AMD's Zen-based Summit Ridge CPUs to be branded as Ryzen
Published in Processors


Summit Ridge coming in Q1 2017

A set of leaked slides confirms that AMD has decided to brand its upcoming Zen-based Summit Ridge AM4 CPUs as Ryzen and these should be coming in Q1 2017.

Daydream VR gets Netflix support
Published in Graphics


Makes it more useful

Netflix is now available for Google’s Daydream VR platform. The app supports HBM and Hulu too. 

Windows 10 demo was on Snapdragon 821
Published in Mobiles


Qualcomm president confirms multiple chipset support
 

Just five days ago, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 has full support for Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs and everyone jumped to the conclusion expecting that only the Snapdragon 835 and the future SoCs are supported. It turns out that the device on stage was based on Snapdragon 821 confirming that Windows 10 runs on the current generation too.

Google decides steering wheels do matter
Published in News


Fleet with human controls coming next year


According to people familiar with Alphabet Inc.’s plans, Google has recently dropped its plans to develop a modern yet controversial self-driving vehicle without manual control mechanisms, including a steering wheel or brakes.

AMD Vega handles Doom like a champ
Published in Graphics


Hits almost 70 FPS at 4K/UHD

AMD's next-generation Vega GPU is coming soon and according to the newest information, it packs enough punch to run Doom at 4K/UHD resolution at almost 70 FPS.

Cooler Master also unveils MasterBox 5t PC case
Published in News


A budget-oriented PC case

In addition to the earlier announced MasterCase Maker 5t PC case, which is a high-end PC case aimed at enthusiast and high-end gamers, Cooler Master has also unveiled a more budget-oriented MasterBox 5t PC case which is based on the earlier available MasterBox 5 PC case.

Intel Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X CPUs could be coming in Q3 2017
Published in Processors


With launch expected at Gamescom 2017

According to a fresh report, Intel's Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X series CPUs could be coming in Q3 2017, or just in time for Gamescom 2017, which should open its doors on 22nd of August next year.

German spies fear another Putin “fake news” campaign
Published in News

Putting in another government he likes

German spooks are worried that after Tsar Putin’s hackers managed to get Donald “Prince of Orange” Trump elected, he is about to use them to select a German government which will do what he tells them.

Foxconn and Sharp set-up TV factory in China
Published in Graphics


Japan a bit too pricey 

Foxconn and Sharp are to set up a $6.95 billion10.5G or 11G LCD TV panel factory in China.  Needless to say Foxconn is stumping up most of the cash and Sharp is to providing the manufacturing technology.

Magic Leap jumps to damage control mode
Published in Wearables


Augmented reality not going as well as hoped

While augmented reality outfit Magic leap has managed to keep its product mostly hyped and secretive, it appears that a critical report has leaked out forcing the company to go into damage limitation mode.