Nvidia drops the Shield price
Published in Graphics
Friday, 22 September 2017 10:49

Nvidia drops the Shield price


Now down to $180

Nvidia has dropped the price of its Android set top box for gamers to a reasonable $180.

Facebook shows Congress how Russia gamed the 2016 election
Published in News


3,000 adverts on show


Facebook will turn over copies of political ads purchased by Russian sources to congressional lawmakers, who are investigating the country's potential interference in the 2016 US presidential election.

EU buries report that says piracy is harmless
Published in News
Friday, 22 September 2017 10:22

EU buries report that says piracy is harmless


Big content would not allow it

The EU paid a Dutch consulting firm, Ecorys 360,000 euro to research the effect piracy had on sales of copyrighted content and then buried it because it would anger the Big Content mafia.

AMD moving to GloFo's 12nm LP process in 2018.
Published in Processors
Thursday, 21 September 2017 12:14

AMD moving to GloFo's 12nm LP process in 2018.


Papermaster makes it official

AMD’s CTO Mark Papermaster announced that the company will be moving “graphics and client products” from the Global Foundries14nm LP FinFET process  to the new 12nm LP process in 2018.

Expect more delays on the iPhone X
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 21 September 2017 12:03

Expect more delays on the iPhone X


Analyst warns that it will not be out until next year

The iPhone X, which is already late, probably will not see the light of day until next year, according to a leading financial services company .

TSMC will make most of Qualcomm's power management ICs
Published in Processors


Goodbye Globalfoundaries 

TSMC is to make 70 to 80 percent of Qualcomm's new-generation power management ICs (PWM IC).

iPhone OS makes it harder to switch off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
Published in Mobiles


Your battery and security is toast

The genius programmers at Apple have hit on yet another way of making their iPhone harder to use.

Gates apologises for crtl-alt-delete
Published in News
Thursday, 21 September 2017 11:15

Gates apologises for crtl-alt-delete


It should have been a single key operation


At the Bloomberg Global Business Forum, Carlyle Group co-founder and CEO David Rubenstein asked Microsoft founder Bill Gates to account for one of the most baffling questions of the digital era: Why does it take three fingers to lock or log in to a PC?

China upgrades its supercomputers
Published in Processors
Thursday, 21 September 2017 10:47

China upgrades its supercomputers


ARMs up its Tianhe-1A CPU-GPU hybrid 

The National University of Defense Technology (NUDT) has, boosted the Tianhe-1A CPU-GPU hybrid that was deployed in 2010 with some nice new ARM processors and possibly some Matrix2000 DSP accelerators.

Apple admits its new Watch 3 is borked
Published in Wearables
Thursday, 21 September 2017 10:40

Apple admits its new Watch 3 is borked


Wants you to pay for it any way

Fruity Cargo Cult Apple has admitted that its new Apple 3 watch is borked but it is going to sell it to Apple fanboys at the end of the week anyway.