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May 17, 2017

Review: Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-04 Chassis


Corsair recently updated their budget case lineup with the new Carbide SPEC-04, the successor to the Carbide SPEC-03. The Carbide SPEC-04 brings an overhauled design and some extra features yet maintain its budget price point.

For our review today, we received the Corsair Carbide SPEC-04 in black however, it will also come in red and yellow as well. Corsair’s Carbide SPEC case series has always had the design language that screamed gaming, but the fourth iteration of the series, the SPEC-04, is quite a bit different. Whereas previous generation SPEC series cases featured an ultra-aggressive design, the new SPEC-04 features a design that’s a bit [...]

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April 8, 2017

Micron, Samsung DRAM Woes Further Constrains DRAM Supply

According to a recent article from Digitimes, two of the world’s largest memory manufacturers may be having a hard time perfecting their sub-20nm DRAM processes. Micron is experiencing low yield rates transitioning into its 1xnm DRAM node, while Samsung had to recently recall a large batch of DRAM modules built on its 18nm process.

Last month, Micron announced that it was planning to spend $1 billion to upgrade its TaiChung fab to 1x nm, aiming to make its chips ready for the market by the end of the year. Due to the lower yields, its products may be delayed.

Samsung on the other hand had to recall more than 100,000 DRAM modules after PC OEMS reported [...]

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March 24, 2017

Samsung to Disable Charging on Recalled Galaxy Note 7 Smartphones

For those of you still holding onto Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s, Samsung recently announced that an upcoming update next month will completely disable charging for the recalled flagship smartphone. Previously, Samsung has already released software updates to limit Galaxy Note 7 charging capacity and has worked with carriers to disable Galaxy Note 7’s from being used on networks. This latest update effectively disables the smartphone.

For those of you living under a rock, the launch of the Galaxy Note 7 was met with a string of incidents where the internal battery caught on fire. In response, Samsung recalled all Note Galaxy Note 7 smartphones and replaced [...]

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January 23, 2017

Samsung Reveals Galaxy Note 7 Battery Explosion Investigation Findings, Implements New 8-Point Battery Safety Check

It looks like the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 debacle is finally coming to a close as Samsung recently held a conference revealing the findings of their investigation as to what caused the popular smartphone’s exploding battery issues leading to its multiple high profile recalls soon after its launch. Samsung also revealed some new plans as to how they plan to ensure that this never happens again.

As one of the highest profile recalls in the consumer tech industry, Samsung went to great lengths to figure out the exact cause of the Note 7’s exploding batteries.

According to President of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business, DJ Koh, [...]

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October 21, 2016

AMD Announces Q3 Earnings – Revenues up 27% Driven by Semi-Custom Sales, GPUs, APUs

AMD recently announced a successful 3Q2015 with revenue up 27% over previous quarter and 23% year over year. According to AMD, the increased revenue is in large part thanks to high demand for its graphics products and record sales from their semi-custom unit.

AMD’s Graphics and Computing segment saw good revenue growth as revenue is up 9% from last quarter and 11% year over year. This is thanks to increased sales of graphics cards and mobile APUs. Enterprise, embedded and semi-custom on the other hand saw much bigger increases in revenue as AMD reported an increase of 41% from last quarter and 31% year over year. This is largely thanks to the new Xbox One S, [...]

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October 19, 2016

Samsung Will Compensate Galaxy Note 7 Component Suppliers as Much as $267 Million

As most of us know by now, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 smartphone has been nothing short of a total failure with Samsung permanently pulling the device off shelves within 2 months after launch. Although Samsung’s brand is on the device, the Note 7 itself isn’t completely produced in house with many of the components coming from outside suppliers. As these suppliers expected the Note 7 to do as much as $17 Billion in sales through its lifecycle, many suppliers have invested heavily into development and production of components designed to be used in the Note 7, which is a problem now as the product has been discontinued.

However according to a new [...]

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October 15, 2016

Amazon Refunding Galaxy Note 7 Accessories Past 30 Day Return Window

Just returned your beloved Samsung Galaxy Note 7? Wondering what to do with those all accessories you blew over $100 on?

Well, if you purchased it from Amazon, return it! According to a recent post on Reddit, Amazon is accepting returns on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 accessories even if they were purchased outside the 30 day return window. According to the Redditor, Amazon is treating Galaxy Note 7 accessories as special cases. Obviously.

I just got off a chat with support for amazon requesting a refund on the wireless charger dock and case I bought for my note 7. I bought them back a week before the phone initially launched and they were both well outside the 30 [...]

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October 12, 2016

Samsung Slashes Q3 Sales, Profit Estimates Following Note 7 Debacle

Looking at recent tech debacles, very few of them can match Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 which according to a recent announcement from Samsung is projected to cost the company between $2.2-$2.4 Billion USD in just this quarter alone.

Previously, Samsung projected consolidated sales of approximately 49 Trillion Korean Won and consolidated operating profit of approximately 7.8 Trillion Korean Won in 3Q2016. However, new guidance released today projects consolidated sales of approximately 47 Trillion Korean Won and consolidated operating profit of approximately 5.2 Trillion Korean Won.

According to Reuters, total revenue loss from damage to the Samsung brand [...]

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October 11, 2016

Samsung Discontinues Galaxy Note 7, Loses $20 Billion Market Cap in a Day

After spending less than two months on the market, Samsung has decided to cut their losses on the Galaxy Note 7. According to a recent filing with South Korean regulators, Samsung will permanently discontinue the phone due to a number of recent incidents where “safe” recalled smartphones continued to overheat and catch on fire.

“Taking our customer’s safety as our highest priority, we have decided to halt sales and production of the Galaxy Note 7”

This comes just a day after Samsung stopped global sales and exchanges on the Note 7 and put a temporary stop on production in order to investigate the cause of the overheating phones. It seems like [...]

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October 10, 2016

Samsung Halts Production of Galaxy Note 7 in Cooperation with Consumer Safety Regulators

In a report from Korea based news agency Yonhap, an anonymous official at a Samsung supplier has told the agency that Samsung has temporarily stopped production of the issue plagued Galaxy Note 7. According to the official, Samsung is halting production in cooperation with consumer safety regulators in South Korea, the United States and China.

Samsung began selling the Galaxy Note 7 on August 19, 2016, but quickly recalled the flagship smartphone within a few weeks after numerous reported instances of the batteries exploding and catching on fire. An official recall on the device was announced in the US on September 15, 2016 where customers were encouraged to [...]

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