Zen not arriving until the end of the Year
Published in Processors


And only at the high end

While AMD fanboys expect Zen to arrive and cause Intel to immediately surrender its stonking market lead, it seems that it will not be saving the company’s bacon until next year.

Ubuntu Tablet ready for Mobile World Congress
Published in Mobiles


Canonical staff already use them

The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn that Canonical designers have created an Ubunto tablet in time for the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 event.

British GCHQ’s voice call encryption has a backdoor
Published in News


Nothing like giving Putin a helping hand 

A security protocol designed and promoted by British spooks for encrypting voice calls has a by-design weakness built into it that could allow for mass surveillance.

Samsung 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player arriving early
Published in News


Mid-February if you pre-order for $100 below launch price


Back at CES 2016 in Las Vegas earlier this month, we were able to take a glimpse at Samsung’s very first consumer 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player, the UBD-K8500, and the small selection of 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc launch titles to go along with it.

Samsung begins 20nm High Bandwidth Memory 2 production
Published in News


256GB/s with four 8Gb stacks, seven-fold increase over GDDR5

Roughly six months ago, AMD launched the first graphics cards packed with first-generation High Bandwidth Memory (HBM). Today, Samsung has just announced production of the industry’s first 20nm 4GB DRAM package based on second-generation High Bandwidth Memory 2 (HBM2).

AMD releases Q4 2015 and FY2015 earnings
Published in News


Down 28 percent, partly from economic slowdown in China

Earlier today, we mentioned that AMD was expected to report revenues for Q4 2015 with at least a 10 percent revenue decline as the chip maker struggles to turn its profits around. This afternoon, the company reported its fourth quarter 2015 and fiscal year 2015 revenue earnings results, showing a 23 percent revenue decline from lower sales of CPUs, lower demand for GPUs used in game consoles, and an economic slowdown in China.

Corsair unveils its new Vengeance LPX DDR4 quad-channel kits
Published in Memory


Available in 128GB, 64GB and 32GB capacities

Corsair has unveiled three new high-performance Vengeance LPX DDR4 RAM kits, that will be available in 128GB, 64GB and 32GB capacities and ranging from 3,000MHz to 3,600MHz.

MSI unfreezes Skylake
Published in News


So no skating

MSI has issued a BIOS update for its Skylake boards after an embarrassing flaw was spotted in Intel’s latest chip last week.

Apple, Samsung and Sony in child-labour claim
Published in News


Seven year olds mining for Cobalt


Apple, Samsung and Sony have been named and shamed in an Amnesty International report for not doing enough to prevent child labour crimes in the production of products.

HTC kills off Vive VR spin-off rumour
Published in Wearables


No daring Virtual Reality spin off  

HTC has moved to squash rumours that it is about to spin off its Vive business into a daring new venture which would boldly go into the virtual reality world.