HPE tries selling software unit to Thoma Bravo
Published in News
Friday, 02 September 2016 12:14

HPE tries selling software unit to Thoma Bravo


Negotiations are under way

The former maker of expensive printer ink HPE is in talks with buyout firm Thoma Bravo to flog its software arm.

LG partners with Amazon on smart homes
Published in Wearables
Friday, 02 September 2016 11:39

LG partners with Amazon on smart homes


More devices

Mobile maker LG is teaming up with Amazon to churn out more intelligent home devices such as the Alexa virtual assistant on some of the electronics maker's devices.

Google gives up on modular mobiles
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 02 September 2016 11:31

Google gives up on modular mobiles


A good idea shelved

Search engine outfit Google has mothballed a rather good idea to create modular mobile phones which allow parts to be updated when new tech comes available,

Microsoft update fixes Windows 10 screen freezes
Published in News


Anniversary edition finally fixed

When Microsoft issued its Windows 10 anniversary edition in July there were complaints that it did not play nice with SSDs.

How Tim Cook stuffed up Apple's tax disaster
Published in News
Friday, 02 September 2016 11:15

How Tim Cook stuffed up Apple's tax disaster


Why he should not have confirmed the EU's case

Corporate historians will look at Tim Cook’s handing of the EU tax case as a moment where he should have shut up and saved both his and other company's billions in tax..

BT runs out of Steam
Published in News
Thursday, 01 September 2016 13:25

BT runs out of Steam


Sues for stealing ideas

Telco BT is suing the game distributor Steam for allegedly nicking its patented email technology.

Motorola gets in focus with Hasselblad
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 01 September 2016 13:15

Motorola gets in focus with Hasselblad


Latest mobile gear


Lenovo used its IFA press conference to unveil some updates to its Motorola-branded product line including some interesting moves with the camera giant Hasselblad.

AMD inks a new deal with GloFlo
Published in Processors
Thursday, 01 September 2016 12:51

AMD inks a new deal with GloFlo


They are still friends

Dispite AMD's deals with other foundries, it seems the fabless chip maker is still a litte too contractly close with GlobalFoundries. AMD announced it is making another payment to GlobalFoundries, precisely because of those other deals.

Chinese are going flat out for IoT
Published in Wearables
Thursday, 01 September 2016 12:26

Chinese are going flat out for IoT

 

Reach $127.5 billion by 2020

Beancounters at IDC have been shuffling their tarot cards and are predicting that the Chinese manufactures will be flat out buying up IoT gear by 2020.

Acer reveals new Chromebooks and notebooks
Published in Notebooks
Thursday, 01 September 2016 11:47

Acer reveals new Chromebooks and notebooks


Swiftly spinning

Acer has been showing off its new Chromebook, Swift notebooks and Spin convertible laptops ahead of the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin.