The popularity of Raspberry PI board has not gone un-noticed by big boys like Intel and Microsoft. The two companies are joining hand with a hardware manufacturer CircuitCo, the maker of BeagleBone Black and MinnowBoard; in creating a low-cost SoC development board called Sharks Cove.
Apple has finally rolled out the its refresh of its MacBook Pro with Retina Display line. The slightly revamped specs match what was leaked from China yesterday, with the absence of a new super-powered model. This time, however, we also get to see what has changed with the 13-inch models as well.
A refresh of Apple's 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro models might be on its way, boasting of beefier specs at almost no extra cost. The Cupertino-based company will also be expanding that line with a total of four models to choose from. That is, if this leaked photo from the company's store in Chongqing, China is to be given credence.
Acer is trying to be a trailblazer in the Chromebook market by launching the Chromebook C720. While Chromebooks don't usually inspire awe and wonder, this one just might. This Acer Chromebook boasts of being the first to come with a 4th generation, meaning Haswell, Intel Core i3 CPU, bringing speed and performance to this usually underpowered device line.
The so-called Internet of Things (IoT) is really becoming a thing now that a consortium has been formed around it. The Open Interconnect Consortium is spearheaded by a literal few of the players in that nascent smart industry, like Samsung and Intel, but perhaps more interesting are the names that are not on the founders list.
It has been just a bit over 5 years but, like that proverbial elephant, the European Union doesn't forget, even if Intel wished it did. The region's General Court has just confirmed the European Commission's 2009 verdict that could see the chip maker pay as much as €1.06 billion, which, with today's exchange rates, stand at $1.44 billion.
Intel's wireless ambitions don't just end at high-speed cable free charging for your ultrabook, with the company also planning to finally launch a WiGig docking system in 2015. WiGig will be an integral part of Intel's Maple Peak wireless system, and will show up alongside certain notebooks and tablets running the Broadwell chips inside Intel's stunning tablet reference design.
This week Intel has made clear their intentions to create a wireless PC universe in the year 2016. With their post-Broadwell Intel Core processors, the company will aim for wireless charging in all things. This week the company makes plain their plan to bring systems like magnetic resonance charging to the public.
Toshiba is bringing the Windows 8.1 battle to Android, with a new 7-inch tablet - the Toshiba Encore 7 - developed with Microsoft and Intel to try to show that you don't necessarily need ARM for an affordable slate. Unveiled at the first time at Computex this week, the collaboration runs Intel's 1.33GHz Atom quadcore, and has 16GB of onboard storage.
In addition to the new Pro x2 612 for business users, HP has introduced an expansion to its Elite product lineup, the Elite 700 series. This particular device series is targeted at small and medium businesses, and includes both laptops and desktops that promise a mixture of affordability and performance.
Intel has revealed its new Core M 14nm Broadwell processor range and a stunningly slim 2-in-1 reference design to show it off, a super-skinny 7.2mm thick tablet. The prototype has a 12.5-inch touchscreen but still manages to be fanless, paving the way for Windows 8 powered tablets that can compete with ultrabooks for performance and app flexibility, but at the same time with iPads for weight and bulk.