HTC 10's first update brings needed camera improvements
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1.30.401.1 improves camera, Wi-Fi and system stability

HTC’s tenth-generation flagship smartphone, the HTC 10, just received its first major software update, now giving users a significantly better photo capturing experience in low-light settings, a wider HDR light range sensitivity, improved Wi-Fi performance via Smart MIMO and removal of “purple noise” in Pro Mode.

Samsung cranks up third gen FinFET process
Published in Processors


Lower electricity and cheaper

Samsung Electronics is introducing a third 14-nano FinFET system semiconductor process that has lower electricity consumption and production cost than previous cost.

Oculus officially blesses VR ready PCs
Published in Wearables


Certified Rift-ready bundles


Oculus has officially blessed PCs that can handle the VR requirements for its AR specs.

Chrome topples Microsoft as Browser King
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All roads lead to Chrome

Microsoft has been dethroned as the leader of the competitive web browser market by Google's Chrome.

Intel scraps Broxton
Published in Processors


Also kills off SoFIA mobile SoCs

Intel has scrapped development of the Broxton Atom processor family. For those who came in late, this was the chip which was supposed to put Intel into high-end smartphones and tablets.

AMD puts up Polaris page
Published in Graphics


Reveals a few pics of the new chips

AMD has started its PR war to establish its Polaris Architecture by putting up a webpage to sign the architecture’s praises which shows a few shots of the new chips.

Google faces first EU fine
Published in News


No deal in site

Google is heading for a huge European Union antitrust fine this year and it does not seem to have come up with a face-saving deal.

Weasel or marten shuts down the Large Hadron Collider
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Either that or a time traveller from the future, trying to stop it

A weasel is believed to have bought the Large Hadron Collider to its knees and delayed the project’s attempt at opening a vortex in time and space and bringing an end to the world as we know it.

Upcoming Radeon R9 480X may be a sweet, affordable deal for VR PCs
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Midrange AMD GPU may feature $349 price point


If we look at the history of AMD's Radeon R9 GPU lineup, most of the midrange cards released between October 2013 and June 2015 have been priced between $299 (Radeon R9 280X) and $329 (Radeon R9 390) for the 28-nanometer bracket between 2048 and 2560 shaders and a 6GHz effective GDDR5 memory clock. Starting earlier this summer, AMD could be preparing to deliver Geforce GTX 980 Ti performance at an affordability ratio just above Radeon R9 390's launch price.

American city maps using collective data analysis now on display
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Between now and September


In the second week of April, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Maine announced it will be the first to present data-mining and information visualization artist R. Luke DuBois’ work in a solo exhibition running now until the beginning of September. The New York-based artist has quite an impressive lineup of work that uses data analysis from census information and other online information troves to paint visually-intriguing portraits of the words that have defined American life throughout the past fifty years.