The rise of Bob Swan, who went from leading a notorious dot-com bust to becoming the new CEO of Intel (INTC)

Intel Intel has a new CEO in the form of Bob Swan, ending a search that started in the wake of former chief exec Brian Krzanich’s departure.  Swan had been interim CEO since Krzanich left in June 2018, and Intel’s CFO before that.  Before Intel, Swan had a long career in Silicon Valley and beyond: […]

VIDEO of Russian Foreign Intel Spetsnaz training shown for the 1st time on TV

Russian TV has offered a glimpse into the training of an elite special unit of the country’s Foreign Intelligence Service. The clip shows them storm a mock-up building, engage ‘terrorists’ in near darkness with sirens blaring. The footage of the SVR’s Spetsnaz unit training was run on Rossiya-1 as part of an extensive interview with […]

We want to believe: ‘Russian hacking’ memo REVEALS how US intel pinned leaks to Kremlin

A newly-out memo containing the Obama admin’s talking points about “Russian hacking” in the 2016 election reveals how US spy agencies attributed email leaks to Kremlin by saying it’s “consistent” with what they think Russia does. The seven-page document was contained within the 49 pages published on Friday by BuzzFeed, which obtained them through a […]

Intel CPUs fall to new hyperthreading exploit that pilfers crypto keys

Enlarge (credit: Intel) Over the past 11 months, the processors running our computers, and in some cases phones, have succumbed to a host of attacks. Bearing names such as Meltdown and Spectre, BranchScope, TLBleed, and Foreshadow, the exploits threaten to siphon some of our most sensitive secrets—say passwords or cryptographic keys—out of the silicon microarchitecture […]

Israel ‘abducts’ Palestinian governor of East Jerusalem & intel chief suspected of ‘kidnapping’

Israel has confirmed detaining two senior Palestinian officials in charge of running Jerusalem’s affairs and suspected of aiding a kidnapping. The Palestinian leadership has condemned the detention as a “crime” and “abduction.” The detention of the Palestinian Authority Governor of Jerusalem, Adnan Ghaith, and the arrest of Jihad Fakih, Palestinian intelligence chief in the holy […]

Intel goes up to 8 cores for mainstream chips, with a 28 core overclockable Xeon

Enlarge / Intel 9th generation Coffee Lake-S series 8-core die. (credit: Intel) NEW YORK—Intel unveiled a range of new processors aimed at the performance-desktop segment today. For the mainstream market, there are three new K-series overclockable chips branded as ninth-generation parts; seven new Core X-series chips are launching for the high-end desktop market, and for […]

Why Intel is soldering CPUs again

Intel has just revealed its upcoming 9th-gen Coffee Lake-R processors. The i9-9900K is the “best gaming CPU ever,” according to the company. It turbos up to 5GHz (on at least one core) with a total of 8 cores and 16 threads. But what has many PC hardware enthusiasts more excited than any of that is […]

Intel admits ‘tight’ supply for cheap PC chips, focuses on high-end

In an open letter, interim Intel CEO Bob Swan admitted the company’s supply of CPUs for the “entry level” PC market is “undoubtedly tight,” so if you have trouble finding a cheap laptop for the holiday season then you know why. Between consumers upgrading their PCs, gaming and commercial systems he said Intel expects “modest” […]

Apple stole Qualcomm chip secrets and gave them to Intel, Qualcomm claims

Enlarge / The iPhone XS and XS Max. (credit: Apple) Qualcomm has accused Apple of stealing modem-chip designs and giving them to Intel in order to help Intel make cellular chips that could be used in iPhones at lower prices than those charged by Qualcomm. “Apple has engaged in a years-long campaign of false promises, […]