Can computers ever think like humans? Cognitive computing is coming to bridge that

Can computers ever think like humans? Cognitive computing is coming to bridge that

Is cognitive computing the same as artificial intelligence? And what has deep learning with NVIDIA's GPUs got to do with all of this? In the second keynote at NVIDIA GTC 2016, Rob High, IBM Fellow and CTO of IBM Watson, walked us through some insightful aspects how data overload is urgently creating the need for such cognitive systems to better make sense of things.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 - Return of the SoC king

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 - Return of the SoC king

With its new Snapdragon 820 SoC making its way into just about every flagship device to be launched in the first half of 2016, Qualcomm is on track to leave behind all the unhappy memories of 2015. Here's what you need to know about Qualcomm's latest super chip.

Upgrading from Intel X79 to Intel X99: Is it worthwhile for gamers?

Upgrading from Intel X79 to Intel X99: Is it worthwhile for gamers?

Later this year, Intel will debut a new high-end desktop platform codenamed Broadwell-E. If you're still hanging on to the older Intel X79 platform, the release of a new CPU could send prices of the current Haswell-E processors tumbling. Would that make the X99 platform a worthwhile option? We lay out the results and recommendations.

Integrated graphics faceoff: Intel Iris Pro 6200 vs. AMD Radeon R7

Integrated graphics faceoff: Intel Iris Pro 6200 vs. AMD Radeon R7

Integrated graphics in processors are a godsend to folks who want to build a desktop system without a discrete graphics card. Not only does this allow for more cost savings, it also gives the owner the option to build a more compact system or take time to consider his discrete GPU upgrade options in the future. In the meantime, we put the best iGPUs from Intel and AMD to the test.

Intel Invent 50 Grand Finals: And the winner of S$10,000 is...

Intel Invent 50 Grand Finals: And the winner of S$10,000 is...

At long last, the final judging event for Intel's Invent 50 competition has concluded. Whether it's amphibious drones, autonomous security robots, or medical technology, the finalists have got it all covered. Which team will walk away with S$10,000 and an internship with Intel?

Skylake overload! 48 new Intel 6th gen Core processors for desktop and mobile

Skylake overload! 48 new Intel 6th gen Core processors for desktop and mobile

In the company’s biggest and most ambitious rollout of a new generation processor, Intel launches no less than 48 new 6th gen Core processors that span the desktop, notebook, 2-in-1 convertibles and tablet segment. Step right in with a quick performance sneak peek too!

Skylake: Unravelling the CPU architecture behind Intel's 6th gen Core processors

Skylake: Unravelling the CPU architecture behind Intel's 6th gen Core processors

So Intel's 6th generation Core microprocessor family has arrived, but what's exactly new? We delve deeper to share what has changed under the hood of the microarchitecture that is codenamed Skylake.

Enter Skylake: Intel's next gen processor that will deliver new compute experiences

Enter Skylake: Intel's next gen processor that will deliver new compute experiences

The launch of Microsoft's Windows 10 OS and the debut of Intel's newest processor based on the Skylake microarchitecture couldn't have complemented each other any better. In this article we establish if a new Skylake based system is necessary for you, expectations and the platform experiences that you stand to gain with Skylake running on Windows 10.

Taking the Apple MacBook's Core M to its limits

Taking the Apple MacBook's Core M to its limits

Intel's new Core M processors are unique in that they require no active cooling. But that also means that it has no effective way to cool itself down when it gets hot. How does performance get affected when it gets hot then? We took the MacBook to its limits to find out.

News roundup from Computex 2015

News roundup from Computex 2015

If there's one event of the year that raises awareness of the PC components and computing industry, that's got to be Computex. While there's more networking and mobile communications related verticals taking the limelight in recent years, computing, gaming and overclocking remain the core focus. If you missed out on some of our coverage, check out our combined spread here!

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