Some high-profile exploding Note 7 cases are bogus
Published in Mobiles


Nearly a third are are made up

Earlier this week we upset a lot of people by questioning how many of these so called exploding Samsung Note 7 cases were true. Samsung said that so far it has had 26 high profile cases which have proved to be false.

Teen jail breaks iPhone 7 in a day
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 23 September 2016 12:20

Teen jail breaks iPhone 7 in a day


Harder to hack but still a doddle.

Despite the usual security claims from Apple that its iPhone 7 is “the best, most advanced iPhone ever” it is still a doddle to hack.

Oculus Rift secretly funds Donald Trump
Published in Wearables
Friday, 23 September 2016 12:17

Oculus Rift secretly funds Donald Trump


Founder finances anti-Clinton defamation campaign

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey, has backed a pro-Trump political organisation called Nimble America that is dedicated to "shitposting" and spreading inflammatory memes about Hillary Clinton.

Mediatek might have won low-end Samsung orders
Published in Processors
Friday, 23 September 2016 12:14

Mediatek might have won low-end Samsung orders

Rumoured to be headed for Tizen

Mediatek has appeared to have confirmed a long standing rumour that Samsung is sourcing processors from MediaTek for its low-end devices, particularly its Tizen-powered handsets.

Oculus Rift controllers will cost $200
Published in Wearables
Thursday, 22 September 2016 12:56

Oculus Rift controllers will cost $200


Prices getting silly

The pricing for the Oculus Rift’s Touch controllers has always been up in the air, but now it seems that we finally have a price tag and it is not cheap.

HP confirms DRMing its ink cartridges
Published in News
Thursday, 22 September 2016 12:53

HP confirms DRMing its ink cartridges


Gotta keep it expensive

The maker of expensive printer ink, HP has confirmed that it has DRMed its printers so that they will only use its expensive cartridges.

Lenovo denies Linux yoga  plot with Microsoft
Published in Notebooks
Thursday, 22 September 2016 12:29

Lenovo denies Linux yoga plot with Microsoft


Signature Edition Lenovo Yoga 900 ISK2 UltraBook doesn’t bend to Linuix

Lenovo has denied claims it plotted with Microsoft to block installation of Linux on its Signature Edition laptops and PCs.

Acer plans VR backpack
Published in Wearables
Thursday, 22 September 2016 12:08

Acer plans VR backpack


Only for businesses

While most of the world is looking at VR for games, it appears Acer wants to target its VR backpack for the business to business (B2B) market.

Intel might be killing off its Iris Pro
Published in News
Thursday, 22 September 2016 12:01

Intel might be killing off its Iris Pro


Missing for another generation

Chipzilla appears to be quietly pulling the plug on its high-performance Iris Pro graphics.

Apple attempts to get a Seoul
Published in News
Thursday, 22 September 2016 11:56

Apple attempts to get a Seoul


Adopts missionary position in Samsung's home ground


The fruity tax dodging cargo cult Apple has decided that it can open one of its consumer cathedrals in Samsung’s heartland.