Nvidia's full Geforce Pascal lineup device hardware IDs revealed
Published in Graphics


Includes Geforce GTX 1080 Ti, new Titan, Quadro and Tesla GPUs


On Wednesday, the folks at AIDA64 released a complete list of the device hardware IDs that Nvidia will use for its upcoming Geforce 10 Pascal lineup in both mobile and desktop GPUs. The list confirms the existence of GP102, a chip the company has likely reserved for Geforce GTX 1080 Ti, a refreshed Geforce Titan series, and a few new Quadro and Tesla GPUs all expected for release several months from now.

High-quality random numbers can now be computed with much less effort
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A big win for encryption, more efficient complex simulations

Last week, computer scientist researchers at the University of Texas at Austin published a draft paper describing a new, more efficient way of generating truly random numbers that can be used everyday encryption situations like mobile banking, statistics, electronic voting and complex simulations, among other applications.

Samsung unveils 5.7-inch 2560x1440p foldable display
Published in Mobiles


To be featured in upcoming foldable Galaxy lineup


On Tuesday, an image of Samsung’s upcoming foldable 5.7-inch AMOLED display made headlines overseas while the company is getting prepared to unveil a lineup of new foldable and rollable OLED displays this week at Display Week 2016 in San Francisco. 

Apple requests up to 78 million iPhone 7 units by year's end
Published in Mobiles


Last year Apple requested between 85 and 90 milion


According to a new report from Taiwan’s Economic Daily Times, fruit-themed giant Apple may be ordering several million more units of its tenth-generation iPhone units than previously expected by Wall Street investors. Asian news outlets are claiming this is the highest production target the company has set since the initial shipments iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units were manufactured in 2014.

Conexant introduces USB Type-C Digital Audio chips
Published in Mobiles

Aims to replace 3.5mm audio jack in smartphones and tablets

Last month at Intel’s 2016 Developer Forum in Shenzhen, China, the chip giant proposed a broad market transition to remove all 3.5mm audio jacks from the phone and tablet industry and gradually replace them with USB-based audio solutions and Conexant has become the first partner company to embrace the standard with its announcement of two new audio chips, the CX20985 and the CX20899.

Apple's next iPhone will include 256GB storage option
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16GB, 64GB and 256GB SanDisk NAND flash options

On Monday, some new images surfaced of the dual-lens rear camera and various NAND flash storage modules that Apple intends to use in its tenth-generation iPhone lineup. Previous rumors have suggested that the company would be migrating to a 256GB storage option on its flagship iPhone 7, and the new images now appear to confirm this transition.

Google's Chromebook platform will not be "online-only" anymore
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Android app support comes to Chrome OS

On Thursday, Google announced that its Play Store will now be integrated into Chrome OS, giving all of Google’s Chromebook users instant access to the entire catalog of 1.5 million Android apps. This is a strategic horizontal decision that could potentially give much more value to the company’s cloud-centered OS for students, developers, low-income users and anyone interested in a lightweight, affordable computing option.

Google makes major leap forward with new Tensor Processing Unit
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Accelerator will move Moore’s Law forward by seven years

On Wednesday at Google’s annual I/O developer conference in Mountain View, California, the company went forward and announced a revolutionary new processing accelerator unit for machine learning that is now expected to move a recently-slowing Moore’s Law forward by at least three chip generations, or seven years.

Microsoft's second-gen Surface Book reportedly delayed
Published in Notebooks


Surface Book 2 will include 4K display, Thunderbolt 3 port


On Thursday, sources within Microsoft’s upstream supply chain have reported that the second-generation refresh to the company’s Surface Book is expected to be delayed. The sources cited “design issues” for the launch setback, indicating that the company could be preparing to redesign some critical areas to the final consumer product before launch.

Nvidia 8-inch Tegra X1 Shield tablet appears in FCC filing
Published in Mobiles


Scores 134,000 in AnTuTu benchmark, over 3x higher than Tegra K1


On Wednesday, a new Nvidia filing with the FCC surfaced online that shows a new 8-inch device closely resembling the current Shield and Shield K1 tablets based on Kepler GK20A GPUs. The tablet was filed as an application for “SHIELD Tablet” and is expected to feature Nvidia’s newer Maxwell-based GM20B GPU and is based on the Tegra X1 chip, complete with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.