Tag: Boost

21
Aug

Intel Teases 40% Performance Boost With 8th-Gen Core i5, i7 | News & Opinion

Intel unveiled a new generation of Core i5 and Core i7 processors on Monday, promising a 40 percent performance improvement over its current crop of CPUs. The four new chips represent the earliest beginnings of the Core family’s eighth generation, and include two new Core i5 SKUs and two new Core i7 SKUs. They’re U-series chips, which means they’re destined

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15
Aug

Intel’s Gemini Lake Chips Offer 15 Percent Performance Boost | News & Opinion

Intel’s next generation of low-end processors will include some nice new features as well as a performance bump for entry-level hardware. This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. If you go out and buy a low-end, entry-level laptop or desktop PC today, chances are it will have an Intel Apollo Lake processor

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26
Jun

Internet Companies Boost Anti-Terrorism Collaboration | News & Opinion

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and YouTube will work more closely together and with counter-terrorism officials to filter out extremist content from their websites. Major internet companies on Monday doubled down on their efforts to stamp out terrorist and extremist content online, creating a collaborative forum to share data and cooperate with counter-terrorism agencies and organizations. The Global Internet Forum to Counter

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19
Jun

Startup Looks to Boost VR Resolution by 70 Percent | News & Opinion

You won’t be able to buy a Varjo headset any time soon, but it promises resolutions 70 times greater than what current virtual reality headsets offer. The grainy resolution of current virtual reality headsets—even powerful ones like the Oculus Rift—isn’t likely to impress people used to watching an HDTV, let alone a 4K set. To change that, a Finnish startup

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4
May

Apple Pledges $1B to Boost US ‘Advanced Manufacturing’ | News & Opinion

‘By doing that, we can be the ripple in the pond,’ Apple CEO Tim Cook said. Apple is bringing more of its manufacturing efforts to the US. During a Wednesday interview with CNBC “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the Cupertino tech giant has been thinking about how it

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25
Apr

T-Mobile Phones Could See Speed Boost in Rural Areas | News & Opinion

Snapdragon 835 phones released by the end of the year may have radically better rural coverage on T-Mobile going forward, especially in the western US. Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 8 or LG’s V30 may be the first phones to jump aboard T-Mobile’s new predominantly rural 600MHz network, if we’re reading the tea leaves correctly.

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20
Apr

Samsung’s 2nd-Gen 10nm Chips Promise Performance Boost | News & Opinion

This updated 10nm process offers a choice: 10 percent more performance or 15 percent lower power consumption. One of the fastest ways to improve the performance of a processor is to manufacture it with a smaller process technology. That’s why we see manufacturers moving from 28nm to 14nm, and most recently 10nm chips. The move

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13
Apr

Virgin Media uses home routers to boost its public WiFi network

In a FAQ, the company says: “Virgin Media WiFi uses a separate connection on your Hub to access the internet than the one used by your home broadband network. The data from your home network is completely separate from Virgin Media WiFi traffic, meaning the broadband connection you pay for is exclusively yours, and just as secure.” That distinction should

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10
Apr

Ford’s hybrid cop car has electric boost for high-speed chases

Based on the Ford Fusion Hybrid, it has “full pursuit” capabilities, and runs on the battery only below 60 mph, depending on the charge (Ford didn’t specify the lithium-ion battery’s capacity, but it doesn’t appear to be the plug-in model). That’s backed up by an Atikinson-cycle 2.0-liter engine that puts out 141 horsepower in the stock Fusion configuration. It will

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22
Mar

Facebook, Nokia Boost Transatlantic Data Capacity | News & Opinion

Facebook’s expansion into live video and other data-hogging features means it has to squeeze more capacity out of undersea fiber-optic cables. In a push to deliver more Facebook data to users in Europe and North America, Nokia this week announced record transmission speeds while testing a cable beneath the Atlantic Ocean. Facebook

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