MediaTek LTE shipments going up
Published in Processors
24 December 2014


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.

Nvidia releases Geforce 347.09 WHQL Game Ready driver
Published in Graphics
24 December 2014


Same optimizations but WHQL certified

Following the recently released Geforce 347.09 Beta Game Ready driver, Nvidia has now updated its driver list with the WHQL version of the same driver.

BT gives more broadband to Scots
Published in News
24 December 2014


Thanks to Digital Scotland

BT has said that it will be able to give 170,000 additional homes and businesses in Scotland high-speed fibre broadband thanks to £409.8 million from the Digital Scotland programme.

Qualcomm testing new LTE on Snapdragon 810
Published in Processors
24 December 2014


LTE Category 9 Carrier Aggregation testing on EE

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 will end up in most of high-end phones next year and along with its eight 64-bit cores it has a quite powerful modem too. The new modem supports Category 9 Carrier Aggregation and peaks speeds of 410 Mbits over three 20MHz LTE carriers.

Meizu M1 Note shamelessly copies iPhone 5C
Published in Mobiles
24 December 2014


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.

Skype translator beta starts this year
Published in News
23 December 2014


Select Windows 8.1 / preview 10 users

Skype translator is basically a universal translator that most of us first got to see in the Start Trek franchise, before we moved on to the works of Douglas Adams.

ADATA promises USB 3.1 Type C storage
Published in News
23 December 2014


More at CES 2015

ADATA has been doing a good job in supplying DDR3 and DDR4 memory, making fancy USB 3.0 flash drives and SSDs. The company is now planning to introduce a refreshed line of storage products and some of them will feature the latest USB 3.1 high speed Type C connector.

EVGA announces new SuperNova 1600 T2 PSU
Published in News
23 December 2014


With 80Plus Titanium efficiency rating

EVGA has announced its newest flagship power supply, the SuperNova 1600 T2, which features 80Plus Titanium power efficiency rating and a full modular, single-rail design.

Nokia to return to phones in 2015
Published in Mobiles
23 December 2014


More away from Windows Phone

We have learned from sources in Nokia, by which mean the part that remained in Finland, that the brand will return to the phone market in the course of 2015.

Virgin wants to Kinect in flight
Published in News
23 December 2014


Less fun five miles up

Virgin Atlantic is to use Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect technology to read customer behaviour and movement.