Western Digital gets allies for Toshiba chip buy
Published in Processors


Still fighting for a load of old Tosh

Western Digital may join a consortium of Japanese government money and KKR & Co LP to bid for Toshiba's chip unit.

Surface Pro copied Apple too much
Published in Notebooks
Tuesday, 30 May 2017 13:52

Surface Pro copied Apple too much


Not the design –  the gouging of users

While Microsoft makes a Surface Pro which is far better than Apple products, the software giant has copied Jobs’ Mob’s marketing and price gouging antics.

Encrypting pages keeps government spooks out
Published in News


Wikipedia found to be a useful HTTPS case study,


Harvard researchers found fewer instances of government Wikipedia censorship after the site started encrypting all of its traffic.

AI might kill off programming
Published in News
Tuesday, 30 May 2017 13:30

AI might kill off programming


Danes come up with source code creators


A new neural network being built by a Danish startup called UIzard Technologies IVS has created an application that can transform raw Gui designs into source code that can be used to build them.

ARM releases new designs
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 30 May 2017 13:26

ARM releases new designs


Cortex-A75 and the midrange power efficient Cortex-A55

ARM is announcing a new generation of ARM CPUs and GPUs.

No Zenfone at Computex
Published in Notebooks
Tuesday, 30 May 2017 13:24

No Zenfone at Computex


Zen goes back to its PC roots

Asus surprised observers by not releasing a new ZenFone to be seen at Computex and only showed off four new notebooks.

Samsung sings stand by your NAND
Published in Memory
Monday, 29 May 2017 12:35

Samsung sings stand by your NAND


Plans more expansion in China

Samsung  is considering adding NAND memory chip production capacity at its manufacturing base in China.

Lenovo aims at the high end
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 29 May 2017 12:26

Lenovo aims at the high end


Because no one has thought of that


After Lenovo received a kicking off of its position of the world's third largest mobile phone maker following its acquisition of Motorola three years ago, it is hoping that getting into the high end will save its bacon.

Samsung plans 4nm foundry for 2020
Published in Processors
Monday, 29 May 2017 11:45

Samsung plans 4nm foundry for 2020


Commercialise 8nm this year and 7nm next year


Samsung Electronics has been showing off its roadmap for introduction of high-tech 4-nano system semiconductor foundry process in 2020.

Apple wants to remove users from devices
Published in Mobiles


Replace fanboys with AI


Fruity tax-dodging cargo-cult Apple is working out a way to cut out a major weakness in its devices' business model – its users.