E-ink displays are great. They can be used in direct sunlight, and they're as easy on the eyes as real paper. Unfortunately, they're also usually black and white, and they refresh far too slowly for anything besides basic e-reading.
Qualcomm's Mirasol technology doesn't have those disadvantages. We've been awaiting its arrival in real products since 2010 , and now, it looks like the technology may finally be ready for prime time. Engadget ...
Later this month, Toshiba will begin mass-producing NAND using a second-generation 19-nm process. According to the press release, the 64Gb (8GB) chips will be the world's smallest with two bits per cell. Each one will have a die size of 94 mm², which appears to be 17% reduction from the previous generation. The presumably gen-one 19-nm chips discussed in this Toshiba presentation (PDF) from last year have the same 64Gb capacity and a 112.8 mm² die area.
Microsoft revealed its next-generation game console today. Dubbed Xbox One, the console was designed as an all-in-one entertainment system that's equally at home playing games and serving multimedia content. Perhaps in a bid to attract non-gaming audiences, the Xbox One looks rather sedate. Check it out:
The microprocessor market is changing, and so are the ways analysts measure it. For the first time, market research firm IC Insights has included smartphone and tablet SoCs in its microprocessor revenue tallies. Those processors were formerly counted as part of separate markets, and now that they're rubbing elbows with their PC counterparts, they're shaking up the standings. Here are the revenue totals for the top ten microprocessor producers last year.
Intel and AMD are the only ones on the list with x86-compatible CPUs; the rest of the firms sell ARM-based chips. Impressively, Intel's ...
After 15 long years, the sequel to Duke Nukem 3D was finally released in 2011. Now, one of 3D Realms' lesser-known games is about to get a sequel, too. Rock, Paper, Shotgun reports that there's a new Shadow Warrior game in development—and we now have a glimpse of it in a teaser video and some screenshots.
The video is only about a minute long. It shows what appears to be ...
Most of today's 2.5" notebook hard drives top out at an even terabyte. You can find higher-capacity offerings, but those conform to 12.5- and 15-mm versions of the 2.5" form ...
- X-bit labs: Dell admits Windows 8 did not meet
expectations, pins hopes on "Blue" updates
- Reuters: Yahoo! buying Tumblr for $1.1 billion, vows not to screw it up
- BGR's exclusive: Apple's iPhone 5S to see big internal overhaul
- DigiTimes: Trial production of 5th-generation
iPad to begin soon, say Taiwan makers
- Engadget: LG to demo 5" unbreakable and flexible plastic OLED panel at SID
- CVG: MS hints at 'holiday' 2013 launch for new Xbox
- New TF2 commmunity-created update
Hardware: Shipbreakers has one of the most distinctive art styles I've seen in a video game. The real-time strategy game is being created by former Homeworld developers, and there's a new trailer showing off its unique aesthetic.
Looks like Samsung has one-upped Sharp. The latter announced a handful of high-PPI notebook screens last week, but now, Samsung is about to demo some even higher-density panels at the the Society for Information Display's Display Week event in Vancouver, Canada.
The Samsung screens include a 10.1" display with a 2560x1600 resolution, which works out to a whopping 299 pixels per inch. Even more excitingly, there's a 13.3" ...
The folks at Jon Peddie Research have published their estimates for the PC graphics market in the last quarter. Their findings? "The news was disappointing for Intel, but encouraging for Nvidia and for AMD on the desktop," JPR writes.
If you're not familiar with JPR's graphics data, here's the Cliff's Notes version: the firm accounts for both integrated ...
Intel's next-generation processor isn't due for a couple of weeks, but that isn't stopping motherboard makers from previewing their wares. We've already seen what Asus has in store for Intel's upcoming flagship Z87 platform. Now, it's Gigabyte's turn to show off. We flew down to Los Angeles last week to check out the company's upcoming boards, and we have much to report.
Gigabyte's Z87 boards are split into three main categories: overclocking, gaming, and everything else. The OC models are really designed for the hard-core overclocking crowd; unless ...
- Reuters: New CEO vows Intel will be more responsive in mobile push
- Apple CEO: "We're going very deep" with US manufacturing
- CBS News: Dismal first quarter illuminates Dell's challenges
- PCWorld: New tablet boots Ubuntu Linux, Android, and Windows 8
- Mozilla's Brendan Eich: C is for cookie
- Reuters: New Xbox more than a game console for Microsoft
- TechCrunch: Amidst Tumblr acquisition rumors, Yahoo!
to hold product event with Marissa Mayer on Monday
- X-bit labs: AMD needs more than game console design
wins to offset PC market declines—analysts and Innodisk
begins to ship DDR4 RDIMM samples to server makers
and true stereo-3D will require 330MP - 3.3GP resolutions,
says developer of 8K video format
- Fudzilla: Nvidia GeForce GTX 780
deatiled and Nvidia GTX 770 spec is out
- AppleInsider: MacBook Air inventory begins
dwindling ahead of Apple's WWDC
- Liliputing: Leaked Dell Latitude roadmap shows upcoming Haswell ultrabooks
- VR-Zone: Intel's DC S3500 SSD spotted on shelves in Japan
- Android and Me: White Nexus 4 and Android 4.3 coming June 10th
- Microsoft: Invulnerable software is not possible - InfoWorld
We've gathered a pretty nice selection of deals this week. We've got a heavily discounted 23" IPS monitor, a Radeon that's on sale and bundled with three free games, and a couple of juicy storage deals. Take your pick:
And let's not forget the games! Amazon has several ...
If you've seen the latest round of games, you'll know what I mean when I say that we've clearly entered a new era in PC visuals. The latest games use larger textures, better lighting, much more detailed geometry, and (finally!) decent anti-aliasing to make everything look better. They're clearly a generation beyond anything we've seen before.
The question is: which one of them is the champ? Which game offers the ...
It's true. I recently won the Charitybuzz auction for "coffee with Apple CEO Tim Cook at Apple Headquarters in Cupertino, California." Sure, it set me back 610,000 bones, but the nice folks at Charitybuzz have done me a solid by letting me hold off on payment until my one share of Apple stock hits that magic number. Which should be right after the iPad superMini 19 comes out.
At first, I considered waiting until Apple's slow-to-rise Cheerio campus was complete before exercising the option on my coffee summit. But once I was assured that a couple dozen of Yum Yum's finest would be in attendance, I borrow a jet from my goodish friend Warren and hightailed it from Omaha ...
So, remember how Nvidia's Shield handheld gaming device was supposed to go up for pre-order on the 20th? Well, it seems that wasn't quite right. The Shield is available to pre-order right now from Newegg.
The e-tailer charges $349 with $4.98 shipping. The listing says there are two full games included ( Sonic 4 Episode II THD and Expendable: Rearmed ) and quotes a release date ...
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