Demand for lithium batteries in 2015 continues
Taiwan’s Taipei 101 is on The Nation’s Most Expensive Land
Taipei City Government said that the land where Taipei 101 is located is again estimated as the most expensive piece of land in the nation
Cross-strait News Daily Round-up for Dec. 9
Highlighted business news in Taiwan, China and Hong Kong for Dec. 9, 2014
San Diego Carriers Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile Tied in Performance
The San Diego carriers duke it out again in Rootmetrics’ scoring for the second half of 2014 and the results are that Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile are a tie
Why is AT&T's Samsung Galaxy Note Edge $100 More than Sprint's?
For some reason, AT&T’s Galaxy Note Edge is costing consumers $105.99 more than the Sprint version, yet Sprint’s version sells for $40 more on-contract.
Cloud Storage Company Bitcasa Screws Customers
Bitcasa has decided to get rid of unlimited storage and raise prices on their customers without any warning and is giving them three weeks to get their data
AMD Prepares APU Price Cuts
AMD (NYSE: AMD) is cutting the prices of its APUs in anticipation of the holiday shopping season and you might just be able to build a fast a great system on a budget this holiday season thanks to AMD. The prices you see below are ‘suggested’ etail prices, meaning that you will very likely only see these prices in online stores and they could actually go lower. For example, an A10-7850K is going for $179.99 right now on Newegg, but since it appears the price cuts have not been made effective there yet, you should wait to buy that APU until they are. After all, AMD
Is AMD or Isn't AMD Cutting Prices?
AMD has been sending mixed signals about whether or not they are actually cutting the prices of its high-end GPUs for consumers as a response to Nvidia.
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
iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6 Prices in Different Countries
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
GeForce GTX 980 Review: More Performance at Lower Power
The Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 is Nvidia’s latest and greatest graphics card featuring the company’s new Maxwell GPU architecture. Nvidia claims that Maxwell is able to maintain performance while delivering better power efficiency. Sure, the Kepler architecture brought some amazing improvements when compared to the infamous Fermi architecture, but it was less revolutionary than the Maxwell architecture which debuted last year in the GTX 750 Ti. Below, you can see a single SMM block diagram of the Maxwell architecture, followed by the full GM-204 architecture. Keep in mind that this is not the full-blown version of Maxwell. The GeForce GTX 980 is based upon Nvidia’s GM-204 GPU
Xbox One Drops Kinect, Goes Down to $399
For those of you that didn’t hop on the Titanfall Xbox One Edition deal for $399, it looks like there’s a new way to get ahold of an Xbox One for $399. Microsoft appears to have gotten rid of the requirement to buy a Kinect with an Xbox one for the wholesome price of $499 and are selling just the Xbox One alone for $399. Obviously, this made the Xbox One a solid 25% more expensive than the PlayStation 4 and as a result will naturally mean fewer sales. Microsoft seriously believed that because they bundled the Kinect with the Xbox One it would somehow
Macbook Air Gets Refreshed, $899 for 11" and $999 for 13"
It isn’t often that Apple will update a piece of hardware without doing some kind of major launch or making a big deal about it. But with the new Macbook Air, they did just that. With the new Macbook Air (2014), Apple has made some minute improvements over the previous generation. Namely, Apple has kept the same Haswell chips in the Macbook Air from 2013, but has bumped the CPU clock to 1.4 GHz base from 1.3 GHz. This is probably due to a bin improvement on the chips themselves, which means faster chips at the same or lower power with almost no changes at all.