Razor sharp Cubot X17 reviewed
Published in Reviews


Review:
Ultrathin, metal, inexpensive

Chinese smartphone maker Cubot recently upped the ante in the $150 to $200 budget smartphone segment with a couple of ultrathin phones. Both sport a metal frame, good build quality, and look like pricey devices, but they offer limited performance due to their anorexic profile.

Open source GPGPU is the cat’s whiskers
Published in Processors


MIAOW sharpens its claws on Tahiti

The first general-purpose graphics processor (GPGPU) now available as an open-source RTL and it already beats AMD’s Tahiti on some benchmarks.

Samsung and TSMC slug it out over new processes
Published in Processors


Begun the Gen.3.14 FinFet wars have

Samsung and TSMC are starting to slug it out introducing Gen.3 14 and 16-nano FinFET system semiconductor processes, but the cost could mean that smartphone makers shy away from the technology in the short term.

Hard cheese for mice-less Logitech
Published in News


Getting into entertainment did not help that much

Logitech’s attempts to exit its iconic mice making business and get into something more musical did little for the company’s bottom line this year.

Meizu MX6 to feature Helio X20
Published in Mobiles


Mediatek's long
SoC tradition continues

The Meizu MX6 looks set to ship with a MediaTek Helios X20 ten core and Mali T880 MP4 GPU under the bonnet.

MSI updates its Gaming 24 All-in-One system
Published in News


Adds two new Skylake CPUs and new GPUs

MSI has updated its Gaming 24 All-in-One system adding two new Skylake CPUs as well as new Nvidia GPUs.

AOC announces new 35-inch C3583FQ curved monitor
Published in News


With 160Hz MVA panel and FreeSync suport

AOC has announced its newest 35-inch C3583FQ 21:9 aspect ratio curved monitor which will be based on an MVA panel with 160Hz refresh rate and 2560x1080 resolution.

Polaris GPU series is AMD’s beginning of “journey into space”
Published in Graphics


Brighter stars, galaxy systems in future GPU codenames

Over the past few years, Radeon Technologies Group (RTG) has tread many uncharted waters near and far to gather enough "island" codenames for over five generations of graphics processing units. According to Raja Koduri, Senior Vice President and Chief Architect of the Radeon Technologies Group, all of that is about to change.

Huawei getting into the PC business
Published in Notebooks


Just as everyone else is getting out

Huawei is making an interesting move by getting into the PC business just as everyone else has had enough.

Snapdragon 617 SoC gets Continuum
Published in Processors


Great for Corporation phones

Microsoft’s Continuum feature now supports the mid-range Snapdragon 617 SoC which will make a range of mid-range phones more corporate friendly.