MediaTek lands Android TV deal
Published in Graphics


Quad-core big.LITTLE running Android 5.0

MediaTek has struck a deal with Google to power the first UHD TV platform for Android TV. The company has some new silicon for smart tellies and plans to demonstrate Android TV at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Intel unleashes Broadwell notebook parts
Published in Processors


Bringing 14nm to the masses

Intel’s Broadwell has been in the works for quite some time and the Core M series is about to be reinforced by mainstream notebook parts.

LG announces curved 21:9 monitor with AMD FreeSync
Published in Graphics


34 inches of gaming goodness

LG is wishing AMD fans a very happy New Year with a curved 34-inch monitor garnished with AMD FreeSync technology.

AMD may use GloFo 28nm SHP node for GPUs
Published in Graphics


Higher clocks, lower voltages

AMD could use GlobalFoundries’ 28nm Super High-Performance (28SHP) node for upcoming GPUs.

Nvidia GTX 960 launch date pinned down
Published in Graphics


Post-CES launch slated for January 22

Nvidia is expected to launch the mid-range Geforce GTX 960 next month.

The Interview is a massive hit on torrent sites
Published in News


North Korea was right – it’s a terrible movie

Sony Entertainment decided to release The Interview yesterday, pushing it out on several online platforms in North America. As expected, the movie quickly ended up on torrent sites.

Demand for 4K/UHD TVs to go through the roof
Published in News


FutureSource predicts 72% CAGR

Demand for ultra-high definition (UDH or 4K) television sets is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 72% thru 2018.

ITC gets involved in Samsung-Nvidia dispute
Published in News


Investigating patent infringement claims

The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) is investigating complaints filed by Samsung against Nvidia. 

MediaTek LTE shipments going up
Published in Processors


30-40m units this year

MediaTek is expected to end the year on a high note, having shipped between 30 and 40 million LTE enabled smartphone chips.

Meizu M1 Note shamelessly copies iPhone 5C
Published in Mobiles


Packs Mediatek octa-core and 1080p screen for $160

Meizu has a tradition of emulating Apple’s industrial design and now it has launched a phone inspired by the controversial iPhone 5C.