Category Archives: Computer

Windows 10 Gets ‘Eye Control’ Feature, Command Prompt Console Gets Colour Overhaul

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft has announced Eye Control for Windows Insider preview build Microsoft Console has also received a new colour scheme Both the features are included in the latest Windows build 16257 To empower physically-challenged people to operate an on-screen mouse and keyboard, Microsoft has announced beta version of ‘Eye Control’ feature for Windows 10 that lets users control… Read More »

Indiana AG Warns Public About Tech Support Computer Scams

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s attorney general is warning the public about online scams that seek to convince people that their personal computers are infected with viruses. Attorney General Curtis Hill says the scams use pop-up alerts resembling security alerts used by legitimate computer and technology companies. He says the deceptive alerts claim the users’ computers are infected with… Read More »

Toshiba Said to Be Under Pressure to Consider Plan B as Chip Sale Falters

As the $18 billion (roughly Rs. 1,16,325 crores) sale of Toshiba’s memory chip unit to a government-approved consortium falters, some bankers and potential investors are pressing the board to seriously consider alternatives, people with direct knowledge of the sale process said – including picking a new buyer. Those people say Toshiba’s leadership is sticking to Plan A: selling… Read More »

Windows 10 Source Code Leak Confirmed by Microsoft; Data Removed by Beta Archive

Microsoft has found itself in an embarrassing position once again with reports that a massive trove of Windows 10 source code has been leaked online this week. Some system builds related to Microsoft’s USB, storage and Wi-Fi drives were posted to Beta Archive’s FTP site, and the Redmond giant has confirmed that the code, which is part of… Read More »

Panasonic Toughbook CF-XZ6 2-in-1 Hybrid Laptop Launched

Panasonic has just added a new laptop to its Toughbook series of business laptops that are known for their rugged build for use under extreme conditions. The latest entrant with model name Toughbook CF-XZ6 highlights a slimmer, lighter design when compared to models like the Toughbook CF-33, which means that it will be easier to carry around but… Read More »

The Dell Precision 5520 lets you get to work in Ubuntu 16.04

Dell’s Precision 5520 is one of the very few laptops to offer a Linux distribution as a pre-installed operating system. Another is Dell’s XPS 13 Developer Edition, which offers great performance in a compact size. For people wanting something a little more powerful, the Precision 5520 (which starts at $1,399 but is $2,765.50 as configured) packs workstation levels of power while remaining… Read More »

The Intel Skylake-X Review: Core i9 7900X, i7 7820X and i7 7800X Tested

Building a PC is an experience worth having. Finding out what works with what and putting it all together is an experience, and the first time always gives a sense of achievement and accomplishment. In the high-end desktop space, even more so: trying not to break your first $500+ CPU can be akin to feeling like a surgeon.… Read More »

NVIDIA Formally Announces PCIe Tesla V100: Available Later This Year

Similar to last year, at this year’s International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) NVIDIA has announced and detailed a PCI Express version of their latest Tesla GPU accelerator, the Volta-based V100. The conference itself runs from June 19 to 22, and with several speakers from NVIDIA scheduled for events tomorrow, NVIDIA is set to outline its next-generation efforts in HPC… Read More »

How a motherboard is made: Inside the Gigabyte factory in Taiwan

Gigabyte is one of the biggest motherboard makers in the world, and we visited the company’s factory in Taiwan to find out how they’re manufactured. Gigabyte’s Nan Ping factory in Pingzhen City, about an hour west of Taipei, is the last remaining motherboard factory in Taiwan. It produces about 400,000 units per month, or about a quarter of Gigabyte’s… Read More »

Intel Hints at Possible Patent Violations Over x86 Emulation on ARM-Based Windows 10 Laptops

In a new development, Intel appears to have warned Qualcomm – without directly naming it – and its partners over possible patent infringement with the implementation of x86 emulation in upcoming laptops. This comes after Qualcomm and Microsoft announced that Windows 10 PC apps will get support for ARM chipsets, specifically, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon SoCs, and more recently announced… Read More »