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It’s been a year and a half since Amazon released their first-generation Graviton Arm-based processor core, publicly available in AWS EC2 as the so-called 'A1' instances. While the processor didn’t impress all too much in terms of its performance, it was a signal and first step of what’s to come over the next few years. This year, Amazon is doubling down on its silicon efforts, having announced the new Graviton2 processor last December, and planning public availability on EC2 in the next few months. The latest generation implements Arm’s new Neoverse N1 CPU microarchitecture and mesh interconnect, a combined infrastructure oriented platform that we had detailed a little over a year ago. The platform is a massive jump over previous Arm-based server attempts, and Amazon...

Amazon, Apple, Google, Zigbee Alliance to Develop Connectivity Standard for Smart Home

Smart home devices have been around for many years, but have never become very widespread to a large degree. One of the reasons for this is likely the incompatibility...

42 by Anton Shilov on 12/18/2019

Amazon Announces Graviton2 SoC Along With New AWS Instances: 64-Core Arm With Large Performance Uplifts

We only recently reported on the story that Amazon are designing a custom server SoC based on Arm’s Neoverse N1 CPU platforms, only for Amazon to now officially announce...

43 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/3/2019

AWS Designing a 32-Core Arm Neoverse N1 CPU for Cloud Servers

Amazon Web Services’s CPU design unit is working on a new multi-core processor for AWS servers. The new CPU is said to use Arm’s new Neoverse N1 architecture and...

12 by Anton Shilov on 12/2/2019

Junk or Treasure? We Tested Amazon’s Cheapest Black Friday Desktop PC, only $60!

Some Black Friday deals are wild. A store might offer only a couple of units of a particular TV, discounted by 66%. There might be a few pieces of...

84 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/1/2019

Amazon AWS Offers Another AMD EPYC-Powered Instance: T3a

Amazon Web Services has further expanded its usage of AMD EPYC-based machines for its Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances. Last week the company started to offer its new EPYC-powered...

19 by Anton Shilov on 5/1/2019

Amazon Offers More EPYC: M5ad & R5ad Instances

Amazon Web Services this week started to offer M5ad and R5ad Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances powered by custom AMD EPYC 7000-series processors and featuring faster local storage.

9 by Anton Shilov on 3/29/2019

Amazon Launches Fire TV Stick 4K: 4Kp60, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, HDR10+

Amazon on Wednesday introduced its new Fire TV Stick 4K, a media streaming device. The new dongle is said to be 80% faster than its predecessor and brings support...

12 by Anton Shilov on 10/3/2018

Acer To Roll Out Amazon Alexa To All PCs

This morning Acer announced that it’s the first PC maker to ship Alexa on its PC lineup, and the company has plans to bring the popular assistant across its...

19 by Brett Howse on 5/21/2018

The Amazon Kindle Oasis (2017) Review: A Premium Take On The E-Reader

A couple of months ago, Amazon released an all-new Kindle Oasis, and I’ve been using it since mid-November. The E-Reader market is a niche inside of a niche, but...

93 by Brett Howse on 1/25/2018

Price and Availability Watch: Core i7-8700K, Core i5-8600K and Core i3-8350K

Intel on Thursday officially initiated sales of its 8th Generation 'Coffee Lake' processors for desktops worldwide. The new chips offer more physical cores in the mainstream processor segment than...

55 by Anton Shilov on 10/6/2017

Amazon Launches Fire TV 2017: 4Kp60, HDR, Dolby Atmos, Alexa Voice Remote

Amazon this week introduced its third-generation Fire TV streaming media player. The new TV appliance adds 4Kp60 decoding support with HDR along with Dolby Atmos, improving quality of video...

24 by Anton Shilov on 9/29/2017

Seagate Announces Duet: An Amazon Cloud-Syncing Portable HDD for $99.99

Seagate this week has continued to introduce special-purpose storage devices tailored for select applications: the company is launching its Duet external hard drive that automatically downloads and uploads content...

12 by Anton Shilov on 12/2/2016

Amazon Releases New Fire TV (2015)

Today Amazon released a refresh of its Fire TV media player and mini-console. The original device was unveiled in April 2014 and the 2015 version sees some upgrades in...

42 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/17/2015

Amazon Updates The Kindle Paperwhite

The venerable Kindle is one of my favorite tech devices. I owned the Kindle 3, but the obvious shortcoming was the lack of lighting, forcing me to use a...

53 by Brett Howse on 6/18/2015

Amazon Announces the Fire TV Stick

Today Amazon has announced their foray into the market for small HDMI streaming dongles. The Fire TV Stick competes with Google's Chromecast, the Roku Streaming Stick, and the Microsoft...

19 by Brandon Chester on 10/27/2014

Amazon Unveils the Fire Phone

Today Amazon took to Seattle to announce their first foray into the Android phone market. Amazon is no stranger to Android devices. They led the charge for 7” tablets...

35 by Brandon Chester on 6/18/2014

Thoughts on Amazon Prime Delivery Drones

This past weekend, just in time for Cyber Monday, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos revealed plans on 60 Minutes for delivery drones for Amazon Prime shipments weighing up to five...

75 by Jarred Walton on 12/3/2013

Amazon Launches New Kindle Paperwhite

With all the advances in tablet technology, the experience of reading a physical book is still preferred by many people – or if not a book, then an e-book...

22 by Jarred Walton on 9/5/2013

Choosing a Gaming Laptop, Back-to-School 2013 Edition

We regularly get asked for opinions on what product is “best” for a certain use case. Naturally, what makes a product perfect for one user may not matter much...

61 by Jarred Walton on 8/23/2013

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