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What Is Microsoft’s Pluton Security Processor

A new generation of laptops powered by AMD’s Ryzen 6000 processors will ship with Microsoft’s Pluton security processors in 2022. If you’re unfamiliar with Pluton, the technology protects sensitive data like encryption keys from the CPU package by walling it off. As with Azure Sphere for connected devices, the new security platform builds on work …

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Intel Breaks 4K Blu-Ray Disc Playback on New CPUs

Protecting content from theft is the purpose of DRM. Too often, however, it creates more problems than it solves. Modern PCs cannot read Ultra HD Blu-ray discs due to the removal of Intel SGX from Intel’s Core 11000 and 12000 processors. An issue affecting CyberLink’s popular media player was first reported. In Intel’s latest chips, …

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What is a Capture Card? (And Why You Should Buy One)

What is a Capture Card? (And Why You Should Buy One)

You’ve undoubtedly heard of capture cards even in passing if you’ve worked with computers or the internet. Games and content creation have dominated discussions of these devices. As a remote working and online training become more prevalent, capture cards will undoubtedly be part of one or more conversations in your office. Capture cards are tremendously …

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