Adreno 530 is the faster, more efficient GPU for Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820

Adreno 530 is the faster, more efficient GPU for Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820

Qualcomm's next-generation Snapdragon 810 will have an all-new GPU. Photo: QualcommQualcomm is going to make us wait a little longer for the upcoming Snapdragon 810’s juicy details, but the company has already announced its new and improved graphics processing unit. Dubbed Adreno 530, the new GPU promises significant performance improvements and greater efficiency. In comparison with the Adreno 430 GPU that was integrated into Qualcomm’s

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Hydrogen: A software drum machine for Linux

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Hydrogen: A software drum machine for Linux
Hydrogen is the best open source drum machine that is available free of charge. It is an advanced piece of software that helps artists and producers compose groovy beats to accompany their music. Hydrogen is quite simple to use, features a lot of options and drum sets that can differentiate the sounds to meet the wide scope of requirements that derive from different music genres like rock, metal, pop, electronic and jazz.

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Sorry, Google, BMW already owns ‘Alphabet’ and they don’t want to sell

Sorry, Google, BMW already owns ‘Alphabet’ and they don’t want to sell

Why didn't they just...Google it? Photo: Alphabet/GoogleWhen Google reorganized itself into a subsidiary of a new over-arching company, Alphabet, you’d think that they’d have checked to see if anyone else was doing a similar business with the name. In fact, BMW also does business as Alphabet, and they own the trademark and the .com URL to boot. BMW makes cars, and

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Save 94% on the iCollege IT Security & Management Bundle [Deal]

Save 94% on the iCollege IT Security & Management Bundle [Deal]

16df2b28fe79734de4cdec2e6ef9c76d1617a375_main_hero_imageSecure a career in IT management with the help of the iCollege IT Security & Management Bundle. Get two years of access to 4 essential certification trainings — including CISA, ISC, and CompTIA — and save 94% for a limited time with Cult of Android Deals. Information Technology Infrastructure Library ITIL is a set of

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Samsung accidentally leaks Galaxy S6 Edge+ and its pre-order date

Samsung accidentally leaks Galaxy S6 Edge+ and its pre-order date

Thanks, Samsung France. Photo: GalaxyClub.nlWe’ve seen the Galaxy S6 Edge+ countless times in recent weeks, and now it seems Samsung has given up on keeping it a secret ahead of its August 13 unveiling. The device was today leaked on the official website for Samsung France, which confirmed the handset’s pre-order date. Samsung’s graphic, which promotes a launch offer

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Startup digs into Android’s guts to supercharge its smartphone

Startup digs into Android’s guts to supercharge its smartphone

Get ready for the Nextbit phone. Photo: NextbitNextbit, a startup smartphone maker led by Android veterans and a former HTC design chief, today confirmed that it will launch its “friggin’ awesome” debut device on September 1. The device will offer supercharged Android software that only gets better with age. OnePlus is proving that with the right product, you can start a smartphone company that competes

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Installing Lighttpd with PHP5 (PHP-FPM) and MySQL on Debian 8 (Jessie)

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Installing Lighttpd with PHP5 (PHP-FPM) and MySQL on Debian 8 (Jessie)
Lighttpd is a secure, fast, standards-compliant web server designed for speed-critical environments. This tutorial shows how you can install
Lighttpd on a Debian 8 (Jessie) server with PHP5 support (through PHP-FPM) and MySQL as a database server. PHP-FPM (FastCGI Process Manager) is a new PHP FastCGI implementation with some additional features useful for sites of any size, especially busier sites. I use PHP-FPM in this tutorial instead of Lighttpd’s spawn-fcgi.

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iPhone users are 50% dirtier than Android owners

iPhone users are 50% dirtier than Android owners

Heading. Photo:iPhone owners are 50 percent dirtier than Android users, according to a new study commissioned by the U.K.-based online retailer Brighthouse. Brighthouse tested 170 items as part of its study, including game controllers, remote controls, laptop computers and 38 different phones — with 24 being iPhones and 14 being unspecified Android devices. A “hygiene score”

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Spotify will make you pay for music by destroying its free plan

Spotify will make you pay for music by destroying its free plan

Spotify is finally listening to the labels. Photo: SpotifySpotify is planning to introduce a new “gated access” model that will make its free streaming plan a lot less attractive, according to a new report. Those who choose to opt out of paying for the service could see it become extremely limited, with access to just one or two songs from big album releases.

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Vulkan is Google’s answer to Apple Metal for Android games

Vulkan is Google’s answer to Apple Metal for Android games

Vulkan is coming to Android. Photo: SamsungApple Metal, introduced at last year’s WWDC, gives developers low-level access to the GPU to maximize the graphics and performance potential of their games. Now Android gamers are going to get a taste of that, too. No, Apple isn’t bringing Metal to Android — but Google is adopting an alternative called Vulkan. Created by the developers of the OpenGL

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