At Mobile World Congress 2014, Futuremark showed off two brand new benchmarks for mobile devices.
Futuremark has run benchmarking tests on the Ouya console — and has found it depressingly lacking.
With its latest version of 3DMark, Futuremark attempts to create a benchmark that allows for cross-platform comparisons among all tablets, smartphones, and PCs.
Rovio Entertainment picks up Futuremark Games Studio, a maker of games for the PC, Xbox, and Apple IOS devices.
Acer, Intel, Qualcomm, and SingTel-Optus have joined a program to benchmark 3D gaming standards on Android devices.
The education-aimed Yoga 11e Chromebook bends into several useful hybrid shapes, but it's also too thick and rugged for commuters who want lightweight hardware for their lightweight operating system.
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One of the nicer-looking and better-performing Chrome OS systems, the 13-inch Acer Chromebook adds some zip by ditching Intel for an Nvidia processor, but also hits a few issues with popular Chrome apps.
Angry Birds giant Rovio has announced a new upcoming mobile game: Pigs Defence.
If you want one of the least expensive Web-browsing devices that feels like a laptop but is really a Chromebook, the Acer C7 is fine. But its limitations match its price.
A fresh look and comfortable feel make HP’s 11-inch budget Chromebook an appealing bet, especially for households that need a cheap no-frills Web-surfing Google Netbook. If you’re not thinking about productivity, though, you’re better off with a tablet.