Global semiconductor sales broke records
Published in Processors


$338.9 billion in 2016


The global semiconductor industry had a record breaking 2016 according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).

Post Brexit UK will not benefit from EU global roaming rules
Published in Mobiles


But at least they will have £350 million a week to spend on health

It looks like the UK moves to exit the EU will mean that Britons won’t benefit from a new clampdown on mobile phone roaming costs within the EU once Brexit has been implemented.

AI will delete bureaucrats
Published in News


250,000 Civil service jobs replaced by cybermen in the UK

A UK government think tank believes that more than 250,000 jobs in the public sector could be replaced by AI in the next 15 years.

AMD sues over stolen patents
Published in Processors


ITC called in


LG, MediaTek, Sigma Designs and Vizio have all been named in a court case in which AMD is throwing its toys out of the pram in a big way.

UK coppers look to AI to predict where tea leafs will scarper to next
Published in News


Sat nav based system

UK coppers might get a satnav-style system which will predict where a fugitive will head before they have worked it out themselves.

Apple broke iOS6 to force iOS7 upgrade
Published in Mobiles


Class action


The fruity tax-dodging cargo-cult Apple borked its iOS 6 operating system to force users to upgrade to iOS 7, a US court has been told.

Mozilla will need rust
Published in News


Because it never sleeps


The big cheeses at the Mozzarella foundation have decided that its Firefox browser will need rust to work.

Samsung’s third-generation SM961 256GB NVMe SSD reviewed
Published in Reviews


48-layer MLC V-NAND delivers more IOPS with low latencies

Last summer, Samsung introduced its first NVMe SSD series based on a new Polaris controller that replaced the UBX controller design from its previous OEM-series SM951 and consumer-oriented 950 Pro SSD lineups, moving ahead with the introduction of 48-layer MLC NAND technology and industry-leading throughput speeds.

Cooler Master announces Case Mod World Series 2017
Published in News


Case modding competition at its best

Cooler Master has announced its eighth annual Case Mod World Series that will be open to all and run from February 3rd to May 3rd. ITo celebrate its 25th anniversary, the company even added a bonus category.

Alleged AMD Ryzen CPU lineup leaks
Published in Processors


Shows 17 different SKUs

A leak showing a full AMD Ryzen CPU lineup has leaked online, showing a total of 17 different SKUs as well as the new naming scheme that suggests AMD might rename its CPU lineup to match those of graphics cards and SSDs.