Gary Sims(637 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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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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ARM releases public beta version of mbed OS, includes source code

by: Gary SimsSeptember 8, 2015
ARM has released a public beta version of mbed OS, its OS for IoT. The announcement is actually made up of 5 different projects, 3 of which are open source.
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HTC dropped from Taiwan’s TWSE 50 Index

by: Gary SimsSeptember 7, 2015
Due to a slump in its share price, HTC has been dropped from the TWSE 50 Index, the stock market index of Taiwan's 50 largest firms.
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Lenovo Vibe X3 passes through China’s TENAA certification process

by: Gary SimsSeptember 7, 2015
The next generation of Lenovo's Vibe X has gone to China's TENAA. It features a 5.5 inch full HD display, Snapdragon 808, 3GB RAM and a 21MP camera.

Epson Moverio BT-200 smart glasses review

by: Gary SimsSeptember 4, 2015
The Epson Moverio BT-200 augmented reality smart glasses are powered by an Android based control box. I have been testing them out, see what I discovered.
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Best media players and streamers (September 2015)

by: Gary SimsSeptember 4, 2015
There are lots of services that stream video for you. But what is the best way to get this media on your TV? Is it Chromecast? Android TV? Something else?
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5G, one wireless technology to rule them all?

by: Gary SimsAugust 31, 2015
There is an active discussion going on to see if 5G can become the de facto for all wireless standards. No more Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or 4G LTE, just 5G.

Exynos 7420: Multitasking, multi-core and multiprocessing

by: Gary SimsAugust 31, 2015
The Exynos 7420 has an octa-core CPU, 4x Cortex-A53 cores, and 4x Cortex-A57 cores. But how much parallelism is there between the cores? We dig deep and find out.
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