The seventh IE version beats rivals on the SunSpider benchmark. But Microsoft doesn't like the test, and Mozilla doesn't like how Microsoft runs it.
The new benchmark is designed to catch a new class of browser performance problems -- and perhaps to curry favor with rival browser makers.
One of the nicer-looking and better-performing Chrome OS systems, the 13-inch Acer Chromebook adds some zip by ditching Intel for an Nvidia processor, but also hits a few issues with popular Chrome apps.
An Intel reference design phone with the new chip is showing solid performance in some important benchmarks, beating devices such as the iPhone 4S and Galaxy Nexus, says chip review site Anandtech.
Apple's A7 appears to be a dual-core design, bucking a quad-core trend in the Android world. But two cores provide plenty of horsepower, says Anandtech.
The new Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 Release Preview is 30 percent faster than the competition, says Microsoft. But more importantly, Web browsing is once again a big deal in Redmond.
The iPhone 6 Plus is too big for everyone to love it, but it's Apple's best phone this year. If your budget and your pocket can make room for it, give the iPhone 6 Plus serious consideration.
The iPhone 6 delivers a bigger screen while remaining easy to handle, with plenty of features to satisfy everyone -- and the promise of Apple Pay on the horizon to potentially sweeten the deal even further.