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IHS sees first positive smartphone shipment growth in 2 years

The global smartphone market continues its recovery, with the top three China-based OEMs posting impressive gains. Samsung continued to lead the pack in smartphone shipments during the first quarter of 2017, shipping 79.1 million units. That is an in.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesMay 19th, 2017

O6 review: Smart Bluetooth remote for iPhone makes driving a little less distracted

Distracted driving has become a real concern in the modern smartphone era. Whether it’s playing music, using your phone’s navigation, or incoming push notifications, calls, and text messages, keeping your hands on the wheel and eyes on the roa.....»»

Category: mcitoshSource:  macworldRelated News41 min. ago

Verizon to start throttling all smartphone videos to 480p or 720p

No 4K video allowed—new bandwidth limits apply to mobile hotspots, too. Enlarge (credit: Verizon) Verizon Wireless will start throttling video streams to resolutions as low as 480p on smartphones this week. Most data plans will get 720p vi.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News41 min. ago

After years of investigation, feds bust one of AlphaBay’s largest drug rings

Suspect got this text: “Rule 101 in drug dealing... don’t be so fucking mean to people.” Enlarge (credit: Thomas Trutschel / Getty Images News) Six Southern Californians have been arrested for being involved in one of the largest drug r.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News41 min. ago

Teens favoring Snapchat and Instagram over Facebook, says eMarketer

 Facebook is losing appeal among teens and young adults which is contributing to generally slowing growth for the platform, according to the latest projections from research firm eMarketer. Read More.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News57 min. ago

SNES Classic Mini: Join us for a live Q&A about the retro console later today

We've got our hands on the SNES Mini, so tune in for our first impressions of the device. The SNES Mini is Nintendo's latest dive into its past. A miniature version of the company's classic 1992 console, the SNES Mini comes packed wi.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated News1 hr. 49 min. ago

Qualcomm to extend tie-up with TSMC, says executive

Qualcomm has been working with Taiwan's semiconductor firms for years, including an almost 10-year collaboration with TSMC, said Sudeepto Roy, VP of engineering for Qualcomm Technology Licensing, at a recent event with Taiwan's media. The the tie-up.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News2 hr. 25 min. ago

Intel debuts Coffee Lake CPUs

Intel announced its Coffee Lake-based processors with the first U series designed for 2-in-1 and ultra-thin notebooks on August 21. Intel will launch models for desktops in fall......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News2 hr. 25 min. ago

Soft-World sees 94% of 2Q17 sales from MyCard

Online game developer and operator Soft-World International has revealed 94% of its second-quarter 2017 revenues came from MyCard, its platform for purchasing credit points......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News2 hr. 25 min. ago

SNES Mini: Join us for a live Q&A about the retro console later today

We've got our hands on the SNES Mini, so tune in for our first impressions of the device. The SNES Mini is Nintendo's latest dive into its past. A miniature version of the company's classic 1992 console, the SNES Mini comes packed wi.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated News2 hr. 41 min. ago

Geoff Lewis has left Founders Fund to start his own fund

 Geoff Lewis has left Founders Fund, where he was partner, and is starting a venture fund of his own. This means he’ll no longer be working with Peter Thiel, directly anyway. Founders Fund will be one of his LPs. The news was first reporte.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News5 hr. 17 min. ago

Walton net profits jump in 1H17

Memory-IC backend specialist Walton Advanced Engineering has reported net profits for the first half of 2017 reached NT$153 million (US$5.05 million), up robustly from only NT$17 million a year earlier. EPS for the six-month period came to NT$0.32......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News6 hr. 33 min. ago

Global 2Q17 NAND flash market posts 8% growth, says DRAMeXchange

The worldwide NAND flash memory market posted revenues of US$13.22 billion in the second quarter of 2017, up 8% sequentially, according to DRAMeXchange......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News6 hr. 33 min. ago

Galaxy S8 best-selling Android smartphones in 2Q17, says Strategy Analytics

Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S8 was the world's best-selling Android smartphone in the second quarter of 2017. Combined shipments of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus reached 19.2 million units in the quarter, according to Strategy analytics......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News6 hr. 33 min. ago

Taiwan July export order value up on year, says MOEA

Taiwan received export orders totaling US$38.72 billion in July 2017, decreasing 4% sequentially but increasing 10.5% on year. It was 12th consencutive month that saw on-year growth, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA)......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News6 hr. 33 min. ago

Taiwan sees foreign direct investment of US$4.4 billion in January-July, says MOEA

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has disclosed it approved 1,853 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) totaling US$4.407 billion in January-July 2017, respectively decreasing 4.88% and 27.39% on year......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News6 hr. 33 min. ago

Digitimes Research: China smartphone shipments fall 11.8% on year in 2Q17

Smartphone shipments in the China market stayed flat on quarter but fell 11.8% on year to 94.1 million units in the second quarter of 2017, accounting for 28.9% of total global smartphone shipments, according to Digitimes Research......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News6 hr. 33 min. ago

Facebook could lose younger teens for the first time ever

Bad news for Facebook: American teens aren't interested anymore.  A new report from eMarketer released Monday predicted Facebook usage by 12-to-17-year-olds will decline this year — the first time it’s estimated a drop in Facebook us.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News10 hr. 17 min. ago

Silverstone Launches TOB03 ODD: 9.5-mm CD/DVD/BD/BDXL Burner

SilverStone has introduced its first ultra-slim ODD that can read and record CD, DVD, Blu-ray and BDXL media. The drive is not a technological breakthrough, but it is going to be one of a few 9.5-mm BD/BDXL-supporting ODDs on the market. Of course,.....»»

Category: topSource:  anandtechRelated News10 hr. 17 min. ago

Out There: A Reverie for the Voyager Probes, Humanity’s Calling Cards

Launched 40 years ago, the spacecraft have sailed beyond the solar system, artifacts of a civilization that may be gone before they’re found......»»

Category: topSource:  nytRelated News10 hr. 17 min. ago

Of course Trump looked directly at the eclipse without glasses

File this under: things you definitely should NOT do. Just about the first thing Donald Trump did when he walked out of the White House on Monday afternoon was look straight at the burning orb in the sky, no glasses, and point at it like, "y'all know.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News10 hr. 49 min. ago