Andriod grows as Apple shrinks
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 17 May 2016 12:14

Andriod grows as Apple shrinks


Game of Phones killing off another character 

Android use in the EU grew as more people are losing interest in Apple's self-copying and lack of innovation.

Intel modems will be in half of iPhone 7s
Published in Mobiles


Ready for this year

Chipzilla has scored a more significant chunk of the upcoming iPhone 7 which is due to be released this year.

Manufacturers fear Intel's Windows 10 plans pushing up costs
Published in News


Pushing up costs

Intel's plan to have its next-generation processors support only Windows 10 is causing the industrial PC players a few sleepless nights.

Taiwan worried about Chinese semi-conductor deals
Published in Processors


Tsinghua plans a "huge threat"

Taiwan is investigating Chinese state-backed Tsinghua Unigroup's proposals to buy stakes worth nearly $1 billion in Powertech Technology and ChipMOS two domestic semiconductor companies.

Catz claims Oracle bought Sun to protect its own products
Published in Mobiles


We did not have a court battle with Google in mind

Oracle told a court that it did not acquire Sun Microsystems in 2009 to launch a copyright lawsuit against Google, but rather to protect its products that relied on Sun's software.

Microsoft might flog Lumia to Foxconn
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 16 May 2016 13:22

Microsoft might flog Lumia to Foxconn


Feature phone surrender


There is an interesting rumour circulating which suggests that Microsoft looking to shut down Lumia smartphone business and sell Nokia brand to Foxconn.

We are beginning to sense AMD’s cunning plan
Published in Graphics


Marketing might not be as daft as we thought

AMD’s Polaris strategy is becoming a bit clearer and even if we thought that the fabless chipmaker might have dropped the ball a bit, it's cunning plan is starting to make sense.

Intel goes atomic over low-powered chips
Published in Processors


Ironically a week after killing two Atom chips


Just a week after killing off two generations of Atom mobile chips, Chipzilla has teamed up with a French atomic energy lab to look at future low-power mobile technologies.

Global Tablet sales continue to fall
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 16 May 2016 12:29

Global Tablet sales continue to fall


4.6 per cent lower

Beancounters working for Digitimes have added up some numbers and worked out that global tablet shipments are expected to drop 4.6 per cent sequentially.

Chrome to kill Flash soon
Published in News
Monday, 16 May 2016 12:25

Chrome to kill Flash soon


Google goes all Ming the Merciless


Google developers have announced a cunning plan to disable the playback of Flash content in Chrome by default and use HTML5 instead.