Xerox PARC creates chip, which self-destructs
Published in Processors


Say the word and it is dead

Engineers at Xerox PARC have developed a chip that will self-destruct upon command.

Nvidia's flaming shield has new "feature"
Published in Games


Released with a broken hard-drive

Nvidia, which is already reeling from having to recall its Shield consoles for getting a little too hot now has another problem.

Sony is not waterproof
Published in Mobiles
14 September 2015

Sony is not waterproof


Will not guarantee you if you get it wet

All those adverts with pictures of a Sony in a glass of water might be a little misleading.

Smartwatches used to spy
Published in Wearables
14 September 2015

Smartwatches used to spy


Data leak

In another reason not to own a smartwatch, a team of boffins have turned them in to devices which can spy on their owners.

Mediatek wants to push power management
Published in Motherboards


Targeting TV and smartphones

Beancounters at Digitimes research claim that Mediatek's moves to buy Richtek Technology will help the analog IC vendor to push its power management (PWM) gear to the smartphone and TV panel sectors.

Qualcomm wants Snapdragons in drones
Published in Processors


Firebreathing flying snapdragons

Chipmaker Qualcomm has created a board designed for consumer drones and robotics applications.

3D Touch not enough for iPhone 6s analysts warn
Published in Mobiles


Sales will fall to 2013 levels

Beancounters at Digitimes Research have warned that the introduction of 3D Touch may not be strong enough to stir up demand for the new iPhones as the outfit loses control of China.

Google launches Android Pay
Published in News


Has a million US locations


Google is rolling out Android Pay, a one-touch payment app on Android devices, in more than 1 million locations in the United States.

Broadwell unwell?
Published in Processors
11 September 2015

Broadwell unwell?


It is like waiting for Godot


The last month has all been about Intel's Skylake, but one thing that we have noticed is that Skylake's desktop predecessor, Broadwell has vanished.

Intel pounces on better bandwidth router chips
Published in News


Puma 7 lands on its paws

Intel has released its new Puma 7 DOCSIS 3.1 chip and while router chips are normally a bit of a yawn this one could lead to multi-gigabit cable modems.