Tag: Intel

Apple Refreshes MacBook Pro Lineup with Faster 8-Core Intel Processors, Reliable Butterfly Keyboard

Apple today introduced a surprise refresh for its MacBook Pro models featuring Intel’s 8th gen and 9th gen Core processors. The update brings Intel’s 8-core CPUs to the 15-inch MacBook Pro and allows it to deliver 2x more performance than a quad-core MacBook Pro. The new 8-core MacBook Pro is also up to 40 percent […]

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Apple updates MacBook Pro with 8-core option, revised keyboard design

Apple today updated its professional-grade MacBook Pro laptop with Intel’s latest 8th- and 9th-generation Core-series CPUs, bringing an eight-core option to the collection for the first time. The eight-core CPU promises twice the performance of a quad-core machine, and 40% better performance than a six-core model, though the range continues to start with dual-core chips, […]

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Apple’s self-built 5G modem will cut device power and size, not prices

Developing cellular modems isn’t easy. At the dawn of the 5G era, only a handful of companies are capable of designing 5G modems, and even ones as large as Intel have struggled with the engineering and financials. Layers of patented innovations combine with conceptual and physical development hurdles to make one course — using someone […]

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Apple Warns Older Macs Could Be Vulnerable To ‘ZombieLoad’ Type Attacks

Recently, it was revealed that there was a newly-discovered vulnerability affecting Intel processors. Dubbed ZombieLoad, the good news is that Intel is said to have since released new microcode to computer makers to help them patch their computers, but it turns out that some computers could still be vulnerable. Advertising According to a report from […]

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Apple Posts Steps to Enable Full Mitigation for MDS Vulnerabilities; Involves 40 Percent Performance Decline

After security researchers revealed ‘ZombieLoad’ flaw in Intel processors, Apple was quick to reveal that it had patched the exploit with the recently released macOS 10.14.5 update. The patch from Apple only offered partial mitigation, though given that there are no known attacks that rely on this exploit, this should not be a cause of […]

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Intel ZombieLoad flaw forces OS patches with up to 40% performance hits

When security researchers disclosed a series of major vulnerabilities impacting Intel processors back in January 2018, it was clear that “Meltdown” and “Spectre” were indeed serious — and wouldn’t be the only exploits of multi-threading chips. Now a new Intel chip vulnerability nicknamed “ZombieLoad” has been revealed to the public, and though it’s already being […]

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‘ZombieLoad’ Flaw in Intel Chips Could Lead to Stolen Sensitive Information; Apple Patched it in macOS 10.14.5

Security researchers have discovered a critical flaw in Intel chips, which have left almost every Mac dating back to 2011 vulnerable to potential security issues. But while this is big news in itself, there is good news at the end. TechCrunch has the report on Tuesday. According to the publication, this particular bug, which is […]

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Lenovo unveils world’s first foldable PC, coming in 2020

At its Accelerate 2019 event in Orlando today, Lenovo previewed “the world’s first foldable PC.” The new product doesn’t have a name, price tag, or ship date. We do know, however, that the foldable PC will be part of Lenovo’s flagship ThinkPad X1 line and that it will arrive in 2020. Foldable PCs already exist […]

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Intel shares fall on modest 3-year profit forecast

(Reuters) — Intel shares dropped 2.5 percent on Wednesday after executives forecast modest profit growth over the next three years, signaling it is likely to lag big rivals as the once-dominant chipmaker catches up in technology. Intel once dominated the most important chip market with more than 90 percent share for the brains of personal […]

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Intel adds sentiment analysis model to NLP Architect

Last year, Intel’s AI Lab — a cross-disciplinary team of machine learning researchers and engineers, data scientists, and neuroscientists — unveiled NLP Architect, an open source library of AI models, coding notebooks, and frameworks purpose-built for a range of natural language processing tasks. One application it didn’t target was sentiment analysis, which involves detecting subjective […]

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Apple Poached Lead Intel 5G Modem Engineer in February

Earlier this month, Intel announced that it was shutting down its modem business right after Apple and Qualcomm announced that they have settled all their legal issues and signed a four-year patent licensing agreement. Adding insult to injury, Apple poached Intel’s lead 5G engineer in February. A leaked email obtained by The Telegraph reveals that Apple poached […]

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Apple Held Discussions With Intel About Buying Its Smartphone Modem Business

Intel is officially out of the smartphone modem business, which the company attributes to the settlement between Qualcomm and Apple. But it sounds like the company’s future could have been very different. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Apple held discussions with Intel over the possibility of acquiring part of Intel’s smartphone […]

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