Huge success of Ryzen CPUs puts AMD back in the game against Intel

Huge success of Ryzen CPUs puts AMD back in the game against Intel

We finally have a good measure of exactly how Ryzen processors have boosted AMD’s share of the desktop CPU market, and the new hardware has made quite an impression by snaffling over 10% of processor territory back from Intel. The latest figures from PassMark for the second quarter of this year show that AMD has gained 10.4%, moving up from a market share of 20.6% the previous quarter, to reach 31% – with Intel dropping to 69%

Ubisoft is working on AR games for HoloLens

Ubisoft is working on AR games for HoloLens

At this year’s Unite Europe conference in Amsterdam, video game publisher Ubisoft showed off three augmented reality gaming prototypes it’s working on for Microsoft’s HoloLens. So far we’ve mostly seen how Microsoft’s augmented reality headset will bring improvements to the areas of education and business, but Ubisoft’s David Yue was keen to show how video games will use HoloLens and ‘spatial mapping’ technology

Amazon Kindle price: how much does it cost?

Amazon Kindle price: how much does it cost?

The Amazon Kindle price has a big question mark around it heading into Amazon Prime Day on July 11, so let’s break down how much it currently costs in the US, UK and Australia. It can be difficult to differentiate the prices since you have so many choices: Amazon Kindle, Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, Amazon Kindle Voyage and Amazon Kindle Oasis. Each offers a top-of-the-line reading experience, but as you go up in price,

Refurbished Galaxy Note7 listed by South Korean retailer

Refurbished Galaxy Note7 listed by South Korean retailer

  Weve heard reports and saw leaks about the reborn Samsung Galaxy Note7, but the latest discovery shows us the device is ever so closer to a relaunch. Although some called it the Galaxy Note7R, a device with the latest rumored title Galaxy Note FE appeared on the South Korean retailer Danawa.   The listing does not reveal more than what we already know. The phone will come via a USB-C port. Apart from these specs, the Galaxy Note7R will look and feel exactly like the discontinued Galaxy Note7. The retailer still says that pre-order would start in June, but is yet…

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2015) will get Nougat in November

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2015) will get Nougat in November

A couple of months ago, a list of updates designated for Samsungs devices leaked from Turkey and revealed which of Samsungs mid-range devices, like the A and J series) would be getting Android Nougat. In that list, the Galaxy J5 (2015) was nowhere to be seen. A revised list has been spotted, complete with the expected dates of arrival. The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2015) is now listed to receive an Android Nougat update which is set with

Computex 2017 coolest mods

Computex 2017 coolest mods

Computex 2017 was one of the most exciting computing shows put off by Taipei, Taiwan in years, mostly thanks to tons of major news drops from the event. However, for the true gaming PC enthusiasts and gawkers alike, a close second is no doubt the legions of custom gaming PC case modifications, or “mods” that descended upon the show floor this year. First up, we have the Halo – Master Chief, a custom build subsidized by Asus Republic

Google Home Canada launch set for June 26

Google Home Canada launch set for June 26

  Google has announced that its smart speaker Google Home will arrive in Canada later this month. In a blog post yesterday, the Mountain View, California-based company said the launch is set for June 26. The device will understand both English and French.   Pre-orders for Google Home are currently live at Canadian Google Store and Best Buy Canada – price tag is CAD 180 (around $133). The speaker will also be available through several other third-party retailers, including Bell, Indigo, London Drugs, Rogers, Staples, The Source, Telus, Visions, and Walmart. Source: gsmarena.com

Instant tethering is coming to Chrome OS to make it easier to get online

Instant tethering is coming to Chrome OS to make it easier to get online

For those times when you’re not near a Wi-Fi network, being able to tether to your phone’s data connection can be very useful indeed – provided your phone’s OS, your data plan, and your network provider are all set up to provide tethering of course. The latest Canary (developer) build of Chrome OS has added an “instant tethering” option that makes it easier to get online this way: once you’ve enabled the feature

Siri is about to get friendlier with your other apps

Siri is about to get friendlier with your other apps

With the launch of iOS 10 last year, Apple gave third-party app developers the option to add Siri integration for the first time, though the opportunity was limited to apps in certain categories. With iOS 11, that restriction looks likely to be lifted. As reported by Reuters, Apple will open up Siri to more categories of apps, though you shouldn’t expect to see thousands of extra commands suddenly become available, in the style

First a phone, then smart glasses? Essential’s new patent points to new wearable

First a phone, then smart glasses? Essential’s new patent points to new wearable

While Andy Rubin’s newly unveiled Essential Phone isn’t even out yet, the Android co-founder and his technology startup may already have some big plans in store for their next project. As seen in a patent belonging to Essential, the company appears to be considering dual-lens display smart glasses, according to Patently Apple. Seen in the image below, the smart specs look more like conventional frames similar

Android 7.1.1 update for Nextbit Robin is now available

Android 7.1.1 update for Nextbit Robin is now available

  AndroidNextbitFirmware Updates Over a couple of months after the Android 7.0 Nougat update arrived for the Nextbit Robin, the Andoid 7.1.1 update has been made available for the cloud-focused device. Currently factory images are available, although we expect the OTA rollout will also begin soon. In case you missed, it was announced earlier this year that Nextbit is being acquired by Razer. While sales of the phone and its accessories have stopped, Nextbit promised that it will honor warranties for six more months, as well as keep pushing software/security updates to the handset through February of 2018. Source: gsmarena.com

Windows 10 S, Windows 10 on ARM and Windows 10 IoT

Windows 10 S, Windows 10 on ARM and Windows 10 IoT

Windows RT, Microsoft’s ill-fated attempt to rival the iPad with a version of Windows that ran on ARM chips, made a lot of changes to the familiar OS to move it to a new processor and make the apps that run on it more efficient and secure. Now Microsoft is coming out with two new versions of Windows and dividing those changes between them: Windows 10 S and Windows 10 on ARM. This isn’t about the limitations of using ARM processors

LG 43UD79-B Launched: 42.5-inch 4K IPS with FreeSync

LG 43UD79-B Launched: 42.5-inch 4K IPS with FreeSync

LG is about to launch a new monitor that is one of the most feature-filled monitors on the market once it arrives. Referred to as the 43UD79-B, this 42.5-inch display has a native UHD resolution of 3840 x 2160 with a conventional refresh rate of 60Hz. It features an IPS panel with a non-glare coating, a peak brightness of 350 cd/m2, a contrast ratio of up to 1000:1, and

Intel Announces Q1 2017 Financial Results: Record Quarter

Intel Announces Q1 2017 Financial Results: Record Quarter

Today Intel announced their earnings for Q1 of their 2017 fiscal year, and the results were good. Intel delivered record revenue for the quarter, of $14.8 billion, up from $13.7 billion a year ago. Intel is a company that loves their margins, and they were once again over 60% for the quarter, coming in at 61.8%, which is 2.5 percentage points higher year-over-year. Operating

Nvidia Shield Preview Program will let you test new features before the masses

Nvidia Shield Preview Program will let you test new features before the masses

Want a look at the latest software releases headed to the Nvidia Shield Android TV box – before the general public? Then you’ll want to get signed up for the new Nvidia Shield Preview Program. The company is allowing owners of its Shield TV devices to get a sneak peek at Shield Experience Upgrade software releases by registering for the preview program here and enrolling any Shield devices they want associated with the scheme.