AMD spent the last few years far behind Intel in the performance stakes. Aside from powering low-end laptops, AMD was absent in any other segment of the mobile computing market. Fortunately, AMD’s latest generation Ryzen processors are taking the fight to Intel, with comparable performance to Intel’s eight generation processors at a fraction of the cost. With Ryzen Mobile, AMD now has a processor that will appear in ultra-thin and performance laptops.

There are only three laptops that will have Ryzen Mobile at launch, and they are the HP Envy x360, the Lenovo IdeaPad 720s and the Acer Swift 3. All other models with the new processor will ship starting 2018.

Pricing

There is no indication of pricing; however, when we look at the desktop market, we can approximate a similar price curve for the mobile processor. Such a pricing scheme would see a comparable performance at a lower price to laptops with Intel chips.

Performance

There are no reviews yet, but the expectation is that there will be comparable processor performance to 8th generation Intel cores. However, the integrated Radeon GPU will be far superior to any Intel mobile graphics offering.

Cores

The starting slate for Ryzen Mobile will sport four cores, with two threads each. The design appears to be intentional in its similarity to Intel’s architecture. The easiest way to compete is to provide a benchmark for comparison. The Radeon Vega will have eight (or ten) compute units, which are the graphical version of processor cores.

 


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Apple, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and Microsoft have been given the go-ahead in disclosing the details on orders and the data requests that they have received from the Foreign Intelligence Court.

This has come after these companies have sued the government for the right to declassify these numbers to the public.

In a statement released through Wall Street, both the Attorney General Eric Holder and Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, stated, “Through these new reporting methods, communications providers will be permitted to disclose more information than ever before to their customers. The office of the Director of National Intelligence…has determined that the public interest in disclosing this information now outweighs the national security concerns that required its classification.”

And so, with this ability to disclose information that was previously considered classified, the companies have agreed to drop their lawsuits as well.

And recently, Apple has already published a letter describing its relationship with the government as well as detailing the National Security Orders for data (249 in all) it has received from the government.

Apart from this, 927 law enforcement account requests for 2330 accounts and out of which it disclosed data on 747 accounts and objected to doing so 102 times.

Also, it did not reveal data on 254 specific accounts but did provide non-content data from 601 accounts. However, it did reveal data from 71 accounts with the percentage of data requests where they did disclose a certain amount was about 81%.

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It’s been four years now ever since European Union decided to investigate Google’s antitrust violations and which has now been brought to a standstill.

In talking about the complexity of this problem, the European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, reveals in a statement, “Our current investigations involving Google are among the most discussed in the media. The sheer amount of data controlled by Google gives rise to a series of societal challenges. Privacy is one of the most pressing concerns. Media pluralism is another. Not all of these challenges are primarily economic in nature and not all of them are competition related. So many of the Google related concerns voiced in the public debate cannot be addressed in our investigations into the company’s alleged anti-competitive practices. We will have to limit ourselves to what we identify as competition problems.”

She goes to say that more time will be needed to decide what steps need to be taken against Google. This can spell trouble for both Yelp and Microsoft who have been behind this complaint as well as a number of other competitors.

Of course, she also intends to speak to those who have been affected by Google’s practices and which will involve taking into consideration a “representative sample of views of those concerned”. In addition to this, getting all the facts right, in a fast-moving market, is also a priority that she is taking very seriously.

This development comes at the inopportune time when the commission was so close to making a clear decision on the matter.

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Do you need to keep an eye on your home when you’re out? It could be for security, to monitor a delivery, or even to keep an eye on your pet. The solution is to install an IP security camera. An IP camera will connect to your Wi-Fi and allow you to view the feed through an app on your phone. You only need to provide power and the details of your wireless network. The camera can record or send an alert when it detects motion. Here are the two best choices for IP cameras:

Netgear Arlo Q

This 1080p/30 fps camera is the best IP camera that money can buy. The camera has excellent video quality along with top-notch motion detection. The software allows scheduling of recording and motion detection. The best part of the device is the intuitive user interface, which most smart home devices lack.

Nest Cam Indoor

There are several good points to the Nest Cam Indoor. The third generation product from Nest increases its native resolution to 1080p and comes with a swiveling magnetic base which makes it easy to install anywhere. The video quality is excellent, and the device is easy to set up. The only reason that the Nest Cam Indoor is not the number one pick is that you need the $10 monthly subscription to make the full use of the camera.

When picking out a camera, avoid mixing and matching vendors to ensure maximum compatibility. The Nest Cam integrates with other Nest products, so that is also a consideration.


A Chromebook is a kind of laptop that runs the Chrome OS by Google, rather than Windows or MacOS. Chrome OS is meant to work online with storage on Google Drive with a focus on applications that run inside the Chrome browser. Devices that run on Chrome OS are popular in schools and workplaces thanks to the simplified management experience.

Applications

It should be no surprise that since Chrome OS is a Google operating system that the OS features Google applications heavily. If you or your workplace uses the Google ecosystem of applications and products, then it will be a natural fit. The downside is that to make the most of a Chromebook; you need an active internet connection. You will not find popular applications like Microsoft Word and Adobe Photoshop on the platform. If the application runs in a browser, it will run on a Chromebook.

Games

Much like the applications above, if the game runs in a browser, it will work on a Chrome OS device. Platform-specific games that run on Windows or MacOS will not work on a Chromebook. The latest iteration of Chrome OS supports running Android applications, and as a result, will also run Android games. However, those will only work on new devices that also have touchscreen input.

Battery life

The average battery life on most Chrome OS devices is excellent. Although other laptops have caught up, Chromebooks still have something of an edge regarding battery life.