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31 May 2011 15:46


Tech: Slimdown: Intel puts laptops on diets to compete with Apple

  • Intel has plans to release a computer to compete with the Macbook Air and the iPad. The new computer — called an Ultrabook — would be extremely thin and have tablet-like features. It’d also be less than $1,000. The Ultrabook is a lot like the Macbook Air, so it’ll be interesting to see how well it can compete. It’s interesting to note that Intel hasn’t been so lucky with things like this in the past, though. A few years ago they tried something similar called an Ultra-Low Voltage notebook and it failed to catch on. But if Mac can do it, why can’t they? source

31 Jan 2011 11:18


Tech: Design flaws: Intel has a screwed up chipset! Let’s make fun of them!

  • $700
    the cost of fixing the flaw in their new Sandy Bridge chips; fixes will hit the market in late February
  • $300
    the amount the company is chopping off its latest revenue forecasts as a result; their stock is down today source

19 Aug 2010 09:18


Tech: Intel to buy out virus-blocker McAfee for a heck of a lot of money

  • $7.68 billion – do they have a really big virus? source

23 Jul 2010 23:08


Biz: SEC settlement: Dell pays for pumping up earnings with Intel’s money

  • $4.3 billion the amount Dell reportedly received from Intel from between 2003 and 2007 for using their chips exclusively
  • $100 million the amount Dell has to pay in fines today; the Intel fees are subject of antitrust inquiries source
  • » Don’t forget: This was largely the same era during which Dell knowingly sold millions of computers with 97 percent failure rates. So if you want to talk about business practices which eventually led to lawsuits and SEC settlements, look no further than Dell circa 2005.

14 Jun 2010 11:14


Tech: Geniuses take netbook CPUs and make a cool server out of them

  • See this smug bastard? Wondering why he’s so smug? Well, his company, SeaMicro, just blew up the server industry. This device he’s sitting next to uses hundreds of Intel Atom chips – 512 to be exact – to create supercomputer-level performance with a lower energy footprint than traditional servers. Why does Intel Atom sound so familiar? Oh yeah, those are the chips that they use in slow, low-power netbooks. Nice idea. source

01 Jun 2010 10:41


Tech: These colorful blocks represent the fastest supercomputers

  • This may be one of the coolest infographics we’ve ever seen. This interactive work splits the relative speed of a bunch of supercomputers up a number of ways – by speed, by OS, by country – and looks awesome. Linux pretty much owns this market, by the way, and IBM and Intel have their fingers in the mix the most, although AMD, HP and Cray hold their own. source

18 Mar 2010 10:04


Tech: Google’s making a TV? Hey, why the heck not?

  • They’ll be conspiring with Intel and Sony on the project. Google’s ready to take itself (and the rest of the Web) into your living room with the still-under-wraps project. Much like everything else they do, the plan is the make the platform open using Android OS. They also plan on working with Logitech to come up with a tiny keyboard for the remote (which could be awesome or lame – jury’s still out). Either way, this makes the comparably underpowered Apple TV seem like last year’s news. source

15 Feb 2010 10:40


Tech: Windows Phone 7 not the only mobile OS to officially launch today

  • bada Samsung launched Bada today, which isn’t super-hot according to Wired. Biggest problem? Unintuitive and useless user interface.
  • meego Intel and Nokia forged an unlikely alignment by mashing together their two Linux-based products (Moblin and MaeMo) to make MeeGo.

21 Jan 2010 23:54


Tech: Linux keeps getting bigger, and big business is largely the reason

  • 7,000 lines of code get added to the Linux monster daily, says some nerd who actually studied this
  • 75% of all code was put in by commercial developers like IBM, Red Hat and Intel source

16 Dec 2009 10:48


Tech: Intel gets to try on Microsoft’s antitrust shoes for a while

The FTC sued the company for apparently using its market dominance to hold rule of the chip market. Which they’ve been doing for like 20 years, really. source