Intel May Respond to AMD Ryzen With Six-Core i5, i7 CPUs

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New rumors indicate Intel will respond to AMD in the consumer space, possibly with new Core i7 and i5 offerings that add six-core CPUs to Intel’s desktop lines.

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Consumers Will Pay to Be Pleased: Survey


Eighty percent of participants in a recent Capgemini consumer survey said they would pay more for a better customer experience, and 9 percent were willing to pay up to 50 percent more. Researchers polled 3,300 customers of 125 companies in the utilities, consumer products, retail, retail banking, and Internet-based services sectors. Among the respondents were 450 senior executives from customer experience, customer service, IT, marketing and sales departments at 150 companies.

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Intel Optane Review Roundup: Next-Generation Memory Standard Earns Lukewarm Reception

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Intel’s new Optane drives, based on 3DXPoint memory, are finally available, but the consumer performance may not be quite what enthusiasts had hoped.

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Consumer Advocates Bemoan Senate Vote to Lift ISP Privacy Restrictions


Privacy advocates and consumer groups are fighting back against the U.S. Senate’s Thursday vote to undo privacy restrictions on Internet service providers. In a 50-48 party line vote, the Senate approved the Congressional Review Act, S.J. Res. 34. If the House of Representatives gives it the green light, it then will go to the president to be signed into law. “We’re working actively with a coalition of other consumer groups pushing to defeat the resolution in the House,” said John Simpson, director of the Consumer Watchdog Privacy Project.

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