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Report claims Intel CPUs contain enormous security flaw

For the last ten years, Intel has built remote management technology into various motherboards and processors.The Intel Active Management Technology (AMT) system provides system administrators with a method of remotely controlling and securing PCs that functions independently of the operating system, hard drive, or boot state.

IBM details next-gen POWER 9, will take the fight to Intel’s data center strongholds

IBM details next-gen POWER 9, will take the fight to Intel’s data center strongholds Today, IBM wants to reverse that trend — and it thinks POWER 9 is the chip to do it.Some of the variants will also support IBM’s Centaur memory buffer technology to improve performance and implement an L4 cache.

AMD may delay next-gen Vega, confirms Zen on track for Q1 2017

AMD may delay next-gen Vega, confirms Zen on track for Q1 2017 Polaris would arrive in mid-2016, while Vega, the company’s big GPU follow-up, would slip in at the end of the year.If Vega has really been pushed back to May or June, it’s a serious blow to AMD’s graphics strategy.

Tim Sweeney is positively steam-ed about Microsoft's Windows Cloud operating system

Tim Sweeney is positively steam-ed about Microsoft's Windows Cloud operating system Yesterday, we reported on Windows Cloud — a new version of Microsoft’s Windows 10 that’s supposedly in the works.Tim Sweeney, the founder of Epic and lead developer on the Unreal Engine, has been a harsh critic of Microsoft and its Windows Store before.

Apple may integrate new custom ARM cores into future Macs, but an x86 swap is still unlikely

Apple may integrate new custom ARM cores into future Macs, but an x86 swap is still unlikely Offloading OS functions to an ARM CPU in low power mode would intertwine x86 and ARM cores together in the same system much more tightly than is currently the case.Instead of reprogramming Apple Pay and Touch ID for macOS, Apple put an ARM core running watchOS in the MacBook Pro.

Intel Quietly Threatens Microsoft, Qualcomm Over x86 Emulation

Intel Quietly Threatens Microsoft, Qualcomm Over x86 Emulation Enforcement actions have been unnecessary in recent years because other companies have respected Intel’s intellectual property rights.However, there have been reports that some companies may try to emulate Intel’s proprietary x86 ISA without Intel’s authorization.

Apple: Qualcomm Doesn't Deserve to Earn Revenue on Every iPhone

Apple: Qualcomm Doesn't Deserve to Earn Revenue on Every iPhone While not every company uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors, its LTE modems have been extremely successful.Other companies have begun to take more market share, but for several years, Qualcomm virtually owned the entire LTE market.

Intel Kills the Atom SoC Powering Microsoft's HoloLens

Intel Kills the Atom SoC Powering Microsoft's HoloLens Last month, we wrote about new information about the follow-up to Microsoft’s HoloLens, and how the new device would integrate an AI co-processor.At the time, we speculated that Intel’s Atom SoCs might not be long for this world, though we didn’t expect the hammer to drop quite as quickly as it has.