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Review: Intel’s 9th Gen Core i9 9900K processor hits 5GHz—just at a price

Intel’s 9th generation Core i9 CPU. Richard Baguley Another view of Intel’s 9th generation Core i9 CPU. Richard Baguley Let’s be honest here: modern processors aren’t exciting. Speed bumps no longer thrill us, and we’ve become blasé about adding more cores. But we are living in a time when computers casually offer amounts of processing […]

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Apple inks deal with A24 studio to produce original, feature-length films

Enlarge Apple Apple has lined up another partnership to boost its video-content offerings. According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Apple signed a deal with A24 studio, a New York-based production company responsible for movies, including the 2017 Oscar winner for Best Picture, Moonlight. Details of forthcoming projects haven’t been disclosed, but Apple […]

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Spectre, Meltdown researchers unveil 7 more speculative execution attacks

Enlarge Aurich Lawson / Getty Images Back at the start of the year, a set of attacks that leveraged the speculative execution capabilities of modern high-performance processors was revealed. The attacks were named Meltdown and Spectre. Since then, numerous variants of these attacks have been devised. In tandem, a range of mitigation techniques has been […]

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Tinkerers, repair shops will have mixed feelings about this iPad Pro teardown

https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPad+Pro+11-Inch+Teardown/115457 Following the controlled destruction of the Mac mini and the MacBook Air, iFixit turned its gaze to the new 11-inch iPad Pro. Its teardown reveals lots of adhesive, even more magnets, and only a few surprises inside the newest Apple tablet. Unsurprisingly, the super-narrow bezels make the new iPad Pro harder to get into […]