By 2017, the total worldwide shipments of solid state drives in PCs is predicted to rise by a factor of seven, increasing from 31 million units in 2012 to 227 million units. Correspondingly, hard disk drives shipments will decline sharply over the same period to 410 million.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes sifts through the marketing hyperbole and casts his critical eye over the latest technological innovations to find out which products make the grade and which don't.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology.
Silvermont is exciting not because of what Silvermont itself brings to the table, but what it is going to mean for the mobile space over the coming years. Intel will do with Silvermont what it did with Conroe back in 2006, using it as a platform to build upon over the coming years.
Microsoft chairman Bill Gates believes that iPad users are "frustrated". His solution to this frustration is Microsoft's Surface and Surface Pro tablets, which come with a keyboard, and more importantly, the Office suite of applications.
NPD's latest study suggests that tablet shipments will grow by 67 percent this year to 256.5 million, and continue to grow until it reaches 579.4 million in 2017, dwarfing notebook sales.
The PC industry is stagnating, with consumers shifting to iOS and Android-powered tablets and smartphones. If consumers like Android so much — currently over 1.5 million new devices are activated daily — then why not give them Android-powered PCs?
Time to take a tour of a handful of the best Android smartphones currently available on the market. Here are some killer handsets from Google, HTC, Motorola, and Samsung.
Intel is preparing to unleash its fourth-generation of Core processors featuring GPUs that are 50 percent faster than found in previous-generation hardware.
Jelly Bean is now the only version of Android that is experiencing growth, which is good news for developers because it suggests that the ecosystem is getting less fragmented.
Research shows that consumers are increasingly hooking up their TVs and streaming media devices to the web, and are enthusiastically downloading content from Netflix, YouTube, and Hulu.
Could we wake up one morning and find Android gone? One analyst believes that security vulnerabilities could result in litigation, which in turn could make Android too rich for Google's blood.