Samsung Galaxy S8 rumored to release on April 15th
Published in Mobiles


Big focus on front facing camera improvements

While most Samsung mobile devices to be expected throughout the company’s history have never been short on rumored release dates, the latest report now claims that the upcoming Galaxy S8 will launch during mid-April with a major focus on front-camera performance.

Smartphone industry faces tight component supply in 2017
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Mainstream devices now use larger displays than before


There is an increasing possibility that the smartphone industry may be headed towards supply shortages this year as China-based vendors are demanding rising volumes several key components, according to sources within Taiwanese supply chains.

TSMC considers building plant in US
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Saturday, 14 January 2017 23:40

TSMC considers building plant in US


60 percent of revenues to come from US this year


Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company held its most recent investors conference on January 12th, during which company officials said that it has not ruled out the possibility of building a facility in the US as a response to recent nationalistic pleas to restore American manufacturing jobs.

EVGA enters modular liquid cooling business
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Saturday, 14 January 2017 22:17

EVGA enters modular liquid cooling business


Modular 3/8 tubing using Asetek reference designs


EVGA has been a company that always reserves some of the best suites at CES. This year at the Bellagio Hotel, it showcased the latest product lineup for this year in motherboards, PSUs, notebooks, cases and graphics that included an appealing surprise for some of its top enthusiast and overclocking customers.

Second Nvidia Shield portable shows up in FCC filing
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Shorter, thicker console with larger display


Over the weekend, a new Nvidia Shield portable device was uncovered from some FCC listings appearing back in July, showing a device using the same controller and flip screen as the original with a few minor revisions.

ODG unveils R8 and R9 smartglasses at CES
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Saturday, 14 January 2017 19:03

ODG unveils R8 and R9 smartglasses at CES


45-degree and 50-degree fields of view at 720p and 1080p


Osterhout Design Group had a presence at Intel’s CES booth this year, where it unveiled two new pairs of smartglasses designed to deliver a fully untethered, hands-free PC experience with the flexibility of a virtual, 65-inch transparent ACdisplay.

Gigabyte shows more v7 gaming notebooks at CES
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Kaby Lake with Geforce GTX 1050/Ti, 1060 and 1070


Gigabyte had quite a few notebooks to present during its media event at CES, not the least of which included its Aorus thin and lightweight gaming series, along with some refreshes to its traditional Aero and P series lineups, and a new Sabre 15-inch design.

Gigabyte unveils Aorus v7 gaming notebooks at CES
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Kaby Lake, 144Hz and UHD displays, relatively lightweight


Gigabyte is a well-known PC company that has dofne a remarkable job in delivering top-tier components in its motherboard and notebook product designs over the last three decades for enthusiast overclockers and more recently a range of casual to serious gamers.

Lian Li unveils latest case lineup at CES
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Friday, 13 January 2017 08:20

Lian Li unveils latest case lineup at CES


Sleek acrylic front and side panels on stand-out designs


In one of the lower level halls at the very back of a large room in the Las Vegas Convention Center was the Lian Li booth, where the company unveiled a new line of PC chasses set to be released later this quarter.

MediaTek revenues jump 29 percent in 2016
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Thursday, 12 January 2017 09:17

MediaTek revenues jump 29 percent in 2016


Strategy this year is to sell high-end smartphone SoCs


MediaTek, the fabless semiconductor company from Taiwan that provides SoCs for HDTVs, Blu-ray players and wireless products, saw its revenues jump by 29.2 percent year-over-year to a record high of $8.6 billion (¥$275.51 billion), according to the latest industry reports.