Chinese vendors shipped 145.9 million last quarter
Published in Mobiles


More than 44 per cent of the world's total

Beancounters working for Digitimes Research have added up some numbers and divided by their shoe size and worked out that chinese vendors shipped 145.9 million smartphones globally in total during the second quarter of 2016.

Windows Phone Skype will just stop working
Published in Mobiles


Microsoft just does not seem to care any more

Microsoft is being surprisingly callous to those few users who supported its Windows Phone now that Windows 10 mobile is out. It is killing off Windows Phone support for Skype practically overnight.

Apple's tenth-gen flagship iPhone to feature Smart Connector
Published in News


Simultaneous release of standard and "S" models possible


A week ago, we reported that alleged prototypes of Apple’s upcoming tenth-generation smartphones were released in a YouTube video comparing dimensions, features and aesthetics between three new devices.

Panasonic launches lower-cost Ultra HD Blu-ray player
Published in News


Lacks THX certification, analog outputs


Panasonic has just launched a lower-cost version of its flagship DMP-UB900 Ultra HD Blu-ray disc player in Japan, according to a recent listed posting on the company’s Japanese website.

EMV contactless payments are insecure
Published in News


US ATM owners still have time to upgrade


Contactless EMV payment cards have been making their way into the United States for over five years now, with financial services giants like Europay, Mastercard and Visa claiming they offer enhanced protection against fraud and other abuse.

Dell shows off 24-inch S2417DG gaming monitor
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2560x1440, G-SYNC, Ultra Low Motion Blur


On Friday, Dell took the wrapping paper off a 24-inch S2417DG gaming monitor packing 2560x1440 resolution, a variable refresh rate between 30Hz and 165Hz and Nvidia G-SYNC, along with a quick 1ms response time.

Nvidia cancels its next-gen Shield Tablet
Published in Notebooks


Due to business reasons

According to leaked FCC documentation, it appears that Nvidia has decided to cancel its new Shield Tablet, that was earlier spotted in the in the FCC filing.

Quantum Break coming to Steam in September
Published in Games


Not a Windows Store exclusive anymore

It appears that Microsoft finally broke under pressure and will be releasing the Quantum Break game to Steam next month and will also have a special PC version that will be sold in shops.

Xbox outsells PS for the first time
Published in Games


At least in the UK

MIcrosoft's Xbox One has finally overtaken Sony's PS4 – at least in British sales.

Blackberry reduces the pricey Priv again
Published in Mobiles


Testing a lower price band

Blackberry has finally reduced the price of its first android device, the Priv in a move which could be designed to clear stock or an admission that the price was too high in the first place.