HyTrust, Intel team to lock down VMware virtual machines

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By Ellen Messmer, Network World | August 26th, 2014 Boundary controls ensure VMware workloads only run in trusted locations. HyTrust, in a partnership with Intel, today said its cloud security software used with VMware-based virtual machines can now ensure those VMs will only run in designated trusted locations based on what’s called new “boundary controls.”…

Intel highlights more of its wireless computing plans

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By Agam Shah, IDG News Service | August 21st, 2014 Intel is developing a smart dock to wirelessly connect to monitors and peripherals. Intel is taking more steps to provide what it calls “wire-free” computing by 2016, a plan the company first talked about publicly in June at the Computex trade show. The company is…

Microsoft offers custom Windows OS to all first generation Intel Galileo owners

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By Agam Shah, IDG News Service | August 18th, 2014 The company says it is committed to supporting the second generation as well. Microsoft is encouraging more hardware hackers to develop Windows-based smart devices and appliances with expanded availability of a preview OS to all owners of Intel’s Galileo board. The software company has provided…

Intel finds specialized TSX enterprise bug on Haswell, Broadwell CPUs

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By Mark Hachman, PC World | August 13th, 2014 Intel has issued a patch that will turn off a specialized technology called TSX from its leading-edge Haswell and Broadwell chips. Intel has discovered a bug in how its current “Haswell” and upcoming “Broadwell” Core microprocessors handle a specialized function known as Transactional Synchronized eXtensions (TSX)…

Intel’s MinnowBoard Max coming in late, commanding higher prices

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By Agam Shah, IDG News Service | July 30th, 2014 The open-source PC board lists at $129 but will cost more from the first retailers selling it. It’s been a rough start for Intel’s MinnowBoard Max open-source computer, which has been delayed and is now pricier. The Max is like the Raspberry Pi, an open-source…

Intel releases its most reliable pro SSD

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By Lucas Mearian, Computerworld | July 22nd, 2014 But the Pro 2500 only has a 5-year warranty at a time when 10-year warranties are becoming common. Intel today unveiled what it called its most reliable solid-state drive (SSD) series to date; the drives are aimed at enterprise client users and small businesses. The new Intel…

Thin, light, wire free — Intel’s vision for your next PC

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By Agam Shah, IDG News Service | July 16th, 2014 Intel’s Broadwell chips will result in PC-replacement tablets thinner than the iPad. Intel wants your future laptop to be thinner than an iPad and, like the iconic tablet, to be wire free. And it should cost less too. The company is developing chips and wireless…

Intel keeps Skylake PC processors on schedule for next year

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By Agam Shah, IDG News Service | July 15th, 2014 Intel is still trying to pin down an exact release date for Skylake. Delays in Intel’s production of the upcoming Broadwell chip won’t push back its successor, Skylake, still expected next year. On Tuesday, Intel shot down suggestions of any delay to Skylake, saying it…

Intel to ship Galileo Gen2 open-source computer in August for $60

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By Agam Shah, IDG News Service | July 15th, 2014 Intel’s competitor to the Raspberry Pi could be used to create robots, 3D printers, wearables. Intel’s answer to the popular US$25 Raspberry Pi credit-card sized PC, the Galileo Gen2, is set to be available in August for around US$60. Like the Pi, the Galileo Gen2…

HP, Intel, GM and Walmart demand changes to renewable energy industry

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By Lucas Mearian, Computerworld | July 11th, 2014 Frustrated by a lack of renewable energy and a purchasing system that’s too complicated, a dozen major US companies have joined an initiative to force the government and utilities to change. Marty Spitzer, director of U.S. Climate and Renewable Energy Policy for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF),…

Samsung, Intel, Dell team on IoT connectivity standards

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By Agam Shah, IDG News Service | July 8th, 2014 The Open Interconnect Consortium will establish security, authentication and communication standards. Some top hardware companies have established a new Internet of Things consortium to create standards so that billions of devices can connect to each other. Intel, Samsung and Dell are among the founding members…

Why Cisco, Intel, and Qualcomm are funding IoT startups?

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By Colin Neagle, Network World | July 7th, 2014 Cisco, Intel, and Qualcomm play a significant role in the growth of the Internet of Things startup world. Internet of Things startups have had little trouble finding seed money lately, with overall venture capital surpassing the $1 billion mark in 2013 alone, according to CB Insights.…

Facebook announces its open data-center switch

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By Stephen Lawson, IDG News Service | June 18th, 2014 The company wants to open up the platform for development and use by others. Facebook has taken networking into its own hands, building a switch to link servers inside its data centers, and wants to make the platform available to others. The sprawling social network…