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Today Avago Technologies announced their acquisition of Broadcom for 17 billion dollars in cash and 20 billion dollars worth of Avago shares. This will leave Broadcom shareholders with 32% of the new combined company, and the combined 37 billion dollar value of the deal makes it one of the largest ever acquisitions in the history of the semiconductor industry. Avago is a semiconductor company that produces a number of different products. They make PCIe switches for motherboards, and at one point were the owner of SandForce and their SSD controllers before they were sold to Seagate. Some of their products also cross over with Broadcom’s focus on the wireless industry, such as their power amplifiers for mobile radios. Broadcom is a company that we encounter...

ASUS Announces MeMO Pad 8 and MeMO Pad 10 Tablets

Joining the slew of IFA announcements as well as the MeMO Pad HD7, ASUS has two more MeMO Pad tablets on the way: the MeMO Pad 8 (ME180A) and...

5 by Jarred Walton on 9/4/2013

ASUS Announces Fonepad Note 6E and Fonepad 7E

If you’re keeping track, I’m almost half-way through the ASUS IFA announcements from this morning. Up next we have two new Fonepad devices, the Fonepad Note 6E and the...

13 by Jarred Walton on 9/4/2013

Qualcomm Announces its Smartwatch Platform - Qualcomm Toq (Update: Now With Specs)

We’re at Qualcomm’s Uplinq 2013 conference where Qualcomm’s CEO Paul Jacobs has announced Qualcomm Toq, a smartwatch with a Mirasol color screen that can still be viewed outdoors in...

21 by Brian Klug on 9/4/2013

ASUS Announces Transformer Book Trio - Windows 8 and Android 4.2 Hybrid

Going along with their other IFA announcements and taking more than a few elements from the Transformer tablets, up next from ASUS is the Transformer Book Trio. The idea...

19 by Jarred Walton on 9/4/2013

Intel Teases Baytrail Performance with Atom Z3770 Cinebench Score

Intel's lone ranger and Principal Engineer, Francois Piednoël, published one of the first semi-official Baytrail benchmarks on his Twitter feed earlier today. The score is for the unannounced Atom...

33 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/4/2013

ASUS Officially Announces Transformer Pad TF701T with 2560x1600 Display

Today at IFA in Berlin, Germany, ASUS held a press conference to cover a variety of new products. One of the more exciting products is the new Transformer tablet...

13 by Jarred Walton on 9/4/2013

Sony Announces Attachable Smartphone Camera - Cyber-Shot QX100 and QX10

The connected camera space is going through an interesting period, we’ve seen a few device makers take steps towards building cameras that run Android (Nikon’s S800C, Galaxy Camera, Galaxy...

12 by Brian Klug on 9/4/2013

HTC Announces Desire 300, 601, Blue HTC One, and BoomBass Accessory

Just ahead of IFA in Berlin, HTC is dropping news of two new phones and a speaker accessory. The two new phones are the Desire 601 and 301, which...

13 by Brian Klug on 9/3/2013

Moto X Review

It has been a long time since I’ve seen a smartphone so fervently rumored, discussed, hyped, and finally announced like the Moto X has been. The level of buzz...

104 by Brian Klug on 8/26/2013

The Nexus 7 (2013) Review

Truth be told, Google has made (or at least directed the making of) some of the best tablets on the market today. The original Nexus 7 was groundbreaking in...

203 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/22/2013

Nexus 7 (2013) JSS15Q OTA Update Rolling Out - Fixes GPS/GNSS and Multitouch Issues

We published the full Nexus 7 (2013) review today, and liked it so much we gave it our Editors Choice Silver award. I'm a huge fan of the updated...

18 by Brian Klug on 8/22/2013

Intel Talks about Multimode LTE Modems - XMM7160 and Beyond

Since acquiring Infineon's wireless division and forming the Mobile Communications Group, Intel has been relatively quiet about its modem portfolio and roadmap. Pre-acquisition parts from Infineon have continued to...

39 by Brian Klug on 8/20/2013

A Tour of Moto Maker: Customization Meets the Moto X

A key part of the Moto X's story is one of hardware customization. At launch, those users buying Moto Xes on AT&T will be given the option of selecting...

26 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 8/16/2013

Ask the Experts: Intel's Aicha Evans Talks Wireless and Answers Your Questions

We've followed Intel's CPU team's march towards mobile for years now, but we've seen very little from the wireless group. That's all beginning to change. Earlier this year at...

47 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/15/2013

Acer R7 Review: Something Different

What happens when you rethink everything concerning the traditional notebook and try to come up with something newer and hopefully better? Earlier this year, Acer released the Aspire R7...

114 by Jarred Walton on 8/15/2013

ASUS Reports Disappointing VivoTab RT Sales, Stops Making RT Tablets

In a move that’s likely to surprise…well, just about no one, the Wall Street Journal reports that ASUS will cease making Windows RT tablets. Windows RT is basically stuck...

85 by Jarred Walton on 8/9/2013

Nokia Lumia 521: Quality Smartphone on an Extreme Budget

The Nokia Lumia 521 is very interesting. It’s the T-Mobile US version of the Lumia 520, and ships with AWS HSPA+ for just $129 sans contract or subsidy. It’s...

117 by Vivek Gowri on 8/8/2013

Understanding Panel Self Refresh

Earlier today Brian spent some time with the G2, LG's 5.2-inch flagship smartphone based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) SoC. I'd recommend reading his excellent piece in order...

37 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/7/2013

Hands On with the LG G2 - LG's latest flagship

Today LG is announcing the LG G2, there’s no Optimus this time, it’s just the LG G2. The G2 is the successor to the Optimus G, the phone that...

81 by Brian Klug on 8/7/2013

Surface Pro $100 Price Drop - A Prelude of Things to Come?

Techreport.com posted earlier today that there's currently a $100 rebate from Microsoft on the Surface Pro. That brings the price of the 64GB SSD model to $799 and the...

100 by Jarred Walton on 8/5/2013

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