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, Network World, its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

A 19-year-old just scored $1.25 million in venture funding for chip design

The impending end of Moore's Law is not Intel's biggest problem

Intel's latest earnings call was a real stunner because it confirmed a rumor I'd covered here and at the same time seemed to spell the end of Moore's Law, which has guided the company for 40 years. On the call, the company...

Google prepping a new version of its much-maligned Google Glass

Despite the unmitigated flop that was Google Glass, the search engine giant is working on a new version with a technological upgrade and a more business focus. Google is reportedly internally referring to its next version of...

MIT comes up with a "no memory" solution for Big Data

The 64-bit CPU era has ushered in a raft of innovations and computing models that were impossible on a 32-bit system. With its 4GB memory limit, and about 1GB lost to the OS, 32-bit systems couldn't do very much and often ran at...

Windows Server 2003's true challenge: App migration

Standing up a server running Windows Server 2012 is easy. Moving apps is the real challenge.

Has the mass storage/mass market SSD finally arrived?

Yes, but it will cost you as much as a performance PC.

Why is Renee James leaving Intel?

Why is Renee James leaving Intel?

Did James take the fall for the waste of money on McAfee and Intel’s underperforming software group?

Enough is enough with the AMD rumors

So who is thought to be acquiring AMD now? Oracle? Apple? Ford Motor Co.? Donald Trump? Nope, this week it's Microsoft's turn to be the buyer du jour. The logic behind the rumor is that Microsoft is concerned about the fiscal...

Is Intel adding an extra step to the tick/tock model?

Intel has used a model it called "tick/tock" for about a decade now and that model has gone off without a hitch, but new challenges would indicate that model is changing. It used to be that Intel would introduce a new...

When will your hard drive fail?

It’s only appropriate that I found a story idea on storage failure right as I experienced the worst hard drive failure of my life. Long story short, after two days of agony, I lost some downloaded files, nothing I can’t live...

Review: Double your iPhone battery life with these 6 smartphone cases

Review: Double your iPhone battery life with these 6 smartphone cases

There is a thriving aftermarket for smartphone cases, some of which just offer protection while others contain a battery that can recharge your phone. In this review, we looked at six of them.

AMD launches new Radeon GPUs

The E3 show is usually a time for games and occasional console hardware, but AMD used the giant game show to launch its new Fury brand of GPUs. These cards feature a few firsts: the first card to come with a water-cooled system...

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