SK Hynix thinking of buying Toshiba's entire flash memory chip business
Published in Memory


Seen kicking the tires

SK Hynix is set to make a fresh bid for Toshiba's flash memory chip business, should the Japanese conglomerate offer more of it for sale..

Verizon claims it will offer 5G this year
Published in News
Thursday, 23 February 2017 12:06

Verizon claims it will offer 5G this year


Jumping the gun

Verizon Communications claims it will be offering its high-speed wireless 5G network to certain customers in 11 U.S. cities in the first half of 2017.

Tame Apple Press admits Iphone 8 will be a bit of a yawn
Published in Mobiles

Must be true even Reuters says it

It appears that the Tame Apple Press is starting to realise that after hyping the iPhone 8 to the skies, what Apple is going to deliver for its 10th anniversary iPhone is not going to live up to expectations.

Intel aiming to push Qualcomm out of the iPhone
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 12:05

Intel aiming to push Qualcomm out of the iPhone


No really


The Tame Apple Press, which has turned on Qualcomm of late for daring to stand up to Jobs’ Mob, is putting about a story that Intel is going to take over all Apple’s modem work.

Xiaomi to release its own chip next week
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 12:02

Xiaomi to release its own chip next week


Pinecone ready


Xiaomi has sent out invitations for the product launch for its in-house developed Pinecone CPUs and  entry-level to mid-range smartphones.

Samsung about to spend a fortune on AI
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 11:59

Samsung about to spend a fortune on AI


A billion here and there and soon we are talking about big money


Samsung may be about to write a billion dollar cheque to pick up some artificial intelligence technology.

Study reveals that network delays stress us out
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 11:55

Study reveals that network delays stress us out


Would have thought that was obvious


A new study undertaken by Ericsson and Vodafone Germany has worked out that even very minor connectivity drops  cause stress and dissatisfaction, which we thought was obvious.

Cloud growing like crazy
Published in News
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 11:52

Cloud growing like crazy


IDC thinks there will be US $122.5 billion spent on it


Beancounters at IDC have been adding up some numbers and divided by their shoe size and worked out that worldwide spending on public cloud services and infrastructure will reach $122.5 billion in 2017.

Microsoft confirms second Windows 10 update
Published in News
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 11:48

Microsoft confirms second Windows 10 update


This year


Software King of the World Microsoft said that it was going to have two big Windows 10 updates this year, but it hasn't shared timing details for its second update.

Apple does evil on iCloud.net
Published in News
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 11:46

Apple does evil on iCloud.net


Buys and shuts down its social network


Apple has bought the domain name iCloud.net, and shut down the independent social network that lived there.