Stories by Agam Shah

Intel wants to banish cables, connectors with new Broadwell chips

Bring a laptop into the room, and it wirelessly links to your monitors, external hard drive and printer. That's Intel's vision of a wire-free world for PCs with its new Core chips based on the Broadwell microarchitecture.

By Agam Shah | 29 January, 2015 23:01

Tags: hardware systems, laptops, intel

Qualcomm's Snapdragon woes mount as a 'major customer' defects

Qualcomm has hyped up its 64-bit Snapdragon 810 as the most advanced mobile processor on the market, but its exclusion from an upcoming "flagship device" is causing it some financial grief.

By Agam Shah | 29 January, 2015 10:13

Tags: business issues, qualcomm, financial results

Kevlar could keep lithium-ion batteries from catching fire

Lithium-ion batteries are relatively safe but can still pose risks of fire or explosion. Researchers may now have solved that problem using a material commonly found in bullet proof vests.

By Agam Shah | 28 January, 2015 08:59

Tags: Batteries / fuel cells, University of Michigan, Components

Get ready for the 24-hour laptop: Battery life hits new highs

Tired of carting around that power cord? Have patience, the 24-hour laptop is almost here.

By Agam Shah | 27 January, 2015 09:05

Tags: Panasonic, hardware systems, laptops

Microsoft's online store runs out of Surface 2 tablets with Windows RT

Microsoft's Surface 2 tablet running Windows RT is out of stock at the company's online store, suggesting it may be discontinued after the decision not to upgrade it to Windows 10.

By Agam Shah | 23 January, 2015 13:05

Tags: Microsoft, hardware systems, tablets

Microsoft's HoloLens uses unreleased Intel Atom chip

Microsoft's stunning HoloLens holographic computer, which stole the show at this week's Windows 10 event, runs on an unreleased Intel Atom chip code-named Cherry Trail, according to a source familiar with the hardware.

By Agam Shah | 23 January, 2015 08:25

Tags: hardware systems, tablets, intel

Intel's wireless dock takes laptops closer to a wire-free life

If the tangle of wires around laptop drives you crazy, Intel has developed a wireless dock that could eliminate a lot of those cords.

By Agam Shah | 22 January, 2015 08:42

Tags: hardware systems, intel

Lenovo puts AMD chip in ThinkPad 11e laptop

Most of Lenovo's ThinkPad laptops come with Intel chips. While that remains the case, a new ThinkPad 11e model is also being offered with an optional Advanced Micro Devices chip.

By Agam Shah | 22 January, 2015 05:06

Tags: hardware systems, Lenovo, laptops

AMD looks to Carrizo chips for PC rebound

Stability in the PC market has benefitted many chip and computer companies, but not Advanced Micro Devices.

By Agam Shah | 21 January, 2015 11:44

Tags: business issues, Advanced Micro Devices, financial results, Components, processors

HP bringing augmented reality, 3D printing features to tablets, laptops

Hewlett-Packard has experimented with augmented reality and 3D image manipulation in recent products, and it intends to bring some of those technologies to tablets and laptops for a more interactive computing experience.

By Agam Shah | 21 January, 2015 10:34

Tags: hardware systems, Hewlett-Packard

HP teases wire-free computing with Elite X2 1011 hybrid

Hewlett-Packard is taking a step to cut the cords from tablets and laptops with its Elite X2 1011 G1, which will be able to connect to displays and send print commands wirelessly.

By Agam Shah | 21 January, 2015 03:00

Tags: hardware systems, tablets, laptops, Hewlett-Packard

HP Pro Slate 12 tablet first with Gorilla Glass 4, Duet Pen tech

Hewlett-Packard hopes to bring momentum into the faltering market for large-screen Android tablets with the new Pro Slate 12, which stands out with a rugged 12.3-inch display and its ability to digitize notes from regular paper.

By Agam Shah | 21 January, 2015 03:00

Tags: hardware systems, tablets, Hewlett-Packard

PC prices will stay low this year, Intel says

Capable, lightweight laptops are available these days for less than $200, and those prices are likely to stick around or even fall slightly this year, Intel says.

By Agam Shah | 16 January, 2015 11:59

Tags: business issues, hardware systems, financial results, intel

Intel's bought a foothold in tablets, but now it wants to cut its losses

Intel shipped 46 million tablet chips last year, exceeding its own goal of 40 million, but don't expect the company to make such a commitment again.

By Agam Shah | 16 January, 2015 10:53

Tags: business issues, financial results, intel

Google cooks up a food-truck model to sell Project Ara smartphones

Google wants to sell its first Project Ara smartphones in style, and it's drawing inspiration from food trucks. Later this year, it will deploy "mobile trucks" where customers will be able to design, print and assemble their own custom handset in under five minutes.

By Agam Shah | 15 January, 2015 11:22

Tags: consumer electronics, Google, smartphones

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