iFixit is the internet’s go-to place for hardware teardowns. However, the site appears to have annoyed Apple by pulling a developer unit of the new Apple TV apart. This apparently violates Apple’s terms and conditions, which resulted in the developer account being suspended, and the iFixit app with it.
Intel’s sixth generation processor officially supports DDR3L and DDR4 RAM; however, Skylake motherboards have also been listing support for DDR3 RAM. While it is possible to use DDR3 RAM with the new processors, this shouldn’t be done as it turns out the higher voltage requirements could damage the integrated memory controller (IMC).
Microsoft’s Windows 10 IoT Core is the company’s attempt to get a piece of the embedded software pie. To that end, it has teamed up with Adafruit to provide potential developers and creators with a Raspberry Pi 2 starter kit that provides the buyer with everything he or she needs to get started building with the Windows 10 IoT Core OS.
Samsung has revealed a new consumer grade M.2 SSD in the 950 Pro. This new SSD will be made available in 256 and 512 GB capacities, and features the Non-Volatile Memory Host Controller Interface (NVMe) to remove the bottleneck that happens when high speed SSDs are combined with the older Advanced Host Controller Interface.
It is generally known that GPU for laptops are less powerful than its desktop counterparts. Even though the performance difference has been significantly reduced as of late, it is still quite noticeable. For example, the differences of performance between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M and GTX 980 is around 20%.
This happens for plenty of reasons but NVIDIA has just unveiled its solution though, by making the desktop version of its GTX 980 graphics card small enough to be fitted into a laptop. Yup…believe it.
While it is common to see hardcore enthusiasts install liquid-cooling blocks on their graphic cards, it seems that there are increasing numbers of manufacturers starting to offer factory-installed liquid-cooled graphics card as of late. Some goes even further by offering a combination of both liquid and air cooling in one single product and one of the latest attempt in having such product came from a joint effort by MSI as well as Corsair.
AMD has officially announced the creation of the Radeon Technologies Group, a new division within the company dedicated to GPU development. The company has also appointed industry veteran Raja Koduri to over see the group as it looks into expanding its reach in VR and AR markets.
Samsung has announced that it is starting mass production of 12Gb LPDDR4 mobile DRAM. This could potentially lead to smartphones with 6GB of RAM; not that any mobile app actually needs access to that much memory at this time. The smaller 20nm manufacturing process could also be used to make thinner smartphones.
At the Apple Special Event earlier today, CEO Tim Cook stated that the company believes that apps is the future of TV. That together with powerful hardware, modern operating system, and new user experience. All these are what the new Apple TV is designed to deliver to consumers next month.