Apple prices to double if Trump forces it to return
Published in Mobiles


The cost of “Made in America”

Apple’s assembler Foxconn has been looking at the possibity of setting up iPhone production to the US before Donald “Prince of Orange” Trump orders the US company to do so.

NSA confirms the Russian hackers were gaming the US election
Published in News


Wikileaks were allies

The leader of the National Security Agency (NSA) says there shouldn't be "any doubt in anybody's mind" that there was a conscious effort by “a nation-state” to sway the result of the 2016 presidential election.

iPhone 8 might not get OLED after all
Published in News
Thursday, 17 November 2016 12:18

iPhone 8 might not get OLED after all


Tech in short supply


Hopes that Apple might sex up its iPhone 8 with OLED technology could be dashed by the fact that its suppliers can’t make enough of the technology.

Intel invests $250 million in self-driving cars
Published in News
Thursday, 17 November 2016 12:04

Intel invests $250 million in self-driving cars


Automotive on the cusp of change


Intel CEO Brian Krzanich told the assorted throngs at the LA Auto Show's AutoMobility conference that Chipzilla will invest $250 million over the next two years to make fully autonomous driving a reality.

SMIC boosts 28nm process chips
Published in Processors
Thursday, 17 November 2016 11:46

SMIC boosts 28nm process chips


20 million in the fourth quarter 

SMIC is to jack up shipments of its 28nm process technology to 20 million chips in the fourth quarter of 2016 – double from the last quarter.

Microsoft joins the Linux foundation
Published in News
Thursday, 17 November 2016 11:25

Microsoft joins the Linux foundation


Sorry Steve , the "cancer" won 

A few years ago, Microsoft’s shy and retiring CEO Steve “there is a kind of hush” Ballmer described Linux as a cancer on computing and spent a fortune trying to kill it. Now Vole has surprised the world by joining the Linux Foundation as a platinum member.

Google to put GPUs on cloud
Published in Processors
Thursday, 17 November 2016 10:53

Google to put GPUs on cloud


Different flavours

Google Cloud is planning to add GPUs as a service early next year, following Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and IBM’s Bluemix.

China bans population fat shaming North Korea's lone Apple fanboy
Published in News


Bans the use of the word fat to describe Kim Jong Un

Chinese websites are banned from using the phrase "Kim Fatty the Third" to describe North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Nvidia's Game Ready drivers fail to live up to billing
Published in Graphics


Serious issues reported by users

Nvidia latest “Game Ready” drivers have been rolled out but it is probably best for users to spurn version 375.86 coming through the GeForce Experience app as if it were a rabid dog.

US Navy claims its piracy was approved by its victim
Published in News


All at sea

The US Navy, which pirated more than 558,000 copies of some virtual reality software without paying the German software maker for it, claims that it did so with the consent of the software producer.