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Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 review: Nvidia Max-Q makes it incredibly thin and powerful

The  Asus Republic of Gamers (ROG) Zephyrus GX501 had us at “GTX 1080 graphics in a five-pound laptop that’s almost as thin as a MacBook Pro 15.” Pound for pound, this is the most powerful portable gaming laptop on earth today. But to get this much performance in a laptop this portable, some big compromises have been made. IDG/Gordon Mah UngHow thin? That’s ... Read More »

IBM beefs up its powerful cognitive computers with Google’s AI tools

Google has cool technology to recognize images and speech, and IBM’s hardware can diagnose diseases and beat humans in Jeopardy. Combine the two, and you get a powerful computer with serious brains. IBM is merging Google’s artificial intelligence tools with its own cognitive computing technologies, allowing deep-learning systems to more accurately find answers to complex questions or recognize images or ... Read More »

How AMD’s powerful Zen chip flouts the SoC stereotype

The hype is building around AMD’s upcoming Zen chip (due at the end of 2016), but if you’re calling it a CPU, you’re off-track. That’s because the first iteration of the company’s new microarchitecture, code-named Summit Ridge, is actually an SoC, or System on Chip. Confused? That’s understandable, says Kevin Krewell, principal analyst with Tirias Research. “The definition of System ... Read More »

HP’s Pavilion Wave PC is made to be pretty and powerful

HP’s Pavilion Wave is showing me the PC of the future, and it looks a lot like…a stereo speaker. Or maybe a very high-tech flower vase. Power users, hug your hulking full-tower close, because the PC world is a-changing. That’s actually the point. Announced Thursday at IFA in Berlin and due to ship September 16 for $530 and up, the ... Read More »

Tata to launch powerful Tiago variant during the festive season

The Tiago hatchback from Tata Motors has been performing well in the Indian market. Neat styling and decent features at a lucrative price tag has found many takers in the country. In order to thrill the younger car buying lot, the Indian automaker will be introducing a powerful Tiago variant likely to be called Tiago Plus/Sport in the country sometime ... Read More »

July’s powerful new PC hardware: Pushing new limits in graphics, storage, and more

See larger image Credit: Gordon Mah Ung   Quality, not quantity July tends to be a slow month in the world of technology, as the industry takes a collective breath between June’s fierce one-two punch of Computex and E3 and August’s back-to-school rush. And true to form, the past 30 days weren’t quite as action-packed as June’s dawn of a ... Read More »

June’s powerful new pc hardware: The sunrise of a glorious future

Staring into the future In a year that’s already been flat-out first-rate for decent new pc hardware, June nonetheless managed to set a new excessive-water mark. How ought to it now not? This month added the advent of sparkling chips from both Intel and AMD, thecreation of desktops you put on to your back (significantly), and the glorious rekindling of ... Read More »