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.
Intel isn't the only chip giant championingbattery life over performancethis year. AMD has revealedCarrizo, a processor range that's focused heavily on extending the running time of performance-oriented laptops. While there will be double-digit boosts to speed, there's no doubt that efficiency is the bigger deal here.
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.
Microsoft may have practically sealed the fate of Windows RT with the demise of the Surface (not Pro) tablets, but it seems it has something quite interesting in the works. Rumors of a 2K display, Snapdragon 805 device for Windows Phone have been going around but, considering recent announcements and rebranding, that seems to be taking a slightly different turn.
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.
Samsung's teasers for theGalaxy S6(or whatever it might be named) are getting decidedly lesscryptic. The company's latest hype video for the new smartphone promises that "borders will disappear" and "metals will flow" -- if there was any doubt that the next Galaxy is ditchingthe S5'sutilitarian plastic design, it's gone. There are further hints of a curved (and reflection-free) display, too.
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.
You might have a hard time distinguishing Qualcomm's newest Snapdragon 400 and 600-series chips from its more powerful brethren. As is usually the case, plenty of higher end features are trickling down through the chip giant's product line.
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.
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.
At Wikinvest, which got renamed Sigfig, we were constantly just two or three months away from not being able to make payroll. We constantly pivoted, two or three times."At the age of 34, Parker Conrad's life has been so fantastical, so filled with highs and lows, that it sounds like a made-for-TV movie.
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 .