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  • 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.

  • Opinion: Younity 1.5 could render cloud storage obsolete

    As we’ve become a more mobile society—working from virtually anywhere on our smartphones and tablets—we’ve also embraced various cloud storage and file sharing tools, so we can access and collaborate on our data. Younity has an entirely different approach, and it could make cloud storage obsolete.

  • News: Your next smartphone could have a projector, courtesy of Lumiode LED microdisplays

    If you think the Retina display on an iPad looks unreal with its 2048 by 1536-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch, just imagine a display with 2,500 individual LEDs in a package that's only five square-centimeters in size--that's smaller than just about any piece of your phone.

  • News: Samsung profits soar on phones, tablets; high hopes for Galaxy S4

    Samsung Electronics said its Galaxy S3 and Note 2 helped it to defy a shrinking smartphone market in the first quarter, boosting its overall profits by 42 percent from a year ago.

  • News: Box sets its sights on healthcare customers

    Box is taking steps to increase usage of its cloud storage and file sharing system in the health care industry, where it sees a demand for tools that simplify content collaboration.

  • News: AMD's Radeon HD 7990: Not as pricey as you might think

    Just about anyone would think twice before dropping a cool grand on a new video card, no matter how powerful it might be. But if you're a gamer, AMD's Never Settle Reloaded marketing program reduces the effective cost of any of its Radeon 7990 series by as much as $300.

  • News: Cisco's new director-class storage switch boosts throughput 6X

    Cisco's new director-class switch for storage, unveiled today, increases throughput six-fold and offers N+1 resilience.

  • News: EMC's storage business keeps growing while net profit shrinks slightly

    EMC reported first-quarter revenue rose 6 percent to US$5.39 billion, while net income fell about 1 percent year-over year to $580 million as costs rose.

  • News: AMD unleashes Radeon HD 7990: A dual-GPU graphics card beast

    One thousand dollars. That's how much AMD anticipates it will cost you to acquire a video card packing two of its most powerful GPUs on a single dual-slot PCB. AMD has provided us with reference design hardware, with retail cards expected to follow by the end of the month. So consider this a hands-on preview of the Radeon HD 7990. We'll follow up with an official review as soon as we get a card that people can actually buy.

  • News: Apple teases 'new product categories'

    Invoking the success of Apple's game-changing iPhone and iPad, CEO Tim Cook has hinted that Apple will introduce "exciting new product categories" starting this fall and through the end of 2014.

  • News: Western Digital rolls out ultra-slim 5mm Ultrabook drives

    The drive towards dirt-cheap Ultrabooks is getting a big boost with the release of Western Digital's new ultra-slim spinning hard drive, a barely there piece of hardware that is even thinner than the iPhone 5.

  • News: WD shrinks laptop drives to just 5mm thick

    Western Digital is now shipping what it said is the world's first 2.5-inch, 5mm hard drives and solid-state hybrid drives (SSHDs) for use in ultra-slim notebooks.

  • How-Tos: Fact or fiction: Eight Mac energy-saving techniques tested

    We're all interested in saving energy. Maybe you conserve to be a better global citizen or to save money on your utility bills. Maybe you use your laptop on the go and want to squeeze every possible minute of battery life out of it. But what if the daily computing practices you follow to save energy end up wasting it instead? What if your assumptions about Mac power usage are wrong? To investigate this possibility, Macworld's lab compiled a list of eight widely held opinions about energy conservation, grabbed our trusty power meters, and started logging power usage.

  • News: Next-gen USB SuperSpeed to eliminate power cords

    USB SuperSpeed will move from 5Gbps bandwidth to 10Gbps in the coming year, but it's also leaping from 10 watts to 100 watts for charging, which could power monitors and even HDTVs.

  • Opinion: Tiny microbatteries could power devices for days, recharge in seconds

    Smartphones have become dramatically more powerful in recent years, featuring ever-increasing amounts of processing power, memory, and data storage, and higher screen resolutions. The only thing that seems to be lacking is enough battery power to keep our devices running all day.

  • News: Wall Street Beat: Tech bellwethers report mixed quarter

    Some of the biggest names in IT including IBM, Microsoft, Google and Intel reported quarterly earnings this week, revealing a picture of the tech sector that, while not as gloomy as had been feared, is nevertheless mixed.

  • News: How DisplayPort multi-streaming delivers new levels of multi-monitor madness

    When a vendor sends us a demo system, it typically take great care to ensure that we experience the system exactly as the maker intends us to. So when VESA, the trade group responsible for the DisplayPort standard, said that it was sending PCWorld a multiple-monitor demo system similar to the one it exhibited at CES in January, I expected it to arrive bundled with a detailed guide and all the software needed to present DisplayPort in its best light.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Never forget

    Amazon took not just a page from Apple's book, but apparently a whole site. Elsewhere, Intel is telling it like it is, and Jonathan Ive racks up yet another major award. What were the remainders for Thursday, April 18, 2013 saying again?

  • News: AMD's revenue drops 31 percent as CPU sales plummet

    Advanced Micro Devices reported a 31 percent drop in revenue for the first quarter as it continues to battle a weak PC market and lackluster demand for its chips.

  • News: TSMC aims to tighten mobile chip manufacturing race with Intel

    The race to make the most advanced chips for smartphones and tablets is gaining steam, with contract chip manufacturer TSMC hastening implementation of its latest manufacturing technology to close a chip-making advantage long held by Intel.

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