Don't-Miss Hardware Stories
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Apple said it took "courage" to remove the audio jack port from the iPhone 7 and replace it with wireless audio. Microsoft hasn't yet mustered the courage to cut the aging port.
Users have praised the performance of Apple's A10 Fusion chip in the iPhone 7, but its underlying graphics architecture may not be so new after all.
Amazon is bringing a bit of AWS magic to devices and board computers with the Greengrass IoT service, which will help boost offline data collection and analysis.
Amazon is aiming to speed up large data transfer jobs with a truck. The Snowmobile is a big, white semi trailer that can hold 100PB of data that will then get driven to an Amazon endpoint and loaded into its public cloud storage.
For once, there will be a cease-fire in the war between major chip architectures x86, ARM and Power9, all of which will be in a supercomputer being built in Barcelona.
Raspberry Pi 3 today has only Wi-Fi connectivity, but you'll be able to add low-throughput cellular connectivity in the future.
Five years ago, then Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheker was derided for an abrupt plan to spin off the PC division from the mothership. It happened anyway in 2015, when the idea seemed more logical.
AMD's Zen chips are supposed to be as fast as Intel's fastest, and they may also be a lot cheaper. If the rumors come true, Intel will finally have some competition in high-end gaming CPUs.
As the PC market levels out, Intel believes it has a big future in autonomous cars.
AMD's Zen chip is just around the corner; it'll first come to gaming systems any day now. There's a lot of excitement about Zen, which AMD believes is its most important chip this decade.
Raptor Engineering hopes to build a nonproprietary motherboard that'll fit in ATX cases—and it just got cheaper thanks to the U.S. presidential election.
In recent weeks, OSHWA also met one of its initial goals: to start certifying open-source hardware. The goal behind certification is to clearly identify open-source hardware from the mish-mash of other hardware products, which could benefits buyers and makers.
Tesla and SolarCity constructed a microgrid on the Island of Ta’u in American Samoa that will supply 1.4 megawatts of solar power backed up by six megawatt hours of battery storage from 60 Tesla Powerpacks.
AMD's been dodgy about the release of Zen chips for laptops, and HP is providing a bridge with new laptops based on chips code-named Bristol Ridge.