Aussie banks moan that Apple is a bunch of drongos
Published in Mobiles

"Intransigent, closed and controlling" and not fair dinkum

Three Australian banks have moaned to the country’s anti-trust watch dingo that the Apple Pay service is not fair dinkum.

Intel gears up 3D XPoint Optane
Published in Memory

For consumers and enthusiasts

The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn which claims that Intel is about to release the first 3D XPoint "Optane" storage products for consumers and enthusiasts.

China to produce 3D NAND chips
Published in Memory

Ready for next year

The Chinese will be switching on their first 12-inch fab and churning out NAND flash and DRAM memory at the end of 2016.

Analysts claim Taiwan foundries coining in cash
Published in Processors

16nm doing well but 20nm slumps

Taiwan’s chip foundries are raking in more cash in the third quarter than ever before, according to a new report.

Apple confirms it has axed self-driving car project
Published in News

Fantasy Titan hits iceburg of reality but its heart goes ooooon

The fruity tax-dodging cargo-cult has finally admitted that it has pulled the plug on its self-driving car project.

IBM doing a little better than expected
Published in News

Cloud helps out

The ever shrinking Biggish Blue posted better-than-expected third-quarter revenue thanks to its moves to the cloud and analytics businesses.

Samsung  to compensate suppliers over Note 7 fiasco
Published in Mobiles

Will give them orders for new products

Samsung has said it will compensate component suppliers for the discontinued Galaxy Note 7 smartphones and give them orders for other models to cushion the blow.

AMD rumoured to be revising Polaris
Published in Graphics

RUMOUR 50 percent improvement per watt

While no-one had  expected much from AMD before Vega in the next few months, it appears the outfit is going to ship revised versions of the Polaris 10 and 11 graphics chips.

Xiaomi's own chip is a bit lack luster
Published in Processors

Meri not so joyful

There have been hints that Xiaomi was about to create its own chip, but now there appears to be evidence in the form of another leak about the Xiaomi Mi Note phablet

Zen to have some important security features
Published in News

Hack this chip and Yog-Sothoth eats your soul

Intel had been working to bake in security into micrprocessors, but it seems that effort has drawn to a close with the selloff of its security division into a revamped McAfee company. Now AMD appears to be taking up the idea.