Sony announces PS4 Slim, PlayStation 4 Pro consoles
Published in Games

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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
Published in Mobiles

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
Published in Notebooks

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
Published in Mobiles

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.

Samsung announces three quantum-dot curved gaming panels
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1800R and 1500R curvature, 125 percent of sRGB color spectrum

On Monday, Samsung announced three  additions to its PC display panel lineup featuring the first Quantum Dot materials that the company has ever applied outside of its TV lineup.

Apple iPhone production forecast drops from 84 to 74 million
Published in Mobiles

Panel orders drop by 20 percent, chip orders by 15 percent

On Friday, the Nikkei Asian Review journal published a story hinting that some of Apple’s part suppliers in the iPhone supply chain are still trying to fix low yield rates of their components. Some forecasts are now cutting total iPhone production for the July to December period by five percent, from 120 million down to 114 million.

U.S. government plans to collect social media handles from visitors
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Plan draws backfire from Silicon Valley technology groups

Earlier this week, a few US-based civil society groups joined Silicon Valley giants including Facebook, Twitter and Google to petition an optional Department of Homeland Security proposal to collect social media identifier information on the I-94W forms of visitors entering the country.

Facebook removes "Trending" news story descriptions
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Topic rankings now controlled by algorithms

Before the start of the weekend, Facebook announced some notable changes to the way its social network would be handling “Trending” news topics, which previously contained topic descriptions curated by staff members and were verified through a non-algorithmic editing process.