BOE and Tianma struggle with Full-HD
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 13 April 2015 15:13

BOE and Tianma struggle with Full-HD


Locked up in Cell

Chinese panel makers BOE and Tianma thought they would be onto a winner Full HD displays with in-cell LTPS TFT LCDs and TDDI (touch with display driver) technology for handsets.

IBM's Watson has written a cookbook
Published in News
Monday, 13 April 2015 15:00

IBM's Watson has written a cookbook


And it can't even try what it creates

Normally when people are set to retire they have a crack at writing a novel or a biography and it seems that IBM's supercomputer Watson is no different.

Ubuntu phone reaches EU
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 13 April 2015 14:39

Ubuntu phone reaches EU


This is the dawning of the Age of Aquaris

The first Ubuntu-powered smartphone, the Aquaris E4.5 has been released in the EU with a budget friendly €170 price tag.

Qualcomm chip business worthless
Published in Processors
Monday, 13 April 2015 13:44

Qualcomm chip business worthless


Spin it off warns sctivist investor

Qualcomm has been told to spin-off its "worthless" chip unit away from its patent-licensing business in order to boost sliding stock prices.

Apple turns huge security bug into money making feature
Published in News


Upgrade or die 

We have hassled fruity cargo cult Apple for being slower than an asthmatic ant with a heavy load of shopping when it came to security updates, so it is jolly nice when the outfit actually thinks of its users and updates something.

LG gets tough with Leather
Published in News
Monday, 13 April 2015 12:39

LG gets tough with Leather


SMphone 

While the bigger smartphone makers slug it out using plastic or chrome, LG has come up with something jolly interesting.

Purge your computer of Beebone
Published in News
Friday, 10 April 2015 15:21

Purge your computer of Beebone


Botnet has been downed

UK firms have been urged to purge their computers of Beebone distributed malware after the botnet was downed by an international operation.
The AAEH botnet was killed off by Europol's European Cyber Crime Centre (EC3) the Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce (J-CAT), Dutch police and the FBI.

US government stops China having the world's fastest supercomputer
Published in News


Fixing the game

The US government is so deeply embarrassed that the Chinese have consistently won the title of owner of the world's fastest supercomputer, it has decided to fix the rules of the game.

iMac is getting daft reviews
Published in News
Friday, 10 April 2015 14:49

iMac is getting daft reviews


How do you say it is rubbish without offending anyone? 

Wall Street Journal reviewers  are having a devil of a job with Apple latey – they want to say the latest products are rubbish, but appear to stop short.

 

PC shipments beat projections
Published in News
Friday, 10 April 2015 14:21

PC shipments beat projections


Still declining

Worldwide PC shipments were slightly better than anyone expected, but are still falling according to beancounters at IDC.