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How the Spectre and Meltdown CPU flaws affect phones and tablets

The CPU flaw isn't just limited to PCs and Macs anymore. The Spectre vulnerability affects mobile devices and your phone is likely at risk. Here's what it is and how you can mitigate the risks.

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Intel launches five Core chips with Radeon graphics from rival AMD

Intel unveils the speeds, feeds, and prices of the 8th-gen Intel Core with Radeon RX Vega M graphics, or what some are calling Kaby Lake-G. The new chips will appear in notebooks from Dell and HP, plus new Intel NUCs.

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Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws affect all iOS and Mac devices, but don't panic

Apple has released a statement on Meltdown and Spectre, and the flaws affect every iOS and Mac in existence. But it's probably not as scary as you think.

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Intel responds to the CPU kernel bug, claiming its patches will make PCs 'immune'

Intel acknowledged that a CPU kernel bug, being referred to as a side-channel analysis exploit, has the potential to affect chips from ARM and AMD. Patches for the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities may carry performance penalties of between 0 and 30 percent.

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Newegg has dropped the Ryzen 7 1700X to $300

You can save $100 on this eight-core processor until Friday.

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Qualcomm invades Intel's turf with Snapdragon PCs that push battery life over performance

Qualcomm announced its Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC Platform, promising two-day battery life and pervasive connectivity, but slower performance in some cases. Updated with more emulation details.

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 will bring speed, security and smarts to high-end phones

Qualcomm dove deep into Snapdragon 845, its next-generation chip for mobile phones. Highlights include speed and battery life, AI, and sophisticated image processing.

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Intel hires Radeon boss Raja Koduri to challenge AMD, Nvidia in high-end discrete graphics

Intel hires AMD's former graphics chief, Raja Koduri, declaring war in the graphics market with a discrete graphics push.

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Intel 8th-gen Core i7 review: What happens when thin laptops get quad-core speed

Intel's first quad-core CPU for ultrabooks delivers unheard of performance that's worth waiting for

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Confirmed: Windows 10 may cut off devices with older CPUs

Microsoft has confirmed it won't provide Windows 10 updates such as the Fall Creators Update to hardware that's no longer supported by its manufacturer, a policy that puts all older hardware at risk.

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Intel and AMD team up: A future Core chip will have Radeon graphics inside

In a blockbuster deal, Intel and AMD have jointly designed a chip module combining Intel's CPU, AMD's Radeon GPU, and high-bandwidth memory that will ship next year.

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How Intel Core chips and Lenovo PCs could take over two-factor authentication from your phone

Intel's 8th-generation Core chips include the capability to provide a two-factor authentication right from a PC, without a phone. Lenovo now has several PCs that support this feature.

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AMD's 16-core Threadripper 1950x is $100 off today at Amazon and Newegg

It's still expensive at the $880 sale price, but it's the cheapest price yet and far better than the $1,700 price tag for Intel's 16-core Core i9-7960X.

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AMD vs. Intel at 16 cores: We test Ryzen Threadripper 1950X against Core i9-7960X

AMD has its 16-core Ryzen Threadripper 1950X. Intel has its 16-core Core i9-7960X. We test them in nearly identical PCs to see which is best—and the answer may surprise you.

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Core i7-8700K Review: Intel's response to Ryzen is faster and cheaper than ever

Intel's aptly named Coffee Lake Core i7-8700K offers a frenetic amount of performance at prices unheard of from the chip giant.