Microsoft held its latest Build event last week and I’m pretty sure it caused most of the PC OEMs to freak out. This is because Microsoft announced a new focused workstation for developers called Project Volterra.

A cocktail of increased supply, slowing demand and added capacity is bringing down the price of graphics chips. It could also signal the beginning of the end of the semiconductor shortage that’s been plaguing the world since the start of the Covid pandemic.

Up until last week, for discrete graphics you had a choice of two vendors: AMD which was the leader in value, and Nvidia which tended to lead in absolute performance. While those two firms often trade places, the battlefield was well defined. Now, Intel is bringing high-performance graphics hardware...

Apple unveiled souped-up models of its iPhone SE and iPad Air, and introduced a new desktop at an online event Tuesday. In addition, Apple introduced the Studio Display, a 27-inch, 5K Retina screen with a 12 megapixel Ultra Wide camera and six speakers with spatial audio.

Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger is at risk for doing the right things while CEOs who are behaving badly enjoy incredible financial rewards. It seems like we are rewarding the wrong behavior. Let's talk about that this week, and we'll close with an offering announced last week which focuses on wireless charg...

Intel's US$20 billion plan to build in Ohio the largest semiconductor factory in the U.S. will be crucial to the United States' ability to both enforce technology sanctions against Russia if war breaks out, and to assure success if the war spreads and extends over a long period of time. Let's explor...

CES 2022 officially runs Jan. 5 to 7, though numerous big press events took place on Monday, one day earlier than originally planned. TechNewsWorld attended many of the press conferences and presentations virtually. We assembled a roundup of some of the major announcements and innovations that will ...

OK, don't get excited, the death of PCs and smartphones won't happen tomorrow. Nor did Qualcomm overtly declare their demise at the company's annual Snapdragon Tech Summit last week. However, it did announce a level of performance that will eventually make current smartphone and PC designs obsolete.

Two new processors were also unveiled by Apple. The M1 Pro supports up to a 10-core CPU and 16-core GPU, as well as up to 32 GB of unified memory. The M1 Max supports a 10-core CPU, up to 32-core GPU, and 64GB of unified memory. Apple claims that the new Macs can get up 21 hours of battery life.

"Companies are realizing that supply chain issues could cause problems, and so many companies shifted more from the just-in-time method of manufacturing to building up a lot of inventory," said IDC Research Director Phil Solis. "Everyone started ordering more chips than they needed which is a big pa...

The advantage of using a VR rig without a tether is huge because in a complex movement-oriented game you tend to get tangled in the tether. Let's talk about the Oculus Quest 2 this week and the announcement that this class of products is about to embrace 5G for its next generation. We'll close with ...

ARM and x86 have been doing battle for the last decade. ARM tried to move into the server market and failed; Intel, which carries most of the x86 burden, tried to move on cellphones and failed. The battle for tablets is ongoing with ARM in the lead, and the battle for notebooks continues with Intel ...

As cryptocurrency values continue to rise, cryptojacking becomes more attractive to cybercriminals. Now, a powerful hardware-based threat detection technology is being integrated into a Microsoft enterprise security product to help protect businesses from cryptojacking malware. The action integrate...

Apple introduced a new version of its iMac desktop and a powerful upgrade of its iPad Pro tablet at an online event Tuesday. Both are based on Apple's M1 chip. Ordering for the new iMac starts on April 30, with shipments starting in the second half of May. TechNewsWorld spoke with several analysts t...

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