[Rumor] The Italian site has posted something quite radical today. Citing inside sources, the website claims that the FM2+ socket is sticking around till 2016,and we won’t be seeing DDR4 Support on desktop till the same time. It also claimed that we will not be getting a post Bulldozer architecture till 2016. Needless to say a pinch of salt is a must here.AMD Excavator Performance

AMD FM3+ Socket, DDR4 Support and Post-Bulldozer Architecture in 2016, Carrizo Notebook Only till then – Alleges Italian Report

Ironically, I posted my speculation on AMD’s 12 Core truckload teaser a few hours ago and discussed multiple possibilities. While these ranged from 12 Compute Cores, to 12 Steamroller Cores to a New Architecture, if this report is correct then that pretty much throws all of that out the window (excluding HSA). The report claims that AMD’s FM2+ socket is going to stick around till 2016. Since DDR4 is going to come with the FM3+ socket, the Italian site says that we will not be seeing DDR4 on any desktop products till 2016. The report seems pretty confident about these facts and cites them as such. Summarizing:

  • AMD’s FM3+ Socket in 2016.
  • New Post Bulldozer/SMT Architecture in 2016.
  • No DDR4 Support in Desktop Processors till 2016.

It then goes further into speculation, clearly marking it so, and saying that Carrizo may not arrive in the desktop sector till 2016 and it might be released instead on the FP4 BGA Socket. Now we had leaks that previously stated that Carrizo APU will have DDR4 support, and we also had reliable information from CPU-World that Carrizo is going to come in a FP4 BGA Socket. Now Excavator is a revision of Bulldozer so we should be seeing that in this time frame of 1.5 years. After which, the alleged shift from CMT to SMT is scheduled (and therefore a completely new architecture will arrive). Consider the fact that we have only ever heard about the Carrizo APU for the notebook platform and this report starts to make some serious sense.

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Call of Duty

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is one of the two highly anticipated and most awaited first-person shooter video games that are scheduled to launch later this year. Unlike previous game in the series, the upcoming blockbuster title is being developed by Sledgehammer Games, an American video game studio that is known for co-developing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Currently, Sledgehammer is celebrating its five-year anniversary in the business as an independent development studio, and doing so, the developer has released a brand new screenshot from Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare showing off gaming changing exoskeleton mechanic.

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Sledgehammer Games Releases Shinning New 1080p Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Launching on November 4, 2014 for all major video game platforms except Nintendo Wii U, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is a cross-gen title that will feasibly wipe out the stains left on the Call of Duty brand by Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Ghosts. Being eleventh primary installment in the series, the upcoming shooter features a brand new thought-provoking story and several gameplay changes. Set in 2054, the game features futuristic weaponry and advanced combat schemes, and a storyline that follows the largest military force in the world, which belongs to powerful private military corporations rather than a country.

Sledgehammer Games, developer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is putting everything in work to create the best Call of Duty game ever. Recently, the developer started celebrating its five-year anniversary as an independent development studio, and doing so, the team is looking to include fans in the celebrations and share some free #HammerWeek stuff with them.


After the release of a report claiming that OS X Yosemite will see a delayed public release in October and will share the event with a new 4K thunderbolt display, we are seeing a leaked images and concepts getting a new life. Apple kept up with yesterday’s buzz by releasing the first OS X Yosemite public beta to the users. Earlier report came from a trusted source which has managed to successfully predict – or report – a number of bits related to Apple in the past too.

With this revived expectation of Apple working on a new 4K Thunderbolt desktop (there is also an indication that this could be a new iMac with 4K support instead of the Thunderbolt 2 display), here comes the first concept of the beautiful 4K thunderbolt display. This Apple 4K cinema concept comes from Edgar Rios who has designed a rather gorgeous new 4K Thunderbolt Display. With minimal bezels on the right and left sides and curved design, the new 4K thunderbolt display does look quite sleek. 

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Apple has today released a pre-release version of OS X Yosemite to people who had signed up for the public beta program. Using the beta program promo codes, you can now download Yosemite from the Mac App Store for free. While the OS X Yosemite public beta lacks the much-awaited continuity features allowing integration of OS X with iOS 8 powered devices, however, OS X Yosemite public beta sports some notable new features. Improvements is Safari, Messaging and Notifications are reported so far in the early testings of the OS X Yosemite public beta.OS X Yosemite public beta


How to Fix OS X Yosemite Beta Download Errors and Issues

Install OS X Yosemite public beta on your Mac:

After grabbing the OS X Yosemite public beta from either the Dev Center or using your own invite from Apple, you have to follow these steps to ensure safe installation. Or, you can also download OS X Yosemite from here.


Just two days back Microsoft announced that the Xbox One will be getting continuous updates up till October. For fans of the console this was good news. Microsoft’s update system takes into account user feedback and then accordingly makes adjustments to the popular platform. The update came in the form of a tweet by the chief himself, Phil Spencer. For the uninitiated, Microsoft has been periodically updating the Xbox One since February, to much appreciation of its fans. Amongst the list of updates to be expected, much anticipated 3D Blu-Ray compatibility was listed as well.


PS4 To Get 3D Blu-Ray Support Through Firmware Update 1.75 By Next Week

Well, those in the PS4 camp need not be disappointed either. Within 23 hours of the tweet by Mr. Spencer, Sony has responded for the PS4. This response comes after the release of firmware update 1.74 for the PS4, which was only two days back. Of course, 1.74 was not a major update. It had a simple changelog and promised that “system software stability during use of some features has been improved.” Having a 194 Mb download size, no other patch notes were provided alongside. Well enough of that anyways.This news comes directly from the folks behind the PS4.

Through a twitter post, Sony promises Firmware Update 1.75 for the PS4. This will include 3D Blu-Ray compatibility for the console as well. In fact, it looks like the folks over at PS4 themselves are pretty excited about the news as well. The official tweet says “Coming next week: PS4 system software update 1.75 adds 3D Blu-ray film support. Woo-hoo!” Thats a very swift and enthusiastic response indeed. It should also be mentioned that the PS3 already has 3d Blu ray. Of course there are a couple of other things we’d like in the PS4 as well. These include a variety of features in its predecessor such as CD, MP3 and DLNA support. Plus, Xbox’s updates also include interesting features such as activity feed updates and an expanded area on the home screen. Try harder Sony, try harder.

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Well well well. It seems like things clearly are getting out of control in the iPhone 6 rumor arena. With previous rumors covering almost everything from the screen to the processor to the battery, there really wasn’t much left. Heck, even the alleged fingerprint sensor of the device seemed to have leaked out. Weren’t we in for a surprise though courtesy of retailer XtremeGuard. XtremeGuard has listed on its site what seem to be four variants of Apple’s upcoming flagship. Something which should undoubtedly surprise Cupertino as well.

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Retailer XtremeGuard Lists Screen Protectors For Four Different Variants Of The iPhone 6

Well ladies and gentlemen, as we know Apple has always portrayed itself as a maker of premium devices. This has, expectedly led to its devices being a tad bit overpriced. The iPhone, since its launch had always been about being the best at what it does. The original iPhone has been said by many to be the primary reason smartphones are popular today. According to some, the iPhone did indeed revolutionize the smartphone industry as it is. Keeping up to that precedence is hard in itself. So every one was a bit surprised when Apple decided to launch a plastic version of the iPhone 5 as well – dubbed as the iPhone 5C. Dubbed as being ‘colorful’, the 5C was said to be made for those who preferred a variety of options when picking their smartphone.

How does all of this relate to XtremeGuard? Well, according to the retailer, Apple is also launching an iPhone 6C. Now keep in mind that the iPhone 6 is coming in two variations, so that makes a total of four new iPhones being with us this summer. Seems highly unlikely to us. Why? Because, first of all there have been absolutely no rumors about the iPhone 6C. Secondly, the images beside the devices are all the same renders. So XtremeGuard is probably just being overly cautious. An interesting listing though. Perhaps Apple really is looking to cover all market segments this time. Who knows.

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Update: The teaser is actually done on an easy to spot ”cool truck” template found on the web (thanks to _John_ for that) but the image itself was posted by AMD PR. See my comment below for more information.

[Caution: Not Confirmed] I noticed something pretty interesting posted over at Planet3DNow. Basically the guys over there have managed to find an AMD PR image that was posted under the #AMDEvolved twitter handle (I couldn’t find the picture myself, but I probably didn’t look hard enough). The picture depicts 12 AMD Robots. Since the robots are an analogy for cores, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that AMD is planning something with 12 Cores.

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PR Material Hints at an A Series APU with 12 CPU Cores – Probably Steamroller

Before I let the wrong idea through let me explain why I have tagged it as ‘Not Confirmed’. See, AMD has a very funny way of naming cores. Kaveri has, according to AMD, 12 compute cores. 4 of these cores are CPU and 8 of these are CUs. Ofcourse this is pretty misleading since CPU and GPU cores are nothing alike, but the fact remains. It is possible that these 12 Robots depict 12 Compute Cores as opposed to just 12 Steamroller Cores and I wanted to make that clear. This is also the reason I have tagged the post as not confirmed. An interesting thing to note is that AMD introduced a new ‘robot’ in their “Core is Back” teaser video, which has a red color scheme. However these are the old robots with the standard white color scheme. This seems to suggest that all these robots are on the old steamroller architecture and not a new one. And since Kaveri already exists, boasting a 12 Compute Core A Series APU doesn’t make any sense and therein lies the logical conclusion: the truck must be boasting 12 Steamroller Cores.

Continuing on the same train of thought there is another dilemma. AMD has clearly teased the new red color schemed robots so why are these particular robots white? Are we looking at 2 simultaneous releases? Possible but not very probable. I guess it is possible (though this is pure speculation) that we are looking at an architectural revision of said cores. Something, that was symbolized by the robots turning red from their standard white aesthetic, but once again this is anybody’s guess. However, way I see it, the chance of a brand new architecture is much less  than an APU with 12 CPU cores. The reason being that documentation of an FX successor with 16 Cores already exists so this could be pretty plausible. A brand new architecture on the other hand would be absolutely huge news if true. Bottom Line is: apart from logical deduction and speculation, we don’t have anything solid. Either way, we are going to be keeping an eye on the #AMDEvolved handle and the AMD’s official youtube channel till this big reveal – whatever it might be.

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Samsung’s next smartphone, apart from the Galaxy Note 4, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha aka Galaxy S5 Prime has got some new photos up the interwebs. Coming from two sources, these Samsung Galaxy Alpha images show the Korean attempt at a metallic smartphone that will be launched to battle against Apple’s 4.7-inch iPhone 6. These live photos also allegedly show a Galaxy Alpha that is quite smaller than the the current gen 5.1-inch Samsung Galaxy S5. Earlier, a number of rumors indicated that Sammy was producing a 4.7-inch Samsung Galaxy Alpha to combat against the rumored iPhone 6. Today’s photos confirm those rumors and leaked renders.Galaxy Alpha images

Samsung Galaxy Alpha images:

These exclusive Samsung Galaxy Alpha images come from two sources: the folks at SamMobile and a Vietnamese website Tihnte. Clearly smaller than the 5.1-inch SGS5, these images show a smartphone with a different design language while keeping the same perforated look – in the metal though. The Samsung Galaxy Alpha will be a 4.7-inch high-end smartphone with a Full HD display and at least partial metal designing. Carrying the same Samsung

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The year 2014 so far seems “ground-breaking” in terms of how the mobile tech leaders are breaking their own shells and delving into what a consumer demands. Not trying to live in a state of utopia, but Apple’s rumored attempts at bringing out a larger iPhone this September, and Samsung’s alleged entry into metallic design seems to be what you may call bowing in front of the consumers. Fans of both the sides have long asked for a larger display screen from Apple and a more premium, metallic look from Samsung. While both haven’t yet happened, the rumors and leaks have been so intense so far in the year that we had to almost believe that both Apple and Samsung are actually working on where they may have been lacking. Awaiting the launch of a slimmer, sleeker, and larger iPhone 6 this September, we are going through a Galaxy S5 Prime rumor roundup because that is what we will be waiting for after iPhone 6 is unveiled finally.Galaxy S5 Prime rumor roundup samsung Galaxy F update Galaxy S5 G900H to XXU1ANG3

Note: to not get confused with so many alleged names of this metallic Samsung smartphone (S5 Prime, Galaxy F, Galaxy Alpha), we will keep with the very first and apt-looking name for this post – the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime.

Galaxy S5 Prime rumor roundup:

Coming to put up some fight against the premium looks and style of Apple’s iPhone, Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime will be Samsung’s first metallic model. On one hand, Samsung’s flagships have kept ahead of the race with top-notch chips and specifications, on the other, they have terribly missed a lot of consumer market because of the plasticky look. 


We’re all familiar with the hype that surrounds Apple and its launch events held in September. So, its no surprise that this year does not seem to be any different at all. In fact, for all the Apple fans out there, it might be a year  with the most diverse product lineup yet. Apple is reportedly gearing up to launch two variants of the iPhone, two iPads and the iWatch this September. Following these we can expect to see the 12 inch Retina MacBook just as Intel makes the BDY-M available. This is expected in either Q3 or early 2015. In addition, two MacBook Airs (11 and 13) have also reportedly entered production.

So all in all, it seems to be a very busy year at Cupertino indeed. With all of this product development underway, who would have expected Apple to be working on something completely new. Well, according to The Information, and reported by The Verge, Apple is reportedly gearing up for a Mobile Wallet as well. This is to be expected to launched alongside the iPhone 6 this September.


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Apple In Talks For Mobile Wallet Platform – Might Be Launched With The iPhone 6

Before we get started on today’s news, first lets take a look at the Mobile Wallet platform. Simply put, through Mobile Wallet, you can make payments directly from your smartphone, instead of the whole credit card hassle. Apple’s talks with companies aren’t the first time the Mobile Wallet platform has been experimented with. Almost two years back, cooperation between Google and Verizon broke down. This was related to Verizon refusing to offer Google Wallet for the Galaxy Nexus because it required the Secure Element on the smartphone in order to function.

A secure element is a piece of hardware on the phone which can not be tempered with. It is used to store the user’s financial credentials on the phone. According to The Information, Apple has told its partners that its system will involve a secure element. List of Apple’s partners include several credit card associations including Visa and banking institutions. Visa has in fact even agreed to work with the alleged product. Apple has also told partners that it intends to utilize near-field communication chips for the Mobile Wallet platform. In fact, one of The Information’s sources also states that the company might choose to rely on Bluetooth or Wi-Fi as well. If Apple does indeed go ahead on its own with the Mobile Wallet, it might actually be able to pull it off.

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The Russian site has released some pretty interesting information about Intel’s Atom Processors specifically the Moorefield platform.  This platform is specifically targeted to the mobile sector, namely the tablet and android segments. The Moorefield platform boasts 4 cores (which is 2 more than Merrifield) and 64bit support all on 22nm.Intel Atom Merrifield and Moorefield

Intel Atom Moorefield Processors Begin Shipping – Quad Cores on the 22nm Node

Now Merrifield is a completely new platform that Intel introduced specifically for the smart phone sector. Even though it is currently bleeding money out of Intel Corporation, the fact of the matter is that they need to keep moving forward to breach the barrier to entry. Before the actual leak, I think a brief intro is in order. The Moorefield platform, which is somewhat of a successor to Merrifield has SoCs that are 64 Bit Quad Cores. Its previous codename was Anniedale and is based on the Silvermont micro architecture. It does not support hyper threading and will have exactly 4 threads. Now information after this is somewhat hazy but Morganfield is supposed to succeed Moorefield on the 14nm node. Morganfield will make the shift to Goldmont micro architecture and was previously codenamed Broxton.


Destiny’s upcoming highly anticipated blockbuster game entered its beta testing phase recently and now both PlayStation and Xbox users are enjoying it on their latest and last generation consoles. Destiny beta is performing really great on all platforms, making the game one of the best cross-gen video games that exist right now. We all know that the Destiny beta is not running at the same resolution on the Xbox One as on the PlayStation 4, and this leaves people wondering how both versions stand up against each other, well here we have a screenshot comparison of the game showing differences between the beta running on both the latest consoles.

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Destiny Beta PS4 vs Xbox One Screenshot Comparison: Performs Great on Both Consoles With Few Differences

Bungie’s Destiny beta started almost a week ago on the PlayStation consoles, and according to the reports and the PlayStation 4 vs PlayStation 3 screenshot comparison that we shared, the game performs really well as a cross-gen. Now that the developer has fully launched the beta on Microsoft’s consoles too, Xbox fans are also playing their role in protecting the last city on Earth, and of course, comparisons between the beta running on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles are also cropping up.

We all know that Bungie confirmed previously that the Destiny beta would only run at 900p resolution on Microsoft’s latest video game console, and while many thought the PlayStation 4 version running at 1080p would look way more better than the Xbox One version, that is actually not the case. Thanks to our sister gaming website DualShockers, we have a screenshot comparison showing how the Destiny beta performs on the latest consoles, and while PlayStation 4 version is obviously good, Xbox One version is not all that bad.

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Different Apple products’ launch dates are getting leaked today thanks to an insider source. We earlier reported that Apple is getting ready for a tentative iPhone 6 launch event in mid-September along with iOS 8. With iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite aiming for a consistent platform and offering many similar features, one expected both the mobile and desktop operating systems to have a single launch event. However, turns out Apple is delaying the launch event of OS X Yosemite which will be a month later in October along with a new 12-inch Retina MacBook and an Apple 4K desktop!Apple 4K desktop

Apple 4K desktop, Retina MacBook and OS X Yosemite

iOS 8 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is set for a September launch event. On the other hand, the Mac OS X Yosemite is pushed a month ahead for October release according to sources. With Developer Previews coming every two to three weeks as planned, OS X Yosemite developers will receive a final Preview build on September 29th followed by a Golden Master build on October 10th, according to the sources close to 9to5mac. The site shares authoritative bits of Apple’s news and leaks and have previously correctly broken a few rumors.

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Assassins Creed Unity is the next step in the famous game series that has quite the cult following. The game is powered by the Anvil Engine and Ubisoft recently did a tech demo for the upcoming iteration of AC which is Unity. The engine looks quite beautiful and boasts a plethora of interesting effects. CryEngine seems to be in trouble (if reports are to be believed) and the field is open for the next king of the hill when it comes to gaming engines.

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Ubisoft Anvil Engine Shown Off Using Assassins Creed Unity Tech Demo

Although Unreal Engine is currently the  favorite for taking over the vacuum that could be left behind CryEngine (if hypothetically speaking, its troubles continue) multiple tech demos have been emerging on the scene. Assassins Creed Unity’s Tech Demo shows of the Anvil Engine to great effect. The developers managed to recreate old Paris in an almost 1 to 1 scale. The demo showed off some very advanced lightning features, volumetric lightning and shadows. But perhaps the most promising thing (at least according to the demo) was the Advanced AI.

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iOS 8 and 4.7-inch iPhone 6 release date:

With only a few weeks till the expected *huge* iPhone 6 release event, more and more people are speculating about the exact date of the event. Traditionally, Cupertino has always kept iPhone release events in September, but the dates differ. Apple’s new iOS 8 is also set to make to the big launch event along with the new iPhone 6 variant(s). We have already received the iOS 8 Beta 4 build which brings the launch date even nearer. Earlier reports indicated iPhone 6 release date to be September 25th, however, today another source is claiming the date to be September 15.iPhone 6 release

While the date may not seem to matter much to a few, Apple’s loyal fan following waits for the smartphone release event every year. Followed by millions around the world, iPhone 6 release keynote event is one of the few major tech events. This year is even more important as it is the first time that Apple seems to be giving the nods to the demand of a larger display screen catered majorly by the Android based smartphones. Having kept similar design and screen size, this is the first year that Apple will release a larger and slimmer, curved iPhone – if the trillions of rumors and leaked images are to be believed.

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