Kamran Ismail

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Tablets and smartphones: More factory revenue than all other consumer electronics combined

Perhaps the Consumer Electronics Association should rename itself because smartphones and tablets now dominate the CE market. Here’s a telling …

Carphone Warehouse discounts budget tablet to £49, which is probably all it's worth

Brits in the market for a cheap 7-inch tablet have been spoiled of late, what with the launch of Tesco's £119 Hudl and Argos' £100 MyTablet. "But, hang on," Carphone Warehouse's thought, "we sell a budget tablet, too." And so, seeking some attention itself, the UK retailer has discounted its Avoca …

Teardowns of Late 2013 Retina MacBook Pros Reveal No Improvements in Accessibility

iFixit has performed more of its traditional high-quality teardowns on both the new 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro and new 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro, revealing various improvements to the components of both that enhance performance, but also unsurprisingly make both harder to manually repair.<p>One of …

The Battle for Power on the Internet

Distributed citizen groups and nimble hackers once had the edge. Now governments and corporations are catching up. Who will dominate in the decades ahead?<p>We’re in the middle of an epic battle for power in cyberspace. On one side are the traditional, organized, institutional powers such as …

Samsung posts record profits, again

Samsung Electronics has posted a 26% jump in profits for the three month period ending in September 2013, mainly due to strong smartphone sales and better memory chip revenues. Net income for the quarter was 8.24 trillion won ($7.6bn) up from 6.56tn won during the same period last year. Samsung …

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