Intel wins patent case
Published in Processors
Friday, 12 May 2017 12:49

Intel wins patent case


That is two billion it does not have to spend


Chipzilla has seen off a patent case which would have forced it to pay $2 billion to AVM Technologies.

Intel releases Kittson
Published in News
Friday, 12 May 2017 12:05

Intel releases Kittson


Not much going on in Itanium land


Chipzilla has released the successors to the Itanium "Poulson" microprocessors and they are showing all the development and evolution of an Apple product.

AMD releasing Whitehaven in May
Published in Processors
Friday, 12 May 2017 11:58

AMD releasing Whitehaven in May


Named after a place famous for its drive by shootings


AMD is expected to unveil the 16-core, 32-thread 'Whitehaven' CPU, at Computex in Taipei at the end of May.

Price war on Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 starts
Published in Processors


Things are getting cheaper


A price war has broken out between online electronics retailiers in the UK over the AMD Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 microprocessors.

Microsoft shows off Windows 10 ARM update
Published in Processors


Runs the lot


Microsoft has spilled the beans on its Windows 10 ARM at the MS Build developer conference today and it looks like it will run x86 legacy apps.

Samsung forms contract chip manufacturing division
Published in Processors


Aims to attract new customers


Samsung has formed a new division within its semiconductor business for contract chip manufacturing as part of a cunning plan to attract more customers.

Trump signs anti-hacker law
Published in News
Friday, 12 May 2017 11:44

Trump signs anti-hacker law


Against the Chinese not Russia


US President Donald Trump signed an executive order which aims to bolster the government's cyber security and protect critical infrastructure from cyber attacks.

Samsung issues Galaxy S8 and S8+ battery pack
Published in Mobiles


5,100mAh battery

Samsung has launched a 5,100mAh battery pack for the Galaxy S8 and S8+

Intel worried about McAfee’s phone
Published in News
Thursday, 11 May 2017 12:20

Intel worried about McAfee’s phone


It insists it owns his name

Intel is fuming that MGT Capital Investments went ahead with the announcement of the “John McAfee Privacy Phone” when it previously said that it did not plan to launch products and services under the McAfee mark.

How Macon’s IT crowd saw off the Russian hackers
Published in News


Russian bear falls for honeypot easter egg


A last-minute attempt by Russian hackers to overturn the French election in favour of Tsar Putin’s favourite destabilising candidate came unstuck with some good IT management.