Apple really is not changing iPhone
Published in Mobiles


Looks like even cordless headphones have been abandoned

One of the few “innovations” that Apple was supposed to stick under the bonnet of its iPhone 7 was a move to wi-fi headphones which would allow the phone to get thinner.

Global semiconductor sales go up
Published in Processors


First improvement in five months

Global semiconductor sales saw a slight increase in March for the first time in five months.

MediaTek expects profits to rise
Published in News


But margins will fall

MediaTek expects to post revenue growth of 24-32 percent in the second quarter of 2016, but also thinks its gross margins for the quarter will fall.

Chinese invent graphene electronic paper
Published in News

Smartphone world about to be shaken up

China, which gave the world traditional paper, has come up with a successor which could shake up electronic gadgets such as wearable devices and e-readers.

Samsung cranks up third gen FinFET process
Published in Processors


Lower electricity and cheaper

Samsung Electronics is introducing a third 14-nano FinFET system semiconductor process that has lower electricity consumption and production cost than previous cost.

Oculus officially blesses VR ready PCs
Published in Wearables


Certified Rift-ready bundles


Oculus has officially blessed PCs that can handle the VR requirements for its AR specs.

Chrome topples Microsoft as Browser King
Published in News


All roads lead to Chrome

Microsoft has been dethroned as the leader of the competitive web browser market by Google's Chrome.

Intel scraps Broxton
Published in Processors


Also kills off SoFIA mobile SoCs

Intel has scrapped development of the Broxton Atom processor family. For those who came in late, this was the chip which was supposed to put Intel into high-end smartphones and tablets.

AMD puts up Polaris page
Published in Graphics


Reveals a few pics of the new chips

AMD has started its PR war to establish its Polaris Architecture by putting up a webpage to sign the architecture’s praises which shows a few shots of the new chips.

Google faces first EU fine
Published in News


No deal in site

Google is heading for a huge European Union antitrust fine this year and it does not seem to have come up with a face-saving deal.