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 2013: Spot the Desktop Kabini [Updated]

One of the things on my watch-list for Computex this year was to try and find Kabini desktop parts. Where it sits in AMD’s product stack puts in...

12 by Ian Cutress on 6/7/2013

Computex 2013: ASRock Z87 with 22 SATA Ports [Update]

For X79 and Z77 ASRock have released an Extreme11 model, known for being high price due to the integrated PLX and LSI 2308 RAID chips to provide extra PCIe...

27 by Ian Cutress on 6/7/2013

Computex 2013: Thunderbolt Graphics from SilverStone

Visiting the SilverStone booth was rather interesting. In a similar ilk to MSI’s GUS which used Thunderbolt to transmit data over PCIe, Silverstone are developing their own at-home...

34 by Ian Cutress on 6/6/2013

Intel Demonstrates Bay Trail-T Running Windows 8 and Android 4.2.2

Last month Intel took the covers off its next-generation Atom microarchitecture, codename Silvermont. The first consumer implementation of Silvermont will be Bay Trail, a quad-core SoC for tablets. At...

25 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/6/2013

ASUS Zenbook Infinity: Hands On with the Most Beautiful Notebook at Computex

I think I just saw the most beautiful notebook at Computex this year. Although it went unannounced in ASUS' Computex 2013 press conference, the Zenbook Infinity garnered a lot...

105 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/6/2013

Computex 2013: Rosewill

On the Rosewill stand for 2013 we were shown a few interesting cases, plus a competitor to the Corsair AX1200i. The main case I particularly liked was the new Rosewill...

20 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2013

Intel Announces Thunderbolt 2 at Computex: 20Gbps Bi-Directional Bandwidth per Channel

Earlier this year Intel revealed some details about Falcon Ridge, its 2014 Thunderbolt controller. Today it went a little further and gave the updated Thunderbolt spec a new name...

35 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/4/2013

ASUS ROG Press Conference: Combined Air/Water GPU Cooling

The next big announcement from the ASUS ROG Press Conference is the Poseidon – the air and water cooling combination on a graphics card. This opens up a range of...

8 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2013

ASUS ROG Press Conference: ROG Maximus VI Formula and Impact

ASUS ROG Press Conference: Motherboards For at least every Computex I have attended, ASUS have put on a show – the ROG press conference. This is ASUS’ opportunity to...

27 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2013

ASUS ROG Press Conference: Sonic Radar Gaming Software

With a brand focused at gamers (and overclocking), software is all important. Over previous generations ASUS have included better audio software packages, integrated SSD caching, network-stack bypassing NICs...

12 by Ian Cutress on 6/3/2013

The ASUS Transformer Book Trio: Atom + Haswell, Android + Windows 8

Now on to notebooks, ASUS just announced the Transformer Book Trio - what it is calling the world's first three-in-one notebook, tablet and desktop PC. In a move that's...

29 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/3/2013

ASUS' $149 MemoPad HD 7: Quad-Core Cortex A7, 1280x800 IPS Display

It just keeps coming. ASUS also announced a $149 16GB MemoPad HD 7 featuring a quad-core Cortex A7 SoC and a 1280 x 800 IPS display. The HD 7...

21 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/3/2013

ASUS Announces 6-inch FonePad Note

The FonePad Note is a 6-inch tablet complete with a 1080p Super IPS+ display, Atom Z2560 SoC (Clover Trail+), 2GB of RAM and a 3G modem with support for...

11 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/3/2013

ASUS' New Transformer Pad Infinity: Tegra 4 + 2560 x 1600 IPS Display

ASUS just announced its next-generation Transformer Pad Infinity based on NVIDIA's Tegra 4 SoC and featuring a 2560 x 1600 display.

16 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/3/2013

ASUS MemoPad FHD10: Clover Trail+, 10-inch, 1920x1200, Android 4.2

Alongside the beautiful Zenbook Infinity ASUS also displayed its MemoPad FHD10, a 10-inch Clover Trail+ tablet running Android 4.2. ASUS' silicon of choice is Intel's Atom Z2560, a dual-core...

6 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/3/2013

ASUS Zenbook Infinity: 28W Haswell with Iris 5100 Graphics, 2560 x 1440 Panel?

I just got seated for ASUS' annual Computex press conference, but just outside of the conference area ASUS already had its to-be-announced products on display. The most exciting? The...

20 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/3/2013

Computex 2013: Kabini in a BRIX, Haswell Too

Despite Computex not officially starting yet, I am spending most of today in the Gigabyte suite. Before my booth tour I took a quick look around and a...

23 by Ian Cutress on 6/3/2013

ARM Cortex A12: Between Cortex A9 and A15 in Power & Perf, Sampling in Late 2014

We’ve talked about the hole in ARM’s product lineup for quite a while now. The Cortex A9 is too slow to compete with the likes of Intel’s Atom and...

78 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/2/2013

ARM Mali-T622 & V500 Video Block Complement Cortex A12

Alongside today's Cortex A12 announcement, ARM is also announcing two new IP blocks: the Mali-T622 GPU and the Mali V500 video encode/decode block. The Mali-T622 is a 2-core implementation of...

2 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/2/2013

Gigabyte Launching Two New Haswell Xeon Server Motherboards

On the back of the Haswell launch a Gigabyte email dropped in our inbox regarding a pair of new single socket workstation motherboards they are launching for Haswell Xeons...

13 by Ian Cutress on 6/2/2013

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