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Intel, Via hardware crypto not to be trusted

[UPDATE] In light of government attempts to subvert products and standards, both Linux and FreeBSD add extra entropy/randomness to the output of Intel's and Via's opaque hardware-based random number generators. Smart move.

December 12, 2013 by

Intel Ethernet controller vulnerable to 'packet of death'

Sending a specially crafted packet to an Intel 82574L Ethernet controller can cause the hardware to hang, and the 'packet of death' could be put to malicious use and crash systems even when protected by a firewall.

February 7, 2013

SanDisk upgrade drive takes SSDs to Extremes

There's a growing interest in solid state disk drives (SSDs) as a way to speed up ultraportable laptops, thanks partly to their appearance in Apple MacBook Air and Intel Ultrabook-style machines. SanDisk is now targeting the upgrade market with an Extreme SSD in consumer packaging.

February 15, 2012 by

Intel: 100Gbps silicon photonics due in May

Intel plans to transfer data at 100Gbps via silicon photonics in a public demonstration in May.This will double the 50Gbps of data transfer via silicon photonics that Intel showed at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in September, 2010, Justin Rattner, Intel's chief technology officer, told ZDNet UK on Thursday.

September 16, 2011 by

Intel opens Fibre Channel over Ethernet

Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) is here now - at last that's according to Intel, which has thrown its weight behind and released code for a new FCoE initiative.Called Open FcoE, the plan is to allow all Fibre Channel signals to traverse a single network, using a single adapter -- that'll be one of Intel's of course, specifically the X520.

January 28, 2011 by

Intel demos smart TVs

At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel CEO Paul Otellini demos Google's television platform, which is due to hit the market later this month. Powered by Intel's processors, the new software allows embedded TV programming and game sharing via Facebook and other Web sites.

September 13, 2010 by

Android-based Google TV is coming to a living room near you, thanks to Intel, Sony, and Logitech

The New York Times is reporting that Google TV, long one of those empty vessels into which people place their techno wishes (like every rumored Apple product), is actually going to happen, thanks to some fellow big names: Intel, Sony, and Logitech.As expected, the new platform will be based on Google's Android OS and will be opened up to outside developers to create apps that combine the Web with your HDTV via Google's Chrome browser.

March 17, 2010 by

Toshiba Satellite Pro T130

The ultraportable Satellite Pro T130 could deliver all-day computing with appropriate usage patterns and power management settings. But its keyboard could be better, it lacks an optical drive and the glossy chassis design may not be to all tastes.

February 1, 2010 by

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