MediaTek is jumping the automotive semi business
Published in News


Fully integrated solution in Q1 2017

Nvidia has already announced that its integrated automotive solution won the hearts of Tesla and Volvo, while Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 820A for automotive in early 2016. Now MediaTek has announced a plan to bring holistic, fully integrated system solutions to the automotive industry beginning in Q1 2017.

Kirin 970 SoC is 10nm
Published in Mobiles


From the house of TSMC in 2017

The Kirin 960 is a 16nm SoC, that powered the Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro, and is quite powerful, but it seems that Huawei plans a Kirin 970 SoC made using the 10nm FinFET manufacturing process and with obviously faster performance at lower energy consumption. 

Meizu might launch completely bezel less phone
Published in Mobiles


Xmas miracle

Since the day Xiaomi launched the Mi Mix phone with 91.3 percent screen-to-body ratio, people have wanted to get their hands on it. Now, it looks like Meizu might launch a phone with a front almost completely made of display or close to 100 percent screen-to-body ratio.

MSI teases two upcoming Z270 motherboards
Published in Motherboards


The Z270 SLI Plus and Z270 SLI

MSI has teased two upcoming motherboards that will be based on Intel's new Z270 Express chipset and bring certain new features and improvements, the MSI Z270 SLI Plus and the Z270 SLI.

Intel’s Puma 6 chip-set falls asleep
Published in Processors


Serious latency problems


One of the world’s most popular chipsets for gigabit broadband modems, Intel's Puma 6 chipset, suffers from at latency jitter so bad it ruins online gaming and other real-time connections.

Nvidia to release an updated GTX 1060
Published in Graphics


Same GPU as the 1070 and 1080


Nvidia is about to release a new card with the same GPU as the GTX 1070 and GTX 1080.

Fitbit is the king of wearables
Published in News


Apple fails miserably, despite cuckoo press stories 


You might not be aware of it, because the Tame Apple Press is going on an offensive, but Apple is losing the wearable’s market to Fitbit.

The Galaxy Note was a flawed design
Published in Mobiles


Putting 50 pounds of mud in a five-pound bag


It seems that the Galaxy Note caught fire because it had the same problem as Dolly Parton at an award’s ceremony. If you stick 50 pounds of mud in a five-pound bag you are going to get a flaming wardrobe malfunction.

Apple set to dump Intel modems
Published in Mobiles


The experiment did not work

The fruity cargo-cult Apple is rumoured to be having second thoughts about its relationship with Intel and is starting to regret its decision to install Intel modems in half its iPhone 7s.

Netflix saves bandwidth with VP9
Published in Graphics


Helping offline viewing mode


Netflix has started its offline viewing mode but is using VP9 to make sure that bandwidth demands do not break the internet.