intel

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)

Thu
21
May
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Win7 XP Mode Lacks Vendor Support, Microsoft Vexed

When news of Windows 7's XP Mode was revealed, there was much rejoicing among those who were concerned about legacy support. However, it appears that XP mode won't do everything many hoped it would, and will be unavailable to many Intel users. ... (Source: theinquirer.net ) Windows 7's XP Mode (also known as "XPM") is a virtualization feature that will allow some users of Windows 7 Premium to run Windows XP apps in a virtual machine. However, it appears that Microsoft may be rushing a technology that is receiving spotty support from chipmakers Intel and AMD. (Source: cio.com ) There is ... (view more)

Thu
14
May
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EU Slaps Intel with $1.43B Antitrust Fine, AMD Reprieved

The European Union (EU) has finally laid down its much-anticipated antitrust fine against microprocessor firm Intel. Almost a decade after rival Advanced Micro Devices first complained about Intel's business practices, the EU has slapped the latter ... with a massive 1.06 billion euro fine. The complaint was first lodged in 2001. The gist: eight years ago AMD claimed that competitor Intel had violated antitrust laws by pressuring retailers to push its own microprocessors over those of its rivals through retroactive rebates. Such practices made buying a processor cost-effective for everyone but ... (view more)

Mon
11
May
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Intel EU Antitrust Fines Could be Huge, Rumored This Week

Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices' (AMD) complaint to the European Commission (EC) about its competitor's practice of encouraging retailers to sell their own processors has ended with a significant fine against defendant Intel. The ruling is expected ... later this week. Back in 2001, AMD filed complaint against Intel, claiming that its rival in the x86 microprocessor market had violated antitrust law by pushing retailers to sell its own hardware over AMD-based computers. Intel did so through retroactive rebates that ultimately saved retailers and customers cash -- but according to AMD, it came at ... (view more)

Mon
27
Apr
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Virtual Machines and x86 Virtualization

In computer science, a virtual machine (VM) is a software implementation of a machine (computer) that executes programs like a real machine. System Virtual Machine vs Process Virtual Machine A virtual machine was originally defined by Popek and ... Goldberg as "an efficient, isolated duplicate of a real machine". Current use includes virtual machines which have no direct correspondence to any real hardware. Virtual machines are separated into two major categories, based on their use and degree of correspondence to any real machine: a System Virtual Machine and a Process Virtual Machine. A system ... (view more)

Thu
09
Apr
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Intel Reveals All-In-Wonder OS Chipset, Due 2010

Amidst the buzz surrounding the Google Android operating system , Intel has announced plans to release a new rendition of their own "Moblin" operating system (OS), a Linux-based system that the company created for small devices like netbooks . In ... addition, the company revealed a set of super-efficient chips that make the Atom processor look like a chump. The official announcement on Intel's Moblin OS was made at the Intel Developer Forum in Beijing, but the real talking point of the gathering was the future direction of the new Moorestown chip platform. One Compact Chipset ... (view more)

Wed
21
Jan
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Intel Cuts Chip Prices After Rough Fourth Quarter

Sometimes a recession has its benefits. Some retailers have little choice but to drop their prices in a desperate attempt to win that hard-fought consumer dollar. Take the case of Intel, which recently revealed that it will be dropping the prices of ... several of its popular microprocessors. On the chopping block is the popular high-end Core 2 Quad processors for desktop computers (roughly 4x the power of a single processor chip) and the company's Xeon line of chips, specifically engineered for single-socket servers. Officially, the cuts stem from a desire to clear out inventory space for a ... (view more)

Wed
17
Dec
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Intel Wants to Make Self-powered Cell Phones

Chip maker Intel wants to bring power to your mobile device. At a press event in San Francisco on December 5, Justin Rattner, the company's chief technical officer, unveiled Intel's vision for sensors that "scavenge" the environment for power ... sources. Called a Wireless Identification and Sensing Platform (WISP) the technology could continually scan the environment for possible energy sources. The WISP then takes in power through a variety of means, including solar and other light sources, body heat, radiation from cell phone towers, WiFi and television signals -- even the energy ... (view more)

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