Cloudy forecast
Published in News
Friday, 01 July 2016 11:31

Cloudy forecast


Why does it always rain on me?

The IDC Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker claims that revenues from sales of infrastructure products for cloud IT, including public and private cloud, grew by 3.9 per cent on year to US$6.6 billion in the first quarter of 2016.

Micron slashes jobs as turn-around fails
Published in Memory


DRAM prices continue to fall

Micron is going to tell its staff "thanks for the memory" and tell them to clear off, after an initial wave of restructuring failed to do the job.

Oracle told to pay HP $3 billion over Itanium
Published in Processors


The cost of stopping support

A Californian jury has decided that Oracle should not have stopped supporting Itanium and needs to write a cheque to HP for $3 billion for doing so.Needless to say Oracle has said it would appeal the verdict.

Spotify slams Apple for anti-trust
Published in News
Friday, 01 July 2016 10:52

Spotify slams Apple for anti-trust


Expect a court case

Music streaming service Spotify has accused Fruity cargo cult Apple of refusing to approve its iPhone App because its service competes with Apple Music.

Dell walking away from Tablets
Published in News
Friday, 01 July 2016 10:39

Dell walking away from Tablets


“Game changing Dream” becomes nightmare

Tin box shifter Michael Dell has given up on the “game changing” dream touted by Steve Jobs and consigned tablets to the dustbin of history.

AMD writes a cheque for gaming software specialist HiAlgo
Published in Graphics


Improving framerates

In a sign of self-confidence, AMD has announced the acquisition of gaming software specialist HiAlgo

Russian boffins love their Nvidia GPUs
Published in Graphics
Thursday, 30 June 2016 12:04

Russian boffins love their Nvidia GPUs


Home PC is faster than a supercomputer

Russian researchers at the Lomonosov Moscow State University have taken a consumer-level Nvidia GPU and programmed it to beat a super-computer.

Can intelligent fabric save LG’s bacon?
Published in News
Thursday, 30 June 2016 11:43

Can intelligent fabric save LG’s bacon?


Wonder material

LG is developing a game changing technology which could help replace smartphones as its big money earner.

Brixit already costing Brits
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 30 June 2016 11:27

Brixit already costing Brits


OnePlus says it will have to jack up the prices

Affordable smartphone manufacturer OnePlus has warned that its phones might be slightly less affordable in the UK thanks to the countries decision to stuff up its own economy and try to leave the EU.

India will provide no hope to PC makers
Published in News
Thursday, 30 June 2016 11:06

India will provide no hope to PC makers


Sales are falling there too

Hopes that India might provide PC makers with a good market while the rest of the world is still pretty depressed are proving groundless.