5G will take years to become popular
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 06 December 2018 12:41

5G will take years to become popular


Taiwan IoT Technology and Industry Association warning


Taiwan IoT Technology and Industry Association (TwIoTA). Chairman Frank Huang has warned that it will take years before 5G applications to become popular.

Smartphones are in decline
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 06 December 2018 12:26

Smartphones are in decline


The market is no longer flat

New statistics suggest that smartphone use is not just flat, but is in total decline.

HTC denies smartphone exit
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 23 November 2018 09:56

HTC denies smartphone exit


Will not be exiting stage left pursued by bear

HTC has dismissed rumours claiming it would quit the smartphone market.

Expensive phones easily hacked
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 12:06

Expensive phones easily hacked


You do not get what you pay for

It looks like paying big bucks for a top-of-the-range smartphone does not buy you any security.

Chinese smartphone processor shipments fall
Published in News
Tuesday, 06 November 2018 11:29

Chinese smartphone processor shipments fall


Vendors retrench

Shipments of smartphone-use application processors in China are expected to decrease 4.6 percent in the fourth quarter as smartphone vendors have become more conservative on pulling in orders due to lower visibility in demand in the end market.

Hardware makers are keen to get 5G away from just smartphones
Published in IoT


Developing the Qualcomm model

 Global chipmakers including Qualcomm, Intel, MediaTek and UNISOC (Spreadtrum & RDA) are looking to expand their 5G solutions to include non-handset applications.

Blue light from smartphones does not make you blind
Published in Mobiles


Another advert proved wrong

The Interwebs have been getting adverts from companies who claim that the blue light from smartphones make you blind and are offering drugs to fix "the problem".

Smartphones AP shipments slide
Published in News
Friday, 14 September 2018 12:26

Smartphones AP shipments slide


0.8 percent

Global smartphone AP shipments may show a 0.8 per cent on-year decline to reach 1.59 billion units in 2018.

Why the “post-PC” era never happened
Published in PC Hardware
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 11:34

Why the “post-PC” era never happened


Ever get the impression you have been lied to?

In 2007 Steve Jobs announced that humanity had entered the “post PC era” and that the world would be completely mobile.

UK people losing the power of speech
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 02 August 2018 12:12

UK people losing the power of speech


Much better to text

Britons are more attached to their mobile phones than ever before, but are not particularly interested in using them to talk.