Tag Archive: Intel


Asus Chromebox 3 announced with 8th Generation Intel Core processors

The Chromebox 3 has a new Intel Core processor, USB Type-C, Google Play Store support, and more.

Chromeboxes didn’t see nearly as much love as Chromebooks did in 2017, but so far in 2018, we’ve already gotten two big Chromebox announcements from HP and Asus. HP took the wraps off its Chromebox G2 ahead of CES 2018, and just a couple days later, we have the Asus Chromebox 3.

Asus didn’t reveal all of the Chromebox 3’s  [Read More…]

Intel, ARM and AMD processors all impacted by new Meltdown and Spectre exploits, Google issuing patches

After initial reports suggested a new security flaw was confined to Intel systems, researchers have now disclosed that nearly all modern processors are affected.

Security researchers have disclosed two new exploits that can be executed against modern processors. Dubbed “Meltdown” and “Spectre,” the exploits use similar methods to impact processors from Intel, AMD and ARM across PCs, mobile devices and in the cloud. The researchers explain:

Meltdown and Spectre exploit critical vulnerabilities in modern processors. These hardware bugs allow  [Read More…]

Google Pixelbook variant with Intel Core i7, 16GB of RAM finally goes on sale

Introduced during the Pixel 2 event back in October, the Pixelbook is Google’s latest high-end Chromebook. So far customers interested in this premium laptop could purchase only the variant with Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. But starting this week, interest parties can place an order for the more advanced […]

Google hires former Intel exec as VP of Diversity

Google has a new VP of Diversity.

Danielle Mastrangel Brown, a former VP and Chief of Diversity & Inclusion at Intel, will begin at Google on July. Brown had been with Intel for 8 years, and leaves them with a workforce that is almost a quarter female. We can only hope she has the same luck with Google.

Google’s pledged to improve its diversity time and time again over the last three years, but in their  [Read More…]

Intel and Samsung lend support to FTC’s lawsuit against Qualcomm

Qualcomm is facing litigation on several fronts.

Earlier this year, the Federal Trade Commission leveled a lawsuit against Qualcomm for resorting to anti-competitive tactics to maintain its position in the semiconductor segment. According to the lawsuit, Qualcomm imposed “onerous and anti-competitive supply and licensing terms on cell phone manufacturers” in a bid to weaken competition. Qualcomm has since filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, but Intel and Samsung — Qualcomm’s main rivals in the semiconductor category — are  [Read More…]

Smaller Android Wear smartwatches are coming soon, says Intel VP

In an interview, Intel’s Jerry Bautista chats modular smartphones, why you’d want a Tag Heuer Connected Modular, and whether we’ll see more smartwatches under 45mm.

The Tag Heuer Connected Modular smartwatch is not for us plebeians. Its existence is intended for the true watch collectors who see time-keeping as its own bonafide art form. And can you blame them? Watches are mechanical works of art. As a little girl, I used to admire the edges of the  [Read More…]

Tag Heuer and Intel made a super expensive Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch

As was anticipated, iconic Swiss watch maker Tag Heuer unveiled its first Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch in partnership with Intel. If you have money to spend then you’re probably going to love Tag Heuer’s new Connected Modular 45 intelligent timepiece which comes with a 1.39-inch AMOLED touchscreen display. The wrist bound wearable rocks a titanium […]

Intel teams up with India’s Micromax to pre-install McAfee’s security app

McAfee Mobile Assistant is coming to tens of millions of Micromax phones.

At an event in New Delhi, India’s largest handset maker Micromax announced that it would pre-install the Intel-owned McAfee Mobile Assistant on all of its future phones. All handsets sold after April 2017 will have the security app pre-installed, and Micromax will deliver an OTA update to bring the app to older devices. Intel has already partnered with Lenovo in India to offer its security app, and  [Read More…]

Intel all set to build 10nm ARM SoCs, starting with LG

Intel is finally starting to flex its fab muscle.

Intel has failed to make a mark in the mobile SoC market with its Atom lineup of processors, but the chip vendor has announced plans to manufacture ARM-based designs on its 10nm FinFET manufacturing process. Intel also said that it will partner with LG to fabricate a “world-class mobile platform” based on the 10nm node.

The deal will see Intel leverage ARM’s Artisan physical IP and  [Read More…]

Intel is getting out of the smartphone market with cancellation of SoFIA and Broxton chips

Intel has confirmed that it has canceled plans to release its SoFIA and Broxton chips that were being made primarily for smartphones. This means that Intel currently has no chips that will be used in future smartphones.

Intel’s shift away from the smartphone market was first announced by analyst Patrick Moorhead, via Forbes, and later confirmed by Intel itself in a statement from a spokesperson to AnandTech:

I can confirm that the changes included canceling the  [Read More…]