December / CES showcase possible
AMD has never really said that it will ship the Zen this year, the company was always cautious about giving the exact date of the launch. We still believe that the desktop version of Zen will get shown late this year, December or at CES, in the first days of next year. Bench-life thinks that the actual shipping will happen in February.
Forbidden to use on this flight
One of the many flights that I took this year was slightly different. The flight attendant made an announcement that it is forbidden to use Galaxy Note 7 onboard on Niki airlines – a subsidiary of Air Berlin.
Deluxe with early access for the price of standard
AMD is moving from the long tradition of bundling the Battlefield games but with the purchase of Radeon RX480 cards or Radeon RX480 based PCs it will get you the deluxe version of the game for the price of the standard version.
All integrated Snapdragon 820 in VR headset
Fudzilla had a chance to play with first all integrated Snapdragon VR820 HMD, a head mounted display that is one step ahead of the Galaxy VR or other slot in phone HBM solutions.
2.5 million phones being returned
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall sounds like one of the biggest in the last few years and it looks like the company has to recover as many as 2.5 million phones from its customers. This is likely to cost Samsung close to a billion dollars and it will eat up any potential profits it was making from these phones.
2nd generation 14nm Celeron / Pentium
Apollo Lake is a second generation 14nm SoC for entry level tablets and computers and it serves the market that used to be known as Atom processors. Nowadays, Intel calls these CPUs Celeron and Pentium and the new generation was made available on Friday.
Review: Notebook gaming powerhouse
EVGA is a well known brand in the graphics card market and the company expanded beyond GPUs a while ago. It is also well known now for its PSUs, motherboards and accessories too and now it wants to conquer the mobile gaming notebook market.
2.4GHz, 10 percent faster at five percent less power
Qualcomm just released a blog post and gave more details about the Snapdragon 821 including some clock speeds and the fact that it needs five percent less power.
Selling for $/€ 295 + $/€ 315
Fossil has launched updated Android Wear watches and started to sell them. Most of the models use a 45mm case size and they have an unknown SoC but an educated guess suggests it would not be a surprise if it features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100.
2.4 and 5GHz and even 802.11ac
MediaTek has some decent network products and Asus and Xiaomi have a few midrange routers based on its SoC (system on a chip). Now it looks likely that Microsoft’s One S will use two MediaTek SoCs for wireless connectivity.