Huawei cashes in on Xiaomi’s business model
Published in News


Cheap is the way forward

Huawei has taken sales of its low-price Honor brand of smartphones to 20 million from 1 million in just one year by using the online-only strategy it copied from smaller upstart Xiaomi. 

GT will sell sapphire furnaces
Published in News


Will give money to Apple

GT Advanced Technologies is flogging its sapphire furnaces and will pay former partner, Apple a portion of the cash it gets from the sale. The furnaces were installed to make sapphire glass for Apple, which loaned GT Advanced $439 million for the project.

Minor security error responsible for JP Morgan breach
Published in News


Two step security overlooked

It is starting to look like a minor network security error was responsible for the huge JP Morgan breach this year.

BT gives more broadband to Scots
Published in News


Thanks to Digital Scotland

BT has said that it will be able to give 170,000 additional homes and businesses in Scotland high-speed fibre broadband thanks to £409.8 million from the Digital Scotland programme.

Virgin wants to Kinect in flight
Published in News


Less fun five miles up

Virgin Atlantic is to use Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect technology to read customer behaviour and movement.

Consumers already bored of Apple’s watch
Published in Wearables


Vapourware interest has peaked

It appears that Apple waited too long and relied too much on the press to keep interest in its iWatch vapourware product going. 

Tor network under attack
Published in News


Specialised servers seized

The Tor project could face attempts to incapacitate its network in the next few days as the forces of darkness seize specialised servers. The project did not name the group or agency that may try to seize its directory authorities, which guide Tor users on the list of distributed relays on the network that bounce communications around.

Apple copies Microsoft security system
Published in News


A decade too late

The fruity cargo cult Apple has done what Microsoft has been doing for years – pushing out security updates. It seems that Apple has just discovered the technique which the Tame Apple Press is trying to explain as something “super”, “cool” and “original.”

Microsoft cleans up on the cloud
Published in News


Becoming a leader

Microsoft is doing rather well from corporate spending on the cloud, according to a new survey. Beancounters at Cowen & Co have added up the numbers and divided by their shoe size and reached the conclusion that cloud computing initiatives top the list of corporate IT spending priorities in the fourth quarter and Microsoft is the biggest beneficiary from it.

PS4s thin on the ground
Published in News
22 December 2014

PS4s thin on the ground


If you want one you should buy it now

There is a shortage of PS4 consoles in some European countries and it looks like Sony has run out of inventory.