Former Intel boss Andy Grove is dead
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 11:33

Former Intel boss Andy Grove is dead


Without him there would be no Chipzilla or PC revolution

The bloke who led Intel in its key transition from memory outfit to PC chip supremo, Andy Grove has died, he was 79.

Apple’s legal antics gave FBI a back door to its phones
Published in News


Problems with believing your own PR

Fruity cargo cult Apple has made a huge mistake fighting the FBI over the encryption case.

Apple's "new" iPhone has three year old design
Published in Mobiles


Really has run out of ideas

The Tame Apple Press had told us that the coming four inch iPhone SE would help save Apple’s bacon in developing countries. The new phone was to kill off the iPhone 5S. But it turns out that Apple’s new iPhone is just the iPhone 5S in a different box.

Microsoft in Skylake U-Turn
Published in News
Monday, 21 March 2016 14:49

Microsoft in Skylake U-Turn


Also broke Windows 10 Mobile promise

Software outfit Microsoft has U-turned over its decision to kill off support for Intel Skylake processors running Windows 7 and 8.1 next year.

Gigabyte issues high end desktop (HEDT) motherboard range
Published in Motherboards


Based on on Intel C236 and C232 chipset.

Gigabyte has launched a whole new series of high end desktop motherboards based on Intel C236 and C232 chipset.

Intel releases i7-6660U
Published in Processors
Monday, 21 March 2016 13:49

Intel releases i7-6660U


Low powered Skylake-U

Chipzilla has quietly added a new mobile chip to its pricelist.

Warner and Intel sued over piracy accusation
Published in Graphics


HDFury maker is furious


LegendSky, the maker of the HDFury has counter-sued Intel and Warner Bros over its anti-piracy antics.

Facebook and WhatsApp abandon Blackberry
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 21 March 2016 12:37

Facebook and WhatsApp abandon Blackberry


No one is interested any more

Facebook and WhatsApp have decided to cease all support for BlackBerry 10 and BBOS platforms.

Giant bug eats DDR4
Published in Memory
Monday, 21 March 2016 12:25

Giant bug eats DDR4


Rowhammer not just for DDR3

DDR4 was supposed to be a lot more secure than other DDR3 which was vulnerable to an exploit called Rowhammer.  But it turns out that DDR4 might also be vulnerable afterall.

Apple in internal battle over privacy
Published in News
Monday, 21 March 2016 12:20

Apple in internal battle over privacy


Needs the money


While the fruity cargo cult is publically fighting against the FBI over privacy concerns, it is facing an internal battle using data for advertising.