Gigabyte preps Haswell BRIX mini-PC with Nvidia GeForce graphics

Gigabyte is preparing to launch a new BRIX mini-PC equipped with an Intel Core i5 Haswell CPU and Nvidia GeForce graphics.



Sony's waterproof tablet washes ashore for $500



Sony's Xperia Z2 Tablet, a 10-inch Android device with a waterproof case, measures just a quarter of an inch thick and weighs approximately 15 ounces. 



MSI launches barebones ProBox23



MSI recently introduced an uber-mini barebones desktop PC equipped with a Mini ITX board that supports Intel's Haswell processor, up to 16GB of RAM and three internal storage devices.

Intel's Bay Trail NUC is fanless



Intel has introduced a mini NUC PC powered by Santa Clara's Bay Trail chipset (1.46 GHz Intel Atom SoC with 5W TDP).

Report: Samsung preps high-end Tizen phones

Samsung is reportedly preparing to launch at least two smartphones powered by Tizen, the very same Linux-based mobile operating system currently running on the company's Gear 2 lineup of smartwatches.

Toshiba's 4K Ultrabook has a $1500 price tag



Toshiba's upcoming Satellite P55t Ultrabook is one of the first laptops to feature a 3840 x 2160 pixel display. 



Rockchip touts ARM Cortex-A17 for Android and Chrome




Rockchip’s RK3288 processor already powers a number of Android-based tablets and TV boxes. 



Amazon's smartphone ready for 2014


Reports of an Amazon-branded smartphone have been circulating for years. However, the Wall Street Journal recently confirmed that the online retail giant is currently testing a handset and remains on track to launch the smartphone during the second half of 2014.

Apple's 2014 roadmap gets outlined



KGI securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo has published a rough outline of Apple's 2014 roadmap, which includes a lower-cost iMac, an upgraded iPad Air/iPad Mini, new iWatch (in two sizes) and a 4.7-inch/5.5-inch iPhone.

Asus Transformer Pad TF103C gets detailed



Asus is reportedly prepping a new 10-inch Android tablet featuring Intel's 64-bit Bay Trail SoC (Z3745) and a detachable keyboard dock. 


Report: Lenovo prepping new high-end ThinkPad tablet


Lenovo is reportedly prepping a new, high-end Windows tablet equipped with Intel's Atom Bay processor, a 1.6 GHz quad-core chip with burst speeds up to 2.39 MHz.

Researchers measure smartphone malware infection rates

There is a steady stream of news stories and announcements about how many more new strains of Android malware appear in every passing year. Data showing infection rates in the real world has been hard to come by.

This eReader has a camera and OCR software


PocketBook has introduced a new eReader equipped with a 6-inch Carta eE Ink display and a camera.



Claim: Personal touch signature makes mobile devices more secure

Passwords, gestures and fingerprint scans are all helpful ways to keep a thief from unlocking and using a cell phone or tablet. Cybersecurity researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have gone a step further.

Intel's Android 4.4 (KitKat) for 64-bit chips goes live

Intel recently debuted new builds of Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) specifically optimized to run on devices with 64-bit Intel chips. 



Quantum cryptography for mobile phones

Secure mobile communications underpin our society and through mobile phones, tablets and laptops we have become online consumers. The security of mobile transactions is obscure to most people but is absolutely essential if we are to stay protected from malicious online attacks, fraud and theft.

Novena laptop goes open source with Bunnie Huang



The long-awaited open-source Novena laptop is now available via a limited Crowd Supply campaign run by Bunnie Huang and Sean Cross.

Chromebook adoption gains traction

An estimated 2.1 million Chromebooks shipped in 2013 with nearly 89% of total shipments reaching North America, according to market intelligence firm ABI Research. As Chromebook shipments expand globally, ABI Research forecasts an increase of CAGR 28% to 11 million in 2019.

Report: Apple's new A7 mobile SoC is "desktop class"




Anand Shimpi of AnandTech has concluded that Apple's latest A7 processor can indeed be categorized as "desktop class."



Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 tablet gets leaked

Samsung has yet to confirm the purported leaked specs of its next-gen Galaxy Tab 4 10.1, although that hasn't stopped alleged leaks of the new tablet from trickling out.