Unheard of AR outfit gets cash for production
Published in Wearables
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 11:15

Unheard of AR outfit gets cash for production


Coming from no-where

An AR outfit which has had little in the way of publicity has just been given millions to get its technology into the shops and if it works like it is claimed it could clean the current generation's clocks.

Microsoft flogged six million tablets
Published in Notebooks
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 11:06

Microsoft flogged six million tablets


Scratching the service


While everyone knew that Microsoft had done rather well with its Surface tablet, actual numbers were thin on the ground.

Vaio to release Windows 10 phone
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 13:21

Vaio to release Windows 10 phone


Out this week

Sony spin-off Vaio is set to release a new Windows 10 smartphone this week.

Windows tablets are doing well
Published in Notebooks
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 12:52

Windows tablets are doing well


Microsoft only bright spot in tablet market

For years Microsoft held a torch for the tablet even while everyone else mocked them. When Apple turned the concept into a gimmick and everyone bought one, Microsoft was mocked for not really understanding the tablet.

Ikea makes smartphone borking tables
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 11:38

Ikea makes smartphone borking tables


Now if only we could assemble one


The Swedish makers of flatpack furniture which has a unique feature requiring screws to be hit in with hammers after consulting complicated plan with a font so small that it could be written on a rice grain, have come up with a table that kills off phone use.

Nvidia Shield gets marshmallow goodness
Published in Games
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 11:08

Nvidia Shield gets marshmallow goodness


Upgrade 4.0 rolls out

Nvidia has rolled out upgrade 4.0 for the SHIELD Tablet and it brings  Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the set up.

AMD shows off first virtualised GPUs
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 10:35

AMD shows off first virtualised GPUs


Turn a dumb computer into a graphics powerhouse

AMD has revealed what it claims are the world's first hardware virtualized GPU products -- AMD FirePro S-Series GPUs with Multiuser GPU (MxGPU) technology.

MediaTek expects 10 per cent revenue increase
Published in News
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 10:18

MediaTek expects 10 per cent revenue increase


Margins likely to stay the same

MediaTek expects to see a 10 per cent revenue increase over 2016, however it is not likely to see an improvement in its gross margins and the first part of the year is not going to be that great.

Tsinghua Unigroup to build its own memory Fab
Published in Memory
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 10:07

Tsinghua Unigroup to build its own memory Fab


Invites Micron to lend a hand

The Chinese government's Tsinghua Unigroup is going to build its own  DRAM fab and has asked Micron to be involved.

Eagles called in to fight drones
Published in News
Monday, 01 February 2016 14:32

Eagles called in to fight drones


Dutch police call up Brian Blessed

While Japanese coppers are creating robots to tackle the problem of rogue drones, the Dutch have gone all medieval.