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Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon Wear 2100 IoT SoC

Along with today's announcements of the Snapdragon 425, 435 and 625, we also see the reveal of a new wearables-oriented SoC: the Snapdragon Wear 2100. In the past we've seen vendors use low-end smartphone SoCs such as Snapdragon SoCs such as the Snapdragon 400 (Motorolla Moto 360 2nd gen). Show More Summary

Moto 360 Sport Review: A Smartwatch Fitness Tracking Hyrid

If three's company, we'd say Motorola has gone and made a full-on family out of its Moto 360 smartwatch. Hot on the heels of its second-generation Moto 360 comes the Moto 360 Sport, an Android Wear timepiece designed to compete not with TAG or Sony or Samsung, but with FitBit, Polar, Garmin, and TomTom. The ruggedized or sports smartwatch...

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 625, 425 & 435 Mid- and Low-End SoCs

Today Qualcomm announces three new SoCs in the mid- and low-end Snapdragon lineup. At the lowest end we find the Snapdragon 425 offering a very frugal CPU configuration consisting of 4x Cortex A53's clocked in at 1.4GHz. The chipsetShow More Summary

Inside Intel’s phenomenal effort to end its use of conflict minerals

Even without government support, Intel could be a proving ground for the solution to one of the most pressing issues in technology, business, and war.

HBO Now gains just 800,000 subscribers, fails to dent Game of Thrones piracy

HBO Now launched earlier this year to much acclaim, but the service has struggled to attract a large user base. Piracy of Game of Thrones, meanwhile, continues to rise, nearly doubling year-over-year.

EVGA Begins Selling "VR Edition" GeForce GTX Video Cards for VR Gaming Rigs

EVGA this week began to sell their GeForce GTX 980 Ti VR Edition video cards, a new lineup tailored for those who plan to use a virtual reality headset. The graphics boards are equipped with an internal HDMI port and a special adapter...Show More Summary

Porting an iOS app to Windows 10 can take as little as 5 minutes

Microsoft is having a tough time convincing developers to build apps for Windows 10, but the ease that its Universal Windows App platform allows it to be done might change that.

The Lenovo Ideapad Y700 Laptop Review

The PC gaming market has been pretty strong market over the last couple of years, and recent developments have pushed the boundaries again. With launches of virtual reality headsets, we’ve seen even notebook manufacturers getting prepared to drive these new devices, but it takes a lot of compute to do it. Show More Summary

Wevr's Transport Content Platform Doesn't Want To Be The YouTube Of VR

Wevr, the creators of the amazing "theBlu: Encounter" VR demo for the HTC Vive, explained to Tom's Hardware why its recently announced Transport content platform is going to "bear hug creatives" and isn't the YouTube of VR.

1Gbps quad-antenna mobile broadband chip dives off Qualcomm's drawing board

Lots of clever signal processing coming to a hotspot near you California chip designer Qualcomm says it has crafted an LTE modem capable of downloading data at 0.98Gbps.…

To save the iPad, Apple needs to copy Microsoft

Apple needs to take a long, hard look at why Microsoft is managing to shift so many Surface tablets despite the iPad being a much stronger, better know brand.

Amazon's Lumberyard invaded by zombies

Game dev tool service terms address undead apocalypse A couple of days back Amazon unleashed Lumberyard - a free game engine and development tool locked into Amazon Web Services (AWS).…

Samsung SM951-NVMe RAID Review

The Samsung 950 Pro is available now and it's a hot seller, but the SM951-NVMe still packs a better value for shoppers looking to save. Today, we look at three Samsung PCIe solutions in both single-drive and RAID 0 configurations.

Panasonic Toughbooks are so tough they can smoke

It's a fire-bug, not a feature. So Panasonic's recalling machines from 2011 to 2013 Panasonic's the latest company to fall foul of dodgy batteries, finding that the rechargeables shipped with its CF-S10 laptop "may overheat, cause smoke, or may ignite" causing "a risk of a fire or a burn hazard to consumers" and the computer.…

Surprise Announcements From Valve, Oculus, Google At Vision Summit 2016

The biggest VR companies were in attendance at this year's Vision Summit. Valve gave out free Vives to everyone in attendance, and Oculus is adding a four-month trial to Unity Pro for those who pre-ordered the Rift.

Spinnable, Ricoh Team Up On 360-Degree Immersive Content Sharing

Spinnable, the company behind a new social platform that lets you consume and share 360-degree content, announced a partnership with Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation to bring Spinnable integration into Ricoh’s Theta S spherical camera.

Oculus announces first Rift bundles, certified PCs

Oculus has unveiled its first certified PCs as promised, though there's been some confusion regarding price points and bundles. We'll help you sort it out.

NASA releases amazing 360-degree video of Martian surface taken by Curiosity

It's almost like being there, except you can breathe and won't freeze to death.

Google, Unity Showcase VR Development Tools At Summit 2016 Keynote

The Vision VR/AR Summit keynote revealed new VR development tools from Unity and Google. Unity's VR Scene Editor will allow you to create content in VR, and Google released its Cardboard Design Lab app as open source material.

AMD Putting FreeSync Technology Into HP Laptops

AMD announced HP will be releasing two new Envy 15z laptops that will feature the company’s FreeSync technology. HP also intends to enable FreeSync support across its entire lineup of AMD 6th generation A-Series processor-powered laptops this year.

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