2015, Audio/Video, Auto, Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Event, Exclusive, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Software Programs, VR World

LG Electronics Enters Automotive with a General Motors Global Win

CES 2015 featured an interesting announcement: LG Electronics now is the default supplier of 4G LTE connectivity for GM – ‘OnStar’ service is going global.

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European Union (EU), Exclusive, Global Politics, US, VR World

Pirate Party to Contribute Writing Copyright Laws in Europe

Regardless of what you might think about the origins on The Pirate Party, there’s no denial that the movement resulted in a substantial number of votes across Europe. While it’s almost a given that the Pirate Party would have no success in U.S. (we doubt the well-lobbied legal system would refuse the registration of such political option) and many other ‘advanced’ parts of the globe – in Europe the situation is different. The Pirate Party managed to enter European Parliament and several parliaments across Europe, and immediately begun with its campaigns to modify copyright laws. In a recent post on TorrentFreak, Rick Falkvinge, the founder

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Exclusive, VR World

Most American Companies Are Planning to Expand Business in Taiwan: AmCham

AmCham’s latest survey showed that most American companies are optimistic and will continue to expand their business in Taiwan in 2015

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Exclusive, Hardware, Reviews, VR World

Asus Rampage V Extreme: An Overclocking Monster

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Asus’s Rampage V Extreme show why it is the king of the X99 motherboards with its sunning performance and the unbeatable uncore/cache overclocking.

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Taiwan’s Ting Hsin Group Faces a Predicament

While Taiwanese government insists on its policy, Ting Hsin’s plan to sell its Taipei 101 shares to Malaysia’s IOI Properties Group Bhd may turn out to be a dead end

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Exclusive, Game Reviews, Gaming, Reviews

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Review: Flawed Future

Sledgehammer falls short in delivering a true futuristic action shooter.

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Exclusive, Gaming, Hardware, VR World

MSI Releases the X99S Gaming 9 ACK

MSI announces today the new MSI X99S GAMING 9 ACK, a version that has been updated with the latest Killer DoubleShot Pro.

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Business, Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Exclusive, Hardware, Mobile Computing, VR World

Soft Machines Unveils VISC CPU Architecture at Linley

Soft Machines VISC Architecture

Soft Machines is a startup that today is coming out of their stealthmode status into the public at the Linley Processor Conference. Soft Machines is a company that has been around since 2006 and employs 250 people on three different continents, all with the expressed goal of working together to deliver their new VISC CPU architecture. The company’s CEO, Mahesh Lingareddy, comes from Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) as did its co-founder Mohammad Abdallah, which would explain the company’s focus on single threaded performance. Soft Machines has raised over $125 million from various funding sources including multiple angel investors, multiple sovereign wealth funds and semiconductor companies, including AMD (NYSE: AMD). The

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Breaking, Business, Exclusive, Graphics, Hardware, Rumors, VR World

AMD to Enter Another Round of Restructuring This Month

AMD Restructuring

AMD is once again continuing on the company’s path of restructuring with another major reorganization of the company coming later this month.

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Audio/Video, Business, Exclusive, Mobile Computing, VR World

KOSS Corp: 'Sticking to What We Do Best'

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Miluawakee, WI – KOSS recently unveiled its new BT540i NFC-ready Bluetooth headphones, indicating what lies ahead for this iconic American audio brand. Bright Side of News* has an exclusive interview with Michael J. Koss, President and CEO of KOSS Corporation (NASDAQ: KOSS), about what went into the design of the BT540i, and how the company brand will stay fresh in the minds of music lovers in the years ahead. Bright Side of News*: I’m really digging the BT540i, and noticed that the design is based on a similar framework as your PRODJ200 model. Was there reason behind this? Michael J Koss: It’s already a robust design that gives

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Android, Breaking, Business, Exclusive, Graphics, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Software Programs, VR World

Nvidia Confirms HTC Nexus 9

Google Material Nexus 9

While combing through Nvidia’s (NASDAQ: NVDA) legal documents posted on the company’s website, Bright Side of News*’ sources pointed to a very interesting sentence that many may have overlooked or simply never seen. The legal document in question is  Nvidia’s own claim with the ITC claiming that Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) and Samsung (KRX:005935) are infringing upon its GPU technology patents. The document in question, which obviously had to go through Nvidia legal before becoming public is essentially a corporate confirmation of the previous Nexus 9 and HTC (TPE: 2498) rumors. Nvidia’s document specifically states, “the HTC Nexus 9, expected in the third quarter of 2014, is also expected to use the

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Event, Exclusive, Hardware, IDF 2014

Intel: No Answer Yet on Asus’ Extra Pin Situation

On Monday VR World reported on some irregularities with the “extra pin” found on Asus’ (TPE: 2357) X99 motherboards. Asus claims that the additional undocumented pins found on Haswell-E and the sockets of Asus’ compatible boards are used to give users extra stability during overclocking. As documented by VR World’s Nebojsa Novakovic, in its own documentation Asus claims that these pins, better known as “socket 2084,” have numerous advantages when used including better monitoring of voltage, more strapping ability, higher frequency, and maximum Vcore. However, sources that have spoken to VR World say these pins aren’t as special as Asus says they are and are

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Analysis, Event, Exclusive, IDF 2014

Haswell-E Controversy: What Should Intel Do About Asus And Socket 2084?

IDF is busy, even before it starts – so it was this time in San Francisco with Gigabyte (TPE: 2376)  Overclocking competition just a day before the keynote. The OC results from Cookie, Charles Wirth and others were good, with 5.8 to 6 GHz achieved LN2 cooling results on the Core i7-5960X on Gigabyte boards seen here. The RAM on trial also performed well, hovering above 3 GHz for the G.Skill and Kingston part, with Crucial reference DIMMs just below that. However, something far more interesting was found on the overclocking floor (together with our friend Koen from Hardware.info). Remember Asus’ (TPE: 2357) claims about additional pins on its

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Enterprise, Exclusive, Hardware, Rumors, VR World

Asus X99-E WS Motherboard Leaked

ASUS X99-E WS

As more and more X99 motherboards leak, it only made sense to release a portion of the trove of boards that haven’t already been announced or leaked. The Asus X99-E WS, a Bright Side of News* exclusive, is a particularly interesting one because it is Asus’ (TPE:2357) latest high performance motherboard for workstation users. Because X99 is an entirely new platform there are very likely going to be a lot of people searching for new workstation boards like the X99-E WS to upgrade their workstations. In terms of features, you get all the expected things like Haswell-E support, a plethora of PCIe 3.0 slots, which includes support

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Android, Apple, Companies, Exclusive, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Software Programs, VR World

@Evleaks Signs Off

The web’s most prominent serial leaker has announced his retirement from the business. Evan Blass, better known by his nom-de-web Evleaks, announced his retirement on Twitter over the weekend. Citing his declining health due to multiple sclerosis, and his inability to find a sustainable way to monetize hardware leaking, Blass decided to call it quits. All good things must come to an end. Thank you for an amazing two years. [RETIREMENT] — Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 3, 2014 “It mostly comes down to money,” Blass said in an interview with The Next Web. “Trying to monetize a stream of Twitter leaks is not easy. First I

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Analysis, Exclusive, Gaming, VR World

The Playstation 4 is a Bright Spot for Stumbling Sony

Sony Playstation 4

For shareholders of Sony, the company’s most recent earnings report was likely the small piece of good news they had long waited for. Buoyed by strong sales of the Playstation 4, the much leaner Sony — which had recently shed its PC business, shares in Square Enix and spun off its TV business into a separate subsidiary — posted a profit for the first quarter of its fiscal year spanning from April to June 30. In a conference call with investors and subsequent earnings release, Sony announced it had sold a combined total of 3.5 million PS3 and PS4 units in the quarter. While Sony has

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Business, Exclusive, Graphics, Hardware, Software Programs, VR World

LiteCoin is Causing Shortages of AMD Radeon GPUs

As everyone knows by now, cryptocurrencies are the latest craze in the computing community. You’ve got people mining BitCoins on industrial scales using ASIC miners and you’ve got countless people mining LiteCoins (and all the other crytocoins) using their gaming GPUs. Currently, the BitCoin sits at a price of $905 at the time of publication, but in the past week has fluctuated as much as $300 in either direction. While it appears that BitCoin [BTC] has leveled off for now, the new more affordable and heavily mined currency is the LiteCoin [LTC]. BitCoins’ price over the past 30 days LiteCoin [LTC] is currently at $32

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