Samsung testing Exynos 8895 chipset
Published in Processors
Friday, 29 July 2016 14:11

Samsung testing Exynos 8895 chipset


Import logs create a leak

Import logs into India show that Samsung is testing the an Exynos 8895 chipset.

Nintendo gives NX contract to Nvidia
Published in Games
Friday, 29 July 2016 13:05

Nintendo gives NX contract to Nvidia


Poisoned chalice

After AMD appeared to have sewn up the console market, it had been widely tipped to have its GPUs under the bonnet of the Nintendo NX, however the former maker of playing cards has given the contract to Nvidia.

Nvidia settles false advertising claim
Published in Graphics
Friday, 29 July 2016 12:21

Nvidia settles false advertising claim


GeForce GTX 970 was not all it seemed

If you bought a GeForce GTX 970 then it looks like Nvidia will owe you $30 after agreeing to a preliminary settlement of a class action over some marketing of the card.

3D VR  standards being drawn up
Published in Wearables
Friday, 29 July 2016 11:52

3D VR standards being drawn up


Could glTF be the new JPEG

A new standard for 3D scenes similar to what happened with JPEG is being hammered out by a starndards group – The Khronos Group.

Microsoft calls in the axeman again
Published in News
Friday, 29 July 2016 11:21

Microsoft calls in the axeman again


More cost cutting coming

Software King of the world Microsoft is planning to lay off 2,850 more employees in the next year, according to a filing it just made with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

How Apple killed its own TV product
Published in News
Friday, 29 July 2016 10:59

How Apple killed its own TV product


The Ramsey Bolton approach does not work any more

Fruity cargo cult Apple killed its own TV product because it honestly believed that Big Content would do what it told them and played the roll of Game of Thrones's Ramsay Bolton even after its castle wall had been breached.

Sony sees off earthquake damage
Published in News
Friday, 29 July 2016 10:54

Sony sees off earthquake damage


Things could have been a lot worse

Sony’s operating profit fell in its first quarter by 42 percent but the company managed to contain the earthquake damage to one of its image sensor factories.

Qualcomm settles sex discrimination case before it gets to court
Published in News


$20 million because its reigning men

Qualcomm has written a $20 million cheque to make a gender discrimination case go away.

AMD cuddling up to Samsung
Published in Processors
Thursday, 28 July 2016 12:43

AMD cuddling up to Samsung


Might be seeing other people

AMD’s relationship with GloFlo has always been described as “complicated” and appears to be getting more open.

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air looks rather nice
Published in Notebooks
Thursday, 28 July 2016 12:25

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air looks rather nice


Apple fans call foul

Xiaomi has managed to anger a few people with its Mi Notebook Air – not only does it look like Apple’s love child, it even borrowed the name “air” although perhaps "snow" would have been more appropriate.