Intel completes Altera sale
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 29 December 2015 12:13

Intel completes Altera sale


All your FPGA are belong to us

Chipzilla has formally announed that it has completed the acquisition of Altera, a provider of field-programmable gate array (FPGA) technology in a deal which cost it $16.7 billion.

Iphone sales drying up
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 29 December 2015 12:09

Iphone sales drying up


Apple orders less from suppliers

While the Tame Apple Press is writing yearly reviews which claim that Jobs’ Mob cleaned everyone’s clock this year, it appears that sales of its only remaining “growing” product is slumping.

Thin client market dying
Published in News
Tuesday, 29 December 2015 10:38

Thin client market dying


Not even the cloud can save it

While many believe that the cloud would finally push the concept of thin clients, apparently the beancounters at IDC disagree.

Foxconn sets up datacentre in Prague
Published in News
Monday, 28 December 2015 11:52

Foxconn sets up datacentre in Prague


Outlook is cloudy

Foxconn and the Czech Republic-based KKCGare building a new datacente in Prague to cash in on the cloud.

Bun fight over Dell’s Perot
Published in News
Monday, 28 December 2015 11:46

Bun fight over Dell’s Perot


Everyone wants a bit but no one wants to pay

A bidding war is taking place over Dell’s Perot Systems but no one seems to want to pay the full wack.

Samsung planning 5 million Galaxy S7 smartphones
Published in Mobiles


Two different flavours

Samsung Electronics  the world's top smartphone maker, plans an initial production run of about 5 million of its upcoming Galaxy S7 smartphones.

ASUS gets built in ad-blocker
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 28 December 2015 11:05

ASUS gets built in ad-blocker


This will annoy the content industry

ASUS is installing ad-blocking software in all its phones or tablet and will enable it by default.

Apple tries to squeeze more cash out of Samsung
Published in Mobiles


Still not admitting that patent war was wrong

Despite years of pointless legal wrangling, the fruity cargo cult Apple is still trying to squeeze cash out of its business partner Samsung.

Vive heading to chinese cyber cafes
Published in Wearables
Monday, 28 December 2015 10:44

Vive heading to chinese cyber cafes


Big roll out planned

Even before it has been properly released, HTC is signing deals for its coming Vive VR headset and appears to be planning to install them in Chinese internet cafes.

Topsy deal was part of Apple’s secret Google war
Published in Mobiles


Former Topsy boss has a theory

Apple has finally pulled the plug on an outfit it spent $200 million on two years ago, and the former director of that company, Topsy, Aaron Hayes-Roth has a theory about how Jobs’ Mob got value for money on the deal.