While visiting with Intel at CES 2015 they showed us something that really caught our attention. We all have seen HDMI sticks for streaming content etc, but what about an entire working PC in the form factor of an HDMI stick? Well Intel had a prototype of what they are calling their Intel Compute Stick and it looks very promising.
Valve has been making progress with Steam OS and In-Home Streaming, and hardware vendors have been trying to find a balance of performance and value. Sporting a small lightweight form factor, quad-core processor, and an SSD, Syber Vapor STREAM has found that balance of performance and value.
A new version of Intel’s NUC (next unit of computing) was spotted on the company’s website over the weekend. This version of the NUC is believed to be based off the companies Core Broadwell processors.
Google Glass first made its debut in 2012 and quickly became the talk of the tech world. Over the past two years the device has received much praise for its forward-thinking functionality and design, but that the same time has been criticized for its high price tag and privacy issues etc.
Intel has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit that alleged that the company manipulated benchmark scores for its first generation Pentium 4 Processors. The suits also alleges that Hawelett-Packard helped Intel manipulate scores in order to cover up “pervasive design flaws” that resulted in “dismal” performance compared to previous generation Pentium III and AMD Athlon CPUs.
Intel has started to talk about the first details of their next-generation high-end desktop (HEDT) processors codenamed “Braodwell-E”. These Core i7 HEDT processors will be built in the existing LGA2011-3 package and will be compatible with current X99 motherboards (likely with a BIOS update).
We have been hearing rumors about Intel’s Skylake for a while now, but we now have something better than the rumors, an actual photograph of the chip. The below photograph is of a sample that has been sent out to motherboard manufacturers for testing.
Normally when Intel launches a product it is a pretty big deal, but for some reason they have quietly released their Meegopad T01 HDMI TV stick. Now normally we see ARM hardware inside of these small HDMI sticks, but of course Intel’s version boasts an x86 foundation inside that is actually capable of running Windows 8.1!
Razer started out as a gaming peripheral company back in 1998 and over the years we have reviewed quite a lot of their products. Recently they have expanded into gaming laptops, tablets and even wearable devices. Things have not always been good for Razer, back in 2001 there were rumors they were going bankrupt, but just recently they have closed a round of funding with Intel on a valuation of at least $1 billion.
Intel is very excited about their ambitious Core M processor and were showing it off at IDF 2014. The performance segment dual-core processor has a thermal envelope of only 4.5W, which makes it ideal for tablets, ultra-portables, and mainstream desktops.
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