John Morris

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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.

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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Touch set to take off on laptops and netbooks

Touch set to take off on laptops and netbooks

Touchscreens aren't new to PCs, but until recently they've been relegated to pricey convertible tablets for business, and to a lesser extent to slates--tablets without keyboards--used in niche markets (though I hear Apple is hoping to change that with some new device). Thanks to touchscreen smartphones, however, consumers have become accustomed to touch interfaces.

January 31, 2010 by in Networking

AMD says "Fusion" chip looks good, but is 2011 too late?

AMD says "Fusion" chip looks good, but is 2011 too late?

AMD appears to be on track to release its first "Fusion" processor that combines an x86 CPU core with a graphics processor on a single silicon chip sometime in 2011. The first so-called APU, or Accelerated Processing Unit, is code-named Llano and will be manufactured using 32nm process technology.

April 21, 2009 by in Networking

Intel launches new chip for consumer electronics

Intel launches new chip for consumer electronics

In its latest bid to expand beyond PCs and servers into industrial and consumer electronics applications, Intel has announced a new family of embedded processors.These chips are not based on the Atom processor already used in netbooks and Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs)--those versions won't arrive until sometime next year.

July 24, 2008 by in Networking

Report: Nvidia GTX 200 series will be one big GPU

Report: Nvidia GTX 200 series will be one big GPU

More details on Nvidia's new GTX 200 series GPUs, which are set to launch sometime next month, courtesy of the site TGDaily.The new chip will reportedly be massive, measuring 576 square millimeters, due to the increased number of processing units and a 512-bit memory controller.

May 20, 2008 by in Networking

AMD ships triple-core Phenoms

AMD ships triple-core Phenoms

AMD has begun shipping triple-core Phenom processors. The company had promised the Phenom 8000 series would ship by the end of Q1, so this seems to be a sign that AMD is getting things back on track.

March 13, 2008 by in Networking

AMD Phenom triple-core coming soon

AMD Phenom triple-core coming soon

AMD's triple-core Phenom processors should be arriving soon. AMD will release the triple-core version, known by the code-name Toliman, in March for computer makers only. In other words, you won't be able buy boxed versions of the Phenom 8000 yet.

February 25, 2008 by in Networking