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Samsung announces Exynos 1080 SoC with ARM Cortex-A78 CPU cores and Mali-G78 GPU

Samsung's Exynos lineup of chipsets has been lagging behind their counterparts for the last few generations. While this applies to SoCs across different price brackets, news around Samsung's flagship processors trailing behind their competitors from the Qualcomm camp has gained most traction. The Exynos 990 from earlier this year was also overpowered by the Snapdragon...

Apple shifts from Intel to ARM with the M1 SoC in the new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro 13, and Mac Mini

As promised, Apple at its ‘One More Thing’ event has officially launched its custom ARM-based chipset for its Mac lineup. The new M1 is the first Apple Silicon system-on-chip (SoC) that is designed based on the company’s successful ARM-based mobile chips seen on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Apple had first spoken about its...

MediaTek announces the Dimensity 700 for 5G smartphones and the MT8195 and MT8192 for Chromebooks

MediaTek, the Taiwan-based fabless semiconductor company known for its low-end and mid-range smartphone SoCs, announced its first-ever 5G system-on-chip in the form of the Dimensity 1000 in November 2019. Since then, the company has expanded the 5G Dimensity series of chips by launching the Dimensity 800, Dimensity 1000L, Dimensity 1000 Plus, Dimensity 820, Dimensity 800U,...

ARM announces the Cortex-A78C CPU for laptops with up to 8 big cores

In May, ARM announced its latest IP for mobile in the form of the Cortex-A78 CPU, Mali-G78 GPU, and the Ethos-N78 NPU. The company also announced its Cortex-X Custom (CXC) program, with the Cortex-X1 being the first CPU core under the program. The program allows for customization and differentiation beyond the traditional roadmap of ARM's...

Intel Iris Xe MAX is the company’s first discrete GPU for laptops

In an attempt to enter the discrete graphics market, Intel today announced the new Iris Xe MAX graphics. Made for thin and light notebooks, the new Iris Xe MAX is based on the Xe-LP microarchitecture. If you remember, the chip-maker had announced the Iris Xe graphics alongside the latest 11th-Gen Core mobile processors during the...

OxygenOS code hints the OnePlus 9 may return to Verizon

The US smartphone market is inextricably linked with telecom carriers, with neither able to survive on its own. While smartphone brands have had decent success in other regions when selling unlocked and independently, the dynamics of the US market are such that OEMs need to court carriers to place their phones in carrier stores, where...

LG Wing lands in India with the LG Velvet 4G in tow

After officially unveiling the LG Wing last month, LG has now launched the quirky smartphone in the Indian market. Powered by Qualcomm's mid-range Snapdragon 765G chip, the LG Wing features an innovative design with a swiveling main display and a small secondary display hidden underneath. Along with the LG Wing, the South Korean OEM has...

The Amazfit GTS 2 and GTR 2 are premium smartwatches with Amazon Alexa integration

After launching the affordable Amazfit Bip S and Bip S Lite earlier this year, Chinese wearables manufacturer Huami has now unveiled the new Amazfit GTS 2 and Amazfit GTR 2. The new smartwatches are upgraded versions of last year's Amazfit GTS (review) and Amazfit GTR (review), with a slightly modified design and a couple of...

Google announces new emulator, data analysis, and performance insight tools for Firebase

Google's Firebase is a pretty comprehensive set of development tools. Its goal is to make app development and maintenance easier, with features like detailed crash reporting, user analytics, authentication, and storage. And Google is constantly working to make Firebase better. With the COVID-19 pandemic shifting millions of workers to work-from-home status, demand for remote collaboration and...

Google adds WireGuard VPN to Android 12’s Linux Kernel

With remote work becoming the norm at many businesses thanks to COVID-19, it's more important than ever to secure network connections with a virtual private network, or VPN. There are multiple VPN tunneling protocols that services can make use of, but a relatively new implementation called WireGuard has taken the tech world by storm. As...

OnePlus announces the Nord N10 5G and Nord N100 for Europe and North America

Following a series of highly detailed leaks, OnePlus has officially announced the Nord N10 5G and Nord N100. The new Nord N lineup promises to provide users with a flagship experience at a fraction of the cost, building on the Nord’s release earlier this year.Specification OnePlus Nord N10 5G OnePlus Nord N100Display 6.49-inch with 90Hz refresh rate 6.52-inchSoC Snapdragon 690 Snapdragon...

Huawei announces the Porsche Design Watch GT 2, FreeBuds Studio headphones, and EyeWear II smart glasses

In a launch event today, Huawei announced a bunch of new accessories alongside the launch of the flagship Huawei Mate 40 series. These products include the new Porsche Edition Watch GT 2, the FreeBuds Studio over-ear headphones, and Huawei x Gentle Monster Eyewear II smart glasses.Porsche Design Huawei Watch GT 2 The Porsche Design Huawei Watch...