All the talk is CPU-ville these days is Haswell-E this and Haswell-E that. Hey, we're excited about Intel's next chip release too, but lets not forget there's another player in the field. We're of course talking about AMD, and if you're looking to build a low cost system, then take a look at today's top deal for an AMD FX-6300 Vishera 6-Core CPU for $100 with free shipping (normally $110 - use coupond code: [EMCPBHB22]). The FX-6300 runs at 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo), has 8MB of L3 cache, and a 95W TDP.
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Industry's first 3D TSV-based DDR4 modules go into mass production
The desktop isn't the only place you'll find interesting things happening with double data rate-4 (DDR4) memory. Samsung this week said it has begun mass producing what it claims is the industry's first 64GB DDR4 RDIMMs using three dimensional "through silicon via" (TSV) package technology intended for enterprise servers, cloud-based applications, and other data center solutions.
Go back in time a little bit and a slapping 1TB worth of solid state drive (SSD) storage in your PC might run you a bazillion dollars, or more. And these days? Not only can you get 1TB of space in a single SSD, but you won't have to trade your first born for it. To wit, check out today's top deal for a Samsung 840 Evo 1TB SSD for $390 with free shipping (normally $460 - use coupon code: [EMCPBHD22]). Not only is it capacious, but it's also fast with sustained sequential read and write times of up to 540MB/s and 520MB/s, respectively.
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Welcome back to the tablet scene, Barnes and Noble
After failing to compete in sales with the likes of Amazon and its Kindle Fire line, Barnes and Noble is officially invested in tablets again with the introduction of the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook. The Galaxy Tab 4 Nook is essentially a combination of the Android-based Nook platform baked into the Samsung's Galaxy Tab 4 hardware and billed as the first ever full-featured Android slate.
Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel learned the hard way that there are certain things you shouldn't upload to the cloud. And then there's Uncle Sam to worry about, not to mention hackers and data center disasters. What's a user to do? If it's a backup for your backups you're after, a portable storage device can do the trick. Looking for options? Check out today's top deal for a WD Elements 2TB Portable USB 3.0 HDD for $90 with free shipping (normally $100 - use coupon code: [EMCPBWA225]). That's a decent amount of capacity in a relatively small device.
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SmartThings confirmed today that it has been acquired by Samsung and will operate as an independent company with the South Korean company's Open Innovation Center group. The deal puts Samsung in the home automation space, a popular niche as of late with Google recently acquiring Nest and Apple owning HomeKit. It's a sensible pairing, with SmartThing building technologies that allows users to control home devices through their mobile phones.
Samsung extends lead over Apple in U.S. smartphone sales
Apple will almost definitely see a significant surge in iPhone sales after it announces the iPhone 6 in September, but for now, Samsung leads the U.S. market in smartphone shipments. According to latest data from Conterpoint Research, Samsung's share of the smartphone market in the U.S. grew to 36.1 percent, up from 33.9 percent in the same quarter a year ago. It also topped overall mobile phone shipments with a 37.3 percent share in Q2.
You want to build a new system, but school is about to start, and books aren't cheap. Neither is tuition, and let's not forget about a little fund for beer money. What's a budding PC builder to do? Build a bang-for-buck machine, of course! One possible route starts with today's top deal for an AMD A8-5600K Quad-Core Desktop APU for $90 with free shipping (normally $100 - use coupon code: [EMCPBPE24]). This 32nm Trinity chip sports an integrated Radeon HD 7560D GPU, so you can put off a dedicated graphics card purchase until next semester.
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Each year, Microsoft earns billions in patent royalties from Android device vendors
Microsoft is suing Samsung for breach of contract over the non-payment of Android patent royalties. The matter pertains to a 2011 patent licensing agreementrequiring the South Korean electronics heavyweight to make annual patent royalty payments to Microsoft in exchange for the right to use the latter’s patented technology in its Android-based smart devices.