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  • News: Japan's Rohm shows tiny fuel cells for smartphones, aims for launch next year

    Rohm is showing tiny hydrogen fuel cells meant for charging portable gadgets at the Ceatec exhibition in Japan.

  • Opinion: Exploring iCloud Backup

    Now that we've settled into Mountain Lion, the iPhone 5, and iOS 6, it's time we devoted several minutes to a feature that's common to all of them--iCloud syncing and backup. I'm joined in that devotion by staff writer Lex Friedman who recently penned How to Free Up iCloud Storage Space, available right here on Macworld.com.

  • Video: Video: Sharp screen heading to mystery tablet

    Sharp is showing at Japan's Ceatec expo this week 7-inch displays based on its IGZO technology that are targeted at tablet PCs. The screens are already in mass production and Sharp won't name its customer, although the Apple rumor mill has tipped IGZO for use in Apple products.

  • How-Tos: How to free up iCloud storage space

    When Apple introduced iCloud in 2011, it announced that every customer with an Apple ID would receive 5GB of iCloud storage space for free. You can add more storage at a rate of $2 per gigabyte per year, in 10GB, 20GB, or 50GB increments. But if you're not interested in ponying up extra cash for iCloud storage, that 5GB can quickly get tight.

  • Buying Advice: MSI Z77 MPower review: guaranteed to overclock

    Excellent overclocking performance at an affordable price. We have waited years for a motherboard like the Z77 MPower. Why? Because every time a manufacturer comes with a motherboard aimed at overclockers, it is filled with other features that aren't useful for overclocking. MSI kept those extra features to a minimum on the Z77 MPower board. If you are an overclocker, then the Z77 MPower should be on your wish list, it's as simple as that.

  • News: IBM drops Power7+ in high-end Unix servers

    IBM has started to roll out a new processor for its Power family of servers, a staggered affair that will start with higher-end systems and eventually reach the midrange and low-end boxes.

  • News: Tiny sensor allows gesture control of tablets, phones

    Japan's Murata Manufacturing has developed a tiny sensor that, if embedded in a computer or tablet device, allows the user to swipe and zoom without touching the display panel.

  • News: Desktop chip price battle looms as AMD prices Trinity aggressively

    A pricing battle is looming in the desktop chip market after Advanced Micro Devices shipped aggressively priced Trinity desktop chips, which might prompt a price-reduction response from Intel, analysts said.

  • News: Box beefs up security and IT controls

    Box announced on Tuesday a set of new and improved enterprise security and IT management features for its cloud-based file sharing and storage service.

  • Opinion: Chips off a new block

    Time was when the processor wars raged between Intel and AMD. New skirmishes are now breaking out in the smartphone and tablet mobile world, with Intel determined to make its presence known by doggedly reducing the size and power requirements of the ageing PC chip architecture.

  • Buying Advice: AMD A10-5800K / A8-5600K full review: Trinity for desktops

    In May AMD introduced its latest generation APUs codenamed Trinity for laptops, and today the desktop versions finally arrive. Last week we were only allowed to write about the hardware behind the new CPUs, the model numbers and the gaming benchmarks. Today, you get the full review, including CPU benchmarks and everything else.

  • Buying Advice: Samsung SSD 840 250GB review: affordable and fast?

    The 840 series SSD will become interesting only when the price goes down quite a bit, lower than the current level of the 830.

  • News: Is Sharp showing high-res iPad mini screens?

    Sharp is displaying publically for the first time tablet displays based on its IGZO technology at the CEATEC electronics show outside of Tokyo, amid persistent rumors Apple will use the displays in its upcoming tablets.

  • News: Oracle, Fujitsu team on Sparc64 'Athena' chip

    With an eye for better serving big data projects, Oracle and partner Fujitsu have commenced building the next generation of Sparc64 processors, in a project called Athena.

  • News: Helium gas shortage risks popping WD's drive plans

    Western Digital's HGST subsidiary may not have picked the best time to have a breakthrough in hard-disk drive innovation.

  • Video: Video: Intel pitches its "Clover Trail" Atom processor at launch event

    Intel and PC makers joined forces to promote Intel-based Atom processors and new tablets.

  • News: With tablet chip, Intel tries to lessen its dependency on PCs

    With Intel unveiling a tablet processor this week, analysts say the chip maker may be on track to becoming less dependent on the struggling PC market.

  • Buying Advice: Intel Core i3 3225 and 3220 review: entry-level Ivy Bridge

    It's starting to look not so good for AMD. Aside from a few completely multi-threaded benchmarks, the new Core i3s with two cores are faster than the AMD A8s with four cores. It's no wonder AMD found itself forced to lower it prices again recently. The most high-end AMD Llano processor, the A8 3870K, is still cheaper than the Core i3s tested here. An AMD A6 processor you can buy for half the price of an i3.

  • Buying Advice: Corsair Vengeance C70 review: military themed mid-tower chassis

    The Corsair Vengeance C70 is a fun chassis. The design is different, we like the quick-release clips for the side panel, and there is nothing wrong with the finish or build quality. As long as you don't need much cooling, this is a good chassis, but perhaps not for gamers.

  • News: Microsoft SkyDrive: Your ultimate starter's guide

    It's become incredibly easy to compute while you commute. Our laptops, tablets and even smartphones offer productivity functions ranging from excellent to serviceable, and pervasive broadband (hello 4G!) gives us the connectivity speeds we need to quickly summon up documents and data from the cloud.



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