Intel is taking another step in its slow push toward building a chip-to-order foundry business. FPGA designer Tabula has come forward to announce that it will have chips built by Intel. This augments the existing foundry parnership the semiconductor company has with Achronix Semiconductor, which announced its Intel collaboration last year.
Glasses-free 3D technology has been hit or miss since it first started making its way to the consumer market in late 2010. It's a neat feature to have in 3D digital camera preview displays and digital photo frames, but it's not winning a lot of fans when it comes to 3D phones, and the Nintendo 3DS hasn't exactly been a blockbuster. But if all it took was an accessible and relatively inexpensive peripheral to bring your computer to the next dimension, would you?
Spend-friendly tableteers splash out significantly more on online purchases than their smartphone and desktop/notebook counterparts, according to new research, with those doing their holiday 2011 shopping on an iPad or other slate spending 21-percent more on average than those using a traditional computer. In fact, tablet shoppers spend 54-percent more than smartphone shoppers, according to a new Adobe Digital Marketing Insights report, and are almost three times more likely to buy products and services.
Each year at CES, mostly we see random gadgets and notebooks. We do see some gaming desktops roll out though and this year iBUYPOWER is rolling out a new generation of its Erebus GT at the show. The new machine is designed to be a powerful rig indeed and it rocks epic liquid cooling and has overclocking features.
Though the actual origin of the name Apple Computer and how it was brought up might not set the world on fire with inspiration, the time between Steve Jobs' passing this year and now has been one furious maelstrom of interest in the historical leavings of the mastermind himself - so more than likely, you still want to know. The source of the information comes from a recently revealed (in short by the Associated Press) Stanford warehouse containing a vast archive of Apple-related media. Inside this historical treasure trove are documents, books, software bits, videos, and of course the original blueprint for the very first Apple computer, donated in 1997 after Jobs returned to Apple after his extended "hiatus", if you know what I mean.
If there's one factor that's to be commended without hesitation about the modern world's current selection of technological breakthroughs, its the fantastically tiny nature of devices like this new computer from Stealth. This is the next in line unit from the small family that is Stealth Computers. It's a 4.6 x 6.1 x 2.0 inch unit that'll sit in your hand without a problem at 1.2lbs (0.54kg) - that's small, and it's no deck of cards inside this similarly sized box. Also note that this is the smallest PC the group has yet offered.
John McCarthy didn't single-handedly invent what we now know widely as Artificial Intelligence, aka robot brains, but he did coin the term back in 1956 and is certainly one of the founders of the A.I. research field. Not only this, McCarthy was also a professor at Stanford University and a PhD in mathematics. The creator of the programming language Lisp passed away this week at the ripe old age of no less than 84 years.
When it comes to buying a computer the gamer and enthusiast out there often goes for a machine with power and looks. Many people like to build computer with cool lighting and other mods to the case to set their machine apart from the masses. Digital Storm makes gaming machines and has for a long time now.
In an announcement that's got some lovely holiday bells attached to it, VAIO today let loose some words on its expanding line of notebook computers. Where earlier this year the VAIO SA 13.3-inch screen size-having member of the VAIO S series, now there's a 15.5-inch model called the VAIO SE. In addition to a larger screen size and a dedicated 10-key, the entire piece of hardware is less than 1-inch thick, the VAIO SE has AMD Radeon Hybrid Graphics (up to 1GB VRAM) as well as a cool sheet battery that'll "double" your battery life. In addition to this, a software update comes to VAIO F and VAIO L desktops.
Apple has again scooped top spot in the American Customer Satisfaction Index 2011, maintaining a now eight year lead ahead of its computing rivals. The Cupertino firm climbed a single point from its 2010 score, to 87, and finished nine points ahead of its closest rival, HP. The ACSI credits Apple's "winning combination of innovation and product diversification" for its success.