In the week leading up to the IFA 2016 tradeshow in Berlin several brand vendors are preparing to launch what they think are next-generation wearable devices including offerings from Acer, Asustek and Samsung.
Tame Apple Press celebrates
There is nothing the Tame Apple Press loves more than when one of their favourite company’s rivals products catch fire. In this case a bloke in China’s Galaxy Note 7, caught fire and exploded and the way the story has been reported you would think there was something wrong with the product.
Copying Apple again
The Tame Apple Press is furious that Samsung appears to be copying its favour company's idea to flog second hand phones.
iFixit teardown spills the glue
Samsung's newest flagship fablet will be a bugger to repair and will need to be sent back to the manufacturer most of the time if anything goes wrong.
Fastest growing companies
Beancounters working for IC Insights have added up their numbers and divided them by the age of their eldest child and reached the conclusion that MediaTek and AMD grew the most in the second quarter of 2016.
14 nm FinFet process
Tech giant Samsung Electronics won a contract to make Nvidia GPUs according to South Korea's Chosun Biz newspaper.
Using 64-layer 3D V-NAND
During the Flash Memory Summit 2016 in Santa Clara, Samsung has unveiled its new 32TB SSD meant for the enterprise market.
Leak optimistically suggest Exynos 8895 at 4GHz
Of course, it is that time of the year. Apple, Qualcomm, MediaTek and now Samsung will have 10nm SoCs ready for phones in early 2017. Of course Samsung wants to use its own 10nm SoC in the Galaxy S8 that is expected in late February 2017, but probably with a mix of 10nm Snapdragon too.
Dancing with the devils
Samsung is spending millions of dollars pushing its upcoming Galaxy Note 7 tablet in the USA and thinks that hiring Austrian film star Christopher Waltz to mock how busy citizens already are will help persuade Americans to favour a Korean product over Apple offerings.
Pre-orders on August 16
The Exynos powered Samsung Galaxy Note 7 starts at € 849 in the German market. This is not really cheap, but at least the phone comes with 64GB storage which should be more than enough for most people.