Google gives Oracle  Chinese burn
Published in News
Tuesday, 05 July 2016 13:01

Google gives Oracle Chinese burn


Revenge served lightly chilled

After being bullied by Oracle lawyers over its use of Java in Android for so long, Google is wasting no time sticking the boot in.

MIT creates 64-core chip design
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 05 July 2016 12:05

MIT creates 64-core chip design


Swarming

Boffins at MIT have emerged from their smoke filled labs with a new chip design which fixes some of the problems of parallel processing.

Google bakes Cast into Chrome
Published in News
Tuesday, 05 July 2016 11:52

Google bakes Cast into Chrome


Video streaming made easy

Search engine outfit Google is baking its Cast software into Chrome to make it easier to beam media content to your TV.

AMD’s power problem is a problem after all
Published in Graphics


Company burning the midnight oil

AMD is burning the midnight oil fixing a problem on its new Polaris card which it thought was not an issue last week.

Microsoft denies a subscription for Windows 10 update
Published in News


It is just a coincidence it has a file "UpgradeSubscription.exe"

Microsoft has had to deny that it is planning to bring in a subscription model after the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

Blackberry to release three new Android phones
Published in Mobiles


Last Chance Saloon

Troubled Blackberry, which has admitted that its hardware is officially in the Last Chance Saloon, is having a last stab at mobile hardware with three new Android phones.

HP Rolls Out Device-as-a-Service
Published in News
Monday, 04 July 2016 11:29

HP Rolls Out Device-as-a-Service


Printers, PCs, Tablets on a single contract

HP has decided to allow enterprises to get their paws on HP's latest PCs, tablets, printers and other devices using a single contract with no cash upfront.

Apple clamps down on Free Speech
Published in News
Monday, 04 July 2016 11:18

Apple clamps down on Free Speech


Cease and desist for a bloke for teaching people how to repair its gear

Fruity cargo cult Apple has ordered a take-down of a video of a bloke explaining to Apple fanboys why the gear is pants.

Oracle appears to be planning the death of Java Enterprise Edition
Published in News


Community-driven tech is not where it is at

Oracle is quietly pulling funding and development efforts away from Java Enterprise Edition, in a move that mirrors Oracle’s moves in OpenSolaris and continued with OpenOffice.org.

Android N stands for Nougat
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 01 July 2016 12:36

Android N stands for Nougat


That deep-fried Mars bar of French confectionary

Google has started telling the world that Android N stands for “nougat” the super sweet candy made with sugar or honey, roasted nuts, whipped egg whites, and sometimes chopped candied fruit.