Computerworld Intel Corp News en_US (c) Copyright 2014 Computerworld, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:23:20 GMT 2014-04-23T18:23:20Z en_US (c) Copyright 2014 Computerworld, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Intel tablet chips grow, but Q1 profits fall Intel shipped 5 million processors for tablets in the first quarter, but profits fell as PC sales remained weak. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:12:00 GMT (Agam Shah) 2014-04-16T11:12:00Z Intel looks to Android, not Microsoft, to boost tablet business In case it wasn't clear already, Intel and Microsoft are no longer joined at the hip. Intel is trying desperately to grow its share of the tablet market, and with Windows flunking out on those devices, Android is where it's at. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:36:00 GMT (Agam Shah) 2014-04-16T10:36:00Z Hands on: Apple's Mac Pro is the fastest Mac ever One thing is certain: You won't mistake Apple's powerful new Mac Pro for any other desktop computer. And it has the computing chops to match its high-style look. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 11:33:00 GMT (Michael deAgonia) 2014-03-05T11:33:00Z Open source challenges a proprietary Internet of Things The only limit to the Internet of Things isn't imagination or technology. It's interoperability. And the Linux Foundation thinks that's an issue it can help fix. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 11:37:00 GMT (Patrick Thibodeau) 2014-03-04T11:37:00Z Intel kills SSD overclocking, unleashes its fastest-ever consumer drive Intel won't be releasing an SSD whose performance can be customized by overclocking after all. Instead, it announced plans today to overclock a new flagship drive and begin selling that in March. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:00:00 GMT (Lucas Mearian) 2014-02-27T17:00:00Z Mobile platforms with 8GB memory may be on the way Vendors who have been calling tablets 'the new PCs' can now prove it. The development of 64-bit mobile processors opens the door for more addressable memory and PC-like performance on tablets <i>and</i> smartphones. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 11:32:00 GMT (Patrick Thibodeau) 2014-02-25T11:32:00Z New smartphone OS flags will fly at Mobile World Congress Smartphone OS entrants hoping to chip away at the dominance of Android and iOS are heading to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress, facing a landscape that has changed since last year's show. Sun, 23 Feb 2014 13:00:00 GMT (Mikael Ricknäs) 2014-02-23T13:00:00Z Why Apple needs a $700 MacBook Air Apple has been able to maintain high prices and high margins for its computers even as competitors jumped into a pricing pit. But with computer sales drooping, Apple may use the opportunity to lower prices. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 19:21:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2014-02-21T19:21:00Z Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: Told you so! Microsoft backs off on Metro Microsoft appears to be backing off on its biggest user interface fiasco since Microsoft Bob: In the Windows 8.1 update, the desktop rather than Metro reportedly will be the default interface. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 22:27:00 GMT (Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols) 2014-01-31T22:27:00Z Intel to scrap McAfee name, give away mobile security tools Intel plans to ditch the venerable McAfee brand for its security products and services, and offer free mobile security software to customers running Android, iOS and other OSes on their smartphones and tablets. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 17:50:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2014-01-10T17:50:00Z Mac sales estimates for Q4 are all over the map Apple sold 2.2 million Macs in the U.S. in 2013's final quarter, or it sold just 1.6 million. IDC and Gartner on Thursday released very different estimates of Apple's performance in the U.S. for the fourth quarter. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 16:13:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2014-01-10T16:13:00Z OEMs, Intel making big mistake with two-headed, dual-OS devices OEMs and Intel risk damaging both the Android and Windows ecosystems if they go through with plans to sell devices able to run software from both worlds, an analyst argued today. Mon, 06 Jan 2014 20:20:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2014-01-06T20:20:00Z Apple's Mac Pro is the new black Apple's new futuristic-looking Mac Pro will be a status purchase, an analyst said today as she predicted the high-priced desktop will sell better than many expect. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 21:10:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2013-12-19T21:10:00Z Microsoft jerks Surface Pro 2 firmware update Microsoft pulled an update for the Surface Pro 2 after owners complained that it crippled their tablets with reduced battery life and spontaneously changed the device's power-saving sleep mode. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 11:17:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2013-12-19T11:17:00Z Apple signals end to OS X Snow Leopard support Apple has apparently decided to kill support for OS X Snow Leopard, the 2009 operating system that has resisted retirement for more than a year. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 19:12:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2013-12-17T19:12:00Z Solar power installation costs fall through the floor The cost of installing solar power has fallen 60% since 2011 16% in this past year alone, according to GTM Research. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 21:00:00 GMT (Lucas Mearian) 2013-12-16T21:00:00Z Coming in 2014: MacBooks as fast as data center servers DRAMeXchange expects second-generation PCIe to replace SATA III in servers and higher-end laptops as the interface of choice for manufacturers, including Apple. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 19:05:00 GMT (Lucas Mearian) 2013-12-16T19:05:00Z Wireless charging consortium launches Rezence, its consumer brand One of the three leading wireless charging groups today launched its consumer branding for products along with a certification program for mobile devices and chargers. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:03:00 GMT (Lucas Mearian) 2013-12-12T13:03:00Z Dell's Chromebook is a sign of shakier times for Windows Dell's debut of a Chromebook, an inexpensive laptop that runs Google's browser-based Chrome OS, is a sign that the platform has gone mainstream, an analyst argued today. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 18:41:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2013-12-11T18:41:00Z Most people see tech innovation as the key to better health Most people believe tech innovation holds the best promise for curing fatal diseases and are confident they could administer their own tests, according to a new multinational survey. Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:48:00 GMT (Lucas Mearian) 2013-12-09T11:48:00Z WD combines 120GB SSD with 1TB HDD in a laptop drive Western Digital has unveiled its WD Black Dual Drive, which allows users to access ether a 120GB SSD for performance or a 1TB hard drive for archiving massive amounts of data. Mon, 25 Nov 2013 13:03:00 GMT (Lucas Mearian) 2013-11-25T13:03:00Z Why the U.S. may lose the race to exascale In the global race to build the next generation of supercomputers -- exascale -- there is no guarantee the U.S. will finish first. Fri, 22 Nov 2013 22:17:00 GMT (Patrick Thibodeau) 2013-11-22T22:17:00Z NAO robot can now speak 19 languages -- thanks to the cloud Aldebaran's NAO humanoid robot now gets speech recognition abilities from a cloud-based voice recognition service from Nuance. Wed, 30 Oct 2013 17:13:00 GMT (Lucas Mearian) 2013-10-30T17:13:00Z Newest forecast kicks Windows' rebound further down the road Gartner this week downgraded its Windows device shipment forecast for the second time this year, saying that while Microsoft's platform is still expected to rebound in 2014, its climb out of the PC slump will take longer. Wed, 23 Oct 2013 18:16:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2013-10-23T18:16:00Z BlackBerry offers itself up to six would-be buyers; Cisco looks like the best fit BlackBerry has reportedly asked Cisco, Google, SAP, Intel, LG and Samsung separately to consider buying all or parts of its embattled company. Mon, 07 Oct 2013 16:28:00 GMT (Matt Hamblen) 2013-10-07T16:28:00Z Apple quietly refreshes iMac all-in-one desktop Apple quietly refreshed its iMac desktop computer line with Intel's newest quad-core "Haswell" processor, faster solid-state storage options and support for the 802.11ac wireless standard. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 17:34:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2013-09-24T17:34:00Z Google's Chromebook enters adulthood, thanks to Intel Intel's decision to bring its Haswell chips to Google's Chromebook might make it the system it was meant to be. Thu, 12 Sep 2013 10:00:00 GMT (Patrick Thibodeau) 2013-09-12T10:00:00Z An ultrabook workstation is not an oxymoron to HP Usually, workstations are big and brutish. But HP is betting that workstation users are just like everyone else and want thin and light systems. Wed, 11 Sep 2013 20:00:00 GMT (Patrick Thibodeau) 2013-09-11T20:00:00Z Scot Finnie: Is Apple OK? It has stumbled under Tim Cook, and 2013 has been mighty thin in terms of product launches. Can it still do amazing things? Mon, 26 Aug 2013 10:00:00 GMT (Scot Finnie) 2013-08-26T10:00:00Z U.S. consumers pick MacBook as their preferred next laptop American consumers named Apple as the most likely brand of their next notebook purchase, but a resurgent Dell easily captured future honors for desktop PCs, according to a survey published today Mon, 19 Aug 2013 17:58:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2013-08-19T17:58:00Z How about a solar-powered, submersible laptop for $350? A Canadian company plans to unveil a solar-powered laptop in Ghana next week and the device could find its way to North America, perhaps as a Chromebook, by the end of the year. Fri, 16 Aug 2013 21:13:00 GMT (Patrick Thibodeau) 2013-08-16T21:13:00Z Apple plunges to No. 79 on Forbes innovative companies ranking Apple's innovation problems were highlighted today when <i>Forbes</i> published its 2013 list of the world's most innovative companies and ranked Apple at No. 79. Wed, 14 Aug 2013 20:26:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2013-08-14T20:26:00Z Asus kills its line of Windows RT tablets Asustek CEO Jerry Shen confirmed today that his company will no longer produce Windows RT tablets. Fri, 09 Aug 2013 15:24:00 GMT (Matt Hamblen) 2013-08-09T15:24:00Z Windows tablets capture more share, but Surface suffers Windows' share of the tablet market grew slightly in the second quarter, as shipments also ticked up in the face of a slow-down by tablets overall, researcher IDC said today. Mon, 05 Aug 2013 20:15:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2013-08-05T20:15:00Z Microsoft marks down Surface Pro tablet by $100 Microsoft on Sunday cut the price of its Surface Pro tablet by $100, or between 10% and 11%, dropping the 64GB model to $799 and the 128GB to $899. Sun, 04 Aug 2013 18:35:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2013-08-04T18:35:00Z USB will soon catch up to Thunderbolt with 10Gbps speeds After five years, the ubiquitous SuperSpeed USB communications protocol got a huge upgrade this week with a new specification that more than doubles its speed. Thu, 01 Aug 2013 21:02:00 GMT (Lucas Mearian) 2013-08-01T21:02:00Z Microsoft chops Surface RT price to $349 Microsoft on Sunday slashed prices on its Surface RT tablets by as much as 30%, with the entry-level 32GB model selling for $349. Sun, 14 Jul 2013 15:59:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2013-07-14T15:59:00Z With reorg, Microsoft bets big on home-grown hardware Microsoft's reorganization is the biggest shot yet fired against the company's core partners, the computer makers who have made the software developer a technology giant, analysts said today. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 20:30:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2013-07-11T20:30:00Z Skeptics don't get that new-time Windows 8.1 religion Analysts remain skeptical that Microsoft's relaunch of Windows 8 and the free upgrade to Windows 8.1 will translate into increased PC and tablet sales in the second half of the year. Mon, 08 Jul 2013 15:35:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2013-07-08T15:35:00Z Can ARM hold the mobile advantage over Intel's x86 architecture? As more is demanded of smartphones and tablets, the limits of ARM's RISC architecture will become apparent. Tue, 25 Jun 2013 12:48:00 GMT (Jack Gold) 2013-06-25T12:48:00Z Here come the pricey, 12-hour laptops Apple and Samsung have both released new laptops that utilize the power management capability of Intel's latest chip, but high prices could dampen sales. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 20:25:00 GMT (Patrick Thibodeau) 2013-06-21T20:25:00Z First impressions of Apple's new MacBook Air Apple's newest MacBook Air uses Intel's latest Haswell chip and promises "all-day" battery life. Columnist Michael deAgonia offers up some early thoughts on Apple's stylish ultra-thin laptop. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 09:56:00 GMT (Michael deAgonia) 2013-06-21T09:56:00Z Lawmakers move to block black box recorders in cars, DVR snooping Privacy issues are bubbling up in Congress, where lawmakers are pushing bills to give car owners control over data collected by black box-style recorders on their vehicles and more control over viewer tracking by DVRs at home. Thu, 20 Jun 2013 18:49:00 GMT (Lucas Mearian) 2013-06-20T18:49:00Z Intel wants to be your new cable provider Intel wants to create a virtual cable service that would bundle TV channels for subscribers. But cable providers are expected to put up a fight. Fri, 14 Jun 2013 14:35:00 GMT (Lucas Mearian) 2013-06-14T14:35:00Z New MacBook Air still stymies repairs, upgrades Apple's newest MacBook Air, nearly identical to its predecessor, is not any easier to repair, iFixit said this week after tearing apart one of the just-released ultra-light notebooks. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 17:07:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2013-06-13T17:07:00Z The new MacBook Air gets a 45% performance boost with PCIe flash Apple has slipped new superfast PCIe flash into its thinnest of thin notebooks -- the new MacBook Air models released on Monday Tue, 11 Jun 2013 20:43:00 GMT (Lucas Mearian) 2013-06-11T20:43:00Z The world is not flat: Apple unveils 'fresh, light' iOS 7 Apple CEO Tim Cook and several of his top executives took the stage today at the company's annual developers conference to unveil a spruced-up, new-look iOS 7, introduce iTunes Radio and talk up this fall's "Mavericks" upgrade for OS X. Mon, 10 Jun 2013 20:24:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2013-06-10T20:24:00Z Apple hosts live webcast of WWDC keynote today at 10 a.m. PT/ 1 p.m. ET Apple will webcast the keynote of its developers conference live starting at 10 a.m. PT, but the webcast will be available only on the company's own hardware, or via an OS X-powered virtual machine.</p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 13:43:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2013-06-10T13:43:00Z Launch of Outlook RT testifies to Microsoft's app troubles Microsoft's announcement Wednesday that it will add Outlook to Office on Windows RT says as much about the company's app problem as it does about customers clamoring for a business-grade email client. Thu, 06 Jun 2013 18:00:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2013-06-06T18:00:00Z The next corporate revolution will be power to the peons BYOD is only the beginning of a shift away from traditional corporate bureaucracy, as companies begin to realize they have a deep creative asset -- their employee base -- just waiting to be tapped. Tue, 04 Jun 2013 16:25:00 GMT (Lucas Mearian) 2013-06-04T16:25:00Z