LG reportedly working on high-end SoC for 2016
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 07:25

LG reportedly working on high-end SoC for 2016


Cortex-A72 rumoured

Samsung is already planning to use its own silicon in flagship smartphones, and if new reports out of South Korea are true, Qualcomm may be about to lose another big customer.

Autodesk Pixlr hits Windows Store
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 17 February 2015 09:55

Autodesk Pixlr hits Windows Store


Absolutely free, absolutely wonderful

No, this is not a shameless plug for Autodesk, as the company hardly needs an introduction, especially among veterans who used Autodesk Animator and 3D Studio a quarter of a century ago. 

Sony Xperia E4 priced at €129 in Europe
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 17 February 2015 08:39

Sony Xperia E4 priced at €129 in Europe


Taking on Moto vowels and consonants

Sony’s new entry-level Xperia E4 has been listed by a number of European retailers and it seems the off-contract price is a rather reasonable €129. 

Rumour: Intel to delay Skylake desktop platform
Published in Processors


Pushed back to August?

The rumour of the day is that Intel will delay the release of Skylake desktop parts and 100-series chipsets by at least two months.

LG Watch Urbane touted as luxury G Watch R
Published in Wearables
Monday, 16 February 2015 09:13

LG Watch Urbane touted as luxury G Watch R


Same hardware, now in a suit and tie

The LG G Watch R is about to get a classier sibling in the form of the LG Watch Urbane.

Snapdragon 810 is cooler than 801
Published in Processors
Monday, 16 February 2015 08:53

Snapdragon 810 is cooler than 801


Thermal issues filed under FUD

A new report suggests Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 is in fact cooler than its predecessor, despite rumours to the contrary.

Sony to embrace more MediaTek SoCs
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 12 February 2015 14:01

Sony to embrace more MediaTek SoCs


Expanding cooperation with Taiwanese companies

Sony is expected to use more MediaTek application processors in upcoming Xperia smartphones. 

Sony Xperia E4 goes cheap and big
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 13:47

Sony Xperia E4 goes cheap and big


5-inch screen, low-end spec

Sony has refreshed the E-series with the Xperia E4, a frugal 5-inch smartphone with a value-oriented spec.

Moto E 2nd gen leaked by US retailer
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 09:00

Moto E 2nd gen leaked by US retailer


Minor update apparently

A new Moto E is in the works and Best Buy seems to have leaked the new handset, listing it on one of its websites. The listing has been pulled, but not before it was carried by numerous tech publications.

Qualcomm slapped with $975m fine in China
Published in News
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 08:34

Qualcomm slapped with $975m fine in China


Because communists despise anti-competitive practices

The Glorious People’s Republic of China has imposed a $975 million fine on Qualcomm, citing the chipmakers anti-competitive practices.