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Apple is in talks to buy Intel’s Germany-based modem business, report claims

Enlarge / A 5G Intel logo is seen during the Mobile World Congress on February 26, 2019 in Barcelona. Miquel Benitez/Getty Images Apple is still looking into the possibility of acquiring Intel’s Germany-based modem business, The Information claimed yesterday, citing sources familiar with Apple’s plans. Intel has reportedly considered selling off pieces of its modem …

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You can pry my keyboard from my cold, dead hands

If this week’s Computex is anything to go by, the laptop industry is sharpening its ax in order to kill the keyboard. It won’t happen overnight, but in the pursuit of thinner and lighter bodies, the mechanical, physical input will have to go. If, like me, you think that typing on screens will never be …

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New speculative execution bug leaks data from Intel chips’ internal buffers

First disclosed in January 2018, the Meltdown and Spectre attacks have opened the floodgates, leading to extensive research into the speculative execution hardware found in modern processors, and a number of additional attacks have been published in the months since. Today sees the publication of a range of closely related flaws named variously RIDL, Fallout, …

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Ethereum Consortium Launches New Enterprise Tools With Input From Microsoft, Intel

Member-driven blockchain standards organization the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) has released two new specifications aiming to accelerate and enhance blockchain implementation for enterprises. The news was shared with Cointelegraph in two press releases on May 13. The EEA, which counts over 500 members, describes itself as a “standards organization whose charter is to develop open, …

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Upgraded Hyperledger Fabric Sees 7-Fold Increase in Transaction Speed

Researchers have re-engineered the Hyperledger Fabric to support almost seven times more transactions per second (TPS), according to a May 2 news release from Canada’s University of Waterloo. A new series of optimizations increased the volume of data that the blockchain — used by financial institutions, IT giants and engineering companies — can process. Where …

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Apple poached Intel’s 5G leader weeks ahead of Qualcomm truce

Sponsored Links Evan Rodgers/Engadget Intel’s decision to bail on 5G modems may have gone hand-in-hand with Apple’s truce with Qualcomm, but it’s now clear there were hints of a shift weeks earlier. The Telegraph has learned that Apple poached Intel’s 5G phone modem leader, Umashankar Thyagarajan, in February. While the departure itself wasn’t a complete …

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Intel stockpiling 10nm chips, warns that 14nm shortages will continue

Intel Skylake die shot, built using the 14nm process. Intel In its earnings conference call, Intel has warned that chip shortages are set to continue into the third quarter of the year, However, the company has also said that its 10nm manufacturing process is improving faster than anticipated and that it will be able to …

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Apple reportedly discussed buying Intel’s smartphone-modem chip business

Enlarge Sean Gallup/Getty Images Apple and Intel have talked about a possible business deal between the two companies that would have Apple acquiring parts of Intel’s smartphone-modem chip business, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. Reportedly, the talks began last summer but stopped recently around the time that Apple and Qualcomm settled …

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Acer updates select laptops with the latest from Intel and NVIDIA

Acer This morning, Intel debuted its 9th-generation mobile core processor, the i9-9980HK, and revealed a slew of other 9th-gen chips. In the hours following, a wave of gaming laptop makers announced that they’re adding the new chips and the latest NVIDIA graphic cards to their machines. Now, you can add Acer to the list of …

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Intel giving up on 5G tech explains Apple’s sudden Qualcomm settlement

SOPA Images via Getty Images In a move that accompanies today’s shocking settlement between Apple and Qualcomm, Intel has suddenly announced it’s not even going to try building 5G modems for smartphones. Apple had attempted to replace Qualcomm as a supplier for its modem chips with Intel, but reported issues with implementing 5G tech were …

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