Oculus VR gets sound
Published in Wearables


Next level audio integration

Oculus VR has introduced new Oculus Earphones which it claims will give "next-level audio integration".

HTC sees growth back
Published in News


Desire 10 doing well

HTC which has had little good cheer for a while has seen its revenues for September grew 41.8 per cent  on month to a 15-month high of $297.12 million.

MediaTek plans Indian expansion
Published in Mobiles


Leaning on the next big thing

Now that the Chinese smartphone market has become saturated, telco makers are trying to jump through all the hoops the Indian government is setting up so they can set up shop there.

ASROCK releases some rather nice Apollo Lake boards
Published in Motherboards


MicroATX models

ASROCK has released five Apollo Lake boards based which makes Braswell look rather elderly.

iPhone 6 class action starts
Published in Mobiles


We don't normally like using the word class and Apple being in the same sentence

While the Tame Apple Press is peddling the iPhone 7, a class action has begun over a serious fault in the previous generation.

Linus explains why he prefers x86
Published in Processors


Weak arm policy

It’s Mr Sweary Linus Torvalds has been explaining why he is not a big fan of ARM chips.

Helio X30 shaping up at 10nm
Published in Mobiles


2x A73, 4X A53 and 4X A35

MediaTek has started making rather unique chips and its strategy was even followed by some of its competition. Helio X20 / X25 was the world’s first deca-core SoC that did a decent job, but Helio X30 again packs deca-core with an impressive alignment. 

Snapdragon 830 comes in two varieties
Published in Mobiles


Faster and slower

Qualcomm is returning to the two high end chips strategy and you can expect to see two variants of what we call Snapdragon 830 today. They will end up with two different product numbers, one being higher than the other.

Samsung halts production of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones
Published in Mobiles


Second recall is possible, but no announcement yet


Back in August, when the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 launched, reports surfaced of battery problems causing device overheating and combustion, and the company issued a global device recall after several people  experienced property loss and various minor injuries.

Google Pixel shipments to reach 3 to 4 million units by year's end
Published in Mobiles


Pricing, but not performance, similar to latest iPhones

According to new estimates from Digitimes Research, the recently announced Google Pixel smartphone is expected to reach 3 to 4 million shipments in the second half of this year, giving a 10 percent increase in HTC’s total smartphone shipments from the first half.