Intel security is compromised big time
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 02 May 2017 06:55

Intel security is compromised big time


Vulnerability level similar to Heartbleed (OpenSSL) in 2014

Intel has just patched a security vulnerability that affects all of its desktop and notebook platforms from Nehalem in 2008 to Kaby Lake in 2017, with a higher degree of vulnerability for users on Intel vPro systems.

Apple readying Siri-based smart speaker
Published in News


May be announced at WWDC in June

According to the latest prediction from a well sourced Apple analyst, the fruit-themed toymaker is preparing to announce a Siri-based smart hub device at this year’s WWDC event, adding more fuel to a competitive voice assistant market in 2017.

Gaming PC sales grew up to 30 percent in 2016
Published in News


High-end gaming PCs account for 35 percent of sales

The broader market for gaming PCs in North America increased 25 to 30 percent on year in 2016, according to the vice president of US-based retail giant Micro Center.

Nvidia now supports 4K Netflix on Geforce 10 cards
Published in News


All except the GTX 1050 for now

Since early 2014, Netflix began streaming Ultra HD 4K video beginning with its own original content and now spanning hundreds of shows and episodes. But for PC users, only those with Intel’s 7th-gen Kaby Lake series processors have been able to stream the company’s large swath of content.

Foxconn to build Amazon production center in China
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Involved parties will need to invest around $871 million


Foxconn Electronics, the world’s largest contract manufacturing company, has announced a deal with a handful of China-based companies to build a regional production facility for Amazon, according to local sources within the industry.

Nintendo working on SNES miniature console
Published in Games


Cited as one reason for NES Classic's seasonal release timeframe


Following the short-lived release of its sellout NES Classic console in November, Nintendo says it has “a lot going on right now” following the console’s largely successful reception.

Microsoft's fifth-generation Surface could be ARM-based
Published in Notebooks


First time since Surface 2 in 2013

Last week we wrote that Qualcomm is preparing to release a Snapdragon 835-based Windows 10 notebook by the end of 2017, ending three and a half years of x86 dominance that has proliferated the industry since the discontinuation of Windows RT in late 2013.

Kingston releases HyperX PulseFire FPS gaming mouse
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Optical mouse with 3200 DPI and six buttons

Earlier this week Kingston’s HyperX performance product division announced its first-ever gaming mouse, the Pulsefire FPS. The device was designed by top engineers in the HyperX labs and is a recipient of this year’s prestigious 2017 RED DOT award.

Google flaunts its photography skills
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 28 April 2017 07:12

Google flaunts its photography skills


HDR+ mode gets a makeover using more exposures


A Google engineer has recently posted some extreme examples of night time photography using the Google Pixel and Nexus 6P smartphones in an effort to bring these devices close to the mastery of a modern DSLR cameras.

Huawei is China's top smartphone dog
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 28 April 2017 05:48

Huawei is China's top smartphone dog


Ranks third worldwide

After staying in second place in the overall Chinese smartphone market for two consecutive quarters, Huawei has managed to overtake Oppo to retake the top spot in the region during Q1 2017, according to a recent report from Canalys.