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All posts tagged "Intel"

  • Intel launches 18-core Xeon monster, Skylake arriving Q3 2015

    Those of you who have waited for Intel to make the first move before planning your next gaming rig and breathe a sigh of relief. The Santa Ana chipmaker has finally revealed its Intel Skylake-S roadmap, which will see a slew of new 14nm desktop processors hit the market. But while this is all beautiful vistas gazing towards the future, Intel hasn't forgotten about its enterprise, server and workstation crowd. It has launched a new Xeon processor family, branded as E7-8800 & E7-4800 v3, based on the Haswell-EX core. The flagship E7-8800 is a behemoth, boasting 18 cores clocked at 2.5GHz,...

  • Intel Braswell is the new lightweight SoC for ultramobiles, budget PCs

    Without any fanfare, Intel has launched the Bay Trail upgrade, Braswell, to market, boasting a reduced die size and lower power consumption. Intel Braswell is an entry-level chipset, and intended for use on ultraportable machines, low-cost laptops and cheap, compact PCs, with Gen 8 series graphics and up to four cores. That's pretty spiffy for low cost chips then, ranging between US$107 to US$161. The Intel Braswell line will initially offer four chips, with three labeled as Celeron and one as Pentium, as per Intel's new naming tradition. All SoCs will boast the new Airmont cores, but the latter will feature...

  • CES 2015 roundup part one: from Acer to MSI

    The earliest and (arguably) most important technology extravaganza of the year has come and gone, and while the theme of CES 2015 seemed to be wider, thinner and shinier is better, there were some genuinely exiting technologies that left our mouths agape. Considering that the internet of things, 4K resolution screens, curved screens, quantum dot screens, ridiculously thin screens (just, many screens, essentially) and a number of interesting products were well represented at this year's fiesta, CES 2015 was predominantly the year of the couch potato. There were some more interesting launches catering for the casual gamer, the mobile media...

  • ‘Need For Speed’, drone pong and CES: this week’s TGIF video roundup

    TGIF, and we really shouldn’t be at work, but that won’t stop us from gandering through the week’s best tech, gadget and gaming videos, now will it? There goes the holidays, am I right? Although most of the working citizens of this world are back to their uncomfortable office chairs staring into their screen for eight hours a day, we don't want those eight hours to be wholly unproductive. Thanks to the internet, there's always something more interesting to do in the office, like catch up on this week's best gadget, gaming and tech videos, for example. In this weeks avalanche of...

  • Intel Compute Stick turns your TV into a quad-core Atom PC

    When Intel isn't building tiny button-sized wearable platforms, it's coughing up some more interesting consumer level tidbits. Outed this week is the company's HDMI computer-in-a-stick challenger; it's also called the Compute Stick, which is exactly what it is, really. And simple is the name of the game here. The Chromecast-like dongle runs a full version of Windows 8.1, and probably Windows 10 in the very near future once its out in the wild, and will more than happily run its bevy of apps on any HDMI TV screen. Effectively, that means Netflix and Hulu are fair game, but also apps...

  • Intel Curie is the button-sized wearables platform of the future

    Intel is no stranger to the realm of silicon, and the company needs no introduction on that part, but it has struggled to play a primary role in devices below the 7" screen mark. Although the company's tiny US$50 Raspberry Pi-like Edison board has been available for developers of wares for over a year, Intel has announced a new challenger to the sub-sized micro-board market, and its much, much smaller. The Intel Curie carries a 32-bit Quark microprocessor fit with 384kb flash memory, Bluetooth LE, motion sensors and the ability to charge its host. In essence, it's Intel's Internet of...

  • Tizen, quantum dots and 8 things we can expect at CES 2015

    Another year, another slew of conferences and exhibitions taking centre stage in the first quarter of 2015, and kicking off the year in true flash Vegas style is CES. The International Consumer Electronics Show takes place this year between 6 and 9 January, and we're already planning for some massive announcements from some of the biggest names in the tech sphere. Last year (2013) we saw some massive announcements from the likes of Sony and Panasonic's 4K OLED launch, Bill Clinton coming out with support for Samsung (of all companies) and who can forget Nvidia's debut of its "Project Shield" gaming...

  • Intel’s banking on Internet of Things technology, launches own IoT platform

    The Internet of Things (IoT) -- now there's a term we haven't heard too much of lately. But Intel, the world's leading chip maker, is getting in on the act. The company has announced that it will be bringing some order into a rather fragmented market, by launching its own IoT platform. Thanks to the lack of predefined standards and structures, the Internet of Things movement has suffered this year after such a monumental rise in late 2013. Intel hopes that its framework will help to remedy this, and bring about a new interest in the possibilities of the IoT world. "The...

  • Intel, Google will join forces to craft next version of Google Glass

    According to reports from the Wall Street Journal, Google might dump Texas Instruments in favour of Intel horsepower in the next iteration of Google Glass. Currently, the American chip manufacturer provides the thrust behind Google Glass, but the internet giant may turn its back on America in search of Taiwanese silicon, suggest people familiar with the matter. Intel does have considerable experience in producing lightweight, energy efficient CPUs, but primarily for larger devices. The move should come as no surprise though, especially since Intel has been vying for a larger mobile device market share. Of course, that hasn't gone particularly swimmingly of...

  • 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,...