After suffering from manufacturing woes on some recent product launches, Nvidia may have a reason to crow. While it was able to release its GeForce GTX 580 graphics card yesterday, AMD's similarly high-powered Radeon HD 6900 line may be suffering from some glitches that could delay its arrival to retail.
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John Morris and Sean Portnoy deliver straight talk about notebook and desktop computers.
John Morris is a former executive editor at CNET Networks and senior editor at PC Magazine.
Sean Portnoy is a former executive editor at Computer Shopper magazine and editor at CNET Networks.
AMD has its first Fusion processors to customers. Those first APUs, or Accelerated Processing Units, will be available starting January in ultra-thin laptops that AMD claims will deliver nine hours of battery life. This was one of several announcements AMD made at its annual analyst's day earlier today.
It has been a long and bumpy road for Fermi, but with the GeForce GTX 580, which was announced today, Nvidia seems to be delivering on the promise of its new GPU architecture. Based on a new GF110 GPU, the GTX 580 has been "re-engineered from the transistor-level up" to increase performance and reduce power consumption.
It's always been something of an urban legend that men leaving a scorching notebook computer on their lap were damaging their sperm, but new research suggests that such conjecture has a basis in scientific fact.
Our sister site CNET is reporting that Intel's Light Peak optical connectivity technology, which promises super-high-speed transfers that crush USB 3.0 transfer speeds, is moving closer to being shipped in real products.
Times are tough, and the chance of you getting a pricey laptop this holiday season is as slim as a MacBook Air. Here's a list of cool gadgets that cost around $100 or less.
Things have been so quiet on the Chrome OS front that I had nearly forgotten Google promised netbooks in time for the holidays. If reports out of Taiwan are accurate, the first models should arrive later this month.
Nvidia appears to be in a real big hurry to cut into the momentum for AMD's forthcoming Radeon 6900 series of graphics cards. Its rumored answer -- the GeForce GTX 580 -- is not only being prepped to compete with (and beat) AMD's latest -- but it also appears to be coming as soon as next week.
Clearwire reached a milestone today with the launch of its WiMax 4G service in New York City--along with cities in New Jersey, Connecticut and Florida. Looks like it is finally time to trade in my old AT&T USBConnect 3G laptop card.
You don't need to pay whatever Samsung expects you to pay for its Galaxy Tab to get an Android tablet. Not since Walgreens began offering a $100 model that runs Google's popular OS.