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Intel posts $1.9B net income; sees large drops in mobile, PC divisions

04/15, 5:29pm

Earnings mark 26 percent drop from fourth quarter

Intel Corporation today reported first-quarter revenue of $12.8 billion, operating income of $2.5 billion, net income of $1.9 billion and earnings per share of 38 cents. This is a dramatic drop from the company's fourth quarter results, with a drop of 26 percent in net income, with a drop of eight percent of the company's revenue.

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Hands On: Sim City 4 re-release for OS X 10.8.5

04/14, 8:06pm

Re-release of popular franchise for modern hardware and OS

Sim City 4's original release on OS X had a bum rap, mostly as a virtue of timing. The first release, in 2003, was aimed at the PowerPC architecture, and games often got short shrift when Apple migrated to Intel. The title worked on Rosetta, but not well. In 2007, Aspyr released an Intel patch for the game, but it ran poorly, and crashed often. Surprisingly, last week, Aspyr re-released the game with more burly hardware requirements, but this time, Intel-optimized.

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Apple, Intel decline new investment in Intellectual Ventures

04/11, 9:50am

Microsoft, Sony agree to providing more cash for patent buys

Two previous investment partners, Apple and Intel, have declined to put money into Intellectual Ventures' latest patent acquisition fund, says Reuters. IV is dedicated exclusively to buying intellectual property, and has so far acquired about 70,000 patents and other forms of IP. It has raised about $6 billion from investment partners in the past, but is looking to pick up another $3 billion. Microsoft and Sony have agreed to participate in the new round of funding.

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Briefly: 8-bit 4K to 10-bit 2K video app, Haswell refresh expected

04/10, 11:37am

Command line app converts Panasonic GH4 video to 2k 10-bit

Rarevision developer Thomas Worth has released an OS X command line program that will allow owners of the Panasonic GH4 4K video recordings to output 10-bit 2K HD instead of the specific 8-bit. The app uses pixel summing, taking the extra pixels in a 4K file to fill in absent color information. The app outputs 10-bit DPX files in 2048x1080 resolution.

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Apple, Google, other firms look to settle anti-poaching class action

04/08, 11:25am

Failure to reach settlement could cost high-tech industry $9 billion

Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe are among the high-tech companies working to settle a class action lawsuit over their hiring practices within the next several weeks, according to the New York Times. The suit covers some 100,000 people, and alleges that anti-poaching policies agreed to between the companies deprived workers of higher wages they would've got had the businesses had been hiring competitively. If a settlement isn't reached, the firms could owe as much as $9 billion in damages, or $90,000 per person.

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Intel unveils Thunderbolt Networking for Thunderbolt 2

04/07, 10:21pm

Direct Ethernet competitor moves data at 10Gb per second

In a direct challenge to the venerable networking standard Ethernet, Intel on Monday introduced Thunderbolt Networking -- an interconnect standard for Thunderbolt 2-equipped devices that can transfer data at up to 10 gigabits (Gb) per second, 10 times faster than the previous limit. Mac users with Thunderbolt 2 devices running OS X Mavericks already have the new feature built-in, with PC drivers for Windows said to be coming "soon."

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Class action alleging Intel Pentium 4 benchmark falsification underway

03/24, 12:54pm

Seven year old suit awarded class status, but stayed awaiting HP defense

A class-action suit is in progress, alleging that Intel and HP colluded in producing processors and computers with known poor-performing first-generation Pentium 4 processors, and artificially inflating the pricing. In doing do, Intel is also alleged to have used benchmarking software it helped create, WebMark 2001 and SYSMark 2001, to artificially boost perceived performance by enthusiast websites and other evaluators.

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Intel shows Extreme eight-core Haswell, reference all-in-one computer

03/20, 10:54am

Game Developer Conference venue for Intel's latest announcement

Intel Corporation unveiled a set of roadmap enhancements, platform features and software partnerships to help drive what the company calls "the reinvention of desktop computing." Included in its announcement are the "Devil's Canyon" processor -- featuring an eight-core design utilizing the Haswell architecture -- a commemorative Pentium processor, and a reference design for a portable all-in-one computer.

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New Intel Xeon processor with Haswell-based Iris Pro graphics spotted

03/10, 12:52pm

New BGA processor for laptops, compact computers like Mac Mini, iMac

The power-oriented desktop Xeon processor family is beginning to see some of the improvements implemented in the "Haswell" series of fourth-generation Intel Core processors. A new Xeon E3-1284L has been spotted, introducing Intel's Iris Pro 5200 graphical chipset into the processor.

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Rumor: Intel acquires Basis Science for $100-$150M

03/04, 7:58am

Health tracker manufacturer reportedly bought by Intel

Intel has picked up health tracker producer Basis Science, beating off competition from Apple and Google, according to a report. The acquisition, yet to be confirmed by either company, is said by multiple sources to be worth $100 million or $150 million, and extends Intel's wearables portfolio from the SD card-sized Edison computer and the combined headset and smartphone combination known as Jarvis.

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Briefly: Intel SSD 730 Series, Plantronics' BackBeat Fit

03/02, 11:21pm

Intel's new SSD 730 Series available for pre-order

Intel has made its new Solid-State Drive 730 Series available for pre-order. A powerful hard drive intended for gaming and heavy work use, the SSD 730 Series offers low latency and a high throughput, allowing for quick response times. Able to complete up to 70GB of writes per day as opposed to the industry typical 20GB, the drive is capable of delivering consistent performance across data types. Interested buyers can now pre-order the SSD 730, with its official release being March 18.

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Intel CEO: Apple relationship strong, growing 'closer' with time

02/19, 6:54pm

Hints at future wearable tech, may help provide Apple with ARM chips

During a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) session, new Intel CEO Brian Krzanich revealed that the chipmaker's relationship with Apple continued to be "very close," despite Apple using its own ARM-based chip designs in its most popular products, the iPhone and iPad. Intel continues to supply Apple with chips and graphics systems for most of its Mac line, however, and Krzanich said the two companies continue to "grow closer," suggesting potential future partnerships.

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Full review: Intel NUC

02/16, 12:42am

Intel NUC offers users the ability to customize their own HTPC

The Intel NUC Kit (Next Unit of Computing) (D54250WYK) is a "bare-bones" Mini PC that ships with the core components of a computing system, but requires users to add their own RAM, SSD, wireless card and operating system to make fully functional. Designed for PC enthusiasts and those wanting to dip their toes into do-it-yourself PC building, the Intel NUC is the smallest form factor that you can pack a fourth-generation Intel Core i5 "Haswell" processor into. Now in its second generation, the Intel NUC has the makings of an ideal home theater PC, or general purpose PC for use at home or in the office. Take a look at our full review of the Intel NUC to find out what it's like to put together and bring to life.

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New Haswell revision to incorporate more energy-saving technologies

02/10, 6:50pm

Revision revealed at annual microprocessor industry event

Intel is readying a new revision of the Haswell series of Intel Core processors. The newest models are built on the latest 22nm tri-gate SoC process technology. As one result of the improved fabrication technology, the graphics core incorporates several new features that allow it to improve energy efficiency by 40 percent -- essentially giving still longer battery life for the same performance as the present chips.

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Apple, others ask Supreme Court for measures against patent abuse

02/05, 1:07pm

Companies want easier time recouping legal fees

A collection of companies -- including Apple, Google, Yahoo, Intel, Cisco, and Facebook -- are asking the US Supreme Court for measures to help deter frivolous patent lawsuits, Bloomberg reports. In particular, the companies are seeking to change the language used to determine when a defendant can claim coverage of legal fees from a plaintiff. The current standard allows coverage only if a suit is ruled "objectively baseless" and filed in bad faith.

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EPA's list of most 'green' tech, telco companies includes Intel, Apple

02/04, 7:33pm

Microsoft, Lenovo also noted; Google falls behind contemporaries

A new list published by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has illustrated how much power some of America's top technology and telecom firms use, and how much of it comes from renewable "green" resources such as wind, solar, biogas and other options. The list, oddly ranked strictly by the amount of total power used rather than the "net" amount of power used from non-renewable sources, shows Intel at the top, with Apple in fourth place.

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First look: Intel NUC Kit

02/04, 6:20am

Intel aims for PC and HTPC enthusiasts with the Intel NUC Kit

Simply put, the Intel NUC Kit is a "bare-bones" Mini PC desktop. It is aimed at do-it-yourself PC enthusiasts as well as users interested developing a customized home theater PC solution. The Next Unit of Computing (NUC) model that we have been provided with by Intel is the second-generation model and features a number of marked improvements over the original unit that debuted in 2012. It is an intriguing product for Intel and we were keen to take a first look at it ahead of a full review.

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Intel 'Jarvis' smart headset to process voice recognition offline

01/28, 12:22pm

On-processor voice recognition offered by Intel to smartphone manufacturers

Intel's wearable computing efforts will attempt to trump other voice recognition systems from Apple and Google by using offline processing, it has revealed. Rather than taking advantage of the cloud infrastructure, Intel plans to include voice recognition software from a third-party company on the Intel mobile processor itself, in order to quickly understand a verbal request without connecting to the Internet.

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Intel refreshes Education Tablet, Classmate PC

01/22, 2:18pm

Specs remain the same, housings further ruggedized

Intel has introduced minor updates to its Education Tablet and Classmate PC reference designs for use in classroom environments. The tablet offers Intel's newer dual-core 1.2GHz Clover Trail SoC, though it still runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean rather than one of the latest builds. The company has also added more rubber around the edge of the housing to help avoid damage from accidental drops or bumps, while the battery life has been extended to a claimed 12 hours.

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Google switching to Bay Trail for Nexus 8?

01/21, 1:50pm

Rumor points to continued Asus partnership

Google may be refocusing its Nexus tablet efforts on the eight-inch market and considering a possible switch to Intel's Bay Trail platform, according to rumors posted on DigiTimes. Unnamed sources in the supply chain suggest Google is experiencing weaker demand in the seven-inch Android segment, as several viable competitors have entered the field with price tags below $175.

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Verizon confirms acquisition of Intel's Internet television business

01/21, 5:55am

OnCue Cloud TV platform could be rolled into Verizon FiOS

Verizon has agreed to buy Intel's Internet television business, the two companies have confirmed. Intel Media, which is working on Intel's OnCue Cloud TV platform, will remain in Santa Clara and continue to use its existing management team, with Verizon hoping to retain the 350 employees in the unit once the acquisition is completed sometime in the first quarter of this year.

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Report: Intel firing five percent of workforce in refocusing effort

01/17, 4:20pm

Unclear what amount of the expected losses will come from attrition

Following Intel's no-growth financial result posting yesterday, Intel is planning on cutting about five percent of its worldwide workforce in an effort to prioritize growth sectors and reduce costs. On its quarterly investor conference call, Chief Financial Officer Stacy Rasgon hinted at an employee reduction this year and said that Intel would increase focus in areas such as mobile chips and tablets.

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Intel shows no growth in 2013, weak PC market to blame

01/16, 5:32pm

Company claims tablet revenue starting to add to the company's finances

Intel Corporation today reported full-year revenue of $52.7 billion, operating income of $12.3 billion, net income of $9.6 billion and earnings per share (EPS) of $1.89. The company generated approximately $20.9 billion in cash from operations, paid dividends of $4.5 billion, and used $2.1 billion to repurchase 94 million shares of stock. For the fourth quarter of 2013, Intel posted revenue of $13.8 billion, operating income of $3.5 billion, net income of $2.6 billion, and EPS of 51 cents.

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New Intel Chandler, AZ chip fabrication plant build-out halted

01/14, 9:35pm

Funds earmarked for new plant will be used to modernize older facilities

Intel has postponed indefinitely the official opening of a near-completed chip factory in Arizona as a result of slowing computer sales. The Fab 42 facility in Chandler, AZ will not open, with Intel shunting money earmarked for the facility to upgrade other factories at the same location. The new factory was an Obama re-election campaign stop in 2012, where he touted the facility as a prime way to reclaim manufacturing lost to China and other Asian countries.

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Cromax dual-boot convertible makes CES appearance

01/07, 5:28pm

Cromax tests US waters with Android/Win

India-based Micromax, known only for its A116 Canvas HD smartphone from last year, is now getting into the convertible tablet game with the Canvas Laptab. It functions with both Windows 8.0 and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS choices, and is powered by a 1.46GHz Intel Celeron CPU.

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Intel talks RealSense at CES press conference

01/07, 2:10pm

RealSense will use embedded 3D cameras to allow for NII interface

Intel's CES press conference on Tuesday focused on the interaction between man and machine, thanks to an embedded 3D camera the company has developed in conjunction with a number of hardware partners. The devices Intel will integrate the technology into include 2-in-1 tablets, ultrabooks, touch-enabled all-in-one PCs, and other mobile devices.

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Intel partnering with fashion industry to spearhead wearable tech

01/06, 10:57pm

New initiative driven by 'make it wearable' contest, SD-card sized computer

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich today outlined a range of products, initiatives and strategic relationships aimed at accelerating innovation across a range of mobile and wearable devices, as well as individual inventors' own connected creations. To champion this effort, Krzanich spoke of alliances with clothiers, a new SD card-sized computer called "Intel Edison," and a "Make it Wearable" contest, offering the winner $500,000 for future development of a proposed project.

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Asus shows Transformer Book Duet, dual Windows and Android hybrid

01/06, 4:24pm

New computer features 4GB RAM, up to Haswell i7 processor

Asus today announced the Transformer Book Duet TD300, the world's first quad-mode, dual-OS laptop and tablet convertible that allows users to switch between Windows and Android, in either laptop or tablet modes, with a push of the Instant Switch button or a virtual key on the tablet. With a Intel Core i7 processor at its heart, the Transformer Book Duet runs up to twice as fast as existing tablets based on ARM processors, according to Asus.

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Panasonic shows FZ-M1 ToughPad, 4K sports cam, Life+Screen TVs, more

01/06, 3:25pm

ToughPad, 4K sports cam, Life+Screen HDTVs to headline Panasonic CES booth

At its CES press conference on Monday, Panasonic made a number of brief product introductions, including the FZ-M1 Toughpad tablet and a number of other interesting consumer electronics. The company also promised to bring out a wearable action sports camcorder based on its current HX-A100. The future model will capture video in 4K resolution.

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Microsoft quietly upgrades processor in Surface Pro 2 to 1.9GHz

01/02, 4:31pm

MIcrosoft has offered no real rationale for unannounced boost in speed

Just two months after launch, and with no fanfare, Microsoft is shipping its recently-refreshed Surface Pro 2 tablet with a faster processor. The full Windows 8 tablet now includes the Intel i5-4300u processor running at 1.9GHz, versus the i5 4200u that the tablet was revised with two months ago, running at 1.6Ghz.

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Devices using Tizen OS to be shown before Mobile World Congress

12/19, 8:13am

Smartphone from Samsung believed to appear at Tizen event

The first consumer Tizen devices could be shown off the day before Mobile World Congress, at an invitation-only event on February 23rd. Invitations have reportedly been sent to members of the media for the event, which hopes to show attendees what progress Samsung, Intel, and other backers have made on making the operating system suitable for use by the public.

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Verizon said close to closing Intel TV service buy

12/13, 6:12pm

Verizon may announce Intel TV buy next week

Verizon Communications could announce a deal to buy Intel's unreleased Internet television startup as early as next week. This according to Bloomberg, which cites sources close to negotiations between the two tech giants as saying that Verizon is quite close to closing a deal for Intel's OnCue service. The communications giant's thinking is that it has the clout to succeed where the chipmaker has so far failed.

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Reuters: Intel killing television offering, selling to Verizon

11/20, 7:55pm

New CEO prioritizing things differently than exiting chair

Intel's move towards IP-based television service has seemingly run into serious delays, making the company question its commitment to the new service, according to reports. Sources claim that Intel is readying the division, called OnCue, for sale -- with the most likely buyer being Verizon.

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Intel opening 'Experience' pop-up stores to promote processor lines

11/14, 10:31am

Intel pop-up stores launching first in New York

Intel is opening its own retail stores in the US, in an effort to market devices using its processors. The pop-up "Intel Experience" stores will follow the lead of other producers, such as Microsoft and Samsung, in creating the promotional retail locations, with the first to be opened in NoLita in New York on November 23rd.

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First Look: Dell Venue 7 Android tablet

11/13, 9:16pm

Hands-on with Dell's low-end enterprise slates

The mobile computing revolution has largely left Dell – along with most other traditional PC giants – in the lurch. Even as it goes private, Dell is still striking out into the mobile device market, releasing new Android and Windows tablets aimed at providing enterprise clients an option for low-cost touchscreen devices. We just received a review copy of the Venue 7 Android slate, and we've got a few first impressions to share on Dell's latest touchscreen device.

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AMD x86 chip share on rise thanks to PS4, Xbox One

11/13, 6:35am

AMD gains market share on back of PS4, Xbox One product ramps

AMD has seen its market share of the x86 chip market rise at the expense Intel largely thanks to the product ramps of the forthcoming Sony PS4 and the Xbox One. Highlighting that its strategy of shifting into non-PC x86 is reaping dividends, AMDs market share in Q3 rose from 16.1 percent to 19.3 percent. By comparison, Intel's x86 market share slipped from 83.3 percent in the same quarter last year to 80.2 percent, while the overall x86 market also declined.

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Intel may drop TV project, hand over to Verizon

10/30, 9:36am

Intel OnCue said to be on life support

Intel's as-yet-unrevealed streaming media service may never see the light of day under the chipmaker's brand, as a new report from AllThingsD has Intel considering handing over the project to Verizon. Intel is reportedly close to sealing a deal with the telecommunications giant, though it is uncertain whether Intel would retain any control or interest in Intel Media should it choose to sell off the unit. If the deal does go through, it would mark the end of a nearly three-year saga in which Intel's service was perpetually just around the corner but never materialized.

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Testing shows significant improvements for Intel Iris graphics

10/25, 10:41pm

Boosts MacBook graphics 40 to 65 percent faster than previous generation

Benchmarking tests on the latest Apple MacBook Pro models have revealed that the new Iris integrated graphics systems from Intel is considerably faster than the previous generation -- up to 65 percent faster, in fact. Two different test suites (Cinebench r15's OpenGL and Unigen's Heaven) showed improvements between 40 and 65 percent on the graphics performance compared to a similarly-specced early 2013 MacBook Pro.

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Intel CEO: Expect $99 tablets, $299 Haswell notebooks, $349 hybrids

10/17, 11:11am

Chip executive hints at holiday pricing

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has reportedly hinted that the company's OEM partners are preparing to embrace aggressive pricing strategies ahead of the holiday shopping season. Speaking during a conference related to the company's quarterly earnings disclosure, the executive is said to have referenced Intel-powered tablets for as little as $99, Haswell notebooks starting at $299, and convertible hybrid tablets with prices as low as $349.

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Intel next-generation 'Broadwell' production start delayed into 2014

10/15, 10:53pm

New 14nm process chipset to deliver performance increase over Haswell

Today's Intel earnings conference call also revealed that the next generation of Intel microprocessor after Haswell, the "Broadwell" line will be delayed by three months. Production of the new 14nm process chip will now beginp in the first quarter of 2014, rather than in November of this year as originally envisioned. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said that current yields of prototype processors are suffering from a "defect density issue" keeping productive yields down.

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Intel meets estimates, posts third quarter revenue of $13.5 billion

10/15, 5:33pm

As expected PC Client losses, but solid performance for Intel

US chipmaker Intel today reported third-quarter revenue of $13.5 billion, operating income of $3.5 billion, net income of $3 billion and earnings per share of $0.58. The company generated approximately $5.7 billion in cash from operations, paid dividends of $1.1 billion, and used $536 million to repurchase 24 million shares of stock.

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HP CEO: Intel and Microsoft turning into 'outright competitors'

10/10, 10:55am

Changes push HP to consider Chrome OS

HP CEO Meg Whitman has blasted Intel and Microsoft, accusing the companies of essentially transitioning from partners into direct competitors. Speaking to Wall Street analysts yesterday, the executive stressed that HP has consequently adopted a multi-platform strategy that will put more emphasis on alternative operating systems such as Android and Chrome OS.

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Intel teams with Arduino, offers Quark-based Galileo development board

10/03, 10:30am

Galileo compatible with Arduino shields

Intel has announced a partnership with Arduino to build new open-source hardware for the do-it-yourself development platform. As part of the collaboration agreement, the chip maker has introduced a new board, Galileo, that is powered by the company's new Quark SoC and compatible with Arduino shield modules.

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Dell returns to Android with Venue 7, Venue 8 tablets

10/02, 12:30pm

Android offerings sold alongside Windows 8.1 devices

Dell has made a surprise return to the Android platform with its latest tablet introductions, the Venue 7 and Venue 8. Not to be confused with the Venue "Pro" variants, which run Windows 8.1, the basic Venue tablets are powered by Intel's latest Atom processors and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

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HP intros new Spectre convertible, 17'' Envy with Leap Motion

09/19, 7:00am

Control Zone trackpad geared for Windows 8

HP has introduced several new consumer devices, including the Spectre 13 x2 convertible, a new Envy 17 notebook and five tablets under the Slate and Omni brands. The new Spectre notebook is powered by Intel's Haswell processors, integrated behind the display for fanless operation in standard notebook mode or as a tablet when the keyboard base is detached.

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Intel acquires language-processing startup Indisys

09/13, 10:54am

Startup purchased for $26 million

Intel has reportedly moved to acquire Indisys, a Spanish startup that specializes in natural language recognition, according to a TechCrunch report. The company offers a variety of products based on its intelligent dialogue technology, including a Siri-like "virtual assistant" and a semantic search engine.

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Samsung preps Tizen-based TVs for 2014

09/12, 11:24am

Tizen to be used for appliances

Samsung is reportedly preparing to launch televisions that run Tizen, a Linux-based operating system that the company is co-developing with Intel. Speaking to German outlet Die Welt, Samsung's consumer electronics head, Boo-Keun Yoon, noted that Tizen will be used for upcoming smartphones, TVs and home appliances.

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Corning optical Thunderbolt cables Intel certified, headed to retail

09/11, 10:54pm

Lengths of up to 100 meters tested, 10x longer than copper

Making good on promises from January to release an optical Thunderbolt cable, Corning has announced at the IFA tradeshow that Intel has certified its all-fiber optic Thunderbolt cable for release. The technology uses Corning's ClearCurve technology to allow for high data speeds with significantly less data loss than copper cables, allowing for longer cabling.

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Intel brings Venue brand back from the dead with Bay Trail tablet

09/11, 6:02pm

New 8-inch device will be detailed October 2

Dell's axed Venue cellphone brand is being resurrected in tablet form later this year. At today's IDF keynote, Vice President Neil Hand briefly showed an eight-inch Venue-branded device with the Intel Bay Trail processor, saying that it would share more details about the new 1080p device with the world on October 2.

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Google, Intel, others reveal Intel Haswell Chrome-based hardware

09/11, 2:12pm

New hardware much more powerful than Atom, ARM models

At Intel's IDF 2013 keynote in San Francisco, Google and Intel have introduced four new Chrome-based computers, all running the Intel Core "Haswell" family of processors. Acer, HP, and Toshiba have demonstrated Chromebooks, with Asus rolling out a Chromebox, a desktop-oriented implementation of Google's Chrome OS.

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