New Details on Intel’s Goldmont Plus, the CPU Architecture Inside Gemini Lake

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Intel has updated its programming guidelines and released new details on its Goldmont Plus architecture in the process.

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Intel Announces New Core X-Series, Including 18-Core i9 CPU

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At Computex in Taipei, Intel has unveiled the updated Core X-Series with a flagship Core i9 CPU. The top-of-the-line Core i9 has an incredible 18 physical cores with Hyper-Threading for a total of 36 threads.

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Raspberry Pi enthusiasts can use Cortana in the Creators Update for Windows 10 IoT Core

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Microsoft’s embedded Windows 10 operating system, Windows 10 IoT Core, is being updated to support Cortana with full voice functionality as well.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/247560-embedded-devs-raspberry-pi-enthusiasts-can-use-cortana-creators-update-windows-10-iot-core?source=Computing

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Apple finally upgrades the Mac Pro, admits the trash can design sucks

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Apple has updated its Mac Pro workstations with slightly improved processors, but the big news is a full platform redesign coming sometime next year. Why? Because the current Mac Pro can’t be meaningfully upgraded in its present form. Oops.

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Intel adds official support for Vulkan, but only for certain GPUs

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Intel has updated its graphics drivers with Vulkan support, bringing that API up to parity with DX12.

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New ‘App Class’ SD cards will offer guaranteed performance for mobile applications

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The SD Association has updated its guidelines for SD card performance, with a new “App Class” for SD cards that can use Android Marshmallow and Nougat’s “Adoptable Storage” option effectively.

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US Launches IT Contract to Spur Cybersecurity Purchases


The U.S. government plans to initiate an updated contracting vehicle for the acquisition of cybersecurity information technologies for federal agencies this month. The purpose of the program is to make it easier and more efficient for federal agencies to obtain cyberprotection services. Specifically, GSA will include cybertechnology providers on a major listing of approved federal contractors known as “Schedule 70.” The stakes are significant for vendors offering cyber-related capabilities to the federal government.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83964.html?rss=1

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Microsoft claims Windows 10 now active on 400 million devices

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Microsoft released updated statistics on Windows 10, showing that 400 million people are now using the OS worldwide. It’s the fastest transition to a new version of Windows in at least a decade.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/236280-microsoft-claims-windows-10-now-active-on-400-million-devices

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Backblaze vets 8TB drives, releases updated hard drive reliability data

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Backblaze has released an updated set of hard drive failure rates and other related statistics. 8TB drives are now in wide deployment and performing well thus far.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/232880-backblaze-vets-8tb-drives-releases-updated-hard-drive-reliability-data

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Feds Prep for Cybersecurity Buying Spree


The U.S. government’s objectives for improving cybersecurity are taking shape in updated contracting procedures, contracts and projected increases in spending. Several recent developments have underscored the federal commitment to bolstering the protection of IT resources. On the contracting front, the General Services Administration has asked vendors to respond by Wednesday to a research survey on what it should do to expedite federal acquisition of cybersecurity products and services.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83379.html?rss=1

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Adobe updates Post with Live Photos support, Airmail comes to iPad with Split View

Article Image Adobe on Tuesday updated its Post graphics design tool for iOS with several new features, including Live Photos support. Bloop meanwhile updated the iOS version of its Airmail email client, bringing it to the iPad for the first time along with other major improvements.

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Microsoft adds contextual edit commands to Office for iPhone, Google makes Now more iPad-friendly

Article Image Microsoft on Monday updated its Office apps for iOS with new contextual functions on the iPhone, while Google updated its iOS search app to better sort Now information cards on the iPad.

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Apple's Siri updated to understand sexual assault queries, provide help

Article Image Apple in March updated its Siri virtual assistant to better handle questions about sexual assault and other emergencies, with some queries now leading to responses developed in cooperation with the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN).

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AT&T enables international Wi-Fi calling with iOS 9.3

Article Image Apple iPhone owners who updated their device to iOS 9.3 are being notified via text message of AT&T’s international Wi-Fi calling feature, a service that allows users to place calls to — and receive calls from — the U.S. without incurring airtime charges.

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Waze for iOS gets 'planned drives' for upcoming commutes

Article Image The iOS version of Google’s Waze navigation app has been updated with “planned drives,” allowing drivers to schedule commutes up to several days ahead of time and accomodate for traffic.

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Apple Slips Native Advertising Into News App


Apple recently updated its iAd specifications to allow the display of sponsored posts directly in users’ news feeds in the Apple News app for the iPhone and iPad. The ads will appear in native-banner format and can link to articles in the News app. They will be set in the same default font as News articles and will have the same look, with a title, text excerpt and a small image. They will carry a small tag indicating they’re sponsored content. Apple’s move may reflect its ongoing competition with Facebook.

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Faced with FCC regulations on router capabilities, TP-Link blocks open-source updates

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TP-Link has just declared that it won’t allow its routers to be updated by current third-party tools, thanks to FCC rules that mandate new restrictions starting in June 2016. This is the outcome enthusiasts were afraid of — but is TP-Link a canary in a coal mine or an outlier?

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/224611-faced-with-fcc-regulations-on-router-capabilities-tp-link-blocks-open-source-updates

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