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Qualcomm Turns To Samsung To Manufacture Upcoming Snapdragon 820 Chip

by Farhan · 1 hour ago · 1 Comment · 311 views

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Qualcomm has will be switching suppliers for its Snapdragon 820 processor away from Taiwan Semiconductor, which is better known as TSMC. Problem with the Snapdragon 810 have made the company rethink its strategy, and it will be engaging Samsung for the next generation processor.

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Mediatek Introduces 10-core Helio X20 Processor, Plans to Mass Produce It by Year End

by Andrew Cheng · 4 days ago · 2 Comments · 1.3k views

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After introducing the Helio X and Helio P family of processors, Mediatek has unveiled a new addition to the X series, the Helio X20. What makes this processor particularly interesting is the fact that it is a 10-core chipset, something that is unheard-of until now. While quad-core processors are slowly being replaced by octa-core chips, 10-core processors will probably be the norm in the coming future.

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Apple Turns To TSMC For More Chips To Power The Next iPhone

by Farhan · 4 days ago · No Comments · 951 views

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A note to Apple investors has revealed that Cupertino is shifting more production of its upcoming A9 processors to TSMC. This was done at the last minute following concerns that the other contracted manufacturers, which include Samsung, would not be able to meet demand in time.

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The New Apple MacBook Is Near Impossible To Fix It Yourself

by Terry Bass · 5 days ago · 9 Comments · 2.8k views
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Apple’s new MacBook is now available to purchase from the company’s online store. However, if users were thinking of skimping on the AppleCare Protection Plan and fixing the MacBook themselves, then tough luck because iFixit has given the new Retina MacBook 2015 a horrific repairability score of one out of ten.

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Asus Opens Up STRIX Membership For Strix Graphics Card Holders

by Terry Bass · 6 days ago · No Comments · 714 views

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Asus has announced an open registration for STRIX membership for owners of its STRIX branded graphics cards. The membership carries with it several benefits, which includes possible discounts for future graphics card upgrades and the chance to attend product launches.

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Nokia Has Agreed To Buy Alcatel-Lucent For RM61.4 Billion

by Farhan · 6 days ago · No Comments · 1k views

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Nokia has agreed to buy French competitor Alcatel-Lucent for €15.6 billion; a move that comes barely 24 hours after the two companies said they were in “advanced talks” for a merger. The new combined company will still bear the Nokia name, although it expects to retain the Bell Labs brand from Alcatel for its network R&D activities.

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3DR Solo Drone Takes Flight, World’s First Smart Drone

by Terry Bass · 6 days ago · No Comments · 1.5k views

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3D Robotics has launched the world’s first smart drone – the 3DR Solo. The name already implies what the drone is capable of doing. Equipped with multiple tools and pre-set commands, the Solo simplifies drone videography.

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Review: Corsair Gaming Sabre Laser RGB Gaming Mouse – Superior Mouse That Comes At A Cost

by Terry Bass · 7 days ago · No Comments · 779 views

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Corsair recently rebranded their gaming division, bringing along a new logo and a more straightforward name – Corsair Gaming. The Corsair Gaming Sabre Laser RGB Gaming Mouse is one of the new products spawned under the redesigned Corsair Gaming division.

It is a gaming mouse with an 8,200 dpi laser sensor, Omron switches, 8-programmable buttons, sold for RM269 inclusive of GST. Is it a gaming mouse that is worth the bang for buck, or is it just another overpriced gaming product?

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LG Monitors Disable UAC, Leaves Users Vulnerable To Malware

by Farhan · 1 week ago · 2 Comments · 557 views

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It turns out that using certain LG monitors for their split screen capabilities may be opening users to security problems. This stems from the fact that the drivers for the monitors disable Windows User Account Controls, which were put in place to ensure that unwanted software doesn’t install itself on computers.

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Winners Announcement: GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 960 4GB G1 Gaming Graphics Card Giveaway

by Chief Chapree · 2 weeks ago · 8 Comments · 1.8k views

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So, the day has finally come for us to announce the winners for our GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 960 4GB G1 Gaming graphics cards giveaway. As promised, there are three winners for this giveaway with each of them will receive the brand new graphics card from GIGABYTE which is powered by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 GPU with 4GB GDDR5 of RAM and features the mighty Windforce 3X thermal solution.

Without further delay, read more below to see if you are one of three lucky winners.

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Future Devices Could Have a Battery That Recharges in One Minute

by Andrew Cheng · 2 weeks ago · 4 Comments · 2.2k views

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The days of finding for power outlets to charge up your dying device could be coming to an end soon. Researchers at Stanford University has apparently developed a new battery that can be recharged in just one minute. This definitely gives “quick charging” a whole new meaning.

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Intel Reveals Realsense 3D Camera For Smartphones, Future Of Atom Processors

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · 1 Comment · 645 views

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The Intel Developer Forum has brought to light some interesting details about the future of Intel’s Atom x3 processor, as well as a first look at the Realsense camera on a smartphone. The IDF theme for this year appears to centre on mobile devices, with the Atom family of processors playing a big role for Intel’s plans.

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