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A 7-year-old flaw in Intel chips could enable hijackers to gain total control of business computers and use them for malicious purposes.

The Intel AMT (active management technology) vulnerability is the first of its kind, according to Embedi, which released technical details about it last week.

Attackers could take advantage of the flaw to get full control over business computers, even if they were turned off, provided they were plugged into an outlet, according to the firm, which makes security products for embedded and smart devices.

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97 tech firms team up against Trump's immigration ban (1)

As expected, Intel, Google, Microsoft, Apple and 93 other tech firms have filed an amicus brief in support of lawsuits against President Donald Trump’s executive order barring immigrants from seven countries. “The Executive Order abandons these principals [of tolerance, equality and openness],” the brief, spotted by Ars Technica, states. “[It] inflicts significant harm on American business, innovation and growth as a result.”

After suits were filed against the order in Washington and other states, US District Judge James Robart blocked the order, effective immediately.

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Intel buys Movidius to build the future of computer vision

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Intel is making it extra-clear that computer vision hardware will play a big role in its beyond-the-PC strategy. The computing behemoth has just acquired Movidius, a specialist in AI and computer vision processors. The Intel team isn’t shy about its goals. It sees Movidius as a way to get high-speed, low-power chips that can power RealSense cameras in devices that need to see and understand the world around them.

Movidius has already provided the brains behind gadgets like drones and thermal cameras, many of which are a logical fit for Intel’s depth-sensing tech — and its deals with Google and Lenovo give nothing to sneeze at, either.

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Intel announces 7th generation 'Kaby Lake' processors

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Intel has taken the wraps off the 7th generation of Core processors. Called internally as ‘Kaby Lake’, the new processors are based on Intel’s 14nm (or 14nm+) architecture and are a refined version of last year’s ‘Skylake’ series.

The buzzword this year for Intel is 4K, with the company having geared the processors for 4K media consumption and creation. If you’re a desktop user and are wondering what’s the big deal about 4K encode/decoding then it’s worth noting that these new chipsets are primarily aimed at notebook and all-in-one computers, that often come without dedicated GPU and can get all the help they can need for high resolution media processing.

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Microsoft gives Intel Skylake users even more time to upgrade to Windows 10

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In an attempt to get more users to upgrade to Windows 10, Microsoft announced early this year that it would drop support for Intel Skylake processors on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 after July 17, 2017. The controversial policy was short lived though, as a few months later the software giant gave its customers a one-year reprieve, pushing the deadline to July 18, 2018.

But, as you can see, that is not the end of the story, as Microsoft has changed its mind once again. Today, it announces that Intel’s sixth-generation processors will actually be supported for an even longer period of time on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 devices.

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SGX For Linux — Intel Open Sources A Tool To Protect Your Code And Data

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Intel’s SGX technology gives the programmers the power to protect their code and lock the data inside CPU-enforced containers. This allows one to preserve the confidentiality of sensitive information and equips the software makers to deliver applications and updates more safely.

Interestingly, when SGX is running on a machine, code and data are put behind such curtains that can’t be accessed by processors with root permissions.

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Intel’s Core i7 is tempting, but you probably only need a Core i5

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Intel’s Core i5 and i7 processors are faster, more power efficient, and better equipped for modern computing than any others on the market. The i5s and i7s have made their way into a huge number of laptops and desktops. Like most computer components, there are dozens of models at each tier to choose from, and it can get a little overwhelming.

This guide is designed to help you decide whether you need the extra technological enhancements provided by the Core 7, including better integrated graphics, faster clock speed, and hyper threading, or whether an i5 will suit your needs.

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Origin PC exposes the Omni all-in-one desktop geared up for PC gamers at E3 2016

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Desktop manufacturer Origin PC kicked E3 2016 off with a bang on Monday with the launch of its new Omni all-in-one solution. The company calls it the world’s most powerful, customizable, and upgradable AIO desktop thus far, packing a crazy-large 34-inch, ultra-wide curved screen with a 21:9 aspect ratio and a brain-piercing 3,440 x 1,440 resolution.

To celebrate the launch, Origin PC partnered with Intel to offer a live-stream event at E3 2016 on Monday, June 13. Taking place via Intel’s Twitch channel here, the show starts at 4 p.m. PT and will allow fans to interact with both Origin PC and Intel specialists.

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Intel 750 Series SSD review

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Solid-state drives have improved at breakneck speed since they first gained traction in the consumer space about five years ago. Advancements in controller technology and memory production have made the drives faster, more durable and more affordable by a huge margin.

Today’s best SATA drives are several times quicker than their predecessors and enjoy better, more stable drivers.

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Intel unleashes new Xeon E7 v4 processors crammed with up to 24 cores

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Intel introduced the new Xeon Processor E7 v4 family of CPUs that promises robust performance and plenty of horsepower for in-memory computing and secure, real-time analytics.

More specifically, the new business-focused CPU family consists of the E7-8800 v4 and E7-4800 v4 processor models, which the company says provide 10 times better performance per dollar and require half the system power when compared to Power8 solutions provided by processor rival IBM.

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