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.
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.
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.
Although LG 's earning and performance didn't take a big hit, at least compared to its dearest rival Samsung , the Korean company is still girding up its loins and focusing its resources on its big winners. Unfortunately, that usually means letting go of some models, even if they be well-loved previously.
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.
Several tech companies have revealed their workplace diversity numbers this year, and all of them largely show the same picture: a relative lack of diversity. The various companies have made their own various promises to work toward a solution to this, not the least of which is Microsoft.
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.
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.
Now that we're nearing Apple'sSeptember 9th reveal, more and more details about the event are starting to leak out. According toThe New York Times,the new and bigger iPhones will have a one-handed mode that can be toggled on or off to make their large screens easier to use. The new phones (and yes, there might be more than one) will reportedly come in 4.7-inch and 5.
In 2011, there was a thing smart people around the technology industry used to say.As prosaic as its origins may have been, Dorsey’s vision for Square was truly epic. He wanted to blow up the entire financial industry and reinvent the way the world bought and sold.It was that Jack Dorsey, the cofounder of Twitter and Square, was going to be the next Steve Jobs.
One of the programmers over at iFixit was having heat issues with his MacBook pro and as people from that site are wont to do, he decided to fix it himself. The fix involved some tricks that will make many a Mac fan cringe, he drilled into the sexy aluminum case and baked the machine in the oven.
The activist investor who has been calling for AOL and Yahoo to merge , owns shares in both companies, not just Yahoo. Starboard took a 2.4% stake in AOL during the third quarter, according to a regulatory filing that came out late on Friday, reports the Wall Street Journal. It previously owned a stake in AOL in 2012, which it used to run an activist campaign against that company .