Microsoft wants to get into this PC lark
Published in Notebooks


It has heard it is a money spinner

Software giant Microsoft is not the best at picking where the industry is going, it missed the Internet and failed to get into mobile so the news that it is thinking of getting into the PC hardware business just as it is dying is not surprising.

Edge screen Meizu might be coming soon
Published in Mobiles

While CEO questions Meizu MX6 purpose 

Meizu Pro 7 might be the flagship Meizu phone with a curved screen that goes directly after the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and similar edged devices. The picture of the rear surface appeared and at the same time someone leaked an internal mail from Meizu's CEO expressing concerns that MX6 is too similar to Meizu 6 Pro. 

Leaked GTX 1060 benchmarks show it cleans RX 480’s clock
Published in News


Spoilers

I had a small wager sitting on the fact that when the RX 480 was released that there would be a mysterious leak of benchmarks that proved that Nvidia’s Pascal-based GTX 1060 was much better even when it had not been released.

VR might take off after all
Published in News


Thanks to the porn industry

It is starting to look like the VR industry might take off afterall for reasons which are not the greatest.

Surface Table gets a French connection
Published in News


Slightly cheaper

The Surface Table was touted as a damn fine idea a few years ago, but it never really saw much mileage outside the television studios.

Intel likely to split asunder
Published in News

A revel with a cause

The world and its dog knows that Intel is a spent force but now the word on the autobahn is that it’s likely to break into two bits.

AMD promises emergency driver update by Thursday
Published in Graphics


Sorting out RX 480's shocking power problem

AMD has promised that it will roll out a driver update will will sort out the power issues with the RX 480 by Thursday.

Kaby Lake conjures up two overclocking tricks
Published in Processors


BCLK aware V/F curve and AVX negative ratio offset

Kaby Lake will be a better overclocker. At least this is what Intel is telling its partners right now. The successor to Skylake architecture will have two overclocking enhancements the BCLK aware V/F curve and AVX negative ratio offset.

Some Radeon RX 480 4GB can be unlocked to 8GB
Published in Graphics


With a simple BIOS flash

It appears that some reference retail/e-tail Radeon RX 480 4GB graphics cards are actually shipping with 8GB of VRAM that can be unlocked using a simple BIOS flash.

Taiwanese flag
Published in News


Subsidiaries mostly into IT

A report from Price Waterhouse Coopers Taiwan has warned firms with subsidiaries in Britain could well face being stung for extra tax after the European country completes its divorce from the European Union.