The Wall Street Journal reports that Google has successfully acquired Titan Aerospace, a startup that specialises in building high altitude drones. It was earlier reported that social media giant Facebook expressed interest in purchasing the company, but it would appear that they have been beaten to the punch by Google.
So, the rumour is true: AMD has officially unveiled its brand new dual-GPU graphics card that the company named the Radeon R9 295X2. While most of the information regarding the card are widely known due to leaks prior to today’s official announcement, it is still good to hear the official side of the story.
Just when we’re all expecting to see Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 in upcoming flagship smartphones – HTC One M8, Samsung Galaxy S5, Sony Xperia Z2, etc., and the Snapdragon 805 this “summer”, Qualcomm has went ahead and announced the Snapdragon 808 and Snapdragon 810 processor, which will be coming in the first half of 2015.
The modular phone concept is without a doubt one of the most interesting mobile device to look forward to in the near future and if you’re as excited as I am about it, the Phonebloks team has recently released a video showing the progress of Google’s Project Ara. The video brings you to Google’s office and on top of introducing you to all of the people involved in the project, it also shows some interesting insights to Project Ara.
You know what they say about imitation being the best form of flattery? Well, the folks at Pressy, the Almighty Android Button, must be feeling extremely flattered right now because Xiaomi has recently introduced a brand new product that looks almost exactly like Pressy. In fact, the product from Xiaomi is so new, that it doesn’t even have a name yet. Hugo Barra yesterday posted on his Google+ account showing off the little gadget and asking for suggestions for some cool names.
The first concept images of the new Universal Serial Bus (USB) standard, dubbed USB 3.1 or USB Type-C, has appeared courtesy of Foxconn. Intended as a universal replacement to both USB and microUSB connectors, the new USB standard specifications will be finalized by July this year.
Now here’s something to make us Malaysians (as well as Apple TV owners) jealous, Amazon has recently announced its Fire TV set-top box that also doubles as a game console with its very own (optional) controller. Announced just hours ago, the set-top box will go on sale immediately (not in Malaysia of course), for USD$99, the same price as the Apple TV.
Few months have now passed since AMD launched its top-of-the-line graphics card: the AMD Radeon R9 290X. In fact, the Radeon Rx 200 family have since been filled with plenty of models that covered multiple segments of the market.
Except for one: a multi-GPU model, as per what we have seen before with Radeon HD 6990 and Radeon HD 7990 from previous Radeon series. That being said, that model is apparently already on its way according to the recent rumours that have been flowing around within the pipeline lately.
For Mac users, the thunderbolt port has always represented something that theoretically you can use to transfer data really fast but often the solutions are way too expensive to be viable. Sure, it was used to power displays and adapters for ethernet, but the bread and butter was hooking up a blazing fast hard drive to your Mac.
Security firm SensePost has unveiled its Snoopy drone; which is able to fly around and steal smartphone information from unsuspecting users. The firm, which is attending a Black Hat Conference in Singapore, simply attached a computer containing their Snoopy software to a drone to grant it a greater range.