Taiwan’s smartphone sales decline
Published in News


Lower than expected results


Shipments of smartphones by Taiwan-based brand vendors and handset ODMs showed a surprise fall.

Asustek is doing well
Published in Notebooks


Back to black 

Asustek has reported net profits of $187.75 million for the third quarter of 2016, up 45 percent on the last quarter and 42 percent on last year.  This could be a sign that the bad-old-days of poor PC sales are fading.

Samsung buys Harman to get into the car market
Published in News


Everyone wants to be there, anything is better than smartphones

Maker of flaming smartphones, Samsung, has agreed to buy Harman which makes bits for connected cars.

Google wants to outlaw proprietary USB-C fast-charging
Published in Mobiles


Everyone must use the same cables


Earlier last week, we wrote that 28W fast-charging has made its rounds into the smartphone market with companies such as Qualcomm and Huawei preparing new USB-C charging accessories to charge devices between 55 and 70 percent in under 30 minutes.

Snapchat spectacles are out
Published in Wearables


Cost $130 but you cannot buy it

Remember Google Glasses? Well, Snapchat thinks it is a good idea to bring a similar concept and the company just started selling its Snapchat spectacles for $130, with a catch. 

Nvidia is finally not just a GPU company
Published in Graphics


There is more to life than pixels

Nvidia just announced its fiscal Q3 2017 (not a typo Ed.) and the company reported record revenue of $2 billion, up 54 percent from a year ago. This is finally proof that Nvidia is more than a GPU outfit, as it finally expanded beyond its core business - gaming and professional graphics.

Intel HEDT Skylake-X desktop platform detailed
Published in Processors


The Basin Falls platform with Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X

The newest leaked documents reveal a few more details about Intel's next high-end desktop (HEDT) platform that will include both Kaby Lake-X and Skylake-X CPUs and be a part of the Basin Falls X-series platform.

Spotify is an SSD vampire
Published in News


Reducing the lifespan of the drive

A new report has warned that Spotify could be borking the lifespan of your SSD.

Oculus launches asynchronous spacewarp
Published in Wearables


Rift running on cheaper PC


Oculus has released new technology which will allow you to run the Rift VR headset on much lower-specced hardware.

How to take control of a city’s light
Published in News


Use one IoT to infect another

Insecurity experts have demonstrated a system which could be used to infect every intelligent lightbulb in a city with malware.