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Intel has declared that it will be cancelling all Broxton and SoFIA projects, effectively ending the firm's mobile efforts. Apollo Lake will go on in the form of Pentium and Celeron.
While CEO Brian Krzanich is trying to reassure investors and employees about Intel's bright future, the company seems to be trying a plethora of different things and seeing what sticks.
In Intel's earnings report today, the firm announced that it intends to lay off 12,000 employees, or 11% of its total workforce. It will also be taking a $1.2 billion restructuring charge.
At the 2016 Intel Developers Forum in Shenzen, the company announced the 14nm Apollo Lake platform, which will power low cost computers for modern content consumption with improved battery life.
Owners of Microsoft's Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 can now download new Intel driver updates, two of which are focused on power management on the company's flagship Windows 10 devices.
Intel's latest annual report filing suggests that the company will move from 'Tick-Tock' to a more granular product life cycle, by adding one more stage called 'Optimization'.
Intel has finally revealed the appearance, price and availability of its high-end NUC which features a Skylake processor, Thunderbolt 3 port and a high end integrated graphics processing unit.
Acer has announced a mobile dock that houses an external mobile GPU dock that is powered through Thunderbolt 3 that provides discrete graphics powerhouse in a slim ultraportable form factor computer.
Reports are coming out that Intel is planning on competing with Microsoft with an Augmented Reality headset of its own using technologies it has already developed for other products.
The Open Connectivity Foundation is a consortium that aims to create a standard for the Internet of Things. Partners include Microsoft, Intel, Qualcomm, Samsung, Cisco, General Electric, and more.
The Linux Foundation has come up with a name for its Blockchain group which was announced in December. It's now called 'The Hyperledger Project', the name's trademark was given by Digital Asset.
Intel is finally taking action to prevent users from overclocking its locked Skylake CPUs. However it's likely only future motherboard purchasers will be stopped from exploiting the loophole.
A Russian journalist has claimed to have spoken with hardware partners familiar with Microsoft's plans, who have let it be known that the Lumia brand is dead and the Surface Phone is happening.
Intel recently released new video drivers for its Skylake processors. Our testing indicates that they solve the widely-reported power consumption problems in sleep mode on the Surface Pro 4.
The opposite of what you might expect, a bug is causing some Skylake chips to freeze as a result of certain types of particularly intensive workloads.
Intel continues its foray into portable computing with its first Compute Sticks, offering powerful Core M processors, three USB 3.0 ports, Bluetooth 4.2 and a $399 price tag.
The Linux Foundation has announced a new collaboration effort to help speed up development of blockchain technology, making it suitable for enterprise use.
Microsoft has apologized to buyers of its Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book, acknowledging that some of them have "had a less-than-perfect experience" with its latest high-end Windows 10 devices.
The TechSpot website has an exclusive report on how it is now possible to overclock locked Skylake CPUs with the help of a BIOS tweak from a manufacturer, which bypasses the restriction.
Microsoft's rumored 'Surface Phone' may be a reality, according to a recent report. The handset is allegedly designed by the Surface team, and set to release during the second half of 2016.
Microsoft says it is terminating support for the slimmed-down version of its Windows OS designed for Internet of Things devices - on the Intel Galileo and Galileo Gen 2 on November 30.
According to a recent report, Intel has over a 1,000 people working on an LTE modem that will be integrated with the processor for the next generation AX iPhone SoC.
Intel and Microsoft are teaming up with Dell, HP and Lenovo to promote their new Windows 10 devices by joining forces in what could be considered one of the largest advertising campaigns to date.
While we are still a few weeks away from the release of the Surface Pro 4 and the Surface Book, those looking to make a purchase will now be able to get better detail about the units CPUs and GPU.
Microsoft loves acquisitions, so it's no surprise that the company has purchased Havok, the leader in 3D gaming physics.
For the second time in a fortnight, Microsoft has slashed 15% off the cost of its range-topping Surface Pro 3 Intel Core i7 models in the UK, which means you can currently save up to £232.
Microsoft is selling its Surface Pro 3 tablets with Intel Core i7 processors, as well as its Type Cover keyboards for the flagship tablet, with 15% off their regular price - but only for today.
A new tool born from research by Purdue University can significantly reduce the power draw of an Android smartphone by analyzing background processes and blocking low-priority tasks.
Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe reach a settlement worth $415 million with disgruntled employees over an anti-poaching scheme organised in part by Apple's Steve Jobs and Google's Eric Schmidt.
Acer's R 13 notebook - which sports a rather unusual hinge - is now available with Intel's latest 'Skylake' processors, USB 3.1 Type-C ports, optional Quad HD resolution, and Windows 10 pre-installed.
Many major companies such as Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Intel and Netflix have united to form the Alliance for Open Media group, which aims to create an open-source next-generation video format.
Core M is now a family of chips - Core M3, M5 and M7 - featuring the company's latest 'Skylake'-generation upgrades, and Intel has said that it's currently testing them for use in smartphones.
Lenovo has unveiled a new high-end all-in-one Windows 10 PC, with configurations available including Intel Core i7 Skylake processors, 16GB of RAM, 2TB storage and a 27-inch Ultra HD touchscreen.
Intel finally unveils its range of Skylake processors from 4.5W to 65W for the 6th generation chips. From mobile to desktop, Intel's 6th generation processor family is in full swing.
Despite having an external graphics amplifier, Alienware laptops are to gain Thunderbolt 3 ports and improved displays. Despite the upgrades, these models do not include Skylake processors.
At IDF 2015, Intel announced that it is expanding overclocking to laptops with its next-generation processor family, Skylake. Some manufacturers are already building prototypes to demo the new chip.
Every gamer's dream of being able to play all the latest games at the highest settings on the thinnest and lightest of laptops might soon become a reality with external Thunderbolt graphics docks.
Intel has revealed information about the mobile Skylake range at its Intel Developer Forum 2015 event held in San Fransisco. Power savings, performance and integrated graphics upgrades inbound.
Intel is soon to introduce Skylake-H processors that are suited for mobile workstations and professional based laptops. Ranging from Celeron to Xeon, the much-anticipated CPU lineup has been leaked.
Breaking records, a professional overclocker reaches impressive speeds of near 7GHz using Intel Core i7-6700k 'Skylake' processors. Read on to understand how these speeds were achieved.
Pre-2010 microprocessors from Intel based on the x86 architecture have been found to contain a serious vulnerability that could allow attackers to make undetectable malware for the system.
Whereas Broadwell was a tick in Intel's "tick-tock" release cycle, Skylake is a tock, which means the same manufacturing process along architecture improvements. On hand today is the Core i7-6700K.
Join as for a trip down memory lane as we take a look back at the Core 2 CPUs and compare them to the current generation Haswell Celeron, Pentium, Core i3, i5 and i7 parts.
Intel has been having some trouble with Moore's Law recently, but the company has pushed memory research into overdrive. They're now announcing a major breakthrough that could change everything.
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With just days to go before the launch of Windows 10, Microsoft is hard at work with their partners to fix a bug that can potentially reduce laptop battery life by as much as 10%.
With the release of Windows 10, Microsoft revealed a new, more secure way of logging into your computer. Now, we have a list of devices with Intel's RealSense camera supporting Windows Hello.
Until now, Intel has released two generations of chips for every manufacturing process. But the current 14nm chips will see a third gen thanks to manufacturing issues with the 10nm process.
Broadwell is the 14nm die shrink of Haswell, bringing a smaller die and lower power consumption, along a few minor tweaks. Today we have the flagship model on hand, the Core i7-5775C.