EU wants a minimum Internet download speed of 100Mbps
Published in News


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
Published in News


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.

Oracle to give up on Java plug-in
Published in News


End of an error

Oracle has decided that keeping its Java plug-in for browsers is completely pointless.

Niki warns you about  Galaxy Note 7 phones
Published in Mobiles


Forbidden to use on this flight

One of the many flights that I took this year was slightly different. The flight attendant made an announcement that it is forbidden to use Galaxy Note 7 onboard on Niki airlines – a subsidiary of Air Berlin. 

iOS 10 bricks iPhones
Published in Mobiles


Super cool new feature

Apple fanboys are rushing over themselves to download the latest iOS 10 operating system which has a unique new super, cool function which bricks their iPhone.

Radeon RX480 gets you Battlefield 1 cheaper
Published in Graphics


Deluxe with early access for the price of standard

AMD is moving from the long tradition of bundling the Battlefield games but with the purchase of  Radeon RX480 cards or Radeon RX480 based PCs it will get you the deluxe version of the game for the price of the standard version.

VR sales tank
Published in Wearables
14 September 2016

VR sales tank


No one interested in buying a super computer with no games

Those who thought that VR would be a cure for cancer will be disappointed to know that sales of the hardware have stalled already.

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus battery sizes confirmed
Published in Mobiles


Slight upgrade compared to the last generation

While Apple was not keen to reveal any precise specifications regarding its new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus smartphones, a listing on TENAA confirms the battery size in both of these smartphones and a couple of first reviews do confirm  longer battery life.