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Tablets to outship desktops this year, notebooks nextyear

According to the latest data from IDC, global shipments of smart connected devices exceeded a billion units in 2012, an increase of 29.1% from the previous year and representing a value of $576.9 billion. Although plenty of smartphones and other "smart" electronics were moved last year, the researcher notes that ...

Android-based gaming console Ouya hitting retail in June, preorders starttoday

Ouya, the Android-based gaming console that raised over $8.5 million from more than 63,000 backers on Kickstarter, is now officially available for pre-order to anyone who missed out on the campaign and will be available at a wide range of retailers in June. In an interview with the Wall Street ...

Intel quietly releases seven budget Ivy Bridge desktopprocessors

Intel released the first wave of processors based on the 22-nanometer die shrink of Sandy Bridge close to a year ago. Ivy Bridge has thus far been reserved for mid-range and high-end applications but that’s all changing as Intel has quietly released seven new budget processors based on the current ...

AMD Turbo Dock balances your tablet’s performance and batterylife

AMD recently announced a new innovation for tablets and hybrid PCs that will be shown off at Mobile World Congress next week in Barcelona. It’s called AMD Turbo Dock and in a nutshell, it allows the system to adjust performance based on whether or not the tablet is docked. It’s AMD’s ...

Lenovo’s ThinkPad Helix Windows 8 hybrid delayed until earlyMarch

After impressing many CES attendees and onlookers, Lenovo's ThinkPad Helix landed on the wishlists of many people who are looking to invest in a new Windows 8 hybrid. When the device was first unveiled, Lenovo expected to have it in the hands of eager road warriors by the end of ...

HP re-enters the tablet race with $170 Android-powered Slate7

HP re-entered the tablet race over the weekend with the announcement of the Slate 7. The company’s first tablet since the short-lived TouchPad will run Google’s Android operating system and sell for just $169.99. As you might surmise from the name, the Slate 7 will carry a 7-inch display operating at ...

Future Nvidia ‘Volta’ GPU has stacked DRAM, offers 1TB/sbandwidth

Nvidia has updated its public GPU roadmap, revealing new details about upcoming products including a graphics solution that will purportedly offer about four times the memory bandwidth of the new $1,000 GeForce GTX Titan. Codenamed "Volta," the GPU family is expected to arrive sometime after 2014's Maxwell refresh, presumably in ...