Apple fanboys rejoice at erroneous Mac Pro teardown

Apple fanboys woke up this morning to the news that Macbooks were cheaper than Windows machines. It's not true, but these are fanboys so what do you expect? Depth? Clarity? Hah! Suck it, World, Apple is benevolent and wise.

Apple's 2014 plans will make Christmas 2013 kinda sucky

It's Christmas, and there's probably a lot of Apple shopping going on. Everyone is thinking, Yay! I am getting me some cool new Apple stuff. Have the iPad Air, the iPhone 5S, and even the new Dyson-esque Mac Pro? They're obsolete, idiot. You should have waited until 2014.

Lini is a Haswell PC for Linux

 (or Windows)

The Lini PC is a small desktop computer with an Intel Haswell processor. The system is designed to run either Xubuntu 13.10 (Linux) or Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro.

Can virtual reality headgear ever go mainstream?

Andreessen Horowitz, the ScarJo of venture firms, has just put $75 million into Oculus Rift to help the company take its technology mainstream. But, 3D isn't really taking off, and has never really taken off, beyond short term hype.

Google buys Apple stuff but Apple doesn't buy Google stuff

Google has decided that it is best to have security by obscurity and has invested in shedloads of expensive Macs.

FreeBSD doesn't trust Intel and Via processors

FreeBSD operating system developers have decided that they will no longer allow users to trust processors manufactured by Intel and Via to provide random numbers.

Rambus and Micron settle after 12 years of litigation

Chipmaker Micron and the former chip designer turned patent troll Rambus have finally ended a 12 year court battle.

4chan Xbox One hack bogus and destructive

A hack for the Xbox One, which claims to make Xbox 360 games playable on the new system, is a prank which breaks the console.

Samsung’s 1TB SSD weighs in at 8.5 grams

Samsung has introduced a 1TB mSATA solid state drive (SSD) that weighs in at a scant 8.5 grams and measures approximately 3.85mm (0.15 inches) thick.

Early glimpse of the Asus Padfone Mini

Asus is all set to launch its mini phone/tablet hybrid later this week. However, pictures of the Asus Padfone Mini are already circulating online and can be viewed below.

Microchips can't get much cheaper despite Moore's Law

Broadcom Chairman and CTO Henry Samueli  has warned that Moore's Law is breaking down and is not making chips cheaper these days.

Acer debuts a new AIO (Aspire Z3-600)

Acer has debuted a new AIO (all-in-one) PC just in time for the holiday season. Dubbed the Aspire Z3-600, the Windows 8 system is equipped with a 21.5 inch full HD display, an Intel (quad-core) Pentium processor and offers up to 2.5 hours of battery life.  

Retail Radeon chips still go slower than review versions

Chimpzilla's Radeon R9 290 and 290X review copies appear to be performing better than retail versions.

AMD Kaveri leaked on the web

Hot Hardware has got its paws on leaked slides of AMD's next-generation Kaveri APU.

Asus VivoPC mini-desktop has a $320 price tag

The Asus VivoPC mini-desktop - loaded with Windows 8 (64-bit) - is currently available in the US at a base price of $320.

Worldwide PC shipments to fall more than 10% in 2013

  According to IDC, lack of interest in PCs means that beyond replacement of existing systems there isn't much else to hold consumers' attention with the platform. The report tries to be a little upbeat, forecasting some growth in 2015, but that comes after projected drops in the next two years that don't support the notion of future growth under any circumstance.

Top ten tech items to grab this shopping weekend

The holiday season is upon us. Let us rejoice by meeting up with family, eating delicious food, angrily honking our horns at people who steal our parking spot, and arguing with other shoppers at retail stores.

Has Intel totally lost the plot?

When newly hatched Intel CEO Brian Krzanich told analysts that Intel was moving into the foundry business, a thousand jaws in the semiconductor business must have dropped.

The futility of comparing Xbox One to PS4

There is no direct comparison between the two consoles. You can't do it on features. You can't do it on games. You can't do it based on any objective criteria. You need to just pick one and play the hell out of it. Why is that so hard?

Organization waves goodbye to desktop PCs

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has moved to a mobile model and in the process reduced its PC energy costs by as much as 90 percent.