components

What is the Raspberry Pi Pico?
The Raspberry Pi Pico against blueprints
Hardware

What is the Raspberry Pi Pico?

Introducing the latest $4 member of the family of single-board microcomputers
21 Jan 2021
What is an embedded system?
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Hardware

What is an embedded system?

We explain the key characteristics of an embedded system, their benefits and challenges
20 Jan 2021
AMD steps up fight against Intel with Ryzen 5000 laptop processors
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components

AMD steps up fight against Intel with Ryzen 5000 laptop processors

The company claims its Zen 3-based processors deliver the "industry's best" performance and energy efficiency
13 Jan 2021
What is Microsoft Pluton?
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Security

What is Microsoft Pluton?

A quick look at Microsoft's new approach to CPUs that promises to revolutionise Windows security
17 Nov 2020
The IT Pro Podcast Profile: What’s cooking with Nvidia?
components

The IT Pro Podcast Profile: What’s cooking with Nvidia?

We look at why Nvidia is about much more than just gaming
6 Nov 2020
Intel's Rocket Lake-S desktop CPUs set to arrive in 2021
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components

Intel's Rocket Lake-S desktop CPUs set to arrive in 2021

The 14nm CPUs will provide a double-digit performance boost, but others raise questions after AMD’s shift to 7nm chips
30 Oct 2020
How to find RAM speed, size and type
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Laptops

How to find RAM speed, size and type

If you want to upgrade your PC's memory, you need to know what you already have
28 Oct 2020
AMD acquires high-performance computing heavyweight Xilinx
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high-performance computing (HPC)

AMD acquires high-performance computing heavyweight Xilinx

The $35 billion gambit will see Xilinx computing technology integrated into AMD’s broader product portfolio
27 Oct 2020
Intel offloads NAND business to SK Hynix in $9 billion deal
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Hardware

Intel offloads NAND business to SK Hynix in $9 billion deal

The deal will enable the US chipmaker to focus on AI, 5G, and autonomous edge capabilities
20 Oct 2020
Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 launches with PCIe support
The Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4
Hardware

Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 launches with PCIe support

The CM4 is available in 32 variants with pricing starting at just $25
19 Oct 2020
Remote working leads to biggest PC market surge in a decade
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Hardware

Remote working leads to biggest PC market surge in a decade

Shipments grew 13% year-on-year with demand for HP and Lenovo devices leading the charge
12 Oct 2020
Apple's T2 security chip has an "unpatchable" vulnerability
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Security

Apple's T2 security chip has an "unpatchable" vulnerability

Exploiting the checkm8 and blackbird flaws can grant attackers control over a macOS-powered device
6 Oct 2020
Nvidia to build ‘UK’s most powerful supercomputer’
Supercomputer
Technology

Nvidia to build ‘UK’s most powerful supercomputer’

Plans to build the Cambridge-1 AI supercomputer are revealed just weeks after the firm outlined its intention to buy Arm
5 Oct 2020
Apple recycling partner accused of reselling over 100,000 devices
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Mobile Phones

Apple recycling partner accused of reselling over 100,000 devices

Legal complaint accuses Geep Canada of illegally selling 103,845 iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch devices
5 Oct 2020
What is cache memory?
Processor
data processing

What is cache memory?

We explain the different categories of cache memory and how it differs from RAM
14 Sep 2020
Intel pledges more power and battery life with Tiger Lake CPUs
components

Intel pledges more power and battery life with Tiger Lake CPUs

The embattled firm hopes to turn over a new leaf with a branding refresh and launch of the ‘EVO’ standard
3 Sep 2020
Intel delays 7nm CPU release to at least 2022
components

Intel delays 7nm CPU release to at least 2022

The US chipmaker’s woes deepen as shares plunge 9% despite better-than-expected financial results
24 Jul 2020
AMD packs integrated graphics into Ryzen 4000 desktop chips
components

AMD packs integrated graphics into Ryzen 4000 desktop chips

New APUs combine Zen 2 architecture with Radeon graphics to take on Intel
21 Jul 2020
Is it time to put Intel Outside?
components

Is it time to put Intel Outside?

As rivals continue to make gains, the chipmaker may be past its best
10 Jul 2020
Intel launches H-series mobile CPUs that break the 5Ghz barrier
components

Intel launches H-series mobile CPUs that break the 5Ghz barrier

Latest 10th-Gen Intel Core processor family brings desktop-standard power to mobile systems
2 Apr 2020
Intel unveils new Xeon-SP, 5G and structured ASIC chips
components

Intel unveils new Xeon-SP, 5G and structured ASIC chips

Chipmaker looks beyond smartphones to kickstart 5G dominance
24 Feb 2020