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10 things you need to know about Intel's new Broadwell chips

Agam Shah | Jan. 6, 2015
Intel's new Core processors based on Broadwell offer good battery and graphics features.

-- Don't remember passwords: Intel wants to trash the need to remember passwords in Broadwell-based PCs, though the company hasn't elaborated on plans. One possible plan involves downloadable McAfee software that will use biometric authentication like face and fingerprint recognition to log users in to Windows PCs, online e-mail or bank accounts. Intel is building security layers into its Core chips that work with McAfee software.

-- Business features: Intel later this month will detail new Core chips that support vPro technology, which makes security and remote management of PCs easier. For example, system administrators will be able to remotely disable or wipe out data in case a laptop is stolen. VPro also allows remote troubleshooting of laptops. Core chips with vPro will be targeted at businesses.


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