Sony Xperia E4 goes cheap and big
Published in Mobiles

5-inch screen, low-end spec

Sony has refreshed the E-series with the Xperia E4, a frugal 5-inch smartphone with a value-oriented spec.

Moto E 2nd gen leaked by US retailer
Published in Mobiles

Minor update apparently

A new Moto E is in the works and Best Buy seems to have leaked the new handset, listing it on one of its websites. The listing has been pulled, but not before it was carried by numerous tech publications.

Qualcomm slapped with $975m fine in China
Published in News

Because communists despise anti-competitive practices

The Glorious People’s Republic of China has imposed a $975 million fine on Qualcomm, citing the chipmakers anti-competitive practices.

Alibaba invests $590m in Meizu
Published in Mobiles

Let's show Amazon how it's done?

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is investing $590m in Meizu, one of China’s up-and-coming smartphone outfits.

Archos 80 Cesium sports tiny bezels, Bay Trail SoC
Published in Notebooks

Archos finally joins the Windows 8.1 club

The Archos 80 Cesium is the French brand’s first Windows 8.1 tablet based on Intel’s Bay Trail SoC, and it has a couple of things going for it. The tablet was showcased a few months ago, but for some reason it took Archos quite a while to get it in the channel.

$5 Allwinner A64 can power 4K tablets
Published in Processors

Four Cortex-A53 cores

Chinese SoC designer Allwinner has announced a new $5 chip that should bring 64-bit computing and support for high resolution panels to low-end tablets.

Qualcomm reportedly tweaks Snapdragon 810
Published in Processors

Overheating issue resolved, or so they say

Qualcomm and TSMC have reportedly worked out overheating issues on the Snapdragon 810. 

MediaTek Labs announces new IoT dev platform
Published in Processors

LinkIt Connect MT7681 sports low cost WiFi SoC

MediaTek had announced a new development platform, as part of its MediaTek Labs initiative.

Google silently confirms Android 5.1 Lollipop
Published in Mobiles

Android One nods

Google has quietly confirmed the existence of Android 5.1 on one of its websites.

Asus Wireless Duo drive offers brains and good looks
Published in Memory

SD card slot on board, IPX4 certification

Asus has introduced a new series of wireless drives with a couple of unique features and they are about to ship in Europe.