Android calls in Vulkan support
Published in News

Live long and prosper

Android to get a graphics boost with a low-overhead rendering API named after a pointy eared star trek hero or a British bomber depending whether you are a trekky or a military buff.

UK Apple fanboys in UK government cover-up
Published in News


Cabinet office keeps faith at taxpayers' expense

The UK Cabinet office is at the centre of a scandal in which civil servants fed their religious obligation to Apple on the taxpayers' dime and then cover it up.

AU Optronics flogs family silver
Published in Graphics

Earns $25.6 million

TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics has been flogging off a factory housing a 3.5G production line, to Wistron.

Microsoft gives RT a make over
Published in Notebooks

Lipstick on a pig

Microsoft is about to upgrade Windows RT 8.1 and give its users a handful of new features.

Windows 10 will replace eight soon
Published in News

Did in two weeks what eight did in six months

Windows 10 has grown faster in two weeks than its predecessor did in six months and it will probably replace the older OS in a few months.

Quanta shows that notebooks ain't dead yet
Published in Notebooks

Down but better than last year

Notebook ODM Quanta Computer has proven that there is still some life in the notebook market.

Google becomes Alphabet killer
Published in News

Surprise restructuring

Google has surprised everyone by creating a new parent company called Alphabet.

Google to step up Android One pressure to India
Published in Mobiles

Good deal

Google plans to press on with push its Android One cut-price smartphone project in India.

Intel puts Xeons into notebooks
Published in Processors

Because notebooks behave like servers

Chipzilla has decided that every laptop owner really wants a Xeon server processor under the hood.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 990M GPU for notebooks
Published in Processors

N16E-GXX is not a Star fleet designation

We heard a rumour that Nvidia was working on something called an N16E-GXX and thought it might be something Star Treky.