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Microsoft Blames Latest Windows 10 PC Issues on AMD

With the recent panic around Meltdown and Spectre, Microsoft MSFT 99,76 +0,71 +0,72% was quick to release Security Updates to address these vulnerabilities. For many users with AMD AMD 15,50 +0,50 +3,33% powered computers running WIndows 10, they no longer have to worry about these vulnerabilities thanks to the forced security updates pushed out by Microsoft this past week. The bad news is for these users is their device is now an over-priced paperweight. The updates have caused these devices are now unbootable (BSOD on boot-up) Again since non-enterprise users can not stop these updates it is very much Microsoft’s fault…

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Intel to Announce 8th -Generation Coffee Lake Core®Processors

On Monday, August 21st Intel INTC 50,75 +1,28 +2,59% will officially announce the newest generation (8th) of Core® processors named Coffee Lake. Intel will livestream the event at 8:00 AM PDT via its Facebook page or the Intel newsroom. The new products are expected to have more cores than the current maximum of four in Intel’s mainstream processors, with some leaks pointing at three six-core processors, which could offer 50% more performance in multithreaded tasks compared to the current Core i7-7700K – the flagship mainstream processor. There are also rumors that Intel will be upping the core count of its Core i3 CPUs too, all of which…

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Microsoft MSFT 99,76 +0,71 +0,72% has announced on the Windows Blog they will stop supporting Windows 7/8.1 on computers running the latest chips from Intel INTC 50,75 +1,28 +2,59%, AMD or Qualcomm QCOM 57,38 +2,05 +3,71%. Specifically these are listed as ‘Kaby Lake’ (Intel), ‘Bristol Ridge’ (AMD) and Qualcomm’s ‘8996’ (the base for the Snapdragon 820). Between them these chips will dominate sales of all new desktops, laptops, hybrids and tablets in 2016. This means for user of devices using these chipsets as well as the current generation Intel Skylake processors the Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 deadlines of January 2020 and…

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Tablet News Week of February 24th

Lots of tablet news during this week’s 2013 Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona: HP Unveils $170 Android Tablet Slate 7 – You get what you pay for here. The specs are not that impressive 1.6 GHz dual-core processor, 1024 x 600 pixels 7-inch screen, 8 GB of internal storage. The only good thing it has going for it is a microSD slot for expansion of up to 32 GB. Intel Unveils its new Mobile & Tablet Strategy at MWC 2013 – Further proof that Intel is leaving the PC board market. They have launched the dual-core Atom “Clover Trail+” SoC, the XMM…

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