Last month, word surfaced from sources that Basis Science, maker of wearables, was looking to sell itself to a big-name company, with Google, Apple, Samsung and others having been tipped. Intel, as it turns out, was the company to take it over, with it having announced the acquisition on its website today.
The tablet market around the world is booming right now with significant growth in the industry. The growth of tablet shipments and smartphones has come at the expense of the PC industry, which is seeing a significant downturn. New research looking at the tablet market from ABI Research has been published.
Intel has been one of the top makers of CPUs for computers and other devices for years. The current generations of CPUs for PCs that sit at the top of the Intel heap are the Haswell parts that have been around for a while. Those CPUs are set to be replaced in the second half of 2014 with new and faster chips.
Android Wear aims to bring a Google revolution to wearables, and among them a variety of hardware partners are already lined up: Samsung, HTC, LG, ASUS, Motorola, and more. Among those, LG and Motorola have both already announced their upcoming entrants into the Android Wear market with two smartwatches: an LG G Watch and Moto 360 smartwatch.
The speed that computers and data networks operate at is always on the increase. It’s easy to think only of improvements in computer hardware and networking as being needed to usher in the fast networks of tomorrow. There are a myriad of other things that are required to usher in faster networks that many overlook.
Zotac has announced a new line up in its Zbox mini-PCs, the E-Series. With the E-Series comes Intel Haswell processors up to a 3.2GHz i7 -- the various hardware options are spread across different models. In some configurations, the system could serve as a casual gaming machine.
ASUS introduced its Transformer Book Duet TD300 during CES 2014 this year, revealing a hybrid laptop/tablet device that offers both full Windows and Android experiences, allowing users to toggle between the two systems. According to sources that have surfaced, Google has potentially delayed the launch of this device due to an unfavorable view of its dual-system functionality.
Intel has announced the pending arrival of its upcoming performance SSD, the Intel SSD 730 Series. With this solid-state drive comes the promise of "powerful performance" that the maker aims at those using workstations and gamers who are particular about their hardware specs. The drive doesn't arrive until next month, but is available for pre-order now.