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Intel launches Haswell processors: here's what you need to know

Longer battery life and enhanced graphics for your next Windows 8 portable<p>Last year, Intel's Ivy Bridge processors provided a modest but very welcome speed bump, just in time for all of the crazy transforming computers which heralded the launch of Windows 8.<p>This year, the company's new Haswell CPUs …

Intel unveils quad-core Haswell-based microprocessors

Intel debuted the chips based on its fourth-generation Core microarchitecture, previously codenamed Haswell. Today’s first batch of microprocessors include quad-core processors for laptops and desktops.<p>The world’s biggest chipmaker has been teasing the chips for a year, as they features the biggest …

Razer's outspoken CEO slams HP and Dell, says he 'loves Apple'

Min-Liang Tan builds a MacBook for Windows gamers<p>The PC industry is in the midst of a dramatic decline. Desktop and laptop sales have been steadily falling for years, and PC makers are scrambling to figure out how to reshape their businesses in this so-called post-PC era. But Min-Liang Tan, the …

How Samsung Got Big

The cellphones were stacked up high in the Gumi factory yard and more were coming out every minute. Phones, TVs, fax machines, and other gear shattered as it hit the concrete and Samsung CEO Kun-hee Lee and his board cracked the screens and cases with heavy hammers. Then they lit a bonfire and …

If Used Games Die, Will Gamestop Follow?

Until E3 comes around, we’re probably not going to get a very clear picture of the fate of used games, but from what we can tell so far, it’s not looking very good.<p>Microsoft promises that the Xbox One will indeed play used games, and you can buy and sell them in disc form if you so choose. But …

Xbox One supports 4K and 3D

<b>Despite not being mentioned at the Xbox One launch event, it seems that Microsoft was indeed looking to the future of video resolution when it</b> …

Microsoft recruits Siri to bad-mouth the iPad in new Windows 8 tablet ad

Whatever era you call it, post-PC or simply PC plus, the Mac vs. PC war has ignited once again today. In a fresh Windows 8 ad, Microsoft is directly attacking Apple's iPad on price, an approach it took during the early Vista days with low-priced laptops. It's also doing it in a way that parodies …

Samsung Galaxy S4 Shipments Top 6 Million In 15 Days

Samsung has confirmed via the Korean website Chosun Ilbo that it has shipped over 6 million units of the Galaxy S4 since its international release on April 26. According to the firm, this is the fastest ever sell rate for a Galaxy S smartphone, or any other Samsung smartphone for that …

Samsung dominates 95% of Android phone sales say analysts

Samsung took a whopping 95-percent of global Android smartphone profits in the first quarter of this year, one analyst firm claims, with no other …

Here's Why Facebook Wants To Spend $1 Billion On Waze, According To Industry Sources Who Are Smarter Than We Are

Waze makes a "social" mapping app for smartphones. It was founded in 2009, and it has been backed by investors that include Horizons Ventures Hong Kong and Kleiner Perkins.<p>Last July, when Waze hit 20 million users, this is how BI's Alyson Shontell described the service:<p>Waze relies on the community …

Facebook Ready to Drop $1B on Waze Purchase

Social networking giant Facebook is apparently in negotiations to buy the social map app Waze in a deal that could hit US$1 billion. The companies …

Roof Leak Causes Flood at 5th-Avenue Apple Store, Recent Construction Blamed

- May 9, 2013<p>The New York Post reports that Apple’s flagship Fifth Avenue Apple Store in Manhattan was flooded during heavy rains Wednesday morning. …

Unlike the PS3, Sony isn't expecting to lose money on the PlayStation 4

Back when it launched, Sony's PlayStation 3 was something of a technological marvel for a home console — and it had the price to match. Despite a starting price of $499, Sony still lost money on the console, but it doesn't plan to have the same issue this time around with the PlayStation 4. As …

Should famous people use Kickstarter? Kickstarter says 'yes'

After high-profile projects by Zach Braff, Amanda Palmer, the <i>Veronica Mars</i> creators, and other celebrities, there's been ongoing controversy over whether such projects are true to the spirit of Kickstarter. Is it ethical to turn to crowdfunding when you could easily get money through more …