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PCs drive Intel’s earnings, but ‘Bay Trail’ Android tablets are on the horizon – PCWorld (blog)

Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2014

Who would believe that Intel’s chips for consumers—specifically consumer desktops—would be the bright spot in Intel’s earnings report? While there’s no reason to believe that Intel’s fourth-quarter earnings contradict the conventional wisdom that the PC market is on the wane, optimists might point out that’s exactly what happened. Stacy Smith, Intel’s chief financial officer, said that Intel saw PC sales for the fourth quarter at higher levels than what the…

AMD Kaveri review roundup: a solid gaming chip that’s ahead of its time – Engadget

Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2014

It’s been a busy week for AMD news, what with the launch of the Kaveri APU and then our first real evidence of how the new Mantle drivers can impact on PC gaming. But now’s the time to kick back and check out some full reviews of Kaveri over at the specialist sites. We’ve rounded up some of the best articles after the break, and if you’re looking for…

CIOs tell Microsoft: Take the time you need to pick the right CEO – PCWorld

Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2014

CIOs are waiting anxiously for Microsoft to pick a new CEO, but they don’t mind that it’s taking its time; the way they see it, Microsoft can’t afford to make a mistake in the selection process. For CIOs, it’s clear that the chosen candidate will have to steer the company through a variety of challenges both internal and external, and to do so successfully, the person chosen to replace Steve…

Some 2011 MacBook Pros Experiencing GPU Glitches, System Crashes – Mac Rumors

Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2014

Many early and late–2011 MacBook Pro owners with discrete graphics cards seem to be experiencing GPU failures and system crashes on their machines. In addition to several tips received by MacRumors, there’s lengthy thread on the issue on the Apple Support Communities, a Facebook group, and many reports of trouble on our own forums. It appears that the MacBooks, first released on February 28, 2011, are displaying screen glitches primarily…

Intel to reduce global workforce by five percent in 2014 – Reuters

Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Intel Corp plans to reduce its global workforce of 107,000 by about 5 percent this year as the chipmaker, struggling with falling personal-computer sales, shifts focus to faster-growing areas, a company spokesman said on Friday. The announcement, equivalent to over 5,000 positions, comes a day after Intel posted a fourth-quarter earnings report that did little to dispel concerns about a slowing PC industry. “This is part…