What is Speculative Execution?

Intel Sandy Bridge CPU die shot

Speculative execution has been in the news of late, typically when discussing the Meltdown and Spectre bugs. We explain the topic.

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Jony Ive: Apple Pencil is made for marking, not a 'stylus' finger replacement

Article Image In an interview discussing Apple Pencil’s design and subsequent development, Apple CDO Jony Ive said one of the team’s main goals was to create an input tool clearly for making marks, not a finger replacement.

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Apple's Jimmy Iovine hints at curation playing part in future TV product

While discussing Apple Music in a new interview published on Thursday, Apple executive Jimmy Iovine mentioned the prospect of applying curation to TV, potentially pointing to a direction for Apple’s rumored streaming TV service.

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Finland prime minister again blames Apple for destroying national economy

In an interview discussing Finland’s recent sovereign debt downgrade, Prime Minister Alexander Stubb said Apple’s iPhone and iPad helped kill Nokia and the paper industry, both vital cogs in the country’s economy.

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Welcome to the nation of Googlestan, please enjoy your stay

The flag of Googlestan (USA flag with colors changed)
Over the past few years, I’ve spent quite a lot of time discussing Google’s foray into non-search technologies: Wearable computing, robotics, home automation, indefinite life extension, green energy generation — you name it, if it’s a technology that even has the slightest chance of blossoming in the next decade or so, Google is all over it. Most observers have explained away these acquisitions and research efforts as having a tangential connection to Google’s primary product, search, but I would argue that there’s another possibility: Google is gearing up to become its own nation.

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