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Samsung Gets Round, Formally Announces Gear S2 Smartwatch

At IFA in Berlin, Samsung announced its latest smartwatch, the circular Gear S2. It comes in two flavors, the Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic, with pricing and availability TBA.

Ex-Android devs, HTC employees unveil Robin, a cloud-based ‘smarter’ smartphone

55 minutes agoTechnology / Hardware : Extremetech

A new company, Nextbit, believes cloud computing and storage are the future of smartphones. Its upcoming Robin is designed to capitalize on that idea, but will users bite?

Patriot Intros DDR4 Kits With Two Modules, Ups Highest Frequency To 3400 MHz

Patriot decided that it's about time to expand its options to include kits with just two modules, rather than sticking to kits with four or eight modules. It also upped it highest frequency to 3400 MHz, up from 3000 MHz.

‘Tissue velcro’ allows for scalable assembly of cardiac cell power units

A big step forward in the heart repair business was recently made at the University of Toronto. Researchers there have come up with a promising new way to assemble 2D cellular sheets into 3D cardiac tissues that beat in unison, and may provide a new way to fix ailing hearts.

'Dreadnought' Shows Off Its Multiplayer Ship-To-Ship Space Combat

Space combat is back again thanks to Yager's new game, "Dreadnought," which is currently in pre-alpha development.

Room For Innovation On GDDR5: Higher Density, Faster Data Rates Coming With 'GDDR5X'

Micron announced the availability of 8 Gb GDDR5 modules, which can either have double frame buffers on graphics cards, or allow for fewer modules to achieve the same volume of memory. The company has also hinted at significant advancements coming in 2016.

Apple rumor roundup: New iPhones, iPads, and Apple TVs September 9th

September is upon us, and that means a major Apple event is right around the corner. What, exactly, does that entail? In recent years, the September and October timeframe has come to signify new iPhones, iPads, and new operating systems. Show More Summary

ET deals: 13.3-inch Lenovo IdeaPad U31 1080p laptop for $849

For a limited time, Lenovo is offering up the 13.3-inch IdeaPad U31 laptop at a whopping 26% discount. With a new Broadwell processor, a solid-state drive, and a powerful discrete graphics card, this laptop is being sold at a surprisingly low price.

WD My Cloud Gets Bump To OS 3; New Hardware, Too

Western Digital found features from other NAS makers and rolled them into the My Cloud family.

Battling The Waves In Survival Mode For ‘Star Wars: Battlefront’

PAX Prime gave us another chance to check one of the many new modes in "Star Wars: Battlefront." "Survival" pits you and a friend against six waves of Imperial enemies.

Microsoft now considering Windows 10 patch notes — but only for enterprise customers

Microsoft is considering adding patch notes for its operating system, but only for enterprise customers.

Back to school: Six of the smartest cheap 'n' cheerful laptops

The usual suspects for studious souls Product Roundup  The summer’s been and gone already, and it’s the time of year when our brightest and best leave home to enter the hallowed halls of academia. Any young student will need a decent laptop to help them out with essays and other work, but the chances are that most students will also be on a pretty tight budget.…

The Mobile CPU Core-Count Debate: Analyzing The Real World

Over the last 5 years the mobile space has seen a dramatic change in terms of performance of smartphone and tablet SoCs. The industry has seen a move from single-core to dual-core to quad-core processors to today’s heterogeneous 6-10 core designs. Show More Summary

Seagate Announces a Trio of 8TB Drives for Enterprise Applications

Seagate was the first hard drive vendor to launch a cost-effective 8TB hard drive. The Archive HDD v2 (ST8000AS0002) uses Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) to drive up the areal density of the platters and the 8TB version used six 1.33TB platters. Show More Summary

Apple muscles in on biz world AGAIN – this time with Cisco alliance

Will hanging on the telephone help shift more iOS gear to enterprises? Apple has inked a deal with networking giant Cisco, as Cupertino beefs up its efforts to pull in more business customers.…

Western Digital Updates My Cloud Mirror NAS, Releases My Cloud OS 3

10 hours agoTechnology / Hardware : AnandTech

Western Digital markets their NAS lineup under the 'Personal Cloud' category. This is further sub-divided into three markets, the 'Consumer Series' (the MyCloud units), 'Expert Series' (the EX units) and the 'Business Series' (the DL units). Show More Summary

Human sacrifice. Android Wear syncing with iPhones. Cats and dogs living together. Mass hysteria!

Google app gives Apple gear a wristjob Google has released an app to allow Android Wear smartwatches to sync with Apple iPhones.…

Samsung Announces The Gear S2 Smartwatch

19 hours agoTechnology / Hardware : AnandTech

Today Samsung announced the Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic, the newest products in their line of smartwatches. The Gear S2 has what Samsung describes as a more minimal and modern design, while the Gear S2 classic uses leather and a black...Show More Summary

Netgear Launches XS728T 28-port 10-Gigabit Smart Managed Switch

19 hours agoTechnology / Hardware : AnandTech

In early 2013, Netgear launched the XS708E (8x 10GBASE-T with 1x shared 10G SFP+) unmanaged switch, the XS712T (12x 10GBASE-T with 2x shared 10G SFP+) smart managed switch and the XSM7224 (24x 10GBASE-T with 4x 10G SFP+) fully managed switch. Show More Summary

Ashes dev dishes on DX12, AMD vs. Nvidia, and asynchronous compute

New remarks from the developers of Ashes of the Singularity, the first DX12 game, have shed additional light on performance comparisons between AMD and Nvidia.

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