Autodesk Pixlr hits Windows Store
Published in Graphics
17 February 2015


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. 

ARM sheds more light on Mali-T880 GPU
Published in Graphics
17 February 2015


Coming next year, 80% faster than Mali-T760

ARM’s next-generation Mali-T880 GPU is coming next year, with the new Cortex-A72 CPU core, and the company is now shedding more light on the design. 

Braswell 14nm Atom graphics supports DirectX 12
Published in Notebooks
17 February 2015


4K times 2K resolution too

Braswell 14nm Atom is coming to notebooks / netbooks in Q3 2015, with a new iGPU in tow. 

Sony Xperia E4 priced at €129 in Europe
Published in Mobiles
17 February 2015


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. 

CEO: Asus to launch smartwatch sans Android Wear
Published in Wearables
16 February 2015


Longer battery life

It appears that Asus is planning to launch a new smartwatch, but unlike the ZenWatch WI500Q, the new device won’t rock Android Wear. 

Mobile Braswell Pentium coming in Q3 15
Published in Notebooks
16 February 2015


Pentium N3700 is the name

Intel's transition from 22nm to 14nm, with out-of-order architecture better known as Atom, was not a walk in the park. 

Chromebooks with Skylake coming in Q4 2015
Published in Notebooks
16 February 2015


Skylake Core M gets chromed

Intel is pushing Broadwell-U based notebooks in Q1 2015, and we have seen that there will be a Broadwell-based Chromebook platform in all market segments. 

Cisco puts networking on the rack
Published in News
16 February 2015


Heading for 40 shades of Grey box  

Cisco has released a long-distance interconnect designed to simplify workload mobility between data centres.

Samsung to release 14nm octa, production underway
Published in News
16 February 2015


Eight cores of terror 

Samsung has announced an updated version of its Exynos 7 Octa processor. Last year it announced a 64-bit, ARMv8 processor based on a 20nm design, but these new chips will be 14nm processors.

Vaio resurrects Z
Published in News
16 February 2015


Zed is not dead baby 

The new independent Vaio has resurrected its Z range.  There will be the Vaio Z and the Vaio Z canvas