Marvell's ARMADA 1500-mini chip powers Google's $35 Chromecast

Last week, Google introduced a $35 device dubbed "Chromecast." Essentially, Chromecast plugs into HD TV's, "casting" online content from phones, tablets and laptops on to HD TVs.

Samsung and Apple fend off low-cost vendors

​For the second calendar quarter in a row, smartphone shipments represented more than half (52%) of the world’s mobile phone shipments. Led by electronics manufacturer Samsung, an estimated 408 million handsets and 214 million smartphones shipped during the second quarter of 2013, according to ABI Research.

Android 4.3 is on the new Nexus 7

Google and Asus have debuted a new version of the wildly popular Nexus 7, which, as was rumored, arrives preloaded with a sweeter version of Android: 4.3.3 (Jelly Bean).

What are the big smartphone differentiators of 2013?

Accelerometers, vision-based gesture recognition, gyroscopes and NFC are predicted to be the feature set big winners in smartphones in 2013.

Samsung's Exynos 5420 octa-core chip boasts major performance boost

Samsung has debuted a new octa-core chip. Dubbed the Exynos 5420, the processor is built around four ARM Cortex-A15 processor cores and four lower-power Cortex-A7 cores used for tasks that don't require huge amounts of CPU horsepower.

Rockchip does multitasking for Android

Rockchip has upgraded its multi-window system for Android, allowing users to more easily mutitask on tablets running the OS.

Report: LG ships Retina displays for next-gen iPad mini

A new report indicates that LG is preparing to ship millions of Retina panels slated for Apple's upcoming iPad mini which is likely to see a fourth quarter launch.

HP's Split x2 has a $750 price point

HP's Split x2 can best be described as a notebook with a 13.3 inch screen, 4GB of RAM and a 128GB solid state disk (SSD).

Report: Smart watch shipments to hit 5 million units in 2014

It's true that current-gen smart watches have gotten off to a relatively slow start, although the status quo is likely to be shaken up in 2014.

Cube U39GT tablet boasts a 9-inch, full HD display

We recently reported that Cube had introduced an accessory "kit" allowing users to transform their tablets into a TV box. Well, Cube is in the news again, only this time it is about an actual tablet, rather than a kit.

Report: Apple steps up iWatch efforts

A recent report claims Apple is "aggressively" hiring engineers for its iWatch team to "iron out" a number of issues related to the device's design.

Google's Chromebook is going places

Just a few short years ago it would have been difficult to find anyone who took Google's Chromebook seriously. All that has changed, though, as the barebones laptop running Mountain View's web-centric OS gains share - while the rest of the market shrinks.

The Nokia Lumia 1020: everything old is new again

How does the Nokia Lumia 1020 compare with the best of the rest? It has a giant 41 Megapixel camera, but how deep do you want your selfies to go anyhow? Well, it is an impressive piece of hardware.

LG touts "slimmest" 1080p mobile LCD

LG is touting what it claims to be the "world's slimmest" full HD LCD panel for smartphones.

Report: 20nm ARM chips could hit 3 GHz by 2014

A slew of reports indicate that 20nm ARM-powered chips could hit a speed of 3GHz by 2014, courtesy of both TSMC and GlobalFoundries.

Will Microsoft buy Barnes & Noble's Nook tablet business?

A number of analysts apparently believe Microsoft may snap up Barnes & Noble's Nook tablet business after the latter company's CEO announced his plans to depart the struggling corporation amidst plans to restructure.

HP's Slate 7 Android tablet drops to $140

Hewlett Packard's Android tablet was priced at $170 and up when the Slate 7 first launched in April. And now? Well, HP is lowering the cost of its 7-inch (1024 x 600 pixel display) tablet to $140.

Magic Media i5 is a handheld Android game console

The China-based MUCH has debuted a handheld Android game console dubbed "Magic Media i5." 

Browsing the web with Google Glass

Google Glass may still be in a relatively nascent stage, but that hasn't stopped the stampede of developers to the new wearable platform.

Report: Apple's MacbBook Air is the most popular

A new report published by NPD confirms what most of us already know - Apple's sleek MacBook Air is by the far the most popular notebook in its class.