Patch for Win 7 dinosaurs who want modern chips
Published in Processors


Windows 7 shall still rule the earth

Software King of the World, Microsoft has made it clear that it does not want users of Intel Kaby Lake and AMD Bristol Ridge CPUs using Windows 7.

Ubuntu might retire Thunderbird
Published in News


Users use Google mail


The open saucy Ubuntu is considering dumping the Thunderbird mail app because users tend to favour using webservices mail instead.

Microsoft puts quantum computing on ice
Published in Memory


Cool for potentially dead or alive cats 


Software king of the world Microsoft has some rather cool quantum computing plans which involves rather a lot of ice.

Windows 10 feature extends battery life
Published in Notebooks


Per-app CPU throttling now available for beta testers

Earlier this week, Microsoft unveiled a new operating system wide power savings feature for Windows 10 that claims to reduce notebook battery consumption by around 11 percent on devices equipped with Skylake and Kaby Lake processors.

Apple prepares iMac refresh for 2H 2017
Published in News


Server grade Xeon iMac arriving in Q4

According to sources within the Taiwanese supply chain, Apple is preparing to begin production on the 2017 refresh of its iMac desktop lineup in the second half of the year. The company is also testing a new server-grade iMac for enterprise users to take on Microsoft’s Surface Studio competitor.

Intel to announce Basin Falls and Coffee Lake ahead of schedule
Published in Motherboards



Intel is expected to announce Basin Falls, its upcoming High-End Desktop (HEDT) platform based on the X299 chipset, and its Coffee Lake mainstream desktop platform based on the Z300-series chipset, two months earlier than originally scheduled, according to industry sources.

Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ SoCs compared
Published in Mobiles


Exynos 8895 vs. Snapdragon 835

Both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ will be available with two SoCs, Samsung's own Exynos 8895 chipset and Qualcomm's pride and joy, the Snapdragon 835 chipset, and now, both of them have been pitted against each other in a couple of benchmarks.

3D NAND flash output to increase in 2H 2017
Published in Memory


Industry attempts to close global supply shortages


According to sources within the memory industry, global production of 3D NAND flash memory chips is expected to expand substantially in the second half of 2017, exceeding the output of 2D NAND chips by the fourth quarter of the year.

AMD RX 480 successfully flashed to RX 580
Published in Graphics


Might work on some graphics cards

Several AMD Radeon RX 480 graphics cards have been successfully BIOS flashed to Radeon RX 580, allowing them to run at higher GPU clock speeds.

EKWB releases new GTX 1080 Ti water block
Published in News


For Asus ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti

EK Water Blocks, liquid cooling experts from Slovenia, has announced its latest Geforce GTX 1080 Ti full-cover water block, which supports Asus' custom ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti graphics card.