Fitbit solves its first murder
Published in Wearables


Accused would have gotten away with it but for pesky tracker

Connecticut man accused in his wife's murder might have gotten away with it — if not for the victim's pesky Fitbit fitness tracker.

Nvidia releases Geforce 381.89 Game Ready driver
Published in Graphics


Driver-level optimizations and some bug fixes

Nvidia has released its latest Geforce 381.89 Game Ready driver which should provide optimal gaming and VR experience for some new games and fix some bugs.

Samsung's facial recognition not ready for mobile payments
Published in Mobiles


Feature can be easily manipulated versus a traditional PIN entry

Samsung’s facial recognition technology for its Galaxy smartphone series is at least four years away from practical use with mobile payment apps, according to at least one company official.

Windows 10 Creators Update on 10 percent of updated PCs
Published in News


Out of ten vendors, Microsoft and MSI lead the pack

According to the latest report from AdDuplex, which collects statistics from Windows 10 machines, only 10 percent of eligible PCs have the Creators Update (version 1703) installed, while 82.1 percent are on the Anniversary Update (version 1607) released last summer.

Verizon outbids AT&T for 5G spectrum by $200 million
Published in News


AT&T has five days to match or exceed new offer


Earlier this month, AT&T announced a $1.6 billion bid for Straight Path Communications, a company holding a portfolio of 5G millimeter-wave spectrum licenses.

AT&T launches fake 5G network for Galaxy S8 users
Published in Mobiles


Launching in over 20 metro areas in 2017


In a press release issued on Tuesday, AT&T announced that it is rolling out a faster network in select metro areas called “5G Evolution” for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ users. However, closer investigation reveals a keen old marketing scheme to rebrand its existing LTE-Advanced network with higher speeds under the 5G name.

MediaTek to post slower than expected growth in Q2
Published in News


Growth outlook of 10 to 15 percent 


MediaTek, the Taiwan-based fabless semiconductor company known for its system-on-chip solutions in smartphone and home theater equipment, is expected to post slower than expected growth for Q2 2017 based on a slightly less-optimistic outlook from market observers.

Samsung readies MRAM
Published in Memory


Fast RAM out on an electron spin

Samsung is about to apply MRAM to its system semiconductor foundry services.

iPhone 7 ships with glitch feature
Published in Mobiles


Every fanboy wants it 


Apple fanboys owners have been counting themselves lucky to find another feature in their iPhone 7 which causes the device to hang for a few seconds before it restarts the mobile operating system.

Samsung prepares 10nm Low Power Plus
Published in Processors


To manufacture future 10nm SoCs

The first 10nm SoC announced was the Snapdragon 835 and Samsung also followed on with its own Exynos 8895. They were both manufactured in 10nm LPE (Low Power Early) process and Samsung is now getting ready to launch Low Power Plus.