Computer Hardware

Samsung posts record net profit of $9.9B in Q2, up 89% YoY boosted by strong chip and Galaxy S8 sales, revenue rose to $54.8B, up 19.8% (Wall Street Journal)

Wall Street Journal: Samsung posts record net profit of $ 9.9B in Q2, up 89% YoY boosted by strong chip and Galaxy S8 sales, revenue rose to $ 54.8B, up 19.8%  —  Results position the company to top Apple in quarterly profits  —  SEOUL—Samsung Electronics Co. delivered its biggest-ever quarter of profits … … Techmeme

Apple

News: Apple’s Greg Jozwiak reveals strong developer uptake in new ARKit tech

In an interview with The Australian, Greg “Joz” Jozwiak, Apple’s VP of iOS, iPad, and iPhone Product Marketing, provide some insights into Apple’s new ARKit technology that will be rolling out in iOS 10, describing the rapid uptake by iOS developers has been “unbelievable,” and describing some of the applications that he’s already seen rolling […]

AMD sets Ryzen CPUs up for a strong start in looming chip brawl with Intel

AMD sets Ryzen CPUs up for a strong start in looming chip brawl with Intel Adam Patrick Murray AMD Ryzen PCs at CES 2017. AMD’s first Zen-based Ryzen chips are coming in March to high-end desktops. Systems and motherboards will be available right away, Lisa Su, CEO of AMD, said during an earnings call. The […]

Games

Shadow of War’s Nemesis System “Triples Down” on Strengthening Stories That Evoke Strong Emotions

Shadow of War’s Nemesis System “Triples Down” on Strengthening Stories That Evoke Strong Emotions Middle-earth: Shadow of War comes to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on August 22. Stay tuned for our full interview with Monolith, which will be published soon. Read more on PlayStation LifeStyle Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor Season Pass – […]

Apple defies Wall Street with strong revival in iPhone sales

Apple defies Wall Street with strong revival in iPhone sales Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said demand was especially high for the larger iPhone 7 Plus in the fiscal first quarter. Revenue in the services business – which includes the App Store, Apple Pay and iCloud – jumped 18.4 percent to $ 7.17 billion … […]