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

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

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

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

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

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.

Microsoft Windows 10 Lumias to rock Snapdragon 810
Published in Mobiles

If Samsung doesn’t want them, we’ll take some

Upcoming Microsoft Lumia phones will use Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 810 processor.

Samsung ePoP memory enters mass production
Published in Memory

Reduces footprint, boosts efficiency

Samsung has announced that it is now mass producing Embedded Package on Package (ePoP) memory, which greatly increases density and efficiency.