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Apple to Use Samsung Processors in Next Phones

It wasn't long ago at all that Apple decided to cut ties with Samsung in pretty much every way, and they tried. They tried pretty hard. They almost did a full revision of a phone without the Korean giant, but they are back in bed with the enemy as they are rumored to be providing the next generation of processors for the next generation of iPhone. I'm sure that Apple will claim that they have a better processor than Samsung though - and the world will clap and cheer themselves into blissful ignorance.

Samsung will be responsible for around 75 per cent of the chip production for the next iPhone, the South Korean newspaper said. The newspaper did not say how much the contract is worth and what other company will be supplying Apple. Samsung will make the chips from its factory in Austin, Texas, according to the report.

Source: IBNLive

The Music of League of Legends

One thing that League of Legends has going for it (among many) is the musical score. It is one of the things that you may not notice right off the bat, but the music is epic and equal to that of pretty much any movie made. You can listen on YouTube or at the link below.

 

Source: League of Legends

Digging Deep into Windows 10

Windows 10 is still considered an early preview, but there has been a lot of changes in this major update and with Microsoft allowing you to download it for free if you're a Windows 7 / Windows 8 user. As such, there has been a lot of deep digging into this operating system to discover and disclose it's secrets, hints, tips and tricks and no one does that better than @BradChacos. Take a look and see just some of the cool new things it holds in store.

Despite still being very much an early preview, Windows 10 is already brimming with dozens of handy tweaks and tricks-and, because the operating is still in preview, a handful of those tricks unlock powerful functionality hidden to everyday users. Others, though, simply let you mold some of Windows 10’s new features into the shape you see fit. Here are some of the most useful Windows 10 tweaks, tricks, and tips we’ve found.

Source: PCWorld

Samsung profits slip

This week it was revealed by Samsung that their profits weren't all that great in comparison to previous years. Samsung saw their profits dip to the lowest since 2011 primarily due to weaker than expected smartphone sales. Since the release of the iPhone 6, Samsung has experienced weak sales in the smartphone market which had a impact on their overall profits. I guess this is a "well, it could have been worse" story as Samsung still turned an overall profit of $4.87 billion dollars, but when you compare that to other competitors investors aren't so impressed. The Verge has the details.

Samsung Electronics made an operating profit of 5.29 trillion won ($4.87 billion) off the back of 52.73 trillion won ($48.6 billion) in revenue last quarter. These are big numbers by almost anyone's standards, but the problem is that they don't meet the company's own; last year operating profit was 8.31 trillion won from 59.28 trillion won revenue, meaning that these latest results reveal respective dips of 36 and 11 percent.

Digital Storm @ CES 2013

We stopped at Digital Storm to check out their latest two products that they have refreshed and beefed up for this coming year.  The Aventum is a beast that has been developed entirely in house and offers exceptional performance.  The system will start at $5,000 and come with a single CPU and a single graphics card.  It will also come liquid cooled with some amazing thermal features.

As an upgrade option, you can get the liquid cooling built with nickel plated copper tubing for a completely custom look.  Digital Storm plans to start selling this system in March of this year and the upgrade options are almost endless.  If you want to spend $10,000 on a system, you’ll be able to drop in four graphics cards, dual Xeon CPUs and a lot more.

Digital Storm Aventum

 

Digital Storm has also recently upgraded their Bolt system as well.  We found the Bolt system to be very interesting.  It’s a “Micro Tower” that offers some pretty impressive features including full Core i7 CPU support as well as up to a GTX 670 graphics card from NVIDIA.  This is a tiny system that is big on performance and has a lot of upgrade options as well.  The Bolt will likely be available with custom paint in the near future as well.  You can see in the image below just how awesome this would be.

Digital Storm Bolt

It’s pretty amazing that this system has so many upgrade options for such a small system.  You don’t have to sacrifice performance for size here as it supports two 3.5” HDDs or a single 3.5” HDD and two 2.5” SSDs.  Make sure to check out the video below for all the details.

We have more pictures in the gallery link here.

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