New Ivy Bridge chip runs way hotter than its predecessor

Not so fast, overclocking enthusiasts -- early online scuttlebutt suggests that Intel's new Ivy Bridge chips run hotter than their Sandy Bridge precursors by as much as 20 or 30 degrees Celsius.Initialtestingshows that

Published on: April 30th, 2012 Jon Gold

Waterloo firm’s tiny NFC tags make objects social

Want your table to tweet and your picture frame to post Facebook updates?A Waterloo, Ont. startup is implanting some of the tiniest electronicchips ever made into inanimate objects, then layering them withnetworking capabilities

Published on: April 9th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Google Wallet and NFC security: guarding against ‘sharks with lasers’

The emergence of mobile payments may offer another convenient way to pay, but does it also open up a door for hackers to pick your pocket? This month, the first field trial of

Published on: September 29th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Intel releases 2nd generation of vPro processors

Intel Corp. announced an update to its vPro processor line March 7, including upgraded anti-theft technology and identity protection geared toward SMBs. With the 2nd Generation Intel Core vPro processor family, based on

Published on: March 16th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

Forget quad-core CPUs – Intel predicts 1,000 cores possible

An experimental Intel chip shows the feasibility of building processors with 1,000 cores, an Intel researcher has asserted. The architecture for the Intel 48-core Single Chip Cloud Computer (SCC) processor is "arbitrarily scalable,"

Published on: November 23rd, 2010 Joab Jackson

Chip-card technology may be a mixed blessing for small Canadian merchants

As Canadian merchants begin to accept chip-based payment cards they can expect to see a reduction in fraud.But merchants who don't make the switch by October 2010, would also accept more liability for

Published on: March 20th, 2009 Brian Jackson