Apple and Amazon team up to help Foxconn
Published in Memory


Gou calls in a few mates 

Apple and Amazon have signed up to help the Foxconn bid for Toshiba's semiconductor business.

Java 9 will be late
Published in News
Monday, 05 June 2017 12:06

Java 9 will be late


Oracle cracks its toe somewhere east of Java

It is starting to look like Java 9 will not see the light of day on July 27 as had been originally planned.

Co-designer of COBOL dies
Published in News
Monday, 05 June 2017 11:59

Co-designer of COBOL dies


But the code still lives on

Early software engineer and co-designer of COBOL, Jean Sammet, has died in Maryland at the age of 89.

Hardware makers rush to ARM Windows 10
Published in News
Friday, 02 June 2017 12:24

Hardware makers rush to ARM Windows 10


HP, Asus and Lenovo join the arms race 


HP, Asus and Lenovo will be the first hardware makers to churn out ARM-based Windows 10 PCs.

AMD starts cutting prices
Published in Processors
Friday, 02 June 2017 12:18

AMD starts cutting prices


Prices aren’t Ryzen at all


Already good value for money, AMD is dropping the price of its Ryzen 7 processors.

BlackBerry doing well by not being BlackBerry
Published in Mobiles


Car market to save company bacon

A top Wall Street analyst has said that the maker of the Crackberry is set to clean up in the car market.

Chipmakers sliding away from smartphones and PCs
Published in Wearables


Going where the money is


Wandering around  Computex in Taipei it is fairly clear that there has been a sea change in what chipmakers are targeting.

Apple user jailed over password
Published in News
Friday, 02 June 2017 11:31

Apple user jailed over password


Gave coppers the wrong one

A confused Apple fanboy has been jailed for 180 days in jail for refusing to give up his iPhone password to police.

Putin admits Russian hacks
Published in News
Friday, 02 June 2017 11:20

Putin admits Russian hacks


But it wasn’t me


Tsar of all the Russias, Vladimir Putin, has admitted that Russian hackers probably did game the American election to help President Donald (Prince of Orange) Trump win.

Tesla fires sexual discrimination complainer
Published in News


It was all untrue insists Tesla


The Apple of the car industry, Tesla, has a novel way of dealing with people who complain about sexual harassment and being paid less than males – it fires them.