John Morris

John Morris is a former executive editor at CNET Networks and senior editor at PC Magazine.

Sean Portnoy

Sean Portnoy is a former executive editor at Computer Shopper magazine and editor at CNET Networks.

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Origin PC ships first gaming desktop with new Intel Core i7-990X Extreme Edition six-core processor

Intel's latest six-core processor, the Core i7-990X Extreme Edition, hasn't been officially unveiled by the chip giant yet, but gaming PC builder Origin PC has just announced the new CPU's availability in its Genesis desktop as well as its Eon-17 gaming laptop.The i7-990X, no doubt the fastest desktop processor (as were its six-core predecessors), has a base clock speed of 3.

February 12, 2011 by


Apple MacBook Air to receive Intel Sandy Bridge upgrade in June

Having vanquished its Dell Adamo competitor, Apple's MacBook Air ultraportable laptop will get a performance boost in June, according to our sister site CNET.After using Intel's Core 2 Duo processors since its launch, the svelte notebook will be updated to the latest Sandy Bridge CPUs, which should allow the MacBook Air to run faster and eek out even more battery life.

February 10, 2011 by


Intel: Sandy Bridge repairs ahead of schedule

The delay of new PCs using Intel's second-generation Core processors may not be as long as initially thought. Intel said some customers will use original 6 Series chipset anyway while production of the updated Sandy Bridge chipset is going better than expected.

February 8, 2011 by


PlayStation Move controller support coming to PCs via Sony's Move Server project

Microsoft has floated the idea of officially supporting its Kinect gesture-based game controller in the PC realm after hackers have used it for various experiments, but Sony may beat it to the punch with support for its own PlayStation Move motion controllers.According to our sister site CNET, Sony exec John McCutchan will discuss a project called Move Server at the upcoming Game Developers Conference.

February 2, 2011 by