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Ex-Intel Executives Launch New Arm Server Chip Company

Former Intel President Renee James is heading up Ampere, which is using the Arm architecture for processors aimed at private and public clouds.
Upgrade Aging Laptops with SSDs

Consider Renewing Instead of Replacing Your Company’s Laptops

NEWS ANALYSIS: The normal practice in most companies is to plan for a three to four year lifespan when budgeting for replacement computers, but suppose you don’t need to replace them?
Windows 10 Polaris Desktop

Microsoft Reportedly Less Tied to Legacy in Windows 'Polaris' Revamp

Microsoft's vision of a streamlined, modular Windows operating system includes a desktop environment that isn't as tied to the past.

IBM Flips on Fast New Nvidia Processors for AI Apps in Cloud

The Nvidia V100 GPU is the fastest graphics processing unit to date, and when combined with the IBM Cloud, it is designed to enable enterprises, data scientists and researchers to do more work in less time.
Daily Tech Briefing Jan. 30, 2018

Intel Chips Without Meltdown, Spectre Flaws Arriving This Year VIDEO

DAILY VIDEO: Intel promises new processors to fix the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities; attackers distribute cryptocurrency miners via the DoubleClick ad network; up to 30 million systems were impacted by an unauthorized Monero mining campaign; and there's more.
Meltdown, Spectre Chip Flaws

Microsoft, Malwarebytes Spectre Fixes Contrast With Intel’s Efforts

NEWS ANALYSIS: Updates from two companies caused problems this month that required extraordinary measures to correct, but the difference in how they were handled was remarkable.
Meltdown, Spectre Chip Flaws

Microsoft Updates Windows to Counter Intel's Buggy Spectre Patch

In what has become a case of warring patches, Microsoft updates Windows to reverse an issue introduced by Intel's fix for the Spectre CPU vulnerability.
Intel Meltdown, Spectre Fixes

Intel Promises New Processors to Fix Meltdown, Spector Vulnerabilities

NEWS ANALYSIS: Chips without the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities are coming this year, said Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, during the company Q4 earnings call, but questions continue to arise about a rumored “information embargo” about the processor problems.

Why the $349 Acer Chromebook Spin 11 Is Worthwhile Hybrid PC Option SLIDESHOW

The Acer Chromebook Spin 11 gets its name from a hinge that allows the screen to rotate 360 to enable this hybrid to work as a notebook or a tablet.
New Acer Chomebooks

New Acer Chromebooks, Chromebox Designed for Business, Classrooms

Acer also announced a new Chromebook Spin hybrid notebook that features a 360-degree hinge that allows the machine to be positioned in four modes.
Intel Working on Spectre Fix

Intel Says It’s Testing a Fix for Root Cause of Spectre Patch Troubles

NEWS ANALYSIS: Intel says it has discovered the root cause of random processor reboots and updated the list of affected systems, which appears to be nearly all of them.
Windows 10

Microsoft, Lenovo and JP Debut Low-Cost Windows PCs for Education

Lenovo and JP introduce new Windows PCs for the classroom with prices starting at under $200.

Why Edge Computing Market Will Grow 30 Percent by 2022

Increasing numbers of big-data workloads and the rise of real-time computing have slowed production in the cloud; conventional architectures have been unable to meet future demand. Edge computing is coming to the rescue.

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