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Hardware

Intel has just launched their Ivy Bridge-EX Xeon E7 V2 lineup for high-performance servers and are now aiming to prepare their next generation of Haswell-EP processors. The Haswell-EP Xeon E5 V3 processors would launch the current year featuring new enhancements and feature the 22nm Haswell microarchitecture.Intel Haswell-EP CPU Comparison

Intel Next-Gen Haswell-EP Xeon E5 V3 Processor Pictured

We have some new information regarding the upcoming Haswell-EP processors straight from the folks over at ServerTheHome who managed to get their hands on the first few samples of the Xeon E5 V3 CPU. From the looks of it, Intel would be releasing a third LGA2011 socket type for compatibility with the Haswell-EP generation of chips. Currently, Intel has two LGA2011 socket types which include the original LGA2011 socket which supports Sandy Bridge-EP and Ivy Bridge-EP. The second type which is known as the Socket FCLGA2011 was released with the Ivy Bridge-EX series. The same socket type is mentioned for the Ivy Bridge-EP chips but it isn’t compatible with the Xeon E7 V2 chips.

Intel is planning to introduce their third LGA2011 socket type known as the LGA2011-3 which will debut along with the Haswell-E and Haswell-EP generation of microprocessor families. This has been known since a while and the socket change was expected considering the new features such as DDR4 memory supported by the platform. The source also managed to take some comparison pictures of the Haswell-EP processor with Ivy Bridge-EX, Ivy Bridge-EP and Sandy Bridge-EP and gathered some interesting details:

AMD Kaveri APU
Hardware

An extremely important leak just arrived on our doorstep and (for the first time I think) the leak is provided by Extremetech.com which noticed a very important piece of evidence posted on SA forums. The leak more or less confirms that Excavator cores and the Carrizo APUs will be on the 28nm Process but as always I would recommend that pinch of salt. More interestingly however it also hints that part of the production will shift back to Global Foundries and away from TSMC.

Carrizo APUs with Excavator Cores 28nm Glofo

‘Excavator Cores’ will be on 28nm with ‘Carrizo APU’ – Production Shift to Global Foundries

There has been some serious speculation whether AMD would shift to 20nm for the Carrizo APU and now it seems to have finally been answered. It appears that AMD will not be shifting to 20nm design and instead stick with a 28nm design. Also part of the production (and I don’t know how big that part is) will shift back to Global Foundries.

Excavator Cores 28nm Carrizo APU

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Industry

Facebook WhatsApp deal:

Yep, you read that right! According to Form 8K filed with SEC, Facebook is buying WhatsApp, the crazily popular cross-platform messaging app, for $16 according. This deal will also see WhatsApp’s founder Jan Koum joining Facebook’s board of directors.Facebook whatsapp deal

 

WhatsApp for iOS 7 – Better Privacy, Auto Downloads, and Camera Widget

The details mention that Facebook will pay $4 billion in cash, while the remaining $12 billion will be paid in

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Hardware

Intel has just released the Xeon E7 v2 Lineup, high end SKUs that are part of the Ivy Bridge-EX family. The configurations scale up to 15 Cores and 30 Threads and represent the “Ivytown” series of processors. Preceded by Westmere-EX, Ivy Bridge-EX is the ultra high end spectrum of processors from Intel, second only to Itanium.

Intel Xeon Processor E7 V2

Intel Xeon E7 v2 Releases with High End SKU Lineup – Ivy Bridge-EX is Finally Here

A couple of things have changed since the last iteration that was Westmere-EX. For one the previous only supported upto 10 cores where as Xeon E7 v2 is 15 cores (duh). Also the Xeon E7 v2 populates the 32 Socket servers. Comparing westmere-ex to ivy bridge-ex we get the following.

Intel’s upcoming Xeon E7 ‘Ivy Bridge-EX’ lineup launches this year which delivers an unprecedented amounts of performance for HPC needs. Intel is preparing their flagship Xeon E7-8890 V2 chip codenamed Ivytown which is the first chip from Intel to boast a core count of 15 coming one step closer to AMD’s Opteron 6300 series which has 16 cores on the top most model.

iPhone 5S
Software

There comes plenty of moments in any user’s iOS life cycle when s/he wants to skip over iOS native camera for something better, offering extensive features. While Apple has tried to fulfill the basic needs of any amateur photographer by adding modes, filters and a few settings, there are still a loads of settings that could be added.

However, for many it’s the simplicity of iOS and all of its apps that keep it attractive for the users. In case you are more into photography and want to have more Camera features while not spending on various different Camera apps being offered for every other situation, here is the way to go.CameraTweak iOS 7

 

Recommended: iOS 7 Compatible Jailbreak Tweaks, Apps, Themes II – Updated List

New features in native Camera app with CameraTweak iOS 7:

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Games

[Update]: GBA4iOS is now available for download supporting iPad.

The upcoming version of Game Boy Advance emulator (GBA4iOS) is going to be released today with a plenty few new features. This new version of GBA4iOS will introduce a new iOS 7 design along with the regular performance fixes. The best thing? It will work on non-jailbroken devices too!GBA Emulator iOS 7

GBA Emulator iOS 7:

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Gadgets

The tons of rumors about Samsung’s upcoming flagship Galaxy S5 shipping with a fingerprint sensor weren’t off the mark, anyway. As shared with you a few times, many analysts had speculated that Samsung will follow Apple by introducing Galaxy S5 fingerprint sensor. However, from the recent news it seems like the Galaxy S5 fingerprint sensor won’t be embedded in the entire display screen, as was previously speculated.galaxy s4 fingerprint functionality

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Software

Finally! Multiple Samsung devices will be receiving official Android 4.4 KitKat starting today, confirms Samsung USA. Samsung USA has released an official list of Samsung phones and tablet that are going to get the KitKat update. Official Android 4.4 KitKat

Official Android 4.4 KitKat list of devices:

Here is the complete list of devices that will get the latest official Android 4.4 KitKat update:

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Games

The Order: 1886 is most awaited upcoming action-adventure video game that is expected to release in third quarter of 2014. The game is being developed by Ready at Dawn and Sony Santa Monica studios exclusively for PlayStation 4. In The Order: 1886, the player becomes a part of the Order by taking control of a knight and fighting against half-bred monsters. You can watch new The Order: 1886 trailer, screenshots and animated GIFs below.

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The Order: 1886 Trailer, Screenshots and GIFs Revealed – The Game Truly Defines Next-Gen

The Order: 1886 was announced at E3 2013 but the developer and publisher did not release much details about the game after its first appearance. However, Sony claimed at certain points that after InFamous: Second Son, The Order: 1886 would be a game that will truly  define next-gen on PlayStation 4. Now it looks like it is in fact the best-looking next-gen video game ever.

Just now,  Ready at Dawn has released the long awaited The Order:1886 trailer. This is the first trailer of the game since its initial reveal at E2 2013. The trailer shows the knights of the Order swearing their oath to protect mankind and gives a very short glimpse of a half -red monster. Short story synopsis of the game was also published at PlayStation Blog along with the trailer which can be read here. It begins with:

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Hardware

Ok the NDA has finally lifted and the official architecture documentation is up. Its finally time to take a look at Maxwell in depth.  It manages to Double the Performance per Watt while staying on the same 28nm Process.  Which, there is no other way to put it, is nothing short of a miracle. Lets see just how exactly it manages that.

Nvidia Coporation

Maxwell 28nm Miracle  – How the Architecture makes Doubling Performance Per Watt Possible

Firstly, as I am sure most of you are aware, Maxwell does not work on SMX units. It works on SMMs, short for Streaming Maxwell Multiprocessors. Each SMM houses 128 CUDA Cores as opposed to the 192 housed by SMXs. Now unlike in the Kepler architecture where the CUDA Cores are housed in a single core fashion, Maxwell houses Cuda Cores in 4 subsets of each SMM. Almost 4 Separate “Cores” within the SMM. Lets call these “Major Cores” (as opposed to CUDA Cores) to avoid confusion. Do realize that this only refers to the 1st Generation of Maxwell and the division by four could change in the next generation. The Major Cores tactic allows Nvidia to achieve much higher efficiency rates and increase performance by 135% Per Core. Take a look at this diagram of Maxwell SMMs.

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Hardware

Today, NVIDIA officially announces their GeForce GTX 750 Ti and GeForce GTX 750 graphics cards which are based on the first generation Maxwell core architecture. With almost twice the performance per watt of its predecessors, the NVIDIA Maxwell core architecture is going to become one of the most innovative GPU core architecture after Kepler in terms of efficiency.NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Front

NVIDIA Launches GeForce GTX 750 Ti and GeForce GTX 750

The first generation Maxwell core would be integrated inside two graphics cards known as the GeForce GTX 750 Ti and the GeForce GTX 750. These are the first mid range cards NVIDIA has launched in their GeForce 700 series lineup since the rest of the graphics cards were based off the GK110 or the GK104 Kepler cores. The Maxwell GPU for both cards is codenamed GM107 so we will talk about it first before moving in the specifications of the cards.

The NVIDIA Maxwell GM107 core is the first of two Maxwell based chips which will be based on the 28nm process . The GM107 which is already available on the GeForce GTX 750 Ti and the GeForce GTX 750 while the other chip is codenamed GM108 and is the base Maxwell model which would be available as a part of NVIDIA’s GeForce 800M mobility lineup. The GM108 would be fused in the entry level mobility chips which include the GeForce GT 840M and possibly a few more models.

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Hardware

NVIDIA will also unleash their GeForce GTX Titan Black graphics card today featuring the full compute power of the GK110 core. The GeForce GTX Titan Black is the second generation Titan graphics card featuring the GK110 core with double precision cores unlocked and faster clock speeds compared to the GeForce GTX 780 Ti.GeForce GTX Titan Black Official

NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Black Delivers Unprecedented Amounts of Power to Developers and Enthusiasts

NVIDIA had initially launched their GeForce GTX Titan back in February 2013 which was the world’s first graphics card to feature the GK110 core which was at the time being mass produced specifically for server needs. Super-computers such as the Titan which the card was named after was the first to utilize the latest core with its high performance CUDA cores, 2668 in count at the time. The GeForce GTX Titan was a great card but came at a big price so it was mostly a enthusiast only product but still outsold the GeForce GTX 690 which was NVIDIA’s Dual GK104 based card available at the same $999 US price range.

Moving forward, NVIDIA introduced several GK110 based cards, the GeForce GTX 780 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti. The Ti model was the first to introduce the full GK110 core to the masses (but still had gimped double precision performance). The card came at a lower $699 US price range and bested the Titan in performance. AMD on the other hand had some interesting Hawaii models in the pipeline with highly competitive pricing models which was a reason for their popularity among the buyers. The fight between the GeForce GTX 780 Ti and Radeon R9 290X still remains unsettled since both cards are good in their own terms. The GTX 780 Ti is faster in NVIDIA optimized games, runs cooler with a low TDP but costs higher. On the AMD side, the R9 290X performs fantastic for its price and even manages to outperform the 780 Ti in AMD optimized titles but runs really hot and loud plus you can hardly find one in the market due to the crypto mining craze.

Restore Jailbroken iPhone
Software

Have jailbroken your iOS device and wants to reset it back? Facing some issues after jailbreaking or simply want to get back the native iOS look? Here is how you can restore iPhone, iPad, or the iPod Touch in just a few simple steps.Restore Jailbroken iPhone

Prerequisites to check before you restore jailbroken iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch:

  • Make sure that you’ve got the latest version of iTunes.
  • The process will erase all the data from your iOS device. Ensure to create a back up of your device to help you restore it back.
Update Galaxy S4 i9505 to Android 4.4.2 I9505XXUFNAD
Software

Android 4.4 KitKat was released for Galaxy Note 3 a few weeks back, while Samsung Galaxy S4 still awaits the goodness of KitKat. Worry not though, as we have get hold of the leaked Android 4.4.2 KitKat for Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505. Here is how to update Galaxy S4 i9505 to Android 4.4.2 I9505XXUFNAD leaked firmware. Time to get out of Android 4.3, folks!Update Galaxy S4 i9505 to Android 4.4.2 I9505XXUFNAD

  • Model: GT-I9505
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Hardware

You must have seen a lot of tech sites claiming that the entire of Broadwell 14nm has been delayed to Q4 2014. Well that is about 50 – 75% correct. I have just received word that though the main portion of Broadwell is currently on track the ‘Y’ ‘U’ and ‘H’ Variants have been delayed.

Intel Broadwell and Haswell Refresh Platform

‘M’ Series and Desktop Processors On Schedule – Broadwell 14nm Mobile Variants Delayed to Q4 2014

As you may know Broadwell will be the first 14nm Fab used by Intel. It will utilize HT and Turbo Boost 2.0. The instructions supported will be AES, AVX2 and TSX with the x86 instruction set (x86-64). The H processors will have 6mb of L3 Cache and some of the SKUs will have the GT3e graphics  with eDRAM (an extra cache memory). This will be implemented as a separate die on the chip itself.

The ‘M’ series will be arriving as per schedule as will the desktop variants. Basically what was only a delay in select mobile processors was inaccurately portrayed to mean the entirety of the Broadwell series. Anyway, moving on to the the actual leak.



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