The next Microsoft Surface might be powered by the Snapdragon 845

The next Microsoft Surface might be powered by the Snapdragon 845

Microsoft seems to creating some kind of new Surface device powered by ARM and featuring the Snapdragon 845 chipset and LTE connectivity, judging from a new job listing spotted by WinFuture. The post doesn’t give much information about the actual device, but there’s a good chance it could be the new two-screen Courier-like device as it, too, is thought to be powered by ARM. The job listing

Downloads advent calendar: get Steganos Safe 18 free today

Downloads advent calendar: get Steganos Safe 18 free today

The holidays are an expensive time, so we’re bringing you a special treat: a full, free Windows program to download every day until Christmas. The third program in our free downloads advent calendar is Steganos Safe 18 – a secure digital vault to protect all your more important and personal files. Download Steganos Safe 18 then request your free serial number Steganos Safe is designed for the data you don’t want

The tech that will power the 22nd century

The tech that will power the 22nd century

Main image: The 22nd century will be about much more than flying cars. Credit: Airbus If predicting the future is dumb, then predicting advances in technology is even dumber. Challenges will appear that we’ve never contemplated, and knowledge we now hold dear will in many cases be proven false. The prediction game can soon become more a reflection of ‘us’ in the 21st century rather than ‘them’ in the 22nd

The ASRock X299E-ITX/ac Motherboard Review: An 18-core No-Compromise Mini-ITX

The ASRock X299E-ITX/ac Motherboard Review: An 18-core No-Compromise Mini-ITX

Our next X299 motherboard review shrinks down from the large ATX and E-ATX sized motherboards to the sole Mini-ITX offering for the X299 platform. The ASRock X299E-ITX/ac is a diminutive board that offers nearly all of the same features as its larger counterparts but in a package well suited for SFF systems. Users will find four SO-DIMM DRAM slots for quad channel operations,

Headspace has helped me (reluctantly) find a sense of calm

Headspace has helped me (reluctantly) find a sense of calm

Mindfulness is big business at the moment, and I thought it was about time I tried the meditation movement of the moment for myself. And where better to start than with the household name in mindfulness; Headspace. The app itself is beautifully designed, with a cartoonish style, avatars to guide you through the different sections, and animations that are just on the right side of childish. I’m sure this is a pretty

5 best online fax services for November 2017

5 best online fax services for November 2017

While computers, printers and other pieces of technology are obviously vital in the modern office environment, there’s no denying the role the fax machine has played in the business world over the decades. When it comes to running a business, it’s essential to have systems in place to allow you to send important documents to colleagues and other organisations easily – especially if you deal with a plethora of departments or

Google Home Mini

Google Home Mini

(Editor’s note: We’ve recently heard that a select number of Google Home Mini units are misbehaving by listening in on the conversation longer than it needs to. Google has assured us that this issue was limited to units provided at its latest event (where we sourced our review unit), however, we didn’t experience this issue and Google has since permanently disabled the Mini’s “tap to speak” feature that sparked the controversy.)

Colorful Releases the iGame Z370 Vulcan X V20 Motherboard: South Korea First

Colorful Releases the iGame Z370 Vulcan X V20 Motherboard: South Korea First

 Colorful, not a widely known brand in the States, has released a motherboard for the Z370 platform with an exotic name: the iGame Z370 Vulcan X V20. The board attempts to focus on gamers with a beefy power delivery, a Killer E2500 gigabit ethernet controller, dual M.2 slots, a dual BIOS and LED lighting, as well as integrated power and reset buttons, a one-touch overclock

Kingston DataTraveler Elite G2 and HyperX Savage USB Flash Drives Capsule Review

Kingston DataTraveler Elite G2 and HyperX Savage USB Flash Drives Capsule Review

 Thumb drives are the most commonly used flash-based storage devices, thanks to their compact form factor and affordability. In our series of direct-attached storage reviews, we have taken a look at drives that use flash controllers that bridge USB directly to the flash as well as those that use USB – SATA bridges. Compact thumb drives usually use a native controller (i.e,

MACOM Sells AppliedMicro X-Gene CPU Business

MACOM Sells AppliedMicro X-Gene CPU Business

MACOM last week announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell the microprocessor-related assets it bought from AppliedMicro to Project Denver Holdings, a new company backed by The Carlyle Group asset management company. MACOM closed the acquisition of AppliedMicro early in 2017. Back then, the company made no secret that it was primarily interested in Applied Micro’s

Qualcomm claims Apple shared its trade secrets with Intel in new lawsuit

Qualcomm claims Apple shared its trade secrets with Intel in new lawsuit

  The ongoing, worldwidelegalwar between Qualcomm and Apple definitely isn’t stopping anytime soon. Today the chip producer has filed a new lawsuit against the iPhone maker, and this one could be quite bad for Apple if Qualcomm’s allegations are proved truthful. Qualcomm says Apple “exercised its commercial leverage” to demand “unprecedented access” to its “very valuable and highly confidential software, including source code”. We’re talking modem firmware, by the way – Apple has been buying mobile data modems from Qualcomm for years. With the iPhone 7, however, the company has also started to use Intel modems for some batches. Apple iPhone X…

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.10.2: Workload Toggle and 12x GPU Compute Support

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.10.2: Workload Toggle and 12x GPU Compute Support

 Update (10/26/17): AMD has released a hotfix in the form of 17.10.3, resolving crashes or hangs on RX Vega cards in Wolfenstein II and singleplayer mission six of Destiny 2. In time for today’s launch of Destiny 2, yesterday AMD has released Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.10.2, bringing driver support to Destiny 2, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus(10/27),

The Intel Optane SSD 900P 280GB Review

The Intel Optane SSD 900P 280GB Review

 Whenever Intel develops a new generation of SSDs based entirely on in-house technology, the result is usually a product that turns heads. Several times, Intel has set a new standard for SSD performance, starting with its original X25-M. Their most recent shake-up of the consumer SSD market was the Intel SSD 750, the first consumer NVMe SSD. Such significant releases

Samsung HMD Odyssey

Samsung HMD Odyssey

Samsung is the latest to join the Windows Mixed Reality (MR) milieu with the Samsung HMD Odyssey, essentially a virtual reality (VR) headset running Windows 10. Microsoft – and a digitally-rendered Samsung executive – showed off the new head-mounted display (HMD) at a press event in San Francisco. Samsung’s new headset is the most expensive in the Windows MR family, coming in at $499 (about £377, AU$635).