Sony announces its first 4K Blu-ray disc player
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Only available through Sony AV dealers and installers

This week at Sony’s annual Cedia 2016 press briefing in Dallas, Texas, the company announced its first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc player, the UBP-X1000ES. Unfortunately, the device will only be available through Sony’s authorized custom installation dealerships.

Nvidia CEO coming to CES 2017 with big announcements
Published in Graphics

Jen-Hsun Huang to talk about AI, self-driving cars, VR and gaming

Nvidia has announced that its co-founder and CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang, will be live on the stage for a pre-show keynote address at CES 2017, talking about some of the areas the company is focused on, like artificial intelligence, self-driving cars, virtual reality, and gaming.

MSI and EKWB team up for GTX 1080 30th Anniversary
Published in Graphics

Geforce GTX 1080 with high-end AiO liquid cooling

MSI has teamed up with EK Water Blocks for its latest MSI Geforce GTX 1080 30th Anniversary graphics card which will come with an all-in-one liquid cooling system.

iPhone 7 sells slower than 6S in Europe, US
Published in Mobiles

Six to 8 days for delivery for most models

Apple has been accepting pre-orders for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus since the September 9 and today, five days later you can get an iPhone 7 128GB or 256GB shipped in six to eight days. 

Amazon Echo speaks German and British
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Available September 28 or October 26

Amazon has just announced that British and German customers can pre-order Amazon Echo and Echo dot and they will get it delivered on September 28 in the UK, and October 26 in Germany or Austria. 

Wall Street analyst says Intel chip better than Zen
Published in Processors

Cue the hate

A Wall Street analyst, with no thought to his personal safety, has dared to question what AMD fans have been telling us for ages – Zen will bring about peace on earth, cure cancer and above all give Intel a good kicking.

EU wants a minimum Internet download speed of 100Mbps
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By 2025

The European Commission wants “all European households” to have a minimum Internet download speed of 100Mbps+ by 2025, with businesses and the public sector being told to expect 1Gbps+.

China churning out wearables
Published in Wearables

Increase of 13.2 percent

Beancounters from IDC have added up some numbers and divided by their shoe size and decided that China shipped 9.54 million wearable devices in the second quarter of 2016.

AMD Zen desktop might slip to Q1 2017
Published in Processors

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. 

Samsung is cursed
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The Gods have spoken and the ground shakes

Samsung appears to have hacked off the gods – first its Note 7 batteries start exploding and now the ground is literally being pulled from under its feet.