U.S. Navy to develop Transformers-style robot swarm

The U.S. Navy recently issued a proposal to build "a coordinated and distributed swarm of micro-robots" whose main function will be to create "novel materials and structures."

Intel shifts next-gen SSD into overdrive

Intel has debuted its next-gen Solid-State Drive (SSD) lineup. The 510 series offers users blazing (SATA) 6 Gigabits per second (Gbps) performance and boasts data transfers of up to 500 megabytes per second (MB/s).

Is mobile phone etiquette on a downward spiral?

As mobile phones fast become necessary fixtures in our everyday lives, mobile phone etiquette becomes more and more important. In fact, mobile misuse is becoming the new talking with your mouth full, offending people left and right.

Intel: Tablet takeover rumor is nothing but "bunk"

Intel CEO Paul Otellini has rebuffed claims that the traditional PC market is slowly being asphyxiated by a steady onslaught of sleek and sexy ARM-powered tablets.

ARM wants a RISC-based PC market

ARM CEO Warren East says he will be "disappointed" if the chip designer manages to capture only 20% of the traditional PC market by 2015. Indeed, ARM chips currently dominate the smartphone and tablet markets, but have yet to make significant inroads into the PC space - which is defended by Intel and its formidable arsenal of x86 architecture.

Nokia-Microsoft deal caused Intel CEO to curse

The deal between Nokia and Microsoft was so mind-boggling that Intel CEO Paul Otellini could only use profanity to express his feelings about it, he said in a speech at this week's Mobile World Congress.

The AMD Valentine’s Day Gift for Intel, or how I almost got divorced

So I’m sitting minding my business today when the following note is hand delivered to my wife with a cup of chocolates: Dear Rob, I heard that Sandy B broke your heart and wanted to let you know that I’m here for you. Oh, and I have a cousin from Llana Texas I’d like to introduce you to soon - I think you two will really hit it off!

Intel's x86-powered Medfield to support Android

Intel senior VP Anand Chandrasekher has confirmed that the x86-based mobile processor known as "Medfield" will support Google's Android operating system. 

Black Eyed Peas to play Super Bowl for free

You really can't turn on the radio without hearing a Black Eyed Peas song. That's probably why the band commands up to $350,000 per concert and raked in an overwhelming $81.6 million from touring. That's also why the band is playing the Super Bowl... for free?

Analyst says MeeGo is an epic fail

No one ever really believed that MeeGo would be capable of seriously competing against popular mobile operating systems like Android, iOS, BlackBerry and perhaps even Windows Phone 7. 

"Design error" identified in Sandy Bridge PCs

Intel has positively identified a "design issue" in a recently released support chip known as "Cougar Point."

No, Intel can't eliminate zero-day threats

A prominent security analyst has expressed skepticism over recent reports suggesting that technology developed by Intel will eliminate zero-day threats once and for all. 

Analysis: Intel partners with Will.i.am to create a new computing future

At Intel’s global sales meeting this week Will.i.am, who clearly gets points for creative naming, was confirmed as the Director of Creative Innovation.

Black Eyed Peas front man will.i.am named Intel creative director

Today Intel named Black Eyed Peas front man will.i.am Director of Creative Innovation for the company.

Intel gears up for protracted mobile battle

Intel is tapping its formidable x86 arsenal as it prepares a full frontal assault against rival ARM in the mobile market.

Chip Wars: Can x86 and MIPS take on ARM?

ARM-based chips are currently the undisputed heavyweight champions of the smartphone and tablet markets. But could x86 architecture and RISC-powered MIPS processors eventually challenge ARM's virtual lock on the lucrative mobile sector?

Intel licenses Nvidia tech for a cool $1.5 billion

Chip giant Intel has signed a lucrative, six-year cross-licensing agreement with Nvidia. 

Intel says initial Light Peak builds will be copper

Intel recently confirmed that its Light Peak interconnect technology is ready for deployment.

Want DX11? Wait for Ivy Bridge or go Fusion

Intel's recently launched Sandy Bridge platform does not support DX11. So, you can either wait for the next-gen Ivy Bridge, go Fusion (AMD), or buy a laptop that pairs Intel's chipset with a discrete GPU.

Intel's Mooly Eden and the best CES demos

I’m at CES this week and this is a demo show. The best events are those where the technology, not the executives, take center stage and the audience is in awe of what they are seeing.