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Congressman requests Meltdown and Spectre briefing from chip makers

US Representative Jerry McNerney sent a letter to Intel, AMD and ARM today requesting a briefing on the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities and the companies' handling of them. McNerney, a California representative and member of the House Energy and...

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This Custom Gaming Laptop is Perfect for Nintendo Fans

The gaming segment is one of the fastest-growing in the PC market, but while gaming laptops are found aplenty, few… Read More

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Intel’s Meltdown Patch Causes Reboot Issues for Older Systems

Despite trying its best to clear the damage done by Meltdown and Spectre as efficiently as possible, Intel’s actual patching… Read More

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Meltdown and Spectre flaws loomed large over CES

The Meltdown and Spectre CPU vulnerabilities hung like a shadow over the festivities of CES. What's typically a celebration of consumer electronics was instead a stark reminder of just how far-reaching these issues are. And that's especially the case...

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Intel’s Meltdown and Spectre fixes have some bugs of their own

Earlier this week, Intel said it would have Meltdown and Spectre fixes available by the end of the month for all recently made chips. But as the Wall Street Journal reports, some of the patches the company has released have caused some problem...

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Intel pledges transparency after Spectre, Meltdown vulnerability

The last week or so has seen a lot of activity around Meltdown and Spectre, two CPU flaws in modern chips from the likes of AMD and Intel. Apple, Microsoft and Google have provided interim fixes for their respective hardware, but it will take ...

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Google shares which Chromebooks won’t get a Meltdown fix

Google has published a list that includes every Chromebook model, which are vulnerable to Meltdown and the patch status of each one. You can check out the list here. The column you'll most want to pay attention to is the one titled "CVE-2017-5754 mit...

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Intel reveals possible slowdowns from ‘Meltdown’ processor fix

Your personal computers will be less than 10 percent slower after you install the Spectre/Meltdown fix, Intel has revealed in a blog post. Intel has come to that conclusion after assessing the performance changes in computers using 6th, 7th an...

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Gaming laptops are cheap and portable at CES 2018

Buying a laptop has traditionally meant juggling price, graphics performance, weight and battery life. You want a powerful gaming laptop with good battery life? Sorry about that six-pound weight, bro. Looking for a lightweight, inexpensive lap...

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The Windows Security Update That Will Slow Down Your PCs is Rolling Out

Following up on the critical kernel level problem discovered in Intel and ARM CPUs, Microsoft has released a fix for… Read More

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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 you need to know ab...

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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 you need to know ab...

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