Intel is having reboot issues with its Spectre-Meltdown patches

 It hasn’t been a fun time to be Intel. Last week the company revealed two chip vulnerabilities that have come to be known as Spectre and Meltdown and have been rocking the entire chip industry ever since. This week the company issued some patches to rectify the problem. Today, word leaked that some companies were having a reboot issue after installing them. A bad week just got worse. Read More

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Intel details performance hit for Meltdown fix on affected processors

 Now that the Meltdown and Spectre cats are out of the bag and patches are being issued left and right, the main question people have is: will this affect my everyday work? Intel’s latest performance metrics suggest that yes it might, but not too much — more so if, like me, you have an older processor. Read More

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Watch Intel’s drones play the piano and dance in the air

 Forget drone delivery. Intel made drones play the piano. Using a system very similar to the one used by Lady Gaga in the Super Bowl, drones took center stage at Intel’s CES keynote and played a piano like Tom Hanks did in Big. It was fantastic. The show starts out with band called Algorithm and Blues. Fast forward if you must, but their performance was fun too. You want to see the… Read More

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Intel shows off its new Loihi AI chip and a new 49-qubit quantum chip

 As Intel continues to weather some of the worst news in its history over security issues related to its chips, the company today also announced some developments related to what it hopes will be the next generation of super-fast processors. The company announced that Loihi, its first “neuromorphic” chip — designed to mimic the way that a human brain learns and understands… Read More

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Intel and Mobileye partner with China’s SAIC on self-driving

 Intel is making strides with its China business in the automotive and autonomous driving industry, with new partnerships announced today at CES 2018 with Chinese automaker SAIC, and also with the leading navigational map player in China, called Navinfo to integrate and localize REM data. These partnerships give Intel a key means of additional access in the Chinese market, which is a… Read More

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Intel launches motion capture studio in LA to bring cinematic VR to Hollywood studios

 About 270 miles southwest from Las Vegas, where Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich is at CES unveiling his company’s latest developments, the lights are off in a massive studio space where many of those wonders are waiting to be used by the biggest names in Hollywood entertainment. Located in soundstage 25 of the MBS Media Campus in Manhattan Beach, Intel’s Immersive… Read More

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Intel’s drone lightshow now works indoors

 Remember Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl halftime show with the drones that made the light show? A scaled-down version of that system now works indoors, Intel says, making it perfect for conferences, Vegas shows and bar mitzvahs. These drones opened Intel’s CES keynote. A dozen or so took the stage and danced above a projected piano, playing a tune reminiscent of Tom Hanks’ performance… Read More

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Intel sets the stage for new ‘Level 2+’ automated driving

 Mobileye’s REM (road experiment management, in full) is going to help develop Level 4 and 5 vehicles eventually, yes, but Intel’s Dan Galves, Mobileye’s Chief Communications Officer, tells me that in the near-term it’ll have more interesting and immediate applications powering what he and Intel are calling ‘Level 2+” systems, which are semi-automated… Read More

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Watch Intel CEO Brian Krzanich’s CES keynote live right here

 All eyes are on Intel CEO Brian Krzanich today. While the issue isn’t limited to Intel chips, the company has been under the spotlight for the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. Krzanich sold quite a few Intel shares back in November. And let’s just say that the timing feels a bit weird. Let’s hear what he has to say on the vulnerabilities. Today’s keynote is also… Read More

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