IBM doing a little better than expected
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Cloud helps out

The ever shrinking Biggish Blue posted better-than-expected third-quarter revenue thanks to its moves to the cloud and analytics businesses.

Samsung  to compensate suppliers over Note 7 fiasco
Published in Mobiles

Will give them orders for new products

Samsung has said it will compensate component suppliers for the discontinued Galaxy Note 7 smartphones and give them orders for other models to cushion the blow.

Qualcomm discusses path to 5G networks
Published in Mobiles

20Gbps speeds at 500KM/h while traveling

Qualcomm CTO Matt Grob has promised exciting times with 5G, with speeds up to 20 Gbps, and gave us a lot of examples about what will change when the networks become available.

Qualcomm launches Snapdragon 653, 626 and 427
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Upgraded Snapdragon 600 and 400 series

Qualcomm has just announced three new Snapdragon chips, the 653, 626 and 427, all featuring better modems and a bit faster CPU performance.

Qualcomm announces world's first 5G modem
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Snapdragon X50 comes next year

Qualcomm has surprised the audience at the 4G/5G summit this week in Hong Kong by launching the world’s first 5G modem. The Snapdragon X50, as it is called, supports operations in the millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum in the 28GHz band.

Qualcomm's next-generation 800 series uses X16 modem
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Qualcomm's EVP previews the Snapdragon 830

Christiano Amon, the Executive Vice President, QTI and President, Qualcomm CDMA Technologies has just mentioned that the next-generation Snapdragon 800 series will come with an X16 gigabit-class modem.

AMD rumoured to be revising Polaris
Published in Graphics

RUMOUR 50 percent improvement per watt

While no-one had  expected much from AMD before Vega in the next few months, it appears the outfit is going to ship revised versions of the Polaris 10 and 11 graphics chips.

Xiaomi's own chip is a bit lack luster
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Meri not so joyful

There have been hints that Xiaomi was about to create its own chip, but now there appears to be evidence in the form of another leak about the Xiaomi Mi Note phablet

Zen to have some important security features
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Hack this chip and Yog-Sothoth eats your soul

Intel had been working to bake in security into micrprocessors, but it seems that effort has drawn to a close with the selloff of its security division into a revamped McAfee company. Now AMD appears to be taking up the idea.

Graphics card makers doing rather well
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Nvidia's big names making big cash

Demand from the gaming market and VR is pushing up demand for graphics cards, and some of the big players are laughing all the way to the bank.