MacBook shipments to hit 15 million units this year
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Increases 10 percent

Apple is on target to increase its MacBook and MacBook Pro shipments to 15 million units this year, up from 13.5 million units last year, according to the latest report from supply chain sources.

OLED iPhone might include borderless front panel, no Home button
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Apple and Samsung preparing full screen mobile devices


According to the latest analyst expectations for Apple’s upcoming iPhone lineup this year, the devices are expected to include some structural changes to the display panel circuitry along with the addition of a facial recognition system.

Google may sell off its satellite imaging division
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Planet Labs is a potential fit


According to the latest reports from The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg, there is an effort underway by Alphabet Inc. to slash some of its long-term projects and R&D divisions, including Google’s own satellite imaging unit.

ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI hike motherboard, GPU prices in China
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Motherboard shipments may drop 10 percent in 2017

The latest bit of information from industry sources suggests that ASUS, MSI and Gigabyte will all begin hiking retail prices for motherboards and graphics cards in China beginning in early February after the 2017 Lunar New Year holidays.

Galaxy S8 to use S7's ultra-thin heatpipe design
Published in Mobiles


About 0.5mm thick with vapor chamber


Similar to the Samsung Galaxy S7’s use of a single ultra-thin heatpipe for internal thermal dissipation, the upcoming flagship Galaxy S8 replacement is expected to use the same design, according to the latest info from Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Android Wear 2.0 update may arrive on February 9th
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Along with two new LG flagship smartwatches


Google’s software platform for wearables may be receiving its first major update on February 9th, according to the latest information from at least one known reliable Twitter source who does his job fairly well.

Nintendo Switch accessories will be expensive
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Extra docking station, Joy-Con controller prices limit expandability

Given the plethora of news bits surrounding Nintendo’s upcoming Switch Console due on March 3rd, one of the more interesting details seems to be the price of purchasing a secondary pair of controllers or docking station to offer more flexibility in the mobile gameplay experience.

Samsung Galaxy S8 rumored to release on April 15th
Published in Mobiles


Big focus on front facing camera improvements

While most Samsung mobile devices to be expected throughout the company’s history have never been short on rumored release dates, the latest report now claims that the upcoming Galaxy S8 will launch during mid-April with a major focus on front-camera performance.

Smartphone industry faces tight component supply in 2017
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Mainstream devices now use larger displays than before


There is an increasing possibility that the smartphone industry may be headed towards supply shortages this year as China-based vendors are demanding rising volumes several key components, according to sources within Taiwanese supply chains.

TSMC considers building plant in US
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Saturday, 14 January 2017 23:40

TSMC considers building plant in US


60 percent of revenues to come from US this year


Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company held its most recent investors conference on January 12th, during which company officials said that it has not ruled out the possibility of building a facility in the US as a response to recent nationalistic pleas to restore American manufacturing jobs.