Acer thinks the money is in high-margin PCs
Published in Notebooks


And it is paying off

Acer has been focuing on flogging high-margin PCs including gaming notebooks, ultra-thin models and 2-in-1s, and it appears to be paying off. 

TSMC scores some of Qualcomm's chip business
Published in Processors


Will make baseband chips produced on its 7nm process

TSMC has regained some chip orders from Qualcomm for baseband chips produced on its 7nm process, but not application processors.

Russian hackers focused on 21 electorates
Published in News
Thursday, 22 June 2017 13:07

Russian hackers focused on 21 electorates


But failed to do much good 

Homeland Security says that it has found evidence that Russian hackers targeted 21 US state election systems in the 2016 presidential race –  a small number were breached but there was no evidence any votes were manipulated.

Imagination up for sale
Published in News
Thursday, 22 June 2017 12:54

Imagination up for sale


The price of being dependent on Apple 

Imagination Technologies, the British firm that lost 70 percent of its value after being ditched by its biggest customer Apple, put itself up for sale.

Former Apple man finds life tough outside the reality distortion field
Published in News


Chris Lattner quits Autopilot


Tesla has announced that Chris Lattner, its vice president of Autopilot software, has left the company after only about six months.

Microsoft admits Windows 10 disables rivals' AV
Published in News


Temporarily


Software king of the world, Microsoft, has admitted that it does temporarily disable anti-virus software on Windows PCs.

Jen-Hsun Hu is most beloved tech boss
Published in News
Thursday, 22 June 2017 11:13

Jen-Hsun Hu is most beloved tech boss


Nvidia staff throw flowers before him

A list of the most favourite bosses in tech has turned up Jen-Hsun Huang, chief executive of Nvidia as the most beloved.

Wearables are a big thing in Africa and Middle East
Published in Wearables


Not really sure why


While most of the world is treating wearables as a bit of a snooze, there is a significant market for the trinkets in Africa and the Middle East, according to beancounters at IDC.

Apple's success was because Jobs had problems
Published in Mobiles


He hated being outsmugged by Microsoft so he stole its tablet 

The messiah of the fruity cargo-cult, Steve Jobs, apparently was only interested in hacking off a single Microsoft executive when he stole the idea for the tablet and the smartphone.

Apple’s new phone threatens to suck up memory chips
Published in News


Unless no one buys it


Global electronics makers are worried that Apple is going to take all the supplies of memory chips for its new iPhone 8.