• Get Ready for 14nm and 16nm Chips

    Get Ready for 14nm and 16nm Chips

    But if the chip-manufacturing companies are a little later than I would have expected for 20nm, they are planning to shift quickly to the next node, the 14nm and 16nm chips.It won't surprise me if we see very few 20nm chips, and instead see a lot of designs skip that generation and go directly from the 28nm processes standard on most leading-edge chips today to the 14 or 16nm generation.
  • iOS 10 Adoption Tops 50 Percent

    iOS 10 Adoption Tops 50 Percent

    In the weeks since Apple released iOS 10, the next-gen operating system has been installed on 54 percent of active iDevices, according to Cupertino.But iOS 10 suffered some early installation issues (including an iMessage GIF search glitch that surfaced hard-core porn), which may have discouraged some users from immediately updating.
  • Stats Show No Sign of PC Comeback

    Stats Show No Sign of PC Comeback

    Global personal computer shipments declined for the eighth consecutive quarter, marking the longest downturn in PC history.The research firm cited manufacturers' "many challenges," including weak back-to-school demand and lessening appeal among the consumer market, especially in emerging areas.
  • Samsung Smartphone Owners Eye iPhone, Google Pixel

    Samsung Smartphone Owners Eye iPhone, Google Pixel

    As Samsung scrambles to determine what caused its Note 7 smartphones to overheat and catch fire, Google, Apple, and other manufacturers are poised to benefit from the carrier's misstep.The majority, 62 percent, plan to go with another Android phone for their next purchase, while 30 percent say they plan to switch to the iPhone and 8 percent could buy a Google Pixel.
  • DOT Bans Galaxy Note 7 on Airplanes

    DOT Bans Galaxy Note 7 on Airplanes

    Airline passengers can no longer transport the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in carry-on or checked luggage when flying, according to the US Department of Transportation, which today classified the device as hazardous material.If you try to hide it in checked luggage, you may be subject to criminal prosecution and fines, the DOT says.
  • Microsoft's Machine Transcription Achieves Parity With Humans

    Microsoft's Machine Transcription Achieves Parity With Humans

    In a research paper published Monday, Microsoft engineers reported that their software had achieved a word error rate (WER) of 5.As recently as five years ago, even the best speech recognition systems still had word error rates of 20 to 25 percent.
  • Fans Want ZTE to Make an Eye-Tracking, Self-Adhesive Phone

    Fans Want ZTE to Make an Eye-Tracking, Self-Adhesive Phone

    The public wants ZTE to make an eye-tracking, self-adhesive phone.The unnamed device is the grand-prize winner of the company's crowdsourced Project CSX, which was announced at CES 2016 and asked the Internet which product ZTE should make next.
  • Report: Twitter Plans 300 Job Cuts

    Report: Twitter Plans 300 Job Cuts

    Citing "people familiar with the matter," Bloomberg says the company is prepping pink slips for 8 percent of its workforce—about 300 people.An announcement could come before the social network releases third-quarter earnings on Thursday, according to Bloomberg.
  • Samsung Still No. 1 Smartphone Vendor, Despite Note 7 Debacle

    Samsung Still No. 1 Smartphone Vendor, Despite Note 7 Debacle

    The research firm on Thursday reported that smartphone makers around the world peddled 375.1 position, but didn't exactly have a stellar quarter.
  • Sorry Apple, Samsung's Note 7 Loss Is China's Gain

    Sorry Apple, Samsung's Note 7 Loss Is China's Gain

    Turns out, Samsung's Note 7 disaster wasn't the boon for Apple many predicted it would be, at least not yet.According to new data from Gartner, Apple didn't benefit from Samsung's exploding smartphone gaffe, but three Chinese handset makers did.
  • Would You Sacrifice Sex for Online Security?

    Would You Sacrifice Sex for Online Security?

    To what lengths would you go to ensure online privacy?According to a new survey, about 40 percent of Americans would refrain from sex and give up their favorite food to avoid cybersecurity headaches.
  • iOS 10.1.1 is Draining iPhone Batteries

    iOS 10.1.1 is Draining iPhone Batteries

    au reports, the issue stems from how quickly the battery is draining coupled with the battery percentage readout no longer being accurate.For example, a battery with 80 percent charge left unused overnight is empty the following morning.
  • Android 'Gooligan' Hijacks Accounts, Downloads Junk Apps

    Android 'Gooligan' Hijacks Accounts, Downloads Junk Apps

    Nicknamed "Gooligan," the malware uses a phishing scam to steal authentication tokens for Google accounts, allowing it to download fake apps to the users' Android phones and tablets without their knowledge, according to Checkpoint Security.There is no evidence that Gooligan is accessing any user data from hijacked accounts, according to Google.
  • Think Twice Before Buying Unofficial Apple Chargers

    Think Twice Before Buying Unofficial Apple Chargers

    Approximately 99 percent of phony Apple chargers bought online are unsafe, according to a report from the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (TSI).The UK-based organization recently bought and analyzed 400 allegedly counterfeit accessories from suppliers in Australia, Canada, China, Colombia, Thailand, and the US.