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Baby Dies After 6 Hours in Car in Intel Parking Lot

Father says he forgot she was in the car seat

(Newser) - Police are investigating another death involving a child left inside a car, this time at an Intel campus in Hillsboro, Ore., reports KING-TV . The father of the 6-month-old girl tells police that he forgot his daughter was in the car seat of his Nissan Leaf when he arrived at work.... More »

Facebook Wouldn't Get in on Apple-Google Hiring Cabal

Top tech firms allegedly agreed not to poach talent

(Newser) - Facebook refused to join an anti-labor conspiracy that included Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe, according to newly released documents in a $3 billion lawsuit against the allegedly colluding tech giants. According to the suit, the companies' top executives agreed to suppress wages and avoid poaching each other's talent from... More »

So Long, John: Intel Dumps McAfee Name

Plus another announcement from Intel's CES keynote

(Newser) - It seems Intel has decided to put a little distance between itself and John McAfee, founder of the Intel-owned McAfee antivirus software. After a troubled year for the millionaire, Intel took to this year's Consumer Electronics Show to announce it will be immediately swapping the McAfee brand name with... More »

Your New Pay-TV Provider Could Be ... Google

Search giant looks to subvert traditional cable TV system

(Newser) - Not content to have won the Internet, Google now looks to be eyeing another conquest: TV. The search and advertising giant has reportedly been in talks with media companies about the possibility of licensing their content for an online TV service that would rival traditional cable providers, the Wall Street ... More »

Intel Plans to Launch Internet TV Service

But skeptics aren't sure company can pull it off

(Newser) - Chip-maker Intel plans to venture into the world of Internet TV sometime this year. As Time explains, the company wants to offer "curated" packages of TV channels that would be streamed over the Internet. The packages would be smaller than the typical ones offered by cable and satellite companies,... More »

Intel CEO to Step Down

After 40 years with the company, Peter Otellini retires

(Newser) - Intel CEO Paul Otellini will retire in May, ending a nearly 40-year stint at the company, including what will be eight years in the top job, the chip maker announced today. "It's time to move on and transfer Intel's helm to a new generation," the 62-year-old... More »

Intel Working on Power Chip for Phones

48-core processor could make them main computers

(Newser) - Imagine if your smartphone could run multiple power-intensive apps without draining the battery or slowing everything down. Expect it in coming years if Intel is able to develop its 48-core processor chip for smartphones and tablets, reports Computer World . The chip would allow multiple cores (think of them like powerhouses)... More »

Intel Trying to Help Stephen Hawking Speak

70-year-old cosmologist losing ability as facial nerves deteriorate

(Newser) - Computer chip-maker Intel is hunting for a new technology to help Stephen Hawking communicate better, reports AP . The 70-year-old scientist currently uses a device that runs pulses in his right cheek through a voice synthesizer, but his facial nerves have deteriorated to the point where he can speak only about... More »

Apple Debuts Intel Port Designed to Kill USB

Thunderbolt is super-fast and should eliminate wire clutter

(Newser) - Apple quietly announced a refresh in its MacBook Pros this week, but the little-heralded machines might bring a big change with them. The computers will be the first to have a Thunderbolt port and protocol, a data system so blazingly fast it might just finally resign USB to the dustbin... More »

New Intel Chips Will Block Would-Be Pirates

'Intel Insider' designed to bring better HD content from studios

(Newser) - Intel has added a surprise new feature to its next generation of Core microprocessors—an anti-piracy feature that it hopes will convince studios to stream true 1080p videos. Until now, studios have offered “HD” streaming content, but they’ve held back on the true 1080p resolution out of fear... More »

Intel's Purchase of McAfee Baffles Analysts

Researchers line up to pan acquisition

(Newser) - Intel agreed to buy McAfee for $7.68 billion today, leaving analysts slack-jawed with disbelief. “I would love to be wrong, but I think we may all look back five years from now and say, 'Wow. That was a big mistake,’” one Forrester analyst tells PC World... More »

Google Unveils 'GoogleTV'

It partners with Sony, Intel

(Newser) - Google is hoping to succeed where Apple and so many others have failed with GoogleTV, its attempt to bring the Internet to your television set. Google unveiled the software today, at what the Wall Street Journal called a “glitch-plagued demonstration” in San Francisco. The software will allow you to... More »

Jobs Surge Back for Techies

Google hired 786 employees in Q1

(Newser) - If you went to MIT, the economy shouldn’t look half bad. Tech companies are hiring again, often even fighting over top recruits, the Wall Street Journal reports. Yesterday, Google announced that it had hired 786 employees in the first quarter, and said it expected to “continue hiring aggressively... More »

Tech Companies' Hiring Practices Under Scrutiny

Justice Department thinks they might violate antitrust laws

(Newser) - Some of the nation's biggest tech companies have a gentleman's agreement on hiring: Generally speaking, they don't try to steal each other's best employees. After a yearlong investigation, the Justice Department is poised to challenge the practice on the notion that it violates antitrust laws and deprives computer engineers of... More »

Google TV Wants to Take Over Your Living Room

Search king teams up with Intel, Sony for TV project

(Newser) - Google is scrambling for a piece of the action as more and more people use their TVs to access web content. The search giant has teamed up with Intel and Sony to build a new generation of TVs and set-top boxes using its Chrome browser and Android cell phone system,... More »

Dow Up 85; Alcoa, Intel Rally

Mining giants Bucyrus, Terex to merge

(Newser) - Stocks saw broad gains today as analysts upgraded blue chips Alcoa and Intel and big mergers were announced in the mining and health-care sectors, the Wall Street Journal reports.
  • The Dow rose 85.25 points to close at 10,414.14.
  • The Nasdaq added 25.97, ending the session at
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FTC Hits Intel With Antitrust Lawsuit

Chip maker accused of using threats, rewards to shut out competitors

(Newser) - The Federal Trade Commission sued Intel today, looking to block tactics it says the world's biggest chip maker has used to snuff out competition. The FTC said Intel, which makes the microprocessors that run personal computers, has used both rewards and threats to discourage computer makers from buying competitors' chips... More »

Intel to Pay AMD $1.25B

Payment settles all antitrust and patent suits

(Newser) - Intel says it is paying AMD, its largest rival in the computer chip market, $1.25 billion to settle all antitrust and patent suits, and has agreed to abide by a set of "business practice provisions." In return, AMD, which had been complaining to regulators for five years... More »

Dow Rises 44 on Rates News

Dallas Fed chief reiterates commitment to low interest rates

(Newser) - Stocks retreated from an earlier rally but closed with solid gains after the Dallas Fed president reaffirmed the central bank's commitment to keeping interest rates low. Meanwhile, home-builder Toll Brothers announced a surge in contracts for the third quarter, the Wall Street Journal reports.
  • The Dow gained 44 points to
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Cuomo Slaps Intel With Antitrust Suit

Says chipmaker paid kickbacks, strongarmed manufacturers

(Newser) - New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo filed an antitrust suit against Intel today, accusing it of “a worldwide, systematic campaign of illegal conduct.” Cuomo says Intel paid computer manufacturers billions in kickbacks provided they didn’t produce computers with rival chips. The money was disguised as “rebates,... More »

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