As @NoHandsNZ Builds a Gaming PC, Intel Learns

Humphrey Hanley, who goes by the name @NoHandsNZ, is a gamer from New Zealand with a disability whose motto is “No Hands, No Excuses.” In recognition of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Intel’s Accessibility Office and Client Computing Group sent Humphrey the parts he needed to build a PC for the first time. He livestreamed his 11-hour build on Twitch, the popular livestreaming platform for gamers. After finishing the build, Hanley, who has epidermolysis bullosa that makes his skin susceptible to damage from any kind of friction, collected his thoughts and talked through…

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Making Gaming More Inclusive

Intel’s Darryl Adams (left), assistive technology program manager, and Jamie Sherman, research scientist and anthropologist, are learning more about competitive gamers with disabilities. (Credits: Darryl Adams, Jamie Sherman) » Click for full image Our experts: Darryl Adams is the assistive technology program manager in Intel’s Accessibility Office, an organization focused on accessibility within Intel from an employee perspective and across the company for products and technologies. Jamie Sherman is a research scientist and anthropologist in Intel’s Client Computing Group. The two are learning more about competitive gamers with disabilities as part…

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Introducing Thunderbolt 4: Universal Cable Connectivity for Everyone

In July 2020, Intel announces the Thunderbolt 4 controller 8000 series, which includes JHL8540 and JHL8340 host controllers for computer makers and JHL8440 device controller for accessory makers. Thunderbolt 4 developer kits and certification testing are available. (Credit: Intel Corporation)» Click for full image What’s New: Today, Intel revealed new details about Thunderbolt™ 4, the next generation of its universal cable connectivity solution, delivering increased minimum performance requirements, expanded capabilities and USB4 specification compliance. For the first time, Thunderbolt 4 will offer docks with up to four Thunderbolt ports and universal…

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Intel CET Answers Call to Protect Against Common Malware Threats

By Tom Garrison The security of our customers’ data is a top priority at Intel. As part of Intel’s Security First Pledge, our engineers continue to deliver advancements to help safeguard our technology from evolving cyber-threats. It begins with designing and engineering security features into our products and continues in our work with the industry to move security innovation forward. Today, we are announcing a new security capability. Intel® Control-Flow Enforcement Technology (Intel CET) will be first available on Intel’s upcoming mobile processor code-named “Tiger Lake.” Intel CET delivers CPU-level security…

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Intel Hybrid Processors: Uncompromised PC Experiences for Innovative Form Factors Like Foldables, Dual Screens

What’s New: Today, Intel launched Intel® Core™ processors with Intel® Hybrid Technology, code-named “Lakefield.” Leveraging Intel’s Foveros 3D packaging technology and featuring a hybrid CPU architecture for power and performance scalability, Lakefield processors are the smallest to deliver Intel Core performance and full Windows compatibility across productivity and content creation experiences for ultra-light and innovative form factors. “Intel Core processors with Intel Hybrid Technology are the touchstone of Intel’s vision for advancing the PC industry by taking an experience-based approach to designing silicon with a unique combination of architectures and…

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Intel Announces 2020 US Partner of the Year Awards for Excellence in Accelerating Innovation

What’s New: Today Intel recognized the outstanding achievements of 30 partners with the distinction of Partner of the Year at its Intel Partner Connect 2020 virtual conference. The Partner of the Year awards honor Intel partners demonstrating excellence in technology innovation, go-to-market strategizing, sales growth and marketing. “We appreciate each of our partners for their continued collaboration to bring new technologies to life for our customers. The shared results from 2019 demonstrate our strong partnerships and collective mission to bring innovative solutions to businesses and organizations across the world.” – Greg…

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Intel Acquires Rivet Networks, Boosting Intel’s Wi-Fi Offerings for PC Platforms

By Chris Walker Wi-Fi connectivity has become more essential than ever as we rely on it to work, teach, learn and stay connected to colleagues and loved ones. Fast, reliable and secure Wi-Fi connectivity is a necessity for keeping up as we add more connected devices and higher bandwidth applications for gaming, video streaming and content creation, as well as for processing increasingly larger file sizes. In today’s homes there are an average of 11 Wi-Fi-enabled devices. Over the past few months, Comcast has reported that Wi-Fi-connected video calls and…

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