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.

Intel Announces CE4200 SoC for Smart TVs

Intel just announced its CE4200 (Groveland) SoC, the successor to the CE4100 used in devices like the Boxee box. The CE4200 is based on Intel's 45nm Atom architecture and features...

4 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/14/2010

Moorestown Preview: OpenPeak Tablet Benchmarked and Impressions

In IDF’s technology showcase, we got a chance to catch up with OpenPeak, makers of the OpenTablet 7, a 7” Android tablet running atop the Moorestown Atom Z6xx SoC...

8 by Brian Klug on 9/14/2010

AMD Benchmarks Zacate APU

Update: We've spent more time with Zacate and have some more accurate performance comparisons here. It's tradition for AMD to have an off-site meeting place during IDF week and this...

66 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/13/2010

Intel Demos Sandy Bridge, Shows off Video Transcode Engine

Today marks the first day of our IDF 2010 coverage and we just left Dadi Perlmutter's keynote. Keeping up with tradition, Dadi's keynote focused on two of Intel's upcoming...

18 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/13/2010

AMD Bobcat & Bulldozer Hot Chips Presentations Online

Yesterday we published our coverage of AMD's Bobcat and Bulldozer architecture disclosures. If you haven't had a chance to read the piece or haven't been following AMD for the...

11 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/25/2010

Intel's 50Gbps Silicon Photonics Link: The Future of Interfaces

Intel has been talking about using optical interfaces in computing for years. So much so, that silicon photonics sessions at IDF became a regular stop on our coverage tour...

43 by Brian Klug on 7/30/2010

Computex 2010: Motherboards

Another year, another Computex. Every time it comes around, vendors attempt to tease and tantalise both journalists and Joe Public alike with concept models, previews, machines running really...

33 by Ian Cutress on 6/16/2010

More ASUS Eee Pad Details, No MKV Support on 10" Model

At the start of Computex ASUS unveiled its two tiered approach to an iPad competitor: the 12" Eee Pad running Windows 7 Home Premium on an Intel CULV Core...

33 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/2/2010

Computex 2010: New ASUS Notebooks

Tagging along with the launch of the Eee Pad and Eee Tablet at Computex 2010, ASUS has also unveiled a range of new notebooks. Amongst the new releases are...

9 by Balraj Sandhu on 6/1/2010

Moorestown Won’t Run Windows, but Oaktrail Will

ARM gained a lot of confidence thanks to its success in smartphones, and as such it’s looking up in the food chain a bit at netbooks. The Cortex A9...

21 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/1/2010

GlobalFoundries Plans to Expand Dresden and NY Fabs in Anticipation of 28/22nm

Only a year has passed since AMD officially spun off its manufacturing division with the help of ATIC. The resulting GlobalFoundries have been busy getting its ducks in a...

13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/31/2010

OCZ Announces SandForce Based PCIe RevoDrive SSD

PCIe based SSDs have been reserved for enterprise use ever since their introduction. Generally limited by pricing, even OCZ's own forays into the PCIe SSD market have been targeted...

35 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/31/2010

ASUS Pursues the "Open-Apple" Dream with Eee Pad at Computex 2010

Aside from wanting to be the 3rd largest notebook manufacturer in the next 2 years, ASUS also wants to be the more open alternative to Apple. That means no...

30 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/31/2010

Computex 2010: ASUS Announces eReader/digital note taker Eee Tablet

It's Computex time, and what better way to kick off our coverage than with some ASUS info. The Eee Tablet is ASUS' combination eReader and digital note taker, not...

4 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/31/2010

Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview: Investigated

Yesterday, Microsoft launched the Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview at MIX10. Though the current release of the platform preview is very rough around the edges, it promises to bring...

61 by Brian Klug on 3/17/2010

The CES 2010 Conclusion - SoCs, Motherboards, Cases & More

We played with everything from 3D Blu-ray on the PC to USB 3.0 and 6Gbps SATA on motherboards. We also spoke with a number of SoC makers at...

40 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/9/2010

CES 2010 TV Trends - 3D, Ridiculously Thin and Connected

We spent a day walking around playing with all of the TVs at CES 2010. The trends are clear, and some of them are worth the upgrade.

35 by Manveer Wasson on 1/9/2010

CES 2010: Arrandale Arrives

We've put together pictures and commentary of more of the latest laptops from CES 2010, including more Arrandale laptops than you can shake a stick at.

27 by Jarred Walton on 1/8/2010

Intel Demonstrates Moorestown Smartphones and Tablet Running Moblin, Including LG

Intel just demonstrated the world's first working Moorestown devices.

31 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/7/2010

The Best Thing at CES - Intel's Wireless HD Technology

Starting later this month pressing one button will send your notebook's display wirelessly to your HDTV. It's called Intel Wireless HD Technology and it rocks.

57 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/7/2010

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