Category Archives: Tech Buzz

Intel Will Rebrand Xeons, Preps Gold, Platinum Workstation Processors

By | April 28, 2017

Intel’s new Xeon lineup According to, the “Platinum” models are expected to correspond to Intel’s highest-end Xeons (the current E7 family). Instead of introducing an E7v5 (Skylake-based), Intel will transition to this new naming scheme instead. Xeon Gold chips are thought to be certified for up to two-socket operation, while Xeon Platinum cores will… Read More »

Seagate Launches Drone-Friendly DJI Fly Drive

By | April 26, 2017

Despite its name, the Fly Drive doesn’t actually fly. Instead, it’s meant to offer an immediate means of copying data directly from the SD card on the drone itself to the 2TB storage device. The hard drive is also USB-C compatible (the cord apparently fits into the shock-absorbing bumper, which is a nifty touch). The… Read More »

Intel Optane Review Roundup: Next-Generation Memory Standard Earns Lukewarm Reception

By | April 24, 2017

Most of the early reviews on Optane are, at best, cautiously optimistic. Anandtech’s sample failed too quickly for them to be comfortable giving a final verdict, though they do note impressive performance improvements for small transfer sizes and low queue depths. In multiple cases, workloads on a conventional HDD + Optane were accelerated to SSD-equivalent… Read More »

Apple Refuses to Allow iPhone, Mac Recycling

By | April 21, 2017

Apple’s long-term concept for a recyclable product. [W]e’re piloting innovative new recycling techniques, like our line of disassembly robots, so we can put reclaimed materials to better use in new products. It’s an ambitious goal that will require many years of collaboration across multiple Apple teams, our suppliers, and specialty recyclers—but our work is already… Read More »