Samsung announces mid-range Exynos 7 Octa 7870
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Wednesday, 17 February 2016 04:29

Samsung announces mid-range Exynos 7 Octa 7870


Featured in upcoming second-gen Galaxy J7 (2016)


On Tuesday, Samsung announced the newest member of its Exynos 7 Octa processor lineup, the Exynos 7 Octa 7870. This SoC is built on the company’s 14-nanometer Low-Power-Plus (LPP) FinFET process technology for next-generation midrange smartphones and will compete with Qualcomm’s recently announced 14-nanometer Snapdragon 625 eight-core SoC.

ASUS quietly launches 28-inch MG28UQ 4K gaming monitor
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1ms refresh rate, VESA Adaptive Sync, HDMI 2.0


On Tuesday, ASUS quietly launched the 28-inch MG28UQ, a new 28-inch 4K 3840x2160p 16:9 gaming monitor with rapid 1-millisecond response time to eliminate artifacts and ghosting.

Recent Taiwan earthquake impact larger than expected
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Damage to Fab 14 may affect iPhone 7 production

A recent 6.4-magnitude earthquake in the southern Taiwan region that killed at least 116 people was originally expected to have a less than 1 percent impact on semiconductor manufacturing in the region. TSMC now expects to have an impact above 1 percent, according to an updated report from DigiTimes.

Samsung brings Android 6.0 Marshmallow to Galaxy S6 lineup
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Other Galaxy devices to follow soon


On Monday, Samsung brought its current flagship Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones into the modern era with updates for Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to each device, according to a company press release.

Samsung Galaxy S7 is waterproof after all
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Tuesday, 16 February 2016 08:22

Samsung Galaxy S7 is waterproof after all


Also features wireless charging

A recent leak from Samsung’s Indonesia branch has just given reason to suggest that the company’s soon to be announced Galaxy S7 flagship smartphone will be completely waterproof and will include wireless charging.

Tesla quietly raises prices on servicing plans
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Ends warranty, servicing transfers for used vehicles


On Sunday, electric automotive manufacturer Tesla quietly raised prices on its post-purchase servicing options, including the annual maintenance prices of servicing its Model S and Model X vehicles. The company also announced a ban on the transfer of factory extended warranties and prepaid servicing packages to buyers of used Tesla vehicles.

AT&T 5G LTE field trials start in Q2 2016
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Saturday, 13 February 2016 05:53

AT&T 5G LTE field trials start in Q2 2016


Deployment by 2020


AT&T, the second largest wireless carrier in the United States (as of Q4 2015) and the nation’s second largest advertiser (as of Q1 2016), has just announced that it will begin trials of fifth-generation 5G LTE service later this summer, with the possibility of limited commercial deployments in the first months of 2017.

First footage from 8K RED WEAPON Vista Vision camera shows up
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Full-frame, 8192x4320p, up to 75fps with 70mm lenses

At the end of January 2016, the first RED WEAPON 6K Magnesium cameras began shipping to professional videographers worldwide, a few months after the first RED 6K Woven Carbon Fiber and Forged Carbon Fiber hit the streets. The Irvine, California-based company then released its flagship RED WEAPON 8K Vista Vision camera at the end of 2015. Now, we have some of the first original footage from its 8K 35mm flagship at the smoothness of full-frame, ultra-high 32-megapixel resolution.

Italian researcher is first to spot gravitational waves
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Discovery may become top pick for Nobel Prize in Physics

As some have heard by now, there was a major discovery in the world of science today that has been labeled perhaps “one of the biggest advancements of the past few decades.” A key prediction of Einstein’s general theory of relativity was essentially verified by the discovery of “gravitational waves” from the merger of two black holes coalescing in deep space. An Italian researcher working in Germany last fall has been named the first person on earth to spot their existence.

Sony to make its own 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players soon
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Will launch before the company's next fiscal year

As the physical 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player market stands, there are currently only three competitors vying for the dollars of hungry consumers wishing to invest into the latest Ultra High Definition disc format - Samsung, Philips and Panasonic. According to recent news, Sony wants to make itself the fourth major brand name and wants to do this no later than March of 2017.