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Luke and Leo Get Technical (Ep3) – During Lockdown!

Laptops, laptops, laptops. AMD, Intel, and Nvidia have all been extremely busy with their new laptop products in the form of Ryzen 4000 APUs, 10th Generation Comet Lake-H CPUs, and RTX Super GPUs. Luke and virtual Leo discuss the best bits and highlight their fondness for the ever evolving and increasingly competitive mobile computing space.

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Review your ASUS hardware and get a rebate

Finding the best time to buy new PC hardware is never an easy task, as there is always another sale or promotion just around the corner, not to mention new hardware launches in general. Late last year, ASUS launched a new rebate program running in the UK and Ireland, offering …

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Transcend launches microSD cards with SLC NAND Flash

MicroSD cards can be used in a variety of situations – whether it be climbing Mount Everest or playing Nintendo Switch. Some cards are made to be fast, working in cold temperatures or to be able to store vast amounts of data. Now Transcend launches microSD cards with SLC NAND Flash that are designed …

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Chinese chipmaker SMIC getting closer to 7nm

The Chinese government is working on phasing out all foreign hardware from Chinese institutions within the next three years. Domestic Chinese companies are working hard on improving their manufacturing technology in order to reach the goal of independence from imported hardware. Now, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation – or SMIC – has …

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Intel’s latest neuromorphic research system provides 100 million neurons computational capacity

Intel is focusing its 3rd generation of AI on neuromorphic computing, which is the idea of emulating the neural structure and operation of the human brain. The key challenge Intel faces with neuromorphic computing is matching a human’s flexibility, and ability to learn with the energy efficiency of the human …

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Google I/O is now completely scrapped this year

As companies continue to monitor the coronavirus situation, big annual events are being cancelled, postponed or shifting to livestreaaming in response. Google previously announced plans to not host a ‘physical’ Google I/O conference this year, presumably replacing it with a streamed conference instead. That changed this week, however, as I/O …

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Ryzen 4000 Mobile – 7nm Zen 2 & Vega Explained

AMD has shared more details on its upcoming Ryzen 4000 Mobile 'Renoir' APUs with 7nm Zen 2 and Vega cores. Offering up to eight cores and sixteen threads from the Zen 2-based CPU cores in 15W and 45W form, will AMD be able to compete against Intel's dominance in the mobile market? And how will AMD's strict focus on high performance graphics capability compare to Intel's competition?

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