Intel Z77 ‘Panther Point’ Chipset Overview

Continuing its TikTok release cycle, Intel plans to unveil a new CPU microarchitecture in late April. Codenamed Ivy Bridge (tick), the update will bring 22nm die shrinkage to current 32nm Sandy Bridge technology (tock), bring greater efficiency and allow Intel to cram more in the same size die. Intel is often criticized for introducing too … Read more

How To: Check If Someone Is Using Your Wi-Fi

There are several reasons why you might want to check if an unauthorized party is using your wireless network. Maybe you are experiencing slower than normal internet connection or you don’t want someone to get a free ride while paying the bill. Of course, there are also security implications if this person can somehow access … Read more

How to make Celebrating 30 Years of the PC

Earlier this month the original IBM PC Model 5150 celebrated its 30th anniversary. While it was not the first personal computer ever sold, it was largely responsible for shaping the industry for years to come – and still is today – by abandoning proprietary components in favor of off-the-shelf parts. IBM contracted its operating system … Read more

Interview with Raspberry’s Founder Eben Upton

Our interview with Eben is the first on a series of articles to be published in the coming months, where we talk to some of the tech industry’s brightest minds, leaders and visionaries. We are calling this special feature ThinkIt. Eben Upton has had an interesting trajectory as both an entrepreneur and academic, founding a … Read more

Microsoft Surface: The Good, the Ugly and the Unknown

Out of nowhere, Microsoft had to make an announcement. Nothing concrete leaked before the event except that it would be tablet related. Everyone was skeptical, me included. The presentation started and it seemed like something else. Don’t call it a tablet — it’s the new “Surface”… boring. It’s slim, but not much bigger than an … Read more

Smartphone Buying Guide H1 2021

The smartphone market is heating up once again as Microsoft and Nokia finally have a hero device to push the Windows Phone platform, and it’s priced quite competitively. Plus the handful of Android devices announced at CES and MWC are finally seeing the light of day. In the near term, the US smartphone market is … Read more