Gary Sims(622 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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Lighting, console level graphics & ARM – 5 things developers need to know

by: Gary SimsMay 6, 2015
Over one-third of the smartphones in the world use an ARM based GPU, and every developer should know how to best use ARM's technology when making 3D games.
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ARM widens the appeal of its IoT OS with mbed client that runs on Linux

by: Gary SimsApril 30, 2015
Until now mbed OS has been exclusive to Cortex-M boards. But now ARM has announced the mbed Client, which enables mbed OS programs to run on Linux.
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ARM lead architect talks to AA about the Cortex-A72

by: Gary SimsApril 29, 2015
The Cortex-A72 is ARM's second generation 64-bit processor and Mike Filippo was its lead architect, see what he had to say about the new design.
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Google Play Store vs the Apple App Store: by the numbers (2015)

by: Gary SimsApril 20, 2015
Both stores offer at least 1 million apps and both have downloads measured in the billions, what other factors distinguish one store from the other?
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Showdown: Raspberry Pi 2 vs ODROID C1 vs HummingBoard vs MIPS Creator CI20 (updated)

by: Gary SimsApril 16, 2015
We test four of the leading Single Board Computers to see which is the best one: Raspberry Pi 2 vs ODROID C1 vs HummingBoard vs MIPS Creator CI20.
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ZTE Blade S6 Plus review

by: Gary SimsApril 8, 2015
The ZTE Blade S6 Plus is a wallet-friendly device with a 5.5 inch display, LTE, 64-bit hardware, a great camera, and Android 5.0 lollipop.
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ODROID C1 review

by: Gary SimsApril 1, 2015
The ODROID C1 is a single board computer with a quad-core processor that runs Android and Linux. And like the Raspberry Pi 2, it only costs $35.
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ZTE Star 2 review

by: Gary SimsMarch 27, 2015
The ZTE Star 2 is a premium device without a premium price. The processor is excellent, as is the design and display. Plus the software has some great features.
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Cocos2d-x game engine ported to Android on MIPS, runs on Creator CI20 board

by: Gary SimsMarch 19, 2015
Cocos2d-x, the open source cross-platform game engine from Chukong Technologies, has been ported to Android on MIPS. It now runs fully optimized on devices using MIPS CPUs and PowerVR GPUs.
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What is the Internet of Things? 

by: Gary SimsMarch 17, 2015
You have probably heard the of terms Internet of Things or IoT, but what is it, when will it arrive, and how will it affect our lives?
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