FOX Business reports that AMD is benefiting from Intel’s current Sandy Bridge platform design “woes” thanks to OEMs and retailers approaching the company for additional supply. The news arrives just after Intel announced that it would resume shipments of the faulty Cougar Point chipsets for use in specific hardware configurations. In...

In many ways, the smartphone platform has evolved following the same kinds of steps we saw in the early days of the PC – lots of different software and hardware platforms, rapidly changing lead players, faster and faster platform update cadence, the slow emergence of obvious majority leaders. Anand and I have talked extensively about just how striking the similarities are between the PC evolution and the current mobile one, but one of the striking differences is just how much faster that evolution is happening...

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You’d think that after protracted debacle of the AT&T iPhone 4’s attenuation problems, Apple would have made absolutely certain to fix the issue completely before the Verizon version hit. But this iLounge video indicates otherwise. Antennagate 2.0? To be fair, this hasn’t been a widely reported issue either in reviews or by word of mouth. So let’s take this video—convincing demonstration though it is—with a grain of salt. Like you needed another reason to wait for iPhone 5 anyway. (adsbygoogle...

John Gruber of Daring Fireball sparked the first rumors Wednesday when he mentioned that the HP TouchPad may “bump up against the release of the iPad 3” in a post. HP unveiled the webOS-based tablet Wednesday, though the device will not become available until “later in the summer.” After speculation arose that Gruber’s...

Peanut butter and jelly. Gin and tonic. Peaches and cream. Some strange combinations make perfect sense paired, but how about the mouse and the PC gamepad? Those two items are what a Hong Kong peripheral manufacturer decided to combine, and the result was the Shogun Bros. Chameleon X-1 — a gaming mouse you can flip to find twelve buttons and two miniature analog sticks on the bottom. It works as a gamepad, sure enough, and functions as a one-handed multimedia remote too. But is it any good? We’ve used...

It’s nearly impossible to keep up with the chatter surrounding the iPad 2. Every day it seems like there’s a new rumor about a new model, a new launch date or even a USB port. It’s a bit overwhelming. That’s why we decided to scour the web for the most prominent iPad 2 rumors and create a comprehensive guide detailing what we think is...

Either a writer at Luxembourgish newspaper L’essentiel is very confused or we’ve all been seriously deceived. Whichever the case, there’s definitely an article claiming that Gizmodo Editor Jason Chen is “an official from Apple.” The above passage was found in an article about the new Mac App Store and translates...

The adoption rate of the iPad was celebrated as the fastest ever in electronics history. Now, less than a year after the tablet’s launch, Microsoft has usurped that distinction with Kinect. Kinect, Microsoft’s new controller-free gaming peripheral for the Xbox 360, has been selling at a breakneck pace, with 2.5 million sensors sold...

Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer plans to extend a management shake-up aimed at adding senior product executives with an engineering background, two people with knowledge of the decision said. Changes may be announced this month, said one of the people, who declined to be named because the plans are private. Last month, Ballmer...