Toshiba mulls spinning off its semi-conductor business
Published in Processors


Anyone want to pay for a load of old Tosh?

The Japanese tech giant renowned for its creative accounting is thinking of spinning off its semiconductor business and selling a partial stake in the unit to Western Digital.

5G will be a worldwide game changer
Published in Mobiles


Qualcomm issues a report on the coming mobile technology


The maker of chips, Qualcomm, has issued a new report which identifies 5G as a significant technology worldwide game changer.

Accenture claims banks can save billions with blockchain
Published in News


Don't be confused by the rocks that it's got 

A new report claims that blockchain technology could reduce infrastructure costs by an average of 30 percent for eight of the world’s ten biggest banks.

Zuckerberg quizzed over Oculus tech
Published in Wearables


We didn’t steal it, honest


Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has denied an allegation by a rival company that the virtual reality technology of Facebook's Oculus unit was nicked by a former staff member.

Qualcomm rubbishes Nokia leak rumours
Published in Mobiles


We did not leak a new Nokia design at CES

Claims that the new design for the Nokia 6 was accidently leaked at CES were rubbished by the alleged leaker Qualcomm.

Boffins create built-in battery fire extinguishers
Published in News


Smash iPhone in case of fire


A team of boffins from Stanford University have emerged from their smoke-filled labs with a lithium-ion battery which has its own built-in fire extinguisher.

AI should not replace people, warns Microsoft boss
Published in News


It should make them more efficient

Microsoft’s Supreme Dalek, Satya Nadella, has warned companies against thinking that AI will replace people.

Microsoft mulls foldable Surface phone
Published in Mobiles


Vole might make origami phones 


Software King of the World and much mocked mobile maker might use a foldable design that could find its way onto the mysterious Surface Phone.

Oculus nicked our ideas claims ZeniMax
Published in Wearables


John Carmack misappropriated VR and destroyed evidence

The parent company of Bethesda Softworks and Id Software has told a court that John Carmack and others at Oculus stole trade secrets from their company and then destroyed evidence.

Apple admits it stuffed up the MacBook Pro
Published in Notebooks


Will release a proper one later in the year

The fruity tax-dodging cargo-cult Apple usually requires an order from the Supreme Court to admit that it has done anything wrong, but apparently has realised it stuffed up the MacBook Pro.