Android not merging with Chrome
Published in News
Wednesday, 14 December 2016 12:12

Android not merging with Chrome


Chrome Alone


A top Googler has denied rumours that Android and Chrome will merge into an OS that crosses platforms.

Apple removes Macbook Pro's battery indicator
Published in News
Wednesday, 14 December 2016 12:09

Apple removes Macbook Pro's battery indicator


Have faith in our marketing claims


The fruity tax-dodging cargo cult Apple has a novel way of stopping its users from finding out the truth about its bogus marketing claims about battery life – it has stripped the iOS from any method of measuring it.

Suspected iPhone perve must hand over password
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 14 December 2016 12:03

Suspected iPhone perve must hand over password


Florida decides


A court in Florida has said a suspected upskirt pervert can be made to reveal his iPhone passcode to coppers.

Oculus splits into Mobile and PC
Published in News
Wednesday, 14 December 2016 12:00

Oculus splits into Mobile and PC


Co-founder heads to PC

Brendan Iribe, co-founder of Oculus, is no longer the CEO of the company he created with Palmer Luckey four years ago.

Microsoft releases new AI chatbot
Published in News
Wednesday, 14 December 2016 11:49

Microsoft releases new AI chatbot


Zo has protection from racists


After its early incarnation of an AI chatbot Tay turned into a racist, Microsoft has had another go with a social bot called Zo.

Dark days ahead for Nvidia and AMD
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 14:09

Dark days ahead for Nvidia and AMD


Pacific Crest has been looking at its tarot cards


The divination team from Pacific Crest have been shuffling their tarot cards and are seeing some dark clouds forming for AMD and Nvidia.

A bloke wasted a million dollars on Game of War
Published in Games


He nicked it from his employer


A bloke wasted a million dollars which he stole from his employer on a Game of War mobile game.

2017 could be when barbarians overwhelm Intel
Published in News
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 13:22

2017 could be when barbarians overwhelm Intel


Empire doomed


It has been said for a while now that Intel’s glorious empire, on which the sun never sets, could be overthrown by barbarians, but so far the chip maker has managed to thrive.

Asustek cleaning up in the game monitor market
Published in News
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 13:17

Asustek cleaning up in the game monitor market


Competition not harming us

Asustek says it is not concerned by an increase in the numbers of rivals trying to enter its gaming monitor turf.

NAND flash shortage will increase SSD and eMMC prices
Published in Memory


Ten per cent increase


Prices of SSDs and eMMC gear will increase by 10 percent next year due to a shortage of NAND flash,  according to beancounters at DRAMeXchange.