Intel processors are being redesigned to protect against Spectre

Intel is revealing today that the company is introducing hardware protections against the Spectre CPU flaw that was discovered last year. While the Meltdown vulnerability will continue to be addressed through software updates, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich says the company has “redesigned parts of the processor to introduce new levels of protection through partitioning” that …

Intel reportedly notified Chinese companies of chip security flaw before the U.S. government

Intel is not having that great of year thus far in the face of a slew of information about security flaws in it hardware coming out — and you can add another new report from The Wall Street Journal today, which suggests that Intel didn’t immediately notify the U.S. government of the issues, to that …

Intel tells users to stop deploying buggy Spectre patch citing technical issues

Intel tells users to stop deploying buggy Spectre patch, citing technical issues Intel has a patching problem. All last week, users reported computers spontaneously rebooting after installing Intel’s Spectre/Meltdown patch. Now, Intel seems to be giving up on those patches entirely. In a post today, executive vice president Navin Shenoy announced that Intel had located …

Intel’s Spectre fixes are ‘complete and utter garbage,’ says Linux inventor

Intel’s Spectre fixes are ‘complete and utter garbage,’ says Linux inventor   Linux inventor Linus Torvalds has never been one for diplomacy. He previously said “fuck you” to Nvidia for not supporting Linux, and now Intel has angered him enough to generate some more expletives. In a message to the Linux kernel mailing list on …

Intel launches motion capture studio in LA to bring cinematic VR to Hollywood studios

About 270 miles southwest from Las Vegas, where Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich is at CES unveiling his company’s latest developments, the lights are off in a massive studio space where many of those wonders are waiting to be used by the biggest names in Hollywood entertainment. Located in soundstage 25 of the MBS Media Campus in …

Intel and Mobileye partner with China’s SAIC on self-driving

Intel is making strides with its China business in the automotive and autonomous driving industry, with new partnerships announced today at CES 2018 with Chinese automaker SAIC, and also with the leading navigational map player in China, called Navinfo to integrate and localize REM data. These partnerships give Intel a key means of additional access …

Intel shows off its new Loihi AI chip and a new 49-qubit quantum chip

As Intel continues to weather some of the worst news in its history over security issues related to its chips, the company today also announced some developments related to what it hopes will be the next generation of super-fast processors. The company announced that Loihi, its first “neuromorphic” chip — designed to mimic the way …

Intel’s drone lightshow now works indoors

Remember Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl halftime show with the drones that made the light show? A scaled-down version of that system now works indoors, Intel says, making it perfect for conferences, Vegas shows and bar mitzvahs. These drones opened Intel’s CES keynote. A dozen or so took the stage and danced above a projected piano, …