$3.70 phone goes on sale
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 24 June 2016 12:48

$3.70 phone goes on sale


Freedom 251 is being touted as "suspect" by some

A while back we ran a yarn about an Indian company which was bringing out a $3.70 smartphone. The phone was controversial because some Indian politicans thought it was a scam.

Samsung aiming for 5G
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 11:32

Samsung aiming for 5G


Getting its A into G

After stuffing up its bets on wireless technology standards in the past, Samsung was to be in the global top-three player in 5G mobile networks.

Samsung makes 95 per cent of OLED market
Published in Graphics


While the rest of the world is talking about OLED displays, it seems that 95 per cent of the displays made by Samsung.

Asus teases new Nvidia mystery mobile GPU
Published in Graphics


Faster than GTX Titan X in 3DMark 11

Asus has dropped a bomb ahead of the Computex 2016 by teasing Nvidia's upcoming mobile Geforce GPU which is actually faster than desktop GTX Titan X.

Intel goes atomic over low-powered chips
Published in Processors


Ironically a week after killing two Atom chips


Just a week after killing off two generations of Atom mobile chips, Chipzilla has teamed up with a French atomic energy lab to look at future low-power mobile technologies.

Qualcomm defector claims Intel is better placed for IoT
Published in Processors


Chipzilla paid him $25 million so he should say that

The bloke who Intel paid $25 million last year to leave Qualcomm claims that Chipzilla is in a strong position to take control of the internet of things.

Apple shares in free fall
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 13 May 2016 09:14

Apple shares in free fall


Investors wake up

Apple shares are continuing to fall as more investors realise that the share price is not going to go up any more.

Quip aims to renew cross-platform document collaboration
Published in News


An efficient yet notable editing suite based on Google's Protocol Buffers

In 2013, two bright individuals in Silicon Valley put their intuitions together and brainstormed some ideas to address the growing need for on-the-go document collaboration between mobile groups of coworkers and acquaintances. A few cross-platform services like Evernote appealed to While a few market leaders had already developed some novel open-source and proprietary methods in the past, they were often too expensive on one hand, or didn't offer real-time communication on the other.

Intel convinces Mobile boss to stay
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 26 April 2016 11:55

Intel convinces Mobile boss to stay


Modem conspiracy theories quashed

Aicha Evans, the head of Intel's wireless group has been convinced to remain part of Chipzilla after announcing she was going to quit a week ago.

EU hits Google with Android monopoly charges
Published in News
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 13:29

EU hits Google with Android monopoly charges


Do not pass go, to not collect $200

As we expected the EU has finally waded into Google for “abusing” its dominant position in the smartphone market by forcing device makers to adopt certain apps.