U.S. government plans to collect social media handles from visitors
Published in News


Plan draws backfire from Silicon Valley technology groups


Earlier this week, a few US-based civil society groups joined Silicon Valley giants including Facebook, Twitter and Google to petition an optional Department of Homeland Security proposal to collect social media identifier information on the I-94W forms of visitors entering the country.

Facebook removes "Trending" news story descriptions
Published in News


Topic rankings now controlled by algorithms


Before the start of the weekend, Facebook announced some notable changes to the way its social network would be handling “Trending” news topics, which previously contained topic descriptions curated by staff members and were verified through a non-algorithmic editing process.

Logitech teases new G-series Battlefield Edition keyboard
Published in News


Either a G810, G610 or a completely new one

Logitech has released a couple of teasers for a new gaming keyboard that will carry a Battlefield 1 badge on the side of it.

PCI-Express 4.0 slot won't deliver 300W of power
Published in Motherboards


Still sticking to 75W

It appears that earlier information regarding PCI-Express 4.0 slot and its ability to deliver 300W via slot was somewhat wrong as PCI-SIG has clarified that 300W were only fo certification process but that the maximum power delivery would stick to 75W.

XFX has a passive RX 460 graphics card
Published in Graphics


Only for Asian market for now 

XFX has apparently released a passive Radeon RX 460 graphics card for Asian market, which should be quite interesting to those looking to make a completely silent PC system.

Qualcomm might be to blame for lack of Nougat on some mobiles
Published in Mobiles


No updates for Snapdragon 800/801 graphics drivers

According to a post coming from a ROM developer and usual HTC leaker, it appears that some older smartphones might not be getting Android 7.0 Nougat update due to an alleged lack of Qualcomm updates for Snapdragon 800/801 chipset.

AMD gets its 101st FreeSync customer
Published in Graphics

Y27F curved monitor comes from Lenovo

AMD has announced that Lenovo has released the Y27F Curved gaming monitor based around FreeSync.

Apple fans turn to kickstarter
Published in Graphics


We need innovation

Apple fanboys are getting so desperate for the fruity cargo cult to invent something new for their Macs they are developing interesting stuff on kickstarter.

IBM shows off Power9
Published in Processors


14nm FinFET technology

The ever shrinking Biggish Blue has showed off details of its new Power 9 technology at the Hot Chips conference.

Intel refreshes SSDs
Published in Memory


Six new flavours with IMFT 3D NAND

Intel is refreshing its consumer, data centre and IoT SSDs with six  SSDs with its new IMFT 3D NAND under the bonnet.