Acer ships first sub-$1,000 ultrabook

Acer on Monday shipped its Aspire S3 ultrabook starting at $899, becoming the first to crack the $1,000 price barrier in Intel's new category of thin and light laptops.The S3 has a 13.3-inch

Published on: October 12th, 2011 Agam Shah

Intel invests $300 million in ‘Ultrabooks’

Intel Corp. on Wednesday said it would invest $300 million in companies that develop new technologies for Ultrabooks, a class of thin and light laptops promoted as an alternative to tablet PCs.The Intel

Published on: August 11th, 2011 Agam Shah

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

Scammers use data on social networks to launch targeted attacks

New tools capable of quickly finding, gathering and correlating information about individuals from social networking sites and other public sources are giving online scammers a powerful new weapon, say security researchers. The tools

Published on: December 2nd, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan