Apple will fight US government over iOS encryption backdoor
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Order affects all 1 billion active Apple devices worldwide


Tim Cook and company at the Palo Alto, California-based, fruit-themed toy giant will fight a US government court-ordered iPhone encryption backdoor, citing “implications far beyond the legal case at hand.” The order has specifically asked for FBI access to unlock and decrypt an iPhone 5C linked to one of the San Bernardino, California shooters who killed 14 people in December.

Sony PlayStation VR arrives this fall
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Thursday, 18 February 2016 09:45

Sony PlayStation VR arrives this fall


According to interview with GameStop CEO


Sony’s entry into the virtual reality market may be just a few short months away, thanks to an interview segment with GameStop CEO Paul Raines with Fox Business on Monday.

Sony's 2016 4K HDR TVs now available for pre-order
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Pre-orders begin $800 below MSRP


On Wednesday, Sony announced the availability of its latest line of 2016 premium 4K HDR-enabled Ultra High Definition television sets, complete with TRILUMINOS display technology, Sony’s 4K Processor X1 advanced image engine, and the Android TV operating system featuring home automation integration for IoT devices.

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.