Intel gets into VR
Published in Wearables

IDF 2016 cranks up

After its mobile  plan did not work out so well, Chipzilla is doing what every large company which has run out of ideas is doing and getting into virtual reality.

Russian whistleblower on run from Putin’s hackers
Published in News

Woman who exposed Russian doping scandle fears for her life

A Russian athlete who blew the whistle on Russian attempts to hide its wide scale doping of athletes says she is on the run from Tsar Putin’s hackers.

EU wants more privacy on web services
Published in News

Extending secuirty and confidentuality of phone to Skype and WhatsApp

The EU is planning to extend telecom rules covering security and confidentiality of communications to web services such as Microsoft's Skype and Facebook's WhatsApp. However it looks like this could be used to restrict how they use encryption.

Nvidia Geforce 10 series gaming notebooks now available
Published in Notebooks

Notebook GTX 1070 gets an upgrade from 1920 to 2048 cores

On Monday, ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte Sager and other industry players partnered with system integrator Xotic PC to announce a new lineup of 60 gaming notebooks built using Nvidia’s Geforce 10-Series Pascal GPU lineup – more specifically, Geforce GTX 1080, GTX 1070 and GTX 1060 GPUs.

Toshiba reports profit for first time in six quarters
Published in News

Recovering balance sheet remains under threat

Last Friday, Toshiba Corporation said that an extensive company restructuring effort over the past year has allowed it to produce a profit of $197 million (¥20.1 billion) for the first time in six consecutive quarters.

Encryption fault in Apple's imessage
Published in Mobiles

Flaws in the method

Cryptography researchers at John Hopkins University have found another flaw in the encryption used by Apple’s iMessage and while Jobs' Mob might have fixed it, the researchers say that the company's encryption methodology is borked.

Windows 10 anniversary edition has bug
Published in News

Freeze and crash

Microsoft is investigating reports that its installation of its Windows 10 Anniversary Update,can cause host systems to freeze and crash.

Apple jumps on the AR bandwagon
Published in News

Claims it is working on a new AI platform

Fruity cargo cult Apple is trying to convince the world it is “coming up with something new” by talking a lot about Artificial Reality.

Chinese vendors shipped 145.9 million last quarter
Published in Mobiles

More than 44 per cent of the world's total

Beancounters working for Digitimes Research have added up some numbers and divided by their shoe size and worked out that chinese vendors shipped 145.9 million smartphones globally in total during the second quarter of 2016.

Windows Phone Skype will just stop working
Published in Mobiles

Microsoft just does not seem to care any more

Microsoft is being surprisingly callous to those few users who supported its Windows Phone now that Windows 10 mobile is out. It is killing off Windows Phone support for Skype practically overnight.