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All posts tagged "Intel"

  • HP, Microsoft reinvent the netbook with fanless $199 Stream machine

    Hewlett-Packard, makers of traditionally high-quality portable machines, has unveiled what it thinks is the future of Windows-based mobile computing — the netbook, or what it’s calling the Stream 11. Although not a completely far-fetched move considering the direction mobile computing is heading — especially considering the role Windows 8 had in converting non-touchscreen-believers — the idea of the re-emergence of the netbook — a device that was ultimately killed by the tablet — is a tad insane. At the same ironic token, HP is also offering two new tablets, powered by Intel — one boasting a 7″ screen and the other,...

  • It’s never enough: Intel releases new 18-core, DDR4-ready Xeon E5 range

    Intel’s promising some enormous performance gains from its new Xeon E5 CPUs. Launched at yesterday’s Developers Forum, the company is claiming “27 new performance records” for the chips and probably another 27 for the price alone. The Xeon range is largely marketed as server or workstation-grade CPUs and is the flagpole atop of Intel’s performance massif, so any refresh or newly released batch of Xeon make some much welcomed noise. In the case of the Core i7 and Core i5 refreshes earlier this year, we received a new manufacturing process and clockspeed boost, but not much else. Haswell-E, of course,...

  • Intel, Opening Ceremony unveil $1000 smartband for supermodels

    Guess who just crashed the wearable party? Intel, partnering with fashion company Open Ceremony, has finally unveiled the MICA fashion-first smartband that was announced back in January. The microchip maker was largely in charge of the electronics while Open Ceremony’s design team took care of aesthetics. The result is something so snazzy that the companies needed a pair of supermodels to showcase it. And what’s more — it’ll likely set buyers back a full US$1000 once its released. It seems just as the Guardian Angel pendant was geared towards female buyers, the MICA, or “My Intelligent Communication Accessory” is the same...

  • WiGig, Rezence, Skylake aim to kill wired computing and charging by 2016

    Intel has figuratively cut the cord, announcing yesterday that its next platform will revolve solely around wireless data transfer and charging technology, reports CNET. The platform dubbed “Skylake” will signal the death of wired computing as we known it, instead adopting the WiGig wireless data transfer and Rezence wireless charging standards. Many computer users loathe the dust-laden cable spaghetti plaguing their workstations, but Kirk Skaugen, senior vice president of the PC Client Group has unveiled at Computex, how this could be a thing of the past. Skylake will make use of WiGig (802.11 ad), capable of 7Gbps transfers, or around...

  • Intel’s fanless Core M CPU to power tablet hybrids of tomorrow

    While Apple’s currently getting all the attention at WWDC, Intel has made a big announcement of its own, revealing that it will showcase its “world first” Broadwell range of 14nm CPUs at Computex. According to Intel, the CPU will be unveiled in a 12.5″ reference hybrid machine that is just 7.2mm thick and weighs a mere 670g. It will be the company’s “most energy efficient Core processor in the company’s history.” Dubbed the Core M series, the company’s new range of processors, “purpose built for 2-in-1s,” will allow manufacturers to produce even thinner hybrid machines with spades of processing power. This...

  • Intel brings chatty virtual butler ‘Jarvis’ to your smartphone

    From the Xbox One and a Moto X to Her and Siri, voice recognition tech is becoming more common from ordering pizza, Skyping a friend or attempting an autobiography. In a recent interview with Quartz, Intel’s head of wearables Mike Bell spoke about its Jarvis project — a piece of wearable tech that would give users voice control over their device, even offline. The bluetooth headset sits in your ear and connects with your smartphone. It’s similar to the existing voice-controlled Google Glass but is said to have faster recognition response time. This could theoretically mean that having natural conversations...

  • Beast mode: Asus unveils world’s first quad-mode, Dual-OS laptop [CES2014]

    After some 4K TV announcements by LG, Panasonic and Sharp at International CES today, Asus Chairman Jonney Shih jolted us awake with his usual energetic flair, revealing Asus’s 2014 lineup which includes new phones, a gamer-oriented monitor and the craziest four-in-one laptop-tablet we’ve ever seen. What Asus is calling the Transformer Book Duet TD300 is being touted by the Taiwanese company as the world’s first quad-mode, Dual-OS laptop and tablet. Asus, who alluded to the TD300 in a campaign pre-CES, revealed that the Dual-OS laptop-tablet hybrid runs on a fourth generation Intel Core CPU – likely Bay Trail – and...

  • Intel launches Haswell-powered laptop and hybrid range in South Africa

    Loads of stuff happened at rAge this weekend. So it’s fitting for Intel to finally launch its new range of Haswell-stuffed laptops and tablets in South Africa. Intel has launched its 4th generation Intel Core processor family, enabling a new generation of Ultrabooks and tablet-laptop hybrids to hit homes and offices in style. Vince Resente, territory manager for South and Sub-Saharan African at Intel, said the new processor would allow laptops and tablets to run all day on a single battery charge while delivering “leading edge graphics and performance”: “The new processors deliver a 50 percent improvement in battery life, which...

  • Gigabyte’s Brix II is an awesome pocket gaming PC with Iris Pro GPU

    If you want a PC big enough to fit into your pocket look no further. The cute yet powerful Gigabyte Brix II is about the shape of, well, a brick and the size of an Xbox 360 controller. You’ll have to supply your own peripheries though including the monitor, memory, mouse and keyboard or controller. Gigabyte recently presented one of its latest compact PCs powered by Intel’s latest 4th gen processors, the Iris Pro. These pocket gaming PCs carry the power of a high-end laptop in a rather small cube. According to The Verge, the Iris Pro is capable...

  • AMD debuts new mobile-friendly CPUs: ‘Warsaw,’ ‘Seattle’, ‘Berlin’

    AMD has just announced a new “roadmap” of city-titled CPUs, which include an interesting move towards entering the smartphone and tablet markets. Chip supplier AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) is attempting to gain some ground in a market dominated by Intel. It’s a three-step process where we’ll be introduced to the aptly coined “Warsaw,” “Berlin” and “Seattle” chips. ARM-based chips are engineered for reduced costs, heat and power usage which nicely fit tablet and smartphone designs. Seattle is hoping to “bring AMD out of Intel’s shadow,” and will only start releasing samples of the chip early next year. The official release...