Technology

The Asus Tinker Board is a powerful Raspberry Pi rival that plays 4K video

Asus just jumped into the mini PC game with a solid choice for 4K video-capable entertainment computer. The company is currently selling the Asus Tinker Board in the UK and Europe with prices starting around 46 pounds—about $57. That’s quite a bit more than the top-end Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, which has an MSRP of $35 but usually sells for ... Read More »

China Oceanwide, IDG Capital agree to acquire IDG, publisher of PCWorld and Macworld

China Oceanwide Holdings Group and China-based IDG Capital have agreed to acquire tech journalism pioneer International Data Group, publisher of PCWorld, Computerworld, and hundreds of other tech publications worldwide. Tech analyst firm IDC and venture capital firm IDG Ventures are included in the deal, announced Thursday. The size of the deal was not officially released, although a Wall Street Journal story put ... Read More »

Researchers create wild ReRAM memory chips that store data and act like a processor

Computer scientists in Singapore and Germany have collaborated to create a resistive RAM chip that not only stores data but can act as a computer processor. The breakthrough uses state-of-the-art memory chips known as Redox-based, resistive switching random access memory (ReRAM) and could lead to much faster and thinner mobile devices. Today’s computers must transfer data from the memory storage ... Read More »

The 22 best changes in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002

See larger image One build, almost a whole new OS Microsoft releases new builds of Windows 10 for its Insider beta testers every so often—some minor, some really significant. You can call Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002, released this week, a really big deal. Microsoft’s notes on the new build ran to over a dozen pages, according to the company, ... Read More »

The 2016 cord-cutter awards

Cutting the cable TV cord was a lot more challenging when I started writing a column about it more than two years ago. Most decent streaming devices cost $100 or more, and there was no way to get certain channels such as ESPN, HBO, and the NFL Network without a cable or satellite TV hookup. While last year was a ... Read More »

2016 in review: The year in Android

Android is in a very different place than it was when 2016 began. While the last 12 months were filled with much of the usual pomp and circumstance surrounding the release of new handsets, connected gadgets, and OS refreshes, the state of Android has never been more promising or less predictable. Google stepped out from behind the curtain and into ... Read More »

10 must-have apps for your new Android phone

By Ryan Whitwam, Greenbot | Dec 26, 2016 4:00 AM PT Make your great new phone even greater by installing these apps right away. See larger image Make your phone be all it can be The first order of business when you get a new phone is to install your apps. Android makes it easy to grab all the apps ... Read More »

Students without certificates are more prone to cardiac arrest: Study

Students who leave school without a certificate are twice as likely to endure a heart attack than those who have a university degree, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Sax Institute in Australia. Cardiovascular representational image RELATED STORIES Himachal Pradesh: ‘Shikshak Samman Yojana’ to reward best teachers MS Dhoni’s Jharkhand school celebrates Golden Jubilee Illiteracy among school ... Read More »

Imagination’s new GPU could power Apple iPhone 8 graphics

By Agam Shah | Follow U.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service | Dec 14, 2016 9:40 PM PT Dell’s Venue 8 tablet has a PowerVR GPU. Credit: Alexandru Voica/Imagination Technologies MORE LIKE THIS The mysteries of the GPU in Apple’s iPhone 7 are unlocked New ARM GPU could bring VR to low-cost smartphones by 2018 Imagination eyes wearables as target for ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8 rumor roundup: Here’s everything we know so far

Editor’s note: This article is frequently updated to reflect the latest information available. It’s that time of year again. Rumors are flying about the latest Samsung flagship smartphone. Presumably to be called the Galaxy S8, it’ll attempt to revive Samsung’s burned edges from the Galaxy Note7 debacle. Here’s everything we have heard so far about what Samsung is putting together. ... Read More »