Intel in Hot Water – 32 Lawsuits Filed According to Intel’s annual 10-K report filed with the Security Exchange Commission (SEC), the company is facing 30 customer class action lawsuits and two securities class action lawsuits as a direct result of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities reported last year. The plaintiffs of the customer suit […]
The security vulnerabilities, Meltdown and Spectre, have impacted billions of devices and left the public with a variety of questions. It is our hope, by addressing the questions below, some of the uncertainty end-users are facing will be diminished. What is Meltdown? Meltdown is a security gap lying deep within the kernel of Intel processors. […]
The vulnerabilities, Meltdown and Spectre, have created a significant security concern around the globe. Listed below are common questions managed service providers (MSPs) and value-added resellers (VARs) may be facing due to these security gaps. What is Meltdown? Meltdown is a security gap lying deep within the kernel of Intel processors. Meltdown, allows for programs […]
Security Gap Deemed Meltdown Exposed Intel has recently reported a major security gap lying deep within the kernel. The kernel lies deep within the operating system, and manages operations between the computer and the hardware. The security gap, deemed Meltdown, allows for programs and applications to communicate with one another through the kernel. Typically, this […]
A closer look at new Intel processors that just might reinvigorate the desktop PC market.
This guide offers a basic explanation of these five types of processors and will help you determine the best for your needs.
An Enthusiasts Guide to Intel’s New Processors and the exciting features – that every computer user ought to know.
Many were expecting this new chipset would lead to better performance and even a little head room for overclocking, but so far that’s not the case. Lets hope the required hardware fix puts this chipset back at the top where early reviewers had it.
How will the Intel buyout of McAfee impact Norton/Symantec? How can this possibly improve the fight against malware? What’s the advantage?
If this purchase goes forward, there will be more questions than answers. I personally want to know why Bill and Dave are wearing matching shirts. Take a look inside.
On Tuesday, the biggest announcement of the Google I/O Developer Show was Sony’s introduction of Internet TV. I expect this to be nothing short of life changing for all of us. From the way we watch simple TV, listen to music, and even our office and work activities. Communication and entertainment has finally completed it’s pupa stage.
Micron Technology is going AllOut. Double your computing speed. ETA First Quarter 2010.
Check out the amazing benchmarks and videos inside to really get your juices flowing. It’s going to be big and I can’t wait to be one of the first taking advantage of it.
The teetering state of our economy, will not stop the maddness surrounding Black Friday. Therefore, we have once again decided to share some of the ‘leaked’ ads that have peaked our interest. So, empty that Christmas Club account and see you at 4:00AM.
Check back here for new ads as they are released.
With sales approaching only 400,000 units in 2007, netbook sales exploded in 2008 reaching 11. 4 million units. Small, light, and super-portable are the catchwords describing a netbook. Definitions vary but the determining factors are price and size. Generally they have a screen size of 10″ or below, a reduced power/performance processor with 1.0 and 1.6 gig. the most popular of sizes. Price is dictating the use of limited amounts of memory but drive size has been creeping up.
I am very excited and proud to present a brand new report from PC Pitstop. Given the outrageous traffic on our web site, we are able to see the absolute fastest PC’s in the world, what technologies they use, and why they fall into an elite performance standing. It took a lot of culling of the data, but I am pleased to announced the PC Pitstop Notebook 500. This month we will look at the fastest portables that money can buy. So let’s get to the results.
It’s no secret that Vista operating system upped the ante for video adapter requirements. PC Pitstop took a look at the PCs running our online tests during the month of February 2008 to find out more about video card prevalence.
Full Test Update
The Gateway Blues
Blizzard of SPAM
Bits from Bill: File Type Associations
Intel v. AMD: A Brief History
What Price Security
Tip: Save All Open Documents
Tip: XP Tweak Guide
Tip: If I Knew You Were …
New Survey: PC Technology
Survey Results: Phishing
Research: State by State
Intel was founded on July 18, 1968 and produced its first microprocessor, the 4004 microcomputer, at the end of 1971. The processor used 2300 transistors, and was capable of executing 60,000 operations in one second. Shortly after the release of the 4004 the 8008 microcomputer was released and as the name implies, it was capable of executing twice as many operations per second. Eight years later on July 1, 1979, the Intel 8088 was introduced. It was IBM’s choice for their first PC and guaranteed Intel a viable future.
Over the past 20+ years, the PC industry has revolved around key innovations in processor technology. Recent years have been marked by the emergence of multi-core processor technology. Today, there are essentially three types of processors currently available for the desktop PC user: single core, dual core, and quad core. The ‘core’ is the part of the microprocessor that does the work. This is different from computers with multiple processors.
Take a look at worldwide regional PC technology trends. The charts below show processor, memory, drives, operating system and broadband connectivity trends across regions of the world.
Intel Market Share by PC Type
We would like to thank everyone for participating in the January 2005 Top Dawg Challenge. And also special thanks to our sponsor, BFG Technologies. Without further ado, here are the winners: