Sean Portnoy

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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 an online executive editor. He received a B.A. from Brown University and an M.A. from the University of Southern California.

Sean Portnoy is a freelance technology journalist; currently, all work that Sean does is on a contractural basis. Sean has also written corporate communications documents for CA.Sean does not accept gifts from companies he covers. All hardware products he writes about are purchased with his own funds or are review units covered under formal loan agreements and are returned after the review is complete.

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Do you want Flash on your TV? Adobe thinks so.

Do you want Flash on your TV? Adobe thinks so.

Try as it might, Adobe can't get its Flash streaming video format on the iPhone, but you may be seeing it on your TV soon. This week the media software company announced its push into the living room, citing partners like Comcast and Intel that are slated to introduce compatible hardware in the second half of this year.

April 26, 2009 by in Intel

Intel to offer optional protection plan for overclocked Core processors

Intel to offer optional protection plan for overclocked Core processors

The additional protection plans offered by electronics companies are often of dubious value to consumers, but Intel has just launched one that may be a good value if you like to tweak your processor.Its new Performance Tuning Protection Plan is designed to provide a replacement CPU in the event of "failures caused by operating the eligible processor outside of Intel’s published specifications" -- i.

January 18, 2012 by in Intel

Specs leaked for upcoming Intel 710 and 720 Series SSD

Specs leaked for upcoming Intel 710 and 720 Series SSD

Competition is fierce in the solid-state-drive market, but many buyers are still focused on Intel's SSDs, thanks to the chip giant's name and its drives' good overall performance. Already in 2011, the company has released the SSD 510 and the SSD 320 Series to refresh its mainstream offerings.

June 16, 2011 by in Intel

Intel quietly introduces several new Sandy Bridge processors

Intel quietly introduces several new Sandy Bridge processors

Ahead of the big launch of its Ivy Bridge chips later this year, Intel has pushed out a handful of new Sandy Bridge processors, including a couple of Core i5 CPUs that lack integrated graphics.While the chip giant has made hay about the improved graphics included with Sandy Bridge, not all consumers wind up using them, preferring a discrete video card instead.

February 1, 2012 by in Intel

AMD working on "ultrathins" alternative to Intel's Ultrabook laptop platform

AMD working on "ultrathins" alternative to Intel's Ultrabook laptop platform

In a move that should surprise no one, AMD is reportedly working on an Ultrabook competitor called "ultrathins" that may hit the laptop market as soon as next month (at least in Australia).But unlike Intel, which instructed its manufacturing partners specifically on how to build their Ultrabooks, AMD is apparently giving vendors more leeway in how they build their ultrathins.

December 8, 2011 by in Intel