Leaked slides warn of Vega delays
Published in Graphics

May not be here until the first half of 2017

A batch of slides from an AMD investor presentation suggests that the outfit has put the brakes on Vega cards for the enthusiast market.

Axiomtek releases a Skylake fanless PC
Published in Notebooks

Ultra-low powered palm-sized

Axiomtek has released a new eBOX560-500-FL, which is an Intel Skylake-based fanless, palm-sized embedded system with a full-featured I/O interface.

Samsung's China adapted features on Jumbo phone paying off
Published in Mobiles

Wants to get the inside trouser measurement of the market

Samsung’s adding tailor-made features to its large-screen Galaxy Note 7 are causing the phone to be a sensation in China.

Rumors that Intel will make Apple’s chips gain momentum
Published in Processors

But not until at least 2018

It is starting to look like the rumors that Intel is going to start making Apple’s mobile chip are actually true – despite a lack of official confirmation from anyone.

Apple rewards Tim Cook’s lacklustre performance
Published in News

27 percent drop in profits and nothing new coming is worth a bonus

Apple may not have invented anything new for years, be watching its cash cow die with no replacement, but that has not stopped Tim Cook trousering a huge cash bonus this year.

Pegatron denies China Watch claims
Published in News

We don't break Apple's 60 hours per week maximum

Chinese Apple partner Pegatron has denied breaking the 60 hour work week set by Jobs' Mob.

Fossil sexy Android wear available
Published in Wearables

Selling for $/€ 295 + $/€ 315

Fossil has launched  updated Android Wear watches and started to sell them. Most of the models use a 45mm case size and they have an unknown SoC but an educated guess suggests it would not be a surprise if it features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100. 

Xbox One S Wi-Fi comes from MediaTeK
Published in Games

2.4 and 5GHz and even 802.11ac

MediaTek has some decent network products and Asus and Xiaomi have a few midrange routers based on its SoC (system on a chip). Now it looks likely that Microsoft’s One S will use two MediaTek SoCs for  wireless connectivity. 

Samsung announces three quantum-dot curved gaming panels
Published in News

1800R and 1500R curvature, 125 percent of sRGB color spectrum

On Monday, Samsung announced three  additions to its PC display panel lineup featuring the first Quantum Dot materials that the company has ever applied outside of its TV lineup.

Apple iPhone production forecast drops from 84 to 74 million
Published in Mobiles

Panel orders drop by 20 percent, chip orders by 15 percent

On Friday, the Nikkei Asian Review journal published a story hinting that some of Apple’s part suppliers in the iPhone supply chain are still trying to fix low yield rates of their components. Some forecasts are now cutting total iPhone production for the July to December period by five percent, from 120 million down to 114 million.