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Brief News Items

The Windows 10 Phone is officially dead to the company, and will only receive security updates and bug fixes from now on. The focus has been taken off new features or new hardware to support the WP platform.

 

The Intel Core i9 Processor is the first new "Core i" Intel has introduced in 10 years. The Core i9 family represents a new platform, not just a new CPU, which means a new chipset, the X299, and a new socket, the LGA2066, all incompatible with previous CPUs. Prices around and between $1189 to $1999.

 

A New Version of the Raspberry Pi has been released with a faster processor being a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53, priced at around $35.

 

Next Windows Feature 10 update is due in October 2018. The catch, if there is one, is that Microsoft’s Windows 10 October 2018 Update won’t add many new features compared to years past. Microsoft seems to be more focused on improving various features already in the operating system, such as the interaction between unused files and OneDrive. According to the Insider Builds, some of the new capabilities include Your Phone, an app that connects your PC to an Android or iOS phone; a new iteration of Clipboard that connects across PCs, and more.  

 

Intel is working on a long term fix for the Meltdown and Spectre flaws and the first chips to feature new hardware protections will arrive in the second half of 2018.

 

5G News. After what seems like years Ofcom's 5G spectrum auction is finally complete, which means we now know how much spectrum in the 2.5Ghz and 3.4Ghz bands each network will have.

As a reminder, the 3.4GHz band has been earmarked for 5G use, while the 2.3GHz band is immediately useable, so it could benefit 4G networks (but is likely to help when 5G arrives too), and O2 has won big in both bands.

 

 

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