HTC launches Desire 626 in Taiwan
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 08:46

HTC launches Desire 626 in Taiwan


Snapdragon 410 LTE inside for $190

HTC has not been doing particularly well in the mainstream market, but the new plan is to win 25 percent of the market in this sub-$200 segment this year, at least in Taiwan.

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


To boost 16nm FinFet and beyond 

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

BLU Vivo Air 4.8-inch is a 5.15mm thin phone
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 06 February 2015 09:26

BLU Vivo Air 4.8-inch is a 5.15mm thin phone


MediaTek MT6592 Octa-Core at $199, no contract

We are keeping a close eye on Meizu and Xiaomi, along with other Chinese phone and tablet manufactures, and companies like One Plus One. These brands have invested a lot in marketing and presented their phones as very desirable, with good specs and design at a tempting price tag. 

Office 2016 for desktop coming too
Published in News
Friday, 06 February 2015 08:35

Office 2016 for desktop coming too


Second half of 2015

Office is a very important product for Microsoft and the company doesn't plan to abandon the desktop version anytime soon. 

Shield Tablet with Tegra X1 coming soon
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 05 February 2015 11:03

Shield Tablet with Tegra X1 coming soon


By the end of March
 

It doesn’t come as a surprise that Nvidia is working on a new iteration of the Shield tablet. 

Under Armour buys fitness apps for $0.56 billion
Published in Wearables


Snapped MyFitnessPal for $475m and Endomondo $85m 

The Internet of Things, or IoT in geek parlance, is a big deal. Intel hopes to buy and craft its way into this niche, as it missed the smartphone trend. 

Office preview comes to Windows 10
Published in News
Thursday, 05 February 2015 09:18

Office preview comes to Windows 10


Word Excel and PowerPoint for free

Microsoft mentioned a new version of Office during its January Windows 10 update event and now it has shown what the new Office applications look like. 

TMSC eying Apple for 16nm chips
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 09:26

TMSC eying Apple for 16nm chips


Apple A9 or A10 we wonder

It looks like 2015 iPhones will be getting 14nm SoC chips manufactured by Samsung and GlobalFoundries.

Android 5.0 hits 1.6 percent market share
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 08:44

Android 5.0 hits 1.6 percent market share


Slow start, KitKat at 39.7 percent

It has been exactly three months since Google released the official version of Android 5.0 to the general public.

Samsung Galaxy 6 comes on March 1
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 03 February 2015 10:55

Samsung Galaxy 6 comes on March 1


A day before MWC 2015

HTC has sent invitations to its pre MWC 2015 event and it is expected that HTC will release at least one, maybe two flagship phones.  If we are lucky the company will tell us how 2015's phones will look like after its refresh.