• Foxconn developing 5 Firefox OS devices, could include tablet

    Posted June 3, 2013 - 5:43 am

    Foxconn, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, has become the latest company to back Mozilla's Firefox OS and is developing more than five devices running the mobile operating system for its customers.
  • Is it a laptop? A tablet? Whatever, PC makers just hope you'll buy it

    Posted June 7, 2012 - 7:10 am

    One thing apparent at Computex this week is that computer makers really aren't sure what consumers want in a PC, and they're throwing everything at the wall to see what sticks.
  • Charge your phone, with your other phone

    Posted June 7, 2012 - 6:55 am

    A Taiwanese company is demonstrating two-way touch charging this week at the Computex exhibition, using a new chip that allows two people to share one phone's battery by holding their devices together.
  • The life of a 'booth babe': high heels, long hours and leering visitors

    Posted June 6, 2012 - 8:06 am

    For six to seven hours on Wednesday, 22-year-old Amanda Lin will pose in a short black cocktail dress with a laptop from Gigabyte Technology, the company's logo stamped across her upper arm. Her main challenge: trying to stand comfortably in her high heels.
  • Windows 8 hybrid laptop-tablets take center stage at Computex

    Posted June 5, 2012 - 1:57 pm

    The Computex technology show in Taipei--one of Asia's largest--started Sunday with a bang, showcasing hybrid laptop/tablets running Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 OS. The first laptops out of the gate are Windows 8 tablets with detachable docks from Asus and Acer and a sliding tablet PC from MSI.
  • Two years on, netbooks on verge of big shake-up

    Posted June 8, 2009 - 11:23 am

    Asustek kicked off an entirely new category in the mobile computing space when it presented a prototype of its Eee PC at Taiwan's Computex trade show two years ago. Since then, the sector hasn't been a hotbed of innovation. But now, as the netbook sector enters its third year, new chips and operating systems hold the potential for massive change in the sector.
  • Intel gives integrated graphics another chance

    Posted June 8, 2009 - 11:13 am

    Intel is getting ready to release two processors, an Atom chip called Pineview and a new desktop processor called Clarkdale, that include integrated graphics, a capability that spells the beginning of the end for third-party chipsets with integrated graphics.
  • E-readers displayed at Computex portend big growth

    Posted June 8, 2009 - 11:08 am

    E-book readers may have been overshadowed by netbooks, smartbooks and laptops at Computex Taipei 2009, but products on display portend big things to come.
  • Nvidia overcomes bad graphics chips

    Posted June 8, 2009 - 11:04 am

    Nvidia's problem with weak packaging material that caused some of its laptop graphics chips to fail prematurely hasn't hurt the company's relationships with laptop makers that use its chips, a company executive said.
  • Intel aims to shape netbook evolution

    Posted June 5, 2009 - 12:21 pm

    Intel has definite ideas about how it wants small laptops based on its Atom processors to evolve and believes longer battery life is more important than larger screens or better graphics.
  • Freescale chips power Android smartphones, MIDs

    Posted June 5, 2009 - 12:18 pm

    Freescale Semiconductor displayed a number of devices containing its chips at Computex Taipei 2009 this year, including an e-book reader made by an Asustek Computer subsidiary, and a smartphone and two handheld computers with Google's Android software on board.
  • Via to launch improved Nano processor soon

    Posted June 5, 2009 - 12:12 pm

    An improved version of Via Technologies' Nano processor is on track to ship later this year, with a dual-core version set to follow soon after.
  • MIPS ports Android, shows embedded gadgets

    Posted June 3, 2009 - 9:48 am

    MIPS Technologies showed off devices based on a version of Google's Android platform modified for MIPS chip architecture at the Computex exhibition in Taipei on Wednesday.
  • Ultra-low voltage laptops draw interest at show

    Posted June 2, 2009 - 5:15 pm

    Laptops using Intel's low-power chips for machines bigger than a netbook checkered PC displays at Computex Taipei on Tuesday, revealing growing popularity for the chips and the class of laptop.
  • Acer may be first with Android netbook

    Posted June 2, 2009 - 5:08 pm

    Acer plans to launch a version of its Aspire One netbook with Google's Android mobile operating system in the third quarter of this year, a top executive at the company said Tuesday.
  • Pegatron to show touchscreen netbook with ARM chips

    Posted June 1, 2009 - 1:56 pm

    Pegatron, the former contract manufacturing arm of Asustek Computer, will show a netbook with a 10-inch touchscreen display at Computex this week, an industry source revealed Monday.
  • Google keeps quiet on Android laptop plans

    Posted June 1, 2009 - 11:18 am

    While two laptops based on Google's Android operating system made an appearance ahead of the annual Computex exhibition in Taipei, a senior executive at the search engine company declined to discuss what steps the company is taking to adapt the smartphone OS for laptops.
  • Nvidia CEO takes a shot at Intel's mobile chips

    Posted June 1, 2009 - 11:14 am

    Nvidia President and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took a shot at rival Intel on Monday, telling reporters that computers running Windows 7 with an Atom processor paired with Nvidia's Ion graphics chip can be cheaper and more powerful than systems based on Intel's mobile processors designed for slim laptops.
  • Giga-byte shows CULV laptop, netbooks with Windows 7

    Posted June 1, 2009 - 11:09 am

    Giga-byte Technology revamped a netbook that takes advantage of touchscreen and tablet functions in Microsoft Windows 7 and put its first laptop with an Intel CULV (consumer ultra-low voltage) microprocessor inside on display at Computex Taipei 2009 on Monday.
  • Inventec ready to ship Snapdragon laptop in Q4

    Posted June 1, 2009 - 10:59 am

    One of the world's largest contract PC makers expects to begin shipping its first laptop based on Qualcomm's Snapdragon microprocessor later this year, it said Monday.
  • Intel's Lynnfield expected to ship in late August

    Posted May 29, 2009 - 12:22 pm

    Intel's upcoming Lynnfield processor will be in the spotlight at the Computex exhibition in Taipei next week, as hardware makers and computer vendors gear up for the release of the chip later this year.
  • Computex: Show sidesteps slump, swine flu on Android hopes

    Posted May 28, 2009 - 9:57 am

    Threats from the outbreak of swine flu and the weak global economy don't appear to be a problem for one of the world's largest computer and electronics exhibitions. One of the main draws for Computex this year is the likely appearance of mini-laptops, or netbooks, with Google's Android mobile operating system on board.
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