Hardware


Intel Issues Advisory on Lazy Floating Point Speculative Execution Flaw

This week, yet another speculative execution processor vulnerability was uncovered, namely "lazy floating point state save/restore."

Facebook Unveils New Datacenter Cooling System

Close on the heels of Microsoft's "Project Natick" announcement, Facebook took the wraps off its own water-based cooling technology.

Microsoft Teams Coming to Conference Room and Personal Devices This Year

The Microsoft Teams collaboration workspace application is getting added to various Microsoft-certified conference room devices, including the Surface Hub, Microsoft announced late last week.

Hyperscale Datacenters Surprise with 'Staggering' Growth in Q1

Even on the heels of a breakout 2017, the world's biggest datacenter operators -- among them Google, Microsoft and Amazon Web Services -- have outdone themselves.

Microsoft Announces IoT and Intelligent Edge Solutions for Device Partners at Computex

Microsoft announced enhancements this week at Computex, an IT event in Taipei aimed at hardware partners building Internet of Things and "intelligent edge" devices.

Microsoft Advances Project Natick Undersea Datacenter with Scotland Launch

Microsoft this week described Phase 2 of Project Natick, an immersible datacenter that gets its cooling from being located under ocean waters.

Micron Ships First Quad-Level Cell NAND SSD

The release aims to meet the greater cloud storage demands of AI, Big Data and business intelligence workloads.

Intel and Microsoft Releasing Updates for New Speculative Execution-Type Attacks

Intel Corp. and Microsoft on Monday disclosed two additional speculative execution side-channel attack methods, potentially affecting the security of most processors in computers of all types.

New Surface Hub 2 Meeting Room Products Expected in 2019

Microsoft on Tuesday described the Surface Hub 2, its next video-conferencing and whiteboarding big-screen touch device for meeting rooms.

Cisco To Integrate Intel's Silicon-Level Security Tech in Tetration

The new technology from Intel comes as hardware-based security and modern CPU threats like Meltdown and Spectre increasingly make headlines.

How To Take Control of Network Printing in Windows 10

Network printing doesn't have to be a free-for-all, where anyone with a connection can access any printer on a given network. Microsoft provides a few basic controls to secure and manage access.

Random Thoughts on the Microsoft Surface Book 2

We can say it now: From its hardware quality to its ecosystem of third-party apps, Microsoft's answer to Apple's MacBook Pro has been a pleasant surprise.

AMD Issues CPU Updates for Spectre Variant 2 Attacks

AMD has released microcode updates to its original equipment manufacturing partners to address Spectre variant 2 attack methods for Windows 10 systems.

Microsoft Offers Hybrid Cloud Print Setup Advice

Microsoft this week offered some practical advice on how to set up its hybrid cloud printing capability.

Intel Not Planning To Issue Spectre Fixes for Some Processors

Intel this week indicated that it isn't planning to release microcode updates for some of its processors to prevent Spectre attack methods.

AMD To Release Firmware Updates for Newly Disclosed Chip Flaws

AMD indicated on Wednesday that it is working on firmware updates to address processor security issues publicized last week by CTS Labs.

Microsoft Kicks Off Speculative Execution Bug Bounty Program

Microsoft this week announced a bug bounty program to solicit security-researcher contributions about "speculative execution" side-channel CPU vulnerabilities.

Microsoft Expanding Azure and Office 365 in Europe, Middle East and China

Microsoft on Wednesday announced an expansion of its datacenter regions for delivering Microsoft Azure and Office 365 services.

Microsoft Expands Spectre Microcode Approvals for Windows 10 Version 1709

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it removed an anti-virus compatibility check for some Windows 10 version 1709 devices, and it expanded some Spectre microcode approvals.

Taking a Fresh Look at the Surface Pen

Microsoft's digital inking device has finally outgrown its awkward start to become a truly effortless productivity tool.

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