Amazon is pushing Fire TV Edition to soundbars, set-top boxes, and cars this year

In brief: Amazon wants to integrate its Fire TV Edition experience into more devices like soundbars and car infotainment systems, as part of its plan to be at the center of your entertainment setup. The company will show off some of these devices at CES 2020, with soundbars from TCL Continue Reading

Why eSports is becoming the big bet for brands in Asia Pacific- Tempemail

The growth of eSports worldwide has been well documented, with the latest Statista figures showing over 200m people worldwide frequently watch their favourite video gamers in action. This figure is set to increase to almost 300m people by 2022, with a further 347m people tuning in occasionally. The huge prize Continue Reading

Xerox secures US$24 billion financing for proposed HP takeover – Hardware- Tempemail

Xerox Holdings said on Monday it has secured US$24 billion in financing for its US$33.5 billion takeover offer for HP, a deal that the personal computer maker is opposing. HP rejected the US$22 per share offer in November saying it “significantly” undervalued the company, following which the printer maker took Continue Reading

Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Fold is the ‘world’s first’ foldable PC with a $2,499 price tag

In context: Folding-screen devices are all the rage nowadays, and it isn’t hard to see why. Many such gadgets aim to strike a balance between traditional smartphone, tablet, or even laptop form factors by allowing users to switch between them at will. Samsung hopped on board this train with its Continue Reading

Sony’s DualShock 5 controller spied in newly leaked photos

In context: Purported images of Sony’s PlayStation 5 developer console have been making the rounds since late 2019, portraying a device that looks more like an Alienware-branded PC than a traditional game console. While this isn’t likely to be the form that the final hardware takes when it arrives later Continue Reading

Twitter’s EMEA VP Bruce Daisley departs after eight years- Tempemail

Bruce Daisley, Twitter’s vice-president EMEA, has left the company after eight years. The exec plans to “take some time off” from the media world and apply his expertise to the fight against climate change. His last day at the London HQ was today (6 January). Sarah Personette, the company’s vice-president Continue Reading

ViewSonic’s 240Hz XG270 gaming monitor receives the ‘world’s first’ Blur Busters certification

In brief: Well-known monitor maker ViewSonic issued several interesting announcements at Pepcom 2020 today, but one stuck out in particular. The company’s XG270, a 27″ IPS display with a 240Hz resolution, has officially received the Blur Buster Strobe Certification, which brings with it the promise of top-tier motion clarity. Blur Continue Reading

Intel gave a sneak peak of its next NUC, an SFF modular gaming PC

In a nutshell: If you are into small form factor computers, Intel will soon release the NUC 9, also known as Ghost Canyon NUC. Its modular design will allow users to upgrade pretty much everything with cartridge-like ease. However, Intel did not have many details to convey, leaving us guessing Continue Reading