Intel and AMD to Add Secure Pluton Processor to Future CPUs

Microsoft said that it has developed a highly secure chip that Intel, AMD and Qualcomm plan to integrate in future central processing units used in laptops and other personal computers. 

Microsoft said the Pluton security processor would bring more advanced protection to PCs using its flagship Windows operating system. Designed by Microsoft, the chip would be used to lock up secret information, including passwords, in a secure vault in the CPU itself, instead of on a separate component on the PCB. Microsoft said the Pluton chip would help stymie all sorts of attacks on the hardware and prevent the theft of secret keys used in cryptography.

The company is partnering with Intel, AMD, and Qualcomm to add Pluton as part of a system on a chip, where all the components of the personal computer, including the CPU, are housed on the same die. It is unclear when the integrated Pluton

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Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 888 processor will power the Android flagships of 2021

Qualcomm has officially announced the Snapdragon 888 at its Snapdragon Tech Summit, offering a first look at its next-generation flagship smartphone processor. The 888 will power the next wave of 2021 Android flagships from companies like Samsung, OnePlus, LG, Sony, and more.



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In a first for the company’s top-of-the-line 8-series chipsets, the Snapdragon 888 is making a big improvement for 5G: it’ll finally offer a fully integrated 5G modem, unlike last year’s Snapdragon 865 (which required that manufacturers include a separate modem chip inside the cramped interior of a modern smartphone).

The future of Android flagships is here

The Snapdragon 888 will feature Qualcomm’s X60 modem, announced earlier this year, which jumps to a 5nm process for better power efficiency and improvements for 5G carrier aggregation across the mmWave and sub-6GHz bands of the spectrum. Between the new 5nm architecture and the power efficiency gains from an integrated modem,

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Qualcomm unveils the Snapdragon 888 5G, its next smartphone processor

Qualcomm has unveiled the name of its next smartphone processor: the Snapdragon 888 5G, designed to bring 5G smartphones into the mainstream and accelerate the camera and AI capabilities.

Qualcomm kicked off its virtual Snapdragon Tech Summit with an introduction to the Snapdragon 888 5G platform, which will replace the Snapdragon 865 that Qualcomm introduced a year ago. That 865 chip advanced the smartphone’s camera capabilities by adding 200-megapixel still photos and 4K HDR/8K video capture, while pairing the 865 with the standalone X55 5G modem. Qualcomm, unfortunately, is leaving some key details about the Snapdragon 888 in its pocket until Wednesday, when it will present a deeper dive into its inner workings.

According to Gartner Research, Apple’s iPhone and its A-series silicon make up 11 percent of the global smartphone market, ceding much of the remainder to Qualcomm-powered smartphones like the Samsung S9 phone sold in the United States,

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Apple’s Craig Federighi and Johny Srouji Describe the Genesis of the M1 Chip while Microsoft Reveals their own ‘Pluton’ Processor

 

Yesterday Patently Apple posted a report titled “Apple goes on a Media Blitz to Defend their coming iOS 14 Privacy App that is currently under attack by Advertisers & Facebook.” Both Apple’s Jane C. Horvath, Senior Director, Global Privacy and Craig Federighi, Apple’s SVP of Software Engineering took their stance on privacy public big time as they begin to prepare for an antitrust lawsuit filed by the very ad forces want to kill Apple’s iOS 14 “App Tracking Transparency,” feature set to launch in early 2021.

 

Hours after our report, an article by Ars Technica surfaced focusing on the story behind Apple’s new M1 processor that caused a stir when Apple’s SVP Software Craig Federighi caused a bit of a stir about the possibility of Windows running natively on the M1. How realistic is that is that possibility? We briefly touch on that later in the report. 

 

To be sure

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OnePlus 9 features leaked; smartphone tipped to come with Snapdragon 875 processor, 144Hz display





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OnePlus 8T was launched only a month ago and we might already know what the next OnePlus smartphone will look like. The Chinese smartphone maker has reportedly started working on its next device – the OnePlus 9 – which has been spotted on the Geekbench benchmarking website. The alleged OnePlus 9 model appears with model number LuBan LE2117 on the benchmarking website.  

Going by company’s past, the smartphone will be launched alongside OnePlus 9 Pro. At least one of these smartphones will be powered by a processor codenamed ‘lahaina’. The flagship OnePlus series usually uses Qualcomm’s latest 800 series chipset and for the OnePlus 9 it could be the Snapdragon 875 that the chipmaker is expected to announce in December via a virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The benchmarking site also reveals that this OnePlus 9 model will come with 8GB RAM. Geekbench

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Apple Announces a New 13-Inch MacBook Pro With M1 Processor

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Today, Apple announced its first in-house system-on-chip for Macs, the M1, and the Macs that will be based on the new processor: the MacBook Air, Mac Mini, and, of course, a 13-inch MacBook Pro.

Apple used its event to dunk on PCs, and the $1,300 MacBook Pro is perhaps the pinnacle of those comparisons: the new MBP is claimed to be up to three times faster than a comparable Windows laptop. The new Pro is also supposedly more powerful than the previous version (it is not clear if Apple meant the 8th-Gen Intel processor or the 10th-Gen Intel processor)—the new CPU is up to 2.8 times faster, and the GPU is up to five times faster, with up to 11 times faster machine learning. Apple says the M1-equipped MacBook Pro delivers up to 17 hours of web browsing and up to 20 hours of

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iPhone 13 rumors: camera, display, processor, release date, and more

The iPhone 12 hasn’t been on the market very long, and there are already rumblings about the next iPhone. We’ll compile the most notable reports in this article, but remember to view these with a bit of skepticism. Regardless of how reliable a source is, Apple can always decide to change course for any number of reasons.

Ultra Wide camera improvements

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a built a reputation for reliable reports, says in recent research that Apple is working on improving the Ultra Wide camera for the iPhone 13 Pro  and Pro Max. According to Kuo, the upgrade is an f/1.8, six-element (6P) autofocus lens. That’s an upgrade from the current f/2.4, five-element (5P) 13mm fixed-focus lens on all of the iPhone 12 phones.

Kuo even goes on to say that this Ultra Wide camera will carry over to the iPhone 14.

Same sizes, ProMotion potential

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OneGx Pro handheld gaming PC has a Core i7-1160G7 Tiger Lake processor

This summer One Netbook launched a mini-laptop with detachable game controllers called the OneGx1. But while it was designed to look like a tiny gaming laptop, it didn’t really have horsepower to handle modern games.

Now the company is starting to show off a new model that does.

The One Netbook OneGx Pro is a little laptop with a 7 inch display, detachable gamepads, and an Intel Core i7-1160G7 Tiger Lake Y series processor featuring Intel Iris Xe graphics. Pricing and availability haven’t been announced yet, but the company has released a demo video showing the OneGx Pro in action.

While the video is in Chinese, you can see a person run through a handful of games including Red Dead: Redemption 2, Monster Hunter: World, GTA 5, and Final Fantasy: XIV.

Frame rates seem to range from around 45 fps to 70 fps, which should be good enough for smooth

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