Shield Tablet gets Android 5.0.1 update
Published in Notebooks
24 December 2014


Tablet software upgrade 2.1

Nvidia definitely wants to keep its supporters at its toes. Nvidia Shield tablet is the only tablet outside the Nexus series to get Android 5.0 and guess what, Nvidia just announced 5.0.1 as well.

Samsung starts manufacturing LPDDR4 4GB
Published in Memory
24 December 2014


64-bit phones watch out

Samsung has started mass producing LPDDR4 memory and is hoping to sell the chips for 2015 high-end phones. These are 20nm memory chips and LPDDR4 will be supported by some SoCs.

US Government official sues journalists over Snowden
Published in News
24 December 2014


Free speech helps "foreign enemies"

A US government official has decided to sue the makers of an Oscar-contending documentary about Edward Snowden. 

Huawei cashes in on Xiaomi’s business model
Published in News
24 December 2014


Cheap is the way forward

Huawei has taken sales of its low-price Honor brand of smartphones to 20 million from 1 million in just one year by using the online-only strategy it copied from smaller upstart Xiaomi. 

GT will sell sapphire furnaces
Published in News
24 December 2014


Will give money to Apple

GT Advanced Technologies is flogging its sapphire furnaces and will pay former partner, Apple a portion of the cash it gets from the sale. The furnaces were installed to make sapphire glass for Apple, which loaned GT Advanced $439 million for the project.

Minor security error responsible for JP Morgan breach
Published in News
24 December 2014


Two step security overlooked

It is starting to look like a minor network security error was responsible for the huge JP Morgan breach this year.

MediaTek LTE shipments going up
Published in Processors
24 December 2014


30-40m units this year

MediaTek is expected to end the year on a high note, having shipped between 30 and 40 million LTE enabled smartphone chips.

Nvidia releases Geforce 347.09 WHQL Game Ready driver
Published in Graphics
24 December 2014


Same optimizations but WHQL certified

Following the recently released Geforce 347.09 Beta Game Ready driver, Nvidia has now updated its driver list with the WHQL version of the same driver.

BT gives more broadband to Scots
Published in News
24 December 2014


Thanks to Digital Scotland

BT has said that it will be able to give 170,000 additional homes and businesses in Scotland high-speed fibre broadband thanks to £409.8 million from the Digital Scotland programme.

Qualcomm testing new LTE on Snapdragon 810
Published in Processors
24 December 2014


LTE Category 9 Carrier Aggregation testing on EE

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 will end up in most of high-end phones next year and along with its eight 64-bit cores it has a quite powerful modem too. The new modem supports Category 9 Carrier Aggregation and peaks speeds of 410 Mbits over three 20MHz LTE carriers.