Five years ago the market was abuzz with talk of cheap netbooks based on Intel’s Atom processors and AMD’s upcoming low-end APUs. Then Steve Jobs took to the stage with the first iPad in tow and the rest is history – netbooks died out faster than any PC form factor in recent history.
A few weeks ago AMD introduced its Volcanic Islands products at an event in Hawaii. Most of the line-up were just rebrands, but the flagship R9 290X and R9 290 weren’t.
Archos has been a manufacturer of Android tablets for some time now, with a full portfolio that scales up and down based on specs and use cases.
Ever since Google launched its $199 Nexus 7 last year, tablet makers have been looking for ways to come up with even cheaper devices to undercut Google and other brands who targeted the sub-$200 space. Smaller form factors were popularised by Apple’s iPad mini, too. As a result the tablet underwent a massive transformation over the last 12 to 15 months in what can only be described as a race to the bottom. However, we’re not at the bottom just yet.
You remember that story about Adobe getting a security breach that resulted in 3 million accounts being compromised? Well, it is actually 130 million accounts. And, if that wasn't bad enough, it appears that someone has published a Top 100 Adobe Passwords hit list. 123456 is the winner. Yes, 123456. No, we are sure. 123456 is the most used password in Adobe accounts that were recently hacked.
The news that Intel’s Galileo is on its way just underlines to me how the chip giant has lost its way.
A Chinese website has gotten its paws on images and benchmarks of Nvidia's GeForce GTX 780 Ti.
The IPPLI Mars i8 is a cylindrical Android set-top box powered by Rockchip's RK3188, a quad-core ARM Cortex A9 clocked @ 1.6 GHz paired with ARM's Mali-400MP4 GPU.
The Amscreen technology will estimate age and sex for advertisers, tailoring ads at gas pumps at Tesco gas stations. Yup. Minority Report.
Responsive Web Design is sweeping the online world and making it easier for users to get access to Internet sites, whether they’re using their desktop computers or mobile devices. While most web design trends often gain popularity overnight and quickly fade to obscurity, RWD clearly is here to stay.
The Rikomagic MK802 IV LE is an ARM-powered PC-on-a-stick that can be plugged into the HDMI port of a TV or monitor.
Ruediger Frank is a Professor of East Asian Economy and Society at the University of Vienna and Head of the Department of East Asian Studies. He got his hands on the SA-70, reviewed it and said, not bad.
The iPad Air went on sale on Friday. It's easier to compare it to its predecessor in the Apple stable, but not that easy when it comes to other vendors like Microsoft and Samsung.
We are power nappers. Well, actually, we just fall asleep at our desk. A lot. The original Ostrich Pillow was on our Christmas list. The new, Ostrich Pillow Light may become our best friend. This could be the single greatest invention we have seen this weekend.
40 Chinese students from the School of Automobile and Mechanical Engineering, Changsha University of Science & Technology (CSUST) have used 3D printing to build a race car. The Chinese are pinning their hopes on 3D printing to boos their automotive and aerospace industries.
The unfolding story surrounding BadBIOS has security experts at odds as to what is really happening and whether it even exists. If it does, it's a doozy.
This may be a classic case of narcissism now. The whistleblower who has unravelled the secret policies of the NSA has got a job in Russia, where he has temporary asylum, and is offering to provide witness to the Germany government. You can kick NSA ass for what it does in America, but really, opening up the door for Russians and Europeans? Is this a legitimate act of a guy who cares about his own country or someone who's gone cat lady crazy with paranoia?
Although they aren't much larger than a DVD drive, Gigabyte's BRIX line of mini-desktops are full-fledged PCs equipped with either Intel or AMD processors.
Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley and Davis are developing a chip that uses ultrasound waves to detect gestures. The chip is ideally suited to being used in wearable gadgets because of its convenience and low power consumption. Who wants to mess with a two inch smartwatch display anyhow.
LG and Google are delivering the first Android 4.4, KitKat, phone. The Nexus 5 is going to be available in every color imaginable as long as they are either white or black.