Acer fears Brexit
Published in News
27 June 2016

Acer fears Brexit


Weakening European demand

Hardware maker Acer is worried that Britain's move to leave the EU will mean that demand for the entire region will slump.

Intel wants to flog 100,000 Phis
Published in Processors

Iron lion Xeon

Intel, which has begun shipping its new Xeon Phi processors targeted at High Performance Computing (HPC) applications, thinks it is going to flog more than 100,000 of them this year.

Blackberry hopes licencing can save its bacon
Published in Mobiles


Other companies will want our tech

Blackberry is hoping to pull its nadgers out of the fire by licencing its mobile software to other outfits.

$3.70 phone goes on sale
Published in Mobiles


Freedom 251 is being touted as "suspect" by some

A while back we ran a yarn about an Indian company which was bringing out a $3.70 smartphone. The phone was controversial because some Indian politicans thought it was a scam.

Tame Apple Press attacks Chinese phone maker
Published in Mobiles


How dare you say you invented the rounded rectangle?

The Tame Apple Press is incandescent with rage at the antics of the Chinese phone maker which won a patent case against the fruity cargo cult.

Apple claims its opening of the kernel was deliberate
Published in News


A deliberate own goal

Yesterday we ran a story which said Apple may have cocked up by forgetting to encrypt its kernel. Now Jobs' Mob has claimed it did it deliberately.

Microsoft set to replace elderly Band 2
Published in Wearables


Discounted as badly as the British pound

Microsoft is limiting supplies of their Microsoft Band 2 in stores with a possible plan to get rid of stock before an eventual launch of the rumoured Microsoft Band 3.

Huawei poised to join revolt against Android
Published in Mobiles


Designing its own operating system

Huawei is rumoured to be planning its own revolt against the evil imperialist capitalist hyena Google by developing its own mobile OS.

Nokia teams up with Intel
Published in News


Noktell alliance on 5G and cloud

Nokia is teaming up with Intel to make its carrier-grade AirFrame Data Center Solution hardware available for an Open Platform Network Functions Virtualization (OPNFV) Lab.

IBM promises 200 petaflop supercomputer
Published in News


Need to beat the Chinese

The US is clearly embarrassed the Chinese Sunway TiahuLight system is leading the supercomputer arms race. Now the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory has announced that is having a new IBM system, named Summit, delivered in early 2018 that will now be capable of 200 peak petaflops.