PC is becoming forgotten and abandoned project
Published in News


Xbox man claims


Former Xbox lead engineer Boyd Multerer shocked the Develop conference by this year by warning that the PC is becoming the red-headed step-child of the processor market.

Huawei building GPU/CPU
Published in Processors
Friday, 14 July 2017 06:00

Huawei building GPU/CPU


With AI on the side


Chinese phone maker Huawei is about to launch its own APU which will combine a CPU, GPU and AI.

Carmakers lean on China to relax electric car rules
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Electric cars too advanced for us right now


Global automakers have urged China to delay and soften planned quotas for sales of electric and hybrid cars.

PC shipments lowest since 2007
Published in Notebooks
Friday, 14 July 2017 06:00

PC shipments lowest since 2007


Which was the year of the meaningful lyric 


The analyst outfit Gartner has added up some numbers and divided by its shoe size and reached a conclusion that the PC market is as bad as it was in 2007.

Congress wants to stop Trump giving Putin cyber intelligence
Published in News


Apparently some people think it might be risky


President Donald (Prince of Orange) Trump thinks it is rather a good idea to hand over cyber intelligence to the Russians before they have to go through the dangerous practice of hacking any computers.

Bye-Bye Windows Phone 8
Published in News
Friday, 14 July 2017 06:00

Bye-Bye Windows Phone 8


Vole sends it to the underworld


Microsoft has killed off its Windows Phone 8 operating system today.

Germans run out of GPUs
Published in Graphics
Thursday, 13 July 2017 06:00

Germans run out of GPUs


Gold rush sparks shortage


Germany is seeing a national shortage in mid-range and high-end graphics cards, due to an increasing craze for mining the Ethereum cryptocurrency.

Intel slags off AMD’s chips
Published in Processors
Thursday, 13 July 2017 06:00

Intel slags off AMD’s chips


Full of more glue than Lloyd Bridges 


Intel is clearly feeling a little insecure about AMD’s new Epyc Server processor range based on the RyZen technology.

PC users will drop off a memory cliff
Published in Memory
Thursday, 13 July 2017 06:00

PC users will drop off a memory cliff


Crucial report


Research from memory specialists Crucial suggests that a quarter of UK users have a PC which has reached what the firm calls the ‘memory cliff’ – the point where the computer is hugely slowed down, or completely falls over or crashes.

Germans launch initiative against flying cyber threats
Published in News


Fears that hackers can bring down their airforce


The German military's aviation safety chief has launched a new initiative against hackers, citing research that he said shows hackers can commandeer military airplanes with the help of equipment that costs about $5,700.