FTC will not let Google be
Published in News

Playing monopoly with Android

The Federal Trade Commission has started investigating complaints that Google unfairly uses its Android mobile operating system to bolster popular products like Google Search and Google Maps. 

Hon Hai will buy most of Sharp
Published in News

Possibly with help from Apple 

Hon Hai considering buying a majority stake in Sharp's loss-making LCD business for $1.7 billion,

Saudi Araba nearly bought Italian hackers
Published in News

Don't have a state hacking system? Buy one

There was a sharp intake of breath over the weekend when it was revealed that the Saudi Arabian government came close to buying control of the notorious Italian surveillance software company Hacking Team for $42 million – apparently with the assistance of the US.

Blackberry Priv is now official
Published in Mobiles

Android slider by Blackberry.

We've known for months that it's coming. Now we know what it looks like and what it's called. The name tells most of the story of Blackberry Venice Priv.

Star Wars Battlefront beta starts on October 8th
Published in Games

Until October 12th

Although we knew it was coming sometime in October, EA and DICE have announced that the Star Wars Battlefront open beta will run from October 8th to October 12 and be available on the PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4.

Blackberry juices itself in latest report
Published in Mobiles

Confirms Android phone will be named after a toilet

BlackBerry published its latest quarterly financial report today, delivering some miserable results for the last three months. 

AMD gives TSMC Zen
Published in Processors

What is the sound of 16nm FinFET clapping

Amid rumours of Globalfoundries' slow 14nm FinFET yield, it appears that AMD has taken its Zen project to TSMC.

Intel lays off staff at Wind River
Published in Processors

Embedded chips software downsized

Chipzilla has been handing out p45s and pink slips to some of its more experienced software staff at Wind River.

Analyst claims that Apple fanboys like pink
Published in Mobiles

We were wrong

When Apple released a pink iPhone6, how we laughed – but it turns out that Apple fanboys can't get enough of pink.

Pink iPhone 6S 16GB tear down
Published in Mobiles

Apple A9, 2GB LPDDR4 RAM and an even smaller battery

The magnificent people of iFixIt have got their paws on the latest iPhone 6S and they did the most logical thing with it – they took it to bits.