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Intel opens up to open-source software OpenStack

Intel opens up to open-source software OpenStack

Intel is leading the way with a one hundred million dollar investment in an open source crowd funding initiative. The giant chip maker is doing a good deal with Mirantis Inc. which sells subscribed versions of open-source software OpenStack. The software, it is believed, will be supplied gratis and help companies achieve benefits similar to the cloud services already being offered by Amazon, Google, and Microsoft. Intel is not alone in this latest initiative. Other investors are already on board. And this is not all that Intel is doing these days. The Silicon Valley pioneer is pledging additional funds towards…

Intel planning on launching its SoFIA chipsets during the quarter

Intel planning on launching its SoFIA chipsets during the quarter

Intel’s dominance in the laptop, desktop, and server processor market share is yet to be threatened by any tech entity, but the company seems to be having a hard time when it comes to the mobile chipset industry. After all, squaring off against mobile SoC giants like Qualcomm and Samsung is not Intel’s forte, particularly when the firm has been busy maintaining its control in the desktop and laptop processor market. However, Intel has recognized that the entry level smartphone market holds an abounding level of potential, which has forced it to move up the timeline of its SoFIA SoC…

With the Intel Core i5 upgrade, Acer C910 gets more power

 With the Intel Core i5 upgrade, Acer C910 gets more power

Taiwan based hardware and electronics company Acer introduced its 15.6 inches Chromebook C910 back in January. Perceived already as a competent performer, the laptop is available with Core i3 or Celeron processors. However, with the Intel Core i5 processor upgrade, the Acer Chromebook C910 gets more power to perform intense graphics and run more applications. Carlos Siqueiros, Acer’s mobility business manager, is confident that the advanced technology will boost productivity of both educational and commercial users. By adding a fifth generation Intel Core i5 chip to the C910, Acer has raised the bar on Chrome OS based notebooks. The company’s online press release on Thursday, confirms that the…

Fifth generation Intel Core vPro processor aims at eliminating cables

Fifth generation Intel Core vPro processor aims at eliminating cables

Intel, the world’s largest chipmaker for PCs, has come up with a new core chip for business. Intended for business desktops, laptops and other similar devices, Intel’s fifth generation core “vPro” processor aims at eliminating cables from work environment. With a longer battery life and improved performance than the fourth generation processors, the new version has better graphics as well. More importantly, the vPro comes with two new features, wireless docking and wireless display technologies, which facilitate enhanced wire (or cable) free work environment . Wireless docking connect PCs with keyboards, mouse, projectors and a large display, while wireless display enables parties or…

Intel introduces a pocket sized PC called the Compute Stick

Intel introduces a pocket sized PC called the Compute Stick

During the CES 2015, Intel unveiled its 14 nm processors developed to exhibit tremendous amounts of processing power coupled with energy efficiency when it get incorporated into tablets later this year. Besides just rolling out chipsets, the company decided to target the mobile industry through other ways. It has done this by introducing a product called the Compute stick, which is a device that is able to store a Windows operating system in a compact USB stick. In addition to the operating system, the Compute Stick also features complete hardware specifications ranging from a quad-core Atom processor, 2 GB of…

Lenovo’s upcoming smartphones will be powered by Intel chipsets

Lenovo’s upcoming smartphones will be powered by Intel chipsets

Lenovo, the 3rd largest smartphone maker in the world, has partnered itself with Intel in order to make both tech firms relevant to the smartphone industry. The company is now planning to release two handsets with LTE connectivity in 2015. What’s even more exciting about these upcoming smartphones is that they will feature Intel’s chipsets carrying 64 bit processors. While Intel is the leading manufacturer of desktop and laptop processors, with its only competitor being AMD, the company has had a string of defeats against major league mobile chipmakers such as Qualcomm, NVIDIA, Samsung, MediaTek etc. The competition is so severe that even big…

Chromebook gets Intel’s Easy Migration app

 Chromebook gets Intel’s Easy Migration app

Chromebooks have been around for a few years now and are reputed cost effective vehicles for performing day to day tasks. However, with the release of C720 by Acer, which is the first ever Chromebook equipped with a Core i3 processor, the “bare bones” image of Chromebook is changing. Customers have reason to be impressed with the Google device as it now comes powered by an Intel processor. In spite of its sacred relationship with Microsoft, Intel is showing interest in this new platform, and as a gesture of commitment for the future, the chipmaker released its “Easy Migration” app…

Intel enters into a partnership to make sunglasses

Intel enters into a partnership to make sunglasses

As the wearables market continues to grow, experts are saying that one important ingredient for products to be popular in this sector is having the ability to appeal onlookers; in other words, wearables should possess a combination of style and functionalities to woo buyers. Last month, Intel came up with MICA, a smartwatch that is specially designed for fashionable ladies and now the chip maker has entered into a partnership to make sunglasses. Intel is partnering Luxottica Group, a business that is primarily known as the parent company of the popular eye-wear brand Ray Ban. The company also owns Vogue eyewear, Arnette, Alain Mikli,…

Intel will be working with Europol to fight cybercrime

Intel will be working with Europol to fight cybercrime

As per a recent MoU (Memorandum of Understanding), Intel will be working with Europol to fight cybercrime. The MoU was signed between McAfee Security (acquired by Intel in 2010) and Interpol’s EC3 (European Cybercrime Centre) and will allow the two entities to exchange cybercrime related data and technical information. This is an attempt to put digital security expertise and real life law enforcement skills at work together. EC3 started its operations last year with the objective of combating online organized criminals, sexual exploiters of children and intruders of significant infrastructures as well as of IT network within the countries of…

Intel’s MICA bracelet will make you look chic and fabulous

Intel’s MICA bracelet will make you look chic and fabulous

Smart wearable devices are a recent phenomenon in the world of digital technology. Most of the early smart watches, bands, and bracelets feature useful functionalities; however, the often overlooked feature among these “wearable” devices seems to be the fashion statement the wearable exude. World’s largest chip maker, Intel comes up with a bracelet built with a “designer” approach that aims to build a female clientele. Dubbed as MICA (My Intelligent Communication Accessory), the wearable device is a product of joint collaboration between Intel and Opening Ceremony, a fashion house. Intel’s MICA bracelet is really stylish as it is partly 18k…

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