Category Archives: Computer

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 »

Microsoft Releases Windows XP Security Patches for Additional Protection Against WannaCry-Like Cyber-Attacks

Microsoft was criticised last month for not providing free security patches to Windows XP users early enough to help protect against WannaCry ransomware. It seems like the Redmond-based company has taken the criticism seriously, as it has now included additional security updates for earlier versions of Windows as part of ‘Update Tuesday’. These updates are said to offer… Read More »

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air Refresh Brings Kaby Lake Processors, Fingerprint Sensor

Xiaomi launched its first laptop in July last year, the Mi Notebook Air. Seen as a direct competition to Apple’s MacBook Air, the Mi Notebook has now been refreshed with some performance upgrades, which now see Intel’s latest Kaby Lake processors inside three new 13.3-inch variants. The new Mi Notebook Air with 13.3-inch display now comes with a… Read More »

Apple Launches Wireless Magic Keyboard With Numeric Keypad, Discontinues Wired One

HIGHLIGHTS The new wireless keyboard costs $130 Apple has replaced the standard wired keyboard with new one There is a numeric keypad on the new Magic Keyboard Soon after the WWDC 2017 keynote event, Apple refreshed its Apple Store website to reflect all the new offerings it announced at the San Jose McEnery Convention Centre. While most of… Read More »

Lenovo Unveils Range of Think Desktops, Laptops, and Monitors in India

HIGHLIGHTS New products include ThinkPad X1 Carbon, ThinkPad X1 Yoga, ThinkPad X270 The ThinkPad X1 Carbon starts at Rs. 1,23,000 The ThinkPad Yoga 370 is priced starting Rs. 96,000 Tech giant Lenovo on Tuesday launched 2017 range of ThinkPads, ThinkCentres and Tiny-in-Ones (TIOs) that are powered by 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processors. “With the new Intel processor… Read More »

21.5-Inch iMac With Retina 4K Display Teardown Reveals CPU and RAM Can Be Upgraded

HIGHLIGHTS The new iMac has received a 3/10 reparability score Notably, upgrading the RAM and CPU are not easy tasks by any means New MacBooks have both received 1/10 reparability score Apple likes to keep its cards close to its chest and this is where iFixit steps in. The teardowns of Apple devices have revealed interesting things in… Read More »

Police warn of computer tech support scam

SINGAPORE – Pop-up messages that claim your computer has been infected with a virus or that your information has been leaked could likely be a scam, police warned. Since January this year, more than 20 police reports have been lodged of unauthorised charges to their credit cards, after the victims provided their card details thinking they were buying… Read More »

This village in Indonesia has become an internet sensation

An Indonesian hamlet dubbed “the rainbow village” after being given a makeover in a kaleidoscope of colours is attracting hordes of visitors and has become an internet sensation. The collection of about 200 modest homes on a hillside above a river used to be a typical, low-income Indonesian neighbourhood that was filthy and gloomy. But residents of the… Read More »