Falling PC sales appear to be bottoming out
Published in News


Unless you are Apple

There are signs that the falling PC market has opened its parachute and nearly hit rock bottom – unless you are Apple which is continuing to fall like a meteor.

Doom gets Vulkan API patch
Published in Games


Significant performance improvements on RX 480

Bethesda has announced that its Vulkan API support patch for Doom is now live and should bring significant improvements due to the implementation of several features, including Asynchronous Shaders support.

Pokemon Go captures the world’s attention
Published in Games


Nintendo share rises 23 percent

It is not official but the world went crazy about the Pokemon Go augmented reality game. Young people and so-called adults  are playing the game so much that it got down to mainstream media and even caused a massive crash in the US. 

Nvidia details European Geforce GTX 1060 prices
Published in Graphics


10 partners to launch custom boards

Nvidia got back to us with the official pricing for the Geforce GTX 1060 with  more details than our earlier article we posted last Friday. The card in the US will cost $249 + tax while EU cards with VAT will range from 279 Euro. The UK price is GBP 239 which is at current exchange identical to Euro pricing. They will launch on July 19th.  

Snapdragon 821 launched
Published in Mobiles


Maximum clock 2.4GHz

Qualcomm has received an order from big clients for a faster iteration of Snapdragon and, guess what? The Snapdragon 821 is born and its Kryo core frequency has jumped from a previous 2.15GHz to 2.4Ghz. 

Intel shrinks the IDF die
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Opinion
 Don't say who farted


Reports suggest that Intel will only have two so-called “keynote speeches” at its Developer Forum this year - one from CEO Brian Krzanich and the other with Data Centre manager Diane Bryant.

Microsoft slashes Lumia prices in UK
Published in Mobiles


650 costs £119.99 SIM-free

Microsoft has been slashing the costs of its Lumia 550 and 650 to silly money without really telling anyone.

Intel leaks show it might drop the Core m5/m7 name
Published in Processors


Along with USB 3.1 generation 2 support and improved GPU

The dark satanic rumour mill has suggested that Skylake's successor, Kaby Lake, with its 14nm goodness might be responsible for the death of the Core m5/m7 name.

Tsar Putin wants backdoors on everything
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Two weeks to get rear access

The Tsar of all the Russias,  Tsar Vladimir Putin is desperate to investigate the back doors of western software makers and has ordered them to grant access to his mighty spooks.

AI comes up with something vital
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Beer

It seems that AI is finally doing something useful, rather than mucking around winning gameshows and pretending to be women on cheesy dating sites.