Gary Sims(644 posts)

Gary has been a tech writer for over a decade and specializes in open source systems. He has a Bachelor's degree in Business Information Systems. He has many years of experience in system design and development as well as system administration, system security and networking protocols. He also knows several programming languages, as he was previously a software engineer for 10 years.

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ARM announces Cortex-A35, its new ultra-efficient 64-bit core

by: Gary SimsNovember 10, 2015
ARM's annual developer conference ARM TechCon is here and one of the biggest announcements coming from the event is the launch of the new ultra efficient Cortex-A35.

SoC showdown: Snapdragon 810 vs Exynos 7420 vs MediaTek Helio X10 vs Kirin 935

by: Gary SimsNovember 6, 2015
Which is the best Android smartphone SoC? We test the Snapdragon 810, the Exynos 7420, the MediaTek Helio X10, the Kirin 935, and the Snapdragon 801.
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Imagination’s new Ci40 Creator IoT board will run Brillo from Google

by: Gary SimsOctober 27, 2015
Imagination has announced that its upcoming Ci40 IoT board, which will use a dual-core MIPS based CPU, will run not only Linux but also Brillo from Google.

TouchWiz tips and tricks for the Note 5 and Galaxy S6

by: Gary SimsOctober 23, 2015
TouchWiz has lots of useful features and aids, and to help you get the best from it, here are our TouchWiz tips and tricks for the Note 5 and Galaxy S6.

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact review

by: Gary SimsOctober 19, 2015
The Sony Xperia Z5 Compact is the smallest of the new Z5 devices. I have been testing this 4.6 inch power house, so let's see what I found out.
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Qualcomm demos 24 core ARM based server processor

by: Gary SimsOctober 9, 2015
Qualcomm, known for its Snapdragon processors, has demonstrated a new ARM based processor. But this time it isn't for mobile devices, it is for servers.

ZUK Z1 review

by: Gary SimsOctober 5, 2015
Backed by Lenovo and running Cyanogen, can the 5.5 inch, Full HD ZUK Z1 make an impact?
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What’s new in Android Studio 1.4

by: Gary SimsOctober 1, 2015
Google has just released Android Studio 1.4 with new features in three key areas: Design Tools, Performance Monitoring, and Developer Services.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs Huawei Mate S – quick look

by: Gary SimsSeptember 28, 2015
How does the Huawei Mate S stand up to the might that is the Samsung Galaxy Note 5? We compare the two and see which one is better.

Huawei Mate S review

by: Gary SimsSeptember 22, 2015
With a great design, a top class display and an excellent fingerprint reader, Huawei proves it has what it takes to build a true flagship device.
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