Tag Archives: hardware

Google Stadia can replace gaming hardware but several concerns remain

Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2019 gave hardware manufacturers a lot to think about with the advent of cloud-based gaming. Services like Google Stadia and Microsoft xCloud aren’t far from their final phase of development. And, the concept of cloud gaming has gone from future to near-future, with Google’s Stadia set for release later this year. At GDC 2019, Google showcased ... Read More »

PUBG Mobile Publisher Tencent Partners With Gaming Hardware Maker Razer

Popular gaming accessory and hardware maker Razer has just announced a new partnership with Tencent Games, the publisher behind games like PUBG Mobile and Arena of Valor (Honor of Kings in China). The new partnership is said to focus on mobile gaming, as well as a possibility of joint service offerings. This also means that the two companies will actively ... Read More »

Oppo to launch Hyper Boost for hardware acceleration

Huawei introduced hardware acceleration feature called GPU Turbo that optimizes system utilization for heavy usage like games. The fellow Chinese manufacturer Oppo decided to follow suit and scheduled an event for October 11 in Shanghai called Hyper Boost Tech Meeting, according to an invite sent out to Chinese media. The poster contains a teaser, saying “Towards an era of acceleration”, suggesting it ... Read More »

Pixel 2 Launch: Everything Google Announced at Its Hardware Event

HIGHLIGHTS The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL were launched on Wednesday Google also launched new smart speakers, headphones, and VR headsets Only the phones and Daydream VR headset are confirmed for India right now At its hardware launch event on Wednesday, Google unveiled a number of new products – from smart speakers, to an AI powered camera that can automatically save clips ... Read More »

From Wall Art to Talking Glasses, Meet Intel India’s Hardware Startups

HIGHLIGHTS Intel started the Plugin accelerator last year It’s intended to help hardware startups grow in India Intel held a demo for prototypes and products from 12 of the startups In 2015, Intel brought its Maker Lab hardware startup accelerator to India, working with 14 startups. Last year, the company partnered with the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and IIT-Bombay’s startup incubator, Society ... Read More »

New Samsung Galaxy S8 cases reveal even more hardware details

We are yet to see an official render of the Samsung Galaxy S8. But thanks to various accessory makers we already have a pretty good idea of what the device will look like. The latest images come from the Australian brand UAG. The company listed several Galaxy S8 cases on its website, revealing that the device will have iris scanner, ... Read More »

Thieves swipe two of Razer’s mind-blowing PC hardware prototypes from the CES floor

Razer had a strong showing at CES 2017 with two particularly interesting PC prototypes: Projects Valerie and Ariana. Unfortunately, at least one person—possibly more—was a little too interested in Razer’s activity at CES. Company CEO Min-Liang Tan announced on Facebook Monday morning that two of Razer’s prototypes were stolen from the company’s CES booth. Further reading: The weird, wild, and ... Read More »

Lenovo’s Y520 and Y720 laptops launch new ‘Legion’ brand of gaming hardware

It looks like Lenovo’s toe-dip in the gaming laptop market has been successful enough to make the company’s gaming aspirations more permanent. Announced at CES on Tuesday, Lenovo’s gaming laptops have been spun off to a “Legion” sub-brand—which is definitely more fitting than the “IdeaPad” designation of the 2016 models. The new Y520 and Y720 models will be the first ... Read More »

July’s powerful new PC hardware: Pushing new limits in graphics, storage, and more

See larger image Credit: Gordon Mah Ung   Quality, not quantity July tends to be a slow month in the world of technology, as the industry takes a collective breath between June’s fierce one-two punch of Computex and E3 and August’s back-to-school rush. And true to form, the past 30 days weren’t quite as action-packed as June’s dawn of a ... Read More »

One Laptop Per Child redux: Spin-off delivers successors to XO hardware

Non-profit One Education has an ambitious plan in a competitive PC market: to sell Windows 10 tablets and laptops inspired by the innovative spirit of One Laptop Per Child, which designed groundbreaking low-cost PCs almost a decade ago. One Education, an OLPC spin-off, is making what it considers successors to OLPC’s XO devices, which are now out-of-date. OLPC released its ... Read More »