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Microsoft Touts New Power Saving Feature In Windows 10

April 21, 2017 by   | Category: Computing
Microsoft Touts New Power Saving Feature In Windows 10

Microsoft is touting operating system-wide power efficiencies in a recent preview of Windows 10, claiming that the technology will reduce notebook battery consumption by 11% on laptops equipped with the newest processors. The technology, temporarily tagged as “Power Throttling,” was enabled on all copies of Windows 10 Insider build 16176, which Microsoft released Friday. Insider is the beta program Microsoft runs for both enthusiasts and businesses. The latter rely on Insider to learn... 

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NAND Prices Appear To Be Sckyrocketing

April 21, 2017 by   | Category: Computing

NAND flash prices have been inflating excessively lately and Phison Electronics chairman Khein Seng Pua warned that prices are set to go up again in the third quarter as end-market demand surges. He told Digitimes that while prices might decrease a little in the second quarter, Chipmakers’ ongoing transition from 2D to 3D NAND memory has led to tight supply and inflated the chip prices. System OEMs are reluctant to deliver their products as the more they sell the more they lose due to soaring... 

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Will Intel’s Skylake X and X299 Appear In Q2?

April 21, 2017 by   | Category: Computing
Will Intel’s Skylake X and X299 Appear In Q2?

According to the latest set of rumors, Intel might be scrambling to launch its X299 platform with Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X CPU and these could come in late June/beginning of July. Originally scheduled to launch sometime in Q3 2017, with August as the most obvious target, it appears that Intel has pushed the launch for its new HEDT (High-end Desktop) X299 platform date forward to the 25th and 27th week of this year, which puts it somewhere in the end of June, beginning of July, timeframe.  As detailed... 

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Can AMD Go Wireless In The Virtual reality Space?

April 20, 2017 by   | Category: Computing
Can AMD Go Wireless In The Virtual reality Space?

You might seen we’ve writing about millimeter waves several times. and we usually attributed this term to 5G. AMD has just acquired Nitero, a millimeter wave company that wants to use this technology to cut the cord on your VR and AR headset.  AMD has figured out that cables are a very limiting factor in a Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality. This is not a big secret as even if you only had a few minutes to play with one, you quickly realize that making things wireless is more comfortable. The... 

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Is Intel Shrinking?

April 20, 2017 by   | Category: Computing
Is Intel Shrinking?

Despite promises that Intel made to Donald (Prince of Orange) Trump that it was building new factories in the Land of the Fee, it seems that Intel is still downsizing its US workforce. The number of full-time workers directly employed by Intelnear Rio Rancho fell by 37 percent in 2016 – from 1,900 salaried workers in 2015 to 1,200 as of December – according to the company’s latest annual report to the Sandoval County Commission. Intel spokeswoman Liz Shipley told the Albuquerque Journal in... 

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AMD Goes Custom Power With Ryzen

April 19, 2017 by   | Category: Computing
AMD Goes Custom Power With Ryzen

AMD has released a new custom “balanced” power plan for those using Ryzen CPU on Windows 10 OS. Until today, AMD Ryzen CPU users were limited to using the “high performance” plan in Windows 10 OS, at least if they want to get most performance out of their Ryzen CPU. Now, AMD has released a new tweaked “balanced” power plan that should provide a compromise between performance and power efficiency which “automatically balances performance with energy consumption... 

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Are Macs Virus Free

April 19, 2017 by   | Category: Computing
Are Macs Virus Free

The myth that Macs are somehow more secure than other operating systems appears to be a myth according to a Threat Report by McAfee Labs. Attacks on Macs have risen by 744 percent in 2016 and there are more than 460,000 malware samples on Mac machines found. Although this is not a particularly high number you have to acknowledge that this is one security company and on a single machine. It appears that after years of leaving Macs alone, virus writers are suddenly taking an interest in knocking them... 

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Microft Sets Retirement Date For First Windows 10 Release

April 18, 2017 by   | Category: Computing
Microft Sets Retirement Date For First Windows 10 Release

True to form, Microsoft has announced May 9 as the date it will issue the final updates for the debut edition of Windows 10 that launched in 2015. Two months ago, Microsoft had extended support for Windows 10 version 1507 — Microsoft labels feature upgrades by year and month — from March to May, but did not specify the date in the latter month. The May 9 retirement was quietly announced on several support documents, including the “Windows lifecycle fact sheet,” which lists... 

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Are Apple Desktop PCs Sells Increasing

April 18, 2017 by   | Category: Computing
Are Apple Desktop PCs Sells Increasing

A US news station, which normally chants Apple mantras with the rest of them claimed Apple was the focus of a mini firestorm which is about as scathing as the Tame Apple Press gets. At the centre of the problem is Apple’s aging Mac Pro desktop line which was due for a refresh to bring the rubbish bin PC into the internet age. You would think after not improving a computer for a since 2013 you could add a few improvements. Apple decided that the best thing to do was jack up the price – after... 

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Is AMD’s Ryzen 3 Coming In The 2H Of 2017

April 18, 2017 by   | Category: Computing
Is AMD’s Ryzen 3 Coming In The 2H Of 2017

After launching the Ryzen 7 CPU lineup, AMD will launch its mainstream Ryzen 5 lineup in just under a week, but today we have additional information about an entry-level Ryzen 3 SKU, the Ryzen 3 1200. Scheduled to launch sometime in the second half of this year, the Ryzen 3 lineup will compete well against Intel’s Core i3 dual-core lineup. It is still not clear if AMD will include dual-core SKUs in its Ryzen 3 lineup, but it is most likely that all will be quad-core SKUs with and without SMT-enabled.... 

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Astronomers Find Mysterious X-Ray To Be A Pulsar in The Andromeda Galaxy

April 17, 2017 by   | Category: Computing
Astronomers Find Mysterious X-Ray To Be A Pulsar in The Andromeda Galaxy

Researchers have cracked a secret of the Milky Way’s neighboring Andromeda galaxy: A mysterious X-ray source is likely a pulsar, the rapidly spinning corpse of a massive star.  The researchers unmasked the strange source in Andromeda, which sits “only” 2 million light-years away, using data from NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), a space-based telescope sensitive to high-energy X-rays.  NuSTAR was able to pinpoint the source of the X-ray emission: an... 

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Can Apple Succeed Without Imagination?

April 14, 2017 by   | Category: Computing
Can Apple Succeed Without Imagination?

Imagination Technologies, the leading graphics processing unit supplier for Apple, issued a press statement on Monday saying that the fruit-themed gadget maker will no longer use the group’s intellectual property in new products manufactured 15 months to two years from now. The development is a major hurdle for Imagination, the British chip designer that has provided PowerVR graphics processors for iPhones, iPads, iPods, Apple TVs and Apple Watches since 2007. The company’s partnership with Apple... 

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Study Reveals Cyber Attacks Have Cost Company Shareholders Billions

April 13, 2017 by   | Category: Computing
Study Reveals Cyber Attacks Have Cost Company Shareholders Billions

Cyber security breaches diminish businesses share prices permanently, with financials the worst hit, a study issued by IT consultant CGI and Oxford Economics has revealed. Severe cyber security breaches, such as those having legal or regulatory consequences, involve the loss of hundreds of thousands of records and hurt the firm’s brand, caused share prices to fall on average 1.8 percent on a permanent basis, the analysis of 65 companies affected since 2013 globally has found. Investors in... 

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Will The A.I. Space Heat-Up This Year?

April 13, 2017 by   | Category: Computing
Will The A.I. Space Heat-Up This Year?

Major component manufacturers in the artificial intelligence (AI) market have all increased their efforts to develop more aggressive processors for AI-fueled markets in 2017 including autonomous vehicles, enterprise drones, medical care, smart factories, image recognition, and general neural network research and development. Intel’s Nervana platform is a $400 million investment in AI Back in November, Intel announced what it claims is a comprehensive AI platform for data center and compute applications... 

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Are Big Changes In Store For DDR5 In 2018?

April 12, 2017 by   | Category: Computing
Are Big Changes In Store For DDR5 In 2018?

Last week, the JEDEC Solid State Technology Association announced that it now has a full standard for the widely anticipated DDR5 memory that is expected to arrive in June 2018, based on new Hybrid DIMM technologies such as NVDIMM-P, which is intended to give servers the ability to store RAM data in between reboots. DDR5 to use 3D chip stacking with TSVs As with any new forecasted memory standard, the association says that DDR5 (Double Data Rate 5) memory will offer improved performance with greater... 

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