16 million Disneyland park visitors subjected to undercover phone surveillance
Published in News


StingRay devices extract encrypted phone keys in under a second

Local police in Anaheim, California – home to Disneyland, Angels baseball and the Ducks hockey team – have been using StringRay surveillance devices to capture data on thousands of phones at once, completely unknown to local residents and theme park attendees, according to new documents released Wednesday.

Oppo teases new F1 Plus smartphone
Published in Mobiles


Oppo F1 with a larger screen

During the launch event for its first F-line smartphone, the Oppo F1, the company has also teased an upcoming F1 Plus version, which should have a bigger 5.5-inch FHD screen and 4GB of RAM.

Orange Pi is a wiz for $10
Published in Motherboards


Quad-core

While Orange Pi might sound like an embarrassing medical symptom, it is peaking the interest of those in the dirt cheap single-board computer market

Apple reported to launch iPad Air 3, entry 4-inch iPhone, new watch bands
Published in News


All coming at mid-March event


Apple is preparing for a busy and packed hardware launch event coming in the middle of March, where it is expected to launch its third-generation iPad Air, a new 4-inch iPhone, a series of new first-generation Apple Watch bands, and new iOS and WatchOS updates, according to sources close to 9to5Mac.

Apple knock-on effect
Published in News


Partners suffer

Apple’s “shock” announcement that its business is not growing anymore is having a major effect on all the companies it propped up and their rivals.

European PC shipments plummet
Published in Notebooks


IDC says they fell by another 18.2 per cent


Just when you thought PC shipments could not get any lower, IDC thinks they have fallen another 18 per cent.

Altera deal might bite Chipzilla
Published in Processors


Analyst warns

Technology analyst Ashraf Eassa is getting a little worried about Intel’s $16.7 billion Altera deal which he thinks could end up being a huge flop.

China gets its paws on another Taiwanese chipmaker
Published in Processors


The little red chequebook opens

The Chinese government appears to be opening its little red chequebook and buying up chipmakers from what it calls its renegade province. 

Qualcomm predicts slow-down
Published in Processors


Mobile slide 

Mobile chip maker Qualcomm is talking about weaker profits as smartphone sales dry up. 

Apple and Google preparing to enter VR market
Published in News


New job postings suggest keen interest

It was made clear earlier this month at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that 2016 would be the year that virtual reality (VR) finally becomes available in consumer formats to initial enthusiast public audiences. Some of the major competitors we’ve seen in this space so far include Facebook-owned Oculus with its Rift headset, Sony’s PlayStation VR headset and HTC’s Vive Pre headset, which we explored here.