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Today Broadcom took the lead by announcing two new Wifi combo chip solutions meant for the smartphone and tablet market. The BCM4359 is a high-end 2x2 MIMO solution for high-performance smartphones, while the BCM43455 is an updated 1x1 MIMO 802.11ac for mass market phones. Taking a closer look at the BCM4359, we see several innovative new features, the most characterizing one being the inclusion for the first time of Real Simultaneous Dual Band (RSDB). RSDB enables the chip to connect to both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands simultaneously. This is achieved by doubling up on the baseband processors on the combo chip. Broadcom uses ARM Cortex R4 as the processing units of the IC, and the 4359 uses two of them. What this enables is a...

The iPhone 6 Review

With every launch of the iPhone, Apple seems to have everything to lose and not much to gain. Apple’s iPhone line accounts for the majority of profits in the...

525 by Joshua Ho, Brandon Chester, Chris Heinonen & Ryan Smith on 9/30/2014

The iPhone 6 Plus Mini-Review: Apple's First Phablet

While we’ve also written about the iPhone 6, the iPhone 6 Plus needs its own review in order to really understand the various features of the device that would...

191 by Joshua Ho on 9/30/2014

HP Announces Low Cost Stream Laptops And Tablets

Several weeks ago, Hewlet-Packard announced the HP Stream 14” Notebook. The Stream series is HP’s version of the low cost Windows laptop, meant to compete head to head with...

49 by Brett Howse on 9/29/2014

Chipworks Disassembles Apple's A8 SoC: GX6450, 4MB L3 Cache & More

One of the more enjoyable rituals with Apple’s annual iPhone launch is the decapping, deconstruction, and photographing of the processor die at the heart of Apple’s newest SoC. ...

65 by Ryan Smith on 9/23/2014

Microsoft Announces the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter

Today Microsoft introduced their new Miracast-based wireless streaming device for HDMI monitors and televisions. Its lengthy name is the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter and it's Microsoft's take on an...

56 by Brandon Chester on 9/23/2014

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus: Preliminary Results

While we’re still working on the full review, I want to get out some preliminary results for the iPhone 6. For now, this means some basic performance data and...

317 by Joshua Ho on 9/22/2014

The New Motorola Moto X (2nd Gen) Review

While I talked about Motorola’s issues in the launch article for the new Moto X, it’s well worth repeating. Motorola has been through a lot these past few years...

179 by Joshua Ho on 9/17/2014

Testing Swiftkey for iOS 8

Earlier this week SwiftKey announced that they hope to have their keyboard available on the App Store when iOS 8 finally rolls out to users worldwide. They've been kind...

45 by Brandon Chester on 9/16/2014

Adobe Brings EchoSign App to Android

EchoSign is a system for managing electronic signatures on agreements, contracts, and other documents that can be transmitted electronically. The product was acquired by Adobe in 2011 to supplement...

2 by Brandon Chester on 9/16/2014

NVIDIA Opens Pre-Orders For The SHIELD Tablet With LTE and 32GB Of Storage

NVIDIA's SHIELD Tablet arrived earlier this year and it was one of the first devices to use NVIDIA's Tegra K1 platform with 4 Cortex A15 cores and a single...

16 by Brandon Chester on 9/16/2014

Google Launches Android One in India

Android is the world's most popular mobile operating system, with over 1 billion monthly active users as of July. But according to Google that's only the beginning. Android One...

37 by Brandon Chester on 9/15/2014

Huawei Honor 6 Review

While Huawei's flagship banner was traditionally carried by its Ascend P-series, the P7 didn't ship with a high end SoC that was able to compete with other devices in...

58 by Andrei Frumusanu & Joshua Ho on 9/12/2014

Hands On with USB Type C: Reversible USB Connectors

Today, the USB-IF brought me in to see the long-awaited USB Type C cables. We've written about this before, but for those that aren't familiar with this new USB...

90 by Joshua Ho on 9/11/2014

T-Mobile Announces Uncarrier 7.0: Personal CellSpot, WiFi Unleashed

While it was alluded to in the iPhone 6 announcement, today T-Mobile is announcing WiFi Unleashed, which enables WiFi calling and texting for all Simple Choice customers and seamless...

22 by Joshua Ho on 9/10/2014

Quick Look at Core M 5Y70 and Llama Mountain

Today, Intel showed off a reference design codenamed Llama Mountain, which is an incredibly thin tablet running Intel's Core M 5Y70. While we've covered Core M previously it's worth...

81 by Joshua Ho on 9/10/2014

SwiftKey to be Available at iOS 8 Launch

While it was pretty well-known that SwiftKey was coming to iOS 8, it wasn't really clear when this would happen. However, we now know that SwiftKey will be available...

15 by Joshua Ho on 9/10/2014

Understanding Dual Domain Pixels in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

In the launch announcement, Apple announced that their new display had dual domain pixels, which improved viewing angles. Unfortunately they dropped the subject at this, which make for a...

29 by Joshua Ho on 9/9/2014

Hands on with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

When it comes to the iPhone 6, one of the most immediate impressions will definitely be the industrial and material design. Going back to the launch of the original...

32 by Joshua Ho on 9/9/2014

Apple Announces iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus; Available September 19th

Today, Apple is launching the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. One of first changes is that the new iPhone 6 has a 4.7" 1334x750 display, and the...

169 by Joshua Ho on 9/9/2014

Nokia Lumia 930 Review

Nokia has once again refreshed its Windows Phone lineup with the release of the Lumia 930, which is the spiritual successor to the Lumia 920 which first launched with...

114 by Brett Howse on 9/8/2014

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