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Facebook adds a battery-powered smart screen to the Portal line

The Portal line has always been a kind of odd duck in the world of smart screens. Facebook’s most significant contribution to the category is almost certainly Smart Camera, which uses AI to track a subject and pan and zoom accordingly to keep them in frame. It was the first big line to bring the clever feature to market, though Google, Amazon and even Apple have since offered their own takes on the category. Portal’s other primary appeal (versus a Nest or Echo) is its integration with Facebook’s...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Hardware, Tech, Faceboook, Google Amazon, Facebook Today, Smart Display, Facebook Portal, Facebook Work Accounts


Acer Predator Orion 3000 Gaming PC Is Now Offered With A GeForce RTX 3070 Graphics Card

Acer Predator Orion 3000 now comes with GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card. Basic features of this variant include 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD and a 11th gen Core i7-11700F paired with a 32GB DDR4-3200 RAM. The post Acer Predator Orion 3000 Gaming PC Is Now Offered With A GeForce RTX 3070 Graphics Card appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Gaming, Hardware, All News, Hardware News, Acer, Ssd, RTX 3070, Predator Orion 3000, Acer Predator Orion


Intel Core i9-12900K Appears On Ashes Of The Singularity Benchmark Website

Intel's next-gen flagship CPU, i9-12900K, has completed its first game benchmark with an appearance in Ashes of the Singularity(Aots). Unfortunately, the benchmarks lack details on CPU, GPU, and memory information and only have some basic information like product name or capacity. The post Intel Core i9-12900K Appears On Ashes Of The Singularity Benchmark Website appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Hardware, Intel, All News, Hardware News, Benchmark, Intel Core, Core i9, Alder Lake, Core i9-12900K, i9-12900K


Raspberry Pi gets $45M to meet demand for low-cost PCs and IoT

Turns out COVID-19 lockdowns have been good for the indoor hobby of hardware hacking: The U.K.-based foundation behind the low-price microprocessor Raspberry Pi announced close of a $45 million funding round yesterday. The cash injection into the trading arm of the (nonprofit) Raspberry Pi Foundation values it at $500 million (pre-money), founder Eben Upton confirmed. The funding round was led by London-based Lansdowne Partners and The Ezrah Charitable Trust, a private charitable foundation base...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Gadgets, Internet Of Things, Europe, London, Hardware, Raspberry Pi, US, Tech, United Kingdom, Iot, Raspberry Pi Foundation, Eben Upton, Peter Davies, Upton, Lansdowne Partners


Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite returns with a bigger screen, USB-C and wireless charging

We’ve entered the throes of hardware season, with big events from all of the industry’s big names. Amazon has already announced a number of new Fire TVs, with plans for a big (likely Echo-focused) event a week from today. In the meantime, the retail giant just dropped a sizable surprise on our heads in the form of a brand new Kindle Paperwhite. I say “surprise” primarily because the whole of the Kindle hardware division has been quiet for a while now. When the Paperwhite got its last major upgra...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Hardware, Kindle, Paperwhite, Oasis, Qi, E-reader, Kindle Paperwhite, Amazon Kids, Amazon Max, Paperwhite Signature Edition


Surface Pro 8 Leaked, Will Feature 120Hz Display And Thunderbolt Support

It looks like Microsoft is all prepped up to launch the new Surface Pro 8 model next week. The leak from Twitter user Shadow_Leak gives an insight into what we can expect. The post Surface Pro 8 Leaked, Will Feature 120Hz Display And Thunderbolt Support appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Hardware, Microsoft, All News, Hardware News, Surface, Windows 11, Surface Pro 8


Specifications Of Intel 12th Gen Core T-Series (Alder Lake-S) Leaked

A web page named FanlessTech has shared the full list of Intel 12th Gen Core T-Series, low-power desktop processors. The list includes Core i9 and Core i7 SKUs alongside three Core i5 and two Core i3 models. For the first time, we have seen the full lineup of the Alder Lake series, except these are 35W models. The post Specifications Of Intel 12th Gen Core T-Series (Alder Lake-S) Leaked appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Hardware, Intel, All News, Hardware News, CPU, Processor, FanlessTech, Alder Lake, 12th Gen, Alder Lake-S, Core T-Series, Intel 12th Gen Core


XFX Announces Liquid-Cooled Radeon RX 6900 XT ZERO WB With 3 GHz OC Frequency

XFX has launched their ultra-premium Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics card, the ZERO WB. The card has Slovenian EK’s designed pre-installed water block with ARGB lighting, which also marks the return of XFX offering liquid-cooled solutions. The post XFX Announces Liquid-Cooled Radeon RX 6900 XT ZERO WB With 3 GHz OC Frequency appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Hardware, All News, Hardware News, Graphics Card, Amd, Radeon, Rx 6900 Xt, Radeon RX 6900 XT, RX 6900 XT ZERO WB


Roku debuts new Streaming Stick 4K bundles, software update with voice and mobile features

Weeks after Amazon introduced an updated Fire TV lineup that included, for the first time, its own TVs, Roku today is announcing its own competitive products in a race to capture consumers’ attention before the holiday shopping season. Its updates include a new Roku Streaming Stick 4K and Roku Streaming Stick 4K+ — the latter which ships with Roku’s newer hands-free voice remote. The company is also refreshing the Roku Ultra LT, a Walmart-exclusive version of its high-end player. And it announce...
Tags: Amazon, Gadgets, Mobile, Spotify, Hardware, Media, Wi Fi, Tech, Walmart, Smartphone, Netflix, United States, Telecommunications, Computing, Wireless Headphones, Speaker


Intel Sapphire Rapids HEDT CPUs For W790 Chipset Will Now Launch in Q3 2022

Intel has not released the new HEDT series since Cascade Lake-X, which debuted in 2019. If these rumors are true, then Sapphire Rapids-X will arrive after more than 3 years. The post Intel Sapphire Rapids HEDT CPUs For W790 Chipset Will Now Launch in Q3 2022 appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Hardware, Intel, All News, Hardware News, Processor, Hedt, Intel Sapphire Rapids, Sapphire Rapids, W790, Chipset Will Now Launch


AMD EPYC “Milan-X” With 768MB L3 Cache Leaks Out

The flagship model and other models will have 768MB of L3 Cache, which is thrice the original Milan series offered (up to 256MB). The post AMD EPYC “Milan-X” With 768MB L3 Cache Leaks Out appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Milan, Hardware, All News, Hardware News, Amd, Processor, Hedt, EPYC, Milan X


MSI Announces Optix MPG321 QRF-QD 32-inch WQHD Rapid IPS Gaming LCD With 175Hz

MSI has announced a new gaming monitor, Optix MPG321 QRF-QD. This is a 32-inch LCD gaming monitor which can be overclocked to provide a refresh rate of up to 175 Hz. The post MSI Announces Optix MPG321 QRF-QD 32-inch WQHD Rapid IPS Gaming LCD With 175Hz appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Gaming, Hardware, All News, Gaming News, Hardware News, MSI, Monitor, Gaming monitor, 175 Hz, Optix MPG321


Tile secures $40 million to take on Apple AirTag with new products

Tile, the maker of Bluetooth-powered lost item finder beacons and, more recently, a staunch Apple critic, announced today it has raised $40 million in non-dilutive debt financing from Capital IP. The funding will be put towards investment in Tile’s finding technologies, ahead of the company’s plan to unveil a new slate of products and features that the company believes will help it to better compete with Apple’s AirTags and further expand its market. The company has been a longtime leader in the...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Android, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Mobile, Apps, Spotify, Technology, Hardware, Bluetooth, Funding, Tech, Ceo, Intel


SOSV is building a New Jersey HAX facility for industrial, healthcare and climate startups

SOSV this morning announced work on a $50 million HAX facility in Newark, New Jersey focused on growing industrial, healthcare and climate startups. The five-year development plan utilizes $25 million from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. The facility is set to open in June of 2022, with an eye on early-stage U.S. companies working toward their seed round. SOSV notes that, while HAX’s earliest focus was on wearables, in more recent years, the accelerator has largely shifted to indu...
Tags: Health, Startups, Hardware, New York City, New Jersey, Manhattan, Newark, Logistics, Princeton, Hax, Rutgers, Newark New Jersey, New Jersey Economic Development Authority, SOSV, Shenzhen China, Tim Sullivan


GoPro debuts the HERO10 Black action camera

GoPro today announced a new flagship action camera for its lineup, the HERO10 Black. The main update for the camera is a brand new processor inside, called the GP2, which enables big improvements to image quality and video captures, including recording at 5.3K revolution at up to 60 frames per second, 4K video capture bumped to a max of 120 FPS, and 2.7K video at 240 FPS which enables awesome slow-mo capabilities. The new HERO10 Black also offers better still images, with 23.6 megapixel captures...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Hardware, Tech, FPS, Gopro, Action Camera, Max Lens Mods


DeepCool Announces CG540 & CG560 Mid-Tower PC Case

Deepcool has released two new mid-tower ATX cases, the CG560 and CG540. Both variants can occupy high-end components due to the exceptional cooling support and compatibility they offer. The post DeepCool Announces CG540 & CG560 Mid-Tower PC Case appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Hardware, Pc, All News, Hardware News, Case, PC Case, DeepCool, CG540, CG560


Intel 12th Gen Alder Lake CPUs Price Leaked By US Retailer

Intel's Innovation event is still a few weeks away, where we expect Intel to announce Alder Lake CPUs. However, the shocking news is that retailers have started listing new CPU series even before any official announcement from Intel. The post Intel 12th Gen Alder Lake CPUs Price Leaked By US Retailer appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Hardware, US, Intel, All News, Hardware News, CPU, Processor, Alder Lake, Intel 12th gen Alder Lake, i9-12900K


Europe plans a Chips Act to boost semiconductor sovereignty

The EU will use legislation to push for greater resilience and sovereignty in regional semiconductor supply chains. The bloc’s president trailed a forthcoming ‘European Chips Act’ in a state of the union speech today. Ursula von der Leyen suggested that gaining greater autonomy in chipmaking is now a key component of the EU’s overarching digital strategy. She flagged the global shortage of semiconductors, which has led to slow downs in production for a range of products that rely on chips to dri...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Hardware, France, China, US, Supply Chain, Tech, Eu, European Union, Taiwan, Commission, European Commission, Belgium, Semiconductor, Consumer Electronics


Apple brings macro, low light and cinema-focused updates to the iPhone 13 Pro camera

Apple continues its tradition of improving the photography capabilities of consumer devices with today’s announcement of the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro, available on September 24. Last year’s iPhone 12 had two rear camera lenses, while the iPhone 12 Pro had three; the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro follow suit. The iPhone 13 features a wide (f/1.6 aperture) and an ultra wide (f/2.4 aperture) lens, which are the same specs as the iPhone 12. But the iPhone 13 Pro unveils an entirely new camera system. Comp...
Tags: Apple, Photography, Hardware, Tech, Nikon, Dslr, Kathryn Bigelow, Canon, Apple Apple, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, Apple Fall Event 2021, Greig Fraizer


Apple refreshes iPad Mini with a new design, 5G and an 8.3-inch display

As expected, we’re going to be seeing a LOT of hardware at today’s Apple event. The company has already unveiled a refresh to the iPad and here’s a new version of the Mini that looks to be the small tablet’s biggest refresh to date. The new iPad Mini sports a design overhaul that closely resembles that of the iPad Pro. That’s all built around an 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display, accomplished by significantly shrinking its bezels. There’s a lot to like about this refresh on top of the aforementione...
Tags: Apple, Hardware, Tech, Gpu


Apple Watch Series 7 arrives with a larger, more rugged display

Big day for hardware over at Apple HQ. In addition to all of a pair of new iPads, the company just launched the latest version of the wearable-dominated Apple Watch. As anticipated, the Apple Watch Series 7 marks one of the biggest design changes in the smartwatch’s six year history. The new Watch sports a re-engineered display that’s 20% larger than the Series 6, while “barely effecting” the watch’s size, courtesy of smaller bezels. The corners are rounded and the display is significantly brig...
Tags: Apple, Wearables, Hardware, Tech, Apple Watch, Apple Watch Series 7, Apple Fall Event 2021


Apple’s iPhone 13 sports better battery and improved cameras, starting at $799

The rumors were right. The centerpiece of today’s big Apple event is the latest iPhone. The latest device lands less than a year after its predecessor, now that things have settled down somewhat on the supply chain side for Apple. Last year’s iPhone 12 was a massive seller, bucking the trend of stagnating smartphones sales, in part due to a bottleneck in sales from the unplanned delay, but also because it finally brought 5G connectivity to Apple’s mobile line. Lucky number iPhone 13 (no skippin...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Mobile, Hardware, Tech, Gpu, iPhone 13, Apple Fall Event 2021


Live from Apple’s virtual 2021 iPhone event

It’s that time of year again. Summer is winding down, the leaves are starting to change color and Apple’s getting ready to drop a brand new iPhone on the world. Today’s big event arrives less than a year after the last big iPhone event, as Apple seems to be back on schedule, after some early pandemic supply chain issues. I wrote a handy roundup of all the things we expect to see live on video from Cupertino, based on a slew of rumors and leaks. The big news today is almost certainly the arrival ...
Tags: Apple, Hardware, Events, Tech, Cupertino, Matthew, Darrell, AirPods, Airpods 3, Apple Silicon Mac, iPhone 13, Apple Fall Event 2021


Intel’s 12th Gen Alder Lake Core i5-12600K Benchmarked

The rumor is that Alder Lake will be announced next month and will hit the markets in November. The post Intel’s 12th Gen Alder Lake Core i5-12600K Benchmarked appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Hardware, Intel, Pc, All News, Hardware News, Alder Lake, Z690, Core i5-12600K, 12th Gen Alder Lake Core


Tonal adds live classes to its strength training workouts

Wall-mounted fitness startup Tonal this morning announced that it’s bringing live courses to it portfolio of strength training workouts. The company did a soft launch of the live offering back in December of last year, though at the time, it wasn’t live, so much as prerecorded — “live, on tape,” to steal a line from The Larry Sanders Show. “[Y]our coach works out with you — just like in a live class,” the company wrote. Our Live (Beta) workouts combine the energizing feeling of working out along...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Hardware, Fitness, San Francisco, Tech, Tonal, Aly Orady, Tonal EC


Xiaomi launches its own smart glasses, of course

Mariella Moon Contributor Mariella Moon is an associate editor at Engadget. More posts by this contributor FAA opens probe into anomaly on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic spaceflight Xiaomi is challenging Facebook in the wearables arena by launching its own smart glasses. The device won’t only be capable of taking photos, but also of displaying messages and notifications, making calls, providing navigation and translating text...
Tags: Startups, TC, Gadgets, Facebook, Column, Hardware, Xiaomi, Richard Branson, Ar, Augmented Reality, Faa, Smart Glasses, Engadget, Tceng, Mariella Moon Contributor Mariella Moon, Facebook Xiaomi


South Korean antitrust regulator fines Google $177M for abusing market dominance

The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) said on Tuesday it fined Google $177 million for abusing its market dominance in the Android operating system (OS) market. The U.S. tech company has restricted market competition by prohibiting local smartphone makers like Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics from customizing their Android OS, through Google’s anti-fragmentation agreements (AFA), according to the antitrust regulator statement. Under the AFA, smartphone developers are not allowed to instal...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Gadgets, Mobile, Apps, Asia, South Korea, Hardware, Government, China, Samsung, Tech, Italy, Antitrust


Amazon releases a Kindle software redesign to make navigation easier

Yeah, yeah, you don’t need to charge a real book — but you also don’t need to update a book’s software, and that’s also often true for Amazon’s Kindle, which rarely gets a software refresh. But now, our trusty Kindles remind us that they’re actually Wi-Fi connected, electronic devices capable of change as Amazon unveils a significant design upgrade for the first time in years. To simplify navigation, the new look adds a two-tab bar to the bottom of the home screen, letting users easily toggle be...
Tags: Amazon, Hardware, Kindle, Tech, E-readers, Kindle Oasis


GM invests in radar software startup Oculii as demand for automated driving features rise

Oculii, a software startup that aims to improve the spatial resolution of radar sensors by up to 100-fold, has scored a new investment from General Motors. The new funding, which the two companies say is in the millions, comes just months after Oculii closed a $55 million Series B. Oculii and GM have already been working together “for some time now,” CEO Steven Hong told TechCrunch in a recent interview. While he declined to specify exactly how GM plans to use Oculii’s software, it could be used...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Hardware, Tech, General Motors, Tesla, Automotive, Gm, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Radar, Lidar, Hong, Recent Funding, Oculii, Steven Hong


Gamers Observe Missing And Misaligned Thermal Pads On Their New Graphics Cards

PC forum threads are filled with users reporting extremely high memory temperatures on their new graphic cards. Many of them were told that thermal pad replacement is the best option since GPU manufacturers use inferior thermal pads to cut costs which results in higher temperatures. The post appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Gaming, Hardware, All News, Gaming News, Hardware News, Graphics Card, Gpu, Pc Gaming, Thermal Pads