AMD shows off die shots of Ryzen cores
Published in Processors


And selfies of core complex modules


AMD has released some selfies of the upcoming Ryzen CPU line.

MediaTek’s Helio X30 10nm suffers lower demand
Published in Mobiles


Key customers were not interested

MediaTek is planning a Helio X30 in 10nm later this year but news from Taiwan indicates that some key customers didn’t order the new flagship 10 core chip. 

Nvidia Shield 5.1 software appears
Published in Games


Spruces up 2015 and 2017 Shield console

Another day brings another OTA update for Shield 2015 and 2017 consoles and making the software "Shield Experience upgrade 5.1."

FCC man wants carriers to activate FM radios in US smartphones
Published in News


Allows reception of emergency broadcasts in spotty coverage areas


Most smartphones sold in the United States contain a built-in FM receiver inside of their SoCs and LTE modems, but unlike their counterpart models sold in developing countries, most of them remain disabled or inactive.

SoftBank ready to sell Sprint to T-Mobile
Published in Mobiles


For US market share


Last Friday, an exclusive report  from Reuters  noted that the SoftBank Group in Japan is financially prepared to give up control of recently acquired Sprint and hand over the keys to Deutsche Telekom AG’s brand in America, also known as T-Mobile USA.

Xiaomi working on Mi Mix successor
Published in Mobiles


Pushing the limits further

Xiaomi already made a big splash with its concept Mi Mix smartphone that has been selling like hotcakes, but according to the latest information, it appears that the company is already working on a successor that could push the envelope even further.

Sweden demonstrates first end-to-end flatpack 5G network
Published in News


Ericsson said it didn’t bork, bork, bork


The socialist land of massage, flat-pack furniture, high suicide rates, where buying booze is like less socially acceptable than buying porn, is the first to come up with a demonstration of an end-to-end 5G network.

Tech industry innovation is bullshit
Published in News


Torvalds wades into management speak

Open sauce's Mr Sweary Linus Torvalds has waded into tech companies who keep banging on about innovation.

Valve will not lose sleep if VR fails
Published in Wearables


But it is still doing ok

VR headset developer Valve has said that it does not really matter if its VR tech turns out to be a complete failure.

US tech jobs axed last year
Published in News


96,017 jobs cut in 2016

Layoffs at computer, electronics, and telecommunications companies rose by 21 percent last year.