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Apple may design its own ARM-based chip for Mac devices

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 2 February 2017

Having done so for iPhone and iPad in the past couple years, Apple is reportedly considering making its own ARM-based chips for Mac devices too. FULL STORY >

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Samsung keeping majority of Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chips for itself

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 24 January 2017

In a bid to keep ahead of its competitors, Samsung is reportedly saving the bulk of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chips for the Galaxy S8. FULL STORY >

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chip will up photography and VR performance

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 3 January 2017

First detailed in November last year, full details on Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 835 chip are still unknown. It now appears as if photography and VR will play a big part in its performance. FULL STORY >

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Qualcomm debuts new 10 nm Snapdragon 835 chip

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 18 November 2016

With transistors as small as a water molecule according to Qualcomm, the company unveils its latest mobile chipset - the Snapdragon 835. FULL STORY >

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Several reports say iPhone 7's are hissing when doing heavy multitasking

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 19 September 2016

Could this be Apple's version of exploding phablet batteries, or simply an anomaly? FULL STORY >

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Dell updates specs on XPS 13 notebook and adds new rose gold colour option

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 15 September 2016

One of the best all-round notebooks available at the moment, Dell refreshes the XPS 13 for its latest iteration. FULL STORY >

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Intel announces new 7th Gen Kaby Lake processors

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 31 August 2016

Built for the "immersive internet" according to its designers, Intel announces its new 7th Gen Core processors. FULL STORY >

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Parker is Nvidia's latest SoC for self-driving cars

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 24 August 2016

Initially shown at CES this year, Nvidia details its System on Chip (SoC) offering for autonomous vehicles, named Parker. FULL STORY >

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Intel will soon begin manufacturing ARM-based smartphone processors

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 17 August 2016

Announced at the Intel Developer Forum, the company has just inked a deal to produce ARM-based processors for use in smartphones. FULL STORY >

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Oracle brings SPARC to the Cloud

By Press Release 4 July 2016

Oracle today announced major new additions to the SPARC platform that for the first time bring the advanced security, efficiency and simplicity of SPARC to the cloud. Built on the new SPARC S7 microprocessor, the latest additions to the SPARC platform include... FULL STORY >

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Qualcomm debuts new wearable chipset named Snapdragon Wear 1100

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 31 May 2016

Designed with fitness trackers and kids watches in mind, Qualcomm debuts its second range of wearable-specific chipsets. FULL STORY >

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Samsung unveils new Exynos 7 Octa 7870 chipset for mid-range smartphones

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 17 February 2016

Designed for use in mid-range smartphones as a competitor to Qualcomm's Snapdragon, Samsung debuts a new Exynos chipset - the 7 Octa 7870. FULL STORY >

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Google reportedly looking for a partner to help design its own chips

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 6 November 2015

According to reports, Google is aiming to get on the same level as Apple and Samsung, by designing its own set of smartphone chips with the help of a partner. FULL STORY >

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It's old outside, new inside as Apple debuts iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 10 September 2015

They might have the patina of last year's model, but Apple has beefed up the internal specs of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus to make their most powerful smartphone to date. FULL STORY >

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Unearthing the core of any good mobile experience with Qualcomm

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 7 September 2015

TechSmart recently chatted with Qualcomm's VP for Business Development (MEA), James Munn, to discuss the local chipset landscape and why it's a great time to be a consumer in South Africa. FULL STORY >

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