Korea replaces Taiwan as leading chip nation
Published in Processors


Second only to Scotland where chips are very important 

Taiwan is no longer the world's top manufacturer of computer chips and has lost its crown to South Korea.

AMD releases Polaris based Radeon Pro 500
Published in Graphics


Workstation graphics 

AMD has announced a new family of workstation-targeted graphics processors based around its Polaris set up.

BlackBerry pipped in car market
Published in News


Only days after thinking it was going to save its bacon


Only a few days after BlackBerry announced that getting into the motoring business was helping it climb back from the dead, it has had to downplay news that Toyota would adopt rival software for its future vehicle consoles.

Apple announces workstation-class iMac Pro
Published in News


27-incher with Intel 18-core Xeon and Radeon Pro Vega

During its WWDC 2017 keynote, Apple unveiled what it claims is its most powerful computer ever, the new iMac Pro.

HTC hopes to wow Apple fanboys with VR
Published in Wearables


Well they do have more money than sense


HTC has said its virtual reality (VR) headset will be compatible with Apple's High Sierra operating system (OS), which is scheduled for release later this year.

Classified NSA report shows Russian hacking US election
Published in News


Hit voting software maker


Russian spooks hacked at least one US voting software supplier and sent spear-phishing emails to more than 100 local election officials just days before last November’s presidential election.

Apple users too stupid for latest features
Published in News


Tame Apple Press calls for change


Apple users are revolting over the fruity cargo cult’s latest moves to beef up its overpriced shiny toys with lots of cheap functions.

IBM, GlobalFoundries and Samsung come up with 5nm process
Published in Processors


Will cost about the same as 10nm

IBM, GlobalFoundries (GloFo), and Samsung said yesterday that they have found a way to make 5nm  transistors, which may well enable them to pack 30 billion switches onto a microprocessor chip.

Apple refreshes MacBook lineup with Kaby Lake
Published in Notebooks


Higher clock and better GPU

At its WorldWide Developer Conference (WWDC 2017), Apple announced plenty of both hardware and software updates, including the full refresh of its entire MacBook lineup.

PCMark 10 Professional Edition previewed
Published in News


Half the runtimes of PCMark 8 with revised office workloads


Futuremark has announced the latest update in its highly acclaimed industry standard office benchmarking suite, PCMark 10. The company was kind enough to give us an early preview to evaluate the workloads it is providing with this release, now featuring three test options.