TMSC to invest $16 billion in advanced chip factory
Published in Processors
09 February 2015


To boost 16nm FinFet and beyond 

Reuters carried a rather interesting announcement about TSMC, the maker of most SoCs and GPUs we care about.

Alibaba invests $590m in Meizu
Published in Mobiles
09 February 2015


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.

2015 may be the year of commoditised Android phones
Published in Mobiles
09 February 2015


Opinion: Tablets were just the first step

The Android smartphone space may be on the verge of becoming highly commoditised, following in the footsteps of the Android tablet market. 

Analysts expect MediaTek to gain share
Published in Processors
09 February 2015


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. 

Activision confirms Treyarch as 2015 COD studio
Published in Games
09 February 2015


Could be World at War sequel say rumors

Rumor after rumor, after rumor, over the last several months - Activision is now confirming that the new Call of Duty title in the franchise will come from Treyarch.

Blow borrowing money to finish The Witness
Published in Games
09 February 2015


Braid no long selling well enough to support his team

Jonathan Blow the creator of Braid has pretty much run out of money to finance his new project known as The Witness.

Pretty much over for RadioShack
Published in News
09 February 2015


Ends in bankruptcy with 2,400 stores to be sold

The end of RadioShack is apparently finally at hand. The company has filed for bankruptcy which makes all of the rumors over the last several month end in truth.

Archos 80 Cesium sports tiny bezels, Bay Trail SoC
Published in Notebooks
07 February 2015


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.

Gigabyte Brix gets Broadwell refresh
Published in News
07 February 2015


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.

AMD putting finishing touches on Radeon R9 300 series
Published in Graphics
06 February 2015


AMD confirms on Facebook

While there have been plenty of rumors regarding AMD's upcoming Radeon R9 300 series graphics cards, including details on the Fiji XT GPU and High-Bandwidth Memory (HBM), AMD has now officially confirmed that it is putting the finishing touches on the new Radeon R9 300 series.