Micron launches 32GB 3D NAND memory
Published in News

Smaller layered chips

Semiconductor maker Micron said it has introduced its first 3D NAND memory for mobile devices and products based on Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.1.

Samsung working on 10nm SoC
Published in Mobiles


Leak optimistically suggest Exynos 8895 at 4GHz

Of course, it is that time of the year. Apple, Qualcomm, MediaTek and now Samsung will have 10nm SoCs ready for  phones in early 2017. Of course Samsung wants to use its own 10nm SoC in the Galaxy S8 that is expected in late February 2017, but probably with a mix of 10nm Snapdragon too. 

Helio X30 has 10 cores in 10nm
Published in Mobiles


Shipping in 2017

MediaTek has revealed that its 10nm processor will be manufactured by TSMC and that it should start shipping in early 2017. 

MediaTek MT8176 ends up in the ZenPad
Published in Mobiles


Giving it a 2K display

MediaTek says its new MT8176 system-on-chip was selected to power the recently released ASUS ZenPad 3S 10.

Xiaomi Mi5 lives up to flagship expectations
Published in Reviews


Review: Snapdragon 820 on a budget

Xiaomi’s new flagship is late to the party. The Mi4 launched in 2014, and the Chinese brand did not bother launching a successor in 2015. Why? Because it didn’t have a proper processor to build it around. The Mi4 was based on the Snapdragon 801, so with the Mi5, Xiaomi skipped a year, and a CPU generation.

Online gamer kids are brainy kids
Published in Games


They do better in maths, reading and science

New research has shown that kids who play computer games online every day perform better academically in science, maths and reading tests.

London’s coppers stuck in Windows XP time warp
Published in News


27,000 PCs still run the ancient software

More than 27,000 PCs in use by London’s Metropolitan Police are running Windows XP despite an IT modernisation programme and fears that it makes them vulnerable to hackers.

Troubled VMware too buggy to live
Published in News


New NSX needs to be uninstalled

VMware, which has not been having a good time as the virtualisation market slows, has told users that its latest version of NSX is so buggy it needs to be rolled back.

"Arrogant" Apple falls foul of Tsar Putin
Published in Mobiles


Price fixing allegations

Fruity cargo cult Apple's arrogant attitude to its business partners might have earned it a price fixing court case in Tsar Putin's Russia.

MSI expects to see GPU boost
Published in Motherboards


Four milllion this year

MSI is laughing all the way to the bank because of rising game notebook sales.