Zen not arriving until the end of the Year
Published in Processors


And only at the high end

While AMD fanboys expect Zen to arrive and cause Intel to immediately surrender its stonking market lead, it seems that it will not be saving the company’s bacon until next year.

Ubuntu Tablet ready for Mobile World Congress
Published in Mobiles


Canonical staff already use them

The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn that Canonical designers have created an Ubunto tablet in time for the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 event.

British GCHQ’s voice call encryption has a backdoor
Published in News


Nothing like giving Putin a helping hand 

A security protocol designed and promoted by British spooks for encrypting voice calls has a by-design weakness built into it that could allow for mass surveillance.

MSI unfreezes Skylake
Published in News
19 January 2016

MSI unfreezes Skylake


So no skating

MSI has issued a BIOS update for its Skylake boards after an embarrassing flaw was spotted in Intel’s latest chip last week.

Apple, Samsung and Sony in child-labour claim
Published in News


Seven year olds mining for Cobalt


Apple, Samsung and Sony have been named and shamed in an Amnesty International report for not doing enough to prevent child labour crimes in the production of products.

HTC kills off Vive VR spin-off rumour
Published in Wearables


No daring Virtual Reality spin off  

HTC has moved to squash rumours that it is about to spin off its Vive business into a daring new venture which would boldly go into the virtual reality world.

Donald Trump attacks Apple
Published in News


Build your gear in America dammit!

Comedy presidential option Donald Trump has angered the Tame Apple Press by daring to suggest that if he was elected Apple would be forced to make its products in the US.

AMD profits still a long way off
Published in Processors


Revenue expected to be at least 10 per cent down

AMD is expected to tonight announce that its fourth quarter revenues are down 10 per cent as the outfit continues to try to turn its fortunes around.

Asustek to fly the red flag
Published in Motherboards


Starts the great march

Asustek is creating a new motherboard sub-brand, Red Flag to target mainly the entry-level and mid-range segments in China.

AMD has YouTube hissy fit about Sysmark
Published in Processors


Favours Intel

AMD has thrown its toys out of the pram about the Sysmark, benchmarking program claiming it unfairly favours its number one rival Intel.