How to protect your devices against Meltdown, Spectre bugs

Revelations that security flaws in chips powering PCs, laptops, servers, phones, and other devices have gone unnoticed for years have whipped bug fixers and security experts into a frenzy this week.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/05/how-to-protect-your-devices-against-meltdown-spectre-bugs.html

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Intel Announces 18-Core i9 CPU Specs Ahead of AMD Theadripper Launch

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Intel is adding core counts to its Core i9 lineup in a major way, with 12-core chips shipping in a few weeks and 18-core variants arriving by the end of next month.

The post Intel Announces 18-Core i9 CPU Specs Ahead of AMD Theadripper Launch appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/253757-intel-announces-specs-18-core-cpus-ahead-amds-theadripper-launch?source=Computing

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AMD Announces New Threadripper Core, Reveals Launch Date

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AMD’s new Threadripper CPU is nearing the launchpad. In addition to the 16-core and 12-core chips we knew about, there’s another CPU debuting at the end of August.

The post AMD Announces New Threadripper Core, Reveals Launch Date appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/253368-amd-announces-new-threadripper-core-reveals-launch-date?source=Computing

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Intel Responds to Core i7-7700K Overheating Issue, Cluelessly Suggests We Stop Overclocking

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Some owners of Intel Core i7-7700 and 7700K chips have been complaining for months about mysterious temperature spikes, and now Intel has responded. However, that response was little more than canned PR nonsense, which has served only to further enrage affected users.

The post Intel Responds to Core i7-7700K Overheating Issue, Cluelessly Suggests We Stop Overclocking appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/248908-intel-responds-i7-overheating-issue-cluelessly-suggests-stop-overclocking?source=Computing

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Razer launches refreshed Blade Pro with THX support, Kaby Lake processors

Razer has refreshed its top-end Razer Blade Pro with 7th-generation Intel chips and mobile THX certification.

The post Razer launches refreshed Blade Pro with THX support, Kaby Lake processors appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/246635-razer-launches-refreshed-razer-blade-pro-thx-support-kaby-lake-processors?source=Computing

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FCC Head Champions FM Radio for Smartphones


Ajit Pai, the new chairman of the FCC, last week issued a call for activation of the FM chips in smartphones. The vast majority of smartphones sold in the U.S. have FM chips, but they’re activated in only about 44 percent of the top brands, Pai told attendees at the North American Broadcasters Association symposium on the future of radio and audio. Although that’s nearly twice the 25 percent figure of two years ago, it’s not good enough, Pai suggested, noting that 80 percent of smartphones sold in Mexico have their FM chips activated.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84332.html?rss=1

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Why one small company thinks it has the key to extending Moore’s Law

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Scaling older chips to newer process nodes has been a major problem for a number of industries, but Atomera thinks it has a technology that’ll solve the problem.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/238184-why-one-small-company-thinks-it-has-the-key-to-extending-moores-law?source=Computing

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Google puts Intel on notice, ‘looks forward’ to using non-Intel chips within its cloud

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Google is doubling down on its intent to use non-Intel chips in future servers, and it’s backing industry consortiums to develop next-gen interconnect standards to drive them.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/237734-google-puts-intel-on-notice-looks-forward-to-using-non-intel-chips-within-its-cloud?source=Computing

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Leaked roadmap claims Intel will bring six-core chips to mainstream PCs with upcoming Coffee Lake

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Leaked roadmap slides imply that Intel might be prepping six-core chips for the mobile segment — but the new cores won’t arrive until the second-generation refresh of Intel’s upcoming Cannon Lake 10nm technology.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/235664-leaked-roadmap-claims-intel-will-bring-six-core-chips-to-mainstream-pcs-with-upcoming-coffee-lake

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Rumors suggest AMD’s Zen servers will pack 32 cores, serious heat

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New rumors suggest that AMD’s top-end Zen server chips will pack an enormous amount of potential performance, as AMD aims to regain lost market share in the server space.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/230305-rumors-suggest-amds-zen-servers-will-pack-32-cores-serious-heat

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SK Hynix highlights the huge size advantage of HBM over GDDR5 memory

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SK Hynix displayed its next-generation HBM2 memory chips at GTC 2016 last week. The space savings and density improvements over GDDR5 and HBM are quite significant.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/226240-sk-hynix-highlights-the-huge-size-advantage-of-hbm-over-gddr5-memory

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New ASRock motherboards sport external clock generators for Intel CPU overclocking

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ASRock has launched a pair of motherboards designed to keep non-K Skylake chips overclockable. If the company plays its cards right, it could quickly become the go-to solution for enthusiasts who overclock on a budget.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/224561-new-asrock-motherboards-sport-external-clock-generators-for-intel-cpu-overclocking

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Apple A9 chip fab TSMC reports record earnings, casting further doubt on 'Peak iPhone'

Article Image Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world’s largest chip fab and a manufacturer of Apple’s A9 chips used in iPhone 6s models, has posted earnings that beat analysts estimates for the quarter and established the company’s highest annual earnings in 29 years.

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‘Skyscraper’ chips promise powerful computing boost

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A team led by Stanford researchers is using nano-materials to created ‘stacked’ computer chips which outperform traditional ICs by orders of magnitude.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/219171-skyscraper-chips-promise-powerful-computing-boost

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Google looking for chip partners to enable Android to compete with Apple's A9 chip

Article Image Google has plans for series of chips it wants to co-develop with hardware partners to help standardize Android and make it more computationally competitive with Apple. However, the effort is considered a long shot by people in the chip industry.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/4b4765f9/sc/15/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C150C110C0A50Cgoogle0Elooking0Efor0Echip0Epartners0Eto0Eenable0Eandroid0Eto0Ecompete0Ewith0Eapples0Ea90Echip/story01.htm

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The Sluggish Crawl to Chip-Secured Shopping


For retailers that do not yet accept EMV cards — credit and debit cards with chips embedded in them — a spine-tingling deadline arrived last week. Liability for any payment fraud that results from acceptance of old-school plastic shifted to them. The magnetic chips in EMV cards will reduce in-store payment fraud, which affected 62 percent of companies, according to the 2015 Payments Fraud and Control Survey report from the Association of Financial Professionals, or AFP.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82564.html?rss=1

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Intel reveals details of new Skylake processors, upgraded Compute Stick

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Intel has taken the lid off its next-generation Skylake mobile chips. Fat L4 caches are coming to a lot more mobile hardware.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/213317-intel-reveals-details-of-new-skylake-processors-upgraded-compute-stick

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TSMC confirms volume shipments of 16nm, pushes EUV back to the 5nm node

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TSMC has announced that it’s shipping 16nm chips in volume, with a rapid 10nm ramp on the way. EUV, however, has been pushed back again, and is now expected to debut on the 5nm node.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/210427-tsmc-confirms-volume-shipments-of-16nm-pushes-euv-back-to-the-5nm-node

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