Intel Medfield Architecture for Smartphones Seen as Posing Tough Competition to Others

January 16, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Hope you remember our report on Intel CEO Paul Ottinelli’s announcement at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas about the company’s plan to push a new smartphone reference architecture to revolutionize the smartphone market. Early reviews of the chip architecture from Intel, dubbed Medfield, point that the new entrant will push back its existing […]

It is Thunderbolt Time, So Hints CES

January 13, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

When people think of Intel’s high-speed interconnect called Thunderbolt, they have only a limited option to consider, including  a high-end professional RAID from Promise, an expensive portable RAID from LaCie, a pricey display from Apple, and a $50 cable necessary to connect them all. But as the CES has seen many interesting products set to arrive this […]

Thunderbolt: I/O Speed-Demon

January 10, 2012, By George Lang

Your home computer communicates with its exterior peripherals (e.g., monitor, portable hard drive, DVD player, digital camera, etc.) through its input/output (I/O) interfaces. The latest technology, now being placed in both Apple and PC products is called Thunderbolt. The interface succeeds USB 3.0 and more than doubles its speed. In light of the fact that most computers being used […]

Intel Cedar Trail Silicon to Boost Performance of Netbooks

January 3, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Speed is one thing that will come along with the new netbooks that will ship with the all new Intel Cedar Trail silicon. More precisely, there will be an 18 percent better overall performance, including a two-fold increase in graphics speed while maintaining long battery life, according to Intel. As you know, high-end productivity has […]

Intel Thunderbolt to Become Public in April 2012

December 27, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Thunderbolt will strike down next year. Intel has announced, or rather notified, the company’s partners that the Thunderbolt technology will be out in the open in April 2012. Major PC makers are already en route to launching motherboards, desktop PCs and notebooks that support Thunderbolt. As of now, Apple is the only company whose products […]

Apple’s New A6 Quad-Core Chip: Samsung or TSMC?

December 13, 2011, By George Lang

By now, the fact that the A6 chip in Apple’s next-gen iPad 3 will be a quad-core, 28 nano-meter design is no surprise to most technophiles. That it figures to be installed in the upcoming iPhone 5 has been leaked. What you may not know is that it will likely be the brains of Apple’s new HDTV as well (MacRumors). […]

Intel Ivy Bridge Mobile Version Series Leaked

December 7, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Lots of talks are going on now about Intel’s next processor -Ivy Bridge. The next generation chip is believed to be hidden in most of the upcoming PCs. It is expected that the new Ivy Bridge’s mobile version powered devices will be seen around the second quarter of 2012. Today, we have some leaked bit […]

Samsung SE-208BW Smart Media Hub Introduced Officially; to Hit Stores in Early 2012

December 6, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

After the announcement in September, Samsung has finally brought forth its SE-208BW Smart Media Hub. The gadget is like any other media hubs you may have seen, except for one distinct functionality; it comes equipped with a CD/DVD burner. Now that’s something to be cheered about. In addition to swapping content, you can stream audio […]

The Secret Future of Mobile Computing

December 4, 2011, By George Lang

Long-anticipated quad-core processing is finally arriving this month to the tablet PC (e.g., ASUS Transformer Prime). But what lies in the secret wings of Silicon Valley may astound those who have already committed their pocketbooks to the 40 nanometer Tegra 3 process. California chip-maker nVIDIA plans to unveil an impressive array of 28 nanometer CPUs over […]

iPhone Battery Issues not Completely Done Away With post iOS 5.1 Update

December 3, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The iPhone 4S had troubled users with battery issues and Apple had released an update intending to fix those problems. The iOS 5.1 update was supposed to remedy the problem, but it does not look like the magic worked. While users do not unanimously say that the battery life got better or worse for that […]

Samsung Exynos 5250 Processor Ready; Gears Up for Q2 2012 Release

November 30, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Sammy, as you would agree, is always busy with new products in their labs. The latest we get to see at the Samsung workshops is the Exynos 5250 processor that comes with a clocking speed of 2GHz. We hear the powerful Exynos system-on-chip will be released during the second quarter of 2012. Earlier, Samsung had […]

“Knights Corner” Puts Intel Back in the Co-Processor Driver’s Seat

November 17, 2011, By George Lang

Intel introduced its latest super co-processor, Knights Corner, this week at Seattle’s supercomputing SC11 conference. About the size of a credit card, it is more powerful than Intel’s original 1997 teraflop (a trillion calculations per second) supercomputer that filled the room with nearly 10,000 Pentium Pro processors! Until now, competitors Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and nVidia have led the […]

Amazon Kindle Fire Innards Ruled Over by TI

November 16, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Wonder what makes up the much spoken about Amazon Kindle Fire? The amazing tablet that is ruling headline space as of now seems to be a happy house for TI silicon, Samsung and Hynix. Performing a surgery on a brand new Kindle Fire, folks at iFixit have found that the slate houses a 1 gigahertz […]

Samsung Secu-NFC Tightens Mobile Payments Security

November 15, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

If you haven’t noticed as of yet, let’s tell you this piece of news. Samsung has toughened security! The South Korean company has introduced a new near-field communications (NFC) chip that raises the level of security higher for users paying their money through smartphones. The new technological security, called as Secu-NFC or also as SENHRN […]

Devices for Doctors: Ritalin Prescription Machine?

November 11, 2011, By George Lang

OK… so, despite the fact that I’m in the middle of my doctoral program, I can’t yet be labeled with anything more than the “Hey, you… Almost a Doctor” Bill Cosby tag; so I’m going to let you, the readers, decide the value of this unusual device for yourselves. I will try to stay away from my […]

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