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September 29, 2016

Upcoming Gigabyte AMD AM4 Motherboard Pictures Leaked

A slew of images from two upcoming Gigabyte AMD AM4 platform motherboards were recently leaked by Korean website BodNara. These upcoming motherboards will support AMD’s AM4 socket platform which will be the primary platform for AMD’s upcoming Summit Ridge (Zen), Bristol Ridge, Raven Ridge and many future AMD CPUs/APUs.

Like previous AMD platforms, the new AM4 platform will support several different chipsets which are geared towards different market segments. The AMD A320 chipset will be geared towards the entry level while the B350 chipset will be geared towards the mid-range and the X370 chipset will be aimed at the high end. The new chipsets [...]

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September 28, 2016

Apple, Deloitte Form Partnership to Help Businesses Adopt iPhone, iPad

Electronics giant Apple and premier consulting firm Deloitte recently entered into a partnership to help businesses “quickly and easily change the way they work”.

As a part of the new partnership, Apple and Deloitte will develop EnterpriseNext, a new program designed to help companies take full advantage of the iOS ecosystem of hardware, software and services. As a part of this program, Deloitte will create its first ever Apple practice with over 5,000 strategic advisors who will help companies redesign their technology infrastructure from retail to recruiting to R&D to inventory management and everything in-between.

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September 28, 2016

BlackBerry Ends Hardware Development, Will Focus on Software

Oh how the mighty have fallen. Years ago practically everyone had a BlackBerry device from the general consumer all the way to the state department. These days however, nobody has one. It’s definitely an understatement to say they missed the smartphone and tablet boat years ago and when the time came to right the ship, it was simply too little too late.

As such, it’s no surprise that BlackBerry CEO John Chen announced at their latest earnings call that BlackBerry will no longer develop hardware and instead outsource all hardware development to third parties.

BlackBerry will focus on providing state of the art, security and device [...]

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September 28, 2016

Micron Expands 3D NAND Fab 10 in Singapore Extending 3D NAND Production Capability

Micron is making some huge moves to meet demand in the NAND industry as they recently announced the opening of their recently expanded Fab 10 fabrication facility in Singapore. The expansion of Fab 10 will cover approximately 255,000 square feet and is expected to cost a total of $4 Billion USD incurred over the next few years. The expansion is expected to significantly improve Micron’s capability of producing 3D NAND to allow them to better meet global demand.

Specific numbers such as estimates on how many additional wafers can be produced monthly were not revealed at this time. Previous Micron estimates peg capacity of the expanded Fab 10 at up [...]

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September 28, 2016

AOC Launches Agon 27″ 1440p 144Hz FreeSync Gaming Monitor

AOC has launched the first of their Agon branded gaming monitors, which the company unveiled back in April. The 27″ AG27QX is a high-end, 1440p, 144Hz monitor which features AMD’s FreeSync technology. The monitor is available for sale now for $499, which is $100 cheaper than originally planned.

AOC Agon AG27QX 27″ 1440p 1440Hz Gaming Monitor

The 27-inch gaming monitor features a TN-panel and a 1ms response time. Brightness is rated at 350 cd/m2, and it features 1000:1 Contrast Ratio.  This is fairly typical for gaming monitors of this type, but IPS-quipped models are becoming more and more common in the high-end markets. For [...]

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September 28, 2016

T-Mobile Extends Unlimited High Speed Data in Europe, South America Until 2017

T-Mobile recently announced that they’re extending unlimited high speed data for customers traveling through select European and South American countries until 2017 as a part of a new program they call Endless Summer.

To take advantage of the offer, simply travel to any one of the destinations below and high speed data should simply work.

European Destinations: Armenia, Austria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom

South American Destinations: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Easter Island, Ecuador, French Guiana, [...]

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September 28, 2016

Rumor: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti To Launch In January at CES

It has been reported that NVIDIA’s Pascal-based GeForce GTX 1080 Ti will be announced at next year’s CES in January, sporting a slightly cut-down version of the GP102, which currently powers the company’s ultra high-end, Titan X Pascal GPU. The leak, courtesy of Chinese outlet Geek.Zol, suggests that the new graphics card will deliver Titan X Pascal performance for a significantly lower price.

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti To Launch At CES 2017

While all of this should be taken with a grain of salt, goes into detail about the specifics. The GTX 1080 Ti will reportedly feature am impressive 10.8 TFFLOPs of performance which is delivered by 3328 CUDA Cores, a [...]

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September 28, 2016

HP Officially Begins Blocking Non-HP Ink Cartridges Through Printer Firmware, Security Chips

A new report from Dutch technology site PCM recently reported that HP is now blocking non-HP branded ink cartridges though the printer firmware.

Last week it was discovered that a number of HP printers began blocking non-HP branded ink cartridges. After further investigation, it was discovered by online ink retailer 123inkt.nl that HP programmed a date in the printer’s firmware that would cause 3rd party ink cartridges to stop working. HP had apparently began implementing processes to block non-HP branded ink cartridges last year by utilizing security chips in the cartridges of HP OfficeJet, OfficeJet Pro and OfficeJet Pro X [...]

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September 28, 2016

DJI Unveils New Mavic Pro Foldable Drone Starting at $749

Ever wanted to shoot some awesome videos with a drone, but found it too bulky to travel with? Apparently DJI does as the world’s most popular drone maker recently launched their new Mavic Pro drone, which can now fold into the size of a water bottle to take on the go.

Despite the ability to fold, the DJI Mavic Pro isn’t compromising on other features you’ve come to expect from a premium DJI drone. According to DJI, the Mavic Pro will feature an onboard 4K camera stabilized by their smallest 3-axis gimbal ever, 24 computing cores, and dual satellite connection capabilities. Maximum speeds on the DJI Mavic Pro is over 40mph, or 64.8 kph, [...]

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September 28, 2016

EA Releases Battlefield 1 Single Player Trailer and it Looks Amazing

EA recently released a trailer for Battefield 1’s single player campaign mode which is something many fans of the game has been looking forward to.

According to EA, Battlefield 1’s single player campaign will focus on what they call War Stories, or personal stories of different characters with certain skillsets. Some of these characters include a tank crew member, rebel fighter, runner, and fighter pilot. As we can see from even just the short trailer itself, EA’s focus for the single player campaign was to create a cinematic style campaign that allows players to truly experience what the characters are going through in the game.

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September 27, 2016

Nvidia Job Postings Suggest Nvidia GPU Return to Apple Computers

The keen eyes over at Bloomberg recently spotted several job posting from Nvidia which may suggest a return of Nvidia GPUs to Apple computers.

Some of the jobs that were recently posted include “METAL COMPUTER AND OPENCL SOFTWARE ENGINEER – MAC“, “METAL AND OPENGL SOFTWARE ENGINEER – MAC“, and “SENIOR SYSTEM SOFTWARE ENGINEER“. According to Bloomberg, one of the jobs even says that the successful applicant will “help produce the next revolutionary Apple products.”, “working in partnership with Apple”, and writing code that will “define and shape the future” of graphics software on [...]

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September 27, 2016

Razer Announces DeathAdder Elite Gaming Mouse, Packs 16,000 DPI Razer 5G Optical Sensor

According to a recent announcement, Razer is adding a new DeathAdder to the family and it’s shaping up to be the best DeathAdder we’ve seen to date.

Called the Razer DeathAdder Elite, the new Razer flagship gaming mouse features Razer’s 5G Optical Sensor which tracks up to 16,000 DPI (Dots Per Inch) at 450 IPS (Inches Per Square). While the Razer DeathAdder lineup has always had fantastic sensors, Razer claims that this new sensor sets a new standard for the industry with a resolution accuracy of 99.4%, the highest ever recorded in a gaming mouse.

The Razer DeathAdder Elite will also be the first Razer mouse to feature Razer Mechanical [...]

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