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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 printers.

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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, and flight time [...]

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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 28, 2016

Review: ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1070 AMP! Graphics Card

ZOTAC AMPs it up!

When NVIDIA first announced the Pascal-based GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 graphics cards back in May, it was very clear that they had a pair of winners on their hands. Fast forward four months to today, and it seems that the company is still commanding the high-end GPU market with no competition expected from rival AMD until early-2017. With that in mind, anyone in the market for a high-end graphics card really only has two options – the GeForce GTX 1080 or the GeForce GTX 1070.

Today, we’re taking a look at the latter or more specifically, the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1070 AMP! ZOTAC is a company who’ve been producing GeForce graphics cards for [...]

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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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September 27, 2016

OCZ Announces TL100 Entry Level SATA SSD, Starting at $44.99

OCZ recently announced the TL100 SSD designed for the entry level. Powered by TLC NAND, the OCZ TL100 is a SATA based SSD which will be available in capacities of only 120GB and 240GB, and will feature performance up to 550MB/s sequential reads and 530MB/s sequential writes. Both drives will also feature 4K random read and write performance up to 85,000 IOPS and 80,000 IOPS respectively.

“The Toshiba OCZ TL100 SATA SSD series demonstrates that “value” doesn’t have to mean end-users need to sacrifice performance or quality,” said Alex Mei, VP of Marketing, Consumer SSDs & Storage Outbound Marketing at Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. “As an affordable [...]

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September 27, 2016

Senior Samsung Employee Arrested for Allegedly Selling Secrets to Chinese

It’s no secret that China isn’t afraid to spend big to acquire technology and that kind of money can sometimes test your loyalty especially if you happen to be an employee with access to some very valuable technology.

Case in point. A recent report from Korean site Daum recently reported that a Senior Samsung LSI employee by the name of Mr. Lee was recently arrested on suspicions that he was attempting to sell confidential information on Samsung phone technology to competitors in China. This includes information about Samsung’s 14nm and 10nm fabrication process which is important for not only their smartphone technology, but also in their foundry [...]

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September 27, 2016

IHS Analyst Predicts New Apple MacBook Pro, MacBook Air Coming October 2016

Last month, we heard rumblings in the industry that Apple may be launching a complete redesign of the MacBook Pro for the first time in 4 years. Since then we haven’t heard much about the rumored notebook launch despite Apple launching the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus earlier this month.

That said, in a recent interview by Forbes, Director of Tablet and Notebook PCs at IHS Market Technology, Rhonda Alexander believes that not only will a there be a refresh of the 13.3″ and 15.3″ MacBook Pro, but the 13.3″ MacBook Air will be refreshed as well. According to Alexander, production of these laptops already started in calendar 2Q2016 and the products are [...]

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September 27, 2016

YouTube Announces New YouTube Go App – Fast, Data Friendly, Offline Compatible

YouTube is without a doubt the world’s largest video streaming and hosting service, and to get to being the world’s largest, you have to make sure that anyone who wants to watch a video on YouTube has a way to do so.

As such, YouTube recently revealed a new app they’ve been working on, creatively dubbed YouTube Go which has several features that will allow viewers to not only find better video, but also watch it and share it even with limited or datacapped internet connectivity.

According to YouTube, some of the most notable features are:

YouTube Go’s homescreen will feature trending and popular videos in your area YouTube Go will [...]
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September 27, 2016

Snap Unveils Spectacles for Easy First Person Snapchatting

Highly popular social media app Snapchat recently re-branded themselves as Snap and their latest product may explain why.

According to a recent announcement, Snap unveiled Spectacles which is a pair of well, spectacles with a built in camera that can be used with the Snapchat app to easily allow users to create first person Snaps. In order to do this, Snap Spectacles features an onboard videocamera equipped with a 115 degree lens mounted near your right eye. In order to record, simply tap a button near your left eye to start a 10-second Snap. As you’re recording, a yellow ring of lights near your left eye will let others know that you’re Snapping. Then the [...]

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September 27, 2016

New Rumors Emerge on AMD Vega 10, 11, 20 and Navi 10, 11 GPUs – Vega 20 Could Feature 7nm Process

New rumors are emerging thanks to the guys over at Videocardz who claim to have gotten hold of some internal roadmaps from AMD servers. While the roadmaps themselves weren’t published, some of the juicy information which spans the Vega lineup beyond 2017 as well as the upcoming Navi architecture were.

 

AMD Vega 10

AMD Vega 10 is AMD’s upcoming flagship GPU which is expected sell alongside AMD’s current Polaris 10, 11 based graphics cards (RX480, RX470, RX460). Although AMD had previously announced that it would be coming sometime in 1H2017, which usually means at the end of 2Q, new information suggests that it may release ahead of [...]

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