Apple’s share of worldwide smartwatch market last year was nearly 50%

Apple’s share of worldwide smartwatch market last year was nearly 50%

Apple claimed nearly 50% share (49% to be precise) of the worldwide smartwatch market last year, according to a new report from research firm Canalys. Fitbit and Samsung came in at second and third position with 17% and 15%. Talking about the last quarter, the report notes that Q4 2016 was the best quarter for the Apple Watch so far – of the total 9 million smartwatches that were shipped in the quarter, shipments

ZOTAC Announces GeForce GTX 1080 for Mini-ITX PCs

ZOTAC Announces GeForce GTX 1080 for Mini-ITX PCs

ZOTAC has introduced its GeForce GTX 1080 Mini, the industry’s first video card for Mini-ITX systems running the GP104 GPU in its full configuration. The new graphics adapter will be compatible with miniature computers with proper cooling and will be the most powerful card for SFF PCs until something better emerges. The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Mini (ZT-P10800H-10P)

GALAX Shows Off Phison PS5008-E8 SSD with 3D NAND

GALAX Shows Off Phison PS5008-E8 SSD with 3D NAND

GALAX is a relatively well-known name in the world of video cards because the company offers a lot of non-reference graphics based on NVIDIA GeForce GPUs. In the recent years, Palit Microsystems, the parent company of GALAX and one of the largest makers of graphics cards, decided to expand GALAX’s business with SSDs and memory modules. At an event in China this past

MSI Cubi 2 Kaby Lake UCFF PC Review

MSI Cubi 2 Kaby Lake UCFF PC Review

The Kaby Lake-U (KBL-U) series with 15W TDP CPUs was introduced along with the 4.5W Kaby Lake-Y ones in Q3 2016. The first set of products with Kaby Lake-U were ultrabooks. However, ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) PCs were not long behind. There are already three vendors in the market with Kaby Lake UCFF PCs – ASRock (Beebox-S), GIGABYTE (BRIX), and MSI (Cubi 2). MSI

Intel Core i5-7600K (91W) Review: The More Amenable Mainstream Performer

Intel Core i5-7600K (91W) Review: The More Amenable Mainstream Performer

The Core i5-7600K, launched today, is the other unlocked processor from Intel’s 7th Generation line of Kaby Lake Processors. Kaby Lake is Intel’s third set of processors at 14nm, using the new 14+ process variant, which aims to give processors with a better frequency / voltage curve that translates into more performance, better efficiency, and the potential to push the silicon

Qualcomm $865 Million for Anti-Trust Violations

Qualcomm $865 Million for Anti-Trust Violations

Word comes out of South Korea today that the country’s antitrust regulatory authority, the Korean Fair Trade Commission (KFTC), has ruled against Qualcomm in an ongoing antitrust investigation and is fining the company $865 million. The product of a 3 year investigation, the KFTC has ruled that Qualcomm abused their market position with respect to how and to whom they

Streaming services in Australia

Streaming services in Australia

UPDATE: Presto is officially throwing in the towel on February 1, 2017, but fear not! Amazon Prime Video has finally launched in Australia, and is set to give Stan and Netflix a run for its money – read on to find out how the new contender fares against our established streaming services. Now that streaming media has become a mainstay in Australian homes, Aussies have plenty of options to choose from when it comes to getting their

Panasonic Develops IPS Panel with 1,000,000:1 Contrast Ratio, 1000 Nits Brightness

Panasonic Develops IPS Panel with 1,000,000:1 Contrast Ratio, 1000 Nits Brightness

Panasonic has developed a new type of IPS liquid crystal panel that has a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, as well as a peak brightness of up to 1000 nits. Many LCD displays often advertise such contrast ratios which are measured against a dynamic backlight and are essentially meaningless, but in this case Panasonic is talking about the static contrast ratio of the display,

NVIDIA Releases 375.86 WHQL Driver Update

NVIDIA Releases 375.86 WHQL Driver Update

Two more weeks after NVIDIA’s last hotfix we have another WHQL update to cement those fixes, optimize more games, and prepare for more releases. Releases and updates have been coming swiftly, so let’s see what release 375.89 brings us. Most of the fixes this week are moving from the 375.76 Hot Fix to this 375.86 WHQL release. Included in the hotfix were fixes for