Intel calls in Michael Phelps to peddle PCs
Published in Notebooks

US swimmer used to prove PCs are not under water

Chipzilla is hoping to make a splash by hiring a US gold medal swimmer to promote its new range of PCs.

Worldwide PC shipments still declining
Published in News

Longest period of decline in history

Beancounters at the Gartner Group have added up some numbers and divided by their shoe size and decided that worldwide PC shipments totaled 68.9 million units in the third quarter of 2016 –  a 5.7 percent decline from the third quarter of 2015.

Samsung's high-end ArtPC cylindrical desktop PC spotted
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Sporting Core i5/i7 CPU, NVMe SSD and 360-degree audio

While Samsung's smartphone division is probably in scrambles now that Galaxy Note 7 had its nemesis, Samsung's PC division is working on a high-end desktop PC system with a cylindrical design that has been spotted for pre-order on Amazon. It's the Samsung ArtPC.

Microsoft thinks it will cure cancer in a decade
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Of course the patent might blue screen

Software king of the world, Microsoft thinks it might be able to cure cancer by treating it in the same way as a computer virus.

AMD ships Bristol Ridge to PC makers
Published in Processors

Four Excavator x86 CPU cores

AMD has announced that its 7th-generation A-Series Bristol Ridge microprocessors are shipping to PC makers.

Axiomtek releases a Skylake fanless PC
Published in Notebooks

Ultra-low powered palm-sized

Axiomtek has released a new eBOX560-500-FL, which is an Intel Skylake-based fanless, palm-sized embedded system with a full-featured I/O interface.

Lenovo returns to Taiwan
Published in Notebooks

China getting expensive

Chinese PC maker Lenovo appears to think that its home turf is getting too expensive.

Apple needs to stop selling four year old computers
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Fanboys are revolting

A while back Apple took the Nintendo out of those who owned five year old PCs calling them “sad people”. However, the fruity cargo cult is now peddling “new” computers which are that august age and even Apple fanboys are screaming “hey we are not THAT sad.”

USB-C failing to impress PC vendors
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Costs too much

While USB Type-C is catching on among the mobile markets, PC makers can’t see the point because of the cost.

Falling PC sales appear to be bottoming out
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Unless you are Apple

There are signs that the falling PC market has opened its parachute and nearly hit rock bottom – unless you are Apple which is continuing to fall like a meteor.