mobile

  1. Zarathustra[H]

    Firefox on Android gets Major Update...

    ...and according to Forbes users apparently hate it. Does anyone else use it here? I switched over to mobile Firefox a while back as I felt it gave me better control of my privacy settings. Now I know I am Usually the curmudgeon hating change on here, but I'm actually enjoying this update...
  2. AlphaAtlas

    Samsung Launches 12GB Smartphone Memory Packages

    Samsung just announced what it claims to be the world's highest-capacity mobile DRAM package in production. The Korean company's new LPDDR4X modules combine six 16-gigabit, "10nm-class" DRAM ICs into a package that's 1.1 millimeters tall, allowing manufacturers to stuff just as much RAM as the...
  3. AlphaAtlas

    RED Removes References to Hydrogen One Modular Components

    Ultra high end camera manufacturer RED recently launched an Android smartphone with an ultra high end price (which Apple and Samsung nearly matched with recent releases), but the phone's reception was mixed. Users summed up the integrated 3D display as "neat," but note that most Android apps...
  4. AlphaAtlas

    Energizer Smartphone has a 18,000 mAh Battery

    While the big Android smartphone players like Samsung, Huawei, LG and others tend to dominate the headlines and the markets, occasionally, smaller companies or corporations from other markets will come out with crazy designs. Caterpillar, for example, has a lineup of rugged, steel bodied steel...
  5. cageymaru

    AMD Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.2.3 Drivers Add Support for AMD Ryzen Mobile APU's

    Senior Director of AMD Software Strategy Terry Makedon has announced that Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.2.3 is out and it adds support for AMD Ryzen Mobile Processors with Radeon Vega Graphics. The Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 series of drivers give up to 17% average performance...
  6. AlphaAtlas

    Huawei is Allegedly Stealing Technology from Apple Suppliers

    Last week, we posted a report claiming that Huawei was trying to reverse engineer screen hardening tech from a U.S. startup. The claims about Akhan Semiconductor's potential military applications were seemingly confirmed yesterday, as they've just been selected by the Army for the integration of...
  7. AlphaAtlas

    Asus and Razer Want To Make a "Gaming" Smartphone with Tencent

    A recent report from the Taiwanese news site Digitimes claims that Razer and Asustek are both in talks with the Chinese gaming giant Tencent over the release of a "gaming smartphone that supports Tencent's games." Asus's recently released ZenFone Max Pro is reportedly the last "consumer"...
  8. AlphaAtlas

    Locking Out Law Enforcement Is an 'Unintended Side Effect' of New Android Security

    Apple has received both praise and criticism for their efforts to secure iDevices from everyone and everything, including law enforcement. Now, Motherboard reports that Rene Mayrhofer, Google's Director of Android Platform Security, is saying that Google is following in Apple's footsteps with...
  9. AlphaAtlas

    Check Clockspeeds and Benchmarks Before Buying a Gaming Laptop

    Nvidia RTX-equipped gaming laptops are out, and both Nvidia and their retail partners are heavily promoting them. But before you jump on one, remember that Nvidia (and AMD) have a long-running habit of using somewhat deceptive branding for their laptop GPUs. As TechSpot points out, the mobile...
  10. AlphaAtlas

    Samsung Says Phones with 1TB of Flash are Coming Soon

    Today, Samsung announced that smartphones with 1TB of flash storage are just over the horizon. While smaller companies like Smartisan have technically have technically beaten Samsung to the punch, the Korean tech giant says their fifth generation V-NAND now allows them to cram 1TB of storage...
  11. cageymaru

    Fortnite "X-Ray" Llamas Loot Boxes Display Contents Before Purchase

    Epic Games has announced that it is going to allow consumers to see what is inside the new "X-Ray" Llamas loot boxes before purchasing them. These were previously known as V-Buck Llamas. Also consumers will no longer get duplicate items from loot boxes unless they own all of the possible items...
  12. AlphaAtlas

    32GB Laptop DIMMs Start Showing Up at Retailers

    While some modern consumer platforms theoretically support high capacity sticks of DDR4, actually obtaining unregistered 32GB sticks has proven to be a challenge. Samsung's 32GB unregistered desktop DIMM that was spotted back in September is still MIA. In fact, I can't find a single 32GB...
  13. AlphaAtlas

    AMD's 7nm Laptop Processors are Allegedly Coming in Q1 2020

    A recent report from WCCFTech claims that AMD's Zen 2-based laptop CPUs won't hit store shelves until some time around Q1 2020. The publication mentions that the release window isn't set in stone yet, but that it makes sense, seeing how AMD just refreshed their Ryzen APU lineup with 12nm silicon...
  14. cageymaru

    GDC Releases Its State of the Game Industry 2019 Report

    The Game Developers Conference (GDC) has surveyed nearly 4,000 game developers for its annual State of the Industry Survey. In the latest edition, truths about the game industry are revealed such as working hours, pressure from bosses to work overtime, thoughts on the 30% cut that Steam takes...
  15. cageymaru

    U.S. Video Game Sales Break Records in 2018

    According to the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and The NPD Group, video game sales toppled the $43.4 billion mark in 2018. Sales were up 18% from 2017 as previous sales records were broken for the video game industry. Across all platforms, (console, PC, portable, and mobile), both the...
  16. AlphaAtlas

    Xiaomi Posts Foldable Phone Teaser

    Lin Bin, the co-founder of Xiaomi, just posted a preview of an upcoming foldable smartphone on his Weibo account. Though the device is merely a prototype, Lin Bin mentions that Xiaomi would consider mass producing the folding gadget if there's enough interest in it. It's possible that such a...
  17. AlphaAtlas

    Motorola Patent Hints at a Fullscreen Razr

    91Mobie reports that Motorola has filed a patent for a smartphone with a foldable display. As was predicted by a report from the Wall Street Journal last week, the phone in the patent clearly resembles Motorola's iconic RAZR V3 flip phone, but with a few key differences. Instead of a separate...
  18. AlphaAtlas

    Samsung Galaxy Unpacked is Scheduled for February 20

    Celebrating "10 years of Galaxy innovation," Samsung says they will "unveil new devices that promise to usher in new Galaxy experiences" on February 20th. Other than that, Samsung hasn't officially confirmed any details, but they sure aren't subtle about dropping hints. Samsung loudly announced...
  19. AlphaAtlas

    Bounty Hunters Can Get Phone Locations for $300

    Motherboard just posted an article claiming that T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T are selling customer data that ultimately allows individuals to geolocate U.S. phones with nothing but a phone number. Journalist Joseph Cox gave a phone number and $300 to a "bounty hunter," and quickly got a Google...
  20. cageymaru

    HyperX Partners with Audeze for Cloud Orbit Gaming Headset Lineup

    HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company Inc., has revealed its new Cloud Orbit gaming headsets that use the same Audeze 100mm planar magnetic drivers from the $399 Audeze Mobius gaming headset. The HyperX collaboration with Audeze incorporates a pop filter to create a better...
  21. AlphaAtlas

    LG Files a Patent for a 16 Camera Device

    A patent spotted by LetsGoDigital suggests that LG is thinking about seriously escalating the camera-count war. The U.S. patent, which was granted on November 20 2018, describes a smartphone with 16 front-facing camera lenses arranged in a small 4x4 grid. Unlike Light's L16 camera, which builds...
  22. AlphaAtlas

    US has the Most Expensive Mobile Data Plans in the World

    According to a report by the Finnish research firm Rewheel, the United States has a higher "mean gigabyte price" for mobile broadband than any other country on Earth. Only Canada come's close to the US's position, while most other industrialized countries apparently offer far cheaper prices. In...
  23. cageymaru

    SEGA Sheds Light on Industry Approach to Localization and Worldwide Sales

    The SEGA Sammy Group has released the corporation's financial statements which contain insights into how Japanese games have fared in the West. Persona 5 which recently launched in 2017 has sold 2.2 million copies worldwide due to the effort put into translating the IP into English, traditional...
  24. cageymaru

    U.S. Consumer Spending on Video Games Reaches $19.5 Billion in the First Half of 2018

    U.S. consumers spent $19.5 billion on video games in the first half of 2018 with $16.9 billion coming from a 43% increase in video game content sales according to The NPD Group. Hardware sales increased by 21% to $1.7 billion which is a 7-year high. Not to be outdone, accessory sales increased...
  25. cageymaru

    Steam Link App Update Adds On-Screen Touch Controls for Mobile Devices

    The Steam Link app has gotten a new Beta update and it adds on-screen touch controls to the app. This means that you no longer need to use a controller with your Steam Link to play games on devices such as mobile phones. It even taps into the phone's gyro and vibration features to allow for a...
  26. Zarathustra[H]

    Ugh, Mobile-First Web Design (sortof ranty)

    So, I recently needed to check where the closest RMV (Registry of Motor Vehicles, what Massachusetts calls their DMV) location was, and what their hours were. I used Chrome in my 1366x768 Linux laptop and I was greeted with this monstrosity: Scroll down a bit, and the screen was full of...
  27. cageymaru

    Fortnite Mobile Sales on iOS Exceed $2 Million Per Day

    Fortnite mobile sales on iOS have eclipsed the $2 million per day average according to Sensor Tower Store Intelligence estimates. This is since the release of Season 5 which saw a peak of $3 million in sales on July 13th. The net result of the increased spending by mobile gamers is that the...
  28. DooKey

    ARM Cortex-A76 And Mali-G76 Architectures For Next-Gen Mobile Revealed

    ARM has released details of their new A76 CPU, Mali-G76 GPU, and Mali-V76 VPU. The new design is supposed to have 35% more performance and use 40% less power than last generation. They also claim the new ARM processor will have laptop-class performance and expect it to be within 10% of a Skylake...
  29. R

    Fortnite is Coming to Android

    In a "State of Mobile" press release today, Fortnite developer Epic Games went over some in-development improvements to the mobile battle-royale carpal tunnel inducer. Such upgrades are a customizable in-game HUD, voice chat, performance, and stats. However buried in the middle of the post...
  30. DooKey

    LocationSmart Leaked Location Data for Customers of All Major U.S. Mobile Carriers

    According to KrebsonSecurity, LocationSmart has been leaking real-time location data for mobile carrier customers on their web site to anyone that wanted to get it because of a bug. Apparently, this data was free for the taking without any form of authentication required. LocationSmart claims...
  31. DooKey

    Epic Games is Raking in the Simoleons With Fortnite Mobile

    Fortnite has only been out on mobile (iOS) since the first of April and it has already raked in $25 million. The only app in Apple's store that has done better is Netflix. Estimates are that Fortnite could earn over $500 million this year alone once it is ported to Android. This game is a money...
  32. A

    Solutions for connecting separate bluetooth microphone and BT earpiece to android

    I am interested in doing interviews for live streaming and was trying to figure out a solution in which I could hear alerts via a bluetooth earpiece connected to my phone but also have the freedom to have a standalone microphone that I could carry and conduct interviews with that would pick up...
  33. R

    The Moon is Getting 4G Coverage

    Reuters is reporting that Vodaphone and Nokia are teaming up to put the first mobile phone network on the moon next year. The reason? Unfortunately not a theme park (yet), but to stream high-definition video from the lunar landscape back to earth. Nokia is developing space-grade 4G networking...
  34. R

    The PC Port of Chrono Trigger Is Not What People Expected

    Square Enix surprised everyone with a re-release of 1995s "Chrono Trigger" which gave PC users the ability to buy it for the first time. However disappointment soon set in when people heading to the Steam store page realized that this port is not of the original SNES release, but the mobile...
  35. DooKey

    Mobile Malware Incidents Hit 100% of Businesses

    Every business with BYOD and corporate mobile device users across the globe has been exposed to mobile malware, with an average of 54 attempts per company played out within a 12-month period, according to a Check Point report released Friday. The report also notes that 94% of security...
  36. DooKey

    Eavesdropper Vulnerability Exposes Hundreds of Mobile Apps

    Appthority on Thursday warned that up to 700 apps in the enterprise mobile environment, including more than 170 that were live in official app stores, could be at risk to due to the Eavesdropper vulnerability. The vulnerability has resulted in large-scale data exposure, Appthority said. This...
  37. DooKey

    Coin Miner Mobile Malware Returns, Hits Google Play

    Those pesky hackers are once again planting malware in apps to use your hardware for making money through mining. They are back in android apps and they're on Google Play and ready to rock. If you feel your phone heating up and the battery going down it might just be a similar app. Come on...
  38. D

    Intel 10nm/7nm CPU/GPU Rumor Thread : Cannonlake, Icelake, Tigerlake, Sapphire Rapids, etc.

    Cannonlake What is Cannonlake? Cannonlake was apparently meant to be the succesor to Skylake, featuring 8 cores on the mainstream desktop with a token IPC jump of 5%~, but due to 10nm woes Desktop and Server Cannonlake were scrapped and were replaced with two 14nm desktop lineup slot ins...
  39. S

    Mobile VR vs Head Mounted Display..

    so I just got a merge headset for mobile VR on my iphone 6s plus just started to fool around with it yesterday. I was thinking of getting a pimax 4k but also waiting on the Windows Mixed Reality sets. How much better and noticeable would the video quality be going from Mobile VR to something...
  40. Q

    Windows Surface Mobile: Microsoft might actually be getting it right

    Windows Central has a very interesting speculation piece here about the future of Windows and Microsoft in the mobile space. Whether it's correct or not, only time will tell but it makes a couple of telling points. Firstly, that for Microsoft to succeed at the next iteration it's necessary that...
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