Snapdragon 660 is the most compelling mobile platform
Android

Snapdragon 660 is the most compelling mobile platform

Qualcomm recently announced the Snapdragon 660 mobile System-On-Chip. It is designed as a mid-high range mobile system, lined up just below its flagship Snapdragon 835 and above the 630, replacing the 635 from last year. The 660’s processing power is delivered by Qualcomm’s Kryo 260 CPU. This is made up of four semi-custom Cortex-A73 “Performance” cores … Continue reading

Fingerprint verification is not as safe as you think
Money / Security

Fingerprint verification is not as safe as you think

MasterCard recently announced that it is trailing credit cards which will authenticate users using their fingerprint. The fingerprint sensor is embedded within the card. The cards can be used with existing chip-and-pin readers, but not with readers that only has magnetic strip. The trial is currently running in South Africa, and due to start in Europe in … Continue reading

How Galaxy S8’s 5.8” screen is smaller than Pixel XL’s 5.5” screen
Android

How Galaxy S8’s 5.8” screen is smaller than Pixel XL’s 5.5” screen

Samsung and LG’s latest smartphone offerings both emphasised their “bezel-less” displays – large screens in phones with small fingerprint. Samsung S8 has an advertised 5.8” display and the S8+ has a mind-boggling 6.3” screen, both able to fit in devices that aren’t the size of small tablets. LG G6 offers a slightly smaller 5.7” screen … Continue reading