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15-inch MacBook Pro mini-review: How much does Apple’s fastest laptop offer?

The 2019 15-inch MacBook Pro—it looks just like last year’s model. Samuel Axon For ports, we’re still looking at four Thunderbolt 3—two on each side. Samuel Axon It still has the butterfly keyboard, though Apple claims this one will fail less often. Samuel Axon It’s quite portable for a laptop this fast. Samuel Axon Apple …

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Apple acquires Intel’s 5G smartphone modem business for $1 billion

Enlarge / From left to right: the iPhone 8, the iPhone XS, the iPhone XR, and the iPhone XS Max. Samuel Axon Apple today announced that it will acquire the majority of Intel’s smartphone modem business for $1 billion. The acquisition will bring 2,200 Intel employees under Apple’s umbrella, along with various intellectual properties, leases, and …

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Apple buys the ‘majority’ of Intel’s smartphone modem business

Sponsored Links Evan Rodgers/Engadget The rumors were (mostly) true — Apple is buying the “majority” of Intel’s smartphone modem business for $1 billion. The deal will see Apple take on 2,200 Intel workers as well as equipment, intellectual property and leases. Apple expects the deal to close in the fourth quarter of 2019 so long …

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Microsoft’s dual-screen tablet could run Android apps

Sponsored Links Devindra Hardawar/Engadget Microsoft could release a radically different Surface as early as the first half of 2020. Rumors about a dual-screen tablet have been circulating since last year, and the company reportedly showed a similar device to employees earlier this month. Now, market research firm IHS Markit told Forbes that the device will …

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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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