Stories by Agam Shah

Prices for 4K monitors sink below $500

Prices for 4K monitors have dropped below US$500, bringing them within the reach of cost conscious buyers looking to replace 1080p displays.

By Agam Shah | 22 November, 2014 12:10

Tags: Dell, Components, displays

Intel planning thumb-sized PCs for next year

Intel is shrinking PCs to thumb-sized "compute sticks" that will be out next year.

By Agam Shah | 21 November, 2014 08:40

Tags: hardware systems, Components, intel, processors

As Moore's Law approaches 50, Intel battling to keep up

With advances in chip technology, it's becoming more difficult for Intel to keep up with Moore's Law, but the company's CEO says that remains the key baseline when it comes to adding performance and functionality to its processors.

By Agam Shah | 21 November, 2014 07:56

Tags: Components, intel, processors

Nvidia reaches high on graphics performance with Tesla K80

Nvidia's PC graphics chips may draw all the attention, but supercomputing chips are driving the company's GPU technology ahead.

By Agam Shah | 18 November, 2014 01:04

Tags: Graphics boards, servers, hardware systems, nvidia, Components

Mobile 4K video getting wired to TVs through USB 3.1, MHL

Starting late next year, it will become a tad easier to stream 4K video from mobile devices to ultra high-definition TVs.

By Agam Shah | 18 November, 2014 00:01

Tags: peripherals, USB Implementers Forum, consumer electronics, smartphones, MHL Consortium

Intel says its supercomputing chips won't suffer Larrabee's fate

Intel introduced its latest Xeon Phi chip Monday, in what seems to be an effort to prove that its supercomputing chips aren't just a flash in the pan.

By Agam Shah | 17 November, 2014 23:03

Tags: Components, intel, processors

Intel turns to light beams to speed up supercomputers

Intel next year will start using light pulses to shuffle data at blistering speeds in supercomputers, which could lead to massive advances in high-performance computing

By Agam Shah | 17 November, 2014 23:03

Tags: Components, intel, processors

US funds effort to regain supercomputing crown from China

In what could be called a supercomputing arms race, China last year beat the U.S. by building the fastest computer in the world. The U.S. wants that title back.

By Agam Shah | 15 November, 2014 06:25

Tags: IBM, hardware systems, intel

IBM shares plans for supercomputing future

IBM plans to load future supercomputers with more co-processors and accelerators to increase computing speed and power efficiency.

By Agam Shah | 14 November, 2014 07:01

Tags: IBM, hardware systems

Nvidia's cloud gaming service takes on Sony's PlayStation Now

Nvidia's online game-streaming service will launch next week after a year-long beta testing period, but it will only be available to owners of the company's Shield tablet and handheld gaming console.

By Agam Shah | 14 November, 2014 01:03

Tags: hardware systems, games, nvidia, tablets, Components, processors

Ingenic's Newton2 allows DIY smartwatches, smartglasses

A Chinese company wants enthusiasts to make and test their own wearable devices with a computer smaller than an SD card announced Wednesday.

By Agam Shah | 13 November, 2014 00:05

Tags: Imagination Technologies, consumer electronics, Components, Boards -- other

Gizmosphere focuses on graphics in open-source computer

Open-source computers have so far lacked good graphics, but Gizmosphere's new Gizmo 2 is an exception.

By Agam Shah | 11 November, 2014 16:01

Tags: Advanced Micro Devices, Components, processors

HP's BYOD service protects mobile devices and PCs

Hewlett-Packard wants to make BYOD easier for small businesses through a new cloud-based service to manage and protect mobile devices and PCs.

By Agam Shah | 10 November, 2014 20:02

Tags: services, hardware systems, Hosted, Hewlett-Packard

Wearable graphics could get a boost with Imagination's Series7 GPUs

Graphics is not yet a major consideration in wearables, but Imagination hopes to change that as part of a plan to put its new PowerVR graphics technology in a wide range of computing devices.

By Agam Shah | 10 November, 2014 19:03

Tags: Graphics boards, Imagination Technologies, hardware systems, Components, processors

Two new 360-degree action cameras are hitting the market

Two more 360-degree cameras are coming to the market, joining an emerging trend in photography and video.

By Agam Shah | 08 November, 2014 07:16

Tags: Digital camcorders, consumer electronics, JK Imaging, VSN Mobil, digital cameras

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