It’s been a while since we had much to report on Valve’s Steam OS and Steam Machine initiative. In the meantime things have been rolling along, and at GDC Valve announced a large number of updates. These cover a range of topic including a finalized Steam Controller, the new Steam Link, and a slate of Steam Machines from fourteen different manufacturers. Ian also covered the SteamVR aspect, so we won’t rehash that here, as there’s plenty of other items to digest. First, let’s talk about Steam OS a bit more. Based on a fork of Debian, Valve has released several major updates since Steam OS first entered public beta last year. The current build is SteamOS update 153, which includes NVIDIA 343.22 drivers and AMD...

Meet the Ultrabooks: OEM and ODMs Show Off Designs at IDF

IDF is well underway and we've just gone through the Ultrabook section of the convention center. Everyone from Foxconn to Lenovo had Sandy Bridge based Ultrabook designs at the...

22 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/13/2011

Google: All Future Versions of Android Will be Optimized for Intel x86

Paul Otellini just showed off a Medfield based Android phone (running the "latest" version of Android) and immediately announced a development partnership with Google. Andy Rubin from Google just...

16 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/13/2011

Haswell Design Complete

Intel just announced, unsurprisingly, Haswell's design is complete and already in the testing phase. Update: We just confirmed that although Haswell is complete, the solar powered demo below wasn't...

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/13/2011

Haswell Will Enable 10 Days of Connected Standby Battery Life

Intel just announced that Haswell (due out in 2013) was designed to reduce connected standby power by 30% compared to Sandy Bridge. The Haswell platform as a whole will...

4 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/13/2011

Microsoft BUILD: Windows 8, A Pre-Beta Preview

We’re here in Anaheim, California at Microsoft’s BUILD conference. As has become tradition Microsoft has been holding major developer conferences for their new OSes roughly a year ahead of...

236 by Brian Klug & Ryan Smith on 9/13/2011

Computex 2011: ASRock HQ Tour and Booth

Along with ECS, ASRock invited me to tour their HQ as well. ECS and ASRock are two distinctly different companies from the inside, compared to what people may...

17 by Ian Cutress on 6/12/2011

Computex 2011: ECS HQ Tour, Q&A and Booth

As part of our Computex coverage, I was invited to attend a specialized tour of the ECS HQ and have a chance to participate in a group Question and...

24 by Ian Cutress on 6/11/2011

Computex 2011: Biostar, Jetway and Giada Motherboards

Along with the main retailers, the minor ones are also showcasing products. We’ve reviewed Biostar products before at AnandTech, but not Jetway and Giada, both of which are...

10 by Ian Cutress on 6/7/2011

Computex 2011: New All-In-One CPU Water-Cooling

In the modern era, we’ve had systems from CoolIt, Corsair, Antec and others who are trying to bridge the barrier between high-end air-cooling and low-end water-cooling. At Computex...

13 by Ian Cutress on 6/7/2011

Computex 2011: Silent and Single Slot GPUs

In general, we see a trend in the market preference for quieter, smaller, cheaper, and more powerful GPUs. In reality, we might see two or three of these...

26 by Ian Cutress on 6/7/2011

WWDC 2011: iCloud

We've already talked about Lion and iOS 5, Apple's other WWDC topics, and both look like worthwhile extensions of existing products, but Apple squeezed its most interesting announcement in...

46 by Andrew Cunningham on 6/6/2011

WWDC 2011: iOS 5

After giving us a look at OS X 10.7 Lion in its WWDC keynote today, Apple turned to what is seen as the more important of its OS platforms...

24 by Andrew Cunningham on 6/6/2011

WWDC 2011: OS X 10.7 Lion

Apple kicked of its Worldwide Developers conference this year with a keynote meant to showcase three of its biggest software undertakings at the moment: Mac OS X, iOS, and...

50 by Andrew Cunningham on 6/6/2011

Computex 2011: The ROG Releases

This week at Computex, along with the ASUS announcement of the Padfone, the UX series, and the $199 MeeGo netbook, we also have had a glimpse into what the...

17 by Ian Cutress on 6/3/2011

Computex 2011: Danshui Bay Concept Motherboard

ASUS have been coming to Computex to sensationalize and dazzle the press with concepts for years, and this year is no different, regardless of whether something is technically feasible...

53 by Ian Cutress on 6/3/2011

Computex 2011: SuperTalent Introduces SandForce Powered USB3 Stick

The very first enthusiast SSDs had their roots in USB drives. Memory vendors that were making USB sticks thought to put a bunch of NAND in parallel behind a...

21 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/3/2011

Windows 8: IE10, Touchscreen Keyboards and File System Access

Microsoft showed us IE10 on Windows 8, which honestly has a very iOS-like feel to it. You get smooth scrolling and panning, with a PlayBook style support for tabs...

52 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/2/2011

Windows 8 Running on ARM, NVIDIA Kal-El Notebook Demoed

Microsoft just showed Windows 8 running on three different ARM platforms: a single-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon, a dual-core TI OMAP 4430 and a quad-core NVIDIA Kal-El notebook. The same interface...

20 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/1/2011

This is the Windows 8 Tablet & PC Interface

Here's a quick look at the new start screen for Windows 8 running on a Dell XPS Development Tablet. The tablet supports both touch and external keyboard interfaces. The...

36 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/1/2011

Windows 8 on AMD, Intel, NVIDIA, Qualcomm & TI: Let the Race Begin

I'm in the audience of Microsoft's Partner Preview for Computex 2011, basically an event to give a sneak peak of the future of Windows to press and MS partners...

32 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/1/2011

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