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Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will require third-party apps ask permission to access camera and other sensitive information or hardware   —  Microsoft is continuing to tinker with the privacy configuration and options in Windows 10, with the Fall Creators Update, due for release on October 17 …
Sep 13, 2017, 3:10 PMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Microsoft was an early player in AR, thanks to HoloLens, but is being superseded by Apple and Google, who focus on adding AR to software over expensive hardware   —  HoloLens was inspirational, but it's ARKit and ARCore that are going to win developers.  —  Stop me if you think you've heard …
Aug 31, 2017, 4:25 PMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Intel unveils first 8th gen processors, dubbed “Kaby Lake refresh”, based on an updated Kaby Lake architecture, claims 40% performance increase over 7th gen   —  No Coffee Lake or Cannonlake here; these are doubled up Kaby Lake parts.  —  The first “8th generation” …
Aug 21, 2017, 3:10 AMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
AMD's new Ryzen PRO CPUs designed for corporate desktops come with standard Ryzen features plus a 3-year warranty, additional management and security features   —  AMD wants to go after Intel vPro while avoiding Intel's excessive product segmentation.  —  AMD today launched Ryzen Pro (styled …
Jun 30, 2017, 12:25 AMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Microsoft to add Exploit Guard feature in this fall's Creators Update for Windows to help manage EMET-like exploit mitigations app by app   —  The built-in exploit mitigations are getting stronger and easier to configure.  —  The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will include EMET …
Jun 27, 2017, 11:30 PMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
As vendors prepare to ship Windows laptops with Qualcomm CPUs, Intel warns x86 emulation is a patent minefield   —  Intel doesn't name names, but Windows 10 on ARM is surely the target of its ire.  —  In celebrating the x86 architecture's 39th birthday yesterday—the 8086 processor first came …
Jun 9, 2017, 4:30 PMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Intel unveils Core X-series of high-end processors, with up to 18 cores and 36 threads, available “in the coming weeks” for $242 to $2,000   —  The new X299 platform replaces X99, and scales both lower and higher.  —  AMD announced its new high-end desktop (HEDT) platform …
May 30, 2017, 4:40 AMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Google retires the Octane JavaScript benchmark, since developers are making optimizations to boost scores at the expense of real world performance   —  JavaScript engines have focused too much on the benchmark, to the detriment of the real world.  —  Google has announced …
Apr 14, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Windows 10 Creators Update review: a solid update that improves the Edge browser, gaming, and adds new privacy controls, but many changes seem minor   —  Arriving April 11, it's not that creative, but Windows 10 keeps getting better. … The next big update to Windows 10 is nearly upon us …
Apr 11, 2017, 2:05 PMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Microsoft says newest processors, including Intel's Kaby Lake and AMD's Ryzen, will require latest Windows version for support   —  It looks like a policy announced a year ago is going to kick in.  —  A recently published Knowledge Base article suggests that Microsoft is going to block Windows Updates …
Mar 17, 2017, 10:50 AMIn context

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