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Does AMD have a new x86 APU in the pipeline?

AMD’s heterogeneous computing aspirations have taken another step forward after details began to seep out of a new advanced processing unit (APU) using its powerful Zen x86 cores. A slide leaked by Fudzilla, which has not been verified by AMD, shows details on the compute, graphics, and memory elements of the new APU that could allow it to claw back Intel’s lead in the x86 server market. The compute element

In Depth: Who's best at Android updates: AT&T, Verizon, Sprint or T-Mobile?

Android update: AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile Mention the word “carriers,” and you get mixed reactions. Some complain about their service with this company, or how their family plan isn’t so family-friendly. Companies like T-Mobile have helped to shake things up a little bit, forcing others to change, but for the most part, carriers are involved in a love/hate relationship. From data caps to questionable extra fees, they don’t exactly have

Tinder swipes right on Instagram

Tinder has an update rolling out today which brings Instagram support, meaning you’ll now be able to see up to 34 photos or videos of your prospective match. The new features means there’s now no need to copy over names and try to scrawl through other social networks to try and get a real taste of your potential dates. Whether or not your Instagram is private you’ll be able to

Huawei P8 is a flagship that's actually worth checking out

The Huawei P8 has launched at a glitzy event in London, signalling the arrival of the Chinese firm’s latest flagship smartphone – and early impressions are mostly positive. Its predecessors – the Ascend P6 and Ascend P7 – failed to match up to the flagship competition from the likes of Samsung, LG, Sony and HTC, but this time around it’s stepped up its game. The 5.2-inch display has a full

Google might be in big trouble for search 'abuse'

As expeced, the European Commission has confirmed that it is opening an investigation into Google’s practices, believing it may have abused its dominant position. The EU wants to know if Google’s been playing unfairly by incentivising phone and tablet makers “to exclusively pre-install Google’s own applications and services”. It also wants to know if the big G has prevented rivals from installing modified versions of Android on other devices, and

Review: Updated: LG G3

Introduction and key features With the LG G3, we’re seeing a brand release a phone ahead of time in order to grab a foothold in an industry that could be spiralling away from its grasp. It’s an odd thing to say considering we’re talking about a manufacturer that launched one of the critically acclaimed phones of 2013, with the LG G2 impressing far more than most expected. But that was

EU says Google hurt consumers and competitors in Internet search case

By Julia Fioretti and Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union accused Google Inc on Wednesday of cheating consumers and competitors by distorting Web search results to favor its own shopping service, after a five-year investigation that could change the rules for business online. It also launched another antitrust investigation into Google’s Android mobile operating system, a key element in the U.S. tech giant’s strategy to maintain revenues from

Nokia buys Alcatel-Lucent

HELSINKI/PARIS (Reuters) – Nokia is to buy Alcatel-Lucent in an all-share deal that values its smaller French rival at 15.6 billion euros ($16.6 billion), building up its telecom equipment business to compete with market leader Ericsson. Nokia’s takeover of Alcatel-Lucent will redefine a telecom equipment sector suffering weak growth prospects and pressure from low-cost Chinese players Huawei [HWT.UL] and ZTE. The combined company will have about 114,000 employees and combined

China's Huawei shows smartphone credentials with P8 launch

China’s Huawei [HWT.UL] unveiled its flagship P8 smartphone on Wednesday, a device that stacks up against the latest models from Samsung and Apple in technical specifications if not marketing budget. The P8, which runs Google’s Android operating system, has a 5.2 inch display screen — slightly larger than the Samsung Galaxy S6, unveiled last month, and the iPhone 6 — and an eight-core 64-bit processor. Made from a single piece

Xiaomi-backed Chinese firm acquires iconic scooter maker Segway

Chinese transportation robotics firm Ninebot said on Wednesday it has acquired U.S. rival Segway Inc, the company behind the self-balancing scooter that became a technological marvel when it was launched in the early 2000s but whose hype then faded. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed, but Ninebot Chief Executive Gao Lufeng said at a press briefing in Beijing that Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc and venture capital firm

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