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GlobalFoundries has filed a lawsuit against TSMC and its clients in the USA and Germany alleging the world’s largest contract maker of semiconductors of infringing 16 of its patents. Among the defendants, GlobalFoundries named numerous fabless developers of chips, including Apple, NVIDIA, Qualcomm, and many others. The plaintiff seeks damages from TSMC and wants courts to ban shipments of products that use semiconductors allegedly infringing its patents into the USA and Germany. GlobalFoundries says that TSMC infringed 16 of its patents covering various aspects of chip manufacturing (details), including those chips that use FinFET transistors. In particular, the company claims that TSMC’s 7 nm, 10 nm, 12 nm, 16 nm, and 28 nm nodes use its intellectual property. Considering that these manufacturing processes are used...

The Google Pixel 3a XL Review: Does Mid-Range Make Sense?

It’s nearing 8 months since Google released the Pixel 3 and we extensively reviewed the phone. It also has been several years now since Google abandoned the Nexus line...

93 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/27/2019

Huawei Clarifies Android Update Situation, Commits to Android Q for Last 2 Generations

Huawei last night launched an information campaign about the status of software updates on existing devices in the face of the company’s troubles with the U.S. Commerce Department. The important...

6 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/21/2019

Google Reveals Stadia Launch Details: November 2019, Starting With a $129 Bundle

A couple months back at GDC 2019, Google announced their intent to step into the video game streaming market with Stadia. Based around Google’s cloud computing platform that’s been...

59 by Ryan Smith on 6/6/2019

Update: Huawei Issued Waiver by U.S. to Continue Software Updates & Hardware Maintenance

Update 05/20, 9pm: Following last week's ban and Google's suspension of business operations with Huawei, the U.S. Commerce Department has issued a new waiver for the company to continue...

116 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/20/2019

Google Announces Pixel 3a & Pixel 3a XL: Mid-Range Phones With Flagship Camera

Google’s Pixel smartphone line-up has been a mainstay of the industry for a few years now. We’re all familiar with devices such as the latest Pixel 3 which is...

72 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/7/2019

Google Announces Stadia: A Game Streaming Service

Today at GDC, Google announced its new video game streaming service. The new service will be called Stadia. This builds on the information earlier this year that AMD was...

145 by Ian Cutress on 3/19/2019

Google Acquires Smartwatch Tech and R&D Personnel from Fossil

Google and watch marker Fossil on Thursday announced that Google would be acquiring smartwatch-related intellectual property and personnel from Fossil. The technology is currently under development and will only...

16 by Anton Shilov on 1/18/2019

Google Rolls Out Night Sight Tech to Improve Quality of Low-Light Photos

Google on Wednesday began to roll out its Night Sight low-light computational photography technology to its Pixel-branded smartphones. The technology is designed to improve the quality of low-light photos...

13 by Anton Shilov on 11/14/2018

The Google Pixel 3 Review: The Ultimate Camera Test

The Pixel 3 is Google’s third generation in-house design, meant to showcase the company’s own view of what an Android device should be, whilst fully embracing Google’s first-party software...

135 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/2/2018

Google Unveils 2018 Chromecast: 1080p at 60 fps, Chromecast Audio Support

Google on Tuesday introduced its newest Chromecast dongle for media streaming. The updated device adds support for 60 fps streaming at 1080p, but does not support a 4K resolution...

23 by Anton Shilov on 10/9/2018

Google Announces the Pixel Slate: A 12.3-Inch x86-Based Chrome OS Tablet

Google on Tuesday introduced its first tablet PC based on its Chrome OS operating system, the Pixel Slate. Being based on Intel’s high-performance x86 SoCs and equipped with a...

40 by Anton Shilov on 10/9/2018

Google Launches the Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL

It has likely been the most leaked phone in existence, and while there’s a lot we’ve known about the new Pixel 3’s – today Google has finally officially announced...

86 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/9/2018

YouTube, Netflix Publish First Videos Transcoded Using AV1

UPDATE: 9/14 5 PM ET: Adding information regarding Netflix videos transcoded using AV1. YouTube has uploaded about a dozen videos that were transcoded using the AV1 codec, whcih was introduced...

47 by Anton Shilov on 9/14/2018

Hot Chips 2018: Google Titan Live Blog (6pm PT, 1am UTC)

The second talk on security is on Google's Titan Root-of-Trust silicon that sits between the BIOS and the processor on its custom systems.

7 by Ian Cutress on 8/20/2018

Hot Chips 2018: The Google Pixel Visual Core Live Blog (10am PT, 5pm UTC)

Hot Chips has started! One of the first talks today is from Google, detailing the Pixel Visual Core processor found in the latest Pixel smartphones. The talk is called...

14 by Ian Cutress on 8/20/2018

European Commission Fines Google €4.3bn For Android Market Dominance Abuses

Today the European Commission has announced that it has found Google in breach of EU antitrust laws and has fined the company €4.34 billion. The original proceedings against Google formally...

58 by Andrei Frumusanu on 7/18/2018

Steam Link App to Bring Steam Games to iOS & Android-Based Phones, Tablets and TVs

Valve this week announced plans to enable streaming of games from Steam library to devices running Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating systems. Separately, Valve plans to make Steam...

10 by Anton Shilov on 5/10/2018

Google Kicks Off Android P Beta, Details Shush Mode, Usage Dashboard, & Other New Features

Today at Google I/O 2018, Google announced several new Android P features that will see adoption in the newest Beta released today. We’ve first covered a few of P’s...

13 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/8/2018

Google I/O 2018 Opening Keynote Live-Blog (10am PT)

Hello everybody and welcome to the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View where we're live at Google's IO 2018 opening keynote.

18 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/8/2018

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