HP releases new Pavilion x360 range
Published in Notebooks
Tuesday, 03 May 2016 13:38

HP releases new Pavilion x360 range


Do not break the bank

The maker of expensive printer ink, HP announced a series of new laptops for the back-to-school market or anyone who is looking for a two-in-one that won't hurt the bank balance.

Intel scraps Broxton
Published in Processors
Monday, 02 May 2016 12:33

Intel scraps Broxton


Also kills off SoFIA mobile SoCs

Intel has scrapped development of the Broxton Atom processor family. For those who came in late, this was the chip which was supposed to put Intel into high-end smartphones and tablets.

MSI unveils two new motherboards for Xeon E3-1200 v5 CPUs
Published in Motherboards


The E3 Krait Gaming V5 and the E3M Workstation V5

MSI has announced two new motherboards based on Intel's C232 chipset and aimed to be used with Intel Xeon E3-1200 v5 CPUs with support for ECC DDR4 RAM, the E3 Krait Gaming V5 and the E3M Workstation V5.

Intel wants to replace headphone jack with USB-C
Published in News


Hit the road jack

Chipzilla has called for the standard 3.5mm headphone jack to be dropped in favor of connections like USB-C.

Intel convinces Mobile boss to stay
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 26 April 2016 11:55

Intel convinces Mobile boss to stay


Modem conspiracy theories quashed

Aicha Evans, the head of Intel's wireless group has been convinced to remain part of Chipzilla after announcing she was going to quit a week ago.

Qualcomm flogs fewer chips
Published in Processors
Thursday, 21 April 2016 10:46

Qualcomm flogs fewer chips


Falling 13-22 percent to 175-195 million

Qualcomm predicted a third-quarter profit below analysts estimates as it expects to ship fewer chips, including those for smartphones, its biggest business.

Thunderbolt SSD could be the next big thing
Published in News
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 13:52

Thunderbolt SSD could be the next big thing


High capacity storage key to multi-media

As UHD tellies promise that huge amounts of data will need to be shifted the question of how to do it fast enough is being answered by a new generation of SSDs based around Thunderbolt.

Intel's results not that bad
Published in News
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 11:59

Intel's results not that bad


But writing on the wall

Despite having to lay off 12,000 employees, Intel's first quarter results aren’t all that bad, but the writing is on the wall for the outfit which is going to have pull finger if it is not going to suffer more. 

Intel decimates staff - will fire 12,000
Published in News
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 10:29

Intel decimates staff - will fire 12,000


Reduce dependence on PCs

Intel has decided that there is no point waiting for the PC to return and is decimating its staff and getting into something else more lucrative – cloud computing and the Internet of thing.

Apple updates its 12-inch Macbook
Published in Notebooks
Tuesday, 19 April 2016 22:12

Apple updates its 12-inch Macbook


Gives it Core M Skylake CPUs and new color

Apple has rather silently updated its Macbook line by equipping it with new Intel Core M Skylake CPUs as well as the new fancy Rose Gold color option.