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Laptop Avant-Garde John Ellenby Passes Away At 75

John Ellenby, a British computer engineer, died on Aug. 17 in San Francisco from a yet-to-be-determined cause. Ellenby founded Grid Systems, which produced the world's first successful clamshell laptop.

Computers August 29, 2016

AMD Zen Path Uncovered: Inside The Development Process, Shaping Up As Fearsome Intel Rival

AMD has revealed a slew of technical details about its upcoming Zen CPUs. Looking at the technical specs, it looks like rival Intel might have something to be worried about.

Computers August 25, 2016

HP Uses New Laptop Privacy Screens To Keep Nosy People Out Of Your Business

HP unveiled the HP Sure View, an optional feature for integrated privacy screens for both the HP EliteBook 840 and EliteBook 1040. Pressing a single button activates the feature and blacks out the screen when viewed from an angle.

Computers August 25, 2016

MIT Researchers Develop Smart Routers To Solve Wi-Fi Problem With Overcrowded Networks

MIT researchers propose that MegaMIMO, a smart router system, can solve Wi-Fi problems in congested and overcrowded networks. It may also be a possible solution to the United States' Spectrum Crunch dilemma.

Computers August 24, 2016

Best Laptops For Students 2016: Asus Zenbook UX305, HP Chromebook 14, Alienware 13 And More, Plus Tips On How To Choose

The return to school is just around the corner, so students might now be looking to purchase a new laptop. Here are a few suggestions, along with some tips on how to choose the perfect one.

Computers August 22, 2016

HP Omen X Desktop Is A Glowing Cube Built For Intense Gaming

HP steps back into the gaming scene with the Omen X Desktop, a cube-shaped PC designed to support 4K and VR. The form factor is not just for looks either, as it offers some big benefits too.

Computers August 17, 2016

Nvidia GTX 10 Series Brings Desktop-Level GPUs To Laptops: VR-Ready, Powered By Pascal Architecture

Nvidia has taken a giant leap forward by releasing the new GTX 10 Series for laptops and notebooks. The Pascal-based architecture of the 1080, 1070 and 1060 GPUs will make notebooks VR-friendly and give them gaming capabilities of desktop magnitude.

Computers August 16, 2016

Onion Omega2 vs. Raspberry Pi Zero: Which Tiny Computer Should You Buy?

The new Onion Omega2 is making the headlines as the tiniest computer, but how does it compare with the Raspberry Pi Zero? Here's a quick comparison between the two, from specs and features to price and size.

Computers August 16, 2016

HP's Cheap Stream Laptops Get Fanless Design, 14-Inch Model And More On A Budget: Chromebooks, Watch Out!

HP's cheap laptops just got an attractive revamp, adding cool new upgrades while retaining the affordability aspect. The 2016 HP Stream notebooks now boast fanless designs, Windows 10, faster Wi-Fi and more tricks, making them ready to take on Google's Chromebooks.

Computers August 11, 2016

Seagate Unleashes 60 TB SSD: Imagine What You Can Do With All That Storage

Seagate has unveiled a 60 TB SSD, which is the largest capacity SSD in the world. The drive is capable of storing 400 million photos or 12,000 DVD movies, and is expected to be released next year.

Computers August 10, 2016

AMD Radeon RX 470 Review Roundup: What Experts Are Saying

AMD launched the RX 470 graphics card at an affordable price that has been applauded by the gaming industry. Here are what reviewers have to say about the AMD GPU.

Computers August 5, 2016

Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Customers Could Get $30 Refunds In False Advertising Settlement

Nvidia has proposed a settlement for the class action lawsuit filed against the company over false advertising claims on the GeForce GTX 970. The settlement, if approved, would refund $30 to customers for each unit of the GPU purchased.

Computers July 31, 2016

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air vs Apple MacBook Air (2015): Design, Specs And Price Comparison

Xiaomi launched its first laptop, the Mi Notebook Air, which may give stiff competition to the Apple MacBook Air (2015). Here is a comparison of the two from Xiaomi and Apple.

Computers July 28, 2016

MacBook Air Too Expensive? Meet Xiaomi's Mi Notebook Air, The Cheaper Mac Alternative

Xiaomi unveiled its first laptop, the Mi Notebook Air, and it seems to be gunning for the MacBook Air’s audience. The laptop comes in two variants and stands out in a few key areas, including affordability and portability.

Computers July 27, 2016

Nvidia Quadro P6000 Rocks 24 GB RAM, Whopping 3,840 Cores: 'World's Fastest GPU' For VR

Nvidia announced another addition to its Pascal architecture-based GPUs, in the form of the Quadro P6000. The powerful graphics unit is targeted at professionals in the fields of animation and science and can rock up to 12 teraflops of FP 32 performance.

Computers July 26, 2016

Nvidia Unveils $1,200 Titan X Graphics Card: Overpowered At 11 Teraflops

Nvidia has announced its biggest GPU – the latest Titan X. The new graphics card will be available in North America and Europe starting Aug. 2 and will have a price tag of $1,200.

Computers July 22, 2016

Seagate Unveils World's Largest Consumer Hard Drive With 10 TB Capacity And Performance To Match

Seagate has unveiled the world's largest consumer hard drive, which has 10 TB of space — a privilege once thought reserved for those running servers.

Computers July 19, 2016

MacBook Air-Like Xiaomi Mi Notebooks Could Debut On July 27: What To Expect

Xiaomi has been teasing a launch event set for next week, where a couple of Mi Notebooks could break cover. The laptops are said to pack high-end specs and resemble Apple's sleek MacBook Air.

Computers July 18, 2016

Acer Chromebase 24 AIO Now Available: Specs, Pricing Options And More

Acer is expanding options for business professionals and is now offering an entry-level Chromebase 24. This much affordable version carries most of the AIO capabilities of previous Chromebase products.

Computers July 14, 2016

Samsung Unwraps Massive 4 TB 850 EVO SSD: Speed And Space In One Package

Samsung silently unveiled its 4 TB 850 EVO SSD on its site. Here is what to expect from this particular variant of the 850 EVO.

Computers July 12, 2016

Asus Chromebook C301SA: FHD Display, 64 GB Storage With $299 Price Tag

Asus lifted the veils off its affordable Chromebook with 64 GB of storage. Here's what makes the all-new Asus Chromebook C301SA different from other Chromebooks in the market.

Computers July 12, 2016

AMD Fixes RX 480 Power Draw Issue As Promised With 16.7.1 Driver

As promised, AMD has released its software solution for the RX 480’s power draw issues uncovered just last week. Driver update 16.7.1 delivers the fixes as intended, alongside a few performance tweaks that provide overall smoother gameplay.

Computers July 11, 2016

Microsoft Creates Largest DNA Storage Trove To Date: OK Go Video, 100 Books Successfully Stored To DNA

Microsoft managed to embed more than 100 books and an OK Go Video on a strain of DNA, setting the ground for future storage revolution. This marks a new record for DNA storage, heralding an exciting new era.

Computers July 9, 2016

Feds Issue Alert That Symantec, Norton Antivirus Products Could Let Hackers Hijack Computers

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued an alert, warning of Symantec and Norton security risks. Severe vulnerabilities could allow hackers to take control of a computer or network, so it's paramount to get the latest security patches immediately.

Computers July 8, 2016

Man Builds Huge Megaprocessor For 'Tetris,' And It's Awesome [Video]

A software engineer has built an enormous computer system, which he refers to as Megaprocessor. Rightfully so, as the complete system spans an entire room and is fully functional, capable of running games like 'Tetris' and 'Tic-Tac-Toe.'

Computers July 7, 2016

Macbook Pro 2016 May Replace Macbook Air For Good

The MacBook Air remains well loved for its reliability and consumer-friendly pricing. But major changes seem to herald the MacBook Pro 2016 as the new flagship model the world is eagerly waiting for.

Computers July 6, 2016

AMD To Fix RX 480 Power Draw Issue Via Upcoming Patch

Fair warning: abandon ship! AMD RX 480 might be killing your motherboards. Issues arose after the consumer-friendly GPU’s launch just last week, though the company is reportedly working on a patch to avoid further motherboard deaths.

Computers July 5, 2016

Das Keyboard Goes To Kickstarter, Unwraps Cloud-Connected Keyboard

Das Keyboard is launching a new mechanical keyboard, dubbed the 5Q, which features a standalone cloud-connection technology. The company, however, needs help funding the final stages of the project and has taken to Kickstarter to call for interested backers.

Computers July 2, 2016

HP Chromebook 11 G5 Gets Touch-Screen Option Perfect For Android Apps

HP has unveiled its Chromebook 11 G5, a cloud-centric laptop that boasts a nifty feature: an optional touch screen. The Chromebook is also said to feature up to 12.5 hours of battery life.

Computers June 28, 2016

Deal Alert: Original Chromebook Pixel Now $398.99 On eBay (Open Box)

eBay users are able to get an original Chromebook Pixel for only $398.99. The previously ultra-expensive but reliable Chromebook comes with a small caveat that more than makes up for the price difference.

Computers June 27, 2016

RIP Thunderbolt Display: Here Are The Best Alternatives You Can Buy Now

Apple confirmed that it has discontinued Thunderbolt displays and the monitor will not be restocked. Here are some of the alternatives to the Apple Thunderbolt display.

Computers June 25, 2016

Samsung Notebook 7 Spin Foldable Windows 10 Convertible: Specs, Price And Release Details

Samsung announced a sleek new Notebook 7 spin convertible, which sports a 360-degree touch screen display and powerful specs. The Windows 10 2-in-1 comes in three configurations, so here's all you need to know about specs, prices and options.

Computers June 23, 2016

Nvidia Unveils PCIe Tesla P100 GPU Based On Pascal Architecture To Supercharge Deep Learning And HPC Applications

Nvidia announced that its PCIe Tesla P100 GPU for servers will be on the shelves this year, and the preliminary tests are promising. The Pascal architecture that powers the GPU should yield ferocious performance for low infrastructure costs.

Computers June 21, 2016

Intel Unleashes Xeon Phi Standalone Processors To Fuel AI And Machine Learning: Here's The Deal

Intel announced new-generation Xeon Phi processors that can be used for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. Widespread availability of the new processors will start in September.

Computers June 22, 2016

China's Fastest Computer Without US Chips Prevails In Top500 Supercomputer Ranking

For the first time, China is now leading the pack of the fastest supercomputers in the world, edging past the United States. Its new supercomputer runs entirely on Chinese-made processors.

Computers June 20, 2016

Mozilla Firefox vs. Google Chrome vs. Microsoft Edge: Which Browser Is Best For Windows 10 Battery Life?

Microsoft found that its Edge browser was the most energy- and power-efficient in a series of tests on a Surface Book compared with Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Opera.

Computers June 20, 2016

Meet KiloCore, A CPU With 1,000 Cores: Here's What It Can Do

University of California (UC) researchers developed 1,000-core processor called KiloCore, which is capable of executing 115 billion instructions in one second. The chip is made by IBM using 32-nanometer CMOS technology.

Computers June 20, 2016

Best Buy Offers $300 Discount On Select Apple 12-Inch MacBook Models

Best Buy is offering a $300 discount on certain models of the 2016 12-inch MacBook of Apple. The 256 GB MacBook is being sold for $999, while the 512 GB version is being sold for $1,299.

Computers June 18, 2016

Android Apps Are Now Available On Chrome OS, But There Is One Catch

Google Play Store support was added to the Chrome OS 53 developer build, but only for the Asus Chromebook Flip.

Computers June 17, 2016

New Computer Algorithm Sifts Social Media Posts To Predict Next ISIS Terror Attack

Posts on Russia-based social media site VKontake revealed how the ISIS terrorist group manage to grow and organize online. How can online activities and behaviors of sympathizers help predict and possibly prevent future attacks?

Computers June 17, 2016

Samsung Dives Deeper Into Big Data And The Cloud With Joyent Acquisition: Why This Matters

Samsung recently bought Joyent, and the two companies will join forces to provide the OEM with the cloud storage technologies that it could not build on its own.

Computers June 16, 2016

Quantum Computing, AI And More: How The Future Of Technology Is Shaping Up, As Per Andy Rubin

Andy Rubin talked about the developing technologies in the next decade, and his money is on AI, robotics and quantum computing. The tech veteran has high hopes for the future, and is ready to invest a lot in it.

Computers June 15, 2016

AMD Showcases Radeon RX Series At E3, Touting Performance For Gaming On A Budget

AMD’s helm, Lisa Su, went on stage at the E3 2016 to present her company’s plans for GPU deployment. Gamers found out that aside from the RX 480, two additional powerful and affordable cards are in tow.

Computers June 14, 2016

E3 2016: Alienware Goes All Out With OLED Laptop And Powerful Desktops

Alienware celebrated its 20th anniversary by going all out in this year’s E3 convention. The Dell subsidiary unveiled three new powerful desktop computers and its much-awaited Alienware 13 OLED-display gaming laptop.

Computers June 15, 2016

Samsung And EA Band Together, Showcase Curved Monitors For Gamers

Samsung is gearing up to be a serious competitor in the gaming monitors scene. Pushing forward with its latest curved monitors, the tech hardware company recently partnered with EA Games to establish a strong foothold in the gaming industry.

Computers June 15, 2016

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