Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 is Reportedly Delayed by Serious Overheating Woes

From DailyTech: Qualcomm, Inc. (QCOM) has positioned itself as the undisputed king of the applications processor (AP) market in recent years. Its chips power most of the best and brightest flagship smartphones on Google Inc.'s (GOOG) Android OS and Microsoft Corp.'s (MSFT) Windows smartphone platforms. Qualcomm's closest rival is Apple, Inc. (AAPL) who makes its own APs for iOS devices. Apple is the second largest AP maker on merits of iOS's substantial market share. But even with Apple included, Qualcomm is still number one in the AP marketplace in terms of sales.

Intel plunks down billions to expand in mobile market

From InfoWorld: Intel has bought its way into the tablet market, but success seems years away in smartphones, despite billions of dollars spent.

The allure of mobile devices has led Intel to take some uncharacteristic moves that defy the company's proud tradition of designing and manufacturing chips in-house. Intel has partnered with Chinese companies to build some smartphone and tablet chips, and is relying on third parties to manufacture those chips.

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Lemur BlueDriver Review (Page 1 of 4)

Like many guys, I take incredibly good care of my car. Sure, my Honda Accord is no exotic, nor is it a garage queen. It gets driven year round, whether it be a nice summer day or a snowstorm strike; just like how a car is meant to be used. But when it comes to maintenance, in addition to whatever the owner's manual tells me to do, I also claybar, polish, and apply a layer of paint sealant to the exterior body every six months. For the interior, it receives a thorough cleaning regularly every three months, which includes all leather upholstery conditioned, plastic surfaces wiped dust-free, and glass cleaned with a special microfiber cloth. The list goes on. However, late in the summer of this year, my friends and I went on a road trip. It was only a week or so after I did a full interior detail, and shortly after I came back, I discovered a large hand mark on the rear driver's side window. When I told my colleague Aaron Lai about this, who was with me on the same road trip, he immediately said, "It must be [insert girl name here]." Now, I may have driven a few other people in between, but we both blamed that girl. Why? Simply put, no guy will leave hand prints like that on the window of another guy's car like that. Jokes aside, to this day I still have not figured out who left that hand mark on my window, because there is no way for me to log and prove diagnostically car problems like this. But for every other car problem, from a "Check Engine" light being activated, to you just curious about the intake air temperature, we got something cool here at APH Networks. The Lemur BlueDriver is a Bluetooth module that plugs into your car's OBD-II port, and allows you to collect and log everything you have been curious about on your iOS or Android based smartphone via an app. Intrigued? So are we.

Kingston HyperX Fury 64GB Review (Page 1 of 8)

One thing I have learned recently is no matter how true a stereotype may be, there will always be some outliers or people who do not fit this description. Case in point, last Friday I went Black Friday shopping, hoping to find some good deals. In the morning I went with a group of guys, including Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Kwan and frequent guest writer Brian Cheung. We did our usual thing, and headed to several local electronics stores to check out the deals. On an aside, when I shop, I generally follow the stereotypical guy-like shopping. This means I will head directly to where I want to find the product I am looking for, and then proceed to the checkout. However, as a group, we actually walked around the entire mall, taking our time instead of rushing from one place to the next. I did not really have an exact product I was looking for, but this was not the norm. Later on, in the afternoon, I headed to a larger mall with a group of my friends, most of whom were girls. Thankfully, there was at least one more guy, so I split off with him and left the girls to do their thing. Later on, we met up with the girls group again, and one of them rushed over. Thinking she was ecstatic with the deals, I was surprised when she said, "I do not understand!" She then proceeded to lament about how she could not comprehend how the other girls could spend so long shopping at a certain store. As you can see in both cases, stereotypes, while they can be true for majority of the time, are not absolute whatsoever. A guy can easily shop like a girl, and vice versa. This is the same for products, like today's review of the Kingston HyperX Fury 64GB. For one, being labeled in the HyperX line infers some sort of higher performance. However the Fury lineup is known for its mid-range performance. So which does this USB 3.0 flash drive fall into? Hopefully this question, and more will be answered in today's review!

Disk storage market grows with inclusion of ODM vendors

From PC World: Disk storage sales grew more strongly in the third quarter, helped by sales of non-branded storage gear sold directly to datacenters.

Third-quarter disk storage sales jumped 5.1 percent year over year, reaching US$8.8 billion, according to research firm IDC. This was a change from the anemic growth the market saw earlier this year, brought on by falling demand in mature markets.

Sony hack leaked 47,000 Social Security numbers, celebrity data

From CNET: The security breach suffered by Sony Pictures Entertainment last month appears to have leaked far more personal information than previously believed, revealing the US Social Security numbers of more than 47,000 celebrities, freelancers, and current and former Sony employees.

Bluetooth 4.2 Promises Faster Connections, Better Security to Stop Snooping

From DailyTech: Bluetooth communications saw a big leap with the launch of Bluetooth 4.0 in 2009 and things have been moving along at a fast pace ever since. It was just one year ago when the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) (the trade group which promotes the short-range wireless communication standard) announced Bluetooth 4.1, and now it’s time for consumers to get ready for Bluetooth 4.2.

This $65 Raspberry Pi competitor takes the hassle out of DIY micro-PCs

From PC World: Hobbyists are getting a lot of love, with big companies like Microsoft, Intel and IBM releasing circuit board computers to conceptualize and prototype products. Imagination is now entering the fray with its $65 Creator CI20 computer, which takes some of the hassle out of DIY micro-computing with wireless Internet, a preloaded operating system, and 1080p graphics capabilities.

iPhone 6, 6 Plus trigger spike in Apple sales worldwide

From CNET: The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have delivered a huge surge in sales for Apple globally, according to a new report.

For the three months ending in October, Apple's share of smartphone sales in Europe rose by 5.7 percentage points from a year ago t0 20.7 percent courtesy of the new iPhones, market researcher Kantar Worldpanel ComTech said Wednesday.

That figure is significant consider that the phones didn't debut until September 19, specifically in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK.


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