Refugees from Rare create Playtronic Games
Published in Games
11 February 2015



Spiritual successor of Banjo Kazooie in development

Despite some hints that Microsoft may have green lighted a new Banjo Kazooie game at Rare, some Rare refugees have gotten together to form a new studio.

Study shows no need for smartwatches
Published in Wearables
11 February 2015


Might as well use your phone

A new study has shown that smartwatches are completely useless and you might as well be monitoring your daily activity from a phone in your pocket.

Linaro offers new ARM board designs
Published in Motherboards
11 February 2015


Open saucy

ARM-backed not-for-profit engineering organisation Linaro jas launched an open-source spec for ARM SBCs called "96Boards."

Apple buys Sun
Published in News
11 February 2015


Because it is so rich

Apple has written a $850 million cheque for power from a new California solar farm to cut its energy bill.

Qualcomm buys drone technology
Published in News
11 February 2015


Bombing China, Samsung and Intel

It seems that the chipmaker Qualcomm has finally had enough of competition from Samsung, Intel and anti-trust charges from China. The outfit has written a cheque to get hold of intelligent drone technology.

Kickass plays musical domain names
Published in News
11 February 2015


Keeps going

Torrent sharing site Kickass has been playing musical chairs with its domain name to avoid being shut down by forces loyal to the movie studios.

Nvidia schedules Made to Game event for March 3
Published in Graphics
11 February 2015


In San Francisco, at GDC 2015

Nvidia plans a new product announcement on the second day of MWC 2015 and it has sent invitations to press outlets for an event scheduled for the 3rd of March 2015. 

AMD Fiji HBM limited to 4GB stacked memory
Published in Graphics
11 February 2015


Cannot fit more on 2.5D interposer

In early January we heard a thing or two about an AMD card codenamed Fiji, the one that comes with High Bandwidth Memory (HBM). 

Blizzard swings the Diablo 3 ban-hammer
Published in Games
10 February 2015


Causes major shakeup on the leaderboards

In another exciting round of Blizzard swings the ban-hammer, this time the target is Diablo 3 and the fallout as caused a major shakeup of the leaderboards because cheaters have been booted.

Spencer shows off screenshots on Xbox One
Published in Games
10 February 2015


Looks like it is getting closer to being released

As most who have an Xbox One know, taking a screenshot is almost impossible. It continues to be the most requested feature that users want added to the Xbox One and Microsoft knows it.