Toshiba's HDD Tech Roadmap: A Mix of SMR, MAMR, TDMR, and HAMR

In an interview published this week with Blocks & Files, Toshiba outlined the company will be relying on a mix of hard drive technologies in order to keep increasing...

12 by Anton Shilov on 3/13/2019

The Reality of SSD Capacity: No-One Wants Over 16TB Per Drive

One of the expanding elements of the storage business is that the capacity per drive has been ever increasing. Spinning hard-disk drives are approaching 20 TB soon, while solid...

83 by Ian Cutress on 3/13/2019

The MasterAir MA621P TR4: CM's Triple Fan Tower Cooler for Threadripper

Cooler Master has introduced a new air cooler specifically designed for AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper processors. Dubbed the MasterAir MA621P TR4 Edition, the cooler features a special base for use...

7 by Anton Shilov on 3/13/2019

AMD Launches China-only Radeon RX 560 XT

This evening – or rather this morning in China – AMD is rolling out a new mid-to-entry level Radeon RX video card. Dubbed the Radeon RX 560 XT, the...

22 by Ryan Smith on 3/12/2019

Microsoft Brings DirectX 12 To Windows 7

Sometimes things happen that are unexpected – just ask Ned Stark. In a far less fictional event, Microsoft has posted an update on their DirectX Blog announcing that they’ve...

50 by Brett Howse on 3/12/2019

Corsair Announces K83 Wireless Entertainment Keyboard for HTPCs: Keyboard Meets Joystick

Corsair this month has rolled out its first keyboard designed primarily for HTPCs. The K83 Wireless Entertainment Keyboard incorporates a tenkeyless keyboard using Corsair's low-profile switches, along with a...

11 by Anton Shilov on 3/12/2019

Western Digital Develops Low-Latency Flash to Compete with Intel Optane

Western Digital is working on its own low-latency flash memory that will offer a higher performance and endurance when compared to conventional 3D NAND, ultimately designed to compete against...

22 by Anton Shilov on 3/12/2019

Ulefone Shows off the T3: A Helio P90-Powered Phone with a Large Punch-Hole Display & 48 MP Camera

One of the things that caught our eyes at Mobile World Congress in 2018 and 2019 were new, high-end smartphones coming from China-based manufacturers that are better known for...

11 by Anton Shilov on 3/12/2019

NVIDIA To Acquire Datacenter Networking Firm Mellanox for $6.9 Billion

Starting off the week bright and early, NVIDIA this morning announced that they’re acquiring datacenter networking and interconnect Mellanox. With a price tag of $6.9 billion, NVIDIA’s acquisition will...

34 by Ryan Smith on 3/11/2019

CXL Specification 1.0 Released: New Industry High-Speed Interconnect From Intel

With the battleground moving from single core performance to multi-core acceleration, a new war is being fought with how data is moved around between different compute resources. The Interconnect...

46 by Ian Cutress on 3/11/2019

Best Video Cards for Gaming: Q1 2019

For gaming PCs that push the pretty pixels on the screens, the video card is the most important component. And given the sheer amount of custom options, choosing the...

15 by Nate Oh on 3/11/2019

ChipRebel Releases Exynos 9820 Die Shot: M4 CPUs in New Cluster

Every time a new SoC comes one, the one thing we eagerly await is for someone to release a die shot of the new chip. This process is most...

66 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/9/2019

NVIDIA To Move Mobile Kepler GPUs to Legacy Status in April 2019 (& 3D Vision Too)

In a note on their support website published earlier this afternoon, NVIDIA has announced that they are preparing to move their mobile (laptop) Kepler GPUs to legacy status, ending...

18 by Ryan Smith on 3/8/2019

AOC Introduces Its G2868PQU Monitor: An Inexpensive 4K Gaming Display with FreeSync

AOC this week introduced its first entry-level 4K gaming display. The G2868PQU monitor boasts with numerous firmware-based features designed for gaming, as well as a 1 ms response time...

21 by Anton Shilov on 3/8/2019

Cincoze DX-1100 Ultra Compact Rugged System: Xeon-E with Custom I/O Expansion

Cincoze has introduced its new ultra-compact rugged embedded workstation for use in space-constrained environments. The Diamond Extreme Series DX-1000 system supports Intel’s 8th Gen Core as well as Xeon...

5 by Anton Shilov on 3/8/2019

Alcatel Readies a 5G Mi-Fi Hotspot with USB-C (and no Wi-Fi?)

One of the major use cases driving 5G development and deployment is the need for high-speed Internet connectivity in locations where it is impossible (or expensive) to cover the...

6 by Anton Shilov on 3/8/2019

Western Digital to Demo Dual-Actuator HDDs Next Week: Double the Actuators for Double the Perf

Western Digital has revealed this week that it will demonstrate its first dual-actuator hard drives at next week's OCP summit. Marking the company's first foray into multi-actuator drives, WD...

24 by Anton Shilov on 3/8/2019

Ulefone Demonstrates the Power 6: A Mid-Range Smartphone with a 6,350 mAh Battery

While the power efficiency of phones has significantly improved over the years, overall phone battery life has none the less been squeezed by design choices such as large screens...

10 by Anton Shilov on 3/8/2019

TCL Shows Off the Alcatel 7: Their First High-End 5G Smartphone

Right now, TCL produces smartphones under two major brands. For the Alcatel brand the company produces entry-level and mainstream handsets, whereas under the BlackBerry brand it makes specialized smartphones...

9 by Anton Shilov on 3/7/2019

Lenovo Unveils ThinkStation P520 & P920 ‘AI Workstations’: Xeon Plus Quadro RTX 6000

Lenovo this week has introduced its new single and dual-processor “AI Workstations”, which the company is pitching at the artificial intelligence and deep learning markets. The new machines are...

15 by Anton Shilov on 3/7/2019
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