Windows 10 Creators go mad
Published in News


Synchronize apps between PCs, Game Mode, group tiles and more

This Spring, Microsoft plans to release the latest version of its Windows 10 operating system, codenamed Redstone 2, and will add new programs trailed for creating content in artistic styles.

Modem vendors to begin rollout of 5G chipsets in 2H 2017
Published in Mobiles


Low and high-frequency solutions for different markets


According to the latest report from industry sources, mobile 5G chipset vendors including Intel, Qualcomm, Samsung, Mediatek and others are expected to announce their first 5G chipset products as early as the second half of 2017.

Samsung and Google wage war over "assistants"
Published in Mobiles


Samsung benefits from Siri engineers


If there is one takeaway to learn from recent announcements of smartphone lineups and refreshes, it is that AI-based voice assistants have become a top-valued feature for most serious manufacturers and are expected to gain significant momentum in new devices shipping through at least the next several quarters.

Voice assistants are a priority in smartphone launches
Published in News

This year, several smartphone manufacturers, including Apple, Samsung Electronics, Huawei, LG and Xiaomi are expected to introduce new devices that feature better AI-based assistants in an effort to increase overall market share, according to industry reports.

HP recalls 101,000 notebook batteries
Published in Notebooks


Less than 1 percent of notebooks affected


Hewlett Packard told the press that it will recall nearly 101,000 notebook batteries from products sold between March 2013 and October 2016, because the units could overheat and pose serious fire and burn hazards.

Component orders for Windows-based HMDs remain low this year
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First devices arriving with Windows 10 Creators Update

Component orders in the virtual reality, augmented reality and merged reality markets are expected to remain low in 2017 as brand vendors attempt to diversify their products – and work on consolidating their product descriptions – based on the latest reports from industry sources.

Sony's PlayStation VR reviewed
Published in Reviews


Plenty of 3D immersion in film and gaming entertainment

Back in October, Sony became the first console manufacturer to introduce its own virtual reality headset for the masses, complete with the industry’s highest refresh rate and a decent handful of games available at launch.

Verizon's Yahoo acquisition is delayed
Published in News


Yahoo's cost structure remains at lowest in decade


Earlier in July, Verizon announced that it wanted to buy Yahoo and that would close by the first quarter of 2017. Now, reports are saying that the deal is taking a bit longer than expected and will close by the second quarter of the year.

Ora Sound producing graphene speaker technology
Published in News


Smaller, lighter drivers with improved response, better power handling

No trip to CES is complete without experiencing the latest developments in high-fidelity audio technology and the incremental improvements being made every day in sound engineering.

Heartbeat data to be used to authenticate wearable devices
Published in Wearables


A login method for cars, doors, PCs and everything else


Over the past few years, the concept of using heartbeat data to encrypt information and authenticate personal and enterprise users has been gaining consideration as an alternative to expensive, computationally-heavy encryption techniques unsuited for wearable devices.