Some Ryzen 5 1600/X buyers have found their 6-core CPU has 8 cores

Some Ryzen 5 1600/X buyers have found their 6-core CPU has 8 cores

Some folks who’ve bought Ryzen 5 1600 or 1600X processors have found that their chips have two more cores than expected, which can only be described as a massive win on the CPU lottery. These CPUs should have six cores and 12 threads, but reports on Korean forums (spotted by Wccftech) say some users have found they have eight cores (and 16 threads) out of the box. The processors still run at the clock speeds quoted

Promo video shows how cool iPhone’s Portrait Mode would have looked for videos

Promo video shows how cool iPhone’s Portrait Mode would have looked for videos

Apple posted a video dubbed Portraits of Her, which promotes the new and improved Portrait mode of the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, specifically the cool Portrait Lighting feature. But the video shows the effect done on video something the actual iPhones cant pull off. It does look quite cool though, maybe well see something similar in future iPhones. At any rate, it was cool to see what this feature could do in motion.

Under-screen fingerprint scanning will be 2018’s must-have phone feature

Under-screen fingerprint scanning will be 2018’s must-have phone feature

We’re still waiting to find out if the iPhone 8 will boast a fingerprint scanner under its display, but even if it doesn’t you will see several handsets employ the tech in 2018. TechRadar sat down with Raj Talluri, SVP and GM of Qualcomm’s IoT business, at IFA 2017 to discuss the future of the biometric tech, and he confirmed that the technology will be ready to launch next year. Qualcomm announced its own ultrasonic

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to have 4K display and Bixby AI assistant

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to have 4K display and Bixby AI assistant

Samsung is reportedly working on its own voice-activated AI system, as we heard before. But to differentiate from Alexa, Cortana and Siri it will have a male voice and will be named Bixby. We are expecting to hear from him (pun intended) in March when the Galaxy S8 is revealed but according to our source it will also be a crucial part of Galaxy Note 8. The phone, we now hear, is also going to have a UHD 4K resolution display which

Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL have IP53 dust and water resistance

Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL have IP53 dust and water resistance

Yesterday Google finally unveiled the Pixel and Pixel XL, its first smartphones. Throughout its event, however, the company never once mentioned whether the two have any sort of dust or water resistance rating. An IP53 certification was rumored last month for the duo, ahead of the announcement. And now the search giant has apparently confirmed to Droid-Life that the Pixel and Pixel XL indeed do come with the IP53 rating – despite

Galaxy Note7 replacements arrive in Portugal on Sept 19, the US may have to wait longer

Galaxy Note7 replacements arrive in Portugal on Sept 19, the US may have to wait longer

The Samsung Galaxy Note7 was off to a great, but a quickly discovered battery defect caused Samsung to issue an unprecedented worldwide recall. We now hear the replacement stock for Portugal is already on the way and should be ready for exchange for September 19. The phablet has successfully launched in China and few other markets recently, where Samsung made sure the Note7 units don’t pack faulty batteries.

New report suggests new iPhone may have 3GB of RAM

New report suggests new iPhone may have 3GB of RAM

A report from DigiTimes outlines the memory chip industry in Asia and how it is currently preparing for an increase in demand for DRAM chips. The top three manufacturers of memory chips: Samsung, SK Hynix, and Micron Technology have cut production of these chips in the first half of the year which have restricted supplies around the world. The following line in the report suggests the new iPhone may be getting 3GB of RAM:

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 will have USB Type-C connector, rumor says

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 will have USB Type-C connector, rumor says

At this point Samsung is just a few months away from unveiling the Galaxy Note 6, so understandably the number of rumors regarding it is starting to rise. The latest mumbling says in no uncertain terms that the successor to the Note5 will have a USB Type-C port, which will thus make its first ever appearance in the Korean company’s portfolio. It will replace the ever-prevalent microUSB connector. What isn’t as clear is which standard

Meizu Pro 6 to have 3D Touch, screenshot reveals

Meizu Pro 6 to have 3D Touch, screenshot reveals

A feature limited to less than a dozen phones in existence, 3D Touch/Force touch/whatever commercial name the company decides to use is coming to the Meizu Pro 6. The Chinese company’s VP and Flyme chief architect Yang Yan has shared a screenshot on Weibo giving a glimpse of what the implementation is going to look like. So far we’ve seen 3D touch in action on the iPhone 6s/6s Plus pair, and also the recently announced Gionee S8.

iPhone 7 reportedly won’t have camera hump, antenna bands on the back

iPhone 7 reportedly won’t have camera hump, antenna bands on the back

With all the talk about the 4-inch iPhone 5se lately, you may have forgotten about the fact that Apple will launch a more important phone this year – yes, the iPhone 7. Yet a new rumor is now here to talk about it too. The iPhone 7 will reportedly feature a very similar design to its predecessor, but there will be some notable differences. First off, its rear camera will be flush with the back, so the camera hump from the iPhone 6s

All Moto devices in 2016 will have fingerprint scanners, Lenovo exec says

All Moto devices in 2016 will have fingerprint scanners, Lenovo exec says

Despite basically pioneering the concept of a smartphone with a built-in fingerprint scanner with the Atrix 4G back in 2011, Motorola hasn’t been quick to jump back on this train last year, when such sensors have been featured in pretty much every high-end Android device. That will change in 2016, however. Chen Xudong, SVP of Lenovo and president for Lenovo China and Asia Pacific, has revealed that all Moto-branded handsets launching

Jolla Smartphone with Sailfish OS: A Taste of What Might Have Been

Jolla Smartphone with Sailfish OS: A Taste of What Might Have Been

Nokia’s rise and fall has been well documented by now, with the story punctuated by multiple missed opportunities and poor decisions. The unfortunate company, once a dominant force in the technology world and now owned by Microsoft, never managed to bring out a modern touch-friendly smartphone platform of its own and suffered as competition from Apple and Android manufacturers decimated it. There was

Samsing Galaxy Note 5 won’t have Galaxy S6’s biggest shortcoming

Samsing Galaxy Note 5 won’t have Galaxy S6’s biggest shortcoming

One of the biggest criticisms Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge received was regarding the absence of a microSD card slot to expand the internal storage. With the forthcoming Galaxy Note 5 however Samsung seems to have heard the feedback, and is reverting to its tradition. A Polish reporter has dug up some information, which says that unlike Samsung’s current flagships, the Galaxy Note 5 will have

Skype for Android update makes it easier to sign back in after you have logged out

Skype for Android update makes it easier to sign back in after you have logged out

Skype has released a new update for its Android app with a few new features. According to thenextweb.com, the app now makes it easier for the users to sign back in after they have logged out by memorizing their login details including their password. The users just have to tap on an arrow button. However, if the users do not like the feature they can switch back to the old login process by going in the Privacy

New iPhone 6S leak suggests it’ll have a 12MP rear camera that shoots 4K video

New iPhone 6S leak suggests it’ll have a 12MP rear camera that shoots 4K video

The latest rumours indicate the next-generation iPhone won’t boast any design changes, but it might come with some major spec bumps, such as a 4K camera. The next iPhone, thought to be called the iPhone 6S (there could also be an iPhone 6S Plus model), will feature two new cameras, including a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with a wider field a vision and a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera. The camera on the back