Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 636 SoC
Published in Processors


Support for FHD+ displays and Quick Charge 4

At its 4G/5G Summit, currently held in Hong Kong, Qualcomm also unveiled its newest Snapdragon 636 SoC, a mid-range chipset with octa-core Kryo 260 CPU part, Adreno 509 GPU, support for FHD+ displays, X12 LTE modem and Quick Charge 4.

Qualcomm announced first 5G data call
Published in Mobiles


Shows a 5G prototype phone

It looks like things are shaping up nicely for the beginning of the 5G era. Qualcomm has confirmed that it shrank the 5G device to the phone form factor and has it up and running.

Foxconn improves iPhone X yields
Published in Mobiles


Almost getting it to work

The problems that Foxconn is having with the iPhone X which have caused delays are starting to improve and apparently there are some starting to ship.

AMD preparing AGESA 1.0.0.7 update
Published in Motherboards


Better support for future CPUs

According to the latest report, it appears that AMD is hard at work on its new AGESA 1.0.0.7 update which should pave the way for upcoming AM4 processors, like the Raven Ridge APUs and the Pinnacle Ridge CPUs.

Apple fanboys spurn iPhone 8
Published in Mobiles


The iPhone 7 is just as good

The fruity cargo cult Apple is facing its first serious religious schism as fanboys reject the religion’s central premise that you must upgrade your expensive phone every year.

Essential sued by Keyssa
Published in Mobiles

 
Trade secrets were stolen

Keyssa, a wireless technology company backed by iPod creator and Nest founder Tony Fadell has filed a lawsuit against Essential claiming that the outfit nicked trade secrets and breached their nondisclosure agreement.

Microsoft focuses on speed in the new Xbox One update
Published in Games


All about simplicity


Microsoft has released the next big "Fall" update for the Xbox One with speed improvements and chances to make the home page simpler.

G.Skill unveils Trident Z DDR4-4266 32GB memory kit
Published in Memory


Four modules based on Samsung B-die ICs

G.Skill has shown off its latest quad-channel memory kit that will be a part of the Trident Z RGB series and run at 4266MHz.

Apple ordered to pay VirnetX $439.7 million
Published in News


Nicked four patents then hacked off the judge

Fruity cargo cult Apple has been ordered to pay $439.7 million for nicking the tech in four patents in FaceTime and other iOS apps.

Wi-Fi security protocol borked
Published in News


Easy to hack

The security protocol used to protect the vast majority of wi-fi connections is borked and wireless internet traffic is a doddle to attack