Microsoft still rumoured to be working on a Surface phone
Published in Mobiles


Despite stopping the sale of Windows phones last week

The dark satanic rumour mill suggests that Microsoft is still working on creating a surface phone, despite generally abandoning the smartphone market to Google and Apple.

FBI can't find unstoned developers or hackers
Published in News


Untouchables are not supposed to touch the stuff

FBI plans to hire skilled hackers are going  "up in smoke" because it is finding it hard to recruit tech whizzes because most of them would fail any test for cannabis use.

Intel and partners show off IoT in Hanover
Published in Wearables


All part of a cunning plan to move away from PC dependence

As part of its cunning plan to reduce its dependence on the PC Intel and its ecosystem partners are showcasing a range of interconnected and intelligent technologies to enable Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions at Hannover Messe.

Oracle puts the squeeze on Java business users
Published in News


Pay up or you will not get patches and security updates

Business users of Java SE 8 have been told that they will no longer receive patches and security updates for the software from the beginning of next year, unless they write a cheque for a commercial licence.

Anderson hints of second-generation Ryzen CPUs
Published in Processors


But not before the summer

Jim Anderson, senior vice president at AMD, has hinted that a second-generation Ryzen CPUs with a Ryzen 7 2800X, is in the works and indicated that AMD has held off on releasing the more powerful part to wait and see what Intel does first.

TSMC to post record profits
Published in News


Despite a downturn in Apple sales 

Despite the fact that Apple lost sales on its over-priced iPhone X, its number one partner TSMC is rumoured to be about to score record profits in 2018.

Eight inch wafer fabs flat out
Published in Processors


IoT making supply to tight to mention 

Demand for IoT chips is putting pressure on Taiwan and China's eight inch fabs and supply is starting to get tight.

AMD looking for a legal fight with Nvidia
Published in Graphics


Who did not see that happening?

AMD is gathering evidence that Nvidia's partner programme is part of a clever game of monopoly designed to force suppliers to land on Park Lane and Mayfair.

Theranos developed its own hate game
Published in News

 
You get to shoot financial reporters

High Tech lemon Theranos, which was once worth $9 billion developed a computer game which gave its employees a chance to shoot the financial journalists which eventually bought the company to its knees.

TSMC cuts growth forecast
Published in Mobiles


Weaker smartphone demand

TSMC has cut its revenue growth forecast for 2018 to 10 percent from the previously estimated 10-15 percent  claiming that there is weaker than expected smartphone demand and growing uncertainty facing the cryptocurrency mining market.