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Native 16-core Opteron appears in AMD document
— 4:40 PM on January 21, 2014

A mysterious new processor has appeared in an official AMD document. German site Planet3DNow first spotted the reference to the eight-module, 16-core part...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers Workstations

Intel sells OnCue TV service to Verizon
— 11:56 AM on January 21, 2014

Rumors about Intel's OnCue TV service have circulated since early 2012. The chip maker confirmed the project last year and promised to combine...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

Imagination Technologies: real-time ray tracing 'feasible in several years'
— 11:01 AM on January 21, 2014

I'm still sorting through the vast amounts of interesting new things I saw at CES this year. One item that has so far slipped through...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

Here's what you'll need to run the Thief sequel
— 9:16 AM on January 21, 2014

This nugget of news slipped under the radar last week, but it deserves...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

Hard drive reliability study names names
— 8:00 AM on January 21, 2014

In November, online backup provider Backblaze published some interesting statistics on hard drive mortality based on over 25,000 units in active service. It found...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

— 10:28 AM on January 20, 2014

Morning, all. Today is MLK day, so we'll be posting lightly or possibly lounging around on the couch playing Kingdom Rush. I personally plan to...

Type: News story Tags: Networking The Tech Report

Weekend Shortbread
— 6:35 AM on January 18, 2014

7 Up Yahoo! News: Obama backs limits on NSA phone collections The Volokh Conspiracy: Supreme Court grants cert in both cell-phone search...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

Intel reports 2013 financials, plans 5% cut to workforce
— 4:34 PM on January 17, 2014

Intel has reported its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2013 and the year as a whole. The company raked in $52.7...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Sharp's monster Win8 tablet has high-PPI display, nine-hour battery
— 2:42 PM on January 17, 2014

Sharp has come up with an interesting take on the supersized tablet concept. The company's Japanese site has posted details about the RW-16G1, a...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

Deal of the week: Cheap memory, discounted storage, and free games
— 12:31 PM on January 17, 2014

Retailers are still recovering from their holiday sales, so the deals landscape is a little barren. However, we've found some nice discounts on a...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Gaming

Valve expects consumer VR gear by 2015
— 9:18 AM on January 17, 2014

More goodies have leaked out of Valve's Steam Dev Days event in Seattle. The latest batch of developer tweets collected by Steam Database...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

Friday Shortbread
— 12:31 AM on January 17, 2014

7 Up Intel reports full-year revenue of $52.7 billion, net income of $9.6 billion MarketWatch: Intel chief's magic words on PCs blunted...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

DigiTimes: Memory prices will keep rising this year
— 11:09 AM on January 16, 2014

System memory prices were expected to level off last quarter, but things turned out differently after a fire at an SK Hynix factory...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

Windows XP's anti-malware support extended to 2015
— 9:19 AM on January 16, 2014

Microsoft plans to end official support for Windows XP on April 8, more than 12 years after the operating system first became available to the...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

Thursday Shortbread
— 7:48 AM on January 16, 2014

Eight is Enough Bloomberg: Best Buy U.S. holiday sales fall as shoppers spurn prices Reuters: Microsoft considers Ericsson CEO for top job:...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

New controller, in-home streaming details leak out of Steam developer event
— 6:00 AM on January 16, 2014

Valve's Steam Dev Days summit is taking place in Seattle, Washington this week. The press wasn't invited, and while Valve promises to release video...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Game consoles

Latest Rosewill cases are slick, aluminum-clad
— 4:07 PM on January 15, 2014

Okay, so we lied; we have one more nugget of product news from Scott's trip to CES. This encore comes from Rosewill, which was showing...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Input devices

Report: NSA can hack offline computers via radio waves
— 10:40 AM on January 15, 2014

People looking to avoid the NSA's extensive electronic spying programs may have thought that unplugging their Internet connections would be enough to hide from prying...

Type: News story Tags: Networking