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Plenty of Apple rumors have run rampant claiming to let fans in on what Apple will offer this year when its new devices launch. So far, we've heard that the 2018 iPhone models will ditch the included headphone dongle. We've also seen alleged benchmarks surface showing the A12 SoC is quite the performer. The OLED... Read more...
In the coming months, expect a torrential downpour of tablets from manufacturers left and right. We're not talking about just five or six models either, but potentially dozens of slates, each one intent on dethroning Apple's iPad as the current default granddaddy. But while other manufacturers are gearing up to give Apple a bit of competition... Read more...
Supposedly, Motorola is working on a new smartphone that will have one of the largest displays we've seen to date. Code-named Shadow, the smartphone is said to have a 4.3-inch WVGA+ touch screen with a resolution of 850 x 484 and run on the Android operating system. Considering most smartphones today have a 3.7-inch... Read more...
Details are still pretty sparse, but Nikon Rumors is reporting that Chasseur d'Image (a French magazine that has a history of publishing rumors that turn into reality) has published an article that talks about a new Nikon camera with the code name Nikon VP650. According to the report, the Nikon VP650 is expected to be announced in August and... Read more...
Fans of the best-selling Guitar Hero video game series will have even more songs to fuel their fantasies of pop glory. Activision Blizzard has confirmed that Guitar Hero: Van Halen is in the works according to video-game blog Joystiq. No specific tracks have been named, but Activision has said it will include music from guest bands such as... Read more...
Rumors that Apple is preparing a 32GB iPhone are heating up as a result of reports that indicate Apple has purchased a large quantity of flash memory chips. According to a DigiTimes report, Apple ordered 100 million 1 gigabit NAND Flash chips, mainly from Samsung Electronics. In fact, Apple has scooped up so many chips that some smaller players... Read more...
It's a rumor that's flown around the block before: HP shutting down the VoodooPC label, which it purchased in 2006.  In fact, we wrote earlier when the VoodooPC line was sort of sucked into the regular HP catalog.  Even then things seemed to be getting a little iffy around the VoodooPC portion of HP's landscape.  At the time,... Read more...
The other day, Digitimes reported that Abit could possibly exit the motherboard market if the company's upcoming line of motherboards based on the Intel P45 chipset weren't successful.  It turns out, however, that Abit is still planning to stick around.  Today, we received this quote on the subject, from Thore Welling,... Read more...
Avian Securities recently reported that a major systems player was experiencing an extremely high return rate of computer products shipped with solid state drives (SSDs).  Shortly after the story broke it was widely rumored that the company in question was none other than Dell.  Of course not all reports circulating the internet... Read more...
There are few companies that can generate as much interest in upcoming products as Apple.  That said, let's take a look at some of the pre-MacWorld '08 hardware rumors.  Do keep in mind that these are all rumors until we hear otherwise.First up is the Newton.  It seems doubtful that the new Newton tablet will be making it's... Read more...
The pre-MacWorld rumors are always some of the most interesting, but it looks like a few of the rumored products such as sub-notebook and 3G iPhone are virtually done-deals.  The 3G iPhone was actually leaked by AT&T CEO Randal Stephenson, so we're moving that one out the rumor file.  If that's not enough for you, here's more... Read more...
Please remember to take any and all hardware rumors with a grain of salt.  That said, let's talk about Intel's upcoming CPU family, dubbed Nehalem.  We have heard rumors such as:  socket interoperability between Xeons and Itenium CPUs on the server front, the onboard memory controller on all models, and of course the obligatory... Read more...
A few days ago rumors circulated that the gPhone would be launching within two weeks.  Now, aside from the fact that the gPhone is most likely the only thing that will make sites like this stop talking about the iPhone, is there any truth to the gPhone rumor? The grapevine is buzzing this week over the "gPhone," Google's long-rumored... Read more...
An interesting collection of rumors and speculations about the next completely new AMD CPU has surfaced.AMD hasn't officially announced the chip yet, so anything can change between now and the target launch date sometime in 2009. AMD plans to launch its third-generation Opteron platform in 2009 with the Sandtiger octal-core processor. Beneath... Read more...
AMD's R600 hasn't even arrived yet and already news regarding its successor, the R650, has emerged. According to a story on The Inquirer, R650 will be a 65nm version of R600, enhanced by AMD private manufacturing techniques, with the ultimate goal of making GPUs more affordable, for both AMD and consumers.   "In short, AMD's CPU... Read more...
VR-Zone has posted a few more details regarding ATI's upcoming R600 family of GPUs.  Still no solid information on final clock speeds, architectural details, etc. Nonetheless, it's still fun to speculate... "ATi briefly mentioned to their partners a 2nd generation Unified Shader Structure and a new hardware Crossfire for R600... Read more...
There's a fun article posted over at CNET today outlining what they thing are the Top 10 Apple rumors of all time.  Some light reading for you folks still recovering from the Christmas Holiday. "What do you get when you cross a notoriously tight-lipped computer company with rabidly... Read more...
The Inquirer has posted some information today regarding AMD's upcoming quad-core "Altair" FX processor.  According to the rumors, the Altair FX will sport a total of 6MB of cache, spread out amongst the four cores, and it will be manufactured on AMD's 65nm process node.... Read more...
VR-Zone and HardSpell have posted some very interesting rumors regarding NVIDIA's upcoming G80 GPU which seem to contradict all the rumors we've heard thus far. Here, some industry sources have supposedly said G80 will in fact be based on a unified shader architecture much like ATI's R600 GPU. There will be an obscene ~700M... Read more...
Fudo over at The Inquirer reports that ATI's upcoming R580 refresh of their current flagship R580 GPU will be arriving sometime next month with an initial cost being roughly $750. The cost is expected to drop slightly down to $700 once the initial supply catches up with demand. At this time, performance estimates place the new GPU about... Read more...
Having two video cards in your system still not enough? For those that can afford it, Quad-SLI is coming. Today FiringSquad gives us a peak of Dell's implementation of the tech. It's great to see they'll be hitting the market, but are these Quad-SLI cards going to be available for everyone, or just system builders such as Dell and Falcon Northwest?... Read more...
Good morning all. It's going to be an interesting couple of days in the south east with two storms rolling around. Bonnie blew through NC yesterday evening and managed to kick up a few tornadoes in my area. Next up is Charlie who is due to arrive on Saturday. I don't mind a good storm, but I draw the line with... Read more...
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