Iphone X continues to fail
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Cash cow on life support

Apple's overpriced under-specced iPhone X is going to continue to cause Jobs' Mob suffering while generating much entertainment to those of us who get to say "we told you so" rather a lot lately.

Intel mulls Chinese date after Micron divorce
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96-layer 3D-NAND flash plans

After Chipzilla and Micron have agreed to start seeing other people after finishing the development of 96-layer 3D-NAND flash, it is looking like Intel wants a hot Chinese partnership.

Turing not coming next month
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Still coming but not in March

It is starting to look like hopes that Nvidia is not going to release details of a new GPU for consumers called Turing in March.

High cost might trouble 5G
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A 5G smartphone will cost $1000 or $5000 for an iPhone

It is starting to look like the arrival of 5G will come at such a high premium it will put a lot off.  Word on the street is that an average 5G smartphone will cost $1,000 dollars which means that super premium phones with an over-the-top mark-up like the iPhone will come in at much higher than that.

Desktop sales continue to slide
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Now  below 100 million a year

Beancounters at IDC have added up some numbers and divided them by their shoe size and reached the conclusion that desktop PC sales in 2017 fell below 100 million for the first time.

Microchip to buy Microsemi
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Military chipmaker to be bought

Microchip is writing a cheque to buy Microsemi which is the most significant US commercial supplier of military and aerospace semiconductor equipment, for about $8.35 billion.

Toyota investing more than $2.8 billion in software
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Hands-free driving

Toyota is investing more than $2.8 billion to develop automated driving software.

Ghana teacher demos Office without computer
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Internet sensation

A teacher in Ghana who educates his students on computer technology - without any computers - has become an online hit.

Intel’s 5G prototype hides huge external antenna
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So not as ready as the Tame Apple Press claims

Intel has been benefiting from the anti-Qualcomm rhetoric coming from the Tame Apple Press (TAP) over its 5G modems.

Global diode shortage continues
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Blame the car manufacturers

The world is being gripped by a diode shortage, and it has been that way since 2017, and the drought is likely to last until the second quarter.