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Supermicro SuperO Booster Software Guide

We take a look at the SuperO Booster software application which allows overclocking, monitoring, and BIOS updating of your Supermicro motherboard.

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Microsoft Paint killed off with new Creators Update

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: 2 hours, 11 mins ago

After 32 years, the era of Microsoft Paint might be coming to an end.




Microsoft's next Windows 10 update, called the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, will shift Paint to "deprecated" status. This means that Paint will "not be in active development and might be removed in future releases."


This move shouldn't surprise since Microsoft is focusing on the new Paint 3D, released in April with the Windows 10 Creators Update.

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The new iPhone 8 might be all about AR

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 3 hours, 20 mins ago

Artist renderings of the new iPhone 8 happen on a nearly weekly basis at this point. Some based on repeated rumors and others based on hopes and dreams. However, most of these renderings usually don't go beyond the physical design of the phone.




That is not the case with Gabor Balogh's latest mock-up of the rumored iPhone 8. He takes it one step further to also conceptualize what Apple Maps might look like with a touch of AR. In fact, we already know that in the iOS 11 beta there are some hidden ARKit Easter eggs which I believe are just scratching the surface of what could be possible.


We know that Gabor Balogh's renderings are very possible because some developers have already begun to incorporate ARKit and other technologies to make mapping on iOS more spatially aware. We also know that ARKit is going to work on millions of iPhones whenever an application is built using ARKit.

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Apple sued by insurance company for alleged iPhone fire

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 4 hours, 12 mins ago

One of the biggest insurers in the United States, State Farm, recently sued Apple blaming the company for a fire that occurred after an Apple user that bought an iPhone 4S had their iPhone catch fire and burned their home.




The lawsuit claims that a fire was started in the customer's home and that there was a significant source of heat that came from the smartphone's battery area and that they discovered an internal short inside of the battery that caused the fire to begin with.


This isn't the first time a smartphone has caused a fire, like the Note7, but this lawsuit is one of the few times that Apple has been sued for faulty batteries. Traditionally, other companies have been sued in the past for faulty batteries that have caused fires, but it sounds like the customer, in this case, didn't get a satisfactory response from Apple about their claim and neither did their insurance company, and now both are suing Apple for damages.

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You can now get Xiaomi Mi 6 with 9,000 mAh battery

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 5 hours, 5 mins ago

The Xiaomi Mi 6 was unveiled back in April, and the company's flagship comes with a 3,350 mAh battery. However, if you can't be bothered with charging your phone every day, a Taobao company has now offered a solution.




The company specializes in transforming your Mi 6 from an average battery into a monster with up to 9,000 mAh of juice. You can choose between three battery sizes - 6,700 mAh will cost you $33, 7,000 mAh one is priced at $38, while the biggest one, 9,000 mAh battery, has a $50 price tag.


According to the listing, the company takes apart the back of the phone and replaces the battery with a bigger one. The seller says they are using Sony's batteries.

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Note8 color options leak: Samsung to introduce Deep Blue

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 6 hours, 10 mins ago

Samsung revealed that they would launch the Galaxy Note8 in a month, on August 23rd. There are numerous rumors about the phone floating around.




Last week, we learned that the Note8 would be powered by a Snapdragon 835 despite some rumors that it might feature Qualcomm's yet-to-be-announced Snapdragon 836. However, it seems that Qualcomm will debut the Snapdragon 836 with the Google Pixel 2. We saw the same scenario last year when Qualcomm debuted the Snapdragon 821 with Google's Pixel.


Now, a well-known leaker has revealed the color options for the upcoming device. According to him, the Note8 will be available in Black, Orchid Grey, and a new Deep Blue color.

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ASUS ZenFone 4 to be premium device with Snapdragon 835

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 7 hours, 20 mins ago

ASUS recently posted the first official teaser of the upcoming ZenFone 4. The device is rumored to be announced on August 23rd, and the teaser revealed that it would feature dual camera setup.




According to a new leak, the phone should come with a QHD 1440p display and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor, which powers this year's flagships such as the Galaxy S8 and HTC U11.


We recently learned that the Snapdragon 836 would make its debut with Google's Pixel 2, meaning that the Galaxy Note8 and LG V30 will be powered by Snapdragon 835.

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Nanomaterial charges phones, electric cars in SECONDS

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 13 hours, 11 mins ago

Even with the latest flagship smartphones in the world, it still takes over an hour to charge your phone on average... at least for now. Drexel researchers might be onto the next big thing, using nanomaterial-based electrodes called MXene, that will charge chemical batteries much, much quicker than today's technology.




Engadget reports that the "near-2D design combines an oxide-metal 'sandwich' with hydrogel to create a structure that's extremely conductive, but still lets ions move freely as the battery builds up a charge. In the lab's design, you can charge MXene electrodes within "tens of milliseconds" -- you could top up a phone in seconds or an electric car in minutes". Impressive, eh?


As always the big issue here is getting to production quality energy cells, something that will require a number of years before we get to that point. Factories would have to adapt to the new technology, learning the new electrodes over current methods. The future of charging our smartphones and electric cars could be a hell of a lot quicker, as this is the future that is quickly coming up the road.

Qualcomm's next-gen Snapdragon 845 teased

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 16 hours, 22 mins ago

It looks like Qualcomm is planning to release their next-gen Snapdragon 845 processor sooner rather than later, with the new Snapdragon 845 listed in new patent documents.




The news is courtesy of the on-going legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm, with teh Snapdragon 845 showing up on Qualcomm's ITC filing that wants to ban iPhone sales in the US. Samsung's next-gen Galaxy S9 is said to be the first to rock the Snapdragon 845, and will be released in early 2018. LG is also touted to use Qualcomm's latest chip in their next-gen flagship due out in 2018.


As part of the documentation on why Qualcomm wants the iPhone sales to be banned in the US, the company listed patented chipsets - something that includes SDM845, or the Snapdragon 845.

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Star Citizen Alpha 3.0 lets you land on the moon

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 17 hours, 18 mins ago

Cloud Imperium Games is getting into the festive season a little early with a tease of Star Citizen's upcoming Alpha 3.0 release, showing off a new Alpha 3.0 trailer. Check it out below.



As you can see, the team is pushing out moon landings, the awesome-looking planetary rover, and the new Nox hover speeder. But there's even bigger news that has happened over the last few days that really overshadows the Alpha 3.0 release, in the fact that Chris Roberts has come out saying that the team plan to launch Star Citizen (whenever that is...) with just 5-10 star systems compared the 100 he teased with the original Kickstarter in 2012.

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Intel Core i9-7960X benchmarks: 16C/32T 'Skylake-X' CPU

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 18 hours, 30 mins ago

Intel is preparing their new Core i9 range of processors, and while the flagship Core i9-7980XE gets all of the attention, there will be a 16C/32T chip at $1699, the Core i9-7960X.




Now there's some results of the upcoming Core i9-7960X on Geekbench, but the new 16C/32T processor isn't shaping up so well, scoring 5238 in single-core results, while hitting 33,672 in multi-core. Comparing this against Intel's current Core i9-7900X (10C/20T) which has less cores and threads, the single-core performance is superior at 5390, and so is the multi-core score at 33,945.




The upcoming 7960X does beat AMD's upcoming Ryzen ThreadRipper 1950X (16C/32T @ 3.4GHz) with its single-core score of 4074 and multi-core score of 26,768. Both the 7960X engineering sample and early sample of the ThreadRipper 1950X have their CPU clocks much lower than the 3.4GHz on the 7900X (even though it has less cores than the other two processors).