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Gionee S10 photos leak shows dual front and rear camera

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: May 11, 2017 3:28 pm

Gionee's next smartphone, the S10, is expected to launch sometime this year. The specs of the phone have been rumored for a while now, and recent leak gives us the best look of the phone so far.




The mentioned images showed up on Chinese Weibo and confirm that the S10 should come with dual rear and front camera setup. The back cameras are reportedly 16MP + 8MP, while the front shooter should rock 20MP + 8MP, for 'flawless selfies.' Of course, these are rumors, so take this info with a grain of salt.


The phone should come with 5.5-inch display and leaks claim that it will be powered by a MediaTek 6755 processor. There should also be 4GB of RAM on board plus 64GB of internal storage.

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HTC reports 9% revenue decline in April, 6.4% drop YoY

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: May 11, 2017 2:33 pm

HTC has reported their monthly revenue for April 2017, and it doesn't look good. The company marked a 9.29% decline in revenue compared to March and 18.03% decline compared to the same month last year.


HTC's revenue for April 2017 was NT$(Taiwan New Dollar)4.71 billion or $155 million. The total of revenue for this year is NT$19.24 billion or $625 million, which means that the revenue dropped 6.45% compared to the first four months of 2016.




It seems that the HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play sales aren't that great, and they aren't helping the company to get back on track. The two phones were launched in January, but many were left disappointed with the last year's processor and a steep price that can be compared to the price of Snapdragon 835 powered Galaxy S8.


In March, the company announced their previously teased "big surprise" - a limited edition of the U Ultra with a sapphire glass screen and 128GB of internal storage. However, the Taiwanese company set a steep price for the device - $946, which is around $200 more than the regular U Ultra. This means that for almost $1000 you'll get a phone with a Snapdragon 821, 4GB of RAM, 12MP main camera, 16MP selfie shooter, and 3,000 mAh battery.

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Apple buys sleep-tracking app and hardware maker Beddit

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: May 11, 2017 1:22 pm

Apple has acquired a sleep tracking app and hardware maker Beddit. The Finnish startup posted this news to their website adding that users personal data will be collected, used and disclosed under the Apple Privacy Policy.




The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.


The Finland-based company was founded in 2007 and in late 2015 they launched their products in Apple stores. Their latest product, Beddit 3 Sleep Monitor, automatically tracks your sleep and works with the Beddit app on your iPhone or iPad to help you achieve better sleep.

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GIVEAWAY: Corsair Dominator Platinum Torque DDR4 RAM Kit

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: May 11, 2017 1:00 pm

Global entry! We have teamed up with Corsair to give away a kit of their brand new Dominator Platinum Torque DDR4 memory, which we just posted a review about here.




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AMD Radeon RX Vega liquid cooled dual-GPU card teased

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: May 11, 2017 12:41 pm

Like it was planned to be teased after NVIDIA's huge unveil of their next-gen Volta GPU on their new Tesla V100 graphics card, news appears through recent Linux drivers of a purported dual-GPU based on Radeon RX Vega. The new info points to specific code:




  • table->Tliquid1Limit = cpu_to_le16(tdp_table->usTemperatureLimitLiquid1);
  • table->Tliquid2Limit = cpu_to_le16(tdp_table->usTemperatureLimitLiquid2);


These codes are new Vega 10 IDs, so we should expect a larger family of Radeon RX Vega graphics cards - with the number 7 floating around in previous reports. The specific code we're looking at here points to a specific PLX chip, which is an ASIC board that splits PCIe lanes to bridge multiple components, like dual GPUs.


There's not much else here, but a dual-GPU Radeon RX Vega is something AMD will need to beat the new Tesla V100 graphics card, that's for sure. A dual-Vega graphics card could also hurt the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti... so we'll have to wait and see.

System Shock 3 concept art, approved by SHODAN

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 11, 2017 9:21 am

System Shock and System Shock 2 are two of my favorite games of all time, especially the sequel which really ramped up SHODAN's plan to end your existence - so any news of System Shock 3 is great. The latest tease of the upcoming game has arrived in the form of concept art from the team.




Starbreeze and OtherSide Entertainment teased concept art for System Shock 3, but there wasn't any new information unveiled about the game.


Concept art is all we get for now, but with System Shock 3 being in early development, we can't expect too much right now. I'm happy with this beautiful concept art, and can't wait to see how the game fills out when we start getting gameplay videos on it, and more.

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NVIDIA CEO isn't worried about AMD's new Radeon RX Vega

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: May 11, 2017 4:22 am

GTC 2017 - NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang has come out with some fighting words for its main competitor AMD, and their upcoming Radeon RX Vega graphics card, with the Huang saying he's confident in NVIDIA's position in the gaming GPU market.




NVIDIA has no competition in the high-end market against their GeForce GTX 1070, GTX 1080, GTX 1080 @ 11Gbps, GTX 1080 Ti, Titan X(P) and the new TITAN Xp. AMD has their upcoming Radeon RX Vega graphics card family, but we're still weeks away from its release.


After NVIDIA's unveiling of their new Volta-based Tesla V100 graphics card, Blayne Curtis from Barclays Capital Inc. asked Huang: "I was just wondering if you can just talk about the competitive landscape looking back at the last refresh. And then looking forward into the back half of this year, I think your competitors have a new platform. I'm just curious as to your thoughts as to how the share worked out on the previous refresh and then the competitiveness into the second half of this year".


Huang replied with: "My assessment is that the competitive position is not going to change".

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NVIDIA's new Volta-powered DGX-1 costs $149,000

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: May 11, 2017 3:10 am

GTC 2017 - NVIDIA has officially unveiled its new Volta-based Tesla V100 graphics card, the most advanced piece of silicon in the world - on the 12nm node, with 16GB of HBM2 @ 900GB/sec, and so much more - but the AI research systems have also been announced, topping out at $149,000.




NVIDIA's new DGX-1 with Tesla V100 has 960 Tensor TFLOPs of performance, 8 x Tesla V100 graphics cards, NVLink Hybrid Cube technology, and is the equivalent of 400 servers in a box. NVIDIA says that it's capable of pushing down the required time on datasets from 8 days on TITAN X, to just 8 hours on DGX-1 with Tesla V100.

NVIDIA Tesla V100: single-slot 150W, dual-slot 300W

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: TweakTown | Posted: May 11, 2017 2:17 am

GTC 2017 - NVIDIA removed the wraps off of their next-gen Volta GPU architecture today at GTC 2017, with the new Tesla V100 graphics card and DGX-1 with Tesla V100 system that costs $149,000.




We know that there are over 21 billion transistors on the GV100 GPU, offering 15 TFLOPs of single precision compute performance backed up by 7.5 TFLOPs of double precision compute. But there are two variations of Tesla V100 graphics cards: single-slot, and dual-slot. The single-slot Tesla V100 has a 150W TDP, while the dual-slot Tesla V100 ramps up the TDP to 300W.


NVIDIA hasn't confirmed what the different in performance is going to be for the 150W variant of Tesla V100, and that's a very interesting question. Performance wise, we're expecting a pretty huge 40% performance per watt advantage over the previous Pascal-based Tesla P100, on the new 12nm FinFET process.

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AMD's next-gen 'Whitehaven' CPU: 16C/32T @ 3.6GHz

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: May 11, 2017 1:16 am

We know that AMD is working on its next-gen Naples platform that will usher in monstrous 16C/32T processors, but now we're seeing engineering samples of these purported CPUs - with the new processors arriving on the unannounced 'Whitehaven 'platform.




Our friends over at VideoCardz have spotted some new engineering sample details on two 16C/32T processors, with both of the engineering samples rocking base/boost clocks of 3.1GHz and 3.6GHz respectively. There was also a 12C/24T chip in the list that features a base/boost clock of 2.7GHz and 3.2GHz, respectively.


There's not much else known, but holy crap is it exciting.