AMD wants CPU engineer for Catalyst
Published in Graphics
23 February 2015


Getting more serious about GPU drivers

AMD appears to be getting more serious about its GPU drivers and is hiring a CPU performance engineer to speed things up.

Samsung gets Apple DRAM chip contract
Published in Mobiles
23 February 2015


Your iPhone is a Samsung

It looks like Samsung has buried the hatchet with Apple and has gone back to the days when the iPhone was mostly made from its parts.

HTTPS busting tech found in more products
Published in News
23 February 2015


Lenovo not the only Superfish user

The same HTTPS-breaking technology recently found preinstalled on Lenovo laptops has been found in 12 new titles.

Apple to spend some of its tax-free cash pile in EU
Published in News
23 February 2015


Warning the tax inspectors

Fruity tax avoider Apple is going to spend some of its huge cash pile investing in the EU. This is probably because if it brings back any of its EU generated cash to the US it will be taxed, so it might as well spend it on something useful.

Apple and Linux buggier than Windows
Published in News
23 February 2015

 
Buggier than a Sardinian cheese 

Despite what you might get told by Apple and Linux fanboys, their operating systems are less secure and more buggy than anything which comes out of Redmond.

Intel says 10nm on track, Moore’s Law alive and kicking
Published in Processors
23 February 2015


For now, not sure after 7nm

Intel expects Moore’s Law will be around for a few more years, but after the semi industry hits 7nm, things could get a little complicated.

HTC One M9 leaked in Germany
Published in Mobiles
23 February 2015


Evolutionary design, no big surprises

The new HTC One M9 has been leaked by a German retailer, complete with official renders and specs. 

Samsung 14nm SoC changes everything
Published in Mobiles
23 February 2015


Qualcomm in trouble

Recently Samsung announced that serial production of its new 14nm SoC has already commenced. The new part is going to end up in Samsung Galaxy S6 and a few other devices.

Bandwidth might not be everything for HBM Fiji
Published in Graphics
23 February 2015


History lesson

AMD Hawaii came in late 2013 with a 512-bit memory interface, which was surprising, but the card did quite well against Nvidia's Kepler-based Geforce 780 TI in the high-end.

Japan Display announces reflective smarwatch display
Published in Wearables
21 February 2015


0.5% of what a traditional LCD would consume

Japan Display Inc. (JDI) has announced a new smartwatch display that could lead to substantial battery life improvements.