Hands On: Apple’s iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

The other big announcement for the day is of course Apple’s new iPads, the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3. As signaled by their names, neither is...

64 by Ryan Smith 3 days ago

Hands On: Apple's iMac with Retina Display

We just got done with our hands-on time with Apple’s new products, and we’ll start with what’s likely the sneakiest of them, the iMac with Retina Display. Why “sneaky”? The...

68 by Ryan Smith 3 days ago

Video Card Tuesday: $370 R9 290X & Borderlands: TPS Now Shipping

Following up on last week’s Radeon pricing observations, it looks like there has been one final shift in Radeon R9 290 series pricing. While R9 290 has held steady...

76 by Ryan Smith 5 days ago

AMD Appoints Dr. Lisa Su as President & CEO, Rory Read Steps Down

As part of AMD’s broader restructuring efforts, back in June the company announced a business reorganization that would see the company organized into two major groups, the Computing and...

36 by Ryan Smith on 10/8/2014

AMD Radeon R9 290 Series Prices Finally Begin To Fall

With the launch of NVIDIA’s Maxwell-powered GeForce GTX 900 series last month, it was immediately obvious that NVIDIA had been able to deal a swift blow to AMD’s product...

68 by Ryan Smith on 10/7/2014

HP Splits In Half: Consumer & Enterprise Businesses To Separate

After a weekend of rumors spurred on by a Wall Street Journal report, HP has confirmed this morning that the company intends to split in half next year. The...

16 by Ryan Smith on 10/6/2014

ARM Announces “mbed” IoT Device Platform

Following up on the incredible success of smartphones, tablets, and other handheld-size mobile devices, device manufacturers have been toying with ideas on what comes next. A common theme across...

15 by Ryan Smith on 10/1/2014

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 Review: Featuring EVGA

Last week we took a look at NVIDIA’s newest consumer flagship video card, the GeForce GTX 980. Today in the second part of our series on the GTX 900...

141 by Ryan Smith on 9/26/2014

Chipworks Disassembles Apple's A8 SoC: GX6450, 4MB L3 Cache & More

One of the more enjoyable rituals with Apple’s annual iPhone launch is the decapping, deconstruction, and photographing of the processor die at the heart of Apple’s newest SoC. ...

64 by Ryan Smith on 9/23/2014

DisplayPort Alternate Mode for USB Type-C Announced - Video, Power, & Data All Over Type-C

Earlier this month the USB Implementers Forum announced the new USB Power Delivery 2.0 specification. Long awaited, the Power Deliver 2.0 specification defined new standards for power delivery to...

106 by Ryan Smith on 9/22/2014

Microsoft Details Direct3D 11.3 & 12 New Rendering Features

Back at GDC 2014 in March, Microsoft and its hardware partners first announced the next full iteration of the Direct3D API. Now on to version 12, this latest version...

24 by Ryan Smith on 9/18/2014

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Review: Maxwell Mark 2

At the start of this year we saw the first half of the Maxwell architecture in the form of the GeForce GTX 750 and GTX 750 Ti. Based on...

270 by Ryan Smith on 9/18/2014

VESA Releases DisplayPort 1.3 Standard: 50% More Bandwidth, New Features

Although DisplayPort-equipped 4K monitors are still relatively new, the DisplayPort 1.2 standard underlying those devices is anything but. The long lead time between standards and products means that just...

32 by Ryan Smith on 9/16/2014

AMD Radeon R9 285 Review: Feat. Sapphire R9 285 Dual-X OC

Last month AMD held their 30 years of graphics celebration, during which they announced their next Radeon video card, the Radeon R9 285. Designed to be AMD’s new $249...

84 by Ryan Smith on 9/10/2014

Analyzing Apple’s A8 SoC: PowerVR GX6450 & More

With their iPhone keynote behind them, Apple has begun updating some of their developer documentation for iOS to account for the new phone. This of course is always a...

136 by Ryan Smith on 9/10/2014

IDF 2014: Intel Edison Development Platform Now Shipping

As part of today’s IDF 2014 keynote, Intel has announced that their Edison development platform is now shipping. First announced back at CES, Edison is a development platform for Intel’s...

12 by Ryan Smith on 9/9/2014

IDF 2014: Intel Demonstrates Skylake, Due H2’2015

Taking place this week alongside the consumer electronics clamor is the annual Intel Developer Forum (IDF) at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Though it has and continues to...

32 by Ryan Smith on 9/9/2014

Apple iOS 8: Available September 17th

Alongside the launch of the launch of the iPhone 6 family, Apple is also prepping for the launch of iOS 8. The iPhone 6 family will of course ship...

8 by Ryan Smith on 9/9/2014

Apple Announces A8 SoC

As expected from this year’s iPhone keynote, Apple has announced a new member of their internally developed family of ARM SoCs. The latest SoC, dubbed A8, is Apple’s first SoC...

66 by Ryan Smith on 9/9/2014

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