HP updates its Z240 workstation with more memory and a Core i7-6700K

HP released a third-generation model of its Z240 tower workstation on Tuesday, supporting more memory, a faster processor, an M.2 slot, optional HP Z Turbo SSDs, and more. The RGS receiver for Mac was dated too, slated to be released soon.

Intel confirms 2016 arrival of 3D XPoint-based Optane SSD

During an earnings call on Wednesday, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich confirmed that Optane SSDs based on 3D XPoint memory technology will ship later this year. He also confirmed that memory sticks (DIMMs) based on the same tech will arrive in…

Intel is introducing a six-core processor to the mainstream market with 2018's "Coffee Lake" family

In addition to the 10nm Cannonlake processors, a recent leaked slide shows that Intel plans to release "Coffee Lake" CPUs in 2018 based on an optimized 14nm process node. This new family will introduce a six-core model to the mass market.

Intel ships 7th-gen Core chips to device makers, systems likely coming this fall

The 7th generation of Intel Core processors, Kaby Lake, is currently shipping to computer makers, suggesting devices with it will be fore sale this fall. You might want to put off any big laptop purchases for a while.

Leaked Intel NUC roadmap shows a healthy heaping of new planned hardware

Leaked Intel NUC consumer roadmap shows a heaping helping of hardware planned for the tiny NUC units. Models with new processors and enhanced options are expected as soon as the end of the year.
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Intel to debut new 360-degree replay tech at MLB All-Star Week

Intel has announced that its new freeD replay technology will first be shown off live at this week's MLB All-Star Week festivities. Using 28 strategically-laced cameras, viewers will be able to watch replays in full 360 degrees.

Microsoft gives thumbs up to Intel’s latest graphics drivers for Surface Pro 4, Book

Last month, Intel dished out new drivers for its integrated graphics hardware. Now they're officially available on the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 via Windows Update on Windows 10.

Acer's upcoming TravelMate X349 will include Trusted Platform Module for hardware encryption

Acer is teasing professionals with the new TravelMate X349 business laptop. It will pack a 14-inch 1080p display, 6th-gen Intel processors, and a trusted security chip for hardware encryption.

Intel’s Core i7 is tempting, but you probably only need a Core i5

This guide is designed to help you decide whether you need the extra technological enhancements provided by the i7 core, including sharper integrated graphics, faster clock speed, and Hyper-Threading, or whether a Core i5 will suit your…

Gigabyte’s Aero 14 GTX 970M-powered gaming laptop is now available on Newegg in three tasty flavors

Available now on Newegg, Gigabyte's Aero 14 is a compact but powerful gaming laptop available in three color schemes. It packs an i7 processor twinned with 16GB of RAM and a GTX 970M discrete GPU. Better yet, the battery can even last up to…

This new Calyos PC is as powerful as a sonic boom — and as quiet as a whisper

Calyos has a new workstation designed for PC gamers that relies on the company's Loop Heat Pipe tech, meaning there's no moving fan inside or out. This desktop is based on Lian Li's PCO7S case and can include an Intel Broadwell-E processor.

Updated – Is BMW teaming up with Intel, Mobileye to develop autonomous vehicles?

BMW, which recently said it would have a completely autonomous car by 2021, is holding a joint news conference July 1 with chip-maker Intel and machine vision technology firm Mobileye. An autonomous car venture is expected.