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.

Should Microsoft have aimed higher with Windows 10?

Apple and Samsung already working on the A9 processor

Samsung Electronics has begun production of the A9 processor, the next generation ARM-based CPU for Apple's iPhone and iPad, according to the Korean IT Times. This processor uses 14nm FinFET manufacturing, a cutting-edge design...

Tests show consumer SSDs can handle years of heavy use

One of the question marks hanging over solid state drives (SSDs) is their durability. Through decades of experience, we know hard drives have mean times before failure in the millions of hours, but with commercial SSDs being less...

Bluetooth spec updated to improve security for IoT

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has announced a new version of its wireless connectivity specification designed to improve secure connections with Internet of Things (IoT) in mind. The update was badly needed. Just do a...

Will Intel inside Google Glass finally give the device validity?

It was just three weeks ago that Reuters kicked up a storm of speculation that Google was ready to abandon its Google Glass eyewear. Reuters reported that it had contacted 16 Glass developers and found only seven were still...

End of the line for touchscreen laptops?

Someone thought touchscreen notebooks were a good idea. Someone also thought Windows 8 was a good idea. Both arrived on the market at the same time. Now both are about to disappear at roughly the same time. Windows 10 is making...

iPhone 5C rumored to be headed to the Island of Misfit Toys

The iPhone 5C has taken quite a beating in the court of public opinion and the tech press. While not as bad as the treatment Windows 8 has taken, it suffered from the same type of public execution of a product: it was killed more...

Intel and Micron are going to kill the hard disk drive

Intel, Micron breakthrough will yield much greater SSD capacity.

Qualcomm jumps into the increasingly crowded ARM server market

Qualcomm to enter the server CPU market with its ARM-based Snapdragon chips

IBM, Nvidia team to build even faster supercomputers

The Department of Energy has awarded a $325 million contract to IBM to create two supercomputers that will be at least three times more powerful than any existing systems in deployment today. IBM's partners in this endeavor will...

Want to juice up your desktop? Xeon Phi cards are just $200

Is your Haswell processor too slow? Well of course it is, it only runs at 177 GigaFLOPS, after all. For a limited time, though, you can give your desktop a 1 TeraFLOP boost with a Xeon Phi card. Intel has been running a special...

Qualcomm under investigation on three continents

It's not a fun time to be a Qualcomm lawyer as the company is in trouble in China, Europe and the U.S. In China, the company is under an 11-month antitrust investigation, while the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has a preliminary...

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