Korea replaces Taiwan as leading chip nation
Published in Processors


Second only to Scotland where chips are very important 

Taiwan is no longer the world's top manufacturer of computer chips and has lost its crown to South Korea.

AMD releases Polaris based Radeon Pro 500
Published in Graphics


Workstation graphics 

AMD has announced a new family of workstation-targeted graphics processors based around its Polaris set up.

BlackBerry pipped in car market
Published in News
Tuesday, 06 June 2017 13:11

BlackBerry pipped in car market


Only days after thinking it was going to save its bacon


Only a few days after BlackBerry announced that getting into the motoring business was helping it climb back from the dead, it has had to downplay news that Toyota would adopt rival software for its future vehicle consoles.

HTC hopes to wow Apple fanboys with VR
Published in Wearables
Tuesday, 06 June 2017 12:57

HTC hopes to wow Apple fanboys with VR


Well they do have more money than sense


HTC has said its virtual reality (VR) headset will be compatible with Apple's High Sierra operating system (OS), which is scheduled for release later this year.

Classified NSA report shows Russian hacking US election
Published in News


Hit voting software maker


Russian spooks hacked at least one US voting software supplier and sent spear-phishing emails to more than 100 local election officials just days before last November’s presidential election.

Apple users too stupid for latest features
Published in News


Tame Apple Press calls for change


Apple users are revolting over the fruity cargo cult’s latest moves to beef up its overpriced shiny toys with lots of cheap functions.

IBM, GlobalFoundries and Samsung come up with 5nm process
Published in Processors


Will cost about the same as 10nm

IBM, GlobalFoundries (GloFo), and Samsung said yesterday that they have found a way to make 5nm  transistors, which may well enable them to pack 30 billion switches onto a microprocessor chip.

Techies mock Teresa May’s internet terror policy
Published in News


It will make it harder to track terrorists

As we expected, Teresa May is attempting to use the latest terrorist attacks in the UK to clamp down on the use of the internet by non-terrorists. The only problem is that security experts are warning that her plans will make it harder to track terror cells.

EU moans that Qualcomm is playing hardball
Published in Processors


No concessions over NXP deal

US smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm has not offered any concessions so far in its $38-billion bid for NXP Semiconductors, the EU competition authority has said.

Apple and Amazon team up to help Foxconn
Published in Memory


Gou calls in a few mates 

Apple and Amazon have signed up to help the Foxconn bid for Toshiba's semiconductor business.