Samsung reportedly drops Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 from upcoming Galaxy S6, LG claims SoC is fine

Samsung reportedly drops Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 from upcoming Galaxy S6, LG claims SoC is fine

When device manufacturers design a cell phone, they typically do so with tight, well-defined product targets, power budgets, and specific hardware in mind. Because many companies introduce phones on a yearly cadence, it’s extremely important that upcoming SoCs arrive on-time and within specified thermal envelopes. That’s why it’s surprising to read that Samsung has reportedly […]

AMD’s Carrizo and Carrizo-L are both 28nm, mobile-only processors

AMD’s Carrizo and Carrizo-L are both 28nm, mobile-only processors

As CES winds down for another year, one of the companies we want to touch on is AMD and its own plans for the laptop and tablet market through 2015. As we’ve previously discussed, AMD’s roadmap for 2015 revolves around a new SoC, codenamed Carrizo, and its lower-power cousin, Carrizo-L. Both of these chips will […]

Tesla swings by DEF CON in search of car hackers to secure the Model S

Tesla swings by DEF CON in search of car hackers to secure the Model S

The traditional auto industry has been slow to adopt new technology, but Tesla is far from traditional. The electric car start up helmed by Elon Musk relies on advanced computer control of the car’s systems, and of course it has that gigantic 17-inch touchscreen center console in the Model S. However, with all that flashy […]