Stories by Agam Shah

Windows tablets available for under $100

For those who want Windows on the cheap, tablets with the OS are now selling for under $100. These lightweight tablets aren't exactly laptop replacements, but can serve as complementary devices for those who use Windows PCs.

By Agam Shah | 27 November, 2014 06:04

Tags: DIGITAL GEAR, hardware systems, tablets, toshiba, wal-Mart, Hewlett-Packard

Tablet craze calms down as iPad shipments decline

It's time to kiss the tablet boom goodbye, as shipments of the once-dominant Apple iPad decline amid a worldwide slowdown for the devices.

By Agam Shah | 26 November, 2014 06:01

Tags: Apple, IDC, hardware systems, tablets

Intel to tame passwords with biometric authentication

Forget typing in passwords, Intel wants you to use your body to log into email and online bank accounts.

By Agam Shah | 25 November, 2014 08:21

Tags: hardware systems, laptops, intel

AMD tablet development stalls as priorities change

Advanced Micro Devices' interest in tablets has waned as the company restructures operations in an effort to turn around its finances.

By Agam Shah | 25 November, 2014 05:26

Tags: Advanced Micro Devices, hardware systems, Components, processors

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

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