Category: Intel

Defenses against malware will soon appear on hardware chips It’s conceivable that PC hardware creators are just as frustrated with the ongoing effects of hackers as users and software makers are. Intel decided to do something about it. They recently announced that they plan to thwart hackers by baking anti-malware directly onto its CPU. This […]

New discrete GPU will double current Ice Lake performance Intel has unveiled its upcoming Xe discrete graphics chip that will be arriving in later 2020, with limited details. At Intel’s CES 2020 keynote, they showed off their graphics chip and how it’s going to be implemented. They started with a standalone DG1 “software development vehicle” […]

Intel CPUs released since 2013 are impacted by Zombieload v2 In May of this year, the Zombieload vulnerability, which affects older Intel CPUs, was disclosed to the public. Zombieload now has a second variant that also works against more recent Intel processors. This means that Cascade Lake, Intel’s latest line of high-end CPUs, is also […]

A CPU Memory concept has been published in an effort to fight security attacks The Intel STORM (STrategic Offensive Research & Mitigations) team published a white paper that suggests the development and implementation of a new kind of CPU memory. This new CPU memory would be able to block side-channel attacks like Spectre and Meltdown. […]

Intel software and data center SSDs affected by security flaw Two serious security flaws were recently discovered in Intel software and SSDs for data centers. The first is a flaw in Intel’s software. The flaw can be found in the processor diagnostic tool and it’s considered a high-severity vulnerability. Intel’s security advisory states that the […]

The CPU shortage and economic uncertainties are affecting the U.S. PC market   PC shipments in the U.S. slid during the fourth quarter of 2018. The 2018 decline was a whopping 4.5 percent when compared to the same period from 2017. Mikako Kitagawa, a Gartner analyst, blamed the decline partly on market uncertainties and that […]

Microsoft’s emergency patch is causing problems for some Lenovo users Microsoft recently issued an emergency patch for Internet Explorer. The patch was intended to fix an undisclosed zero-day vulnerability in the web browser. The problem affected Internet Explorer versions 9 to 11 across multiple versions of Windows. Unfortunately, on Lenovo laptops that have less than […]

[UPDATED] In multiple countries, users are seeing their Windows 10 Pro Licenses suddenly downgraded to Home   A fresh Microsoft bug took several people by surprise today as they woke up to find their valid Windows 10 Pro license had suddenly downgraded to Windows 10 Home. The deactivation and downgrade seems to have occurred in […]

IBM’s upcoming acquisition of Red Hat will make them the #1 hybrid cloud provider   IBM has announced their upcoming acquisition of Red Hat. The $34 billion deal accelerates IBM’s high-value business model and will make IBM the #1 hybrid cloud provider. IBM has pledged to maintain Red Hat’s open source innovation legacy. Together with […]

DARPA’s $1.5 billion plan to reinvent electronics is risky, but could pay off big time   Concerned that the country could lose its edge in semiconductor chips, the US military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has launched a $1.5 billion, five-year program known as the Electronics Resurgence Initiative (ERI) to support work on advances […]