Samsung and LG square off in the battle of the flagships
Published in Mobiles

Galaxy S8 and G6 hitting market close together

Samsung and LG are going pretty much head to head as they launch their flagship phones at roughly the same time

Intel C3000 Atom chips out
Published in Processors


 May last longer than the 18 months that the C2000s did 

As Intel's Atom division gets buried under a scandal over its C2000s only having an 18 month life expectancy, Chipzilla has released its new Atom CPU 3000 range to replace it.

Google turns over datacentre GPUs
Published in Graphics


If you need a bit of heavy number crunching

The search engine outfit Google is turning over the GPUs in its data centres to researchers and companies engaged in machine learning and heavy number crunching tasks.

SK Hynix thinking of buying Toshiba's entire flash memory chip business
Published in Memory


Seen kicking the tires

SK Hynix is set to make a fresh bid for Toshiba's flash memory chip business, should the Japanese conglomerate offer more of it for sale..

Verizon claims it will offer 5G this year
Published in News


Jumping the gun

Verizon Communications claims it will be offering its high-speed wireless 5G network to certain customers in 11 U.S. cities in the first half of 2017.

Tame Apple Press admits Iphone 8 will be a bit of a yawn
Published in Mobiles

Must be true even Reuters says it

It appears that the Tame Apple Press is starting to realise that after hyping the iPhone 8 to the skies, what Apple is going to deliver for its 10th anniversary iPhone is not going to live up to expectations.

Intel ponders AMD's Ryzen challenge
Published in Processors


10nm Cannon lake and price drops are the answer

AMD had a big day with its Ryzen launch which is the most important for AMD for years. Many didn’t believe it would even happen, but AMD has a product that competes with Intel’s fastest chips. Now, one might wonder what Intel is planning to counter it and we have a few ideas. 

T-Mobile promises LTE-U will bring gigabit speeds this spring
Published in News


New standard approves unlicensed 5GHz Wi-Fi spectrum use


T-Mobile has told its loyal customers that with the FCC’s authorization of unlicensed spectrum in its “LTE-U” specification, it will now be able to give users access to the first 20MHz of underutilized spectrum in the 5GHz band and boost LTE network frequencies into the gigabit speed range later this spring.

Tesla's Model 3 arrives in September
Published in News


Volume deliveries set for 2H 2018


Yesterday Tesla said that its mass market Model 3 sedan is now expected to start limited volume production in June and will reach volume production by September. The $35,000 vehicle is a major step for a company moving from being a small niche manufacturer to a mass market electric vehicle manufacturer.

AMD Ryzen 7 pricing and details revealed
Published in Processors


$329 to $499 to challenge $1,050 Core i7 6900k

AMD's CEO Lisa Su took to the stage to formally introduce the AMD Ryzen 7 series of CPUs. One of the key points made in the introduction was a previous revisit of the idea that high performance computing defines the user experience. AMD did a great job pricing the parts making them really aggressive and affordable and managed to increase the IPC by at much as 52 percent.