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Articles tagged with: performance

ARM Processors Aiming To Dominate Notebook Industry?

In the news is the ARM processor technology which has already taken over the smartphone and tablet industry and is now preparing to dominate the personal computing market. According to a market analyst IHS isuppli, in 2015, the ARM processor would be present in 20 percent of the shipped notebooks.

ARM processors require low power, cost less and are high performing pieces of tech which will take benefit of Windows 8, Microsoft’s new operating system to power notebooks; as its the first ever operating system to support ARM processor on notebooks.

MacBook Air Gets 19nm NAND Flash Upgrade

If you’re one of the billions of Apple fans, you’ll be happy to hear that the new MacBook Airs are getting Toshiba 19nm NAND Flash memory chips. The news was spilled recently when Asian components manufacturers had revealed the flash memory chips will come in the new MacBook Air.

Thanks to shrinking technologies, the new 19nm process would would offer data transfer speeds as fast as 400MB per second, using a Toggle DDR2.0 interface. Toshiba, having recently unveiled multi-level cell memory, are seen as pioneers in the industry.

Hook Up Your USB Device Directly Into A Wall

If you’re like the millions of people who have limited wall outlets, USB ports, or just want to hook up your USB chargeable device directly into the wall without having to turn on your computer, you might be interested in this.

Originally posted by UberGizmo, ThinkGeek is offering a FlipIt! wall charger that lets you change the faceplate of your current wall outlet to one that supports two USB-ports for charging purposes only.

Oversee Desktop Performance From Your Phone

Graphics card and motherboard manufacturer, MSI, has coupled with a software programmer named Nick Connors to create a version of the Afterburner overclocking program for the Android operating system. With the awesome new app, users will be able to fine tune their processing settings on and desktop or laptop over a shared WiFi connection.

Of things that can be tweaked and tuned include; frequency, temperature, voltage, and fan speed. In order to get everything set up, the user must first install the appropriate software (Afterburner program) on the host PC before anything can be modified.

Sharp’s New Digital Signage 60″ Uses 50% Less Power

Sharp’s new Digital Signage 60″ LCD rocks the company’s latest line of performance products while maximizing power efficiency. The new screens were designed to be used independently or in addition to other, identical PN-V602 devices.

The new screen comes with an improved LED Backlight panel that supplies the aforementioned 50% power consumption reduction compared to the previous model and is 2.1x brighter than other Sharp panels, rocking a luminosity rating of 1500cd/m2.

Intel Ivy Bridge CPU Due Next Year

We’ve all heard about Intel’s current Sandy Bridge processors that use a 32-nanometer process, but what about Ivy Bridge? The next-generation processor is set to launch in 2012 (not late 2011, as Intel had previously stated.) The new chip will utilize a 22-nanometer wafer and 3D tri-gate transistor technology, bringing a powerful and more efficient chip to the market.

For Mac fans all throughout the world, it is unlikely that you will see Ivy Bridge processors in mac products for *at least another year, so, Summer 2012. The processor itself is touted to be similar to the current Sandy Bridge platform, but, “on steroids.”

Intel Working On 22nm Atom Silvermont

According to CNET, Intel is designing a 22 nanometer Atom chip with its new 3D transistors. The chip is codenamed Silvermont and is touted to boost performance by 37% while reducing power consumption by 50% over current 32nm chips. While CNET was unable to get hard numbers to back up the new Atom chip, I can assure that it will be a vast upgrade to current chips. These new atom chips will most likely be the driving force in future tablets, netbooks, and possibly smaller notebooks (those smaller than 12 inches).

Groupon Partners W/ Live Nation For Concert Deals

Groupon has partnered up with Live Nation to bring concert deals for local events. The new campaign is called GrouponLive and will combine Groupon’s local distribution efforts with Live Nation’s roster of events to let consumers enjoy their favorite bands at a fraction of the cost. Live Nation currently operates as the world’s most popular ticketing service, Ticketmaster and runs Live Nation Concerts.

iMac, Meet SandyBridge

Apple is refreshing its iMac lineup tomorrow. The new iMacs will have the all new Sandy Bridge Core i5 and Core i7 processors from Intel. An Apple Insider, Kasper Jade said that Apple will release the new iMacs on Tuesday, May third and that the new Apple products will carry the high-speed Thunderbolt port.

The report also stated that the release of an update comes at an “important time for Apple since Macs have seen a decline in shipments.”

Malicious Tweet Masked As Lady Gaga Video

If you enjoy the social platform, Twitter, be on the lookout if you choose to use the application today. The anti-virus platform, Sophos has warned that users have been receiving fake invites tempting Lady Gaga fans to have a look at a “banned video.” Users who follow the link will be pointed to a fake YouTube spoof page that will ask for all their twitter details. Those who proceed will have their tweets controller by Spanish-speaking scammers, as reported by a number of victims.