Start Your Engines: PCI Express 4.0 Standard Officially Released

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PCI Express 4.0 has hit version 1.0 and been released to manufacturers. If previous patterns hold true, we could see motherboards within a year — though this will depend on Intel and AMD and how quickly they leap for the new standard.

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Latest AMD Ryzen BIOS Updates Really Boost Game Performance

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AMD’s new AGESA 1.0.0.6 update has shipped out to motherboard manufacturers and there look to be a fair number of performance improvements and additional memory timing options now available for adjustment.

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3D TV is officially dead, but a band of fanatics won't let go

Manufacturers seem to be finally phasing out 3D after years of letting it struggle for any kind of relevance. Fans of the technology are protesting the decision, but it might be time to let it go.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/27/3d-tv-is-officially-dead-but-band-fanatics-wont-let-go.html

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Personalization, Simplicity Key to Smart Home Device Adoption


Continued innovation and messaging are crucial for smart safety and security device manufacturers that want to capitalize on new opportunities in the emerging Internet of Things. Early adopters of smart devices are often drawn to the innovative design and technological gadgetry. However, mass market adoption depends on clear and compelling value propositions that appeal to the masses when they seek a solution for a personal use case. Several challenges exist to meet those demands, and new use case options will impact the smart home segment.

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Microsoft, Sony, and other companies still use illegal warranty-void-if-removed stickers

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Microsoft, Sony, and many other manufacturers slap on these stickers to prevent customers from servicing their own hardware. The practice is flatly illegal according to the FTC and US law — but that hasn’t stopped anyone.

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A smartphone was shipped for 1 of every 5 people alive in 2015

Article Image Manufacturers shipped nearly 1.5 billion smartphones to the world’s 7.4 billion inhabitants in 2015 as consumers opted to replace older devices with newer LTE-equipped models or those with larger displays.

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Airbus patent detaches the cabin from the airplane

Plane manufacturers have come up with some interesting ideas. The latest: Turn cabins — the part of the plane where you sit — into detachable modules separate from the planes. Then mix and match ‘em, and you save all kinds of time and money, Airbus says.


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China's largest private carmaker Geely announces support for Apple's CarPlay

Geely, one of the largest auto manufacturers in China, announced on Thursday that it has inked a deal with Apple to integrate CarPlay into an upcoming compact SUV model, making it the first Chinese automaker to support the infotainment system.

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Planar NAND flash is dead: All hail our new 3D NAND overlords

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Traditional planar NAND flash has had a long and illustrious run, but its time is over. Multiple manufacturers have announced they have no plans to pursue 2D NAND below the 15nm process node.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/211812-planar-nand-flash-is-dead-all-hail-our-new-3d-nand-overlords

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Suppliers expect widespread adoption of USB Type-C in laptops, smartphones thanks to Apple

Taiwan-based integrated circuit manufacturers are said to be betting big on the new reversible USB Type-C connector, thanks in part to Apple’s early embrace of the port in its forward thinking 12-inch MacBook with Retina display.

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Samsung & TSMC begin volume production of Apple's next-gen 'A9' CPU for 'iPhone 6s' – report

The two principal manufacturers of Apple processors, Samsung and TSMC, have each begun volume production of the next-generation “A9″ CPU for use in the upcoming iPhones, according to a new report.

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Rumor: Apple's iPhones could adopt flexible OLED displays in 2018

South Korean display manufacturers are trying to persuade Apple to use flexible OLED screens for future iPhones, although the first such models might not ship until 2018, a report claimed on Wednesday.



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'Enhanced sapphire' said to lower reflectivity, boost suitability for smartphones

Mobile device manufacturers may finally have a reason to evaluate sapphire on an equal footing with traditional strengthened glass, as a new method of dealing with sapphire is said to have lowered its reflectivity significantly.



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Apple's HomeKit MFi program only began in November, chips still being finalized

Manufacturers of “connected home” devices that wish to integrate with HomeKit reportedly could not begin seeking certification for those products under Apple’s MFi program until November, some six months after the initiative was announced.



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Wrap-up: CES 2015 shows off weird and wonderful variety of wearables, but home automation steals the show

CES is a weird and wonderful collection of products made by major manufacturers to the smallest of companies and even crowdfunded startups. The things you see might never come to market, but the tech presented serves as a good barometer for the year to come.



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Pricey printer ink has consumers seeing red

Although manufacturers continue to pack a variety of features into their inkjet printers, from the ability to print documents and photos faster and with better quality to allowing you to print wi…

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