Just ahead of next week's WWDC, Intel today announced the release of its latest brand of processors, which have been known as "Haswell" in the rumors bandied about over the past few months. According to Intel, the new processors allow for a 50 percent improvement in battery life for notebooks--the largest "ever achieved by Intel"--in addition to providing a graphical experience that's twice as powerful as those offered by their predecessors. The new processors are expected to feature prominently in Apple's anticipated Mac reveals at WWDC.
It's getting harder for tech companies to keep their unannounced products bottled up, and Google is no exception, with the company's latest Android-powered, Nexus-branded handset has just been outed ahead of its announcement on Monday.
If something feels off today, blame it on the 4th of July holiday on Wednesday. (If you live outside of the U.S., feel free to insert an excuse of your own.) Should you be unable to get much accomplished in a post-firework haze this fine Friday, take heart: The weekend is here, which gives most of us two more days of goofing off before we face a full five-day work week on Monday. So let's wrap up this Independence Day week with a few tech stories for Friday, July 6, 2012!
The Apple Store just went down, and many pundits believe that when it reopens later today, the virtual shelves will be chock full of new Macs. Just ahead of WWDC 2012, a few specs have leaked out on exactly what we might expect.
The next Samsung Galaxy S smartphone is set to be unveiled next week, and the Korean manufacturer is aiming to get the masses excited about it a few days early with word that the handset will come packing a quad-core processor.