Microsoft wants to give beta testers free Windows 10
Published in News
23 June 2015


Even if you used clean install

Microsoft has said that the update from Windows 7 or 8.1 to Windows 10 is free but you have to own a legal version of the Windows. 

AMD claims its R390 series is a new chip -- but it's not
Published in Graphics
23 June 2015


It looks the same

We don’t know what do you need to do to call a chip a new architecture but are suspicious about some comments about the R390 series

Xiaomi ships 35 million smartphones in first half
Published in Mobiles
23 June 2015


Increased by 30 per cent

According to China-based display supplier, Xiaomi has managed to ship out over 35 million smartphones in the first half of this year.

German censors erotic eBooks sales
Published in News
23 June 2015

You can't by them before 10pm

Nutty German censors have decided that erotic books should not be bought online before 10pm long after all respectable people have gone to bed.

Blackberry still can't get juiced up
Published in News
23 June 2015


Revenue falling

BlackBerry is still a long way from being out of the woods. The outfit reported worse-than-expected first-quarter financial results as phone sales continued their long slide.

Lenovo releases affordable PC stick
Published in News
23 June 2015


Intel Atom based L inside 

Lenovo has released a PC stick with an affordable price tag of $129.

Apple's next iPhone will be thicker
Published in Mobiles
23 June 2015


Just like its users

Taiwan's top Apple analyst has released a prediction that the next iPhones will be thicker than the last—0.2 mm thicker.

Freescale releases Linux SoCs
Published in Processors
23 June 2015


Powersaving from Cortex-A7 architecture

Freescale has been showing off its two Linux-ready, 28nm i.MX7 SoCs.

Beats headphones' obscene margins
Published in News
23 June 2015


Apple overlords are amateurs

When Fruity Cargo Cult Apple bought Beats headphones it was not clear how much of a marriage in hell the arrangement was. While Apple was famous for its obscenely high profit margins it was a bunch of amateurs in comparison to Dr Dre.

MediaTek's Internet of Things scooter
Published in Wearables
23 June 2015


Skuro Moto uses LinkIt One

Skuro Moto has created an Internet connected scooter based around MediaTek's LinkIt ™ One Internet of Things system board.