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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's not a big surprise, but Apple CEO Tim Cook isn't exactly a poor man. In the company's filed SEC Schedule 14A , it was disclosed that Cook pulled in a cool US$9,222,638 in compensation last year. Of that amount, $1,748,462 was his salary, non-equity incentive compensation was $6,700,000, and another $774,176 in "other compensation" added to the total. That total was over double the $4.
Cortana isn't the only part of Microsoft that's interested inpredicting the future. David Rothschild, an economist with the company's New York research lab, was behind the team that successfully guessedsix of last night's biggest Oscar winners, including the awards for best film, director, actor and actress.
When HTC's first One phone launched in 2013, it was praised as being the most gorgeous Android phone yet. It's still the only Android device to feature a unibody aluminum frame with build quality similar to the iPhone, and now the company is getting ready to launch a new version of the One next month.
It's no secret that Mountain View and Uber arefriends, what with Google Ventures investing $258 million into the ride-sharing service in 2013. But if both companies really are developing their own ride-sharing services that use driverless cars, as some publications are saying, then these friends will turn into rivals in the future.
Men's short-shorts may seem like an unlikely product for an ecommerce startup. But for Chubbies cofounders Kyle Hency, Rainer Castillo, Preston Rutherford, and Tom Montgomery, it was the most natural thing in the world to start a company based around retro-inspired shorts.
If your MacBook Pro has what appears to be an issue with its screen, there may be reprieve for you. In some older MacBook Pros, a GPU supplied by AMD wasn’t up to snuff, and is causing some users to see lines or otherwise glitchy behavior. Now, Apple is going to fix those computers for you, even if they’re out of warranty.
Console OS has a dream, one that Samsung and ASUS discovered to be a rather deadly one. It wants to enable fast and easy dual-booting of Windows and Android on a single PC, whether laptop or tablet, while offering the full potential of a regular Android installation. It flew to Kickstarter in search of support, which it found to some extent.
Why are these "clouds" being viewed from Earth by telescope, instead of from mars, by the MGO? This was one of the more pointed questions we received when our first exploration of the "Mars plume" was released earlier this week.
Looks like things are heating up at home. Apple 's smart home, that is. Joining a relatively few number of companies, Broadcom has just announced that its WICED platform, which stands for Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices, has been certified to comply with Apple's stringent requirements for HomeKit compatibility.
Target has agreed to a $10 million settlement with lawyers for victims of its2013 data breach, andCBS Newsreports it could pay individuals up to $10,000 each in damages. It has yet to be approved by a judge, but Target spokesperson Molly Snyder says the company is "pleased to see the process moving forward.
Can Microsoft deliver on its ambitious HoloLens project? Meanwhile, filmmaker Shari Frilot brings virtual reality to Sundance and Google starts disclosing unpatched security issues in OS X. Get caught up on today's technology news in theDaily Roundup.
Share buybacks are a common tactic large companies employ to boost their share price. The company buys back shares sold on the market, reducing the total number of shares available, thus boosting each outstanding share's price.A big part of Yahoo's value has been tied up to its ownership in Alibaba shares, the giant Chinese e-commerce site that had the largest IPO in the US last year.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC), but chose to work with Samsung because it was able to make Apple's chip at a smaller size, enabling a sleeker smartphone.Apple and Samsung are competitors in the smartphone market, but they're actually business partners when it comes to making Apple's proprietary processors that power the iPhone.