AMD expects Vega to give Nvidia a good kicking in the notebooks
Published in Notebooks


Smaller footprints


In a move which will get the Nvidia fanboys jolly cross, AMD has said that its new Vega line-up will actually compete with their favourite chip maker in the notebook market.

Bye-bye movie screen
Published in News


Samsung has come up with a 34-foot 4K LED screen


Samsung has released a new 34 foot Cinema Screen which can deliver 4K images.

Intel releases new Kaby Lake Xeons
Published in Processors


E3-1200 v6 product family


Chipzilla has announced the availability of the Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v6 product family, which includes eight new versions that Intel claims provide key improvements in processor speed, enhanced memory capabilities, hardware-enhanced security and reliability features with support for the latest Intel graphics.

Compal to ship 40 million PCs this year
Published in Notebooks


Ten per cent growth


It seems that there is some recovery in the PC market, according to manufacturer Compal.

ZTE is off the US trade blacklist
Published in Mobiles


Breathes a sigh of relief


ZTE is off the US. Department of Commerce’s naughty list and and will be able to buy and sell in the land of the fee.

Never mind the Mexicans - Trump should fear the Robots
Published in News


Economics experts warn


While the US government is making hay blaming foreigners for coming to the US and stealing jobs, it should be more worried about robots.

Boffins turn DNA into biocomputer
Published in News


Still can’t play counterstrike


A team of boffins has come up with a way of genetically engineering the DNA of mammalian cells to carry out complex computations and create biocomputers.

Intel 7560 CDMA support comes from Via
Published in Mobiles


Not the sharpest knife in the drawer

Intel XMM 7560 is, according to company representatives, coming at some point next year. Since this is the first time we’ve seen an Intel XMM product supporting CDMA, we started asking around where did the modem comes from. 

Why Qualcomm settled on the Snapdragon 835 name
Published in Mobiles


Sounds better than 830

Some might be interested how Qualcomm chose the name Snapdragon 835, especially as most people expected to see the Snapdragon 830 replacing last year’s champion, the Snapdragon 820.

TSMC plans 7 nm in 2018 with MediaTek
Published in Mobiles


Catching up, fingers crossed strategy

TSMC is currently manufacturing the MediaTek 10nm, deca core based Helio X30 and it looks like in 2018, TSMC might be ready for 7nm and twelve core SoCs from the same house.