Western Digital has introduced the latest version of its compact portable solid state drive – the My Passport SSD – with read speeds up to 1050MBps. The latest product by Western Digital has a durable metal design and is powered by Nvme technology. My Passport SSD is available in capacities up to 2TB, and is
Apple has been lobbying the US government on tax breaks to support domestic chip production, suggesting the iPhone maker is keen to move more of its supply chain to the US. In second- and third-quarter disclosure reports, the company said it lobbied officials from the Treasury Department, Congress and the White House on tax topics
Xiaomi is one of very few new brands in the laptop space, but its huge footprint across the Indian smartphone and TV markets means that it isn’t a new name. Brand recognition and trust are important when spending large amounts of money. Of course, the Chinese giant is best known for offering excellent value in
Apple has released iOS 14.1 and iPadOS 14.1 as the latest improvement-focussed updates for compatible iPhone and iPad models. The new updates come less than a month after the company rolled out iOS 14.0.1 and iPadOS 14.0.1 as the early bug fix releases post the debut of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14. Alongside various improvements
Microsoft has confirmed that it has paused forced updates that brought Office web apps to the Start Menu without consent. The company has issued a statement saying that this behaviour of Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) showing as tiles is a bug and it didn’t intend for that to happen. Microsoft wanted pinned websites to show
Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 has been launched. More than a year after the Raspberry Pi 4 was introduced, Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 has been released today and starts at $25 (roughly Rs. 1,833). Essentially a system-on-module version of a Raspberry Pi 4 Model B that’s meant for deeply embedded computing applications, the Raspberry
Amazon Great Indian Festival 2020 and Flipkart Big Billion Days sales are currently underway with hundreds of deals and offers. Both Amazon and Flipkart sales are promising exciting discounts on a large selection of laptops, TVs, smart home devices, and other electronics. But not all of these deals are ideal for everyone, and we’ve scanned
US-based Avita has launched the Liber V14 laptop in India just in time for the festive season. The laptop features the Intel Core i7 10th Gen processor paired with 16GB of RAM. It has a 14-inch full-HD IPS display with anti-glare technology and offers 1TB of SSD storage. The Avita Liber 14 comes in a
Most gaming laptops today are built around either an Intel CPU and Nvidia GPU, or perhaps an AMD CPU and Nvidia GPU. AMD has not produced competitive discrete GPUs for laptops in quite some time, so finding an all-AMD solution is quite rare. The Dell G5 15 SE is one such laptop, but is quite
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing hiked its revenue outlook after logging record quarterly profit, and painted a bullish picture of demand picking up over the next two years as advanced technologies are adopted more widely. The chip sector has been one of the rare industries benefiting from the coronavirus pandemic with more people investing in premium devices as
Samsung Pro Plus and Evo Plus SD cards have been unveiled. The durable SD cards are aimed at content creators, photo enthusiasts, and general consumers. The Pro Plus cards offer sequential read and write speeds of up to 100MBps and 90MBps respectively, while the Evo Plus offers transfer speeds up to 100MBps. The SD cards
Surface Pro X 2020 with Microsoft SQ2 processor and a new Platinum finish is now available for purchase in India. Microsoft launched the new Surface Pro X as its latest Windows-based tablet earlier this month. It can deliver up to 15 hours of battery life on a single charge and offer an improved performance over
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon has been launched as the latest model in the company’s Yoga series. The new laptop comes with a lightweight, 966 grams, chassis made of an aero-grade carbon fibre material that is touted to meet MIL-STD-810G standards and is designed to withstand knocks and bumps. The Yoga Slim 7i Carbon also
The British parliament’s defence committee said on Thursday that it had found clear evidence that telecoms giant Huawei had colluded with the Chinese state and said Britain may need to remove all Huawei equipment earlier than planned. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in July ordered Huawei equipment to be purged from the nascent 5G network
A year or two ago it was nearly impossible to find laptops with anything other than Intel’s processors in the market, primarily because of a lack of viable options from sole competitor AMD, and also Intel’s brand recognition. However, AMD’s Ryzen mobile processors are now appearing in more and more laptops from every major brand.
Software giant Microsoft will let employees work from home permanently if they choose to, US media reported on Friday, becoming the latest employer to expand work-from-home provisions prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. US tech news website The Verge said most Microsoft employees are still at home as the health crisis drags on, and the company
International Business Machines is splitting itself into two public companies, capping a years-long effort by the world’s first big computing firm to diversify away from its legacy businesses to focus on high-margin cloud computing. IBM will list its IT infrastructure services unit, which provides technical support for 4,600 clients in 115 countries and has a backlog
AMD has taken the wraps off its next-generation Ryzen 5000 Series desktop CPUs, based on the updated ‘Zen 3’ architecture. The new processors are said to offer up to a 26 percent increase in performance in gaming and a 19 percent improvement in instructions per cycle compared to the current Ryzen 3000XT series. The company is
The US Supreme Court on Wednesday is set to consider whether to protect Alphabet’s Google from a long-running lawsuit by Oracle accusing it of infringing Oracle copyrights to build the Android operating system that runs most of the world’s smartphones. The shorthanded court, down one justice following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg last month, is
Laptops come in all sizes and shapes these days, but the one you need to pick up depends on what you’re going to do with it. If you’re into gaming, a powerful gaming laptop can offer you great graphics, an immersive display, perfect audio, all inside a neat portable package. A great gaming laptop can
A decade-old legal battle between Silicon Valley giants Oracle and Google over software rights moves to the Supreme Court Wednesday, in a case with enormous implications for copyright in the digital era. The top court scheduled oral arguments in the case which dates back to a lawsuit filed in 2010 by Oracle seeking billions from
Nvidia GPU Technology Conference (GTC) 2020 kicked off on October 5 and will continue through October 9. The virtual conference had CEO Jensen Huang present a keynote on some of the implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) advancements. There were a whole bunch of announcements during the virtual event including Nvidia Maxine – AI-powered tools that
Chinese chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing has undertaken “preliminary exchanges” with the US Bureau of Industry and Security regarding export restrictions, the company said on Sunday in a filing. “The Company is conducting assessments on the relevant impact of such export restrictions on the company’s production and operation activities,” the filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange said.
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go and updated Surface Pro X have been announced as the latest additions to the company’s Surface portfolio. The Surface Laptop Go, as the name suggests, is a toned-down version of the Surface Laptop 3 with a smaller screen, lower RAM and storage options, and a few compromises. It is targeted towards
HP Spectre x360 14, HP Spectre x360 13, HP Spectre x360 13 with 5G, HP Envy x360 13, and HP Envy 13 laptops have been refreshed with the latest Intel 11th-Gen Tiger Lake processors. These laptops now deliver better performance and increased battery life, as per the company. The HP Spectre x360 14 has a
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 will soon be launched in India, an Amazon India teaser has revealed. The development comes a couple of weeks after the tablet’s support pages went live on Samsung India’s website. While the listing on the Samsung website delved out information on the Galaxy Tab A7’s Wi-Fi-only and LTE variants (model numbers
Dell XPS 13 and Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 have been refreshed with Intel’s 11th-Gen Tiger Lake processors. The Dell XPS 13 is a standard clamshell design laptop while the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1, as the name suggests, comes with a screen that can be flipped all the way back to be used as a tablet.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Wi-Fi variant has been listed for pre-orders on Amazon and will be available exclusively on the e-commerce platform and Samsung.com. The tablet was launched in the country earlier this week with both Wi-Fi and LTE variants. The Galaxy Tab A7 features a 10.4-inch display and quad speakers for an immersive experience.
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 has been launched in India. It comes with a secondary touchscreen called the ROG ScreenPad Plus. The new gaming laptop by the Taiwanese company is aimed at gamers, creators, and power users who want a second screen — in addition to their primary monitor — for enhanced productivity. The Asus
China is preparing to launch an antitrust probe into Alphabet’s Google, looking into allegations it has leveraged the dominance of its Android mobile operating system to stifle competition, two people familiar with the matter said. The case was proposed by telecommunications equipment giant Huawei last year and has been submitted by the country’s top market regulator