Computers

In Germany, scientists are working on a silicon-free computer that uses light waves

A team led by Prof. Mario Chemnitz and Dr. Bennett Fischer from the Leibniz Institute for Photonic Technology (Leibniz IPHT) in Jena, Germany, has created a computer that uses light waves instead of silicon, all through an optical fiber, Techradar reports. The researchers used the unique interaction of light waves ... Read more

Apple Macintosh is 40 years old!

Exactly 40 years ago, on January 24, 1984, Steve Jobs, dressed in a black double-breasted jacket and gray bow tie, took the stage at De Anza College in Cupertino to introduce the Macintosh to the public. The first mass-produced computer with a graphical user interface and mouse, the Apple Macintosh, ... Read more

Copilot is getting closer to the user: Microsoft gives AI assistant a separate key on the keyboard

Artificial intelligence-based chatbots became one of the biggest trends last year. Microsoft was probably the first company to integrate them into its products on a large scale. And soon it will be easier to list where the new Copilot is not present in Windows. But Microsoft is not stopping there, ... Read more

End of Windows 10 support could send 240 million PCs to landfills

Microsoft’s plan to discontinue support for the Windows 10 operating system could result in about 240 million PCs being scrapped. Canalys Research warns about this, writes Reuters. This will potentially increase the amount of waste in landfills. Experts estimate that e-waste from these PCs can weigh approximately 480 million kg, ... Read more

Amazon has introduced a new device for accessing the virtual desktop

Amazon has introduced the WorkSpaces Thin Client, a new device for accessing a virtual workspace based on the Fire TV Cube. The new device was introduced in response to customer requests to replace PCs and laptops with cheaper hardware. WorkSpaces Thin Client costs only $195, while full-fledged computers cost companies ... Read more

Scary fast: iMac 24 with Apple Silicone updated for the first time

According to Apple, the iMac 24 has become the most popular all-in-one computer in the world. Having missed the upgrade to M2 processors, today it finally got an upgrade, and expectedly, right to M3. Unlike the MacBook Pro line, there are fewer new options and details. The iMac 24 is ... Read more

Scary fast: Apple has updated its lineup of in-house processors, demonstrating the M3, M3 Pro and M3 Max

The Scary fast presentation, which Apple held at a time that was not very usual for it, lasted only half an hour. A third of this time (not counting the introduction and a short speech by Tim Cook) was devoted to the update of the M3, M3 Pro, and M3 ... Read more

Scary Fast: Apple has announced its next Special Event

Nevertheless, Apple will please fans of its computers this year. According to Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, the manufacturer plans to update some Macs later this month. And today the company’s website has posted an announcement of the event, which will be held online. Users also started receiving invitations separately. The ... Read more

New iMac models and possibly MacBook Pro will appear in a week – Gourmet

The latest insider information about the new Mac computers has shown serious discrepancies in forecasts. Last week, Ming-Chi Kuo wrote that we can’t expect an improved iMac this year, however, in his weekly column for Bloomberg, Mark Gurman outlined a completely different version of Apple’s computer update schedule. According to ... Read more

Another comparison of the processor performance of different Apple devices shows that the A17 Pro processors are approaching the power of the M-series

The topic of the performance of modern smartphones and the approaching capabilities of flagship processors to more serious chips in computers is not new. And the results of the annual upgrade are indeed getting closer. This can be clearly seen in the products of Apple, which has now managed to ... Read more

You don’t have to wait for updated iMacs this year, and a new 32-inch model will appear in 2025 – Kuo

The last time Apple updated the iMac was in 2021. Then came the 24-inch desktop model with the M1 processor. Since then, the monoblock has not received any updates. And as noted by the well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, this year’s model will be left out. This was reported by 9to5Mac. ... Read more

Acer Aspire S flagship monoblocks are already in Ukraine

Acer announced the availability in Ukraine of an updated model range of Aspire S monoblocks. All-in-one computers are based on 12th generation Intel Core processors (Intel Core i7-1260P or Intel Core i5-1240P) and support up to 32 GB of DDR4 RAM in two modules. The disk subsystem provides for an ... Read more

The first computers with Apple’s M3 chips will hit the market in October, Gurman says

The first Apple computers equipped with the M3 processor may hit the market as early as October, according to Bloomberg insider Mark Gurman. In his latest Power On newsletter, Gurman suggests that Apple is likely to hold another presentation after its annual iPhone event in September, where it is expected ... Read more

IDC: PC market in Q2 fell 13.4% year-on-year due to weak demand, only Apple formally grows

The global personal computer (PC) market is experiencing a significant decline, with shipments falling 13.4% year-over-year in the second quarter of 2023 (2Q23), according to preliminary results from the quarterly worldwide survey of personal computing devices, conducted by IDC. This is the sixth consecutive quarter of declines due to macroeconomic ... Read more

Mac Studio also got an update with the M2 Max and M2 Ultra processors

Apple’s new M2 Ultra processor is not exclusive to the Mac Pro. The company’s compact professional desktop — Mac Studio — after WWDC 2023 also has an option with such a chip. Now there is also a more affordable option with the M2 Max. In the case of the M2 ... Read more

Apple introduced the Mac Pro with the M2 Ultra and finally completed the full transition to Apple silicon

Since its introduction in 2020, Apple’s proprietary processors have been pushing Intel out of Macs a little bit. During this time, almost all models have changed chips, except for the Mac Pro. That was until WWDC 2023, where the company finally revealed the new Mac Pro with the M2 Ultra. ... Read more

Apple is preparing Mac desktop computers with M2 Max and M2 Ultra processors

As reported by Bloomberg, Apple is working on several new high-end Mac desktop computers with top-of-the-line Apple Silicon processors. The new features are currently being tested ahead of the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), which starts next week. The new Mac models, internally named Mac 14.13 and Mac 14.14, will run ... Read more

Apple’s new Silicon M3 processors are already at the testing stage

The nearest presentation of new products from Apple will take place at WWDC 2023 on June 5. And although computers are expected, most likely they will have chips of the M2 generation. But this does not mean that the company is not working on the next models of its own ... Read more

PC sales continue to decline amid elevated inventory, but that’s good news for consumers

Market saturation and inflation have had a negative impact on PC and Mac sales, according to IDC research data for the first fiscal quarter of 2023. Global shipments of PCs totaled 56.9 million units, down 29% from the first quarter of 2022. This downward trend is evident when compared to ... Read more

The supply of Macs was significantly reduced – 40% compared to the first quarter of last year

Last year, only Apple managed to maintain a good pace of sales of its computers. A significant part of this success was the MacBook Pro models with M1 Pro and M1 Max processors, which were in demand among buyers for quite a long time. But now Apple has also suffered ... Read more

In CleanMyMac X, the Connected Devices function for monitoring the status of devices connected to the Mac was added

Apple’s popular PC cleanup application CleanMyMac X has received an update with the Connected Devices feature, which aims to improve work with external devices. To begin with, in Connected Devices you can see iOS and iPadOS devices, the remaining charge of their batteries, and the amount of free space in ... Read more

ASUS ExpertCenter PN64 mini PC review

An ordinary desktop is too big for a workplace at home, and a laptop has an inconvenient keyboard and a small screen. There is an alternative: a mini-PC, which in terms of characteristics is not inferior to powerful laptops, but takes up as much space as a small router. Such, ... Read more

Raspberry Pi lets you have a camera with a global shutter, which costs $50

The Global Shutter is currently not often found in modern cameras. But it is thanks to this technology that it will be possible to get rid of the rolling shutter effect when shooting objects in motion. Now there is an option to turn a Raspberry Pi into a camera with ... Read more

Apple is already preparing to release several new computers: updated iMac, 15-inch MacBook Air and Mac Pro with Apple Silicon

Some Apple computers haven’t seen updates in quite some time, and professionals who want to buy a Mac Pro with new chips of the company’s own production are already tired of waiting. It is quite possible that Apple will present these updates quite soon. As it became known to Mark ... Read more

One of the world’s largest collections of old Apple hardware is up for sale

One of the most comprehensive collections of retro Apple computers and gadgets produced between 1977 and 2008 will soon be up for sale. As reported by PetaPixel, vintage Apple computers will be auctioned in California next month and the entire collection includes more than 500 items collected by the late ... Read more