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Samsung is making processors solely for cryptocurrency mining

Samsung is making processors solely for cryptocurrency mining

Thanks to the cryptocurrency craze, the cost of graphics cards has inflated up to three-times their retail price whiles reducing inventories to all time lows month over month. But relief for PC gamers could be coming soon as Samsung aims to build new chips specifically for mining. Samsung confirmed that its foundry business is ‘engagedRead more about Samsung is making processors solely for cryptocurrency mining[…]

ReefShark chipsets halve MIMO antenna size

ReefShark chipsets halve MIMO antenna size

The chipsets can halve the size of MIMO antennae without affecting performance and also reduce power consumption in baseband units by 64%, compared to such units in use today, says Nokia. The chipsets comprise a ReefShark digital front end for LTE and 5G radio systems to support large MIMO, and an ReefShark RFIC front endRead more about ReefShark chipsets halve MIMO antenna size[…]

It's all in the screen: Here are the smartphones with the best displays

It's all in the screen: Here are the smartphones with the best displays

Having a good quality display is the very basic aspect of any smartphone – while a powerful chipset may be able to render great graphics and deliver smooth performance, without a good quality display, the experience will always remain subpar. Keeping that in mind, we have curated a list of smartphones with the best displaysRead more about It's all in the screen: Here are the smartphones with the best displays[…]

AMD has stunning Q4

AMD has stunning Q4

Q4 revenue was $1.48 billion, and full-year revenue was $5.33 billion for growth of nearly 25%. “2017 marked a key product and financial inflection point for AMD,” says CEO Lisa Su,  “our newest wave of high-performance products and consistent execution created significant momentum for our business over the past year.”   Source link

The Fujifilm X-A5 is the retro camera for selfie lovers

The Fujifilm X-A5 is the retro camera for selfie lovers

While the likes of the X-T2, X-T20 and X100F might have caught the imagination of professional and enthusiast photographers, Fujifilm hasn’t forgotten the more casual snapper. The new Fujifilm X-A5 replaces the X-A3, and is the company’s smallest and lightest X Series mirrorless camera to date.  The X-A5 features a newly developed 24.2MP APS-C sensorRead more about The Fujifilm X-A5 is the retro camera for selfie lovers[…]

Top Ten For Tech Nostalgia

Top Ten For Tech Nostalgia

Electronics Weekly is the market leading and longest-established electronics magazine, read in print and online by key decision makers throughout the industry for more than 50 years. Electronics Weekly is at the heart of the electronics industry and is reaching an audience of more than 120,000 people each month. It also organises the prestigious ElektraRead more about Top Ten For Tech Nostalgia[…]

Photon MCU promises entry-level IoT prototyping

Photon MCU promises entry-level IoT prototyping

The good news is it comes with onboard Wi-Fi (the Cypress BCM43362 Wi-Fi chip) and USB support, and it costs as little as $19. It’s also compatible with the Arduino… There’s web-based IDE, JavaScript SDK and command-line interface. And to help get things done through The Cloud, each Photon also gets its own “webhook” inRead more about Photon MCU promises entry-level IoT prototyping[…]

Sky Q Dolby Atmos support is finally available for on-demand movies

Sky Q Dolby Atmos support is finally available for on-demand movies

If you’re looking for more sources of Dolby Atmos content, then today’s your lucky day. One keen eyed viewer has noticed that the newly released Ghost in the Shell on Sky Q on-demand appears to advertise that it is ‘Available in Dolby Atmos’.  Dolby Atmos was first announced for Sky Q way back at theRead more about Sky Q Dolby Atmos support is finally available for on-demand movies[…]

There are 10,000 semi vacancies, says Manocha

There are 10,000 semi vacancies, says Manocha

“If we do not act together quickly, we will choke our own growth, ” says Manocha. New talent is key to sustaining robust growth that has broken all semiconductor industry records. Semiconductor revenues jumped 22% for the year to nearly $450 billion in 2017. Semiconductor manufacturing equipment sales rose 36% and, with materials, topped $104Read more about There are 10,000 semi vacancies, says Manocha[…]