ARM Takes Down Its Website That Attacked Open-Source Rival

ARM, the incredibly successful developer of CPU designs, appears to be getting a little nervous about an open-source rival that’s gaining traction. At the end of June, ARM launched a website outlining why it’s better than its competitor’s offerings and it quickly blew up in its face. Realising the site was a bad look, ARM has now taken it down. Read More >>

The Anatomy of a Motherboard

It’s a crucial component in any laptop or desktop computer, but very few computer owners actually know what a motherboard is or what it does. There’s a motherboard (often called a logic board in smaller more mobile devices) sitting in every computer system: the processor, RAM, hard drives, graphics card, and other bits and pieces all plug straight into it. Read More >>

Nvidia GTX 1080 GPU: Specs, Price and Everything Else You Need to Know

Today’s the day. Reviews of Nvidia’s newest, greatest and most powerful graphics card, the GeForce GTX 1080, are about to hit the ‘net. But there’s also more to this card than its raw performance data. Here’s what’s going on under the hood of Nvidia’s big, bold attempt at cornering 4K and VR gaming in 2016. Read More >>

Alienware’s Small Gaming Desktop is Getting a Big Boost

Alienware generally makes giant honking gaming computers. There are two exceptions: The tiny Alpha, and the console-sized X51 desktop. And today, the X51 is getting some pretty huge additions—including custom liquid cooling, PCIe solid state storage, and external graphics. Read More >>

AMD’s Powerful New R9 Nano Graphics Card Fits in Small Places

This year, I bought myself an Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 graphics card. It was time to upgrade. And I was pleasantly surprised to find I could buy a mini version of one of the best cards ever made. Now, I can potentially fit my beefy gaming PC into a console-sized case. But a new card from AMD is about to do small and powerful even better. Read More >>

Samsung Has a Team of 200 That Works Solely on Apple Products

Despite their many public fallings out regarding patents and the respective public branding of each other as the maker of devices for sheep and copycat artists, Samsung and Apple's relationship appears to be stronger than ever -- with Samsung said to be employing a team of around 200 just to help develop displays for Apple products. Read More >>

Nvidia Titan X GPU is the Most Monstrous Graphics Card Ever

It's not all virtual reality headsets and VR experiences at GDC 2015. Well, it is mostly, but what's going to be driving the super-immersive PC gaming experiences? If you ask Nvidia, it'd say its newly-announced Titan X graphics card. Read More >>

The Metals in Your Phone Aren’t Just Rare — They’re Irreplaceable

It takes a lot of different materials to make a modern day phone, and a fair number of them are of the rare earth metal variety. But a new study by researchers at Yale shows that there's another troubling detail about the supply of pre-phone components. Many of these metals aren't just rare; they're irreplaceable. Read More >>

Camera Blamed for Delays, as HTC Throws Money at New Marketing Push

HTC's new marketing boss Benjamin Ho has confirmed that camera component difficulties were behind the short delay in getting its new HTC One out to the world, with the bespoke "ultrapixel" unit leading to supply problems. Read More >>

The HTC One Is Delayed Because Suppliers Think HTC Isn’t a Top Tier Company

The HTC One, the beautiful beast of an Android, is delayed because suppliers no longer consider HTC a "tier one company". Which basically means that component companies only care about working with Apple and Samsung. Which basically means that we're going to have to wait a little longer to get our hands on the best Android phone. Which sucks. Read More >>

65 Years Ago the Transistor Jump-Started the World Of Modern Technology

65 years ago, back on December 16th 1947, William Shockley, John Bardeen, and Walter Brattain operated the first ever working point-contact transistor, almost known as the iotatron. Now, so many years later, we rely on the decedents of that transistor as a part of practically all of the high tech electronic devices we use every day. Read More >>

Just Like Apple, HTC’s Ditching Samsung for Other Smartphone Component Suppliers?

Reports coming out of the ever-thrilling component supply chain world suggest that HTC is joining Apple in lessening its dependence on Samsung, moving away from the company and finding alternative suppliers for some internal parts of its smartphones. Read More >>

iPhone 5’s 16:9 Ratio 4″ Display Tech Supposedly Pictured

That thing there, if you choose to believe the word of Chinese component supply chain news sources, is the new display panel of the iPhone 5. If true, it confirms that the next-gen iPhone will be a 4" model with a wide 16:9 aspect ratio format screen, which includes new touch technology within the LCD itself to help reduce thickness. Read More >>

The iPhone 4S Costs 30p More to Build than the iPhone 4

The fellows at iSuppli have done what they do best, breaking down the material nitty gritty of the 4S to find how much its guts are worth. The answer? Slightly, slightly more than its predecessor, at $188 (£119). Read More >>

Western Digital’s HD Factory “Submerged” by Thai Flooding

One of the world's largest hard drive makers has emerged as another victim of the floods that've hit Thailand, with WD reporting that one of its Thai plants has been "inundated" by water and some equipment is currently underwater. Read More >>