Intel will buy Altera today
Published in Processors
Monday, 01 June 2015 10:48

Intel will buy Altera today


We said that this would happen and no one believed us

They said it could not happen, it nearly didn't, but we have it on good authority that Intel is going to announce that it is buying Altera for $17 billion today.

Apple's iWatch fails key function
Published in Wearables
Monday, 01 June 2015 10:14

Apple's iWatch fails key function


But it is a feature

One of the key functions of the Apple iWatch is that it is supposed to read you blood pressure – the only problem is that the software only reads it when it feels like it.

Cloud based 4K years away says Nvidia
Published in News
Monday, 01 June 2015 09:56

Cloud based 4K years away says Nvidia


Can't get the wood 

Anyone expecting 4K streaming off the cloud any time soon will be plumb out of luck according to Nvidia's CEO.

Chinese heavy machinery maker gets into smartphones
Published in News


Chairman Mao would be spinning

In the days of the Chinese revolution the communist government made much about getting tractors and heavy machinary made.

Apple conqueres Metaio
Published in News
Friday, 29 May 2015 13:58

Apple conqueres Metaio


Needs to fix problems with reality distortion shield

Apple has sort of confirmed that it has written a cheque for Metaio an outfit which specialises in augmented reality technology.

IBM suits to eat fruity dog food
Published in News
Friday, 29 May 2015 13:07

IBM suits to eat fruity dog food


Replace Thinkpads with expensive toys

IBM's partnership with Apple is probably not going the way that many in the industry would have played it with Big Blue having to swallow its own dog food and buy the expensive gear itself.

Broadcom bought in biggest chip deal ever
Published in Processors


Industry consolidation

Avago bought Broadcom for $37 billion in the largest merger of chipmakers ever and created a company which could give Intel and Qualcomm a run for their money.

Google releases Tango development tablet
Published in Mobiles


3D sensing tablet is still not Woz

While Google is characteristically quiet about its 3D-sensing hardware – Project Tango, there is some evidence that the project is moving along.

Google spills the beans on Android Pay
Published in Mobiles


Easier than fruit

Google has been talking about its Android Pay system which it wants to use to bring a new secure payment option to Android users.

Zotac comes up with AMD based Mini PC
Published in News
Friday, 29 May 2015 11:26

Zotac comes up with AMD based Mini PC


Not everyone wants ARM or Intel

It seems that mini-PCs are popping up everywhere, but Zotac has done something a little unusual and stuck an AMD chip under the bonnet.