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Intel's New Skylake Processors: What You Need To Know

Stop. Don’t buy that new Windows laptop or tablet. Don’t pull the trigger unless you’re getting a truly amazing deal. Because today, Intel’s launching its latest processor—Skylake—and you may want one in your next PC.

Why? Let me count the reasons. And afterwards, I’ll help you understand how to tell a Skylake chip apart from its similar sounding neighbors.

Intel's New Skylake Processors: What You Need To Know

Free performance and battery life boosts

Every year, Intel makes its latest chips sound amazing—by comparing them against aging computers that should probably be replaced! Does it impress you that a Skylake chip can give you 2.5x the raw… Continue reading

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Pat Gelsinger is widely known as the CEO of VMware, the $6-billion-in-revenues/$30 billion in market-cap star child of EMC’s "federation" of subsidiaries.

But long before he came to EMC and then to VMware, he was a rising star at Intel, with Andy Grove as his mentor.

He came to media attention in those Intel days for preaching to other techies about the importance of work-life balance.

Literally preaching. He’s a dedicated Christian that goes to church every Sunday and sometimes gives sermons, particularly at one of the many churches he… Continue reading

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Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich announced an initiative today to make the Internet of Things more secure, starting at the chip level. Intel has created a protocol, dubbed Enhanced Privacy Identification, that will make Internet of Things communication and transactions more secure. The Internet of Things is about making everyday objects smart and connected. But if those […]

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New Challenger Approaching: Fossil Shows Off New Android Wear Watch

At the Intel Developers Conference—the company’s chance once per year to talk about more than just chips (but also chips)—Fossil along with Intel took the covers off its first wearable, an Android Wear smartwatch that still remains mysteriously unnamed.

We’ve known this watch was coming for awhile and in the looks department, it seems like the technological offspring of the round display on the Moto 360 (with that infuriating flat tire display on the bottom), with the hardware casing seen on LG’s Watch Urbane. Fossil’s watch, along with the Intel-powered Tag Heuer, are some of the first… Continue reading