Category Archives: computer

Report: The new Macbook Pro is going to have a fingerprint sensor on its power button

Apple is pretty much the only company that can get away with selling old hardware. And by old hardware, we really mean old hardware. Not one year, not two years, but some Macbooks have hardware that is nearly four years old, which is a lifetime in the technology industry. Continue reading Report: The new Macbook Pro is going to have a fingerprint sensor on its power button

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Google is going to integrate a speed-test right into your search

Google used to be just a search-engine, and after it realized that all its eggs were in one basket, it began to diversify, and started delving into various other industries. Of course, even now most of its revenue comes from Search advertising, but Google has its feet into several industries in the hope that one of them might turn out to be its next cash-cow. Continue reading Google is going to integrate a speed-test right into your search

Researchers make a 1000 core processor that can run on an AA battery

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In the first few years of the 21st century, Intel and AMD were locked into an arms-race of clock-speeds. Each was trying to one up the other with ridiculous clockspeeds till a point where they were just trying to flaunt the numbers, and the improvements didn’t really matter for most users. Continue reading Researchers make a 1000 core processor that can run on an AA battery

Oculus backs down and removes DRM that prevents Vive from playing Oculus games

When the Oculus Rift launched on Kickstarter a few years ago, it was promised to be a product that would pioneer Virtual-reality. The startup behind it made it clear early on that it is more focused in making  Virtual-reality more popular rather than making money, and that competition could actually help it achieve that goal. Continue reading Oculus backs down and removes DRM that prevents Vive from playing Oculus games

The US Government spends billions to maintain 50 year old technologies

In the technology sector, there are primarily three types of software users: The consumers, the enterprise sector and the Government sector. The consumers usually adopt the latest technologies, or are at least not far behind them, while the enterprises often rely on software a few years old for the fear of not breaking anything. However, once the organizations maintaining this software stop support, the enterprise sector too is brought up to date. Continue reading The US Government spends billions to maintain 50 year old technologies

NVIDIA’s GTX 1080: Double the performance, half the price

When it comes to building a PC, often the most money is spent ont he graphics card, and for good reason. A good graphics card is the main driver of a PC’s performance, because all other metrics have stopped making huge leaps several years ago.¬† Continue reading NVIDIA’s GTX 1080: Double the performance, half the price

In landmark move, Microsoft now supports Bash commands and Ubuntu binaries

Over the past two years under the leadership of Satya Nadella, Microsoft has exhibited a change not only in its products but in the company culture itself. It has changed from a PC-driven steadfast company to a company with more diverse income streams that is willing to move faster. Continue reading In landmark move, Microsoft now supports Bash commands and Ubuntu binaries

Microsoft finally starts shipping the Surface Hub

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Microsoft’s Surface Hub is an extremely niche device. It is meant to be in offices, and even there it would be used occasionally, when presentations are being shown and ideas are being brainstormed. Continue reading Microsoft finally starts shipping the Surface Hub

Google makes $150 worth of Photoshop Plugins completely free

Google's entire Nik Collection is now available free of charge (Image Credit: Google)

Google has announced that it is making $150 worth of top-notch professional plugins completely free. These plugins are from the company Nik, which it acquired some years back for its Snapseed app. Continue reading Google makes $150 worth of Photoshop Plugins completely free

Stick a Desktop Graphics Card in your Laptop with the Razer Core

Gaming Laptops have always been a bit of an odd lot: In the beginning, they were too large to be called a laptop, and over the years they have evolved from heavily accentuated monsters to slick ultrabooks. Continue reading Stick a Desktop Graphics Card in your Laptop with the Razer Core