HBM 2.0 GPUs unlikely for 2016 GPUs
Published in Graphics


Too expensive, limited supply

Our well-placed industry sources have told us that we should not expect to see the HBM 2.0 based GPUs shipping anytime soon. Nvidia Pascal and AMD Polaris 10 / 11 will stick with GDDR5 memory for the time being.

HTC 10 camera tested, falls short but receives high score
Published in News


UltraPixel 2.0 versus Galaxy S7, Xperia Z5, Nexus 6P, iPhone 6S Plus


HTC’s tenth-generation flagship smartphone, the HTC 10, just released to early reviewers for hardware testing and is now available for pre-order. Meanwhile, with the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge just now arriving in consumers’ hands, it is prime time for comparing and analyzing top-performing smartphone camera hardware, including devices like the Nexus 6P, iPhone 6S / 6S Plus and Sony Xperia Z5. Several new HTC 10 camera reviews from around the web aim to compare shots among these devices with HTC’s new smartphone lens hardware for 2016.

Apple expects your gear to be dead in three years
Published in News


It does not matter how much you paid

It might have cost you an arm and a leg, but Apple does not expect its shiny toys to last longer than three to four years.

TSMC's Q1 2016 revenues decline 18 percent
Published in News


Low-end, midrange smartphone demand offset February earthquake

On Thursday Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company announced an 18 percent quarterly revenue decline for Q1 2016 from the same timeframe a year ago in Q1 2015. The chip manufacturing giant also announced Q1 2016 net profit of $2 billion USD ($64.78 billion TWD), representing an 8.3 percent quarterly profit decline from the same timeframe a year ago in Q1 2015.

Delete QuickTime now
Published in News


Government health warning

Forget Flash, Apple’s QuickTime videoplayer is so insecure it should be deleted from any PC unfortunate to have it, the US government has warned.

Blackberry open to the cops since 2010
Published in Mobiles


So much for that myth

Blackberry’s encryption security is a myth and the Canadian coppers have had access to every encrypted piece of data on its network since 2010.

G.Skill's new DDR4-4333 memory works only on ASRock Z170M OC Formula
Published in Memory


High-end Trident Z series memory modules

ASRock has announced that the latest high-end Trident-Z DDR4 4333MHz memory modules work only on their work on their mATX Z170M OC Formula.

Samsung prepares for memory price war
Published in Memory


Wants market share over profits

Samsung Electronics changing its approach to its memory chip business and focus on market share over profit margins and the industry will suffer, according to one analyst.

Microsoft denies the Oculus rift delays are its fault
Published in Wearables


Xbox One control pad not to blame

Software giant Microsoft has moved to deny a daft internet rumour that it was responsible for the ongoing Oculus Rift supply issues.

Coolest the kick-starting disaster
Published in News


Really uncool

One of Kickstarter’s biggest disasters keeps getting worse thanks mostly to the antics of the company behind it.