AMD Plans PlayReady 3.0 Support for Polaris and Vega based GPUs in 2018, Vega APUs in Q2

For the recent launch of AMD’s Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G APUs, our review found that AMD raised the low-end integrated graphics bar to a new level. With superior gaming performance at lower cost and power draw compared to competing solutions, the Ryzen 5 2400G has effectively shut down the sub-$100 graphics card market. But outside of gaming, the other major use-case of … Continue reading AMD Plans PlayReady 3.0 Support for Polaris and Vega based GPUs in 2018, Vega APUs in Q2

Intel Adds Mobile Core i3-8130U to Lineup: Increased Cache and Turbo

Intel on Tuesday introduced the Core i3-8130U, its first mobile 8th Generation Core i3 processor. The new chip features two cores operating at a high frequency and supports Turbo Boost 2.0 technology to make them even faster when power and temperatures permit. The CPU also gains an L3 cache size increase over its predecessors, stepping up to 2MB of inclusive L3 cache per core. However, … Continue reading Intel Adds Mobile Core i3-8130U to Lineup: Increased Cache and Turbo

Intel Wins By Staying "Inside the Box"

We all hear that you need to think outside of the box to develop breakthrough strategies. In Intel's case, the winning strategy is more likely to stay "Inside" the box and to stay focused. In the late 1990s and early 2000s Intel was looking to fuel new growth and it shifted away from chips and providing "Intel Inside" solutions. It began creating finished products, web … Continue reading Intel Wins By Staying "Inside the Box"

Salon to ad blockers: Can we use your browser to mine cryptocurrency?

Enlarge / Salon’s new message for ad-blockers. Salon.com has a new, cryptocurrency-driven strategy for making money when readers block ads. If you want to read Salon without seeing ads, you can do so—as long as you let the website use your spare computing power to mine some coins. If you visit Salon with an ad-blocker enabled, you might see a pop-up that asks you to disable … Continue reading Salon to ad blockers: Can we use your browser to mine cryptocurrency?

AKiTiO’s Thunder3 10G Adapter Now Available: TB3-to-10GbE for Sub-$300

AKiTiO has quietly begun to sell its Thunderbolt 3 to 10 GbE network adapter, which it first demonstrated at Computex 2017. The device is based on a 10 GbE solution from Tehuti Networks and is compatible with both Macs and Windows PCs. Priced at just under $300, AKiTiO is selling the adapter directly as well as through Amazon. As described back in June, the AKiTiO … Continue reading AKiTiO’s Thunder3 10G Adapter Now Available: TB3-to-10GbE for Sub-$300