IBM continues to fire US workers and cut more jobs overseas
Published in News


Bows to Trump and yet ignores him completely


While some companies are spinning their US plant expansions in the hope of getting Donald (Prince of Orange) Trump off their backs, Biggish Blue is tearing a leaf from his PR playbook.

Google about to give Raspberry PI a brain
Published in Motherboards


And a few machine learning tools


The Raspberry PI will get AI programming later this year thanks to a cunning Google  plan to bring artificial intelligence and machine learning tools the board later this year.

Texas Instruments has a great bottom line
Published in Processors


Thanks to car makers


Former digital watch maker and chipmaker Texas Instruments reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue, thanks mostly because of its analogue and embedded chip products from the automotive and industrial markets.

Seagate does better than expected
Published in News


Cloud based money


Hard drive maker Seagate has done better than the cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street predicted this quarter.

FTC to take on Apple for stealing Nokia’s ideas
Published in News


"Good artists copy; great artists steal"


The fruity cargo-cult Apple’s policy of stealing other people’s ideas, but vigorously defending its own patents has been called into question by the US Federal Trade Commission.

Component orders for Windows-based HMDs remain low this year
Published in News


First devices arriving with Windows 10 Creators Update

Component orders in the virtual reality, augmented reality and merged reality markets are expected to remain low in 2017 as brand vendors attempt to diversify their products – and work on consolidating their product descriptions – based on the latest reports from industry sources.

Nvidia releases Geforce 378.49 WHQL driver
Published in Graphics


Game Ready and GTX 1050 (Ti) notebook support

Nvidia has released its latest Geforce 378.49 WHQL-certified driver which bring optimizations for some of the upcoming games as well as adding support for the latest notebook GPUs, the Geforce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti.

Sony's PlayStation VR reviewed
Published in Reviews


Plenty of 3D immersion in film and gaming entertainment

Back in October, Sony became the first console manufacturer to introduce its own virtual reality headset for the masses, complete with the industry’s highest refresh rate and a decent handful of games available at launch.

AMOLED getting second life in China
Published in Graphics


Not going away soon


While the big names of smartphones are less interested in AMOLED displays, it appears that the industry will continue to grow.

Adobe pushed insecure spying Chrome browser extension
Published in News


And it can be hacked


Adobe installed a browser extension for Google Chrome alongside an update for the company's Adobe Acrobat Reader DC software.