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October 16, 2017

Microsoft’s Latest Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Now Available

The next major feature update for Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system is here.

The Windows 10 Fall Creator’s Update brings a long list of improvements and new features. Finally integrated is the long-promised desktop chat integration for contacts from LinkedIn and Skype, as well as a new Android and iPhone linking feature. You won’t be able to respond to text messages, but you’ll be able send browser sessions from your phone directly to your desktop for future viewing.

AR, or Augmented Reality, is also receiving a lot of love. The Fall Creators Update will prepare your system to be AR ready right off the get-go, no setup required. [...]

 
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September 13, 2017

Apple Releases iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus

The 8th gen iPhones are the most speculated iPhones the past 7 years. Today, Apple has officially ended the rumor mill with the official release of the iPhone 8 family consisting of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the peculiar iPhone 8X.

Hate it or love it. All iPhone 8 models feature a glass back construction. It’s sleek as hell and allows for wireless charging, but also slippery in sweaty hands and prone to cracking. Definitely use case if you’re a klutzy. All iPhone 8 models

The key upgrade to the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus is the new 6-core A11 Bionic SoC. This new chip uses two performance cores and four high-efficiency cores. During its [...]

 
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August 23, 2017

Samsung Launches Galaxy Note 8 at Unpacked Event

Samsung recently launched their highly anticipated smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, at their Unpacked event recently held in New York City.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is marks Samsung’s first return to the Galaxy Note series after the massive failure of the Galaxy Note 7, a smartphone that was plagued with battery issues resulting in Samsung completely pulling the smartphone only a few months after its initial introduction.

As expected, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is packed with some of the latest features available to modern smartphones including its hallmark feature, the 6.3-inch 2960×1440 resolution Super AMOLED “Infinity [...]

 
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August 3, 2017

Razer Hammerhead BT Review

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When it comes to gaming peripherals, everyone knows that Razer makes some of the best and given that most gaming peripherals can be used in everyday life, the company naturally branched out to create gamer inspired lifestyle gear. One such line of products is the Razer Hammerhead line of in-ear headphones which we were fairly impressed with when we reviewed it way back in 2013.

Naturally, given the success of the Hammerhead series, Razer released a new Bluetooth version, the Hammerhead BT which we’ll be reviewing today.

Razer Hammerhead BT SpecificationsManufacturer RazerModel Hammerhead BTType In-EarInterface Bluetooth 4.1 + [...]
 
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July 7, 2017

Qualcomm Sues Apple, Seeks Ban on iPhone Sales

The ongoing legal battle between Qualcomm and Apple is getting hotter by the day. According to a recent announcement by Qualcomm, the company filed a Patent Infringement Complaint against Apple, alleging that Apple breached six Qualcomm patents for the iPhone.

Most of the six patents mentioned in the complaint pertains to power saving features of Qualcomm’s baseband processor. In an infographic included with the press release, Qualcomm details each of the six patents and states that Apple have been using these technologies without paying for them.

In the meantime, Qualcomm demands that a Limited Exclusion Order (LEO) to be issued to Apple. The [...]

 
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July 6, 2017

Apple Taps Samsung for iPhone 8 3D NAND Shortfall

Apple and Samsung aren’t exactly on the best terms, but sometimes you just have to set aside your differences to ensure that you’ll have enough NAND to produce your next generation of iPhones.

According to a recent report by Digitimes, Apple suppliers SK Hynix and Toshiba are both experiencing bad yields on their 3D NAND resulting in a shortfall of as much as 30%. In order to ensure an adequate supply of NAND, Apple has reportedly turned to Samsung which not only has relatively good 3D NAND yields, but also has the manufacturing capability to handle the increased demand.

Due to poor yields, global supply of NAND is expected to remain constricted [...]

 
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May 9, 2017

iPhone 8 on Schedule for September-October Launch

Apple’s iPhone 8 is on track to launch in September and go on sale in October, according to a recent report by Economic Daily News.

This new statement contradicts previous beliefs that the iPhone 8 will be delayed due to poor yields of the OLED displays. Analysts predicted that the iPhone production will be severely hampered by supply after the initial launch.

Newly improved production yield rates have seemingly resolved this issue. Volume production of components will ramp up in June. iPhone manufacturing companies including Foxconn, Winston, and Pegatron are also aggressively recruiting and training new workers to prepare for the production of new [...]

 
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April 25, 2017

Google Maps Now Remembers Where You Parked

Don’t you hate it when you park your car and completely forget where you parked it just three hours later? Or do you suffer from constantly forgetting how much time is left in the meter? Google Maps can now remember this information so you don’t have to.

For users who’ve updated to the latest version of Google Maps, all you have to do is tap the blue dot for your location then tap “Save your parking” when you leave your car. Google Maps will respond by pinning a blue dot on your map, indicating where your car’s located. You can also tap on the blue dot to insert additional details such as which level and which spot you’ve [...]

 
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April 3, 2017

Apple to End GPU Licensing Deal with Imagination Technologies

 

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 [...]

 
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March 17, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 May Feature 1000FPS Camera

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As Samsung is gearing up to launch the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus at the end of the month, the rumormill is now spinning at full tilt.

The latest rumor regarding the Galaxy S8 and the S8 Plus involves the camera. According to a recent article by ChosunBiz, the new Galaxy S8 camera is supposedly capable of recording at 1000 FPS (Frames Per Second), generating slowmo videos that are unparalleled by other smartphones and even full size point-and-shoot cameras. In order to achieve this, Samsung is said to be adding high-speed DRAM between the image sensor and the circuitry to buffer the frames before they’re offloaded onto [...]

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