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Sometimes the cure is worse than the disease. Just ask the affected users of older AMD systems who had their PCs bricked after downloading and installing a Windows update that was supposed to protect them from Meltdown and Spectre. It is not just Windows users who are suffering, either. Some Ubuntu Xenial 16.04 users... Read more...
There has been a lot of talk in recent days about what kind of performance impact that security patches for Meltdown and Spectre would have on overall system performance, with some reports suggesting that some systems could face up to a 30 percent hit. When Intel made its first comments on the matter a week ago, it... Read more...
There is a lot of buzz surrounding Meltdown and Spectre, two recently disclosed chip vulnerabilities that have hardware and software makers scrambling to release patches to deal with the situation. What is not fully known yet is what performance impact these patches will have. Regardless of how all it shakes out, some... Read more...
The PC industry is still trying to come to grips with the fallout from the revelation of the Meltdown and Spectre chip vulnerabilities. Meltdown only affects Intel processors, while Spectre -- the more serious exploit -- affects processors from Intel, AMD, and ARM. Hardware OEMs and OS manufactures have banded... Read more...
Microsoft certainly meant well by releasing patches to address the serious Meltdown and Spectre chip security vulnerabilities that have been making news for the past week. However, the company's efforts to put the kibosh on Meltdown and Spectre had the unfortunate side effect of crippling many machines running AMD... Read more...
Late last week, Apple confirmed that its iOS-based iPhones and iPads along with its Mac computers are vulnerable to the Meltdown and Spectre exploits (which we have covered in great detail over the past week). At the time, Apple confirmed that it silently introduced “mitigations” in previous updates to iOS, macOS and... Read more...
Microsoft has begun rolling out security patches to deal with Meltdown and Spectre, the names given to a pair of vulnerabilities that between the two affect practically every modern processor made by Intel, AMD, and ARM. Intel seems to be the most impacted of them all, though some AMD users are suffering from the... Read more...
Chip-level bugs Meltdown and Spectre continue to land chip-maker Intel in hot water. What do you do when every single chip you’ve produced since 1995 is now facing two of the most pervasive bugs your company has possibly ever experienced? Linux creator Linus Torvald brazenly suggests, honesty and complete candid... Read more...
Unless you perform high level calculations on an abacus, chances are high that yes, you are affected by the recently disclosed Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. Between the two, practically every modern processor is vulnerable, including Intel CPUs dating back more than a decade, along with AMD and ARM chips. And... Read more...
Security researchers this week dropped a bombshell on pretty much everyone who owns a computer, saying there are inherent flaws in modern processors that could allow an attacker to access sensitive information, including passwords and other contents stored in what's supposed to be protected memory. At first it was... Read more...
The tech industry is still trying to recover from the fallout surrounding the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities that were disclosed this week. Intel, AMD, Apple, Microsoft, ARM, and other key players in the hardware and software arena have been working for months in secret to patch the exploits, but keen... Read more...
If you've been following the tech or security news for the past few days, then you no doubt know of a security vulnerability that reportedly affects all Intel processors. OS vendors have been working to mitigate the issue with kernel patches, but those software Band-Aids can come with some performance handicaps as a... Read more...
Join us for another episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks webcast! In this episode, we have special guest Tom Petersen, Director of Technical Marketing for NVIDIA, to talk about the GeForce GTX 1060. We'll also be chatting about NVIDIA's SHIELD Android TV device now with Plex Media server capabilities, the... Read more...
The race to build the world's thinnest laptop hasn't always resulted in quality design innovation or utility over more full-figured machines. For example, comparatively, Apple's MacBook Air line looks a little plain-Jane versus some of the nicer thin and light laptops on the market these days, and certainly HP's Spectre line as well. HP recently... Read more...
Hewlett-Packed is ready to take on Apple in regard thin and light notebook designs, and it wants to be a design leader that other OEMs aspire to emulate. Hence we have today’s introduction of the HP Spectre, which is claimed to be the world’s thinnest laptop. So how thin is it? According to HP, the partially... Read more...
Join us for another episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks webcast where Paul, Marco and Dave will be talking about the hot new Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung's super-fast T3 external SSD, HP's sweet Spectre X360 15 notebook, a killer Mythlogic gaming notebook with Killer Networking, a cool set of wearables for... Read more...
Update 4/26/2016: We've updated our battery life test suite for this review and have new more real-world metrics to share on page 6. It was just about this time last year that HP first took the wraps off its chic, convertible ultrabook, the original Spectre x360. Although the Spectre name wasn’t new, HP’s approach to the ultrabook’s design... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware’s Two And A Half Geeks, Dave, Marco, and Chip talk about Intel's upcoming socketed Broadwell CPU with Iris Pro Graphics and Core i7-based NUC, NVIDIA's SHIELD Console, Tegra X1, and GeForce GTX Titan X announcements from GDC, HP’s Omen 15 thin and light gaming notebook and excellent... Read more...
HP used the Mobile World Congress event currently taking place in Barcelona, Spain to launch what may be one of the company’s most exciting notebooks ever, the Spectre X360. Like the previous-generation Spectre, the new X360 is a thin and light premium, multi-mode convertible ultrabook, but HP has paid special attention to almost every detail... Read more...
BMW is hard at work trying to end parking lot mishaps. The answer, of course, lies in sensors that will be able to detect when you're about to make a terrible mistake; like trying to squeeze in between another car and a concrete beam or backing up just a little to far as you ram into a wall. Incidents like that will... Read more...
The follow-up to the hugely successful Skyfall (the film raked in $1.1 billion worldwide) has received an official name: Spectre. Spectre will focus on the SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion, the global terror organization that James Bond has battled in previous films... Read more...
You can only tease so long before it's time to put up or shut up, and after creating a bit of buzz over its glass-covered Envy 14 Spectre laptop with sneak peeks dating back to before CES, Hewlett-Packard has made its newest Ultrabook available to purchase online starting at $1,400. That's well above the sub-$1,000 price point Intel would... Read more...
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