iPhone 8 could steal a cool screen trick from the iPad Pro

iPhone 8 could steal a cool screen trick from the iPad Pro

It’s time for another churn at the ol’ iPhone rumor mill, as another report points to a potential new feature coming to Apple’s next handset, the iPhone 8. A Barclays investment report appears to hint at three new iPhones expected to come out this year with True Tone displays, according to MacRumors. If true, this would mean that the (yet to be announced) iPhone 7S/7S+ and/or iPhone 8 may get displays that

NVIDIA Adds GeForce GTX 1060

NVIDIA Adds GeForce GTX 1060

In a brief announcement this morning, NVIDIA is expanding their “Prepare for Battle” bundle to include the GeForce GTX 1060. NVIDIA’s latest bundle launched nearly two months ago, at the end of January. At the time it launched, the bundle offered anyone who purchased a GeForce GTX 1080, GTX 1070, or a PC or laptop equipped with these cards the option to download either Ubisoft’s

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Performance Preview

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Performance Preview

The Snapdragon 820 SoC was a significant milestone on Qualcomm’s roadmap. It was a solid improvement over the 808/810, delivering higher performance and efficiency, and became a commercial success, finding its way into the majority of flagship phones last year. More importantly, it heralded Qualcomm’s vision for mobile devices: heterogeneous computing. This meant

CORSAIR ONE Gaming PC Released

CORSAIR ONE Gaming PC Released

First announced in February, the new Corsair ONE pre-built gaming PC is now shipping. The Corsair ONE is the first ready-to-run system from the manufacturer that has mostly been known for their PC components and peripherals. Selling and supporting entire systems is a new venture for Corsair, but the design and capabilities of the Corsair ONE are a good fit for the company’s

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) April security update

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) April security update

Well, that was quick. It’s April 1, and Samsung has already started rolling out the security patch for the month. The update – arriving as build number J320FXXU0AQC3 – is currently hitting Galaxy J3 (2016) units in Europe. Some regular bug fixes as well as device optimizations are included as well. As is usually the case with OTA roll outs, it might take time for the update to hit your device. Meanwhile,

Intel Launches Kaby-Lake based Xeons: The E3-1200 v6 Family

Intel Launches Kaby-Lake based Xeons: The E3-1200 v6 Family

For the several generations previous, it has become customary for the Xeon equivalents of consumer processors to hit the market several months later. We saw the launch of Kaby Lake on the consumer desktop in January, with quad-core parts up to 4.0 GHz coming to retail. The Xeon E3 launch will be in the similar vein to previous years, designed for entry-level workstations,

Vulkan & DX12 API Overhead on 3DMark comparison

Vulkan & DX12 API Overhead on 3DMark comparison

Earlier this week the crew over at Futuremark released a major update to their API Overhead testing tool, which is built into the larger 3DMark testing suite. The API Overhead tool, first rolled out in 2015, is a relatively straightforward test that throws increasingly large number of draw calls at a system to see how many calls a system can sustain. The primary purpose

Dell™s 32-inch 8K UP3218K Display Now For Sale: Check Your Wallet

Dell™s 32-inch 8K UP3218K Display Now For Sale: Check Your Wallet

  Back at CES in January, Dell announced the next step in personal screen resolution advancements. The recent rise of ‘4K’ (or more accurately, Ultra-HD at 3840×2160) monitors has shown that there is a demand for high resolution interfaces beyond a smartphone. Back when UHD monitors in a 16:9 format launched en masse, prices were high ($3500-5000+) and stocks were limited – I remember

Tesoro Excalibur SE Spectrum Review: A Mechanical Keyboard with Gateron Optical Switches

Tesoro Excalibur SE Spectrum Review: A Mechanical Keyboard with Gateron Optical Switches

The popularity of mechanical keyboards has led to the flooding of the market with hundreds of products, many of which had very small (or even zero) differences from each other. After all, there were only a handful of different keyboard switch types (and their clones), and there is only so much one can do with differentiating in terms of aesthetics and design without moving

OnePlus 3 and 3T’s latest OxygenOS Open Beta brings a ton of changes

OnePlus 3 and 3T’s latest OxygenOS Open Beta brings a ton of changes

OnePlus has released a new OxygenOS Open Beta for the OnePlus 3 and 3T (iterations 13 and 4, respectively). It’s a pretty extensive list of changes that have been done this time, too. It starts with an all new launcher, complete with redesigned app drawer and settings interface. OnePlus has thrown in a status bar network speed icon, Gaming Do Not Disturb mode, auto Night mode, and a Secure Box for file encryption.

BlackBerry Keyone gets delayed until May or later, new BlackBerry tablet may be on the way

BlackBerry Keyone gets delayed until May or later, new BlackBerry tablet may be on the way

When TCL finally announced the BlackBerry Keyone at MWC last month, the official release time frame for the handset was said to be April. However, it now looks like the QWERTY-endowed Android smartphone might get delayed by at least one month. BlackBerry CEO John Chen said the following regarding the Keyone at the company’s earnings call earlier: The second one, that TCL announced at Mobile World Congress which is the physical

Sony Xperia Z5, Z4 Tablet, and Z3+ March security patch hitting

Sony Xperia Z5, Z4 Tablet, and Z3+ March security patch hitting

The Sony Xperia Z5, Z4 Tablet, and Z3+ have started getting a new update. Arriving as build number 32.3.A.2.33, the update brings along Android security fixes for the month of March – the security patch level says March 1, 2017. Although there isn’t yet an official confirmation on it, the update is also said to fix the audio issues that were introduced with the Nougat update. The Nougat update

Xiaomi Mi 6 box says 30MP camera inside

Xiaomi Mi 6 box says 30MP camera inside

The Xiaomi Mi 6 is due to be unveiled sometime this month (April 16 has been mentioned) and there’s no shortage of leaks claiming to detail the upcoming top-end device. Well, here’s a new one. What is allegedly the Mi 6’s retail box comes with a full specsheet on the back and we’re immediately drawn to that 3000 number. Our fluency in Chinese is debatable (not really, we don’t know the least bit of it), but we’ve learned so much as

Galaxy S7 can now be yours for just $399.99

Galaxy S7 can now be yours for just $399.99

Sure, the Galaxy S8became official this week and it’s impressive and exciting and already up for pre-order. Yet it’s only going to be shipping in mid-to-late April, so maybe you don’t want to wait that long to have a new high-end smartphone in your hands. Or perhaps you don’t necessarily care for the latest and greatest (and Infinity Display-est). What then? One option would be to go for last year’s flagship. You’d expect this to