Fitbit close to buying Pebble
Published in Wearables
Thursday, 01 December 2016 13:41

Fitbit close to buying Pebble


Going for a song

Fitness wearables outfit Fitbit is close to buying smartwatch maker Pebble and the prices is rather low.

Smartphone vendors ally against Apple
Published in News
Thursday, 01 December 2016 13:32

Smartphone vendors ally against Apple


Enemy of my enema

Chinese smartphone vendors are so worried that Apple is strong arming AMOLED suppliers to suck supply that they have formed their own consortium to fight it.

Apple slashes iPhone orders
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 01 December 2016 12:43

Apple slashes iPhone orders


Doing worse than expected

The fruity tax-doging cargo-cult Apple has been forced to slash its orders for the iPhone 7 family because it is not doing as well as it expected.

AOC releases HD 27” PLS Monitor with a Qi Wireless Charging Base
Published in News


Charges your phone while you do something more important

Monitor display maker AOC has released a new Full HD 27” PLS Monitor featuring a Qi Wireless Charging Base so you can charge your phone by putting it on the monitor base.

GoPro more than decimates staff
Published in Wearables
Thursday, 01 December 2016 12:07

GoPro more than decimates staff


Wants to focus on its core

GoPro is cutting 15 percent of its workforce in a move to focus on its core camera products.

Seagate and Amazon team up on cloud/hard-drive combo
Published in News


Hard drive backs up to the cloud

Hard drive maker Seagate has teamed up withy Amazon to create a $99 1TB external hard drive that automatically backs up everything stored on it to the cloud.

PC shipments pulling out of the tarpit
Published in Notebooks
Thursday, 01 December 2016 11:45

PC shipments pulling out of the tarpit


Latest IDC report

While PC shipments are set to decline in 2016, beancounters at IDC think that the drop will be better than expected and there will be an improvement in 2017.

No Man’s Sky cleared of false advertising
Published in Games
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 15:11

No Man’s Sky cleared of false advertising


Screenshots did not end up in the launch

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has cleared Hello Games of misleading advertising allegations for its No Man’s Sky game.

AMD promises a Zen sneak peek on December 13
Published in News
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 15:04

AMD promises a Zen sneak peek on December 13


It will be streamed


While waiting for Zen is remarkably like waiting for Godot, we have just been told that AMD will be holding a sneak peek of its high-performance Zen CPU on 13 December.

Meizu aims to fill Note 7 void
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 14:41

Meizu aims to fill Note 7 void


Pro 6 Plus, is the same only it does not melt

Chinese manufacturer Meizu has just announced the Pro 6 Plus, a larger, more powerful version its Pro 6 and the whole thing appears to be plugging a gap left by Samsung's "not so magnificant" Note 7.