Gigabyte Brix gets Broadwell refresh
Published in News
Saturday, 07 February 2015 10:52

Gigabyte Brix gets Broadwell refresh


Three 14nm SKUs so far

Gigabyte’s Brix series of mini-PCs and barebones is getting some fresh Intel silicon in the form of 14nm Broadwell processors.

Swatch smartwatch coming, no charging necessary
Published in Wearables


NFC, probably plastic

Swiss watchmaker Swatch is planning to launch a smartwatch within three month, and the company says its device won’t have to be charged.

New Qualcomm 600-series parts based on Cortex-A72
Published in Processors


UDATED: Rumour debunked

UPDATE (February 7, 1100CET) 

Unfortunately the Weibo rumour turned out to be false, which is why we said it should be taken with a grain of salt.

Silk Road mastermind Ross Ulbricht found guilty
Published in News
Thursday, 05 February 2015 09:04

Silk Road mastermind Ross Ulbricht found guilty


San Quentin, I hate every inch of you

A New York jury has found Ross Ulbricht guilty on all counts related to the Silk Road darknet bazaar.

Microsoft Windows 10 Lumias to rock Snapdragon 810
Published in Mobiles


If Samsung doesn’t want them, we’ll take some

Upcoming Microsoft Lumia phones will use Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 810 processor.

Samsung ePoP memory enters mass production
Published in Memory
Thursday, 05 February 2015 07:56

Samsung ePoP memory enters mass production


Reduces footprint, boosts efficiency

Samsung has announced that it is now mass producing Embedded Package on Package (ePoP) memory, which greatly increases density and efficiency.

VMware taps Nvidia GRID vGPU tech
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 08:59

VMware taps Nvidia GRID vGPU tech


Remote rendering for low-end devices

VMware has teamed up with Nvidia to release a remote compute service based on Nvidia’s GRID technology.

Nvidia joins Apple and Qualcomm on Samsung's 14nm node
Published in Processors


Getting crowded, isn't it?

Nvidia appears to be the latest chip designer to use Samsung’s and GlobalFoundries’ 14nm node. The company won’t be alone, as the same node will be used by Apple, Qualcomm, AMD and of course Samsung.

AMD A8-7650K tips up in Euroland
Published in Processors
Friday, 30 January 2015 08:38

AMD A8-7650K tips up in Euroland


Not bad for €100

A new Kaveri desktop SKU has tipped up in the European channel and the A8-7650K appears to offer good value for money.

Huawei: 4K smartphones would involve too many compromises
Published in Mobiles


Finally some sanity

Huawei has served us with our daily dose of sanity, suggesting that 4K screens on smartphones are pretty much pointless.