Polaris GPU series is AMD’s beginning of “journey into space”
Published in Graphics


Brighter stars, galaxy systems in future GPU codenames

Over the past few years, Radeon Technologies Group (RTG) has tread many uncharted waters near and far to gather enough "island" codenames for over five generations of graphics processing units. According to Raja Koduri, Senior Vice President and Chief Architect of the Radeon Technologies Group, all of that is about to change.

Huawei getting into the PC business
Published in Notebooks


Just as everyone else is getting out

Huawei is making an interesting move by getting into the PC business just as everyone else has had enough.

Snapdragon 617 SoC gets Continuum
Published in Processors


Great for Corporation phones

Microsoft’s Continuum feature now supports the mid-range Snapdragon 617 SoC which will make a range of mid-range phones more corporate friendly.

Microsoft to recall Surface Pro 1, 2 and 3 chargers
Published in News


Set to announce free trade-in scheme on Friday

The folks in charge of manufacturing Microsoft’s A/C charging cable for the first three generations of its Surface Pro series apparently forgot to quality check for overheating issues.

Apple protects the dead
Published in News


Keep your wife out of your email while you enjoy the afterlife

Fruity cargo cult Apple is providing a new feature for dead fanboys – it is apparently locking loved ones out of your accounts without a court order.

Intel releases security on a chip features
Published in Processors


Stop tricky emails

Intel has announced a chip technology that the company said was designed to foil hackers who use fake emails to trick employees into revealing their usernames and passwords.

Zen not arriving until the end of the Year
Published in Processors


And only at the high end

While AMD fanboys expect Zen to arrive and cause Intel to immediately surrender its stonking market lead, it seems that it will not be saving the company’s bacon until next year.

Ubuntu Tablet ready for Mobile World Congress
Published in Mobiles


Canonical staff already use them

The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn that Canonical designers have created an Ubunto tablet in time for the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 event.

British GCHQ’s voice call encryption has a backdoor
Published in News


Nothing like giving Putin a helping hand 

A security protocol designed and promoted by British spooks for encrypting voice calls has a by-design weakness built into it that could allow for mass surveillance.

Samsung 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player arriving early
Published in News


Mid-February if you pre-order for $100 below launch price


Back at CES 2016 in Las Vegas earlier this month, we were able to take a glimpse at Samsung’s very first consumer 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player, the UBD-K8500, and the small selection of 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc launch titles to go along with it.