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.

Appeals court overturns Samsung-Apple patent case
Published in News

That’s $120 million, thank you very much

The US court of appeals in Washington DC has re-instated a $120 million penalty against Samsung for patent infringement of Apple intellectual property.

Samsung buys Viv
Published in News
Thursday, 06 October 2016 10:48

Samsung buys Viv


From Siri's creator

Samsung has written a cheque for an AI outfit called Viv which was founded by one of Siri's co-creators.

Google's Pixel smartphones get scrutinized
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 05 October 2016 22:56

Google's Pixel smartphones get scrutinized


Flagship price but no performance to match

Back when it appeared that Google was finally going head to head with flagship offerings from other companies, including Samsung's Galaxy smartphone or even Apple's iPhone it seems the firm has a long way to go.

USB Type-C to hit the ground running next year
Published in News
Wednesday, 05 October 2016 16:31

USB Type-C to hit the ground running next year

This year is just the beginning

A report said that 60 million smartphones with USB Type-C ports will ship this year. But adoption will really take off from next year on.

Samsung set to make 10nm Qualcomm SD 830
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 05 October 2016 10:52

Samsung set to make 10nm Qualcomm SD 830


High end Snapdragons

Samsung Electronics has been signed on to be the sole contract manufacturer for Qualcomm 's next high-end Snapdragon chips.

Total Recall does not damage Samsung's bottom line
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Rest of the business doing brilliantly

Samsung expected to report a higher than expected third quarter profit, despite having to write off a fortune because of the global recall of its Galaxy Note 7.

Nvidia GP107 GPU pictured on GTX 1050 Ti
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 04 October 2016 22:34

Nvidia GP107 GPU pictured on GTX 1050 Ti


Small GP107 GPU rumored to be made by Samsung

After the performance leak, it was only a matter of time before someone took a picture of either the GTX 1050 or GTX 1050 Ti. Earlier this week, a set GTX 1050 Ti PCB pictures revealed a smaller GP107 GPU, which also added fuel to recent rumors that it might be the first GPU made on Samsung's 14nm manufacturing process.

Galaxy Note 7 is in the shops again
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 04 October 2016 14:29

Galaxy Note 7 is in the shops again


Total Recall puts "explosions" behind it

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 is available for purchase again, at least in South Korea, and other regions across the globe will see the re-launch of the device in the coming weeks.

Intel makes 14nm chips for Spreadtrum
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 04 October 2016 13:03

Intel makes 14nm chips for Spreadtrum


Thinks Samsung will be interested

Chipzilla has announced that it is making 14nm application processors for Spreadtrum and the pair might have Samsung as a client.