Intel’s New 10-Nanometer Chips Have Finally Arrived

Today we learned everything there is to know about the new Intel chip that will likely power the next laptop you buy. For months, the chipmaker has been hyping the launch of its 10th-generation, 10-nanometer silicon processor, codenamed Ice Lake. We heard a little about it at CES in Las Vegas in January and at Computex in Taipei, Taiwan, in May. Now Ice Lake chips are officially available for PC makers to use, so Intel is finally sharing all the critical details. The company has also been teasing Project Athena, a new set of laptop specifications and performance expectations that Intel says it will co-engineer with PC makers. The Athena program is, in many ways, not unlike the Ultrabook specifications …

Jony Ive Has Left the Building He Designed

“I want to buy from somebody who’s fanatic, not indifferent. You know they’re going to put that amount of care into the details.” It’s always been about the details with Jony Ive, who as of today is no longer the resident god of design at Apple Inc. Sure, when discussing the amazing string of products he’s worked on, Ive often will talk about the big sweeping concept behind this or that stunning device—the iMac, the iPod, the iPad, the iBook, the iPhone, and even some stuff that doesn’t begin in “i.” But you wind up talking about a screw you can’t see, or a subliminal curve, or some exotic polymer that produces the perfect stately gloss. That “fanatic” quote, extracted …