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Intel's Stacy Smith shows off a 10nm 'Cannon Lake' wafer. (Source: Intel)

Intel shows off a 10nm wafer and a bevy of other developments on the occasion of Technology and Manufacturing Day

At its Technology and Manufacturing Day held in Beijing, Intel showcased a number of new developments ranging from the 10nm process for its upcoming 'Cannon Lake' chips to the first commercially available 64-layer 3D NAND for data centers. The company also shared plans for its first 10nm FPGA codenamed 'Falcon Mesa'.
Asus building. (Source: Ubergizmo)

Asus has worst quarterly profit since 2010, changes product focus

Asus appears to have an increased focus on their high-margin products such as ultra-thin, 2-in-1, mid-range gaming, and high-end gaming in the hopes that the higher profit per unit will help them recover from their lowest quarterly profit for seven years.
The Intel NUC roadmap for 2018-19 offers an assortment of 'Gemini Lake' and 'Coffee Lake' configurations. (Source: CNXSoft)

Roadmap reveals new Intel NUCs with Gemini Lake and Coffee Lake offerings

The roadmap for Intel NUCs in the coming years seems to be a rather interesting one with a host of NUCs in different configuration options starting from the 10W 'Gemini Lake' Celerons all the way till the 100W Kaby Lake-H Core i7-xxxxK. NUCs based on the Coffee Lake and Kaby Lake-H CPUs also come with support for Thunderbolt 3 and Intel Optane memory.
Samsung dual camera setup unofficial render (Source:

Samsung allegedly working on a 1,000 fps camera sensor

Insiders familiar with the matter revealed that Samsung Electronics is going to begin mass-producing a new image sensor that can record up to 1,000 frames per second. This capability provides advanced slow motion recording to mobile devices.
MSI WS63VR (i7-7700HQ, 4K, Quadro P4000 Max-Q) Laptop Review

86% MSI WS63VR (i7-7700HQ, 4K, Quadro P4000 Max-Q) Laptop Review

Max-Q goes to work. MSI's updated WS63VR 7RL brings Nvidia's new Max-Q design to the GPU giant's Quadro line. How well does the Max-Q philosophy benefit a powerful professional-grade graphics card, especially with regards to heat and power management?
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA Quadro P4000 Max-Q | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
Huawei Pay patent application details (Source: The United States Patent and Trademark Office)

Huawei Pay might launch in the US by the end of 2017

One year after being launched in China, Huawei Pay is still exclusively available in that market, but a recently discovered patent application reveals that this mobile payment service is heading for the US market.
The "photonic chip" uses sound waves to slow down photons and transform them into data streams. (Source: Nature)

Scientists envision the optical computer - light and sound waves transformed into data

A group of researchers from the University of Sydney in Australia have developed a "photonic microchip" that converts light pulses into data, via sound waves. The chip does not produce any heat, it is immune to electromagnetic interference, and it's supposed to be 20 times faster than current CPUs.
The price per GB offered by Western Digital is still the best on the market. (Source: Western Digital)

Western Digital releases the 12 TB WD Gold HDD

The 12 TB WD Gold drive offers increased security and durability for enterprise customers. It comes with eight 1.5 TB platters, 256 MB cache, 255 MB/s data transfer rates, and has an MSRP of US$521.99.
CCleaner's binary was modified by hackers to insert a backdoor. (Source: Piriform)

CCleaner hijacked by hackers to open a backdoor for remote code execution

Piriform, makers of the popular PC cleaning software CCleaner, said that a few versions of the program's 32-bit binary were hijacked by hackers who could insert a two-stage backdoor capable of remote code execution. Investigation is on to understand what exactly caused the hijack that resulted in about 2.27 million users getting affected.
Image: Motorola

Motorola flips again, promises Android O for Moto G4

People complained, and Motorola listened. In a statement issued today, Motorola has promised to make good on its marketing and update the Moto G4 Plus to Android Oreo. Unfortunately, there is currently no time frame on when the update will be issued.
Google Tez aims to make payments hassle-free. (Source: Google)

Google Tez aims to revolutionize the digital payment landscape in India

Google has launched a new payment service, Tez, which enables fast payments without the need to share information such as bank account numbers, fund transfer codes, or even pair up mobiles by NFC. The new service is compatible with any Indian bank that supports the Unified Payments Interface (UPI).
Bose QuietComfort 35 II with Google Assistant (Source: Reddit)

Bose QuietComfort 35 II to feature Google Assistant support

Although Bose still has to announce these headphones, a Reddit user spotted the QuietComfort 35 II retail box and shared an image that clearly shows the "Google Assistant built-in" logo on it.
5G trademark logo (Source: 3GPP)

5G phones could hit the market by 2019

Qualcomm's CEO recently unveiled that the first 5G smartphones for the masses will hit the market in 2019, about one year earlier than previously expected.
The DGX-1 system is available for US$149,000. (Source: Nvidia)

First compute performance test results for Nvidia's Volta Tesla GPU revealed

The Volta-based DGX-1 system is over 2 times faster than the Pascal-based systems in compute benchmarks. If the performance gains in games are similar to the compute ones, the GTX 2000 series could be a hit.
The Priate Bay is sailing into murky waters by not informing users of the trial which involved using their CPU time. (Source: The Pirate Bay)

The Pirate Bay is caught stealing from users who are busy stealing content

The Pirate Bay users complaining of CPU usage spiking up to 100 percent while just viewing certain web pages found that there was a javascript based cryptominer embedded in the website code. The Pirate Bay says that it is running a 24-hour trial to assess the suitability of embedded mining scripts as replacements for advertising revenue.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Smartphone Review

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Smartphone Review

Back to being best. The Note 8 shines with a big, superb Infinity screen, high performance and, for the first time, with a dual-camera. As usual, the S-Pen that can be inserted into the casing is included. Whether Samsung has developed the ideal phablet after the Note 7 disaster will be clarified in the test.
Update: Information concerning PWM, display response times, temperatures and power consumption has been added.
Samsung Exynos 8895 Octa | ARM Mali-G71 MP20 | 6.3" | 195 g
Toshiba Portégé A30-D (7100U, 128 GB) Subnotebook Review

87% Toshiba Portégé A30-D (7100U, 128 GB) Subnotebook Review

SSD slip up. If the last cubic centimeters of volume and a few hundred grams more or less are unimportant, the new 13-inch laptop will be more than a useful companion as it fuses enough power with a decent battery life and comes with the usual security features. However, the moderate price faces some not exactly trivial points of criticism.
Intel Core i3-7100U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.5 kg
What appears to be the upcoming retro ThinkPad. (Source: Reddit)

Lenovo image shows the Retro Thinkpad design

An eagle-eyed Reddit user has found an image on Lenovo's website which appears to be the upcoming Retro ThinkPad. The retro ThinkPad is based on the T470 chassis and features a classic IBM-style 7-row keyboard.
The new iPhone X is undoubtedly somewhat controversial. Is it truly the revolution of the smartphone?

Apple iPhone X and Face ID: revolution of the smartphone?

(Update) You can like or hate Apple, and with the new iPhone X and its facial recognition feature Face ID a deep rift has been created that goes straight through the published observations so far. We've taken a look at what known YouTube personalities like MKBHD, security expert Edward Snowden, and some other tech- and business-sites have to say about the future of the iPhone. We also talk about the alleged Face ID fail during the keynote.
Image: Equifax

Equifax security breach blamed on known web vulnerability in Apache Struts

One week after announcing a major data breach affecting over 143 million consumers, Equifax is pointing blame at a security vulnerability in the Apache Struts web framework. However, the vulnerability was publicly announced in March and a patch was available months before the attack.
The EliteOne 1000 AiO G1 is designed with collaboration in mind. (Source: HP)

The HP EliteOne 1000 is a purpose-built AiO for collaboration

HP launched the EliteOne 1000 All-in-One (AiO) G1 PC at its World Partner Forum in Chicago featuring 7th gen Intel Core i7 65W CPUs and optional Intel Optane memory with a range of display options. The AiO comes with a 2 MP dual-facing pop-up webcam and an upgradeable PC base.
The GFXBench entry reveals the Nokia 9 will launch with the very latest version of Android. (Source: GFXBench)

Nokia 9 hits GFXBench with Snapdragon 835, Android O

HMD's next flagship, the Nokia 9, looks to be shaping up as a solid competitor. The latest information suggests Android 8.0 Oreo, a Snapdragon 835 SoC, 4GB RAM, "bothie" camera setup, and IP68 certification.
The QNAP TS-x77 features upto an 8-core 16-thread AMD Ryzen 7 CPU and 64 GB of RAM. (Source: QNAP)

QNAP briefs about QTS 4.3.4 OS and the TS-x77 NAS powered by AMD Ryzen

QNAP offered a glimpse into some of the advancements coming to the QTS 4.3.4 operating system that includes new features such as snapshot support for ARM-based QNAP NAS. It also offered a closer look into the TS-x77 NAS powered by AMD Ryzen CPUs.
From left: HP Z8 G4, HP Z6 G4, HP Z4 G4. (Source: HP)

Insanely powerful HP 'Z' workstations could cost up to US$40000

HP has released three new workstations which target general use, visual effects artists, and precision engineers. The highest end model can include two Xeon 28C/56T CPUs, 24 RAM slots, and three GPUs.
HP EliteBook 1040 G4 business notebook (Source: HP)

HP EliteBook 1040 G4 coming later this month

The new 14-inch HP EliteBook 1040 G4 premium notebook comes with 7th generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor options, provides improved battery life, and should hit the market later this month for a starting price of US$1,379.
Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus flagships now official (Source: Apple)

Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus now official

The new 4.7-inch iPhone 8 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus come with a new processor, upgrades to the camera system, augmented reality features, louder speakers, wireless charging, and a new glass and aluminum build.
Apple showed off the LTE calling capabilities of the Watch Series 3. (Source: Anandtech)

The Apple Watch Series 3 is now official, starts from US$329

Apple has officially launched the Watch Series 3 during its September 2017 keynote. The new Watch now sports LTE connectivity with a host of new fitness features and will be launching on September 15 with prices starting from US$329.
Qualcomm claims a list of Android firsts on its blog just in time for the launch of the new iPhones. (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm lists innovations that appeared first on Android — just ahead of the iPhone X launch

Qualcomm has published a blog post detailing some of the mobile innovations that were made possible by the collaboration with Google and other Android OEMs. Cheekily, the list of innovations seem to reflect some of the new features that will be debuting in the new iPhones set to be launched later today.
The Galaxy Note 8 is now available for pre-order on Amazon India. (Source: Amazon)

Preorders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 begin in India

Samsung India has officially unveiled the Galaxy Note 8 in India shortly after its global launch. The handset, which retails at ₹67,900 (US$ 1,060), will go on sale in the country starting September 22.
Dell was one of the very few supporters of 802.11ad on laptops (Image source: Dell)

Intel to repackage WiGig technology for VR headsets

The super-short range and high bandwidth 802.11ad standard may be dead in the water for laptops and tablets, but it could be the answer to an untethered VR experience at home. Intel will stop producing WiGig chips for laptops in order to focus more on WiGig for VR.
Free Netflix for T-Mobile ONE Family plan users via "Netflix On Us" (Source: T-Mobile)

Free Netflix coming to T-Mobile customers tomorrow

T-Mobile's "Netflix On Us" offer brings free Netflix to all ONE Family plan users with at least two T-Mobile ONE lines. This deal comes as T-Mobile's answer to services like AT&T's DirecTV Now and Verizon Wireless' Go90.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets

September 2017 update. Here is the current list of Notebookcheck's top-ranked Windows tablets. This list is reviewed on a regular basis, checked by our editors and updated if needed. It is designed to help our readers with their purchase decisions.
Performance comparison: 15 W ULV dual-core vs. 45 W HQ quad-core CPU

Performance comparison: 15 W ULV dual-core vs. 45 W HQ quad-core CPU

We've been paying extra attention to CPU throttling lately, but what exactly do you need that CPU power for? We run an ultrabook with 15 W CPU and desktop replacement with 45 W CPU through everyday tasks while measuring CPU utilization to determine whether you really need a full-fat 45 W CPU in your notebook.
Dell Latitude 7285 (i5-7Y57, 256 GB, 3K) Convertible Review

87% Dell Latitude 7285 (i5-7Y57, 256 GB, 3K) Convertible Review

Reliable travel companion! Dell presents us with a versatile 12-inch convertible in a timeless, modest and elegant design. A very frugal Intel CPU runs inside. Whether this promises a long battery life and how the Dell Latitude 7285 performs, you can find out in our detailed review.
Intel Core i5-7Y57 | Intel HD Graphics 615 | 12.3" | 1.4 kg
Swelling batteries in the XPS 15 9550 have caused displacement of trackpads rendering them useless. (Source: User Crashnorun on the Dell Support Forum)

PSA | Dell offers to replace swelling XPS 15 9550 batteries for free, even if out-of-warranty

There were problems with batches of 84Wh batteries in the XPS 15 9550 that led to the battery bulging and pushing against the trackpad. Once the swelling was bad enough, it not only hindered the trackpad function but also posed a safety hazard. Users are now reporting that Dell is now finally accepting out-of-warranty battery replacements for the XPS 15 9550...
Dell implements its Dynamic Power Policy across the entire XPS lineup (Source: Dell)

Dell Dynamic Power Policy: A look into how Dell manages thermal and power policies across its XPS lineup

Using a combination of hardware and software, Dell designs its XPS lineup of notebooks to dynamically adjust power inputs to the various components to ensure that the system operates within specified temperature limits. We explain how Dell implements its Dynamic Power Policy to maximize performance within design constraints.
The current iPhone 7. (Source: Apple)

Production glitches with iPhone 8 OLED screen could hurt holiday sales, claims Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal has reported that they were informed of "production glitches" by a source close to the issue. The problems have apparently caused a shortage of completed products and this shortage could continue into the Christmas period.
Equifax announces major security breach affecting 143 million customers in the U.S.

Equifax announces major security breach affecting 143 million customers in the U.S.

Equifax announced today that the personal information of over 143 million American consumers was compromised in late July. Items such as birth dates, social security numbers, and even drivers licenses were stolen by hackers, in addition to over 200,000 credit card numbers.
Google purportedly close to acquiring HTC's smartphone division (Source: HTC)

Google purportedly close to acquiring HTC's smartphone division

HTC has been bleeding money from its sinking smartphone business for years even after launching lauded flagships from the One M8 up to the new U11.
HP Pro 8 Android tablet for business with MediaTek MT8735 processor (Source: HP)

HP launches the Pro 8 Android tablet for business in India

The HP Pro 8 tablet is an 8-inch Android device which can be used in tough environments and is powered by a quad-core MediaTek processor. It has a price tag of around US$300 and features 4G connectivity.
Lenovo has been fined US$3.5 million and had restrictions placed on pre-installed software on their systems in the United States. (Source: Geralt/Pixabay)

Lenovo fined US$3.5 million for pre-installing adware on some laptops in 2015

The saga about some Lenovo laptops coming pre-installed with adware in 2015 has now come to an end with the results of their court case being announced a few hours ago. Lenovo must pay a fine of US$3.5 million and has had some restrictions placed on how they handle pre-installed software in the United States.
BK Yoon, CEO of Consumer Electronics at Samsung Electronics. (Source: Samsung)

IFA 2017 | Samsung believes they "will lead the hyper-connected world" with IoT

Samsung is a company which covers a wide range of consumer electronics, appliances, and services that they believe puts them in the perfect situation to lead the way in what they call "The hyper-connected world."
Gaming monitors have become the fastest-growing PC accessory as of H1 2017 (Source: GfK)

Gaming monitors have become the fastest-growing PC accessory as of H1 2017

Gamers worldwide spent at least 1.5 billion Euros in the last 6 months on new PC gaming gear. The success of eSports and growing push for mixed reality and VR headsets are expected to generate even higher numbers for the rest of 2017.
The VMI document offers an insight as to how Apple classifies the service eligibility of a device. (Source: MacRumors)

Leaked VMI document offers an insight into Apple's warranty repair rules for the iPhone

Apple's Visual/Mechanical Inspection (VMI) guide details how Apple Care centres handle in-warranty and out-of-warranty repairs. The leak of this guide is not exactly path-breaking but definitely offers an insight into how Apple honors warranty and decides the service eligibility of a device — in this case, the iPhone.
Fossil Q Explorist and Q Venture smartwatches finally available in stores (Source: Fossil Group)

IFA 2017 | Fossil launches the Q Venture and Q Explorist smartwatches

The Fossil Q Venture and the Q Explorist are now finally available in select stores and online as the first full-round touchscreen smartwatches from this brand. Both have a Snapdragon Wear 2100 chip under the hood and run Android Wear 2.0 out of the box.
CAT T20 rugged Windows tablet with Intel Atom x5-Z8350 processor now official (Source: CAT Phones)

IFA 2017 | CAT T20 rugged tablet now official

The 8-inch CAT T20 is powered by the Intel Atom x5-Z8350 processor and runs Windows 10. While its specs are not impressive, this slate can handle drops from up to 6 feet and is rated IP67 for protection from the elements.
The new G613 is designed both for competitive gaming and comfortable office use. (Source: Logitech)

Logitech outs the G613 wireless mechanical keyboard with low input lag

Logitech finally figured out how to reduce input lag in wireless keyboards with the new G613 model. It offers 1 ms polling rate through the innovative Lightspeed receiver, as well as increased signal strength. Additional features include the Romer-G switches with 1.5 mm actuation distance, a palm rest and 18 months operation time on two AA batteries.
Windows Phone. (Source: Microsoft)

IFA 2017 | The Trekstor WinPhone 5.0 is the better of two new Windows Phones and will likely appeal to businesses

Two new Windows Phones were announced at IFA 2017. One appears to be an overpriced budget phone, but the second is a premium looking mid-range handset that wouldn't look out of place in a business environment.
ThinkPad 25: Retro ThinkPad will be based on the ThinkPad T470

ThinkPad 25: Retro ThinkPad will be based on the ThinkPad T470

For the 25th birthday of the ThinkPad brand, Lenovo is preparing a special anniversary version. This special ThinkPad will be called ThinkPad 25 and it will be based on the ThinkPad T470. Also included: The classic ThinkPad keyboard.
Ryzen is playing a large part in AMD's return to relevance in the performance segment. (Source: AMD)

AMD processor sales surpass Intel sales at Germany's largest online PC component retailer

Data collected from Germany's largest online PC component retailer shows that sales of Ryzen CPUs are now higher than Intel's core series, giving AMD the leading market share in the performance space. AMD also holds the leading market revenue, and has 60 percent of the top ten highest selling processor models.

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