According to a recent announcement, Apple intends to end a licensing deal with UK chip designer Imagination Technologies, a company that has supplied Apple with its PowerVR GPU license for many years.
In 15 to 24 months, Apple claims that their mobile devices such as the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iWatch, etc. will no longer use intellectual property from Imagination Technologies. Apple’s new direction means that Imagination would lose out on a massive amount of royalties.
Despite Apple’s announcement, Imagination Technologies believes that Apple would find it difficult to circumvent its patents and believes that even if Apple [...]
Monitoring your home while you’re away is about to get easier thanks to D-Link’s new Omna 180 Cam HD.
According to the announcement, the D-Link Omna will be one of the very few home cameras that will feature up to a 180° ultra-wide field of view. Most solutions are restricted to 120° which either requires the camera to rotate or suffer limited vision.
Behind the ultra-wide 180° lens is a 1080p sensor which ensures that the camera records with clarity and a set of IR LEDs lets you see up to 16 feet in complete darkness. A built-in microphone allows for easy two-way communication and motion detection alerts you when things get [...]
At CES 2017, AZIO is spicing up the keyboard market with some eccentric keyboard designs.
AZIO Retro 2 Mechanical Keyboard
Say what you want, but Azio’s MK Retro 2 sports the most interesting keyboard designed we’ve seen at CES 2017. The Retro 2 is inspired by the vintage design of the timeless typewriter and sporting the tactile Kailh Blue switches, the keyboard simulates the tactile feel and the sound as well. The Khail Blue switches on the Retro 2 have custom mounts with the LED embedded directly in the center. Though this design does help with lighting distribution, it also means that it’s incompatible with standard Cherry MX [...]
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.
EnterpriseNext from Deloitte [...]
After recently launching their Mechanical Keybard Case for the iPad Pro using all new low profile mechanical switches, Razer recently announced the new Ornata gaming keyboard armed with Razer’s new Mecha-Membrane switches.
According to Razer, their new Mecha-Membrane switches are a hybrid between the typical membrane switch and the mechanical switch.
Designed to combine the most desirable traits of membrane rubber dome design with the merits of mechanical keyboard technology, the Razer Mecha-Membrane delivers both a soft, cushioned touch and a crisp, tactile click with each keystroke.
Along with the new Mecha-Membrane switches, the [...]
Bloomberg recently reported that Apple may be completely redesigning the MacBook Pro for the first time in 4 years.
According to Bloomberg sources familiar with the matter, the new MacBook Pro will be thinner, include a new touch screen strip for function keys, USB Type-C ports, fingerprint scanner, and a more powerful graphics card likely based on AMD’s latest Polaris GPU. Apple is redesigning their MacBook Pros at a time when iPad and iPhone sales are down as consumers are waiting longer to upgrade devices.
Apple is also expected launching their new Mac OS Sierra operating system this fall, which may coincide with the MacBook Pro launch. The new [...]
Ever since I laid my hands on a mechanical keyboard several years ago, I was hooked. Today, almost every keyboard I own is mechanical with the exception of the keyboard on my laptop and a Bluetooth keyboard I use from time to time with my HTPC or tablet. Wouldn’t it be great if everything could be mechanical? I sure think so and Razer seems to think so as well.
Several weeks ago, Razer introduced their new Ultra Low-Profile Mechanical Switches which attempts to solve one of the biggest hurdles to mechanical switches being implemented in portable applications – size. Up until this point, mechanical [...]
Several years ago, Razer developed and adopted their own mechanical keyboard switches for their mechanical keyboard lineup. While Razer switches gave Razer far more control over their product and likely helped reduce costs in the process, Razer’s switches still largely imitated the designs of Cherry MX switches and aside from the switches being called Razer switches, it didn’t offer much benefit for the consumer.
Capitalizing on their switch development experience however, Razer recently introduced their new ultra-low profile switch which is designed to carry the same click and tactile feel of a Razer Green switch, but comes in significantly smaller [...]
According to a recent press release from SteelSeries, the SteelSeries Stratus Wireless Gaming Controller is now available.
The SteelSeries Stratus, which we’ve recently checked out at CES 2014, is the long awaited update to the SteelSeries Free and unlike the SteelSeries Free’s limitations in iOS, the SteelSeries Stratus is is now fully MFi approved to work with the iOS platform. As a throwback to old-school controllers, the SteelSeries Stratus features a classic gamepad layout including 8 pressure sensitive buttons, dual analogue sticks, four way d-pad, and 10+ hours of battery life. It also comes with a cover that doubles as an extended grip when [...]
Here at CES 2014, we had the opportunity of checking out two of SteelSeries’ latest gaming peripherals – the Stratus Wireless Gaming Controller and the Sensei Wireless Gaming Mouse.
The Stratus is SteelSeries latest attempt at wooing the hearts of mobile gamers. Designed for mobile use and MFi approved for use with iOS devices (iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, etc), the Stratus is looking to bring a whole new level of control experience to mobile devices. Its features include pressure sensitive buttons, dual analogue sticks, and 10+ hours of battery life. The Stratus uses Bluetooth to connect to your device and supports up to four players on one device. It also [...]