Gears & Gadgets

Intel puts 8 cores, 16 threads, and a 5GHz turbo option in a laptop processor

Enlarge / An eight-core/16-thread Coffee Lake die. Intel The first processors to include Intel’s ninth-generation Core branding came out last year with a limited line-up: just a handful of high-end desktop processors in the Coffee Lake family. Today, the company has unveiled a bumper crop of new ninth-gen chips. There’s a set of H-series processors […]

Mobile

Apple Watch apps instantly went 64-bit thanks to obscure Bitcode option

An obscure feature in Apple’s Xcode development software enabled Apple Watch apps to make an instant transition from 32-bit to 64-bit last month, an unheralded win for Apple Watch developers inside and outside the company. The “Enable Bitcode” feature was introduced to developers three years ago, but the Accidental Tech Podcast suggests that it was quietly responsible for the […]