Hardware

Nano SIM Tray Leaks; Believed to Find its Place Inside the iPhone 5

August 8, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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The Nano SIM hullabaloo has been here for some time and has been hovering around the Cupertino based Apple. The much-awaited iPhone is expected to come this fall and the talk in the tech world is that Apple will definitely introduce the smaller SIM card standard this time. Since Apple had even proposed its own […]

Microsoft Unveils New Mouse, Keyboard Designed for Windows 8

July 30, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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Microsoft has announced a new range of exclusive hardware accessories that are designed to accompany Windows 8 and there’s an update for the Touch mouse on the cards as well. The Wedge Touch mouse and Wedge Mobile Keyboard are joining the Sculpt Touch Mouse and Sculpt Mobile Keyboard. These are all designed to play nicely […]

Amazon Introduces Rentable Servers for App Developers [Video]

July 20, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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Almost everybody writes code for a living and almost every geeky guy you met on the street has an app under his name. With the popularisation of tablets and smartphones, app development has turned out to be a buzz word. Amazon is trying to catch some fish from that flood now. It has introduced SSD-backed […]

Intel 8-Core Itanium Chips Set for Arrival

July 17, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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Intel’s Itanium chip is all set to be back in the game, this time with the full power of 8 cores and a 32-nanometre manufacturing process. Though Itanium is widely assumed to be slow, Intel wants to revive it with the forthcoming 9500 series Itanium 64-bit processor. Though companies like Oracle think Itanium is doomed, […]

AMD HSA Foundation Live; Intel Has No Plans to Join

June 16, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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Advanced Micro Devices, ARM, Imagination Technologies, MediaTek, and Texas Instruments have come together to make programming easier for software developers, while taking advantage of both CPU and GPU computing, with the Heterogeneous System Architecture Foundation. Lisa Su, AMD senior vice president, said this is meant to make it easier for software developers. So they’re not designing […]

Freescale Integrated Sensor Platform for Windows 8 Portables Announced

June 6, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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As the world eagerly awaits Windows 8, Freescale Semiconductor has introduced an integrated sensor solution for portable devices based on the operating system. Freescale 12-axis sensor platform includes Xtrinsic MMA8451Q 3-axis accelerometer, Xtrinsic MAG3110 3-axis magnetometer, Xtrinsic MPL3115A2 precision altimeter, pressure and temperature sensor and an analog ambient light sensor, in addition to support for […]

Hybrid HDDs to Add Color to Dell and Fujitsu Ultrabooks

June 4, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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Competing with the HP Envy Series Ultrabooks, Dell and Fujitsu have decided that their ultrabooks will be featuring hybrid hard disks instead of conventional hard disks. These ultrabooks will be running on Intel’s Ivy bridge processors and are predicted to be the coming season’s top sellers. A hybrid HDD is different from standard hard drives […]

Dell Precision R5500 Rack Workstation Revealed

May 18, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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Adding one more excellent machine to its client virtualization solutions, Dell has introduced Precision R5500 rack workstation as part of its expansion plans. Touted as the first multi-user 2U Rack Workstation for virtualized 3D workloads, it is capable of connecting up to four users who dig professional graphics jobs from a single workstation no matter […]

AMD Trinity APUs Introduced

May 15, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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Following its rivals who have added new chips to their product line up, chip maker AMD also has brought in one more name to their processor line up the other day. Dubbed Trinity, this new chip from AMD, obviously, challenges Ivy Bridge from Intel’s stable, with similar features like the ability to offer extend battery […]

Qualcomm Stepping Up Game to Rival Intel

May 12, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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The processor is the most important part of any smart device; the better the processor, the better the device will be. There are a lot of companies out there that make processors though they might differ in genre, as some companies make processors for smaller gadgets like devices, where as others like AMD make processors […]

J&W M001 Cedar Trail Nettop Revealed; Sports Tiny Form Factor

May 11, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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Small is beautiful is an old formula in the consumer electronics market. The formula has found many takers, no matter what segment they play in. However, if you want to be in stealth mode as far as your computing elements are concerned, the new announcement from J &W may interest you. Following rival Foxconn’s revelation […]

Apple Alters Nano-SIM Design Proposal Following Criticism

May 9, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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Hope at least some of you still remember the last time when we reported the conflict of opinion between major smartphone players like Nokia and Apple about the designs that should decide the future of today’s Subscriber Identity Modules or simply SIM cards. There were a lot of differences in the designs submitted by Nokia […]

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