ARM sheds more light on Mali-T880 GPU
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 17 February 2015 09:03

ARM sheds more light on Mali-T880 GPU


Coming next year, 80% faster than Mali-T760

ARM’s next-generation Mali-T880 GPU is coming next year, with the new Cortex-A72 CPU core, and the company is now shedding more light on the design. 

CEO: Asus to launch smartwatch sans Android Wear
Published in Wearables


Longer battery life

It appears that Asus is planning to launch a new smartwatch, but unlike the ZenWatch WI500Q, the new device won’t rock Android Wear. 

Analysts expect strong growth in smartwatch market
Published in Wearables


67% CAGR, $32.9bn by the end of the decade

The smartwatch is still in its infancy, but analysts are already bullish, and many expect the market to take off in 2015, thanks to the upcoming Apple Watch launch, as well as new Android Wear devices.

LG gently curves 29-inch 3440x1440 panel
Published in Graphics
Friday, 13 February 2015 13:24

LG gently curves 29-inch 3440x1440 panel


Affordable, sort of

The new LG Electronics 29UC97-S curved 21:9 display is slowly making its way to retail, and it offers a more sensibly priced alternative to LG’s 34-inch displays.

Lenovo P70 rocks 4000mAh battery
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 12 February 2015 15:58

Lenovo P70 rocks 4000mAh battery


Huge batteries are a thing now, apparently

The Lenovo P70 is just an average mid-range phone for the booming Chinese market, but it happens to feature a massive 4000mAh battery. 

Analysts expect MediaTek to gain share
Published in Processors
Monday, 09 February 2015 08:22

Analysts expect MediaTek to gain share


At Qualcomm’s expense

UBS expects MediaTek to gain market share at Qualcomm’s expense this year. The Swiss financial services company has upgraded MediaTek’s stock to “buy” recently. 

Gigabyte Brix gets Broadwell refresh
Published in News
Saturday, 07 February 2015 10:52

Gigabyte Brix gets Broadwell refresh


Three 14nm SKUs so far

Gigabyte’s Brix series of mini-PCs and barebones is getting some fresh Intel silicon in the form of 14nm Broadwell processors.

Swatch smartwatch coming, no charging necessary
Published in Wearables


NFC, probably plastic

Swiss watchmaker Swatch is planning to launch a smartwatch within three month, and the company says its device won’t have to be charged.

New Qualcomm 600-series parts based on Cortex-A72
Published in Processors


UDATED: Rumour debunked

UPDATE (February 7, 1100CET) 

Unfortunately the Weibo rumour turned out to be false, which is why we said it should be taken with a grain of salt.

Silk Road mastermind Ross Ulbricht found guilty
Published in News
Thursday, 05 February 2015 09:04

Silk Road mastermind Ross Ulbricht found guilty


San Quentin, I hate every inch of you

A New York jury has found Ross Ulbricht guilty on all counts related to the Silk Road darknet bazaar.