I just finished up another day at Google IO and wanted to share a few tidbits prior to getting this stuff down in text. I spend a little bit of time talking about how ART improves garbage collection performance in Android L release as well as how cloud pairing of mobile devices to Chromecast works using ultrasonic authentication. The big news is obviously Android Wear and I spend a bit of time talking about Google's plans for notifications in Android and my initial experience with LG's G Watch.

Computex 2012: Lian Li Want To Sell You A Train, Or A Case with 26 3.5” HDD Slots

Visiting the Lian Li booth is always interesting. Last year we saw the TU-200 mini-ITX case aimed at taking a gaming machine with you on the move. ...

20 by Ian Cutress on 6/8/2012

Synaptics' Hinge-less Clickpad and More at Computex 2012

After snagging long time AMD/ATIer Godfrey Cheng, Synaptics is looking to significantly increase its public exposure. As a manufacturer of touch controllers and touch platforms in an increasingly touch...

7 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/8/2012

EVGA's UV Plus 39 USB 3.0 Display Adapter

Along with a host of video cards, EVGA also brought its latest UV Plus USB display adapter to Computex. Now with USB 3.0 support, the UV Plus 39 can...

17 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/8/2012

Hands on With EVGA's GeForce GT 640

NVIDIA officially launched its first retail desktop GK107 part earlier this week as the GeForce GT 640. After getting a load of the mammoth GTX 680 Classified, EVGA's GeForce...

14 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/8/2012

EVGA's GeForce GTX 680 Classified, Water Cooling Optional

As one of the most well known NVIDIA partners we were expecting a heavily overclocked, very custom take on the GeForce GTX 680. At Computex EVGA brought its GeForce...

9 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/8/2012

TI Joins the Windows RT Demo Fray

Not one for being left out, TI had a demo of Windows RT running on its OMAP 4470 reference tablet. Microsoft instructed its partners not to show off anything...

14 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/8/2012

SandForce Demos 19nm Toshiba & 20nm IMFT NAND Flash

SandForce's controllers have fairly broad compatibility with NAND available on the market today. It shouldn't be a surprise that the first demo we saw of Toshiba's 19nm and Intel/Micron's...

20 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/8/2012

Acer Launches New Aspire V5 Series Laptops for the Budget Conscious Consumer

In the midst of all the Ultrabook announcements from Computex, there are also plenty of regular laptops coming out. Acer is launching a new line of laptops called V5...

12 by Jarred Walton on 6/7/2012

QNAP's JTB-400: A BYOD 4-bay Thunderbolt Enclosure

Ahh, finally what I've been asking for: a 4-bay Thunderbolt enclosure that allows you to bring your own disks. I'm reserving excitement until I see just how much QNAP's...

23 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/7/2012

ASUS Demonstrates Displays with Integrated Touch and WiDi

Years ago ASUS made the transition from being just a motherboard company to a notebook manufacturer. These days I'm getting the distinct impression ASUS would like to be much...

8 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/7/2012

ASUS' Colorful X401 Series

Priced below the S-series Ultrabooks is ASUS' X401, a fairly standard notebook without discrete graphics. ASUS seems to be really on point with the styling of its 2012 Ivy...

4 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/7/2012

The MacBook Pro Inspired ASUS S-Series Ultrabook, Below $899

While the world waits for thinner, higher-resolution notebooks from Apple, ASUS delivered part of that with its new S-Series Ultrabooks revealed at Computex this year. Priced below $899 (basically...

19 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/7/2012

ASUS' Touch Enabled Zenbook Prime UX21A

Ultrabooks got off to a very rough start. The initial designs failed to impress, but the second generation based on Ivy Bridge seem to be a lot better. We...

9 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/7/2012

Computex 2012: Some more FM2 Motherboards, including Zotac, ECS and Biostar

Having had a chance to visit most of the motherboard manufacturers in Computex so far, I popped from the Zotac booth into the AMD booth on my way to...

7 by Ian Cutress on 6/7/2012

Interview with David Chien – VP of ECS Channel Business Unit

Last year at Computex, we had the opportunity to have a group interview with David Chien, VP of ECS’ Channel Business Unit. This year, ECS have also wheeled...

4 by Ian Cutress on 6/6/2012

First look at an AMD Brazos 2.0 Motherboard

Sapphire showed us its Brazos 2.0 motherboard based on AMD's E2-1800 APU with Radeon HD 7340 graphics. The Pure Mini E2-1800 uses SO-DIMMs (8GB max) and features both a...

4 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/6/2012

Sapphire's Passively Cooled Radeon HD 7770

Yesterday I met with AMD's well known GPU partner Sapphire. Among their laundry list of AMD based graphics cards was this passively cooled Radeon HD 7770. The board layout...

13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/6/2012

Computex 2012: ASUS Motherboard Technical Showcase - ZEUS with dual GPU onboard

Producing concept boards is common in the automotive industry. Every year, companies such as Ford, Audi, Jaguar or Volkswagen will produce a concept as an indication of 'this...

16 by Ian Cutress on 6/6/2012

Computex 2012: ASRock's New Motherboards: X79 Extreme11 with LSI SAS and Z77 OC Formula

ASRock have now gone slightly mad. You could argue that within that madness lies some semblance of innovation, as they are going to release a mad product with...

4 by Ian Cutress on 6/6/2012

Fujitsu Launches New U772 and UH572 Ultrabooks

Fujitsu isn’t one of the companies we at AnandTech usually encounter in the realm of laptops; for whatever reason, their presence in the US market is decidedly limited. Nevertheless...

12 by Jarred Walton on 6/6/2012

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