Apple iPhone 7 specs rumors: Design leaked once again, dual camera setup included

#iPhone7 #iOS – Apple iPhone 7 specs rumors: Design leaked once again, dual camera setup included : Apple iPhone 7 was leaked online, once again and this time the leak related to the upcoming smartphone is in the form of its purported schematics that hint that the company is unlikely to make many design changes.

The schematics shared by revealed that the look of iPhone 7 will be similar to the iPhone 6s. The company is planning to keep the overall look of the current iPhone same in this year’s flagship.

The form factor and the thickness of iPhone 6s will be the same with that of the iPhone 7. It is not known why Apple decided to stick with the same design at a time when the fans have been looking forward to some revamps.

The Cupertino-based firm is saving up big design changes on the 2017 iPhone, which may be without bezel. It means the screen will take over the front of the device. The front-camera and Touch ID sensor will allegedly be embedded.

It may be recalled that the iPhone 7 schematics hint only minor changes and these tweaks can already do so much in terms of the performance of the new iPhone. Forbes reported that the space of the camera module is relatively larger than the one on the iPhone 6s.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that Apple will release two versions of the bigger iPhone 7 – one with rear single-camera and the other sporting rear dual-camera. But the US would get the latter only.

Kuo claims that this variant will come with 3 GB RAM “to meet image processing requirements.” Apart from a dual-camera setup, the Smart Connector is also believed to be limited to the iPhone 7 Plus. Source: DDN

MacBook Pro 2016 release date soon; specs and features update

#MacBookPro #Laptop – MacBook Pro 2016 release date soon; specs and features update : Apple’s long-rumored MacBoo kPro 2016 is likely to be unveiled at the WWDC in June. Apple has already started making room for the new model, as it’s selling the 2015 MacBook Pro at a discount of $290.

Adorama and Apple Insider have an attractive deal for those who want to buy the 2015 model. The 15-inch variant is sold alongside the USB-connected external DVD drive which can be found on Amazon at a price of $90.

If you want the unit with a 2.5GHz processor backed by 16GB of RAM and which has an internal memory of 1TB, you will spend $201 less on it.

Usually, the Apple SuperDrive costs $90, but since it’s offered for free, users will get the chance to save up to $290. Another interesting offer applies to the 27-inch iMac 5K, which is sold for at a discount of $133.

These discounts are offered because Apple is gearing up for its WWDC event that will begin on June 13.

Not many details are known about the new model, but it is known that it will be powered by an Intel Skylake processor, which will replace the Broadwell processor and will offer a much better performance. Source: DDN

Xiaomi YI 4K Features Make You Want To Own One

#XiaomiYI #Xiaomi – Xiaomi YI 4K Features Make You Want To Own One : Xiaomi has launched its new generation camera YI 4k. YI 4K is an updated version of YI which was launched last year.

According to Gizmochina, Xiaomi YI 4K houses 12MP Sony IMX377 sensor with, f/2.8 aperture and 155 degree wide angle lens that will allow the camera to record 4k videos at 30fps, full HD videos at 120fps and HD videos at 120fps. Ambarella A9SE95 chip to support .h264 codec recording.

There is a 3-axis gyroscope and accelerometer along with electronic image stabilisation and dual microphones to record sounds. The camera also includes loop recording and in built slow motion recording feature. Xiaomi has addressed the major problem that was there in YI Action camera.

There was lack lack of display in YI while Yi 4K comes with a 2.19-inch 330 PPI resolution touch display on the rear side with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The camera also includes different app for image and video editing.

With a new 1400mAh battery the camera can record 4k videos for upto 2 hours. Of Course it includes microSD slot and dual microphones to record sound. For wireless connective YI is equipped with dual band wifi network (2.4GHz and 5GHz) to ensure faster download speeds and 4.0 bluetooth for the remote control.

Although YI 2 is slightly wider than YI, it’s still much smaller than the GoPro Hero4 at 65 x 42 x 21mm. It will be available in five different colours including white, black, space grey, gold and rose gold.

Although its specs are similar to GoPro Hero 4 Black but its price is comparatively low. Where Hero 4 black costs $499, YI 2 will be available for $299. That price will definitely attract some price conscious customers. YI 4k is available on presales at Gearbest at a special price of $299.  And will be available worldwide in June. Source: TheBitbag

Colorful Releases its GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition Graphics Card

#GTX1080 #Pascal  – Colorful Releases its GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition Graphics Card – Colorful Technology Company Limited,professional manufacturer of graphics cards and motherboards, proudly debuts the world’s first GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card. Announced May 6th, the new GeForce GTX 1080 will feature NVIDIA’s latest GPU architecture codenamed Pascal boasting a 16nm FinFET fabrication process.

The GeForce GTX 1080 is based on the GP104 GPU armed with 2560 CUDA cores and will have a base engine clock of 1607 MHz and can boost up 1733 MHz. Complementing it will be 8 GB of GDDR5X video memory running at an effective clock rate of 10 GHz on a 256-bit bus. The GeForce GTX 1080 is designed to deliver 3x more performance than previous-generation graphics card and its breakthrough innovations in gaming give gamers new possibilities to enjoy via VR experiences.

Colorful GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition
Colorful GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition

Colorful looks forward to bring the COLORFUL GeForce GTX 1080 on May 27th in first spot during release day.

Custom design COLORFUL GTX 1080s will be presented at COMPUTEX 2016 this June.

More Polaris10 and Polaris11 Specifications Revealed

Industry sources revealed to TechPowerUp some pretty interesting specifications of AMD’s two upcoming GPUs based on the 4th generation Graphics CoreNext “Polaris” architecture. The company is preparing a performance-segment GPU and a mainstream one. It turns out, that the performance-segment chip, which the press has been referring to as “Ellesmere,” could feature 32 compute units (CUs), and not the previously thought 40.

Assuming that each CU continues to consist of 64 stream processors (SP), you’re looking at an SP count of 2,048. What’s more, this chip is said to offer a single-precision floating point performance of 5.5 TFLOP/s, as claimed by AMD. To put this into perspective, the company had claimed 5.2 TFLOP/s for the “Hawaii”/”Grenada” based FirePro W9100, which launched earlier this February, and that SKU featured all 2,816 SP present on the chip. So this chip is definitely faster than most “Hawaii” based SKUs.

hile “Hawaii” based SKUs feature TDP of no less than 250W, the new chip has a TDP rated no higher than 150W. AMD could pull off a “single 8-pin power connector” feat like NVIDIA, with quite some headroom to spare. The chip features a 256-bit wide GDDR5/GDDR5X memory interface, and 8 GB could be its standard memory amount. The first SKUs based on this chip could feature 7 Gbps GDDR5 memory.

AMD will upgrade the feature-set to include HVEC/H.265 hardware encode/decode acceleration, DisplayPort 1.3, and HDMI 2.0a outputs.

The smaller “Polaris” chip scheduled for 2016, which the press has been referring to as “Baffin,” could feature 14 compute units, working out to a stream processor count of 896. It will be a mainstream chip, succeeding the “Tobago” silicon, which drives the current R7 360 series SKUs, although it wouldn’t surprise us if it outperformed bigger chips, such as the “Trinidad” based R7 370 series. This chip has its peak single-precision floating-point performance rated at 2.5 TFLOP/s. Its TDP is rated at just 50W, and it is expected to feature a 128-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 4 GB of memory.

Moto X 2016 Release on June 9?

#MotoX #MotoX2016 – Moto X 2016 Release on June 9? : Lenovo-owned Motorola is expected to launch a new handset on its annual technology conference on June 9. Company may introduce a new generation Moto X4 to its Moto flagship smartphone.

Rumours about Motorola X4 or X 2016 are surfacing on internet. Company has not announced any detail about any device to be launch during the conference but the Chinese tech giant has stated that it “will announce a new device that will change the way that people think and use their devices”, according to 18 News.

Recently images of prototype of the phone have been leaked on GSM Arena. Images suggest that the device would have 5.5 inch shatterproof screen. Square fingerprint reader can also be seen there.

Moto X could be launched in two variants Moto X Vertex and Moto X Vector thin. Both devices will share same screen and size but hardware configurations would be different.

Vector Thin would be ultra thin or 5.2mm. With Qualcomm’s 820 Snapdragon chipset it would achieve up to 2.0 GHz of processing speed. And could have either 3GB or 4GB of RAM and 32GB internal memory support. A main camera is expected to be 13MP with laser autofocus and IOS. It would be powered by 2,600 mAh battery.

On the other hand Moto X Vertex might be running on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 SoC chipset. But with octa-core Cortex-A53 CPU the device would go up to 2.4Ghz.

RAM would be same as Vector Thin but internal storage could be either 16GB or 32GB. It is supposed to have 16MP main camera with laser and face detection autofocus. With 7mm thickness it would be little thicker than Vector Thin.

Both devices are expected to come with a modular system of adding accessories. According to Venture Beat, there would be  connecting on the bottom of back side of device. With these pins devices would be able to connect to special accessories with modular back plates.

These special accessories are called “Amps”. These so called Amps include stereo speakers; a battery pack; a camera grip with flash and optical zoom; a pico projector; and a rugged cover with wide angle lens attachment.

There is no information about price. Company might unveil the device, accessories and prices in the conference on June 6. Source: TheBitbag

How to set up Night Clock on the Galaxy S7 edge

#GalaxyS7Edge #GalaxyS6Edge – How to set up Night Clock on the Galaxy S7 edge : Just like the Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 edge+, Samsung’s latest curved smartphone, the Galaxy S7 Edge, ships with a nifty integrated Night Clock feature.

For those unaware of this functionality, it’s a subtle software tweak that takes advantage of the handset’s super-dark AMOLED screen in order to exhibit a dimly illuminated clock on the edge display during a specific time frame.

Here’s how to set it up:

Head into Settings.
Tap on Edge Screen.
Select Night Clock.
Flip the switch to On.
Choose the time you would like the clock to appear and disappear.

Voilà! You have successfully enabled Night Clock on your Galaxy S7 Edge. If you happen to run into any issues along the way, do be sure to let us know in the comments section below, and we’ll do our very best to get you back on track. Source: sammobile

Western Digital Completes Acquisition Of SanDisk

#WesternDigital #SanDisk – Western Digital Completes Acquisition Of SanDisk – Western Digital Corporation today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Western Digital Technologies, Inc. has completed the acquisition of SanDisk Corporation. The addition of SanDisk makes Western Digital Corporation a comprehensive storage solutions provider with global reach, and an extensive product and technology platform that includes deep expertise in both rotating magnetic storage and non-volatile memory (NVM).

The Company also indicated that the debt financing associated with this transaction has been consummated and that the previously obtained funds from this financing have been released from escrow to Western Digital Technologies, Inc. “Today is a significant day in the history of Western Digital,” said Steve Milligan, chief executive officer of Western Digital. “We are delighted to welcome SanDisk into the Western Digital family. This transformational combination creates a media-agnostic leader in storage technology with a robust portfolio of products and solutions that will address a wide range of applications in almost all of the world’s computing and mobile devices. We are excited to now begin focusing on the many opportunities before us, from leading innovation to bringing the best of what we can offer as a combined company to our customers. In addition, we will begin the work to fully realize the value of this combination through executing on our synergies, generating significant cash flow, as well as rapidly deleveraging our balance sheet, and creating significant long-term value for our shareholders.”

The integration process will begin immediately through the joint efforts of teams from both companies. As previously announced, Steve Milligan will continue to serve as chief executive officer of Western Digital, which will remain headquartered in Irvine, California. Sanjay Mehrotra, co-founder, president and chief executive officer of SanDisk, will serve as a member of the Western Digital Board of Directors, effective immediately.

“As a combined company, we will be best positioned to address the demands for data storage, which is growing exponentially every year,” said Sanjay Mehrotra. “Growth and change go hand in hand, and we couldn’t be happier to grow and change together with Western Digital. I look forward to contributing to realizing the potential of this combination as a member of the board.”

Under the terms of the transaction, each outstanding share of SanDisk common stock was converted into the right to receive $67.50 per share in cash and 0.2387 shares of Western Digital common stock.

SanDisk shareholders looking for information with regard to the payment of the merger consideration should review the Public FAQ available here.

MSI Announces the X99A GAMING Pro Carbon Motherboard

#MSI #X99AGAMING – MSI Announces the X99A GAMING Pro Carbon Motherboard – MSI is proud to announce the latest X99 Performance GAMING motherboard, the X99A GAMING PRO CARBON, world’s first motherboard offering front USB 3.1 Type-C. This new motherboard has been built from the ground up and has a completely new design for its heavy plated heatsinks and covers, based on the latest CARBON look & feel. Besides this totally new design, the X99A GAMING PRO CARBON motherboard also comes packed with several new and unique MSI features such as new Mystic Light with smartphone control over WIFI including a Mystic Light extension RGB cable and pin header.

Onboard Turbo U.2 is present to support the latest and greatest SSDs available in the market supporting NVMe. DDR4 Boost is accompanied by DDR4 Steel Armor to ensure the best memory performance. The X99A GAMING PRO CARBON is the first X99 model featuring Game Boost with 8 gears up to 5 GHz of one-second-overlocking! Last but not least, this model has been designed and optimized for next-generation Intel “Broadwell-E(P)” processors. So whether looking for extreme performance or endless customization, the new X99A GAMING PRO CARBON is sure to deliver.

World’s first motherboard offering front USB 3.1 Type-C
Direct USB Type-C is compatible with next generation PC chassis, perfect for the latest smartphones and great for next generation mobile storage devices, the X99A GAMING PRO CARBON is world’s first motherboard to feature front USB 3.1 Type-C.

Perfect for gamers who love customization and demand great performance
One of the features of the X99A GAMING PRO CARBON motherboard is its Mystic Light RGB LED feature, supporting up to 16.8 million colors and 17 LED effects to style your rig in any way possible. You can now even do it simply through WIFI by using your smartphone as you skip through all the colors.

Mystic Light Extension, dedicated pin header for 4-pin RGB-strip & lighting control, extends your style to everything.

Game changing sound experience with Audio Boost 3 featuring Nahimic
Enjoy the best and purest sound through Audio Boost 3. Audio Boost 3 comes with a selection of best audio components to deliver a studio-grade sound experience, onboard! This high-end dedicated onboard sound card delivers game changing sound quality. Nahimic places your user experience right at the heart of their software, offering you highly sought-after gaming benefits: Virtual Sound, Voice Leveler, Bass Boost, Noise Gate & Reduction and HD Audio Recorder. Audio Boost 3 with Nahimic makes sure you dominate the battlefield through crystal clear sound and pin-point precision. Sound tracker let you dominate enemies in every game and Audio Launchpad make you interact easily with your audience when streaming awesome gameplay.

Take advantage from next-gen storage solutions
Enjoy a blazing fast system boot up and insanely fast loading of applications and games with MSI GAMING motherboards. MSI offers a whole new generation of high speed storage support through onboard Turbo M.2 and now also onboard Turbo U.2, transfer data through a PCI Express 3.0 x4 interface up to 32 Gb/s, making it 5x faster than SATA 3.0 solutions. By offering this wide variety of storage solutions the X99A GAMING PRO CARBON motherboard supports the latest and greatest high performance SSDs such as the new Intel 750 series with support for NVMe. USB 3.1 Gen2 is 2x faster than USB 3.0 and as a result of innovative engineering the X99A GAMING PRO motherboard offers both a USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A and Type-C interface for the most convenient and fast mobile storage solutions. The X99A GAMING PRO CARBON is ready to satisfy even the most demanding gamer and power user.

For more information, visit the product page.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow now available for Galaxy S5 Plus

#GalaxyS5Plus #Marshmallow – Android 6.0 Marshmallow now available for Galaxy S5 Plus : Now that Samsung’s current and previous flagship devices have already received their Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update, it should be the turn of the other devices on the “fringes”.

The latest one to finally be update is the Galaxy S5 Plus, the more powerful variant of the 2014 flagship from the Korean OEM. While there are a lot of newer devices available in the market of course, almost two years after this one came out, those who chose to stick with it are finally “rewarded” with this update.

The update to Marshmallow may somehow make you feel like you have a new smartphone. It was actually upgraded to Lollipop in March of 2015, so more than a year later, you get the next big update too.

The main difference between this variant and the then flagship is that the Galaxy S5 Plus used Snapdragon 805 instead of the Snapdragon 801 which the Galaxy S5 had. But other than that, the two devices are basically the same, except of course the Plus is more powerful.

The Marshmallow updates have been notoriously slow, although of course we all know that it’s not a simple process to bring updates to Android devices.

This particular update brings a lot of new features like Google Now On Tap, better notifications, Doze to conserve battery, fingerprint sensor API, and a lot more. And although it is not as massive as the Lollipop update, it’s still interesting to have it, if you’re lucky enough to have a device that has been updated.

The build for Android 6.0.1 has started rolling out in Germany. It should be available through Samsung Smart Switch, and the OTA update should come out within the week. Source: androidcommunity