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Indestructable: Pixavi Launches Explosion-Proof Impact X Android Smartphone
Aug 28, 2014 - in News
Pixavi, a Norwegian R&D-focused company that researches cutting edge hardware and software technology, has created an Android smartphone called the Impact X, which can work in hazardous areas and is even resistant to explosions.
The International ARM Race: Rise Of The Chinese SoC
Aug 28, 2014 - in Reviews
Thanks to low prices and a gradual increase in both quality and performance, Chinese chip makers are starting to pose serious problems for Qualcomm, Nvidia and others.
Imagination Launches MIPS-Based “Creator CI20” Development Board For Linux And Android, Free For Developers
Aug 27, 2014 - in News
Imagination tries to attract Linux and Android developers to its MIPS CPU architecture with the new Creator CI20 development board, targeted at open source communities, hobbyists and schools.
Rumor: Microsoft To Yank Desktop From Windows RT, Metro All The Way
Aug 22, 2014 - in News
Microsoft is rumored to be lopping off the Desktop portion of Windows RT, leaving only a touch-heavy Metro interface. But why bother?
In Pictures: Google Android L Feature Tour And Preview
Aug 22, 2014 - in Picture Story
Android L looks to be major, but how does the new interface, abandonment of Dalvik and the introduction of new features affect performance?
Sony Xperia Z3 Specs and Photos Revealed By Big Leak
Aug 21, 2014 - in News
Big leak from China's certification agency shows most of the Sony Xperia Z3 specs and some photos, but unfortunately, none of them are too exciting.
An Introduction To The Major ARM-Based SoCs
Aug 21, 2014 - in Reviews
When it comes to mobility, ARM-based SoCs dominate. Join us as we take a look at where the flagship processors from Qualcomm, Apple, Nvidia, and Samsung land in the competitive landscape.
Leaked Qualcomm Roadmap Shows Mid-Range and High-End ARMv8 (64-Bit) Chips Will Arrive In 2015
Aug 19, 2014 - in News
Qualcomm's leaked roadmap shows that its mid-range and high-end 64-bit processors will only begin shipping with devices next year, potentially leaving them behind the competition.
HTC Hopes To Conquer Asia With New Butterfly 2 Flagship And Its 13MP Dual-Cameras
Aug 19, 2014 - in News
After the initial success of its J Butterfly smartphone in Japan, HTC wants to expand in much of Asia with its new Butterfly 2 flagship smartphone, bringing 13MP dual-cameras, BoomSound and JBL headphones as its differentiating features.
Will Apple Stick To 1GB RAM For iPhone 6? Possible, But Unlikely
Aug 18, 2014 - in News
A new leaked schematic shows that Apple may be keeping 1 GB of RAM for its next-generation iPhone. How likely is that going to be?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 (Cortex A57) Appears In Benchmark
Aug 15, 2014 - in News
The Snapdragon 810, Qualcomm's first high-end 64-bit chip based on the new ARMv8 instruction set, gets outed by a recent AnTuTu benchmark.
Rightware Showcases OpenGL ES 3.1 Benchmark Demo At Siggraph 2014
Aug 14, 2014 - in News
OpenGL ES 3.1 bringsmany new graphics features that mobile developers can use in their games, and Rightware has prepared a graphics test demo to showcase what can be done with all of them.
Nvidia Shares More Information About Its Innovative 64-bit ARMv8-Based Denver Core
Aug 12, 2014 - in News
After being more than 5 years in the works, Nvidia is getting closer to shipping its innovative brand-new 64-bit and ARMv8-based Denver core.
Acer Announces Trio Of Chromebook 13 Models Running Nvidia’s Tegra K1 SoC
Aug 11, 2014 - in News
Acer debuts 13.3-inch chromebooks packing Nvidia's Tegra K1 SoC; but will cheap Windows notebooks hurt sales?
FreedomPop Brings Free Calling And Data To 4G LTE Tablets
Jul 30, 2014 - in News
Market disruption is the name of the game.
HTC One (M8) And One (E8) Review: A Flagship And Its Sidekick
Jul 24, 2014 - in Reviews
We run HTC's flagship Android smartphone, the One (M8), through our exhaustive benchmark suite. In addition, we take a close look at its less expensive sibling, the HTC One (E8). Both devices are compared and tested against a strong field of competition.
AMD FX-7600P Kaveri Review: FX Rides Again...In A Mobile APU?
Jun 4, 2014 - in Reviews
We had a chance to play with AMD's new mobile flavor of the Kaveri APU. While it sheds some of its desktop-related limitations, will it be able to take the fight to Intel's stronghold, the Notebook space?
Google Releases First Project Ara Module Developer Kit
Apr 10, 2014 - in News
Project Ara inches forward under Google's control.
How Microsoft Cortana Improves Upon Siri and Google Now
Apr 9, 2014 - in News
Behind the scenes and hands on with Microsoft's personal digital assistant.
LaCie Doubles Capacity of Fuel Wireless Hard Drive
Mar 31, 2014 - in News
LaCie doubles the Fuel's storage capacity.
Tom's Hardware Best Of Mobile World Congress 2014 Awards
Feb 28, 2014 - in Picture Story
We covered a ton of upcoming products and technologies at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. With the trade show officially drawn to a close, we’ve had a chance to discuss the various reveals and select our picks for the Best Of MWC 2014.
GFXBench 3.0: A Fresh Look At Mobile Benchmarking
Feb 21, 2014 - in Reviews
Over the past few years, Kishonti has become a leading name in mobile GPU benchmarking. The newly-released GFXBench 3.0 is comprised of nearly all new tests, including battery, render quality, and the first serious OpenGL ES 3.0 performance metric.
Qualcomm Buys Vast Number of Mobile Patents from HP
Jan 24, 2014 - in News
Qualcomm strengthens its position with patents from HP.
Nvidia Tegra K1 Benchmarks from Lenovo ThinkVision 28
Jan 13, 2014 - in News
Nvidia is claiming the new mobile performance king at CES this year with its new Tegra K1 SoC. Luckily, Lenovo had a working K1-based product on the showroom floor, and we managed to run a few benchmarks. So, does Nvidia’s new Tegra live up to the hype?
Europe Gives Go-ahead for 3G and 4G Use On Planes
Nov 16, 2013 - in News
Europeans will soon be able to be on Facebook at 35,000 feet.
UK Supermarket Asda Launches £5 ($8) Phone
Nov 7, 2013 - in News
Cheap and cheerful.
UK Aviation Authority Says In-flight Gadget Use Months Away
Nov 5, 2013 - in News
Those flying in the UK and Europe won't be using their tablets or ereaders during takeoff and landing for some time.
EE's New Two-Year Contracts Launch Today
Oct 30, 2013 - in News
EE's new 4GEE Extra plans include unlimited texting, unlimited minutes and huge amounts of data.
Project Ara is a Modular Smartphone from Motorola
Oct 29, 2013 - in News
Motorola wants to build a phone that you can upgrade and update yourself with detachable hardware modules.
Opinion: Seeing Through Apple's "New" iPhone 5c Illusion
Sep 20, 2013 - in Reviews
While most of the tech press seems to have been awed by Apple’s colorful "new" iPhone 5c, I’m not biting. It's definitely not cheap, it's made of plastic, and it's hardly new. But of course, this was all obfuscated by Apple’s usual dog and pony show.