Sean Portnoy

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.

John Morris

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.

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Intel: Sandy Bridge repairs ahead of schedule

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 in Hardware

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

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 in Servers

Intel readying new 510 series of SSD drives for February release

Intel readying new 510 series of SSD drives for February release

Intel helped usher in the era of solid state drives for consumer PCs with its X25 lineup, and now the chip giant is readying new SSDs that will easily eclipse the performance of their predecessors.Fudzilla reports that a pair of new drives will be launched next month, and this page on Intel's Website confirms that the new 510 series is designed for the "enthusiast consumer client PC.

January 30, 2011 by in Intel

First images and specs of two HP webOS tablets leaked online -- 9-inch Topaz, 7-inch Opal

First images and specs of two HP webOS tablets leaked online -- 9-inch Topaz, 7-inch Opal

I'm still skeptical about HP being able to create a runaway success with tablets based on Palm's webOS, but if the photos leaked to Engadget from "a trusted tipster" are accurate, it's definitely designed a sexy slate -- or, apparently, pair of slates.That's because HP has a 9-inch tablet (code-named Topaz) and a 7-inch model (Opal) in the works, according to the roll-out details also passed along.

January 18, 2011 by in Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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