AMD will not support coreboot on Zen
Published in Processors


Ironically caused by the death of Sage

The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn that AMD will not support CoreBoot on Zen.

Occulus’ tale of two VRs
Published in Wearables


It is the best of times, it is the worst of times

Occulus appears to be having problems as it peddles two bits of tech which are advertised as VR.

Gloflo credited with Darpa breakthrough
Published in Processors


GlobalFoundries tech helps sort out spectrum mess

DARPA is crediting Glo-Flo's 32 nm silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology for providing the breakthrough it needed to sort out the mess over scarce electromagnetic (EM) spectrum.

Jobs Mob denies Android swap rumour
Published in Mobiles


Apparently it was worth denying

The Apple Press office works in the same way as the British Royal Family’s. Its official line on most things is “no comment.” But this week it took the rare position of denying a rumour.

Samsung thinks BoTs are hot for the IoT
Published in Wearables


Internet of Things will need a large BoT

Samsung has been thinking laterally about the Internet of Things and has decided to invest shedloads in batteries.

Nvidia breaches the walls of Chrome
Published in Graphics

Remembers your p*rn

Nvidia fanboys can be safely assured that details of their visits to smut sites over the last two years have been lovingly recorded by their GPU.

Polaris GPUs are shipping
Published in Processors


Sooner than expected

While AMD recently announced its fourth generation GCN architecture, known as Polaris, at the CES 2016, it was keeping quiet on a launch date.

Skylake bug found
Published in Processors
11 January 2016

Skylake bug found


Maths experts find errors

A team of maths experts have found errors in Intel's Skylake architecture which freezes the chip.

Google rubs in tech-superiority over watch tech
Published in Wearables


Allows fanboys to defect

Search engine outfit Google is offering Apple fanboys a way to get a proper smartwatch without losing the only product that Jobs’ Mob makes – the iPhone.

Metal chassis makers giving up
Published in Mobiles


Cutting production

Makers of metal cases for smartphones are giving up and are halting their expansion plans.