Asus has a new VivoBook out
Published in Graphics
Thursday, 21 April 2016 12:02

Asus has a new VivoBook out


Intel Braswell Pentium N3700 quad-core inside

ASUS has released a new cheap and cheerful VivoBook powered by an Intel Braswell Pentium N3700 quad-core chip clocked at 1.6 GHz, with Turbo Boost up to 2.4 GHz.

Samsung outsells Apple
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 21 April 2016 11:16

Samsung outsells Apple


Twice as many Smartphones in 2016

Samsung managed to sell twice as many smartphones as Apple in the first quarter of 2016.

Microsoft kills off Xbox 360
Published in Games
Thursday, 21 April 2016 10:59

Microsoft kills off Xbox 360


360 comes a full circle

Microsoft has announced it is finally killing off its popular Xbox 360 video game console which has been in the shops for 11 years.

Qualcomm flogs fewer chips
Published in Processors
Thursday, 21 April 2016 10:46

Qualcomm flogs fewer chips


Falling 13-22 percent to 175-195 million

Qualcomm predicted a third-quarter profit below analysts estimates as it expects to ship fewer chips, including those for smartphones, its biggest business.

Thunderbolt SSD could be the next big thing
Published in News
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 13:52

Thunderbolt SSD could be the next big thing


High capacity storage key to multi-media

As UHD tellies promise that huge amounts of data will need to be shifted the question of how to do it fast enough is being answered by a new generation of SSDs based around Thunderbolt.

EU hits Google with Android monopoly charges
Published in News
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 13:29

EU hits Google with Android monopoly charges


Do not pass go, to not collect $200

As we expected the EU has finally waded into Google for “abusing” its dominant position in the smartphone market by forcing device makers to adopt certain apps.

Samsung builds app for stupid parents of dumb kids
Published in Mobiles


Don’t stand so close to me


Samsung has developed an app called Safety Screen which forces children to hold their mobile devices at an ideal viewing distance from their eyes.

Apple pays out on Siri suit
Published in News
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 12:25

Apple pays out on Siri suit


Yeah we didn’t invent that

Apple has admitted that it did not invent some key technology behind Siri and paid Dynamic Advances who owned the rights to the technology.

Intel's results not that bad
Published in News
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 11:59

Intel's results not that bad


But writing on the wall

Despite having to lay off 12,000 employees, Intel's first quarter results aren’t all that bad, but the writing is on the wall for the outfit which is going to have pull finger if it is not going to suffer more. 

Desktop use declining
Published in Notebooks
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 11:16

Desktop use declining


Another reason for fewer PC sales

While many have pointed to PC sales slumping because they are lasting longer, there are some numbers which suggest that people are not using their desktops so much.