Glo-Fo sauces up with FD-SOI
Published in Processors
Monday, 18 December 2017 12:10

Glo-Fo sauces up with FD-SOI


Aiming for the car market

Globalfoundries will have its 12-inch wafer fabs in Dresden, Germany, focus on using FD-SOI process technology to fabricate automotive chips for the European market.

Intel’s official price list is fiction
Published in Processors
Monday, 18 December 2017 11:43

Intel’s official price list is fiction


All to make shareholders feel good

Chipzilla’s official price list is a document which is designed to help shareholders feel good about themselves and not really much else.

France revolts against Amazon
Published in News
Monday, 18 December 2017 11:36

France revolts against Amazon


Give us 10 million euros to surrender

The French government has filed a complaint with the Paris Commerce Court against e-commerce company Amazon for abusing its dominant position with some suppliers, newspaper Le Parisien said.

Chinese phone makers bring smartphone war to America
Published in Mobiles


After kicking Jobs’ Mob’s in its home market

After the iPhone X received a good kicking in China, when Apple made the mistake of trying to jack the price up to “silly money” levels, Chinese phone manufacturers are considering taking the fight to Apple.

Google freezes Project Tango development
Published in News
Monday, 18 December 2017 10:55

Google freezes Project Tango development


Can't bear augmented reality hardware any more

Search engine outfit Google has dealt a blow to those who want to see AR everywhere by pulling the plug on its Project Tango.

Microsoft Edge is tanking
Published in News
Monday, 18 December 2017 10:47

Microsoft Edge is tanking


Main users are bots

Software King of the World Microsoft might even have fewer people using its Edge browser than was initially thought.

Don’t keep your mobile phone close
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 18 December 2017 10:37

Don’t keep your mobile phone close


It could give you cancer

There is some bad news for Apple fanboys who take their mobile phone to bed with them so that they will dream that Siri is a real girlfriend. It could be that this behaviour is just nature's way of taking you out of the gene pool.

Huawei, Oppo and Vivo pull back on orders
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 15 December 2017 12:57

Huawei, Oppo and Vivo pull back on orders


Is expected smartphone resurgence over?

There are signs that the shine is coming off a resurgence in smartphone sales as Huawei, Oppo and Vivo cut 10 percent of smartphone shipments than their original orders from the supply chain makers for the fourth quarter of 2017.

Intel attaches itself to blockchain
Published in News
Friday, 15 December 2017 12:23

Intel attaches itself to blockchain


Looking at ways to use the energy

Chipzilla is looking at ways to use the energy expended during cryptocurrency mining for the sequencing of genetic data.

Apple’s iPhone X has difficulty with Chinese
Published in Mobiles


You all look the same to me

Apple’s comedy facial recognition system on its overpriced iPhone X appears to have a few difficulties telling Chinese apart.