Cavium snaps up QLogic
Published in Processors


More consolidation

ARM Chip outfit Cavium has written a cheque for QLogic, a semiconductor firm which specialises in server and storage networking.

Intel shows off new Xeon family
Published in Processors


22 cores and 44 threads

Intel released yet another Xeon processor family designed specifically for 4 socket servers used in next-gen data centers and cloud deployments.

Waterproofing mobiles will backfire
Published in Mobiles


Xiaomi warns it could all go so wrong

The trend towards waterproofing smartphones could end badly, according to Xiaomi CEO Lin Jun.

VR arcades could arrive soon
Published in Wearables


Return to the 1980s

VR could bring a return to the video arcades of the 1980s, according to analysts at Digitimes Research.

Dell prepares to offload software division
Published in News


$2 billion price tag

Grey box-shifter Michael Dell is about to flog his software division to buyout firm Francisco and the private equity arm of activist hedge fund Elliott Management.

Microsoft tests “anti-bloatware” tool.
Published in News


Cue “it deletes Windows 10” gags

Software king of the world Microsoft is testing a handy tool, which scans your computer for bloatware and allows you to delete it.

Boffins create 1000 core chip
Published in Processors


IBM backed proccessor headed for commercial release

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering have developed 1000-core processor which will eventually be put onto the commercial market.

Couple of Radeon RX 480 graphics cards pictured
Published in Graphics


XFX, Sapphire and Powercolor

It appears that there will be plenty of reference RX 480 graphics cards at launch as we now have pictures from three different AMD AIB partners.

AMD Ellesmere PCB pictured in details
Published in Graphics


Same PCB for both RX 480 and RX 470

AMD's Polaris 10 Ellesmere GPU should be behind both the upcoming Radeon RX 480 and the RX 470 graphics cards and today we have a chance to check out both the reference PCB as well as the 14nm FinFET GPU.

Asus releases "budget friendly" GTX 1080 Turbo
Published in Graphics


But will not say how budget friendly

The whole press release thing is getting rather silly. ASUS is announcing a non-reference GTX 1080 Turbo card which it says will be cheaper than GTX 1080 Founders Edition but is refusing to say how much cheaper.