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
Monday, 20 February 2017 08:47

Nvidia Shield 5.1 software appears


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."

15 operators are preparing for 1 Gigabit LTE
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 13 February 2017 16:41

15 operators are preparing for 1 Gigabit LTE


Qualcomm executives confirm

It turns out that Telstra in Australia is just the first one to launch the 1 Gigabit LTE network. They are not alone as according to Qualcomm’s EVP there are 15 more operators working on the implementation of the new technology 

AMD Ryzen to boost AMD stock
Published in Processors
Friday, 10 February 2017 13:34

AMD Ryzen to boost AMD stock


Performance good, stock price good

Fudzilla reported a few times that Zen and the desktop part Ryzen are a crucial part of AMD’s strategy in the future. The fact that our sources confirm that Ryzen will compete well against Core i7 Extreme edition will definitely help AMD’s stock.

5G gets its logo
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 10 February 2017 11:22

5G gets its logo


The spec still has to be locked down 

3GPP, 3rd Generation Partnership Project, has launched the 3GPP official 5G logo and said that it should have the spec sorted out by 2018.

Average iPhone selling price was $695
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 07 February 2017 17:50

Average iPhone selling price was $695


Robbing a wallet near you

Last week Apple announced that the average selling price of the iPhones jumped to $695, proving once again that Jobs was right about people not wanting a larger phone. 

Intel’s Nvidia GPU license expires in March
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 07 February 2017 11:38

Intel’s Nvidia GPU license expires in March


License-less

Industry veteran journalist Kyle Bennet wrote back in December that Intel might launch a CPU powered by Radeon technology. This happens in the middle of the last quarter when Nvidia and Intel's cross licensing GPU deal is about to expire. 

Ryzen to compete with Core i7 7700K too
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 07 February 2017 11:03

Ryzen to compete with Core i7 7700K too


Competitive performance 

There has been much discussion about the eight cores sixteen threads Ryzen CPU and the fact that it will compete quite well against Intel's Core i7 6950 extreme edition but it looks like the Zen with eight cores with sixteen threads will get really close to the performance of the Core i7 7700K.

Qualcomm 1Gbps live demo goes to 895Mbps / 930 Mbps
Published in Mobiles


Telstra network demonstrate technology leadership, 127.5 Mbps upload

Sydney Australia is definitely the capital of the word’s fastest LTE performance. I'm here and have just witnessed a  1Gbps demonstration of a Netgear powered 1Gbps modem on Ericsson equipment deployed on a Telstra LTE network.

URB-E is great transport for urban commutes
Published in News
Saturday, 28 January 2017 12:05

URB-E is great transport for urban commutes


Electric bike for $899, gets to 14 MHP

Back last summer we took some time to visit the Pasadena based URB-E electric bike company, in order to see the lightweight, easy to transport electric bike.