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  • News: Intel lifts the veil on Haswell graphics

    Intel is clearly tired of Nvidia and AMD kicking sand in its face when it comes to graphics performance. The company has had a talented GPU engineering team for many years. With the fourth generation of Intel's Core CPU line--codenamed Haswell--those engineers finally get to strut their stuff. And Intel Is launching a new brand to boot to mark the occasion.

  • News: Online storage supports ASKAP, MWA projects

    The Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) and Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) projects underway in Western Australia to map the universe are forecast to generate data amounts in the region of eight petabytes each year.

  • News: MediaTek to improve low-cost Android smartphone performance

    Semiconductor company MediaTek wants to improve the performance of low-cost Android-based smartphones with its latest system-on-a-chip (SoC), the MT6572.

  • News: AMD thinks beyond PCs with new custom chip business unit

    Armed with a contract to build chips for Sony's PlayStation 4 gaming console, Advanced Micro Devices has now officially established a custom-chip business unit in an effort to break away from its heavy reliance on the slumping PC market.

  • News: Intel's Haswell gets massive graphics performance boost

    Intel is expected to announce its fourth-generation Core processors code-named Haswell for laptops and desktops in June, but the company is already releasing teasers that talk about their performance.

  • News: Electricity zaps gamers' muscles for force feedback

    A research project on show at the Computer Human Interaction conference in Paris uses a small electrical current to give the sensation of force feedback while gaming.

  • News: Verizon rolls out mostly pointless cloud-storage service

    Verizon Wireless has announced a new cloud-storage service to compete with Dropbox, Google Drive, and SkyDrive, but it's not really clear why anyone would use it in place of those services.

  • News: Feature bloat creates storage woes for the 16GB Galaxy S4

    Modern gadgets usually have less than the advertised storage space actually available for users, but Samsung is taking software bloat to a whole new level with the Galaxy S4 Android smartphone.

  • News: Samsung builds chips to supercharge your smartphone

    Samsung began production of the industry's first ultra-high-speed, 4Gbit, LPDDR3 mobile memory, which it says has performance levels comparable to the standard DRAM used in personal computers.

  • News: Details expected soon on Intel's $200 laptop and tablet chip architecture

    Intel is expanding into low-cost laptops and tablets starting at US$200 with new low-power Atom chips based on an architecture called Silvermont, which the company is expected to talk about next week, according to a source familiar with Intel's plans.

  • News: How to build a bulletproof cloud backup system without spending a dime

    There are two kinds of people in the world: Those who have lost critical data, and those who will. In other words, if you use technology long enough and neglect to back up your data, you're guaranteed to have at least one extremely bad day. Whether it's theft, loss, fire, flood, corruption, or some form of malware, a single incident can destroy the lion's share of your family photos, personal documents, address books, years-in-the-making music library, and more.

  • Opinion: CRT magnet art looks eerie; don't try it on your home TV

    Where you one of those kids who liked to wave a magnet against your old CRT display to watch the rainbow of colors bending to your will? You certainly weren't the only one, and a German artist wants to help you relive those memories, albeit on a grander scale.

  • News: Take our mobile survey and you might win an iPad mini

    TechHive's parent company, IDG, is once again conducting its annual Global Mobile Survey, which quizzes you on your mobile-device habits and media consumption so we can learn more about how people are using their smartphones and tablets today. Readers who participate will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win an iPad mini.

  • News: Flexible, networked e-ink displays mimic physical documents

    Researchers demonstrated flexible, networked e-ink displays that behave like papers on a desk at a conference in Paris. The displays can be used separately or in tandem, opening up new possibilities for a paperless office.

  • News: Consortium takes steps to break multicore programming barriers

    Programming for multicore systems can be complex, so an industry consortium led by Advanced Micro Devices has taken a step ahead in its goal to eliminate development challenges so applications are portable across devices, architectures and operating systems

  • News: Intel starts countdown clock for next-gen Haswell chips

    In just a few weeks, Intel's one-chip-fits all family of core processors will finally meet Microsoft's one-design-fits all operating system, Windows 8. The chip maker recently announced it will unveil the first round of Haswell Core processors on June 3.

  • How-Tos: 21 tips for supercharging your cloud storage

    Cloud storage isn't just for files and photos. With the right tools and services, you can do much more: organize data, or automate uploads and downloads. Synchronize, of course. Score extra space without paying an extra cent. Run a basic Web site from a cloud service, manage media, or even fax.

  • News: Nextgen Distribution partners with Violin Memory

    Nextgen Distribution has partnered with Violin Memory, a maker of flash-based storage systems to help it expand in Australia and New Zealand.

  • News: Computer interaction conference promises cutting-edge demos

    There will be a ton of interesting research and prototypes on display at the Computer Human Interaction (CHI) conference in Paris this week.

  • News: Future of computer interaction on display in Paris

    The future of computing comes to Paris this week with the annual Computer Human Interaction (CHI) conference, which showcases new approaches to the way users connect with electronics.



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