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Acer Swift 5 slims down, gets bigger display for 2018

Acer Swift 5 slims down, gets bigger display for 2018

Acer announced a ton of new Chromebooks during its New York press conference today, but if you weren't swayed by those, then you might want to have a look at the new Swift 5 notebook. Developed with portability in mind, the Swift 5 might be a better choice than one of Acer's new Chromebooks if you're looking for something with a little more power.

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Variant 4 vulnerability: Spectre continues to haunt Intel, AMD, ARM

Variant 4 vulnerability: Spectre continues to haunt Intel, AMD, ARM

2018 immediately started off on the wrong foot for Intel and, consequently, the computing industry at large. Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities plagued modern processors, mostly from Intel but also from its rivals, even on some ARM chips. They can never be fully fixed without an entirely new CPU architecture, so all we're left with are mitigations to lessen the probability of an exploit. Even so, new variants still arise and a fourth one based on Spectre has just been found. Fortunately, at least for now, Intel says there's little reason to panic.

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Intel’s first Cannon Lake 10nm processor revealed

Intel’s first Cannon Lake 10nm processor revealed

Intel has finally begun shipping a 10nm processor, though this first Cannon Lake Core i3 is a tidbit ahead of what will be the main event next year. The chip-maker has been struggling to meet its own 10nm manufacturing promises, discovering that transitioning to the new architecture was trickier than it initially expected.

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Project Kinect for Azure is Microsoft’s AI sensor gift to devs

Project Kinect for Azure is Microsoft’s AI sensor gift to devs

Kinect is back, and it wants to make the Internet of Things smarter and less reliant on the cloud. Microsoft has taken the wraps off Project Kinect for Azure today at Build 2018, its annual developer event, and if you thought uses for the fiendishly clever depth-sensing camera began and ended with Xbox gaming, think again.

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Intel 10nm roadblock delays Cannon Lake again

Intel 10nm roadblock delays Cannon Lake again

Intel's much-anticipated "Cannon Lake" processors have been delayed, with the chip-maker confirming that its next-generation CPUs now won't be hitting volume production this year. The new chips rely on Intel's equally-new 10 nanometer production process, which the company has been particularly upbeat about, but which itself has experienced some significant delays.

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Intel just poached Tesla’s Autopilot and AI expert

Intel just poached Tesla’s Autopilot and AI expert

Intel has snagged Tesla's Autopilot expert, poaching Jim Keller to lead the chip-mailer's silicon engineering team. The news will see Keller made Intel's latest senior vice president, taking the helm when it comes to system-on-chip development and integration.

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Intel is quitting the smart glasses game, Vaunt canceled

Intel is quitting the smart glasses game, Vaunt canceled

While primarily a silicon maker, Intel has tried its hand at anything and everything that could have a processor inside, from smartphones to smartwatches to smart glasses. Very few of those, however, have yielded any promising fruit. Almost like Google but with more tragedy, Intel has axed many of its moonshot attempts. The latest to get the boot is its New Devices Group in charge of its remaining wearable projects. That practically means that Intel is axing its smart glass plans and its admittedly promising Vault prototype.

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Facebook’s making chips! Or at least researching silicon

Facebook’s making chips! Or at least researching silicon

Rumor has it Facebook is aiming to create their own semiconductors in the near future. That's chips, processors - the things in your smartphone that make it able to think. If Facebook did indeed take up arms to create chips, they'd be going up against competition like Samsung, Qualcomm, AMD, Intel, and a few more that'll be getting into the game soon - think Apple.

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Intel to use GPUs for malware scanning, reduce performance hit

Intel to use GPUs for malware scanning, reduce performance hit

The Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities have definitely shaken the computing industry in general but the hardest hit has been Intel. Short of overhauling its chip design, all that the processor maker could do was to roll out patches to detect and stop potential in-memory malware. The price for that, however, is increased load for the CPU. Now Intel is proposing to offload that burden to a powerful yet often underutilized component of many Intel machines: its integrated graphics chip.

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Intel drops older chips from Spectre patch plans

Intel drops older chips from Spectre patch plans

Intel has backtracked on plans to update its older processors to deal with Spectre, admitting that it's tougher than expected to patch the exploit. The chip-maker has been busy developing hardware and software fixes for Spectre which, along with Meltdown, were found to affect a huge number of processors from Intel and others.

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Dell XPS 15 with 8th-gen Intel core truly aims for MacBook Pro glory

Dell XPS 15 with 8th-gen Intel core truly aims for MacBook Pro glory

What we saw of the Dell XPS 15 at CES 2018 was promising, but now with 8th-gen Intel core tech inside, it's a real MacBook Pro alternative. Granted, large swaths of users feel obligated to stick to their chosen operating system and might never change - but herein lies the rub. The Dell XPS 15 will roll with not only Intel's newest processor, but an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics processor as well.

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Intel Core i9 Mobile: 5 things to know

Intel Core i9 Mobile: 5 things to know

Today is a big day for Intel, with the reveal of its new 8th-generation mobile Core processors. The single biggest announcement of the day came in the form of the new Core i9-8950HK, which is the first Core i9 processor ever made for notebooks. There's a lot of information about these new processors being released all at once, so let's dive into some things you should know.

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