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.

Samsung flogs 100,000 Notebook 9s
Published in News
Tuesday, 21 February 2017 12:59

Samsung flogs 100,000 Notebook 9s


Just in Korea 


Samsung has flogged more than 100,000 units from its refreshed Notebook 9 line of laptops in South Korea so far, this year.

Microsoft kills second gen HoloLens
Published in Wearables
Tuesday, 21 February 2017 12:52

Microsoft kills second gen HoloLens


Working on Version three instead 

Microsoft appears to be getting cold feet over its HoloLens and is not going to release a second version of the gear.

Intel spills the beans on Optane requirements
Published in News
Tuesday, 21 February 2017 12:48

Intel spills the beans on Optane requirements


Will need at least a seventh-generation Kaby Lake processor

If you were hoping to get your paws on Chipzilla’s delayed Optane non-volatile memory devices you might need to also invest in a Kaby Lake system.

Apple files appeal against tax bill
Published in News
Tuesday, 21 February 2017 12:45

Apple files appeal against tax bill


A long rant as to why it is “special” and the EU smells of nintendo


The fruity tax-dodging cargo-cult Apple has sent a 14 point legal rant to the EU claiming it is special and does not have to pay tax like everyone else.