x86

Kernel panic! What are Meltdown and Spectre, the bugs affecting nearly every computer and device?

If you're confused by the avalanche of early reports, denials, and conflicting statements about the massive security issues announced today, don't worry — you're far from the only one. Here's what y

Microsoft launches Windows 10 on ARM, with HP and ASUS promising 20+ hours of battery life

Windows laptops and tablets have traditionally run on X86 processors from the likes of Intel and AMD. Microsoft experimented with using ARM-based processors when it launched the Surface RT and Windows

Sandsifter checks your processor for secrets

Are you sufficiently paranoid? If you’re not, there’s now Sandsifter. This project, just announced at Defcon 2017, tests your x86 processor for hidden instructions and bugs. “Sandsif

New Advancement Gives ARM Weapon To Challenge Intel Dominance In Server Market

The x86 chip is an Intel crown jewel. It's the processor for millons of servers around the globe. But now it appears that software has invaded the land of hardware yet again with the news that a group

Intel Confirms Medfield x86 Chips Don’t Support LTE Yet — But Says It Won’t Be Long Coming

Intel’s second bite at the smartphone market has been more akin to a gentle nibbling around the edges. At the end of last year the chipmaker teased a smartphone reference design running its new Medf

As ARM-Based Devices Take Over, Intel Cuts Its Sales Forecast For The Rest Of The Year

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.intel.com">Intel</a> announced today that its sales for the third quarter will be lower than expected due to a decline in demand. Intel microprocessors use the <a t

The ARM-Powered Cloud Comes To OpenStack

Apple uses the ARM architecture for its chip sets on its iPhones and tablets. Now we are seeing the first uses for ARM-powered architectures on servers to power cloud environments. Contributors to