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Microsoft, HP, Asus launch the great Windows on ARM, Qualcomm experiment: Here are the key questions

read this Windows 10 S is the future (but not the present) of the desktop PC In a world defined by security holes and data breaches, maybe a locked-down Windows isn’t such a bad idea after all. Read More How much is always-on connectivity and battery life north of 20 hours really worth? We’re about to find out as Qualcomm… Read more →

Trump’s FCC gets ready to take a chainsaw to net neutrality

Special Feature Next Generation Networks The rising tides of big data, video, and cloud computing are driving tremendous demand for faster and more efficient networks. We delve into how things like software-defined networks (SDN) and new wireless technologies are enabling business transformation. Read More Video: Next on Trump’s to-do list: Kill net neutrality We’ve known all along that Federal Communication… Read more →

Qualcomm announces ‘always connected’ Windows 10 mobile PCs

Video: New ARM processors for mobile devices tailored to AI and VR Qualcomm has announced the introduction of Windows 10 on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 mobile PC platform to create “always connected” laptops with up to Gigabit LTE connectivity. We’ve become used to rapid speeds on our smartphones and tablets, always-on connectivity, cool usage without fans or overheating, and generally… Read more →

Microsoft debuts Windows 10 on ARM

Credit: HP Windows PCs with multi-day battery life soon may no longer be just a pipe dream. A year ago, Microsoft announced it was working with its PC partners to bring Windows 10 to Qualcomm’s ARM processors. The resulting machines, part of the “Always Connected PC” ecosystem, would start rolling out before the end of calendar 2017, officials said. Today,… Read more →

Honor 7X first impressions: A premium minimal bezel phone priced a fifth of the Apple iPhone X

Image: Honor Earlier this year, the $250 Honor 6X was launched in the US, which at the time was a third of the iPhone 7 Plus. Today, we have the Honor 7X launching at just $199, one fifth the price of the Apple iPhone X. Flagship phone prices have skyrocketed to starting levels of $1,000. In the past a sub-$400… Read more →

Microsoft Azure is first global cloud provider to deploy AMD EPYC processors

Video: AMD vs Intel: Are you in the market for a new desktop processor? Microsoft is the first global cloud provider to turn to AMD’s EPYC platform to power its data centers. Special Feature The 21st Century Data Center More than ever, data centers run the world, but many of them need a 21st century reboot. Today’s data centers have… Read more →

Western Digital paves the way for next-gen ‘Big Data/Fast Data’ smartphones

Video: This microSD card crams 400GB of storage into your smartphone Western Digital unveils the latest generation of intelligent iNAND 8521 and iNAND 7550 embedded flash drives (EFDs) built to cater for the demands that 5G, AR, AI, and 360-degree streaming video will place on storage. Must read: The Apple products you shouldn’t buy for the holidays The iNAND 8521… Read more →

Microsoft delivers public preview of its new Azure IoT software as a service

Microsoft is making available as of today, December 5, a public preview of its IoT software-as-a-service offering called Microsoft IoT Central. Microsoft IoT Central is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering for connecting physical devices to back-end services, such as field service, customer engagement, predictive maintenance, asset utilization, energy management and productivity services. It allows users to gain insights into devices via… Read more →

Fitbit Ionic update brings new apps, watch faces, banks, and Fitbit Labs

I posted my full review of the Fitbit Ionic in September and followed that post after a month of regular use where it was clear the Ionic is a great activity tracker with limited smartwatch functionality. Fitbit Ionic review Tops the Apple Watch with fitness focus, long battery life, detailed sleep tracking The Fitbit Ionic brings integrated GPS, onboard storage… Read more →

Watch: This robot secret agent can change the behavior of a school of fish

Researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, a Swiss university, have created a miniature robot that can swim with fish. No biggie, right? Well, this robot also learns how fish in the school it’s infiltrated communicate with each other. It then mimics that communication and movement, allowing it to influence the school’s behavior. “We created a kind of ‘secret… Read more →

Microsoft, NFL extend Surface sideline deal to another season

Image: Microsoft/Mollie Ruiz-Hopper The National Football League has renewed its partnership with Microsoft for it to continue to supply Surface tablets to referees for video reviews on the field until the end of the 2018/2019 season. The Surface tablets are also provided to coaches and players to examine footage of previous play during games. “We’re excited to help the NFL… Read more →