Snapdragon 8cx Is Qualcomm’s Latest Chip for Always-On, Always-Connected Windows 10 Machines

Snapdragon 8cx Is Qualcomm’s Latest Chip for Always-On, Always-Connected Windows 10 Machines

Qualcomm, the biggest supplier of chips for mobile phones, on Thursday pushed further into the PC market with a line of chips designed to power business machines. Qualcomm’s “Snapdragon” processor chips historically have been at the heart of mobile phones like Alphabet’s Google Pixel phone and many Samsung Electronics Co devices. Over the past year, though, Qualcomm adapted its chips to operate PCs running Microsoft Corp’s Windows operating system, making those machines start up more quickly and stay…

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Asus ZenBook 13 (UX331) Review

Asus ZenBook 13 (UX331) Review

Low-cost laptops are usually not very good, and good laptops are usually very expensive. In fact, the budget market is overrun with large, bulky laptops that have weak specifications and no modern conveniences, and the situation has actually become worse over the past few years. As the Indian rupee has fallen in value, the quality of laptops at all price levels have declined. Useful things such as large SSDs, backlit keyboards and USB Type-C ports…

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Microsoft Surface Book 2 Users Report Crashes and Bricked Devices Following Windows Update

Microsoft Surface Book 2 Users Report Crashes and Bricked Devices Following Windows Update

Not too long after Microsoft had to withdraw its Windows 10 October 2018 update because of multiple major bugs, another issue has come to light, this time affecting users of Microsoft’s own high-end Surface Book 2. Owners of the pricey 2-in-1 device have been reporting Blue Screen of Death crashes with the error message “System thread exception not handled”, following the installation of a recent cumulative Windows Update designated KB4467682. Some users have even reported…

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Nvidia Titan RTX, Turing-Based GPU for AI Research, With 24GB GDDR6 RAM Launched in India at Rs. 2,24,000

Nvidia Titan RTX, Turing-Based GPU for AI Research, With 24GB GDDR6 RAM Launched in India at Rs. 2,24,000

Shortly after rolling the first high-end gaming GPUs based on its new Turing architecture Nvidia has announced its next ultra-high-end Titan-series offering. The new Nvidia Titan RTX GPU is a somewhat beefier version of the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, using the same TU102 GPU but without any of its hardware disabled. It will also feature a whopping 24GB of high-speed GDDR6 RAM. The primary target audience for Titan RTX graphics cards will be AI researchers,…

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC Unveiled With 5G Modem, Improved AI Performance

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC Unveiled With 5G Modem, Improved AI Performance

Photo Credit: Twitter/ Qualcomm Qualcomm on Tuesday unveiled the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform, the first of a new generation of mobile phone processor chips that will power 5G smartphones in the United States as soon as next year. The key feature of the Snapdragon 855 chip, launched at an event in Hawaii, is the 5G Snapdragon X50 modem for phones to connect to 5G wireless data networks with “multi-gigabit” mobile data speeds of up to…

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Samsung 860 QVO Range of Affordable SSDs Launched in India, Starting Rs. 11,249

Samsung 860 QVO Range of Affordable SSDs Launched in India, Starting Rs. 11,249

Samsung has priced the 1TB variant of the 860 QVO SSD at an MSRP of Rs. 11,249. Samsung on Tuesday launched its recently unveiled affordable solid state drive (SSD) lineup in India, the Samsung 860 QVO SSD. Launched globally last month in 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB capacities, the new lineup has been brought to India in all three storage capacities. The Samsung 860 QVO SSD is built on the company’s high-density 4-bit multi-level cell (MLC)…

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Samsung SSD 860 QVO Review

Samsung SSD 860 QVO Review

The age of affordable SSDs is upon us. Prices have been falling quite steadily over the years as production volumes have ramped up and technology has improved, and now the industry could take another leap forward with the advent of QLC, or quad-level cell, flash memory. QLC stores four bits of data per cell, a 33 percent increase in density compared to the currently prevalent TLC (triple-level cell) standard. Samsung is the first to launch…

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Microsoft to Reportedly Dump Edge for Chromium-Based Browser; Chrome OS-Rival Windows Lite Said to Be in the Works

Microsoft to Reportedly Dump Edge for Chromium-Based Browser; Chrome OS-Rival Windows Lite Said to Be in the Works

Microsoft is apparently abandoning its Edge browser, or at least, the EdgeHTML browser engine. As per a new report, Microsoft is working on a new browser that will be based on Chromium, the open-source project behind Google’s Chrome browser. Codenamed Anaheim, it will reportedly reach Windows 10 Insider Preview members soon. In the meanwhile, another report claims that Microsoft is working on Windows Lite, a rival to Google’s Chrome OS, aimed at budget laptops and…

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Nvidia Titan RTX Leaked Yet Again, May Be Officially Revealed Soon

Nvidia Titan RTX Leaked Yet Again, May Be Officially Revealed Soon

While Nvidia is yet to reveal any new mid-range GeForce RTX cards, multiple YouTubers and influencers seem to have leaked the existence of the Nvidia RTX Titan in what seems to be a coordinated effort from the company to tease an impending launch. Reason being, it’s highly unlikely that Linus Tech Tips, Google Brain co-founder Andrew Ng, and director Gavin Free would accidentally show off a new card or break embargo at the same time….

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Microsoft Committed to Working With US Military: Brad Smith

Microsoft Committed to Working With US Military: Brad Smith

Even as engagement of technology companies in military projects continues to raise eyebrows, Microsoft President Brad Smith has said that the software giant is willing to “provide the US military with access to all the technology” it creates. Taking part in a panel discussion at the Reagan National Defense Forum at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California on Saturday, Smith acknowledged that “there is some angst” in some workforces, including Microsoft’s, about…

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Microsoft ‘Andromeda’ Foldable Surface Phone to Be Launched in 2019: Report

Microsoft ‘Andromeda’ Foldable Surface Phone to Be Launched in 2019: Report

Microsoft’s much-talked-about foldable Surface device, codenamed “Andromeda”, may hit the market in 2019, according to a new book titled “Beneath a Surface”. The book by journalist and tech blog Thurrot.com collaborator Brad Sams, which started shipping on November 29, covers how Microsoft built the Surface brand and also details some of the upcoming Surface products. “Beneath a Surface” tells how the Redmond, Washington-headquartered software giant made its hardware dreams a reality by turning “a failure…

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Microsoft Returns to the Top of the World – The Empire Strikes Back

Microsoft Returns to the Top of the World – The Empire Strikes Back

Microsoft is back at the top of the technology world following an extraordinary comeback to close the gap with Apple, some three years into a transformation of the onetime leader by chief executive Satya Nadella. Microsoft regained its title as the world’s most valuable company when it closed Friday at a higher market value than Apple for the first time since 2010, after a brief move ahead of the iPhone maker earlier in the week….

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PUBG PC Helps More People Understand What Gaming Is: Acer’s Chandrahas Panigrahi

PUBG PC Helps More People Understand What Gaming Is: Acer’s Chandrahas Panigrahi

PUBG Mobile might be all the rage but it appears that PUBG PC isn’t far behind. Last week, Acer hosted the Predator League finals in Mumbai featuring PUBG Corp’s battle royale sensation in what was one of the largest PUBG PC LAN tournaments for the country. While it might seem like Acer’s attempt to legitimise e-sports, the reasons for selecting PUBG are far more simpler. Gadgets 360 caught up with Chandrahas Panigrahi, CMO and Consumer…

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HP Revenue Tops Estimates on Personal Systems Business

HP Revenue Tops Estimates on Personal Systems Business

HP’s quarterly revenue beat analysts’ estimates on Thursday, driven by growth in its personal systems business that sells notebooks and desktops and the acquisition of Samsung’s printer business. Shares of HP, which houses the hardware business of former Hewlett-Packard Co, were marginally up in extended trading. The personal systems business, which accounts for more than 60 percent of HP’s total revenue, rose 11 percent to $10.06 billion, beating analysts’ average estimate of $9.78 billion, according to…

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Dell Posts Revenue Jump Ahead of Voting on VMware Offer

Dell Posts Revenue Jump Ahead of Voting on VMware Offer

Dell Technologies reported a 15 percent rise in quarterly revenue on Thursday, as businesses were forced to upgrade their systems running on older Windows technology and on strong performance by software maker VMware. The results come ahead of voting on the company’s offer to buy back shares tied to its 81 percent economic stake in VMware, which would allow Dell a return to public markets without going through the rigours of a traditional initial public offer…

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