Germans launch initiative against flying cyber threats
Published in News


Fears that hackers can bring down their airforce


The German military's aviation safety chief has launched a new initiative against hackers, citing research that he said shows hackers can commandeer military airplanes with the help of equipment that costs about $5,700.

PC users will drop off a memory cliff
Published in Memory


Crucial report


Research from memory specialists Crucial suggests that a quarter of UK users have a PC which has reached what the firm calls the ‘memory cliff’ – the point where the computer is hugely slowed down, or completely falls over or crashes.

Intel slags off AMD’s chips
Published in Processors


Full of more glue than Lloyd Bridges 


Intel is clearly feeling a little insecure about AMD’s new Epyc Server processor range based on the RyZen technology.

Germans run out of GPUs
Published in Graphics


Gold rush sparks shortage


Germany is seeing a national shortage in mid-range and high-end graphics cards, due to an increasing craze for mining the Ethereum cryptocurrency.

Patriot says its memory is Ryzen-ready
Published in Memory


Viper 4, Viper Elite and Signature Line DDR4

Patriot has announced that it has now finalized its compatibility list for AMD Ryzen and AM4 platform and its key memory kits and modules.

Possible AMD RX Vega codenames revealed
Published in Graphics


Vega XTX, Vega XT and Vega XL

The latest leak has revealed possible Radeon RX Vega series codenames and it appears that we will see three different versions, the Vega XTX, Vega XT and the Vega XL.

Microsoft’s typeface at centre of government corruption case
Published in News


High calibri row


A typeface which was created in 2004 and made a default option on PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and WordPad by Microsoft in 2007, is currently sitting at the centre of a corruption investigation involving Pakistan's Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif.

Supermicro releases Xeon X11 servers
Published in News


Arriving in the second half of the year

Supermicro has released a line of new X11 generation servers and storage solutions based around Chipzilla’s Xeon Scalable processor family.

Windows 10 does not like a lot of cores
Published in Processors


The more cores and the slower the mouse gets


Tech blogger Bruce Dawson has discovered that 24-core (48-thread) Windows 10 rig was having problems everytime he built Chrome.

Western Digital allowed to look under Tosh's bonnet
Published in Memory


Temporary court order issued

Western Digital won a temporary US court order on Tuesday saying that Toshiba must allow Western Digital's employees to access databases and chip samples as part of a joint venture around flash memory chip plants in Japan.