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
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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.

Trump’s protectionism will help Taiwan manufacturers
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Quanta rubs its palms with glee

One of the ironic spin offs of US President-elect Donald “Prince of Orange” Trump’s protectionism plans are they will help the very companies he is trying to shut out of the US.

Amazon worker does a Foxconn
Published in News
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 12:50

Amazon worker does a Foxconn


12 stories without a safety net

An angry Amazon employee sent an email to hundreds of co-workers, including Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos before flinging himself off Amazon’s 12-story Apollo building.

Apple’s Boot Camp fries MacBook Pro’s new speakers
Published in Notebooks

Quality that only money can buy

Apple’s expensive new MacBook Pros are shipping with an expensive feature which causes the pricey speakers in the machines to self-destruct.

Pixel predicted to sell six million
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 13:02

Pixel predicted to sell six million


Will make Google a cool billion

Beancounters at Morgan Stanley have added up some numbers and divided by their shoe size and worked out that 5-6 million of Pixel and Pixel XL mobiles will be sold this year.

Honor 8 is sell out
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 12:56

Honor 8 is sell out


Discounting and sales clear the shelves 

Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Honor,flogged all of its 40,000 UK units of the Honor 8 in just hours.