Patch for Win 7 dinosaurs who want modern chips
Published in Processors


Windows 7 shall still rule the earth

Software King of the World, Microsoft has made it clear that it does not want users of Intel Kaby Lake and AMD Bristol Ridge CPUs using Windows 7.

Ubuntu might retire Thunderbird
Published in News
Thursday, 20 April 2017 09:53

Ubuntu might retire Thunderbird


Users use Google mail


The open saucy Ubuntu is considering dumping the Thunderbird mail app because users tend to favour using webservices mail instead.

Microsoft puts quantum computing on ice
Published in Memory
Thursday, 20 April 2017 09:47

Microsoft puts quantum computing on ice


Cool for potentially dead or alive cats 


Software king of the world Microsoft has some rather cool quantum computing plans which involves rather a lot of ice.

Samsung Galaxy 8 has red tint
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 18 April 2017 12:27

Samsung Galaxy 8 has red tint


You can hear the howls


Some South Korean Samsung Galaxy 8 users are complaining that the display on some S8s had an odd, red tint.

Cannon Lake gets Intel's 802.11ac Wi-Fi
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 18 April 2017 11:42

Cannon Lake gets Intel's 802.11ac Wi-Fi


If you want it


Benchlife has come up with an Intel slide which appears to show he upcoming 300-series chipsets intended for use with the chip giant's "Cannon Lake" processor family.

Gigabyte makes cash from server boards
Published in Motherboards
Tuesday, 18 April 2017 11:33

Gigabyte makes cash from server boards


Server motherboards stand for comfort


Motherboard makers have been getting a good kicking over recent years but Gigabyte is seeing some light at the end of the tunnel thanks to increased shipments for server motherboards.

Shocking way to bring reality to VR
Published in News
Tuesday, 18 April 2017 11:06

Shocking way to bring reality to VR


This VR wouldn’t go voom if you put four million volts through it

A team of boffins from Germany has worked out that the best way to make VR more real is to give yourself an electric shock.

Li-RAM could be the next big thing
Published in Memory
Tuesday, 18 April 2017 10:50

Li-RAM could be the next big thing


Making light of memory


A Vancouver Island chemist has come up a light induced magnetoresistive random-access memory (LI-RAM) that uses light instead of electricity to store and process data.

Intel kills off IDF
Published in News
Tuesday, 18 April 2017 10:42

Intel kills off IDF


End of an error

Chipzilla has decided to cancel its Intel Developer Forum tradeshow including this summer's expected IDF17.

Even stabbing the S8 will not cause it to explode
Published in Mobiles


Tame Apple Press jokes fail

The Tame Apple Press has been trying to spoil the release of Galaxy S8 with lots of gags about exploding batteries. The only problem is the S8 battery tech is surprisingly robust.