Windows 7, 8, 8.1 updates for Skylake systems to end on July 17, 2017
In a rather authoritarian, sweeping effort to increase its worldwide Windows 10 install base, Microsoft has announced it will end support for operating systems older than Windows 10 on newer chipset platforms, including Intel’s Skylake, in a year and a half from now, and that Windows 10 will be the only supported Windows OS on new chipset platforms going forward in 2016.
Vive Pre developer unit impresses, but controllers may need some work
Perhaps one of the most anticipated and talked-about technology showcases at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas were the variety of virtual reality headsets offered from HTC, Oculus, Jaunt, Creative Labs, Leap Motion and others.
Split hybrid ergonomic keyboard mouse combo, $399 to pre-order
Every January, the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is a chance for new startups and established companies alike to demonstrate their very best efforts at disruptive consumer gadgets and products that they believe the world shouldn’t live without. This year has been no exception.
Smartphone app via Bluetooth 3.0 allows real-time diagnostic monitoring
A year ago at CES 2015 in Las Vegas, Cooler Master unveiled two prototypes of its new flagship 80 Plus “Titanium” power supply units while they were still a work in progress. Today, the company is putting the finishing touches on a breakthrough new PSU series that gives IT professionals more control over real-time energy consumption data than ever before.
During CES 2016, Chinese multinational smartphone giant Huawei unveiled its 6-inch Mate 8 flagship smartphone to succeed the 6-inch Mate 7 released in October 2014. While both devices have beautiful 1080p, 368ppi IPS-NEO panels that take up roughly 78 percent of the device’s screen-to-body ratio, the Mate 8 is Huawei’s first device running its own silicon with the Kirin 950 16nm octa-core FinFET processor as we wrote about back in November.
Supports M.2 RAID0 at last for $289
While we were at CES 2016 in Las Vegas last week, we managed to stop by EVGA’s suite at the Bellagio Hotel and check out its latest designs in motherboards, gaming notebooks and power supplies. At the top of that list is the company’s new Z170 Classified K ATX motherboard, engineered from the ground up for professional gamers and overclocking enthusiasts.
Needs DisplayPort 1.3 connector for native 8K playback
Changhong (Sichuan Changhong Electric Co., Ltd.), the second largest manufacturer of televisions in China, unveiled its own 98-inch 8K "Full Ultra High Definition" (FUHD) monster on the show floor at the Las Vegas Convention Center last week and took no shortcuts in competing against similar offerings from LG, Samsung and Hisense.
Helium for low-noise, turbulance free for enterprise environments
The race is on for low-power and low-noise enterprise hard drives that can pack in as much density as the laws of innovation allow while delivering an effective and reasonable price-per-terabyte ratio to enterprises all around the globe.
8K "Full Ultra High Definition" TV, now officially coined “FUHD”
While reading HDVideoPro Magazine in passing at the Sands Expo hall in Las Vegas, we stumbled upon an interesting marketing trick on how 8K will be presented to the general public roughly four to five years down the road from now – for the early adopters, at least.
World’s thinnest 12.4mm design, thinner than 2015 12-inch MacBook
During Pepcom at CES last week, we had a chance to stop by the HP booth where we got some hands-on time with the company’s latest EliteBook Folio G1 based on Intel’s 14nm Skylake platform.