Andy Patrizio

Andy Patrizio is a freelance journalist based in southern California who has covered the computer industry for 20 years and has built every x86 PC he’s ever owned, laptops not included.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of ITworld, its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Cray announces monster 1,500 core Big Data system

Turnkey Big Data analytics, integrated software for high performance data processing

Qualcomm solidifies its wireless play with CSR acquisition

Qualcomm broadens its product offerings by acquiring a leader in Bluetooth wireless.

Were we all suckered by the mystery "cell phone tower" story?

Slowly, facts come out and people are noting things that make this seem like a false story.

SolidFire's big round of funding shows flash storage has arrived.

All-flash storage arrays are gaining popularity as NAND proves its worth in the enterprise.

Apple's rumored to be prepping a 12-inch iPad that will run MacOS

Apple could be taking Microsoft's strategy in reverse, but consider the source.

Yet another CEO for AMD

The chip company gets its first female CEO, joining some pretty good company.

Is Apple about to lose Siri to Samsung?

Apple doesn't own Siri's core tech, and the company that does might get snapped up by Apple's nemesis.

12 surprising ways personal technology betrays your privacy

12 surprising ways personal technology betrays your privacy

It's not just your boss or the government that's spying on you, it's also the devices and technologies you embrace.

The end of HDD? Samsung debuts a 3.2TB PCIe SSD card

The price will make or break this drive, because it really does call into question the need for an HDD.

Microsoft resurrects WinHEC show, with a few changes

The show will focus on hardware, like the old one, but with a twist for modern times.

New USB cable protocol promises all-in-one cable

Video and USB can travel over one wire, reducing the amount of cabling needed on a PC.

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