Sony Xperia XA1 pre-orders are up
Published in Mobiles


Helio P20 powered shipping May 1st

MediaTek scored with last year’s Sony Xperia XA powered by the Helio P10 and it looks like its successor, the Sony Xperia XA1 powered by the Helio P20, will ship in the US as early as next week.

Optane is in the shops
Published in Memory


Intel makes all sorts of speed claims

Intel has told us that its Optane memory will be available for desktops right now.

SAP loses money as its cloud dependence rises
Published in News


Core profit drops


The expensive esoteric software outfit which makes management software which no one is really sure quite what it does, but the CEO thinks they need it, reported slightly lower-than-expected first-quarter core profit.

SK Telecom to launch a 5-Band CA
Published in Mobiles


700 Mbps speeds today, GigabitLTE in 2018

SK Telecom is Korea's largest wireless carrier and the company promised to start 5G trials in early 2018 and align with Fa ebruary start in Korea’s own PyeongChang 2018. Before that happens, the company is getting ready to roll out the 5-Band CA next month. 

Vivendi gets into games and advertising
Published in News


Ubisoft likely target
 

French media giant Vivendi wants to buy up video games and advertising this year.

Galaxy S8 pre-orders are 30 percent higher
Published in Mobiles


Beating the S7 pre-orders

It looks like the market is more forgiving than many expected as Samsung announced that S8 pre-orders were up 30 percent compared to S7 pre-orders in 2016. 

AMD announces second-gen Radeon Pro Duo graphics card
Published in Graphics


Slower than Radeon Pro Duo Fiji XT with quadruple the memory for $999


On Monday, Advanced Micro Devices took the wraps off its most powerful workstation graphics card to date, the Polaris-based Radeon Pro Duo. The card is a follow-up of last year’s computing powerhouse featuring two Fury X cores and is once again marketed for superior multi-tasking, accelerated applications, and the creation and playback of VR content.

Motherboard shipments may drop over 10 percent this year
Published in Motherboards


But AMD-Intel price war may save vendors from supply chain issues


With the global decline in PC shipments finally showing signs of slowing, motherboard vendors are expecting to see a correlated slowing of overall volume in 2017, with some estimates hovering near 10 percent from last year.

Foxconn invests another $1.5 billion in robot development
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Initiates stock swap to ease robot procurement for its business units


Foxconn Electronics, the world’s largest contract manufacturer, has announced an ambitious effort to push ahead with a highly automated workforce by increasing investment in its robot development subsidiary in Shenzhen, China.

HP develops IonTouch rewritable system for plastic cards
Published in News


A zero-energy hybrid between digital displays and e-ink

HP Labs announced a new hybrid printing technology that is set to change the way that employee IDs, visitor passes, gate passes and other temporary passes are distributed to the general public.