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Sony’s Vaio Pro 13 Takes on MacBook Air, and Mostly Delivers

When it comes to laptop-buying advice, Apple’s MacBook Air is a pretty easy recommendation. It’s lightweight, fast and has solid battery life. But it’s not without faults, and not everyone wants an Apple computer. Over the past year, Windows PC makers have been working to bring similar design and performance to ...

Intel hopes to speed up mobile Atom chip development

Intel has a real presence in the smartphone world, but its tendency toward just one or two mobile chip releases per year makes it a slowpoke next to its ARM-based rivals. New CEO Brian Krzanich clearly isn't happy with this gap -- he tells Reuters that mobile Atom development ...

DOMA’s Demise Celebrated by Apple, Other Top Tech Firms

In a pair of 5-4 decisions, the Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled in favor of same-sex couples in two major cases, effectively allowing federal benefits for gay couples and clearing the way for same-sex marriages in the state of California. One ruling overturned the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, the ...

Nvidia interested in licensing graphics technology to other chipmakers

With a playbook consisting of over 5,500 patents, chip-maker Nvidia has shown interest in licensing some of their GPU technologies, most notably the Kepler architecture. According to Reuters, the licensing strategy will help the California-based company to capitalize on the growing mobile market, and possibly build valuable relationships with industry ...

CompuLab MintBox 2 unveiled with four times the power, same Linux Mint flavor

Now that Linux Mint 15 is available, it's only fair that we get a new MintBox to match. The CompuLab and Linux Mint teams won't disappoint us on that front: they've just previewed the MintBox 2, a big upgrade to their open source mini PC. The new version drops AMD ...

Early build of Intel’s phone UI “Obsidian” shown off invideo

Intel is cooking up its own smartphone overlay for use in upcoming Tizen-based smartphones and possibly Android as well. Codenamed Obsidian, Ars Technica recently got a hold of several early screenshots and videos of the software in action, showing some of its design elements and gesture implementation. Although the report notes ...

Intel Inside Your TV: The Chip Guys Want to Become Cable Guys

Who’s going to take on the cable guys? Lots of really big, powerful tech companies with heaps of clout and money — Google, Apple and Microsoft, for starters — have looked at the pay-TV business and decided it doesn’t make sense for them to try to really compete. But Intel says ...

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 ...

ARM CEO Warren East Is Stepping Down And Getting Replaced By President Simon Segars

Warren East, the executive who has seen UK semiconductor juggernaut ARM Holdings through some of its most explosive growth, fuelled by deals with companies like Apple for its iPhone and iPad devices, is stepping down from his job and retiring, the company said today. He is being replaced by insider ...