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Topic: Intel

Intel's new G-series processors includes AMD Radeon RX Vega M onboard graphics

01/08/2018, 11:01 am

Intel's latest processor launch is a collaboration with long-time rival AMD, with the two chip firms working together to create a pair of 8th generation Core processors that are equipped with Radeon RX Vega M graphics, with the onboard AMD GPU potentially helping with the creation of more powerful notebooks or small form-factor computers like the Mac mini that do not require a dedicated GPU.

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Intel faces trio of class action lawsuits over Meltdown & Spectre security holes

01/08/2018, 11:01 am

Intel is staring down class action lawsuits in California, Indiana, and Oregon over the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities exposed in modern processors, which can be used to access restricted memory in unpatched devices.

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December Apple updates fixed 'Meltdown' & 'Spectre' vulnerabilities on older Macs [u]

01/05/2018, 11:01 am

Updates released in early December should already have dealt with "Meltdown" and "Spectre" vulnerabilities on older Intel Macs, according to Apple's release notes -- but a late Friday retraction of the claim has shed some doubt on the situation.

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All Mac & iOS CPUs affected by 'Meltdown' and 'Spectre' chip flaws, some fixes already in place with more coming

01/04/2018, 07:01 pm

Following the news that both Intel- and ARM-based processors can be susceptible to various hacks, Apple issued a statement on Thursday announcing that it has already implemented some fixes in the latest iOS and macOS releases, with more still to come. However, there are not currently any known exploits taking advantage of "Meltdown" and "Spectre."

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Intel claims CPU security flaw not unique to its chips, implies ARM and AMD chips could be affected [u]

01/03/2018, 04:01 pm

Intel has responded to reports of a wide-reaching kernel memory security issue, saying that it is an industry-wide issue, and not specific to Intel -- but the company fails to quantify specifically what it is doing to solve the problem.

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Apple has already partially implemented fix in macOS for 'KPTI' Intel CPU security flaw

01/03/2018, 02:01 pm

After a public disclosure of a security flaw with nearly every Intel processor produced for the last 15 years, concern grew that a fix may take up to 30 percent of the processing power away from a system. But Apple appears to have at least partially fixed the problem with December's macOS 10.13.2 -- and more fixes appear to be coming in 10.13.3.

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Intel chip kernel flaw requires OS-level fix that could impact macOS performance, report says

01/02/2018, 09:01 pm

A newly discovered silicon-level flaw in Intel's chip designs is forcing operating system manufacturers to update kernels and other software components to rectify the issue, changes that will reportedly result in performance slowdowns of up to 30 percent.

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First look: Benchmarks put Apple's entry-level $4999 iMac Pro to the test

12/27/2017, 04:12 pm

Though it has an exclusive space gray finish and gorgeous all-in-one chassis, the new iMac Pro is all about performance. AppleInsider has put it to the test, to show just how much bang for your buck you'll get out of this 5 grand investment.

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As Qualcomm dispute drags on, Apple said to tap MediaTek for additional 2018 iPhone modem capacity

12/26/2017, 09:12 am

Looking to reduce its reliance on legal foe Qualcomm, Apple is said to be eyeing a partnership with Taiwan's MediaTek, which could supply baseband modem chipsets for iPhones beginning in 2018.

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18-core iMac Pro starts at $7,399, ships in 6-8 weeks, can be maxed out for $13,199

12/14/2017, 09:12 am

The start of iMac Pro sales means customers now know exactly how much their custom configurations will cost, and when they are expected to ship. Buyers interested in the top-of-the-line desktop can expect to fork over more than $7,000 for an 18-core beast, though it won't ship until February.

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Faster LTE speeds expected from Apple's 2018 iPhones with upgraded baseband chips from Intel, Qualcomm

11/17/2017, 11:11 am

While current iPhones are limited to 2x2 MIMO technology, Apple is now rumored to upgrade to 4x4 MIMO for its 2018 iPhone models, offering users the fastest cellular LTE speeds available yet in an iPhone.

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Apple, Intel engineers reportedly tightly engaged to produce 5G modem for future iPhone

11/16/2017, 08:11 pm

Apple may completely ditch Qualcomm for a 5G modem in the future, with a new report claiming that iPhone engineers are working closely with Intel to deliver gigabit per second wireless speeds.

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Apple accused of sharing Qualcomm's software secrets with Intel in new lawsuit

11/02/2017, 02:11 pm

Qualcomm has once again escalated the legal war with Apple surrounding modem chips in the iPhone and iPad, with the chip manufacturer now claiming that Apple is in breach of contract because of how it works with Intel -- and what software has been shared with the competition.

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Apple looking to develop custom ARM chips for future Macs, cutting out Intel - report

09/29/2017, 10:09 am

Apple is not only interested in chip production for the iPhone and iPad, but developing its own CPU for laptops, modems for the iPhone, and its own touchscreen processing system, a new report claims.

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Delays in Intel Cannon Lake processor rumored again, may impact 32GB MacBook Pro plans

09/20/2017, 02:09 pm

Supply chain sources suggest that the Intel Cannon Lake processor needed to drive 32GB of RAM in a MacBook Pro without the need of a dedicated memory controller has slipped to the end of 2018, likely pushing any MacBook Pro with the configuration that far away as well.

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New 18-core Intel Xeon W processors likely to be used in Apple's iMac Pro

08/29/2017, 01:08 pm

Intel has revealed its new collection of Xeon processors aimed at workstations, with the Xeon W range boasting 48 PCIe 3.0 lanes and up to 18 cores on a single chip, making the new processor line prime candidates for use in the upcoming iMac Pro due in December.

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Intel details 8th-generation Core i7, i5 processors suitable for MacBook, dual-core MacBook Pro refresh

08/21/2017, 10:08 am

Intel launched its 8th-generation processors on Monday, starting with the with the new 'U-series' chips for notebooks boasting a 40 percent performance boost compared to the previous generation, though while this series is suitable for use in MacBooks and the dual-core MacBook Pro, it won't help provide users with a 32GB memory option.

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Tony Fadell-backed Keyssa partners with Foxconn, Samsung on fast new wireless data tech

08/16/2017, 03:08 pm

A startup backed by iPod creator and Nest founder Tony Fadell is reportedly partnering with Samsung Electronics, Apple manufacturer Hon Hai/Foxconn, and other firms on a new short-range wireless data standard that could in some cases bypass the need for Wi-Fi or USB.

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Intel, Toyota & others create 'big data' consortium for self-driving cars

08/10/2017, 05:08 pm

Several major tech and automotive companies -- including Intel, Toyota, and Ericsson -- on Thursday announced a consortium that will build a "big data" ecosystem for use with self-driving cars, as well as related technologies like driver assist and mapping using real-time data.

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Intel sets plans to test 100+ self-driving vehicles, adding to Apple's competition

08/09/2017, 02:08 pm

Following up on its $15.3 billion Mobileye buyout, Intel on Wednesday announced a plans to deploy a fleet of over 100 self-driving test vehicles, with an ambitious goal of having a kit in automakers' hands by 2019.

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