candle. With LTE support still coming later, it’s far from being the “always connected” experience Microsoft was singing about last year. It could have tried with a Windows 10 on ARM device but, if the Surface Go is to even make a dent in the market, there was really no other choice than to go with an Intel x86 processor.

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HP Chromebook x2 variant sounds like the Surface Go

HP Chromebook x2 variant sounds like the Surface Go

Microsoft launched the Surface Go clearly as a response to Apple’s and Google’s stronger push into the education market. Specifically, it’s meant to battle the 2018 iPad and Acer Chromebook Tab 10 head-on. There might, however, be something brewing in the Chrome OS camp that could undo the Surface Go’s advantage. According to a leaked HP technical document, there will be variants of the Chromebook x2, the first detachable Chromebook, on the way, and one of them runs on the same processor as the Surface Go.

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Microsoft’s cheaper Surface could be right around the corner

Microsoft’s cheaper Surface could be right around the corner

Evidence seems to be mounting for a new, less expensive Surface. Rumors have been swirling for a few months at this point, and now, it seems like we may be closing in on release. Not only did a mysterious Surface device recently make a pass through the FCC, but now Microsoft is possibly prepping retailers for a launch that could be coming up quickly.

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Apple’s 2020 iPhone reportedly snubs Intel [Updated]

Apple’s 2020 iPhone reportedly snubs Intel [Updated]

The 2020 iPhone won't be using Intel's latest wireless chipset, new reports suggest, with Apple dealing a supplier blow to the chip-maker in the midst of its market-share grab from rival Qualcomm. However, even if the report is true, Intel's apparent loss won't necessarily be Qualcomm's gain.

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Surface Lite details: OG Surface returns with Pentium inside

Surface Lite details: OG Surface returns with Pentium inside

Microsoft may have nixed the Surface Phone right at the bud, but it’s not done with the Surface brand yet. Almost out of the blue, rumors of a smaller and cheaper Surface 2-in-1 tablet have begun going round, perhaps to diffuse the tension around the stillborn foldable device. But if you were expecting an iPad killer, you may want to keep on waiting because this is definitely not yet it.

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Intel’s CEO just quit over a rule-breaking relationship

Intel’s CEO just quit over a rule-breaking relationship

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has unexpectedly resigned, after it was revealed that he had previously had a relationship with another employee. That relationship, Intel points out, was consensual; however, the chip-maker has a strict "non-fraternization policy" which forbids employees from having romantic relationships.

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