Kingston DDR4 hits 4351MHz
Published in Memory
Friday, 30 January 2015 07:48

Kingston DDR4 hits 4351MHz


Don’t try this at home

Kingston’s new HyperX Predator DDR4 modules have set a new memory speed record thanks to Toppc.

HTML5 is now default plugin on YouTube
Published in News
Thursday, 29 January 2015 11:22

HTML5 is now default plugin on YouTube


So long Flash, VP9 is there

Google has informed the world that as of yesterday, the default player on its YouTube service is HTML5.

Chinese white-box outfits ditch tablets
Published in Notebooks
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 07:41

Chinese white-box outfits ditch tablets


Brand name tablets are too cheap

Chinese white-box tablet makers seem to be in trouble, as their margins are melting away. 

Sony cutting 1,000 jobs in smartphone division
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 07:26

Sony cutting 1,000 jobs in smartphone division


30% cut expected by 2016

Sony is reportedly planning to cut 1,000 jobs in its mobile phone division. The latest round of cuts comes just months after the company announced it was laying off 1,000 people in the same division.

Details emerge on AMD Summit Ridge 14nm parts
Published in Processors


Zen in more ways than one

AMD’s first 14nm processors are codenamed Summit Ridge and they are reportedly based on an all-new architecture dubbed Zen.

LG says Snapdragon 810 doesn’t overheat
Published in Processors
Thursday, 22 January 2015 06:48

LG says Snapdragon 810 doesn’t overheat


Unless you give it to Samsung

LG has dismissed reports claiming that Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 810 flagship SoC is suffering from overheating issues.

Bloomberg: Samsung drops Snapdragon 810 from Galaxy S6
Published in Mobiles


Tried it, didn’t like it, will use its own SoC instead


Samsung appears to have ditched Qualcomm for the upcoming Galaxy S flagship. According to Bloomberg, the company will use its own silicon instead.

Leaked MediaTek roadmap looks ambitious
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 09:23

Leaked MediaTek roadmap looks ambitious


But sticks to 28nm for much of the year

A MediaTek SoC roadmap has been leaked on a Chinese social network, but we cannot confirm its authenticity at this point. The image was taken down by a number of sources, but GSM Arena managed to save a copy for posterity.

Google releases new Project Ara trailer
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 16 January 2015 09:03

Google releases new Project Ara trailer


Select journos get hands-on access

Google has released another Project Ara trailer-teaser and for the first time it granted hands-on access to a number of journalists.

Intel releases major graphics driver update
Published in Graphics
Friday, 16 January 2015 08:19

Intel releases major graphics driver update


4K, Chrome video, VP9 and H.265 tweaks

Intel has a new graphics driver for Haswell and Broadwell parts and it should bring a number of new features and improvements, especially for home theatre users.