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.

Gigabyte meets Trinity - A Computex Look At FM2 and A85

One of the meetings today was with Gigabyte, up on the 36F of the Taipei 101. We got a chance to see close up their FM2 prototype design...

10 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2012

Patriot's EP Pro UHS-I SD Card

Earlier today Patriot announced its EP Pro UHS-I SDXC card. The UHS-I spec is really about driving up performance. The EP Pro is rated at up to 90MB/s reads...

6 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/4/2012

Other new ASUS products: Monitors, and a Reverse Screen Laptop

Not content with just showing the Transformer concept to AIOs and Notebooks, ASUS had another couple of new interesting devices of note in our press conference today. The...

7 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2012

New ASUS AIO Transformer. Oh, it’s also a tablet.

With the push towards more powerful AIOs and tablets, ASUS have decided you can have both in one device. At their press conference today ASUS announced the new ASUS Transformer...

9 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2012

ASUS Tablet 810 & 600: Giving us Almost Exactly What We Want in a Windows 8 Tablet

ASUS had another amazing Computex press conference this year. Along with the dual-screen Taichi notebook, the Transformer All-in-One and the Ivy Bridge based Transformer Book, ASUS announced two more...

13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/4/2012

Intel and Thunderbolt Devices for Windows

As part of Computex, Intel invited the worlds media to discuss Thunderbolt. While nothing much new was said over what Anand has already discussed and public, we did...

9 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2012

Hands on With Acer's Iconia W510 x86 Windows 8 Tablet

Check out the gallery below for tons of shots of Acer's 10.1-inch Iconia W510 x86 Windows 8 tablet with keyboard dock. It's clear that touch and ultra thin form...

6 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/3/2012

Acer Completes its Windows 8 Lineup with Touch Enabled All-in-Ones

Two more Acer announcements for you today. The Acer Aspire 7600U (27-inch, 35mm thick, 64-point multi-touch, 1080p) all-in-one and the Aspire 5600U (23-inch). The 7600U swivels at all four sides...

6 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/3/2012

Acer's Full HD Touch Enabled Windows 8 Aspire S7 Ultrabooks

Acer joined the likes of ASUS with its announcement of the Full HD 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch Aspire S7 ultrabooks. Unlike ASUS however, Acer is announcing touch support with the...

7 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/3/2012

Acer Introduces Windows 8 Tablets with Docks: Iconia W510 & W700

We just sat down for Acer's Computex press conference in Taipei. Today it's unveiling two x86 Windows 8 tablets: the Iconia W510 and W700. The W510 features a 10.1-inch...

17 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/3/2012

ASRock Revamps HTPC Lineup with VisionX, Vision HT and MINI Series

ASRock's mini-ITX form factor HTPCs have been held in high esteem by us, but their second generation refresh left a lot to be desired in terms of being revolutionary...

11 by Ganesh T S on 6/2/2012

Slimming Desktops Down: Intel Reveals Next Unit of Computing

Intel has demonstrated a new form factor at PAX East and Intel's Platinum Summit. The form factor carries the name Next Unit of Computing, or simply NUC, and measures...

38 by Kristian Vättö on 5/2/2012

Apple: 1080p Apple TV uses a Single-Core A5 SoC

Details are scarce, but the new 1080p Apple TV does use a single-core Apple A5 SoC. I'm assuming the video decode engine is identical to what we have in...

19 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

Physical Impressions of the New iPad, Retina Display Shots

We just got some time with the new iPad, have a look at the gallery below for some shots of the device including macro shots of the new Retina Display.

19 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

Apple: iPad 2 is Now $399

The iPad 2 is going to stick around - starting today its pricepoint drops down to $399.

7 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

Epic Announces Infinity Blade Dungeons: Diablo-Style Gaming for iPad

Epic is really at the forefront of driving iOS gaming. Today it announced Infinity Blade: Dungeons, an Unreal Engine based title for the iPad. The gameplay is very Diablo...

7 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

The New iPad vs. ASUS' Transformer Pad Infinity in Specs

ASUS actually beat Apple to the punch in announcing a greater than 1080p ARM based tablet, but today we have most of the specs on Apple's new iPad. How...

63 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

Apple: Introducing iPhoto for the iPad/iPhone

Apple announced updates to its iWork and iLife suites for the new iPad, supporting the new Retina Display. It also announced the introduction of iPhoto for iOS. Although there's...

2 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

The New iPad: Same Battery Life, Same Price, Slightly Thicker

Apple delivered the final details of the new iPad. It will be available on March 16th at the same prices as its predecessor (starting at $499 for WiFi). Preorders...

10 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

Apple's new iPad will support LTE on AT&T, Verizon, Rogers, Bell and Telus

Apple will offer two LTE versions of the new iPad in the US, one for use on AT&T and one on Verizon. The tablet will also support personal hotspot...

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

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