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Israel-focused VCs sow cash around seed stage tech firms

A new multi-million dollar fund is planning to invest in promising Israeli tech startups. YL Ventures, based in both Silicon Valley and Tel Aviv, has put together a $75m war chest to invest in seed stage Israeli companies in high-growth sectors including cybersecurity, enterprise software, autonomous vehicles, drone …
John Leyden, 4 May 2017
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Brits need chutzpah to copy Israeli cyberspies' tech creche – ex-spooks

Feature Israel's intelligence agency, Unit 8200, has been a production line for hi-tech startups since the 1980s, a success British politicians are now seeking to emulate. Yet replicating that success in Blighty may be difficult because of cultural and environmental differences that may prove difficult to overcome. Cabinet Office …
John Leyden, 26 Jan 2015

Redmond may buy security company it says is wrong about AD flaw

Microsoft is reportedly in talks to buy Israeli security firm Aorato for $200 million after this week pouring cold water on its claim to have discovered a critical flaw in Active Directory. Aorato was founded by former Israeli Defense Force hackers and offers products that detects attacks on against Active Directory. As …
Darren Pauli, 16 Jul 2014
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Hacked Israel Defence Force Twitter account spruiks nuke leak fears

Hacker outfit the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) hours ago cracked Israel's Defence Force (IDF) Twitter account where it posted a fake warning of a possible nuclear leak due to rocket strikes. The group posted under the IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) account of a "possible nuclear leak in the region after two rockets hit [the] Dimona …
Darren Pauli, 4 Jul 2014
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BEHOLD the HOLY GRAIL of TECH: The REVERSIBLE USB plug

First pic Intel has been showing off the next generation of USB connectors which will be the first to fit into ports whichever way up they are – thus avoid the Schrödinger's USB stick problem. The chip giant says the final specification will be locked down by July by the USB Implementers Forum, of which Intel is a member. In a …
Iain Thomson, 4 Apr 2014

Memory muddle muddies Intel's Exascale ambitions

IDF13 Intel's lofty attempt to make a supercomputer capable of an exaflop by 2020 while consuming a mere 20 megawatts of power is running into major problems due to the pesky laws of physics. When Intel announced its exaflop goal back in 2011, the chipmaking giant talked up a variety of technologies it was bringing to bear on the …
Jack Clark, 14 Sep 2013
Viewsonic Smart Display

Psst.. Wanna Android all-in-one PC? We have the chip tech, says Intel

IDF13 Intel did its bit for the ongoing “tabletisation” of the desktop PC at its Developer Forum this week: it's encouraging engineers to get cracking on Android-powered “Smart Display” systems to go on sale in 2014. The chip giant’s pitch is that these 17- to 21-inch devices - basically, huge tablets with a keyboard - will appeal …
Tony Smith, 12 Sep 2013
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Intel hints at server processor plans for the rest of this year

The Intel Developer Forum is kicking off in Beijing, China on Wednesday morning, and knowing that everyone can't make it to the Middle Kingdom to talk tech, Chipzilla gave El Reg a preview of what Diane Bryant, general manager of its Data Center and Connected Systems Group, would reveal during her keynote focusing on processors …
Inside Apple's Thunderbolt cable

Intel: optical Thunderbolt to strike in Q4

IDF 2012 Cheaper and longer Thunderbolt wires will be coming later this year, Intel has forecast. The extra length will arrive on the back of optical cables. Thunderbolt cables on the market today use metal wiring, but only run to 3m in length. Updating IDF visitors on the evolution of the peripheral connectivity technology, Intel …
Tony Smith, 12 Sep 2012
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Intel to turn Ultrabooks, all-in-one desktops into giant tablets

IDF 2012 Intel wants to turn laptops and even desktops into tablets in order to reverse the decline in the personal computer market. To that end, it unwrapped two form-factors it will be promoting to get tablet-hungry consumers back buying PCs. Well, if you can't beat 'em... Ultrabooks will remain Intel's "hero product", according to …
Tony Smith, 11 Sep 2012
Intel PC Group General Manager, Mooly Eden

Intel laptop boss to make Ultrabooks context savvy

IDF 2011 Pundits have been talking about building GPS and other sensors into notebooks for some years. Now it may actually happen. Optional for the moment, Intel is planning to mandate the addition of a variety of sensors into its Ultrabook spec. Speaking after his IDF keynote today, Intel's PC Group chief, Mooly Eden, said he wants …
Tony Smith, 14 Sep 2011
Intel WiDi

Intel wireless display tech coming to netbooks, tablets, phones

IDF 2011 Intel's Wireless Display - aka WiDi - technology is set to expand into music streaming and to a broader array of devices. Intel's WiDi 2.0 currently works on notebooks equipped with a Sandy Bridge processor and any one of a number of Intel's Centrino-branded Wi-Fi cards. When 'Cedar Trail', Intel's next netbook platform, …
Tony Smith, 13 Sep 2011
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Intel pushes Ultrabooks for Xmas

IDF 2011 Intel may be keen for World+Dog to buy an Ultrabook this Christmas - it's "working with industry partners to deliver mainstream-priced products beginning this holiday season" - but smart buyers may choose to wait until 2012. The chip giant will show off Ultrabooks based on its upcoming 22nm 'Ivy Bridge' CPU "early next year", …
Tony Smith, 13 Sep 2011
The Register breaking news

Intel to keep laptops from losing cool in bed

IDF Intel has developed a notebook cooling system it claims will make laptops safe to take to bed. The chip giant's engineers proved unwilling to lift the covers on their "pillow proof" technology. However, they did say it doesn't involve stuffing up the vents typically found on the base and sides of modern notebooks. This, they …
Tony Smith, 15 Sep 2010
The Register breaking news

Intel seeks security through app stores

IDF Intel appears to be proposing to turn the x86 software market into an Apple-style apps store, and it's doing so in the name of security. One casualty will be anti-virus software as we know it. Speaking at IDF this week about Intel's purchase of anti-malware monger McAfee, CEO Paul Otellini spoke of a need to move from a "known …
Tony Smith, 15 Sep 2010
The Register breaking news

CES pitted for Intel Wireless Display boost

IDF Intel made a point of highlighting its Wireless Display (WiDi) technology at IDF this week, but expect an even bigger push at next January's Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The chip giant announced WiDi at this year's CES, but few hardware makers have voiced their support for the technology. Twelve months on, however, and CES …
Tony Smith, 15 Sep 2010
The Register breaking news

Dixons to do app stores

IDF Dixons is launching an app store for netbooks, tablets and laptops early in November. The store is a rebranded version of Intel's AppUp offering, launched last year and going live today. Dixons' version will be branded PC World and Currys - one for each chain, presumably - with a shortcut to the web-based store pre-loaded on …
Tony Smith, 14 Sep 2010
The Register breaking news

Intel 'Sandy Bridge' to sport 'next-gen' over-clocking tech

IDF Like today's Core i5 and i7 processors, Intel's 'Sandy Bridge' architecture, their successor, will incorporate TurboBoost, a technology that allows the chip to temporarily run at a higher clock speed than the one it's rated at. But the new chip design's implementation of the technique improves on the old one in a number of …
Tony Smith, 13 Sep 2010

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