Fossil sexy Android wear available
Published in Wearables

Selling for $/€ 295 + $/€ 315

Fossil has launched  updated Android Wear watches and started to sell them. Most of the models use a 45mm case size and they have an unknown SoC but an educated guess suggests it would not be a surprise if it features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100. 

Xbox One S Wi-Fi comes from MediaTeK
Published in Games

2.4 and 5GHz and even 802.11ac

MediaTek has some decent network products and Asus and Xiaomi have a few midrange routers based on its SoC (system on a chip). Now it looks likely that Microsoft’s One S will use two MediaTek SoCs for  wireless connectivity. 

Samsung announces three quantum-dot curved gaming panels
Published in News

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
Published in News

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
Published in News

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.

Logitech teases new G-series Battlefield Edition keyboard
Published in News

Either a G810, G610 or a completely new one

Logitech has released a couple of teasers for a new gaming keyboard that will carry a Battlefield 1 badge on the side of it.

PCI-Express 4.0 slot won't deliver 300W of power
Published in Motherboards

Still sticking to 75W

It appears that earlier information regarding PCI-Express 4.0 slot and its ability to deliver 300W via slot was somewhat wrong as PCI-SIG has clarified that 300W were only fo certification process but that the maximum power delivery would stick to 75W.

XFX has a passive RX 460 graphics card
Published in Graphics

Only for Asian market for now 

XFX has apparently released a passive Radeon RX 460 graphics card for Asian market, which should be quite interesting to those looking to make a completely silent PC system.

Qualcomm might be to blame for lack of Nougat on some mobiles
Published in Mobiles

No updates for Snapdragon 800/801 graphics drivers

According to a post coming from a ROM developer and usual HTC leaker, it appears that some older smartphones might not be getting Android 7.0 Nougat update due to an alleged lack of Qualcomm updates for Snapdragon 800/801 chipset.