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25
Mar
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Intel Awards High School Student $100K for Math Project

A 17-year-old California high school student has been awarded a $100,000 grand prize for a math project that could be used by tech companies to help encrypt information. The award is part of Intel's nation-wide Science Talent Search. $1.25 Million ... Awarded to Talented, Young Scientists Also winning a big cash reward was second-place finisher Michelle Hackman, a 17-year-old from Great Neck, New York whose study of the psychological relationship between teenagers and their cell phones shed new light on technology's impact on mental health. Hackman, who is blind, used ten helpers to conduct her ... (view more)

Wed
09
Feb
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Intel Chipset Recall Affects All PC Makers: Report

Both Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Lenovo have been forced to admit they unknowingly shipped laptops and desktops equipped with faulty Intel chipsets. Both companies are working on compensation for affected customers. Lenovo last Thursday told the media ... it had stopped shipping IdeaPad laptops and IdeaCentre desktops equipped with Intel Core i5 and i7 processors using the Sandy Bridge chipset design. It's not yet clear how many faulty PCs were shipped up to this point, however, since the company has only noted that the affected units are "limited" in number. Free Replacement or Refund Offered ... (view more)

Thu
25
Nov
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Intel Atom CPU Could Make the NFL Safer for Players

Intel is working on new technology designed to increase the response time in diagnosing and treating NFL-related injuries. By embedding a small Intel Atom microprocessor inside a football helmet, impact measurement data can help quickly determine ... the severity of an injury for medical personnel on the sidelines. Intel, renowned for being the largest computer chip maker in the world, has worked with football helmet maker Riddell on computer simulations to improve future designs and reduce the number of injuries in the contact sport. Joining the tandem are a number of select universities, ... (view more)

Wed
22
Sep
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New Intel Chipset Integrates GPU, CPU on Single Die

World's largest chip maker Intel Corporation has reportedly unveiled what it believes is the chipset of the future. Code-named "Sandy Bridge," the new chipset integrates the central processing unit (CPU) and graphics processing unit (GPU) onto a ... single silicon chip and is designed to cut the time it takes to process images. Intel recently cut its sales forecasts due to weaker than expected PC demand, but hopes that the new technology will wow both PC vendors and consumers. Chipset Integration Removes Bottleneck Paul Otellini, Intel's chief executive believes that Sandy Bridge is a ... (view more)

Mon
19
Apr
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Analysts: PC Sales to Surge in 2010; Intel Posts Record Q1

Just when it looked like the standard PC -- desktop or notebook -- was being crushed under an avalanche of portable devices like smartphones, e-readers and tablets, the personal computer (PC) market appears ready to make a surprising comeback. Intel ... Posts Record First Quarter The revival of PCs can be seen in a number of recent sales releases. Earlier last week, PC chip maker Intel, the world's leading manufacturer of personal computer processors, announced staggering first quarter sales. Intel noted that its revenue topped $10 billion, with its total profit a remarkable $2.4 billion. It's ... (view more)

Wed
24
Feb
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Intel Admits Major Cyber Attack Targeted Them, Too

It appears as if Google was telling the truth when they announced that several other US companies had been targeted alongside their China-based attack last month. At the time, Google declined to name the other American companies. Computer chip giant ... Intel Corp. has now come forward in the wake of the Google fiasco to announce that it too was the victim of a cyberattack last month. More specifically, the Intel attack was performed around the same time as the Google hack. Hacking is the "Norm" at Intel According to a corporate spokesperson, "We regularly face attempts by others to gain ... (view more)

Wed
23
Dec
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FTC Targets Intel with Antitrust Claims

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has recently filed a lawsuit against Intel Corporation, alleging that the computer chip manufacturer waged a systematic campaign to shut out its rivals by cutting off their access to the marketplace. In doing so, ... the FTC believes that Intel deprived consumers of choice and innovation, and that Intel's anti-competitive tactics were designed to stop competitive products that threatened its monopoly in the CPU (Central Processing Unit) microchip market. (Source: ftc.gov ) Success at the Expense of Consumers According to the FTC complaint, Intel's strategy ... (view more)

Tue
24
Nov
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Intel: Chips of the Future to be Powered by the Human Brain

When Intel was recently asked about their plans for future development, the world's largest semiconductor chipmaker retorted with a rather unusual answer. According to Intel, by the year 2020, people will no longer need a keyboard or mouse to ... control a computer. Rather, users will able to surf the Internet and open files using nothing more than their brain . Intel researchers are currently finding new ways to read human brain activity to be used in the manipulation of computers, television sets and cell phones. If the research proves to be successful, many brain waves could soon be harnessed ... (view more)

Wed
28
Oct
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Report: Win7 Uses 20% Less Power; Extends Battery

Unless you've been sleeping in a cave this past week, you're aware that Microsoft's Windows 7 is now available . And, of course, everyone is asking the question, "is it worth the upgrade?" For those of you who frequently rely on your laptop battery, ... the answer might be yes. It's a problem PC makers have yet to completely overcome: short laptop battery lives. Even as computers get lighter, thinner, and faster, the amount of time they can survive "off the cord," so to speak, is rarely over a few hours. Win 7 Cuts Power Usage by 20% Giving that short life a boost in the arm is Windows 7, which ... (view more)

Wed
29
Jul
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MS, Intel Could Double Windows 7 Performance

A new report from a popular tech blog suggests that Windows 7 will have an enormously beneficial impact on several industries, but perhaps none more than PC hardware manufacturers, including AMD, Nvidia, and especially processor titan Intel. ... According to a recent report from CNET News, Windows 7 "will be more than just a better interface." Instead, its very technical design will make chips from several popular hardware makers more efficient than current systems loaded with Windows XP or the much-maligned Vista. Opportunities to Optimize Windows 7 The greatest beneficiary of Microsoft's new ... (view more)

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