AMD Zen to come in three product tiers
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 22 November 2016 08:41

AMD Zen to come in three product tiers


“Easily clocked” to 4.2GHz with standard air or liquid cooling


Last week, two Chinese sources revealed some details regarding the naming schemes and potential pricing of AMD’s upcoming Zen-based desktop processor lineup, codenamed “Summit Ridge”.

Apple to replace faulty iPhone 6S batteries
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 21 November 2016 06:29

Apple to replace faulty iPhone 6S batteries


Some customers experiencing abrupt shutdowns

On Sunday, Apple launched a repair service for users of a small batch of iPhone 6S devices that have been experiencing shutdown problems due to faulty batteries.

A look at carbon nanotubes and opto-electronics in chip design
Published in Processors


Process node scaling is becoming very expensive


Carbon nanotubes have long been proposed as a significant substrate replacement to transform the chip design industry as we know it.

AT&T customers can now text using Amazon's Alexa
Published in Mobiles


Companies also form retail partnership

This Saturday, American AT&T mobile customers will be able to send text messages at home and in the workplace using Amazon’s cylindrical and hockey puck-shaped Echo devices.

Foldable paper bike helmet wins student design award
Published in News


Final product will cost $5


A recyclable, folding paper helmet may not be the first product that comes to mind when preparing to ride a bicycle down a busy street, but the idea has just won international recognition.

Plextor introduces EX-1 external SSD with USB Type-C
Published in News


550MB/s reads, 500MB/s writes


Yesterday,  Plextor announced its next-generation ultraportable external solid state disk drives featuring USB Type-C Gen II ports, the Plextor EX-1 series.

AOL lays off 500 employees in regrowth strategy
Published in News
Thursday, 17 November 2016 17:55

AOL lays off 500 employees in regrowth strategy


Cuts will happen in corporate units

On Thursday, AOL said it will be laying off five percent of its staff with nearly 500 employees expected to lose their jobs as part of a regrowth strategy for its mobile and video businesses.

Huawei announces Mate 9 Pro smartphone in China
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 07:43

Huawei announces Mate 9 Pro smartphone in China


5.5-inch 1440p IPS display with Kirin 960 SoC


On the heels of Huawei’s Mate 9 smartphone announcement earlier this month comes another flagship device in the company's 2016 lineup, the Mate 9 Pro.

OpenAI teams up with Microsoft for cloud-based research
Published in News


A new breed of AI to remake technology as we know it

In a blog post on Tuesday, Microsoft AI and Research Group executive vice president Harry Shum and Sam Altman, co-chair of OpenAI, announced a partnership to explore advanced AI algorithms to benefit humanity by using Microsoft’s Azure cloud as the platform of choice.

WhatsApp launches video calling for all users
Published in News
Tuesday, 15 November 2016 23:38

WhatsApp launches video calling for all users


iOS, Android and Windows Phone

On Monday, Facebook owned chat service WhatsApp announced that it will be launching video calling capability to over one billion users around the world on iOS, Android and Windows Phone.