ASRock unlocks locked-up Skylakes
Published in Motherboards


Another loophole opens 


Chipzilla thought it might have rained on the overclocker’s parade by closing a loophole in its non-K-series Skylake processors to stop them. But it looks like ASRock is offering another method.

Nvidia’s Division drivers could cook your rig
Published in Graphics


New drivers are a cow

Reports are coming in that Nvidia’s Division graphics drivers are so buggy that they have been known to catch GPUs on fire.

SK hynix to build 4GB and 8GB HBM2 stacks
Published in Memory


Starting in the third quarter

SK hynix will begin mass production of its 4GB and 8GB HBM2 stacks in the third quarter.

IDC says iPad fad fading
Published in Mobiles


Other tablets dominate

Beancounters at IDC have been reading their tarot cards and reached the conclusion that the iPad is doomed to go the way of the dodo after being kicked to death by cheaper tablets.

HTC scores Nexus deal
Published in Mobiles


Three years

HTC has scored a deal to exclusively manufacture Nexus devices for the next three years.

Intel buys Israeli sports imaging startup
Published in Wearables


Plunging deeper into VR

Intel has written a $175 million cheque to buy the sraeli sports imaging startup Replay Technologies.

All in One sales slip
Published in Notebooks


Down five percent

All in one PCs are generally suffering the same fate as their clunkier cousins.

"Right to be forgotten" now applies to all of Google's domains
Published in News


Geolocation fences will be deployed to avert unwanted local searchers

In 2014, the European Union’s highest court, the European Court of Justice (ECJ), ruled that Internet search engines like Google must be required to erase all webpage links to an individual’s search results in which personally identifiable information is deemed “inadequate” or “irrelevant” to a larger context of search inquiry. At first, the court order was only applicable to Google’s European Union-based search sites (see: Google.co.uk, Google.fr and Google.de, etc).

iPhone 6S Plus outperforms Galaxy S7 Edge in app test
Published in Mobiles


But Snapdragon 820 is still faster than A9 overall

Earlier this week, a hands-on performance comparison between Apple’s crown jewel of 2015, the iPhone 6S Plus, and Samsung’s crown jewel of 2016, the Galaxy S7 Edge, was uploaded to YouTube where real-world performance was tested side-by-side to see how fast each phone runs a sequence of various apps.

Seagate to launch world's fastest NVMe SSDs this summer
Published in News


Open Compute Project (OCP) and NVMe compliant

In an effort to keep up with the ever-increasing high performance storage demands of datacenters and enterprise customers, Seagate has announced it will launch the world’s “fastest ever” solid state flash drive this summer with throughput performance of 10 gigabytes per second (GB/s), according to a new press release.