Google to announce new smartphones October 4th
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Tuesday, 20 September 2016 05:29

Google to announce new smartphones October 4th


Built by HTC, launching with Android 7.1

Google recently released a short preview on YouTube indicating it will be launching two new flagship smartphone devices on October 4th in San Francisco.

LG V20 is the first device to support the AWS-3 LTE spectrum
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Supplemental downlink and uplink bandwidth

LG recently said that its upcoming V20 smartphone is the world’s first “native Android 7 device,” but it appears the company may also have another first-to-market feature for the  device in terms of LTE spectrum support.

Sony announces its first 4K Blu-ray disc player
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Thursday, 15 September 2016 09:18

Sony announces its first 4K Blu-ray disc player


Only available through Sony AV dealers and installers


This week at Sony’s annual Cedia 2016 press briefing in Dallas, Texas, the company announced its first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc player, the UBP-X1000ES. Unfortunately, the device will only be available through Sony’s authorized custom installation dealerships.

TSMC to begin 7nm volume production in Q1 2018
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Friday, 09 September 2016 03:29

TSMC to begin 7nm volume production in Q1 2018


Significantly higher costs to develop smaller chip packages


According to senior officials at TSMC during the Semicon expo in Taiwan this week, the chip fabrication giant is on track to begin volume production on its 7nm process node in Q1 2018.

Sony announces PS4 Slim, PlayStation 4 Pro consoles
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Sunny disposition?

On Monday, Sony unveiled two new PlayStation 4 consoles set to debut on September 15th and November 10th, one designed as a slim refresh of the original console from November 2013, and the second as a mid-generation upgrade featuring 4K video output, HDR support and a redesigned GPU based on AMD Polaris, but lacking a 4K Blu-ray disc drive.

Apple announces iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
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Thursday, 08 September 2016 00:55

Apple announces iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus


Featuring A10 Fusion 16nm processor, depth-mapping camera lenses

On Wednesday morning, Apple took the wraps off its tenth-generation iPhone lineup, now formally known as “iPhone 7” and “iPhone 7 Plus”.

Asus releases Transformer 3, 3 Pro and Transformer Mini detachables
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Higher-priced model uses Skylake, lower-priced uses Kaby Lake

During a press event before the IFA tradeshow in Berlin this week (September 4th – 7th), Asus announced two  2-in-1 detachable notebooks that take direct aim at Microsoft’s Surface Pro lineup.

Intel's Kaby Lake will have "over 100 designs" available in Q4
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Third generation 14nm+ notebooks starting in September


Over the past months, we have written bits and pieces of information about Intel’s Kaby Lake, its third-generation 14nm architecture which officially debuted on Tuesday.

Canon announces 4K-ready 5D Mark IV DSLR camera
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Last week Canon launched its fourth-generation 5D DSLR camera, the first of its kind to offer Wi-Fi connectivity and 4K video capture support. The device features a 30.4-megapixel sensor, a wide native ISO range between 100 and 32,000, improved scene detection, and a second-generation autofocus system that expands coverage across a frame.

Microsoft Surface Phone to surface soon
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Tuesday, 30 August 2016 00:26

Microsoft Surface Phone to surface soon


Release may coincide with Windows 10 “Redstone 2” build


This year’s IFA conference in Berlin may well include an official announcement from the mighty Microsoft about its second-generation smartphone lineup, the Surface Phone series.