Author: Jeremy Peeples

Microsoft Outlines Exciting Features Within the Fall Creators Update

The past year has seen Microsoft debut the creators update for Windows 10. With its release in April came the debut of Paint 3D, Edge overhauls to streamline the experience, the integration of Mixer to make livestreaming gaming even easier, and a blue light reduction mode to make late night PC usage easier on the eyes. Microsoft has recently announced that the fall creators update is coming soon, and offered up some impressive revelations about just what users can expect when the update launches on October 17. The update will have a strong focus on Mixed Reality headsets. These...

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Intel’s 8th Gen Processors Offer a Glimpse Into the Company’s Future

After weeks of anticipation, Intel finally revealed their 8th generation Intel Core processors. The first batch of them will be the U SKU processors – built on the KBL-R (Kaby Lake R) architecture. This line is primarily made for performance on the go and features a pair of i5 and i7 processors. The i5 line features the 8250U and the 8350U, while the i7 is used in the 8550U and 8650U processors. These are all very similar in many ways – they all have four cores with eight threads and 15 watts of power. However, the 8250U has a...

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Intel’s Reveal of Post-8th Gen Processors Shows Off a Bright Future

Intel’s reveal of the 8th generation Cannon Lake processor Line was exciting, and it’s surprising that the company has actually unveiled in some form their next line before that one has even released. The Cannon Lake processors are 14nm, while the Ice Lake ones will be 10nm. Right now, the Cannon Lake processors can only have information viewed by Intel’s decoder page – keeping an element of secrecy while also revealing the existence of the upcoming processor line. It shows SKU lines for Y, U, H, and S variants. This generally means that they will be used in a...

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Full Details Releases for Intel’s New i9 Processor Lineup

With the announcement of Intel’s Core i9 series of processors several months ago, there were a lot of questions left unanswered about them. Today, Intel has released a bevy of information about the processors. The higher-end i9 Skylake-X 7980XE processor will have an Extreme Edition with an incredible 18 physical cores and 36 threads. Intel had previously released speeds for its Core X-series through the i9 7900X. The latter is a $1,000 processor with 10 cores and 20 threads featuring a clock speed of 3.3GHz up through 4.3GHz – but that can be boosted up to 4.5GHz by using...

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Why Exposing Security Flaws Benefits Users and Companies

Hacking is generally seen as a death knell for a consumer-level device. Once it’s hacked, it is essentially rendered useless and there is nothing that can be done but simply give in to the hackers. However, a research group known as the Explotee.rs has figured out ways to detect security problems before they start. They have focused on hardware hacking techniques, including a flash memory attack they have come up with that can help to find software bugs that don’t just show off weaknesses in one device, but in every other type of that device. So if one version...

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