Snapdragon 810 is cooler than 801
Published in Processors
Monday, 16 February 2015 08:53

Snapdragon 810 is cooler than 801


Thermal issues filed under FUD

A new report suggests Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 is in fact cooler than its predecessor, despite rumours to the contrary.

Sony to embrace more MediaTek SoCs
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 12 February 2015 14:01

Sony to embrace more MediaTek SoCs


Expanding cooperation with Taiwanese companies

Sony is expected to use more MediaTek application processors in upcoming Xperia smartphones. 

Sony Xperia E4 goes cheap and big
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 13:47

Sony Xperia E4 goes cheap and big


5-inch screen, low-end spec

Sony has refreshed the E-series with the Xperia E4, a frugal 5-inch smartphone with a value-oriented spec.

Moto E 2nd gen leaked by US retailer
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 09:00

Moto E 2nd gen leaked by US retailer


Minor update apparently

A new Moto E is in the works and Best Buy seems to have leaked the new handset, listing it on one of its websites. The listing has been pulled, but not before it was carried by numerous tech publications.

Qualcomm slapped with $975m fine in China
Published in News
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 08:34

Qualcomm slapped with $975m fine in China


Because communists despise anti-competitive practices

The Glorious People’s Republic of China has imposed a $975 million fine on Qualcomm, citing the chipmakers anti-competitive practices.

Alibaba invests $590m in Meizu
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 09 February 2015 08:51

Alibaba invests $590m in Meizu


Let's show Amazon how it's done?


Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is investing $590m in Meizu, one of China’s up-and-coming smartphone outfits.

Archos 80 Cesium sports tiny bezels, Bay Trail SoC
Published in Notebooks


Archos finally joins the Windows 8.1 club

The Archos 80 Cesium is the French brand’s first Windows 8.1 tablet based on Intel’s Bay Trail SoC, and it has a couple of things going for it. The tablet was showcased a few months ago, but for some reason it took Archos quite a while to get it in the channel.

$5 Allwinner A64 can power 4K tablets
Published in Processors
Friday, 06 February 2015 09:57

$5 Allwinner A64 can power 4K tablets


Four Cortex-A53 cores

Chinese SoC designer Allwinner has announced a new $5 chip that should bring 64-bit computing and support for high resolution panels to low-end tablets.

Qualcomm reportedly tweaks Snapdragon 810
Published in Processors
Friday, 06 February 2015 08:39

Qualcomm reportedly tweaks Snapdragon 810


Overheating issue resolved, or so they say

Qualcomm and TSMC have reportedly worked out overheating issues on the Snapdragon 810. 

MediaTek Labs announces new IoT dev platform
Published in Processors
Thursday, 05 February 2015 09:51

MediaTek Labs announces new IoT dev platform


LinkIt Connect MT7681 sports low cost WiFi SoC

MediaTek had announced a new development platform, as part of its MediaTek Labs initiative.