Ready for a bevy of more exotic-sounding codenames from AMD? Well, have a seat, as the maker of everyone's favorite APUs just revealed its roadmap extending through 2013. And folks, it's quite the doozy. But before we delve into its technical intricacies (which you'll find tucked after the break), we'll begin with some general takeaways.
The lure of the mobile industry is so great that even giants in the traditional PC business are scrambling to leave a mark. Just like Intel, AMD is also developing its own system-on-chip or application processing unit (APU) that will power tablets, laptops, and all-in-one computers.
How do you beat the competition in the gaming console business? If you're Microsoft and you've got an Xbox One , the most recent and best answer you might have is cutting costs. They've currently got a holiday sale on their Kinect-less Xbox One, knocking the price down by $50.
NVIDIA's GameWorks has been used with several game titles, the most notable of which being Watch Dogs . While NVIDIA boasts GameWorks as offering many advantages, rival AMD has a far different opinion of it, with the company's Robert Hallock recently calling it a "clear and present threat to gamers.
It's hard to imagine laptops and tablets becoming any slimmer than the ones we have today, but Intel promises we'll be seeing dozens of them next year. That's because many manufacturers will be putting the company's new Core M chips in their new tablets and laptops, which Intel announced on Friday.
Lenovo'sThinkPad HelixWindows convertible was always a promising device. Here was a tablet that could fit into its keyboard dock with the screen facing forwardorbackward. It had a full HD display and an active digitizer for pressure-sensitive pen input. Best of all, it used proper laptop-grade processors, ensuring you'd get performance more in line with Ultrabook than a standalone tablet.
HP announced Thursday it has named Meg Whitman, the company's CEO, the new chairman of the board. HP's last chairman, Ralph Whitworth, stepped down from the position on Tuesday , citing health reasons. He had been on the board since 2011 and chairman since 2013.
The balance between price and features is always a precarious dance, with some yielding more applause than others. HP has been putting out a few laptops that straddle both sides of the price tag line and this new Windows 8.1 laptop was expected to be one of them. Unfortunately, the HP Stream might disappoint a bit. In terms of specs, the Stream is almost unremarkable.
Alibaba is expected to IPO in September and a new financial report from the company reveals that the Chinese e-commerce giant continues to grow at a blistering pace. The company's growth pattern, and its recent entrance into the U.S. market, makes Alibaba a serious threat to e-commerce giants like Amazon and eBay.
Amidst the company's upcoming IFA 2014 unveils is a trio of new devices from Lenovo including two gaming PCs. With these new gadgets come a slew of Intel hardware, sleek designs, and ample promises, not the least of which is that we'll be seeing them all arrive by November of this year. Announced today was the TAB S8, an 8-inch Android tablet with a 1920 x 1200 resolution, Intel's Atom Z3745 processor, optional 4G LTe, 64-bit tech, and the promise of up to seven hours of battery life on a single charge. We'll be seeing this tablet launch later this month at $199 USD. Joining that tablet is the Y70, a gaming laptop with a 17-inch display and an Intel Core i7 processor (alongside NVIDIA GTX graphics) under the hood. Lenovo has remained somewhat tight-lipped about this machine's specs, but we do know that it'll offer up to 1TB of storage and 16GB of RAM, as well as stereo speakers and a subwoofer. The laptop will launch in October starting at $1,299 USD. Rounding out the gaming hardware debuted this week is the ERAZER X315, a flared desktop PC with quite a bit of power behind the styled design.
It feels like just yesterday that AMD brought inRory Readto turn around its ailing fortunes, but today there's another changing of the guard. The chip designer hasannouncedthat chief operating officer Lisa Su is its new CEO, effective immediately; Read will stick around as an advisor until the end of the year.
If you get offered a high-level position with HTC,run. At least, that's the reputation the Taiwan-based manufacturer has unfortunately built over the last two years. Since 2012, no fewer than 22 members of its senior management have left the company. Some took off for personal reasons; others faced criminal charges; and still others moved on to different companies.
Concerns have been raised about Virgin Galactic 's safety and the pace at which development was driven, in the aftermath of the SpaceShipTwo crash which killed one pilot and left the other dependent on his automatic parachute deployment to survive.
the first earnings release since HPHe cut his teeth in the PC business at Acer, spending 11 years there before leaving to work a few jobs in his home country of Australia. He soon left again, for Singapore and China, rejoining the PC business again for Lenovo.At Lenovo, he mastered the supply chain skills it takes to profitably build PCs with their razor thin margins.
We've seen plenty ofmoddersbuildgaming PCsintotheir desks, but what about those of us without any DIY skills?Lian-Lihas stepped in, offering the DK-01 and DK-02, a pair of Table PC chassis that straddle the intersection between high-end technology and furniture.
Google is about to determine the future of smartwatches. Whenit announcedAndroid Wear-- its new platform for wearable technology (watches in particular) -- I was in London for an industry trade show, along with a number of wearables manufacturers. I'm not sure the timing was deliberate, but there's no doubt the mood in the room changed once the news broke.
In an almost surprising partnership, Samsung and AMD have announced that the two will be working together to bring the chip maker's FreeSync technology to the display manufacturer's upcoming line of Ultra HD capable monitors next year.
Next week, a Boston-based tech company called HubSpot plans to raise ~$100 million in an inital public offering on the New York stock exchange. Hubspot is a software-as-a-service company, which means it makes software that companies subscribe to, rather than simply buy and install. The software it makes is marketing software for small to medium-sized business.