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Samsung Galaxy S7 will have Qualcomm or Samsung processors

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 hour, 44 mins ago

Samsung hasn't had quite the success it wanted with the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, so it launched the new Galaxy S6 edge+ and even still, the company isn't hitting the sales numbers it wanted to.




When Samsung made the new smartphones, it didn't use Qualcomm processors in some markets because of the issues that the Snapdragon 810 was having with thermal throttling, and Samsung made the good decision to use its own super-fast Exynos processors instead. Well, as Samsung prepares its next generation Galaxy S7 smartphone, the company is likely to use Qualcomm processors once again - but the new Snapdragon 820 processors based on Qualcomm's custom Kryo cores.


The Snapdragon 820 is a bloody fast system-on-chip, so expect new world records to be created when Samsung launches the Galaxy S7 next year.

NVIDIA showed off its next-gen HBM-based Pascal GPU in Japan recently

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 4 hours, 1 min ago

We know it's coming, and we can't wait - NVIDIA begins showing off more and more of its new Pascal architecture, teasing the HBM-powered Pascal GPU at GTC Japan 2015 recently.




The last time we saw Pascal was when NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang showed off a prototype board at GTC 2015 in March, but now we're seeing a slightly different Pascal GPU board than we saw earlier this year. The board features an actual Pascal GPU now that it has taped out, with the consumer GeForce card to feature a huge 16GB of HBM2 while the professional side of things will bump things up to 32GB of HBM2.


The design of the board is very similar to the Fiji-powered cards from AMD, as NVIDIA's Pascal chip is on a similar interposer to AMD. It looks slightly bigger, but we should expect the Pascal-powered cards to blow the doors off of the Fiji-powered cards from AMD. We will see DirectX 12 support, around 17 billion transistors, a 4096-bit memory interface, and so much more. Expect more news on this as we get closer to the New Year.

Players attempt to enter nostalgia trip as CODPROMOD kicks on

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 hours, 25 mins ago

If you were part of the (comparatively) tiny gaming scene in the early to mid-2000's you may have been aware of the thunder that was 'CODPROMOD', designed as a competitive-play modification for Call of Duty games such as the originals and Modern Warfare (CoD4).




Websites across the globe like TEK9, CyberGamer and Cadred were largely dedicated to the competitive scene of these titles, hosting numerous online and LAN competitions over many years and saw the birth of what a flashy 'frag video' would be classified as today.


There isn't exactly any 'news' to report here as such, but more so a call for all CoD players to band together in the name of nostalgia. The meeting place is a thread over on eSports Heaven, previously known as, being one of the biggest old school players in the CoD scene itself.

Check out these official DOCTOR WHO wired and wireless headphones

By: Chris Smith | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: 7 hours, 46 mins ago

If you're a real fan of BBC's DR WHO and simply can't get enough, Massive Audio has just announced its new DOCTOR WHO Bluetooth wireless and wired headphone models. With the information being released recently through a press release and stock expecting to arrive very soon, these headphones are a continuation of Massive Audio's TARDIS and Dalek Bluetooth speaker products.




Designed with an over-ear design across all models, the Bluetooth edition further features an inbuilt microphone, song controls and a claimed 30-hour play time on a single charge.


If you're interested in one of these for yourself, the Bluetooth edition will set you back $119.98 and the wired edition $79.98. There will be a plethora of stores stocking this 57mm driver-packing product, including the BBC SHOP, Think Geek, Amazon and Game Stop.

A Full HD 16 inch display via USB, meet the AOC PRO

By: Chris Smith | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: 9 hours, 44 mins ago

Thanks to the power of USB 3.0, AOC has released its first USB-only monitor, the 16" HD Pro USB E1659FWUX-PRO. Said to be powered with DisplayLink technology, this monitor further has a 300 cd/m2 brightness which makes "it the brightest in its class" as pointed out in a recent press release.




This plug and play monitor requires no setup protocols and is compatible with both Mac and PC systems. Designed with travel in mind, AOC has made sure that this monitor is suitable for transport in a suitcase and comes with a carry case of its own.


If you're interested in one of these for yourself, expect to spend $199 from Amazon online.

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Apacer claims its 3000MHz DDR4 laptop RAM is 'the true champion'

By: Chris Smith | More News: RAM | Posted: 11 hours, 42 mins ago

Available in a massive 64GB kit comprised of 4x16GB sticks, Apacer's new DDR4 RAM has been designed by its 'Z511 Lab' and will be available soon in 2400, 2666, 2800 and 3000 MHz editions, ranging from $139 - $299.




With the ability to withstand an incredible 120 degrees celsius (248 Fahrenheit) and operate without issue, this DDR4 SO-DIMM memory is designed purely with laptops in mind, aiming to skirt around overheating issues that some performance laptops are currently feeling.


The Z511 Lab is explained by Apacer as being a special part of this company designed to look at performance products, and performance products only. Setup in early 2015, this group is responsible for performance and stress testing products before they are available to the market.

Reload Studios, created by former COD creators, secures $4m funding

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 13 hours, 43 mins ago

Reload Studios has just secured $4 million in its first round of funding, with Reload Studios' CEO James Chung saying: "Now the foundation is set. Gaining partners who believed in the future of VR is like gaining a huge army for the battle. We are ready to take on the whole world of VR".




The investors included Rothenberg Ventures, World Innovation Lab, Barunson E&A, YK CRCM RS LLC as well as a few undisclosed private backers. Reload Studios has only just announced its first VR title 'World War Toons' as well as the creation of its own VR Lab. The studio has partnered up with WoofbertVR, an arts education VR company.


General Partner at YK CRCM RS LLC, Chun Ding, said: "Today's digital consumers will best experience and embrace virtual reality through its most exciting and breath-taking content. We applaud the talented team at Reload Studios for what they have accomplished and are thrilled to partner with them to bring the best of these contents to the consumers".

Dell to refresh their XPS 12 with an ASUS Transformer-like 4K tablet

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 15 hours, 42 mins ago

Dell is preparing a refresh of its popular XPS 12 laptop-tablet convertible, something that WinFuture is saying could be an ASUS Transformer-like device powered by Intel's new Skylake processors.




The current XPS 12 features a swiveling 12.5-inch display, but the new slate could separate the display and keyboard into a dockable, Transformer-like hybrid. If Dell did this, it would make the XPS 12 a much more versatile device, and could compete directly against the likes of the ASUS Transformer, and Microsoft's Surface line - including the upcoming Surface Pro 4.


We can expect a 12.5-inch 4K display, but there will be a cheaper 1080p model, too. Inside, there should be an Intel Skylake-powered Core M processor, up to 8GB of RAM, a 30 watt-hour battery, and optional LTE. The new XPS 12 will feature two Thunderbolt 3-powered USB Type-C connectors, USB 3.1 connectivity, and stylus support. There should be two keyboard docks, with the thicker one featuring more connectivity in the form of HDMI, and USB ports.

Scientists invent neural lace, can connect your brain to a computer

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 17 hours, 37 mins ago

There's times when I'm using my smartphone or computer, and I think to myself "there has to be a faster way of using this, I wish I could just think and my computer/smartphone would do/record/act". Well, we're bloody close.




Scientists in both China and the United States have found a way of injecting a tiny electronic mesh sensor into the brain that fully integrates with cerebral matter, enabling computers to monitor brain activity. Researchers from Harvard and the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology in Beijing have successfully created a flexible electrical circuit that first inside of a 0.1mm-diameter glass syringe in a water-based solution.


When this solution is injected into the brains of mice, the "mesh unfurled to 30 times its size and mouse brain cells grew around the mesh, forming connections with the wires in the flexible mesh circuit. The biochemical mouse brain completely accepted the mechanical component and integrated with it without any damage being caused to the mouse", reports IBT.


But where is the human cyborg part of it? Well, if the "neural lace is able to completely integrate with the human brain, this would enable doctors to treat all sorts of neurodegenerative diseases that are currently difficult to cure" we're going to be one step closer to being a Terminator, kinda. According to Charles Lieber, a nanotechnologist at Harvard University and co-author of the study: "We're trying to blur the distinction between electronic circuits and neural circuits".

ASUS will include pre-installed Microsoft software on Android devices

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 19 hours, 46 mins ago

Microsoft has revised the terms of its patent-licensing deal with ASUS, allowing the Taiwanese giant to pre-install Microsoft's Office productivity suite on its Android-powered devices. In return, Microsoft gains access to ASUS' patent portfolio.




Samsung was one of the first Android partners to pre-install Microsoft apps on its devices, where the Galaxy S6 includes a Microsoft folder that has Skype, OneDrive and OneNote pre-installed. Dell followed Samsung, and so did LG and Sony shortly after. Now, there are over 30 device makers pre-installing Microsoft products onto their Android-based devices.

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