AMD, Apple, Breaking, Business, CPU, Hardware, Intel, News, Nvidia, Samsung

TSMC Tapes out 10nm A11 Processors for Apple

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Ten years, even five years ago Intel was the undisputed process leader, and if you wanted to see how the new process node would look like, you would wait to see a new processor coming from Intel architecture. That was the unwritten law of the semiconductor industry, with an occasional blimp when TSMC would introduce a half-node step, beating Intel’s 90/65/45/32nm with 80nm, 55nm, 40nm and 28nm GPUs for ATI and Nvidia. Today, Intel’s missed approach to mobile resulted in company loosing the process node advantage, and ultimately being forced to cancel the most of Atom product family. And now, to add insult to injury, DigiTimes (also known

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Android, Companies, Internet of Things (IoT), iOS, Mobile, Operating Systems, Smartphones, Uber

Once Again, Uber Delivers: Family Profiles Introduced

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It seems that these days, Uber is rocking it out! The well-known transportation service recently introduced UberEats, an app that allows you to order a takeaway the same way as ordering yourself a ride. Now, they’ve introduced ‘Family Profiles’. So, what exactly does this mean? First, with this option you allow your friends and/or family, to share one payment method for Uber overall. One feature passengers have frequently requested is an easy way to pay for family and friends. That’s why Uber announced Family Profiles, a new feature launched in Atlanta, Dallas and Phoenix that lets up to 10 riders safely and easily share one

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Apple, Companies, Google, VR World

Google’s search engine crawler to stop identifying as an iPhone

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While this change won’t really affect particular website users, it does mark a natural shift in Google Bot’s way of doing things. Until now, Google Bot identified itself as an iPhone running iOS 8.3, according to the company. This means that it fetches sites, crawls them and gathers important data – as Apple’s own browser. Now, after this update will make the agent identify as a Nexus 5X running Android 6.0.1 that will crawl the sites as Google’s own Chrome browsers it seems. “We’re updating the user-agent string so that our renderer can better understand pages that use newer web technologies. Our renderer evolves over time and the

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Entertainment, Gaming, Graphics, Hardware, VR World

Apple iPhone VR Headsets Arriving This Fall?

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Last month, Mark Zuckerberg said that since the launch of Samsung’s Gear VR back in November 2015, more than a million hours of video have been consumed using the device. He said the response to Gear VR has been “incredibly strong,” and creates the best mainstream VR experience by combining Facebook’s Oculus-based technology and Samsung hardware. The drawback to Gear VR is that it’s compatible with only a few select Samsung phones. Google Cardboard VR, on the other hand, is a cheaper alternative that has the same basic principle: slide the phone in and load up a special app. The good thing with Cardboard is that

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Analysis, Apple, Business, Companies, Microsoft, News, VR World

Bill Gates sides with FBI on Apple encryption fight?

Apple Net Neutrality

The situation concerning the backdoor access to the Apple iPhone 5C used by the San Bernardino shooter Syed Ryzwan Farook – is heating up. Even Bill Gates weighed in on the subject, revealing to Financial Times that he would allow FBI one-time access to the attacker’s mobile phone. He stated that all tech companies (including Apple) should comply with government requests for assistance pertaining to investigations regarding terrorist activity. In more areas than one, some agree with Gates. This would be a one time-only access. It would allow the FBI to further investigate this case, revealing more info about an attack that shocked the United

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Apple, Hardware, Mobile, Mobile Computing, News, , Smartphones, Tablets, Wearables

2016 According to Apple: What Lies Ahead?

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In addition to a significant focus on updating and refreshing their existing products, last year also saw Apple launch some long-anticipated new releases, namely the iPad Pro for ‘prosumer tablets’, Watch for the wearable industry and the carrier unlocked (so-called SIM-free) iPhone 6S, where you can use any carrier you want. Whilst many might reflect on 2015 as a year of upgrades, hardware and add-ons for the tech giant, 2016 looks set to hold plenty of promise in terms of completely new products and branching out into unexplored fields. Here is a look ahead at what Apple may have in store for us over the coming

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Analysis, Apple, Business, Companies, News, VR World

Foxconn Reportedly Pursuing The Acquisition Of Sharp

Sharp 4K TV Set.

Foxconn (Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.) is the largest producer of electronics in the world, but it spent most of its corporate history manufacturing items for western brands. As such, the company is mostly known for producing the vast majority of Apple iPhones and the vast number of other Apple products ((iPads, MacBooks shift manufacturing from OEM to OEM on annual basis). However, just like TCL was not happy with being an unknown brand in the west (reacted by purchasing Alcatel), Foxconn wants to become a household name. In order to realize their plan, Foxconn senior management seems to be venturing into the acquisition of Sharp –

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Mobile, News, VR World

Samsung Electronics to Announce Galaxy S7 in January 2016

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According to the Korean publication ET News, Samsung plans to change the product introduction cadence for their Galaxy S flagship lineup. According to sources in the supply chain, ET News claims the announcement of Samsung Galaxy S7 will come in January 2016, probably during the CES trade show in Las Vegas. The product announcement should follow with a complete turnaround in the company’s smartphone sector, by splitting Samsung’s models into Premium and Sub Premium, followed by Mainstream and Entry Level. If that sounds like a bad idea, you’re not the only one. The idea behind Samsung’s plan is a simple one. They want to attract more customers and diversify their lineup, but is

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Apple, Business, Companies, iOS, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Software Programs

Apple Q2 2015 Earnings: iPhone Sales Hit 61 Million

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The iPhone shows no sign of slowing down as sales beat analyst expectations.

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Apple, Companies, Hardware, Intel, Mobile Computing, VR World

Next iPhone May Feature Intel’s Blazing Fast XMM 7360 LTE Modem

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Your next iPhone will come with an LTE modem manufactured by Intel.

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Android, Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Software Programs, Taiwan, VR World

HTC Manager Describes iPhone as ‘Boring’

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HTC’s senior global online communications manager describes iPhone as a “boring handset” if it is compared with the “Hima.”

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VR World

Samsung May Become Major Processor Supplier for Apple in 2015: Research

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The latest research by a U.S.-based brokerage said that Samsung may become the major processor supplier for Apple this year.

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Analysis, Apple, Companies

Apple’s Q1 FY2015: Most Profitable Quarter in Corporate History

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With record revenue and profits, impressive growth in China and an upcoming wearable device, Apple is in for a good start this FY2015.

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VR World

Xiaomi to Introduce Mi Note to Taiwan in Q2

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Xiaomi is planning to introduce Mi Note to Taiwan during Q2

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Apple, Business, Cloud Computing, Companies, Mobile Computing, Software Programs

Having SMS Problems After Ditching Apple and iMessage?

After Apple finally owned up to being the reason for undelivered SMS messages due to an iMessage bug, they have finally provided a fix for confused users.

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Entertainment, Global Politics, Japan, Mobile Computing, VR World

RomoCart Transforms Rooms Into Instant Race Courses

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RC cars are still cool and all, but this Kickstarter-project based virtual go-kart track creator can make it even more exciting and action-packed.

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Analysis, Apple, Companies, Mobile Computing

Anatomy of a Deal: What Went Wrong Between Apple and GT Advanced Technologies

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The sapphire screen of the iPhone 6 was a no-show because its supplier couldn’t deliver at the eleventh hour. But was the deal Apple had with GT Advanced Technologies set up to see the company fail?

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VR World

Galaxy Alpha Teardown Finds Modular Hardware, Sturdy Build Quality

Galaxy Alpha

While the external design of the Galaxy Alpha is a marked difference from other Samsung phones, the teardown finds that the innards share a lot of resemblances with other devices offered by the South Korean vendor.

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Analysis, Apple, Business, Companies, Hardware, Mobile Computing, VR World

iPhone Trade-in Statistics After iPhone 6 Launch

EcoATM has recently published numbers about trade-ins for smartphones after the launch of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, showing what’s being upgraded

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Analysis, Apple, Business, Companies, Hardware, Mobile Computing

iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6 Prices in Different Countries

iPhone 6 Camera

Ever wonder what people in other countries are paying for their shiny new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 pluses? Well, we’ve decided to look into the current Apple  listed prices for officially launched (or about to launch) countries in Europe, Asia and North America. Last time we looked at iPhone prices was with the iPhone 5S and by that point there were already dozens of countries launched. So, this time it was decided to start from the beginning and to continue to follow the market as it moves forward. There have already been reports of iPhones selling for over $1,500 in some markets, but the majority of those

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