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Microsoft’s Surface Book with Performance Base goes on sale

Microsoft has started selling the higher end Surface Book with Performance Base notebook, with a starting price of $2,399.
avatarby John CallahamNovember 10, 20160 comments

Intel CPU flaw could increase vulnerability to malware attacks

Researchers have found a technique that bypasses a key security protection used by virtually every operating system, by exploiting an Intel CPU vulnerability.
avatarby Robert TriggsOctober 20, 20160 comments

Getting to know MediaTek and its SoC portfolio

MediaTek has repeatedly made headlines with its multi-core mobile SoCs in the past few years, but why is the company so keen to cram more cores into phones?
avatarby Tab TimesMay 19, 20150 comments

Samsung chief vows to bring foldable screens to devices by 2016

According to SammyMobile, Vice Chairman and CEO, Oh-Hyun Kwon, ran the rule over its roadmap at the Samsung Analyst Day in Korea on Wednesday and highlighted that ‘curved’ – like the one featuring on the Galaxy Round – and ‘bended’ screens will come to market over the next year. Fold-able displays are then expected to arrive in 2016 through to 2017. Of course, innovation like this doesn’t come without obstacles and this is something Samsung has even recognized. The firm said at the event that there were numerous “technical challenges”, which presumably could entail also trying to make foldable processors and [...]
avatarby Tab TimesNovember 6, 20130 comments

Here comes the first wave of Windows 8.1-based Bay Trail tablets

The tablets, with starting prices from $299 to $350, include Dell's Venue 8 Pro, Toshiba's Encore and Asustek's Transformer Book T100. These new Windows 8.1 tablets are lighter and thinner than the initial batch of Windows 8 tablets that started shipping last year. Coming a bit later are more expensive and more powerful tablets like the Surface Pro 2 based on Intel's fourth-generation Core processors code-named Haswell that will be positioned more as true notebook replacements. Source article
avatarby Tab TimesOctober 12, 20130 comments

Intel could launch new tablet processors in late 2014

Citing sources in the supply chain, Digitimes reports that Intel will ship a small number of sample Cherry Trail processors to vendors in late 2013, and goes onto claim that the chipmaker could reveal more details on the new system-on-chip (SoC) at Computex 2014. But Intel, the world’s largest chipmaker, will also be turning its gaze to the smartphone market with sources convinced that the firm will announce the 22nm Merrifield SoC in late 2013, followed by the Moorefield and Morganfield designs in the first quarter of 2015. Merrifield is expected to offer a performance boost of around 50% and a longer battery life when compared against Intel’s current [...]
avatarby Tab TimesAugust 21, 20130 comments

New Intel chief reckons tablets will fall below $150 this holiday season

Speaking on his first quarterly earnings call on Wednesday, Krzanich stressed that Intel is now watching out for the “next big thing”, after coming late to the tablet party. "We've not always lived up to the standard we've set for ourselves," said Krzanich, in comments reported by The Verge and other tech publications. However, despite Intel’s late move in the mobility space, Krzanich is confident that consumers will be able to get their hands on seriously cheap Bay Trail-powered tablets, for “$199 and below” as the year wears on. "Some you'll see even lower — $150, and below that, as we go through [...]
avatarby Tab TimesJuly 18, 20130 comments
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