Trade Shows

Deutsche Messe this week said it would axe CeBIT, once the world’s largest IT expos/evebts, and would integrate what is left it into the Hannover Messe show going forward. The trade show organizer said that as demand for horizontal high-tech exhibitions is diminishing. From our perspective, the number of attendees in recent years has been comically low, too. As a result, the expo space bookings for CeBIT 2019 got too low for the show to be economically viable, forcing the company to restructure its event portfolio. I Thought CeBIT Was Already Dead? Originally the IT part of the Hannover Messe, the first CeBIT trade show took place in 1986, around the dawn of the PC era. Being held on the Hanover Fairground, one of the world’s...

Huawei Server Efforts: Hi1620 and Arm’s Big Server Core, Ares

For at least four years now, Arm has been pushing its efforts to be a big part of the modern day server, the modern day data center, and in...

11 by Ian Cutress on 11/20/2018

Managing 8 Rome CPUs in 1U: Cray’s Shasta Direct Liquid Cooling

The Supercomputing show was a hive of activity, with lots of whispers surrounding the next generation of x86 CPUs, such as AMD’s Rome platform and Intel’s Cascade Lake platform...

26 by Ian Cutress on 11/19/2018

Scaling Inference with NVIDIA’s T4: A Supermicro Solution with 320 PCIe Lanes

When visiting the Supercomputing conference this year, there were plenty of big GPU systems on display for machine learning. A large number were geared towards the heavy duty cards...

11 by Ian Cutress on 11/19/2018

Knights Mill Spotted at Supercomputing

All the way back at Hot Chips 2017, we saw Intel launch its upgraded Xeon Phi processors, Knights Mill. These were updated versions of Knights Landing, using the same...

9 by Ian Cutress on 11/19/2018

Sharp Aquos D10 Smartphone: Mid-Range with ‘Wide Color Gamut’ Display

In the back of my mind I guess I had always assumed Sharp made some sort of smart device, but I was still taken aback at their booth at...

11 by Ian Cutress on 9/18/2018

ZTE is Back: The Axon 9 Pro at IFA 2018

ZTE's troubles as of late have been well documented. Following a substantial fine and a complete removal of the senior staff from SVP and above, the company is now...

13 by Ian Cutress on 9/18/2018

BlackBerry Key2 LE: A Competitive Android Offering

As a person who works on my phone during my commutes to write news and stories, I have always batted around the idea of picking up a BlackBerry with...

35 by Ian Cutress on 9/17/2018

CUBOT's New 6000 mAh Smartphones: Who Calls a Smartphone King Kong?

Readers may remember that back in 2015, I wrote a review about a $150 smartphone I picked up from Amazon called the Cubot H1. This unit was a cheap...

29 by Ian Cutress on 9/17/2018

Nubia’s Red Magic: An RGB Gaming Phone

‘Ian, when are we going to see smartphones with RGB?’ is a question I am never asked. The PC space has figuratively jumped in a barrel and fallen over...

20 by Ian Cutress on 9/14/2018

Samsung’s One Invisible Connection: 75 Gbps and 230W in a Ultra Thin Cable

This perhaps isn’t news, but there was something super amazing that I saw on the show floor at IFA this year that I wanted to write about. Despite writing...

30 by Ian Cutress on 9/13/2018

Philips Preps 499P9H Curved 49-Inch 5K Display with USB-C Docking & Webcam

Last week at IFA, Philips demonstrated its upcoming ultra-wide curved 49-inch monitor. The new 499P9H display features a 5K resolution with a 32:9 apect ratio, and will be aimed...

12 by Anton Shilov on 9/7/2018

Huawei Launches the Mate 20 Lite: 6.3-inch Kirin 710 with 3D QMoji

Alongside announcing the latest high-end Kirin 980 SoC, Huawei is also introducing the Mate 20 Lite to the UK market. This is a lower-end version of flagship Mate line...

6 by Ian Cutress on 9/4/2018

Sharp Announces 2nd Gen 8K UHD TVs at IFA

Sharp this week introduced its second-generation 8K ultra-high def TVs at IFA in Berlin. The new televisions use the company’s new panels as well as the latest processors that...

49 by Anton Shilov on 8/31/2018

ASUS Details ZenBook Pro UX480 with ScreenPad, Whiskey Lake, & dGPU

ASUS at IFA formally introduced its 14-inch ZenBook Pro UX480 laptop featuring the company’s ScreenPad, a touchpad with a built-in display. The notebook was demonstrated back in early June...

12 by Anton Shilov on 8/31/2018

Huawei To Launch the Mate 20 with Kirin 980 on October 16th

Just a small note to detail one of Huawei’s announcements today: alongside the Kirin 980 announcement, Richard Yu, Huawei’s CEO, stated that their next generation flagship device, the Mate...

6 by Ian Cutress on 8/31/2018

IFA 2018: Huawei Kirin 980 Keynote Live Blog

Our big keynote of the IFA 2018 show is from Huawei, with CEO Richard Yu set to take the stage and detail the newest Kirin 980 chipset for us...

1 by Ian Cutress on 8/31/2018

Huawei To Announce Kirin 980 Today at IFA

In the smartphone wars, the chip inside powering the devices is becoming ever more important. Raw performance plus accelerators are pushing the boundaries of what we used to think...

11 by Ian Cutress on 8/31/2018

HTC U12 Life Launched: 6-inch Mid-Range with Two-Tone

In a raft of smartphone announcements at IFA 2018, next on the list is from HTC with the U12 Life. The U12 Life is the more mid-range version of...

6 by Ian Cutress on 8/30/2018

Honor Previews the Honor Magic 2: A No-Notch FullView Smartphone with Kirin 980

At the end of the presentation today for the Honor Play, George Zhao, CEO of Honor, showcased the upcoming Honor Magic 2. Following on from the original Honor Magic...

11 by Ian Cutress on 8/30/2018

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