Smartphones

LG’s mobile division has seen a tough couple of years – the last few generation of smartphones haven’t been very successful for the company, and consequently the division has reportedly making a loss for 10 straight quarters. According to Yonhap News Agency, LG is planning to shut down smartphone manufacturing in its domestic Korean Pyeongtaek plant and shifting production over to its existing facilities in Vietnam. Reportedly, the Korean plant was mostly responsible for high-end model production, which would include phones such as the recent V40 series or the new LG G8. The move, while alleviating LG’s balance sheet and losses, doesn’t seem too promising in terms of the future of the mobile division, as it continues to struggle with delivering competitive products. We’ll be covering...

XBMC & Broadcom Bring 1080p Decode Upgrade to ill-equipped netbooks, nettops, Apple TVs

Have $30? Thanks to the XBMC team and Broadcom you now have a way of upgrading your anemic netbook, nettop, AppleTV or Mac Mini to a HTPC capable...

54 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/29/2009

Epic Demonstrates Unreal Engine 3 for the iPod Touch/iPhone 3GS

Preparing for the ultra mobile future, Epic Games showed us an exclusive demo of Unreal Engine 3 running on a 3rd generation iPod touch.

54 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/22/2009

Anand's Thoughts on the Kindle 2 and Marvell Making Affordable eBook Readers

A couple of weeks ago Marvell announced its ARMADA line of custom ARM based SoCs. We have a little more detail on one of its members: the 166E...

52 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/3/2009

Understanding the iPhone 3GS

The iPhone 3GS improves performance by leaps and bounds over its predecessor. Today, we go through its architecture and understand how.

60 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/7/2009

Lab Update: The Pre, Nokia and Intel, SSDs and More

I provide some brief looks into what's going on in my lab this week and next.

37 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/24/2009

The Palm Pre Review

When I first met Apple's iPhone, I was very impressed. Meet the first smartphone to impress me since.

94 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/19/2009

iPhone 3GS Performance: A Significant Performance Bump

What's the first thing I did with my new iPhone 3GS? Benchmarked it.

75 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/19/2009

Gigabyte GM-M8000 Mouse - A GHOST Story

We take a look at the top gaming mouse from Gigabyte and realize it might indeed be a real GHOST when it comes to gameplay.

44 by Gary Key on 6/15/2009

The iPhone 3GS Hardware Exposed & Analyzed

Two days ago Apple announced the iPhone 3GS. Today we talk about the hardware that makes it the fastest iPhone (and possibly smartphone) ever.

67 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/10/2009

Jasper Is Here: A Look at the New Xbox 360

We've finally got a Jasper in house, meaning we've also got die measurements, power consumption and more hardware details than we should have to provide about a closed box...

85 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/10/2008

Jasper Found in the Wild: 65nm Xbox 360s are Appearing

After entirely too long, Jasper has finally been discovered in the wild.

22 by Michael Andrawes on 11/28/2008

The Jasper Hunt Continues: Still Looking for the 65nm Xbox 360

So far, there has yet to be a confirmed Jasper sighting, despite a lot of false information. I don't have a lot of new info myself, but I did...

17 by Michael Andrawes on 10/24/2008

Jasper Hunting 101: Waiting for the 65nm Xbox 360

On the verge of buying a new Xbox 360? The first models to include a 65nm GPU and CPU are on their way. Their arrival is imminent...

43 by Michael Andrawes on 10/6/2008

Apple's iPhone 3G Firmware 2.1 Update: More Battery Life?

I ran some quick tests on the latest iPhone firmware which claims to improve battery life. While talk times didn't improve, battery life while using data did go up.

23 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/30/2008

Anand Reviews the Apple iPhone 3G

It's time for round two of the iPhone. Apple managed to create and steal its own hype with the iPhone 3G. On the one hand we got...

56 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/16/2008

iPhone 3G Preview - Buying Today? Find out if you Should

We're hard at work on a full iPhone 3G review, but here are some of our initial impressions for those of you buying today. The big features are...

18 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/11/2008

iPhone 3G - First Battery Life Results

We just got the first battery life test results back, and as expected, they aren't good. The iPhone 3G lasts a bit over 3 hours in 3G mode...

34 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/11/2008

Anand's Home Theater PC - Part I: The First Builds

I've been building a theater now for several months, but more recently I've been focusing on building a HTPC to drive the whole thing. Follow me on my...

52 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/1/2008

iPod vs. Zune: January 2008 High End MP3 Player Roundup

We're re-launching our gadget coverage, starting with a look at the latest high-end MP3 players from Apple and Microsoft

50 by Ryan Smith on 1/21/2008

Microsoft's Xbox 360 goes 65nm: Falcon Dissection and Power Consumption

With Intel shipping 45nm CPUs and AMD is moving 55nm GPUs, it's about time that Microsoft made the transition to 65nm in the Xbox 360. We tell you...

46 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/15/2007

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