The written word has been out-evolved
Published in Graphics
Thursday, 16 June 2016 12:44

The written word has been out-evolved


Video kills the writing star

The dafter elements of the social notworking outfit Facebook seem to think that the written word has had its day and we will be using video messaging instead.

Beware Intel’s secret CPU inside
Published in Processors
Thursday, 16 June 2016 12:25

Beware Intel’s secret CPU inside


It takes over your PC

New Intel x86 processors have a secret control mechanism that runs on a separate chip that no one is allowed to audit or examine and according a security expert it exposes all affected systems to nearly unkillable, undetectable rootkit attacks.

Smaller companies doing better out of OLED
Published in Graphics


Finding their niche


While the bigger tech companies are being battered trying to get making organic light emitting diode (OLED) screens to market, smaller Japanese gear makers are doing rather well.

ASML buys HMI
Published in Processors
Thursday, 16 June 2016 11:19

ASML buys HMI


$3.1 billion deal is shake up of the chipmaking gear makers

Chipmaking equipment firm ASML has bought the chip screening company Hermes Microvision (HMI) for $3.1 billion.

China shanghais the smartphone business
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 16 June 2016 11:10

China shanghais the smartphone business


Goodnight US and Korea

Chinese companies are swamping the top of the pops of smartphone makers and while Samsung and Apple are the main brand leaders, companies based behind the Great Wall take up the rest of the spots.

What Apple forgot to mention
Published in News
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 14:50

What Apple forgot to mention


Our list of coming Apple “attractions”

Apple appears to have written of this year as too horrible to mention, and its much hyped announcements at Apple WWDC 2016 were nothing more than a loud sounding yawn. But what should they have said?

Alienware re-focuses on Steam machines
Published in Games
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 14:07

Alienware re-focuses on Steam machines


Dell not given up yet


Dell has not given up on its Alienware Steam Machine which suffered delays and was not as popular as its Alienware Alpha, a Windows-based PC gaming console.

Graphene could make chips a million times faster
Published in Processors


MIT Boffins have eureka moment 


Massachusetts Institute of Technology boffins have emerged from their baths with a technique which could make chips millions of times faster.

Nvidia is GPU accelerator king
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 13:37

Nvidia is GPU accelerator king


Analyst raises ratings

A top Japanese analyst Romit Shah has raised his rating on the shares in silicon specialist Nvidia, after chatting to CEO Jen-Hsun Huang.

Manufacturer of the Raspberry Pi sold
Published in Motherboards
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 12:39

Manufacturer of the Raspberry Pi sold


Premier Farnell bought by Daetwyler

One of the makers of the Raspberry Pi is being acquired for $867 million.