Israelis give small robots Glocks
Published in News
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 12:02

Israelis give small robots Glocks


What could possibly go wrong?


Israel's General Robotics has developed tiny 'combat robots' that can climb stairs, traverse difficult terrain, and nail anything that moves with a nine millimetre Glock.

TSMC wants Chinese off Taiwanese boards
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 11:31

TSMC wants Chinese off Taiwanese boards


Chang worried about Intellectual Property theft

While Taiwan should welcome Chinese investors into the island's protected chip sector, they should not be allowed to become directors so that prized intellectual property is not nicked, claims TSMC.

New type of processor developed
Published in Processors
Monday, 06 June 2016 15:44

New type of processor developed


I'm a Knu, how do you do?


Former NASA administrator Dan Goldin has emerged from a decade out of the public eye with a new type of computer chip, which he thinks, will shake the industry up.

Asustek wants IoT and Robotic focus
Published in Wearables
Monday, 06 June 2016 14:54

Asustek wants IoT and Robotic focus


Motherboards don't stand for comfort any more

Asustek is shifting its development focus to Internet of Things (IoT), robot and virtual /argument reality (VR/AR) products after seeing that motherboards and graphics are going to suffer for a good long while.

Mass-produced robot in shops in October
Published in News


A bit more expensive than predicted


The Jibo robot will be in the shops in October which is later and about $200 more than expected.

World's most innovative company is IBM
Published in News
Monday, 06 June 2016 14:24

World's most innovative company is IBM


Apple miles behind

Despite the Tame Apple press claiming that Apple is the most innovative company in the world, it is an also ran behind Samsung, IBM and Google.

Siemens develops spider army
Published in News
Monday, 06 June 2016 12:51

Siemens develops spider army


Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Siemens


German manufacturing giant Siemens has developed an army of robot spiders which can work together to build 3D print structures and parts in real time.

Apple sauces up monitor with GPU
Published in Graphics
Monday, 06 June 2016 11:57

Apple sauces up monitor with GPU


5k thunderbolt monitor

Fruity cargo cult Apple is set to launch a new version of its Thunderbolt monitor so it can handle 5K resolution (5120x2880) using its own discrete GPU placed behind the screen.

Huawai building daydream phone
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 03 June 2016 12:40

Huawai building daydream phone


Dream catcher


Huawei has signed up to be one of the first phone makers to build a handset that works with Google’s new VR platform – daydream.

MediaTek gets into the car race
Published in Wearables
Friday, 03 June 2016 12:21

MediaTek gets into the car race


Talking to European car vendors

MediaTek's R&D teams are working with European-based car vendors to develop the company's automotive electronics and virtual reality (VR) offerings.