Stories by Agam Shah

Intel amps up desktop performance with its first 8-core PC chip

Intel is shipping its fastest PC processor to date and its first with eight cores.

By Agam Shah | 30 August, 2014 02:02

Tags: desktop pcs, hardware systems, Components, intel, processors

IDC: Tablets sales growth to slow this year

Tablet shipments worldwide will continue to grow this year, but not as quickly as previously expected, according to a forecast released Friday.

By Agam Shah | 30 August, 2014 01:39

Tags: IDC, hardware systems, tablets

Apple event plans set off annual product buzz

Apple sent out invitations Thursday to the press for an event Sept. 9, confirming persistent rumors that the company would continue what has become an annual late summer industry rite and setting off a new round of speculation that it will announce the iPhone 6.

By Agam Shah | 29 August, 2014 03:37

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics

PC market in 2014 a bit less dire than previously thought

The PC market is still a bleak place to be, but not as bleak as expected, according to new figures released by analyst company, IDC.

By Agam Shah | 28 August, 2014 08:21

Tags: IDC, desktop pcs, hardware systems, laptops

Samsung starts production of 3D DDR4 DRAM modules

Samsung has started producing 64GB DRAM modules for servers based on emerging DDR4 (double-data rate 4) memory using 3D "through silicon via" (TSV) package technology.

By Agam Shah | 28 August, 2014 03:43

Tags: Samsung Electronics, Components, memory

HP recalls 6 million laptop power cords that can pose fire and burn hazards

Hewlett-Packard has recalled more than 6 million laptop power cords that could pose fire and burn hazards.

By Agam Shah | 27 August, 2014 03:31

Tags: hardware systems, Hewlett-Packard

Microsoft considering development boards for Windows Phone, RT

Microsoft has considered making development boards for Windows Phone or Windows RT in addition to the x86 boards it already makes, but the company isn't saying if it would ever release such products.

By Agam Shah | 26 August, 2014 10:16

Tags: Microsoft, Mobile OSes, hardware systems, Components, mobile, Windows Phone

Dell adds Intel processor to new Wyse thin client

Dell for the first time is using an Intel processor in its Wyse thin clients, which are used as alternatives to enterprise PCs.

By Agam Shah | 26 August, 2014 03:47

Tags: Dell, hardware systems

Inexpensive Windows PCs hitting the market with help from Microsoft

Microsoft is helping hardware makers build low-priced Windows PCs to combat Chromebooks and the early results of that effort are hitting the market.

By Agam Shah | 23 August, 2014 04:16

Tags: Dell, Microsoft, hardware systems, laptops, Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard

Intel highlights more of its wireless computing plans

Intel is taking more steps to provide what it calls "wire-free" computing by 2016, a plan the company first talked about publicly in June at the Computex trade show.

By Agam Shah | 22 August, 2014 07:23

Tags: hardware systems, laptops, intel

Tablets priced under $35 on the horizon

Generic Android tablets with 7-inch screens and quad-core chips that deliver decent performance could soon sell for under US$35.

By Agam Shah | 21 August, 2014 09:29

Tags: hardware systems, tablets, Components, intel, processors, Allwinner

Samsung builds custom Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet with Barnes & Noble

Samsung is moving deeper into e-book and multimedia sales with Barnes & Noble, with which it jointly built a custom Nook tablet that's available now for US$179.

By Agam Shah | 21 August, 2014 00:42

Tags: Barnes & Noble, consumer electronics, hardware systems, Samsung Electronics, tablets, e-readers

Microsoft offers custom Windows OS to all first generation Intel Galileo owners

Microsoft is encouraging more hardware hackers to develop Windows-based smart devices and appliances with expanded availability of a preview OS to all owners of Intel's Galileo board.

By Agam Shah | 19 August, 2014 06:10

Tags: Microsoft, hardware systems, intel

Lenovo's x86 server buyout from IBM clears last US hurdle

Lenovo's planned acquisition of IBM's x86 server business for US$2.3 billion has cleared a major U.S. regulatory hurdle, paving the way for the deal to close by the end of the year.

By Agam Shah | 16 August, 2014 07:33

Tags: business issues, regulation, IBM, Lenovo, U.S. Department of the Treasury, government, Mergers and acquisitions

Heartbleed exposes weaknesses in hardware design

Heartbleed may have been a software bug, but it highlighted glaring weaknesses in existing hardware architectures, which remain vulnerable to memory-bound attacks, a university researcher said this week.

By Agam Shah | 16 August, 2014 01:55

Tags: security, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, hardware systems

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