Samsung’s new tech to make 2nm chips more powerful and efficient

According to a new report from Chosun Biz, Samsung Foundry is planning to integrate the Backside Power Delivery Network (BSPDN) technology in 2nm chips. In this technology, power lines are placed at the rear side of the wafer, which makes it easier to manufacture chips on smaller node sizes (especially node sizes smaller than 3nm) […]

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New update to make AV1 video playback better on cheaper Galaxy phones

Lately, many video streaming services, including Netflix and YouTube, have started streaming videos in the AV1 codec on supported devices. That’s because this video codec requires less bandwidth than other video codecs, including h.264 and h.265, to offer the same video quality. However, many Android smartphones and tablets don’t have the hardware dedicated to decode […]

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Samsung is piling up billions in cash to likely make a big acquisition

There has long been speculation about how Samsung would use its more than $60 billion cash reserves. The general perception is that the company would become active in the mergers and acquisitions space to buy some big company. However, Samsung hasn’t made any major acquisitions since it bought Harman for $8 billion back in 2017. […]

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Here’s How Much It Costs Apple to Make Its Vision Pro Headset

Starting at $3,500, Apple’s Vision Pro price puts it at the top-end of the AR/VR headset market, but a significant portion of the cost is down to the device’s premium “bill of materials,” which is thought to come in at just over $1,500. According to Omdia’s research, the components used in Vision Pro are estimated […]

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Xiaomi 14 and 14 Ultra make global debut at MWC

Xiaomi held a massive event in Barcelona ahead of MWC, where it finally launched the new flagship smartphones for the international audience. The company presented the Xiaomi 14 and the Xiaomi 14 Ultra with Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipsets at the keynote, while the Xiaomi 14 Pro is remaining confined to China. As a refresher […]

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Samsung Galaxy Ring to make an appearance at MWC 2024

Samsung has been drumming up a surprising amount of hype around the Galaxy Ring. The Korean giant teased the gadget during the January Unpacked even that made the Galaxy S24, S24+, and S24 Ultra official. There has been no further info from the company since then, but current speculations hint at a possible July release […]

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Intel wants to make chips for its direct competitor AMD

At the IFS Direct Connect 2024 event, the CEO of Intel, Pat Gelsinger, revealed that the company’s semiconductor manufacturing arm, Intel Foundry Services (IFS), is open to making chips for every brand, even for companies that compete directly with Intel in the PC and laptop chip space, including AMD, Nvidia, and Qualcomm. Paul Alcorn from […]

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WhatsApp could make sending high-quality media more convenient

Social media apps are notorious for drastically reducing the quality of pictures and videos when they’re shared. It was a long-standing issue on WhatsApp as well until the Meta-owned app finally decided to add the option to share HD versions of photos and videos, but the way that option works is rather inconvenient. Right now, […]

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US government gives GlobalFoundries a $3.1 billion package to make more chips

The US government has become very serious about increasing production of advanced semiconductors at home. To that end, the company is strategically providing grants and loans to eligible companies, helping them expand their manufacturing facilities. It was announced today that GlobalFoundries, a chipmaker based in New York, will receive a $3.1 billion package from the […]

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Galaxy Z Fold 2 helped Google make Android better on foldables

Google was pretty late to the foldable party, and its first foldable phone was launched four generations after Samsung launched its first foldable smartphone. Despite being the lead Android developer, Google was also late optimizing Android for foldable devices. It has now been revealed that Google took Samsung’s help to optimize Android for foldable phones. […]

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Samsung may have received order from Qualcomm to make prototype 2nm chip

Samsung Electronics and TSMC are competing to get clients for their 2nm chip fabrication processes. While Samsung didn’t get clients other than its own System LSI business for its 3nm process, it is hoping to compete with TSMC in a better way with its 2nm process, and it may have received a potential client in […]

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Apple’s left the ‘make the world a better place’ stuff to Samsung

It’s been a couple of weeks since Apple’s Vision Pro headset hit the market. Apple’s latest product is in a league of its own right now. There’s no other headset on the market that quite matches up to it. It’s evident that this is the ultimate mixed reality headset that money can buy at this […]

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Veteran Final Fantasy developers leave Square Enix to make their own JRPG, and it’s coming to Xbox and PC

What you need to know Artisan Studios have revealed Lost Hellden, a new JRPG they are developing with former Final Fantasy and Gravity Rush developers. Lost Hellden is a JRPG featuring a unique hand-painted art style, an epic storyline, and a combat system combining strategy and action.  Lost Hellden is scheduled to release in 2025 […]

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TSMC and Intel continue to make life very difficult for Samsung

Samsung is facing intense competition in the semiconductor market, largely due to TSMC’s increasing competitiveness as well as Intel’s comeback. The supply glut in the memory market and resulting price declines have already been quite painful for the company. It didn’t help that Samsung Chairman Lee Jae-yong’s absence due to his legal troubles prevented Samsung […]

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Clipchamp update could make it the perfect video editor for TikTok and Instagram

What you need to know Clipchamp now supports recording voiceovers directly within the app and adding AI voiceovers through text to speech. A future update will add the ability to identify long silences in a recording and delete some or all of them automatically. Microsoft purchased the video editor Clipchamp in 2022 and has steadily […]

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A Startup Has Unlocked a Way to Make Cheap Insulin

Now some key patents have expired, and the US Food and Drug Administration has paved the way for biosimilar versions of insulin—so-called because they’re almost identical to another product already on the market. For a product to be biosimilar, it must be highly similar in structure to the original and work just as well in […]

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Make your Galaxy S24 wallpaper match the weather and time of day

With the latest Galaxy S24 series running One UI 6.1, Samsung has enriched the user experience through a couple of new AI-powered wallpaper options. Previously, we overviewed the Generative wallpaper feature, but Samsung’s flagships have yet another AI-powered wallpaper tool up their sleeve. It’s called Photo Ambient Wallpaper. This new wallpaper type uses “advanced intelligence” […]

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Samsung SDI could use Chinese equipment to make new batteries

Samsung SDI, the battery making division of the conglomerate, has been planning to establish a lithium iron phosphate battery production line. These batteries deliver distinct benefits of having a longer life span and improved charge efficiency. The company recently held a conference at its plant in Cheonan, South Korea, highlighting the plan to potential vendors […]

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With active noise canceling and up to 78 hours of battery life, this new headset wants to make you more productive

What you need to know Dell has announced a lineup of new headsets focused on productivity and office use. The top of the heap is undoubtedly the Dell Pro Wireless ANC Headset, which boasts up to 78 hours of battery life, an optional charging dock, and hybrid ANC. There’s also a wired variant of the […]

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Make your Galaxy S24 unique with AI Generative wallpapers

The Galaxy S24 is Samsung’s first AI phone, which means the One UI 6.1 software it ships with boasts a number of features powered by AI (Artificial Intelligence) and LLM (Large Language Models). For the most part, Samsung harvested the power of AI and LLM to create new experiences around photo editing and to break […]

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