Microsoft's fifth-generation Surface could be ARM-based
Published in Notebooks


First time since Surface 2 in 2013

Last week we wrote that Qualcomm is preparing to release a Snapdragon 835-based Windows 10 notebook by the end of 2017, ending three and a half years of x86 dominance that has proliferated the industry since the discontinuation of Windows RT in late 2013.

Kingston releases HyperX PulseFire FPS gaming mouse
Published in News


Optical mouse with 3200 DPI and six buttons

Earlier this week Kingston’s HyperX performance product division announced its first-ever gaming mouse, the Pulsefire FPS. The device was designed by top engineers in the HyperX labs and is a recipient of this year’s prestigious 2017 RED DOT award.

Google flaunts its photography skills
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 28 April 2017 07:12

Google flaunts its photography skills


HDR+ mode gets a makeover using more exposures


A Google engineer has recently posted some extreme examples of night time photography using the Google Pixel and Nexus 6P smartphones in an effort to bring these devices close to the mastery of a modern DSLR cameras.

Huawei is China's top smartphone dog
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 28 April 2017 05:48

Huawei is China's top smartphone dog


Ranks third worldwide

After staying in second place in the overall Chinese smartphone market for two consecutive quarters, Huawei has managed to overtake Oppo to retake the top spot in the region during Q1 2017, according to a recent report from Canalys.

Samsung's facial recognition not ready for mobile payments
Published in Mobiles


Feature can be easily manipulated versus a traditional PIN entry

Samsung’s facial recognition technology for its Galaxy smartphone series is at least four years away from practical use with mobile payment apps, according to at least one company official.

Windows 10 Creators Update on 10 percent of updated PCs
Published in News


Out of ten vendors, Microsoft and MSI lead the pack

According to the latest report from AdDuplex, which collects statistics from Windows 10 machines, only 10 percent of eligible PCs have the Creators Update (version 1703) installed, while 82.1 percent are on the Anniversary Update (version 1607) released last summer.

Verizon outbids AT&T for 5G spectrum by $200 million
Published in News


AT&T has five days to match or exceed new offer


Earlier this month, AT&T announced a $1.6 billion bid for Straight Path Communications, a company holding a portfolio of 5G millimeter-wave spectrum licenses.

AT&T launches fake 5G network for Galaxy S8 users
Published in Mobiles


Launching in over 20 metro areas in 2017


In a press release issued on Tuesday, AT&T announced that it is rolling out a faster network in select metro areas called “5G Evolution” for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ users. However, closer investigation reveals a keen old marketing scheme to rebrand its existing LTE-Advanced network with higher speeds under the 5G name.

MediaTek to post slower than expected growth in Q2
Published in News


Growth outlook of 10 to 15 percent 


MediaTek, the Taiwan-based fabless semiconductor company known for its system-on-chip solutions in smartphone and home theater equipment, is expected to post slower than expected growth for Q2 2017 based on a slightly less-optimistic outlook from market observers.

AMD announces second-gen Radeon Pro Duo graphics card
Published in Graphics


Slower than Radeon Pro Duo Fiji XT with quadruple the memory for $999


On Monday, Advanced Micro Devices took the wraps off its most powerful workstation graphics card to date, the Polaris-based Radeon Pro Duo. The card is a follow-up of last year’s computing powerhouse featuring two Fury X cores and is once again marketed for superior multi-tasking, accelerated applications, and the creation and playback of VR content.