PC shipments lowest since 2007
Published in News
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 10:38

PC shipments lowest since 2007


9.6 per cent drop in a year

Beancounters at Gartner have been totting up some figures on a back of an envelope and reached the conclusion that PC shipments have dropped 9.6 percent.

Rivals target out-of-date MacPro
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Friday, 08 April 2016 12:30

Rivals target out-of-date MacPro


Expensive old rubbish wins wrong oscar

Apple’s rivals are targeting those who are still using Apple’s long-out-of-date Mac Pro.

Xotic PC releases VR Ready PCs
Published in Notebooks
Wednesday, 06 April 2016 14:24

Xotic PC releases VR Ready PCs


Smart move

Now that everyone is realising that their super expensive Apple PCs can’t do VR, an outfit called Xotic PC is offering to sell a range of proper computers that can – although AMD fans might want to look the other way.

Quanta profits hurting
Published in Notebooks
Wednesday, 06 April 2016 12:35

Quanta profits hurting


Lowest in nine years

Quanta has reported that its net profits declined 5.6 per cent on year to US$538.91 million for 2015, the lowest level in nine years.

Microsoft spending a fortune on Quantum computing
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Is Steve Balmer dead, alive or both?

Software giant Microsoft is focusing a lot of its R&D money on quantum computing.

All in One sales slip
Published in Notebooks
Wednesday, 09 March 2016 11:24

All in One sales slip


Down five percent

All in one PCs are generally suffering the same fate as their clunkier cousins.

New Origin PC Chronos SFF PC packs quite a punch
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Intel Core i7-5960X and Titan X

Origin PC has decided to join the small form-factor (SFF) market and it did it in style with its new Chronos SFF PC, which packs some serious hardware in a 10.7 liter case.

Macs locked out by virus
Published in Notebooks
Monday, 07 March 2016 15:50

Macs locked out by virus


Pay-up or your Coldplay collection will sleep with the fishes

Mac users have been ransomware virus which locks computer users out of their files until they pay up.

Don’t fear the Xbox PC merger
Published in Games
Friday, 04 March 2016 14:05

Don’t fear the Xbox PC merger


Phil Spencer says it is not happening


For a while now there has been talk that Redmond is planning to unify its Xbox and PC OS but it turns out that might not happen.

Microsoft investigates modular PC stack
Published in Notebooks
Tuesday, 16 February 2016 11:17

Microsoft investigates modular PC stack


Just stack up the bits you need

Software giant Microsoft has patented a “modular computing device” that would enable people to put together the exact PC components they want.