Intel Compute Stick vs. Google Chromecast

Intel is ready to put a Windows 8.1 PC on your dumb TV with this tiny device

By on January 8, 2015 at 3:35 PM.

Intel is ready to put a Windows 8.1 PC on your dumb TV with this tiny device

The extremely small Curie processor for wearable devices isn’t the only interesting tech product Intel unveiled at CES 2015, as the company also announced a tiny device that’s powerful enough to bring PC powers to any TV, including dumber models, and even run Windows 8.1 apps. The Intel Compute Stick is in a way a Chromecast contender, only Intel’s device can do a lot more things than Google’s streaming solution. More →

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Intel Curie Wearables Chip

Check out the tiniest processor coming out of CES 2015

By on January 7, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

Check out the tiniest processor coming out of CES 2015

The tech landscape has been flooded with a wide variety of interesting and quirky gadgets for the past few days as CES 2015 has gotten underway in Las Vegas. Whether it’s a new smartphone, 4K TV, wearable device or even washing machine, modern gadgets all come with various chips inside that give them access to the Internet and thus, to us. Intel is more than aware the future will bring even more always-connected smart gadgets, including wearables, and that’s why it created a tiny module that’ll surely equip some of tomorrow’s wearables. More →

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Dell SwiftKey Stephen Hawking

One of the world’s best smartphone keyboards just made Stephen Hawking’s life much easier

By on December 2, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

One of the world’s best smartphone keyboards just made Stephen Hawking’s life much easier

Stephen Hawking’s ability to communicate quickly using the EZ Keys program on his Intel computer interface has always been impressive but now his communication powers have gotten twice as fast with the help of SwiftKey, one of the world’s best third-party smartphone keyboards. More →

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MacBook Air Intel Core M

The chip that’ll power your future fanless Macbook Air has been launched… again

By on September 5, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

The chip that’ll power your future fanless Macbook Air has been launched… again

Intel’s Core M, the processor that will finally let laptop makers create fanless devices that are slimmer than anything that has been done before, has been launched… again. After unveiling it in early June at Computex 2014, and then in mid-August when it announced the Core M is ready for mass production, Intel on Friday announced the device yet again, mentioning that devices packing Intel Core Ms will feature “razor-thin, fanless designs with the optimal blend of beauty, performance and battery life.” More →

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Retina MacBook Air Intel Broadwell

There’s a chance that the Retina MacBook Air might be ready for Christmas after all

By on August 11, 2014 at 9:45 PM.

There’s a chance that the Retina MacBook Air might be ready for Christmas after all

Remember that rumored 12-inch Retina MacBook Air that’s reportedly in the making, and whose launch could be delayed because of Intel? Well, it appears that Apple may be able to launch the device this year after all, Intel sort-of confirmed on Monday in a press release. More →

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Intel Wireless PC Charging

Intel’s ambitious goal: Eliminate all PC cables in just 2 years

By on June 4, 2014 at 9:00 PM.

Intel’s ambitious goal: Eliminate all PC cables in just 2 years

If Intel has its way, you’ll never have to scramble around with your laptop looking for a power outlet at the airport ever again. CNET reports that Intel announced during the Computex conference in Taiwan this week that it’s working on a next-generation wireless charging platform for personal computers that it says could eliminate the need for PC cables by 2016 at the earliest. More →

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12-inch Retina MacBook Air Specs

New Intel chip paves the way for the fanless Retina MacBook Air you’ve been waiting for

By on June 3, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

New Intel chip paves the way for the fanless Retina MacBook Air you’ve been waiting for

Intel on Tuesday at Computex 2014 unveiled a brand new processor, the Intel Core M, that may be crucial for future ultra-portable devices including tablets and Ultrabooks, but also a future MacBook Air model. To demo the processor, Intel unveiled the “world’s first 14nm fanless mobile PC reference design,” a 2-in-1 12.5-inch Windows tablet/laptop that’s just 7.2mm without a keyboard, and which weighs 670g. More →

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Apple Google No-Poaching Settlement

Apple and Google will settle no-poaching conspiracy lawsuit

By on April 24, 2014 at 5:15 PM.

Apple and Google will settle no-poaching conspiracy lawsuit

It’s been years since Apple, Google and a host of other technology firms were accused of colluding in order to avoid competition while keeping salaries down by not poaching each other’s employees. The case has gone dark on more than one occasion, but Reuters reports that four of the companies involved in the scandal have finally agreed to settle the lawsuit. A trial concerning the case was scheduled to begin in a few short weeks. More →

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Android 64 Bit Phones Tablets

Intel modifies Android to make it ready for 64-bit chips

By on April 3, 2014 at 8:15 AM.

Intel modifies Android to make it ready for 64-bit chips

Google didn’t give Android 4.4 KitKat native support for 64-bit hardware like Apple did with iOS 7, but that isn’t stopping Intel from taking matters into its own hands. Per CNET, Intel this week released a modified version of KitKat that comes with a 64-bit kernel, which means that it will be compatible with 64-bit Intel processors for mobile devices. To make this happen, Intel said that it “ported, validated and tested the Android Open Source code on IA, taking on the work that developers typically would need to do on their own” so that it could help “provide the ecosystem with 64-bit kernel support for development of next-generation devices.” More →

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Nexus 8 Specs Intel 64-bit Processor

Why the next Nexus tablet may run on Intel’s new 64-bit quad-core processor

By on March 10, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

Why the next Nexus tablet may run on Intel’s new 64-bit quad-core processor

Various reports have indicated that Google may be discontinuing the Nexus 7 tablet line this year, in favor of a new 8-inch Nexus 8 tablet that could be launched alongside Android 4.5 at some point this summer. While this device and its launch are far from being confirmed by Google, AndroidPit speculates that the summer launch may have something to do with Intel’s release plans for a new mobile processor, suggesting that Google and Intel may partner up for this particular Nexus device. More →

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Intel Basis Smartwatch Launch

Intel backs wearables interest with $100-$150 million Basis acquisition

By on March 4, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

Intel backs wearables interest with $100-$150 million Basis acquisition

Intel has acquired wearable device maker Basis in a deal possibly valued at around $100 million, with a source telling TechCrunch that the number may be closer to $150 million. In the past, Google was among the rumored suitors for the company, and Basis was reportedly willing to sell for a price that was less than $100 million. More →

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Intel Voice Recognition Technology

Intel’s voice recognition tech set to leave Siri in the dust

By on January 28, 2014 at 10:45 PM.

Intel’s voice recognition tech set to leave Siri in the dust

Siri, Apple’s voice-enabled personal assistant software, was very cool when it first came out but it hasn’t exactly aged gracefully. For one thing, it’s slow compared to other voice recognition services and for another it needs an Internet connection to function at all. Quartz reports that Intel is working on voice recognition technology that’s designed to be both faster than Siri and to work without an Internet connection so you can use it wherever you need it. More →

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Intel TV Sale Verizon

Intel’s cable-killing TV service won’t kill cable, but it might actually launch following sale

By on January 21, 2014 at 8:35 AM.

Intel’s cable-killing TV service won’t kill cable, but it might actually launch following sale

Following rumors that suggested Intel was ready to throw in the towel on the revolutionary pay TV service it has been developing behind closed doors, a new report states the company has done just that. But for those wishing the service would launch and potentially change the game, there’s still hope. The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday reported that Verizon has acquired Intel’s online TV division for an undisclosed sum, though earlier reports suggested that Intel was seeking around $500 million. Verizon will take control of all intellectual property associated with the service, and will also reportedly offer jobs to each member of the 350-person team at Intel that was working on the project. The deal is expected to close sometime in the first quarter. More →

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