Microsoft closes Chinese phone plants
Published in Mobiles
16 July 2015


May move to outsourcing

Software giant Microsoft has closed its China-based handset manufacturing plants in Beijing and Dongguang and might be looking to outsource to the same manufactures used by everyone else.

Intel does rather well in Q2 2015
Published in Processors
16 July 2015


But PC numbers still slide

The maker of chips and bits, Intel is doing better than the cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street expected.

Qualcomm faces two EU antitrust investigations
Published in Processors
16 July 2015


Dirty deeds done dirt cheap

The European Commission has opened two antitrust investigations into Qualcomm's possible abuse of its market dominance of semiconductors.

PowerColor announces Radeon R9 Fury
Published in Graphics
16 July 2015


No X and three aircoolers

Everyone was excited about the water-cooled Radeon R9 Fury X, and now it is time for the non-X version. 

Windows 10 build 10240 feels like RTM
Published in News
16 July 2015


Insider preview mark gone

We just finished the update of Windows 10 build 10240. This number is easy to remember as you just ad a zero to a 1024 which is a round number in IT brains. 

Intel CEO confirms 10nm is 2017
Published in Processors
16 July 2015


After Skylake comes the Lake 14nm

Intel might have admitted that it will take a bit longer to get to 10nm, and it turns out that after the second generation 14nm Skylake, the next Intel CPU will be another 14nm design, not a 10nm part as many expected.

Microsoft still loves mobile
Published in Mobiles
15 July 2015


Nadella denies pulling back

Microsoft is still going to press ahead with mobile despite cutting 7,800 jobs from the Nokia and hardware division, and an 80 per cent write off on the £4.6 billion Nokia deal.

Oracle releases Java mega patch
Published in News
15 July 2015


One already being exploited

Oracle has just fixed 25 vulnerabilities in its aging Java platform, including one that's already being exploited in attacks.

Commodore PET is back
Published in News
15 July 2015


35 years and I still hate them 

After 35 years the first computer, upon which I learnt to program Pascal is back in the shops – as a smart phone.

Chinese Micron take-over will be tricky
Published in Processors
15 July 2015


Analysts warning

The takeover of the chipmaker Micron by a Chinese government controlled outfit is going to be extremely tricky, warned analysts.