Microsoft admits Surface tablet debacle

PC vendors - including Hewlett Packard (HP) - are up in arms over Redmond's recent decision to enter the lucrative tablet market with its indigenously designed Surface devices.

Is benchmarking dead?

Benchmarking was once the holy grail for measuring PC speed and performance. But is the practice still relevant?

Report: Xbox 720 chip tapes out

Microsoft has reportedly taped out a next-gen chip for its upcoming Xbox 720 console.

How AMD almost had a Llano MacBook Air

Apple's MacBook Air lineup is currently powered by Intel x86 processors. But AMD could have been a real contender with its LLano chip, or so the story goes.

AMD rolls out first Bulldozer processors

AMD is currently shipping its first server processors based on x86 "Bulldozer" architecture.

Apple eyes a post-x86 future

Apple is reportedly eyeing a post-x86 future as it prepares to merge iOS and Mac OS X into a single unified platform.

Is Apple ditching Samsung for TSMC?

It seems as if Apple may be preparing to ditch Samsung for TSMC, as Cupertino will likely tap the latter company to build its next-gen A6 SoC in 2012.

Rumor: Apple builds ARM-powered MacBook Air

A Japanese website claims Apple is testing an ARM-based MacBook Air powered by the same A5 processor as the wildly popular iPad 2.

Report: Charlie Demerjian's Sony Vaio catches fire

Tech guru and former Inqster Charlie Demerjian has confirmed that his veteran Sony Vaio (running Linux) did, in fact, catch fire while he was innocently surfing in bed.