Android RunTime (ART): how it works

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One of Android KitKat’s many additions isn’t designed for mainstream usage just yet, but its inclusion gives an important insight into the operating system’s future.

Build your own Apple Mac

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It goes against the Apple licence agreement, but making your own Apple Mac computer has spawned a huge underground community. Darren Yates reveals the best hardware for the job.

10 reasons why the PC isn’t dying

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In our ‘Future of the PC’ poll, APC readers tell us why the PC isn’t going to be replaced by mobile devices anytime soon.

What does Intel Haswell mean for the future of the PC?

What does Intel Haswell mean for the future of the PC?

The PC isn’t dying but you’d have to say it’s not doing too well. That’s the message from the first-quarter 2013 global PC shipment figures from market analyst IDC. Compared with the same period in 2012 this year’s first-quarter figures were down nearly 14% the largest drop in history and IDC has no qualms about…

Intel Haswell CPU: How it works

Intel Haswell CPU: How it works

Haswell is a continuation of the previous-generation Ivy Bridge’s 22nm production process with changes across the three key areas: core CPU performance iGPU improvements and power consumption reductions. We’ve included tables here covering information on the specific CPU models we’ve found so rather than talk about specific chips we’ll look at the architecture and mention…

All you need to know about Intel’s Haswell chip

All you need to know about Intel's Haswell chip

  Haswell is a small country town in the US state of Colorado. Its entry into the IT lexicon due to Intel’s determination to avoid trademark issues by using location names instead appears at a critical time in the computing landscape. With Microsoft’s collection of Windows 8 hybrids convertibles and all-in-ones failing to excite and…

Seagate’s new 5mm Ultrathin hard drive a game changer

Seagate's new 5mm Ultrathin hard drive a game changer

Expect cheaper Ultrabooks in the next few months and tablets with massive PC-like storage down the track thanks to an astonishingly-thin 5mm 500GB mechanical drive announced by Seagate at the Computex computer show in Taipei this week. PC laptop and tablet makers ASUS Lenovo and Dell have endorsed the Laptop Ultra-thin HDD500GB drive and are…

Arduino Masterclass Part 3: TV weather channel

Arduino Masterclass Part 3: TV weather channel

Here’s what you’ll need to build our TV weather channel. Arduino Uno R3 board 1kohm 0.5W metal film resistor 470ohm 0.5W metal film resistor 100ohm 0.5W metal film resistor 4.7kohm 0.5W metal film resistor DHT11 temperature/humidity sensor 1 x RCA socket (available from Jaycar or Altronics) 2 x alligator test leads (only if you don’t…