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DisplayPort 2.0 Released

VESA (Video Electronics Standards Association) have announced the release of DisplayPort 2.0, a high-speed alternative to HDMI (which many TVs and Monitors use). This updated standard uses a more compact connector, which can also carry other data signals (USB, etc...). The raw data rates increases from 32.4Gbps to 80Gbps, which is high enough to power 8K@60Hz HDR displays. Although many... [Read the rest here]

By Ian Cunningham, published on Jun 27, 2019

Raspberry Pi 4 Released

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced the release of the Raspberry Pi 4, a tiny computer that is easily capable of running Linux and other operating systems. It is a significant upgrade over the existing model 3, featuring a boost in CPU and GPU speed, USB-C power, but most importantly it is now available with differing amounts of onboard RAM (1GB, 2GB and 4GB). Pricing starts at £34 for... [Read the rest here]

By Ian Cunningham, published on Jun 24, 2019

E3 2019: Xbox and Bethesda

E3 2019 is currently underway in Los Angeles, California. So far we have had press conferences from both Microsoft and Bethesda, where they shared their latest news concerning upcoming games and hardware. Read on for more... Next generation Xbox Microsoft have been teasing snippets about the next generation of Xbox since this time last year at E3 2018, known as Project Scarlett. According... [Read the rest here]

By Becky Cunningham, published on Jun 10, 2019

AMD announces third generation Ryzen CPUs

This week Lisa Su, President and CEO of AMD, delivered the opening keynote at Computex 2019, where she revealed that the company will be launching five new processors in July. The processors are part of the third generation of the Ryzen desktop processor family, and will range in price from $199 for the 6-core/12-thread Ryzen 5 3600 to $499 for the 12-core/24-thread Ryzen 9 3900X. All five of... [Read the rest here]

By Becky Cunningham, published on May 29, 2019

UK's first 5G service launching on 30 May

EE has revealed that it will be launching the UK's first 5G mobile service, which will be available in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Cardiff, and Belfast from 30th May 2019. The company has opened pre-orders for four new 5G smartphone and two other 5G devices (a home router and a portable WiFi hub) available on 5G contracts, which will go on sale on 30th May. The devices include... [Read the rest here]

By Becky Cunningham, published on May 23, 2019

WhatsApp vulnerability revealed

An Israeli security firm has developed a way in which a hacker can infect a device with spyware by simply calling it via WhatsApp. Even if the call was not answered the spyware would be installed, and additionally the log of the call would be deleted - meaning that the target user would have no knowledge of anything taking place. Once installed, the spyware would be able to examine calls... [Read the rest here]

By Becky Cunningham, published on May 14, 2019

Google unveils low-cost Pixel smartphones

Google has been holding its annual developers conference - Google I/O - this week in Mountain View, California. As is often the case, the big news items were delivered early on during the keynote speech which was led by Google CEO Sundar Pichai. The announcement that is attracting the most attention is that Google will be releasing a new line of entry level Pixel smartphones, with prices... [Read the rest here]

By Becky Cunningham, published on May 9, 2019

Software backdoors found in Huawei equipment

Bloomberg reports that Vodafone found multiple software vulnerabilities in equipment supplied for their Italian business by China-based telecom giant, Huawei. The issues have all been resolved and there is no evidence of data being compromised. According to their report, "Europe’s biggest phone company identified hidden backdoors in the software that could have given Huawei unauthorized... [Read the rest here]

By Becky Cunningham, published on Apr 30, 2019

First details of Sony's next-gen PlayStation revealed

In an interview with Wired, Mark Cerny, the lead system architect of the PlayStation 4 (PS4), has revealed that the next PlayStation console from Sony will be faster, more powerful, and have improved audio compared with the PS4. In short, the new console will not just be an upgrade to the PS4, it will be entirely new. So what do we know about the next-gen console? Well first off, we don't... [Read the rest here]

By Becky Cunningham, published on Apr 16, 2019

Amazon to launch "Project Kuiper" for satellite based broadband

Amazon plans to launch up to 3,236 satellites in a low-earth orbit to provide global internet coverage, according to GeekWire: The filings lay out a plan to put 3,236 satellites in low Earth orbit — including 784 satellites at an altitude of 367 miles (590 kilometers); 1,296 satellites at a height of 379 miles (610 kilometers); and 1,156 satellites in 391-mile (630-kilometer) orbits. There's... [Read the rest here]

By Ian Cunningham, published on Apr 8, 2019

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