Hardware

MediaTek Introduces New Processors, Helio X and Helio P

by Terry Bass · 2 hours ago · 7 Comments · 352 views

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Taiwanese processor manufacturer, MediaTek has unveiled a new family of processing chips called “Helio”. There are two series of chips in Helio – Helio X and Helio P. With the former catering to high-end smartphones while the latter will be powering budget devices. 

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Raspberry Pi Gains Secure Boot Add-On

by Farhan · 5 days ago · 1 Comment · 882 views

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The Raspberry Pi has become one of the most popular system boards in the world, and has been slapped onto just about everything at this point. German electronics manufacturer Wibu Systems has decided that the only thing missing from the equation is a hardware based security system.

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Microsoft Is Allegedly Making A New Surface, But It Will Not Be The Surface Pro 4

by Farhan · 5 days ago · 1 Comment · 3.1k views

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Microsoft looks to be building a successor to its Surface lineup, but it appears to be the lower end Surface 3. Despite the lack of “Pro” tag, it will still be running on Windows 10; which is another indication that Redmond is more than happy to pretend that Windows RT was a bad dream.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X Is Now In Malaysia, Costs More Than RM 4K

by Chief Chapree · 6 days ago · 13 Comments · 3.7k views

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Officially launched at GDC 2015 earlier this month and once again at NVIDIA’s own GTC 2015 last week, the new GeForce GTX Titan X is claimed to be the best single GPU graphics card that the company has to offer for consumers at the moment. Well, turns out that it doesn’t take long for the new flagship graphics card to arrive in our market.

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Hands-On and First Impressions: ASUS ZenBook UX305

by Terry Bass · 6 days ago · 18 Comments · 5k views

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Just yesterday, ASUS officially launched its latest iteration of the ZenBook series, the ZenBook UX305. This new laptop receives several hardware changes from its predecessor, the ZenBook UX32VD. Boasting speed, slimness and aesthetics, the ZenBook UX305 is indeed pretty on the eyes, so we were more than happy to take a quick look at the new ZenBook.

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HTC One M9 No Longer Overheats In Benchmarks

by Farhan · 7 days ago · 2 Comments · 1.3k views

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Early reports of the HTC One M9 overheating appear to have been premature. A renewed benchmark using updated firmware shows that the One M9 produces the same amount of heat as any other smartphone. It turns out that the original software wasn’t finished, as the original benchmark warned, and HTC has managed to avoid any problems with the flagship smartphone’s temperature.

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HyperX Releases Blazing Fast Predator PCIe SSD in 240GB and 480GB Capacities

by Andrew Cheng · 7 days ago · 3 Comments · 2k views

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HyperX, a division of Kingston Technology, has just unveiled the new Predator PCIe SSD. Offered in capacities of 240GB and 480GB, the Predator offers up to 1,400MBps and 1,000MBps of read/write speed. Needless to say, this level of performance is only achievable with a PCIe SSD, which is much more superior to a conventional SATA SSD.

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Pebble Providing Funding For Developers Who Want To Build Pebble Time Smartstraps

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · No Comments · 211 views

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Pebble Time very quickly became the most funded Kickstarter campaigns ever, despite lacking the same functions and features found on other smartwatches. To get around this, the wearable will feature a modular smartstraps that allow developers to build additional modules for the wearable; and is now offering seed money for those who want to get started.

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Here Are The Minimum Hardware Requirements For Windows 10 PCs and Phones

by Chief Chapree · 2 weeks ago · 1 Comment · 8k views

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The on-going Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) conference in China is rather interesting in a sense that not everything are revealed during its keynote sessions. Many of the new facts about Windows 10 are actually revealed through the numerous sessions that happen throughout the two-day conference.

Although they are meant for Microsoft’s hardware, design, and manufacturing partners, these sessions do provide plenty of information that consumers might need to be aware of regarding Windows 10. For example, one of the sessions has actually revealed the minimum hardware requirements for the new operating system.

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Microsoft Korea Launches Lucoms, A Tiny Windows 10 PC Dongle

by Terry Bass · 2 weeks ago · No Comments · 1.5k views

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Microsoft Korea announced a PC stick capable of running the full Windows 10 package in a tiny form factor. Made by Lucom Daewoo, the device will be shipped with Windows 8.1 on board and is due to receive the free Windows 10 upgrade for free when it gets released later this summer.

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Staingate: Annoyed Apple MacBook Users Start Campaign Over Anti-Reflective Coating Peeling

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · 4 Comments · 2.9k views

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A group of Apple users have begun a campaign against the quality of the anti-reflective coating found on MacBook displays. It would appear that the issue stems from the coating becoming scratched or peeling off after a certain amount of time. While the problem has been known since 2013, it was only recently that Apple users began to vent their frustration over the matter.

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NVIDIA Reveals More Info About Pascal: Next-Gen GPU Architecture That’s 10 Times Faster Than Maxwell

by Chief Chapree · 2 weeks ago · 4 Comments · 1.1k views

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Apart from announcing the availability of its brand new GeForce GTX Titan X at the company’s on-going GPU Technology Conference (GTC) 2015, NVIDIA has also shared some information regarding its next generation GPU architecture called Pascal. Scheduled for release in 2016, the company claimed that the new architecture is 10 times faster than the existing Maxwell architecture in terms of deep learning capabilities which is a major theme at this year’s GTC.

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