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TfL hackathon showed data can keep transport running and people safe

Sponsored If software is eating the world, then hackathons are its fast-food restaurants. Groups of developers come together for short periods to try to solve pressing problems. This happens in sectors from healthcare to retail, and now it's happening in transportation too. London, the UK's capital, is a city groaning under its own …
Danny Bradbury, 18 Sep 2017
Radiant heater

AMD Ryzen beats Intel Core i7 as a heater (that's also a server)

French cloud concern Qarnot wants to use AMD processors to heat water. No, this isn't a cruel joke at the expense of thermally inefficient silicon. Instead it's a deliberate plan to use CPUs' heat-producing powers for good. Qarnot makes a device called the “ Q.rad” that uses three CPUs to provide heat and serve as a node in a …
Simon Sharwood, 14 Sep 2017
WiFi outage

RIP wireless laptop docks as Intel bins WiGig parts

Intel has issued “Product Change Notifications” for several WiGig products it used to make wireless laptop docks. Chipzilla's interest in WiGig laptop docks was a classic Intel attempt to cook up a product that needs its silicon on the client and in peripherals, in the hope that PC-building partners would popularise the result …
Simon Sharwood, 11 Sep 2017
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Intel's €1bn EU antitrust appeal: What the heck is the AEC test?

Analysis The European Court of Justice's ping-ponging of Intel's billion-euro EU antitrust suit appeal might mark an evolution of rebate-based competition case law, legal eagles have said. The chipmaker's long-running battle to overturn the $1.06bn fine it received from the ECJ in 2009 - following allegations from rival AMD that it …
Andrew Silver, 7 Sep 2017

Billion-euro Intel EU antitrust saga goes on and on and...

In its decade-long battle to reverse a one-time record European Union antitrust fine, Intel has made some small progress: its appeal continues. According to court documents, the European Court of Justice today referred Intel's case back to the lower General Court, which had denied the appeal in 2014. The EU Commission fined …
Andrew Silver, 6 Sep 2017
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Intel ME controller chip has secret kill switch

Updated Security researchers at London-based Positive Technologies have identified an undocumented configuration setting that disables Intel Management Engine 11, a CPU control mechanism that has been described as a security risk. Intel's ME consists of a microcontroller that works with the Platform Controller Hub chip, in conjunction …
Thomas Claburn, 29 Aug 2017

AMD agrees to drop $29.5m to make Llano go away once and for all

AMD has agreed to pay out $29.5m to settle a class action lawsuit its shareholders filed after the disastrous Llano chip rollout. The chip designer told a US district court in Oakland, California, that it had struck a deal this week with shareholders who had accused it of misleading investors in the run-up to the 2011 …
Shaun Nichols, 28 Aug 2017

Intel stuffs extra cores into latest mobile Series U Core i5 and i7 chips

Intel has wheeled out its 8th Generation Core processors, a refresh of its Core i5 and i7 chips, and their base specs wouldn’t look out of place in a desktop PC circa 2012. Cutting through the verbiage in this morning's announcement from Chipzilla, we learn that the mobile-focused 8th Generation Core i7 processors (the i7- …
Gareth Corfield, 21 Aug 2017
Man confused by laptop

Intel's 8th-gen CPUs are called Ice Lake. And so are the 9th-gen

Intel's leaked a little detail about its next-generation desktop chips. Chipzilla's codename deciphering page has of late added an entry for products called “Ice Lake” described as the “8th generation Intel Core Processor Family” and available only to early access users. A quick click on Intel's link to more information takes …
Simon Sharwood, 17 Aug 2017
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President Trump to his council of industry CEO buddies: You're fired!

Updated Facing mass defections from CEOs repulsed by President Donald Trump's weak handling of fascists marching in America's streets, the White House has disbanded its manufacturing council. In the days after the Charlottesville white-supremacist rallies and the President's initial tepid condemnation of those marches, the leaders of …
Shaun Nichols, 16 Aug 2017

Intel's diversity numbers are out – and that 'push' has become more of a 'gentle nudge'

Intel says it is still on track to meet its 2020 workplace diversity targets even as the pace of its efforts to include women and underrepresented minorities slowed. Chipzilla said that its mid-year employee statistics, published today, showed it will hit full representation – having a workforce that reflects the gender and …
Shaun Nichols, 15 Aug 2017
Beware awkward moments next exit

Intel CEO Krzanich quits Trump's Manufacturing Council over response to Charlottesville rallies

Three big-name CEOs have put some space between themselves and the US President: today they resigned from the American Manufacturing Council, President Donald Trump's panel of advisors formed to create more manufacturing jobs in the United States by bringing together titans of industry to share their experience. On Monday …

Surfacegate: Microsoft execs 'misled Nadella', claims report

Veteran Microsoft-watcher Paul Thurrott has made the sensational allegation that Microsoft's senior management "misled" their CEO about the cause of serious launch issues with its flagship Surface Pro 4 PC. Microsoft defended the reliability of the Surface range after Consumer Reports withdrew its Buy recommendation last week …
Andrew Orlowski, 14 Aug 2017
Car made of clouds

Toyota, Intel, Ericsson team to get cars talking to the cloud

Toyota, Intel, Ericsson, with friends, have formed a new “Automotive Edge Computing Consortium” to “develop an ecosystem for connected cars to support emerging services such as intelligent driving, the creation of maps with real-time data and driving assistance based on cloud computing.” Nippon Telegraph and Telephone …
Simon Sharwood, 14 Aug 2017

Horsemen of the disk-drive apocalypse will ride upon 256TB SSDs

Analysis It's not a good week to be in the disk-drive business as solid-state tech news signals their imminent death – all due to a murderous group formed of Intel/Micron, Samsung, SK Hynix and Toshiba/WDC. How so? There are two disk drive formats – 2.5 and 3.5-inch – and three disk drive manufacturers – Seagate, Toshiba and Western …
Chris Mellor, 10 Aug 2017
A puma

Intel Pumageddon: Broadband chip bug haunts Chipzilla's past, present and future

Intel says the performance issues that have dogged its Puma 6 gigabit broadband modem chipset also affect the Puma 5 and Puma 7 family. A Chipzilla spokesperson confirmed to The Register on Tuesday that a TCP/UDP latency issue that makes home and business gateways powered by Puma 6 processors trivial to knock offline is also …
Shaun Nichols, 9 Aug 2017
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One drive to rule them all and in the data centre bind them

Intel has updated its data centre SATA SSD products, dual-ported its Optane drives and introduced a "ruler" format for server Optane and 3D NAND drives. The DC S4500 and S4600 use 3D TLC NAND and come in 2.5-inch x 7mm format. They use the 6Gbit/s SATA interface and feature a new Intel-developed controller and firmware. …
Chris Mellor, 8 Aug 2017
Intel Core i9

Core-blimey! Intel's Core i9 18-core monster – the numbers

Intel's offered some more detail about the Core i9 range of desktop CPUs it announced in May. Here's what Chipzilla has planned for us all when these chips start to go on sale. The 12-core products will appear as of August 28th. 14-to-18-core kit will go on sale as of September 25th. Processor Name Core i9- 7980XE X- Core …

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