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Google wants to manufacture its own chips and face up to Apple

After the closing of the deal to buy part of the mobile division of HTC, Google has incorporated 2000 highly-qualified engineers in the company in an effort to face up to Apple. With this purchase Google can design more hardware parts for its future units. Previously the company made agreements with other businesses to design the units and add their brand name, while the people from Mountain View concentrated on designing the software of the units. They want to have better control in the process of the creation of the hardware. Functions like augmented reality or the services based on artificial intelligence require a greater integration between the hardware and the software. Google's next big challenge: make its own SoC In order to be able to face Apple, the big G would need to be...

Samsung dethrones Intel as the biggest manufacturer of chips after 25 years

Last year we already started to see how the 25 years of leadership that Intel had maintained as the biggest manufacturer of chips was beginning to wobble. The end of Intel's position in power has now been confirmed, giving place to another power as the biggest manufacturer of chips, or at least that's what their profits are saying. Samsung has succeeded Intel as the main producer of chips, a position which the North American occupied since 1992. The numbers offered by both companies with respect to the sale of chips has left it clear: Samsung has obtained a profit of 69 billion dollars, while Intel has obtained 63 billion. It doesn't seem like a big difference, but it determines the position of each company in the market. Intel has had a good year Intel has not had a bad year as f...

Before connecting to an open Wi-Fi network, Android 8.1 will tell you if it’s fast or not

We connect to any kind of Wi-Fi network more and more every day from our mobile devices, both smartphones and tablets. Both Google and Apple are aware of this and so they try to help us identify this connections, connect to them and keep us safe in the most insecure networks informing us about the possible dangers that could be hiding, mostly, in public Wi-Fi networks. When connecting to a network, devices only show us the signal and kind of encryption (that in public Wi-Fi networks tends to be open) that it uses. In trying to make the task of connecting to wireless networks easier without wasting our time, Google has announced one of the new functions of Android 8.1 which is that, with the new update of the operative system, it will allow us to know the speed of the Wi-Fi connection...

The new Google Chrome 64 arrives with 53 security patches

Web browsers are the most used apps when we are connected to the internet and so, their security is vital to avoid users being victims of cyberattacks. Google works constantly to make their browser, the most used one in the entire world, a secure tool when facing cyberattacks and other kinds of pirate abuse. So, continuing with their security labor, Google just launched the new Google Chrome 64. As we told you yesterday, a couple hours ago Google launched the new version of its web browser, Google Chrome 64,that comes with many upgrades and news specially related with security when surfing the web. Without a doubt, the most interesting thing on this new version are the patches introduced by Google to protect us from Meltdown and Spectre, the two vulnerabilities that have cornered pro...

Acronis launches its new solution for ransomware using artificial intelligence

One of the types of malware that has grown the most and attacked the most users in the last month has been the ransomware. As we know, its function is to kidnap the data from a device and ask for money in exchange. The ways to protect ourselves, logically, have also increased. Today we will talk about Acronis and their new, free solution they have just launched that uses artificial intelligence to defend us against the ransomware. Acronis solution to face the ransomware This solution is called Acronis Ransomware Protection. It is a version based, as we mentioned, on artificial intelligence. Acronis is the global leader in terms of protection and data storage on the hybrid cloud. The function of stopping ransomware attacks in real time, as well as allowing users to recover their files ...

How to transfer a user profile from one computer to another in Windows 10

Once we bring out our new computer, let's start with the configuration of the user profile in Windows. What happens is that with the passing of time we finally have everything configured how we like it and then when we use another computer it can seem strange if it isn't configured like ours. Also, within our user profile we save documents, photos and other types of personal files. The problem comes when we suddenly have to do an installation of Windows from scratch or we are going to stop using our PC because we have bought a new one, and we have to configure everything how we like it again. In what follows, we will show how to transfer a user profile from one computer to another in Windows 10. In order to not lose the configuration of our profile in Windows 10, we will show how to mak...

The most important decisions to make when buying a tablet

During Christmas, we talked about how to give the perfect tablet as a gift, but seeing the new season is about to start and that the CES 2018 has left us with many interesting debuts, here are our recommendations for you to choose which tablet to buy for yourself. Keeping in mind, what, in our opinion, are the most important decisions to make. Note: due to the screen of smartphone is larger than before, I don't think tablet is necessary for everyone, I suggest you focus on a laptop, it can do more things. Set a budget It is pure common sense, but it is the basic decision that will affect all the others. This is because, according to how much we can afford to pay, there are some options that are excluded: $100-or-less-tablets are a very small niche consisting only in 7 and 8-inch table...