Intel convinces Mobile boss to stay
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 26 April 2016 11:55

Intel convinces Mobile boss to stay


Modem conspiracy theories quashed

Aicha Evans, the head of Intel's wireless group has been convinced to remain part of Chipzilla after announcing she was going to quit a week ago.

AMD hints at three console sales wins
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 26 April 2016 11:31

AMD hints at three console sales wins


Three new consoles coming

AMD's investor statement appears to suggest that there are three new consoles about to arrive fuelling rumours of the new PlayStation codenamed Neo and the Nintendo NX.

IDC predicts VR will rocket this year
Published in Wearables
Tuesday, 26 April 2016 11:17

IDC predicts VR will rocket this year


Heading for 110 million units by 2020

Tarot readers at IDC have shuffled their deck and reached the conclusion that this year will be the year of VR and AR.

Acer says no to VR
Published in Wearables
Tuesday, 26 April 2016 10:50

Acer says no to VR


Will work with others

Acer's boss Jason Chen says his company will not make its own VR devices and will focus on getting its gaming products to work with the existing VR platforms.

Microsoft Surface phone rumoured to have Snapdragon 830
Published in Processors


Wants top of the range

The much rumoured never seen Microsoft Surface Phone is not likely to have Intel inside.  According to the latest rumours, it will have the unannounced Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 instead.

Qualcomm buries the hatchet with LG
Published in Processors
Monday, 25 April 2016 13:33

Qualcomm buries the hatchet with LG


LG agrees to pay more for its chips

Qualcomm has buried the hatchet with LG after the smartphone vendor agreed to pay more for its chips.

Apple entertainment booted out of China
Published in News
Monday, 25 April 2016 12:13

Apple entertainment booted out of China


We already have a nice walled garden thanks

It looks like Apple's hopes to make up some of the cash it is losing to slumping smartphone sales by getting into the entertainment business have been thwarted by Chinese censors.

Blizzard explains what happened to Titan
Published in Games
Monday, 25 April 2016 12:06

Blizzard explains what happened to Titan


Everything was a total failure

If you ever wondered why Blizzard cancelled Titan, the follow-up to World of Warcraft, the answer is pretty much why you might have expected – nothing worked at all.

Researchers take the battery out of mobile
Published in Wearables


Wireless Identification and Sensing Platform

A team of boffins working for the University of Washington's Sensor Lab have worked out a way of taking the battery out of mobile devices and keeping them powered by radio waves.

Alphabet falls shorts of investor's expectations
Published in News


Wall Street still loves it

The umbrella of the Google Empire, Alphabet announced that its first-quarter earnings fell short of estimates, largely because it spent more to build traffic for its mobile advertising services.