The two companies claim their new technology offers up to three times the density of other 3D NAND competitors, with full production ramping up later this year.
Laptops & Desktops
John Morris and Sean Portnoy deliver straight talk about notebook and desktop computers.
Sean Portnoy started his tech writing career at ZDNet nearly a decade ago. He then spent several years as an editor at Computer Shopper magazine, most recently serving as online executive editor. He received a B.A. from Brown University and an M.A. from the University of Southern California.
<p>John Morris is a former executive editor at CNET Networks and senior editor at PC Magazine. He now works for a private investment firm, which may at any time invest in companies whose products are discussed in this blog, and no disclosure of securities transactions will be made. No investment advice is offered in this blog. All duties are disclaimed.</p>
Intel has revealed new details of its second-generation Xeon Phi processor and given the first public demonstration. The chip, known as Knights Landing, is big in every way.
After cutting prices last month, the company is now offering either $100 or $150 off most configurations. The price on the base model remains unchanged, however.
The fledgling company will give you its productivity focused slate at any of its crowd-funded reward levels -- if you agree to be a beta tester for its Remix OS software.
Blackberry is back in the tablet game, with a model based on the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and optimized to run SecuSuite software.
The company's recent results suggest a slowdown in firms leaving the ancient OS behind and upgrading to new systems. Why won't they update?
Benchmarks support Apple's claims the new Samsung drives, also included in the redesigned MacBook, were twice as fast as their predecessors. The updated notebooks remain difficult to repair, however.
The 10-inch slate is built with components the user can swap out and can run Android or other Linux-based operating systems.
The new processor will also be unlocked, making it easier to overclock small-form-factor desktops and all-in-one PCs.
Both models include a fourth-generation Intel Core processor, with prices of $349.99 and $399.99, respectively.
The long-delayed gaming PCs will finally battle consoles for living room supremacy, with a $50 Steam Controller also available.
After announcing new brand levels, the company provides more details about the first chips that will fall under each category.
The x3, x5, and x7 labels will mirror the i3, i5, and i7 designations for the company's Core CPUs, which it says will help consumers differentiate between chip capabilities more easily.
At ISSCC this week, Intel says it is business as usual, but rising costs have left the rest of the chip industry looking for something more than Moore.
Discounts on the tablet have been extended through the end of February, while trading in an old Surface can get you as much as $650 toward a new Surface Pro 3.