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  1. cageymaru

    Samsung Announces New Monitors for Gaming and Content Creation

    Samsung has announced new members to its monitor family. First there is the CRG9 49" gaming monitor that features a super ultra-wide screen and dual QHD resolution (5120x1440). The monitor meets HDR10 standards with a peak brightness of 1,000 nits and local dimming. The display uses Samsung's...
  2. AlphaAtlas

    South Korea to Restrict OLED Equipment Exports as Chinese Manufacturing Ramps Up

    Citing a report from BusinessKorea, LED Inside claims that the South Korean government plans to designate OLED manufacturing equipment as a "core technology" and restrict exports to other countries. In light of previous technology leaks, Korean display giants like Samsung and LG are apparently...
  3. AlphaAtlas

    Samsung Patents In-Air Gesturing for VR

    According to a report by Patently Mobile, Samsung recently filed a patent for an in-air gesture control system designed for AR and VR headsets. Such a system would use a color camera, a depth camera, and an infrared sensor with an infrared light for illumination, at the very least. Simple...
  4. cageymaru

    Here Is the Samsung C32JG53 32" Curved Gaming Monitor

    PCTechHub on YouTube has been sent the all new Samsung C32JG53 32" curved gaming monitor with AMD FreeSync support to review. While the resolution is a letdown for productivity, the 144Hz refresh rate is great for gamers according to the reviewer. He goes over the pros and cons of the monitor in...
  5. cageymaru

    Sony 3D Camera Technology to Fuel Smartphone Upgrade Cycle in 2019

    Bloomberg is reporting that smartphone manufacturers such as Apple, Huawei, and Samsung have taken interest in 3D camera technology from Sony. The cameras can create 3D images of objects and faces that can be used for virtual shopping and gesture control. Sony is a major player in the camera...
  6. AlphaAtlas

    Samsung to Show off Bizzare C-Lab Projects at CES

    Samsung Electronics generally has a ton of products to show off at CES, but some of their strangest and most experimental projects come from their "Creative Lab" division. Created in 2012, C-Lab is an incubation program that "encourages a creative corporate culture and nurtures innovative...
  7. AlphaAtlas

    Intel is Allegedly Shipping 14nm Products With MRAM

    Alternative non-volatile memory technologies like MRAM are a hot area of research, and some companies like Everspin are already producing MRAM products for niche use cases. However, a recent report by EE Times claims that Intel is shipping products made on a "22FFL" process with "the first...
  8. AlphaAtlas

    Samsung Used a DSLR Shot to Fake a "Portrait Mode"

    Dunja Djudjic, a writer and photographer for DIY Photography, recently caught Samsung passing one of her DSLR photos off as a shot from a Galaxy smartphone. After creating an account on EyeEm, one of her shots got sold through Getty images, and out of curiosity, she did a reverse image search to...
  9. L

    MSI GT75 + 2*970 pr0's in RAID setup, good idea?

    I currently have 1 NVME card installed in my rig, it's the PM961. After comparing the numbers between it, and the 970 pro, I can only fathom running 2 970 pro's in RAID. However this will be the first time I have a raid setup. Do you think there's anything better than what I proposed...
  10. cageymaru

    Samsung Is a Victim of Industrial Espionage as Foldable Screen Tech Sold to China

    Samsung had trade secrets related to its foldable screen technology allegedly stolen by Samsung supplier Toptec who sold it to Chinese rivals for $14 million. Toptec has an affiliate paper company in China that it used to transfer the blueprints of Samsung's "flexible OLED edge panel 3D...
  11. AlphaAtlas

    DriveSavers Charges Around $3,900 to Unlock Password Protected Devices

    Today, DriveSavers announced a new service that can allegedly unlock and recover data from password protected computers. Devices from Apple, Samsung, Huawei, LG and other running iOS, Android, Windows, or Blackberry are said to be supported. Interestingly, the company claims they don't offer the...
  12. B

    Samsung Odyssey+

    So I picked up an Odyssey+ to go along with my Rift and HP WMR headset and have played around with it for about a week. tldr: Amazing display and serviceable controllers with easier setup. The main point of comparison is to the Rift as the HP headset was a cheap backup that I let my kids play...
  13. cageymaru

    Samsung to Release a Galaxy S Smartphone with Six Cameras and 5G Connectivity

    According to anonymous sources that spoke to the Wall Street Journal, Samsung is ready to celebrate its 10th anniversary of premium Galaxy phones by revitalizing the smartphone market with a new lineup of Galaxy S phones. The flagship Galaxy S10 "Beyond X" smartphone will feature a 6.7" screen...
  14. AlphaAtlas

    Samsung Reveals Exynos 9820

    Samsung just unveiled their newest processor: the Exynos 9 series 9820. The new design uses a 2+2+4 CPU setup, with 2 "4th generation custom CPUs," 2 Cortex A75s, and 4 Cortex A55s. Samsung claims the new "tri-cluster" system will boost multi-core performance by 15 percent, while the new big...
  15. AlphaAtlas

    Mobile SoC Manufacturers are Putting ARM Chips in Notebooks

    Qualcomm already uses the Snapdragon 850 in some Windows PCs, and rumors indicate that they're cooking up a larger chip designed specifically for larger devices. But, according to "industry sources" in contact with Digitimes, they aren't the only mobile SOC manufacturer trying to push into the...
  16. cageymaru

    Samsung Is Bringing the Linux Environment to Smartphones

    Samsung is launching a Linux on DeX beta for certain Samsung smartphones. The Note9 and Tab S4 are the first phones that Samsung has officially sanctioned to be allowed to run a Linux environment and connect to a monitor with a single cable for a PC-like experience. This will allow users to...
  17. cageymaru

    Samsung Announces Infinity Flex Displays for Foldable Smartphones

    Samsung has revealed its new foldable smartphone technology at the 2018 Samsung Developer Conference in San Francisco. The Infinity Flex Display allows the smartphone to open and close like a book. The phone reportedly weighs 200-grams and sports an 7.3-inch ultra thin display. The display on...
  18. AlphaAtlas

    Qualcomm Must License Modem Patents to Competitors

    On Tuesday, a federal judge ruled that Qualcomm must license some of its modem patents to its competitors, like Samsung and Intel. The judge said "court precedent established that Qualcomm’s commitments 'include an obligation to license to all comers, including competing modem chip suppliers.'...
  19. AlphaAtlas

    Researchers Find Vulnerabilities in Self Encrypting SSDs

    Researchers from Radboud University in the Netherlands found severe security vulnerabilities in several popular, self-encrypting SSDs from Samsung and Crucial. These SSDs can encrypt and decrypt data coming in and out on the fly, which is seen as a "hardware encyption" option in Bitlocker on...
  20. cageymaru

    Smartphone Manufacturers Are Ready to Embrace the Fold-able Phone

    Five of the world's smartphone makers have been applying for patents related to fold-able smartphones. The reasoning behind this move is that many consumers don't see the need to upgrade to the newest model of smartphone nowadays, so manufacturers are afraid that sales will start to lag. Also...
  21. cageymaru

    NAND Flash Prices Expected to Drop in 2019

    NAND flash prices are expected to drop even further in 2019 after declining by 50% this year. This is due to the creation of more capacity expansion in the industry to meet demand. There are 6-7 leading manufacturers of NAND flash products and some may face increased pressure to remain...
  22. AlphaAtlas

    Italy Fines Apple and Samsung for Performance Degrading Updates

    Reuters reports that Italy's anti-trust watchdog accused Apple and Samsung of releasing software updates that degrade device performance. Both companies were slapped with a 5 million Euro fine, which works out to about $5.7 million USD, and Apple was fined an additional 5 million for "failing to...
  23. AlphaAtlas

    Odyssey+ VR Headset Solves the Screen Door Effect

    Samsung officially launched the successor to their Odyssey mixed reality headset today. The Odyssey+ features dual 1440x1600 OLED displays, headphones developed by AKG, Cortana integration, and 6DOF controllers, just like its predecessor. However, Samsung claims to have doubled the PPI of each...
  24. AlphaAtlas

    Samsung Begins 7nm EUV Production

    Samsung announced their 7nm EUV process some time ago, and it looks like production came right on schedule. In a press release, Samsung announced that it finished development of its 7nm LPP EUV process, and is starting wafer production. The new process uses extreme ultraviolet radiation with a...
  25. AlphaAtlas

    Samsung Puts Exynos and ISOCELL in Cars

    Samsung is adapting some of the tech from their smartphones for use in the auto industry. According to their press release, Samsung's Exynos automotive processors will retain the performance of their smartphone relatives, while meeting stricter environmental requirements. Samsung touts support...
  26. AlphaAtlas

    Samsung Predicts Record Profits Thanks to Semiconductor Sales

    Samsung is expected to post a record operating profit of $15.5 billion USD for Q3 2018. Smartphone and display earnings actually fell in Q3, but they were more than offset by Samsung's semiconductor business. Some of us are frustrated by sky high DDR4 retail prices, but it seems that Samsung is...
  27. cageymaru

    Samsung Expected to Slow Memory Chip Output to Maintain Market Pricing

    According to sources, Samsung has decided to slow memory chip output to create more market demand. This in turn will keep prices high or possibly even drive them up higher as the corporation seeks to maintain its bit growth projections of 20% for DRAM and 40% for Nand in 2018. If Samsung...
  28. silk186

    Keep Samsung S7 or swap for honor v10?

    I picked up a Samsung S7 at launch. I replaced the screen and battery a few months back. Mother-in-law had a cheap phone died at the start of a trip. When she got back she orderd a Honor v10 and was so pissed, she bought an Huawei p20 pro before the v10 arrived. I can swap my S7 with her v10...
  29. AlphaAtlas

    32GB Desktop DIMM Listed by Samsung

    Samsung recently listed a 32GB, unregistered DDR4 2666 DIMM on their website. Up until now, desktop DDR4 sticks topped out at 16GB/DIMM. To go any higher, you had to use expensive, higher latency registered DIMMs on a server motherboard. This particular Samsung stick isn't available at retailers...
  30. AlphaAtlas

    Samsung Releases Z-NAND Based Datacenter SSD

    Following the SZ985 that was announced last year, Samsung unveiled a new high performance datacenter SSD aimed at the same market as Intel's Optane drives. Unlike Optane SSDs, which use Intel's unique 3D Xpoint memory, the 983 ZET uses Samsung's 3D NAND in an SLC configuration that Samsung calls...
  31. cageymaru

    Chipmakers Are Unsure of Ability to Transition to Sub-10nm Technology

    Chipmakers are slowing the transition to sub-10nm process nodes as money woes start to affect the foundries. Companies such as Mediatek and Qualcomm are rolling out new 14 1/2nm products while waiting in the wings for 7nm technology to mature for 5G products. As reported earlier...
  32. AlphaAtlas

    Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Features Water Carbon Cooling System

    Samsung first introduced a water-based cooling system in the Galaxy S7, and just announced a much improved version that will ship in the Galaxy Note 9. The system features a porous, water filled cavity that carries heat away from the SOC using carbon fiber as a highly efficient TIM. In the...
  33. cageymaru

    GLOBALFOUNDRIES Throws in the Towel on 7nm FinFET Process Development

    GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF) has placed an indefinite hold on the development of a 7nm FinFET program and is instead focusing on 14/12nm FinFET. GF is also reducing their workforce by 5%. This leaves only Intel, TSMC, and Samsung to develop the most cutting edge processes. "Lifting the burden of...
  34. DooKey

    Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Official Launch Video Leaks Out

    I know many of you love your phablets and are looking forward to the new more powerful Galaxy Note 9. I've got good news for you and it's the fact that many of the previous leaks of specs seem to be confirmed in the official launch video that just leaked out. You're going to have up to 1tb of...
  35. DooKey

    Samsung Display’s ‘Unbreakable Panel’ Certified by Underwriters Laboratories

    Samsung has received Underwriters Laboratories certification for a bendable/unbreakable OLED smartphone panel. This panel was dropped from a height of 1.2 meters 26 times in succession and it didn't break or crack and continued working. They even tested the panel from a height of 1.8M and it...
  36. noclevername

    S7 Edge problems

    I got an S7 edge from a coworker to tinker with. He told me that it was stuck in a boot loop and couldn't get it to stop. He told me it was in his truck, ended up getting hot and the phone gave him a warning about shutting down apps etc to cool it down. He let it cool down, then that is when the...
  37. cageymaru

    SteamVR Beta Supports 16 Base Stations and More VR News

    SteamVR Beta now supports up to 16 base stations that allows users to cover multiple rooms. In this Twitter post by the China President of HTC Vive, Alvin Graylin, he shows an associate opening doors and entering multiple rooms while being fully tracked by the HTC Vive VR headset. He touts the...
  38. cageymaru

    Samsung Starts Mass Production of 5th Generation V-NAND

    Samsung has started the mass production of the 5th generation of V-NAND technology and is boasting of being the first to use the 'Toggle DDR 4.0' interface. The performance boost from the technology should allow Samsung’s new 256-gigabit (Gb) V-NAND to reach 1.4-gigabits per second (Gbps), a...
  39. R

    Samsung Phones Are Sending Pics to Random Contacts

    If you have a late model Galaxy device, you may want to go ahead and delete "that" folder for a little while. Aroid Central is reporting that the default texting app is randomly sending pictures to random contacts without any permission. Even better, when it does send the unauthorized pic, it...
  40. silk186

    Samsung VR or similar with AMD?

    I was thinking I would like to try a bit of VR and see what games are like. If I enjoy it I will invest in a 2019/2020 VR headset. I'm planning to pick up one of the cheap Chinese headsets and popping in my Samsung S8. After some reading, it seems that I can use Samsung gear VR with an NVidea...
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