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What Is Foreshadow? How This Intel CPU Vulnerability Might Affect You

The Spectre and Meltdown security vulnerabilities continue to haunt Intel, AMD, and other microprocessor manufacturers. After the initial revelations and ill-fated patches, Intel hoped their deep-rooted issues would remain dormant.
Unfortunately that’s not the case, and consumers, businesses, and CPU manufacturers face yet another microprocessor vulnerability. Foreshadow is its name, and here’s what it means for your computer.
What Is the Foreshadow Vulnerability? Foreshadow, alternatively known as the L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF), is the latest exploit to hit Intel Core CPUs. The Foreshadow announcement brings the total number of speculative execution vulnerabilities for Intel CPUs to three, on top of the previous two Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities.
There are three aspects to Foreshadow. The first one specifically targets Intel’s Security Guard Extensions (SGX), a feature in Intel 7th generation chips that, ironically, is designed to protect code from unauthorized modification. T..

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Phones: Should You Upgrade?

Every year, smartphones get faster and more powerful. But that’s not all that happens.
The Snapdragon 835 processor was all about battery life. 2017 high-end phones weren’t just fast and sleek—many could actually hold a charge for the entire day.
So what’s special about the newer Snapdragon 845?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Features
Qualcomm introduced the Snapdragon 845 to the world in December 2017. Here’s some of what the company promised:
An AI platform: Smart assistants are popping up everywhere. The Snapdragon 845 better supports on-device AI processing, reducing the need to offload effort onto remote servers.
Better photos: The Snapdragon 845 debuts an all-new, second-generation Spectra 820 Image Signal Processor. Look for improved multi-frame noise reduction (think of the Google Pixel 2’s HDR+ mode). The chip can capture up to 60 16MP images per second. Other enhancements include better electronic image stabilization.
More video options: The new chip offers built-in support ..

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