Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 4 firmware accidentally installs to wrong devices
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Crashes them hard with blue and black screens

Earlier today, Microsoft released the first firmware updates of the year for its latest Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book devices. These were automatic updates that were supposed to add battery charging enhancements, a more accurate fingerprint sensor driver, and support for Microsoft’s Surface Pen on the Surface Pro 4 device.

Apple's "iPhone 7 Plus" to feature rear dual-camera design
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Telephoto and wide-angle lenses side by side

Apple’s upcoming tenth-generation 2016 flagship smartphone device, let’s just call it the “iPhone 7 Plus,” is expected to come in a dual-camera configuration on the back side, according to well-connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Apple iPad Air 3 may feature four speakers, rear LED flash
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Toymaker may finally be embracing tablet photography


A recent leak from the folks at French technology blog NoWhereElse.fr has shown what appears to be a rumored sketch-up illustration of Apple’s yet to be announced third-generation, ultrathin iPad Air 3.

Foxconn primary iPhone manufacturing plant goes up in flames
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Fire is contained for now

Last night at Foxconn’s main manufacturing plant in Zhengzhou, east-central China, a large fire broke out spanning several floors of the building and prompting an emergency evacuation procedure.

Prank website instantly crashes and reboots Apple iOS devices
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Update: Now taken offline, but original code still available

Thanks to a few very simple lines of HTML script, a new Apple prank website promises to instantly crash the Safari web browser of any iOS and then reboot a user’s device.

Nvidia shows off its 'Light Field' VR headset at VRLA 2016
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Much more natural depth-of-field, no "seasickness" effect

Back in November, we wrote about Nvidia’s current partnership with Stanford University to develop a next-generation virtual reality headset that uses a Light Field stereoscope give wearers a much more natural depth-of-field in virtual environments.

AMD shows off Radeon R9 Fury X2 dual-GPU at VRLA 2016
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Featured in new 4-inch wide Falcon Northwest custom PC


At the Virtual Reality Los Angeles (VRLA) 2016 Winter Expo this weekend in Southern California, AMD showed off its upcoming Radeon R9 Fury X dual-GPU powered by two 28nm Fiji GPUs.

CPU-Z 1.75 released
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25 January 2016

CPU-Z 1.75 released


Preliminary support for Broadwell-E CPUs

The folks over at CPUID have just released a new version of CPU-Z, the very popular system information software utility that reports processor names and numbers, mainboard and memory information, and real-time clock frequencies in a simple and easy to access format.

Qualcomm shows off 4.5G LTE "Advanced Pro"
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1Gbps and higher peak rates, starting with 3GPP Release 13

Recently, Qualcomm has published a new corporate presentation detailing its path from 3GPP’s “Release 13” (March 2016) and beyond for LTE networks– also more conveniently known as 4.5G LTE “Advanced Pro” – with a development timeframe between 2016 and 2020.

Pine A64 is world’s first $15 dollar 64-bit computer
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May support Windows, crowdfunding starts tonight

Since 2005, single board computers (SBCs) have become popularized by hardware companies and user communities including Arduino, the Raspberry Pi Foundation, Intel, OLinuXino, BeagleBoard, and others. The one setback they all have in common, however, is that they all run ARM-based 32-bit processors. In less than a day from now, that will all change.