ASRock teases new Phantom graphics card lineup
Published in Graphics

It is not about crypto mining after all

ASRock has officially released a teaser video for its upcoming Phantom Gaming graphics card lineup, which confirms that the motherboard maker is going after the gaming market rather than the crypto mining one.

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X shows up briefly on
Published in Processors

Said it should ship on April 19th

German Amazon has leaked one of the AMD's upcoming Pinnacle Ridge CPUs, the Ryzen 5 2600X, with the shipping date set for April 19th.

EU is about to hit big US IT with a big tax
Published in News

Tailored for their unique brand of avoidance

Large companies with significant digital revenues in the European Union such as  Apple, Uber, Google and Facebook could face a three percent tax on their turnover under a draft proposal by the European Commission.

Former Qualcomm chairman mounts a takeover bid
Published in News

Bit of long shot

After seeing off Broadcom, Qualcomm is now looking at another takeover bid by its former chairman Paul Jacobs

New study rules out games as precursors to violent crime
Published in Games

"Guns don't kill people computer games do" myth dispelled

Trying to avoid saying that the nation's gun obsession is responsible for school shootings, US politicians are focusing on violent video games as a cause. However, a new long-term study has proved that they are talking rubbish.

Iranians purged from Apple's app store
Published in News

Inquisition against a rival religion 

The fruity cargo cult Apple has decided that if you are Iranian, you are automatically forbidden to enter Apple heaven.

Intel to bring out Sceptre hardware fixes
Published in Processors

Starting with Cascade Lake

Intel is introducing hardware protections against the Spectre CPU bug that was discovered last year.

Bali switches off the Internet for a moment of reflection
Published in News

Keeps the demons away too

The internet on Bali will go dark this Saturday, with providers switching off mobile services for 24 hours to mark the Indonesian island’s annual day of silence.

Was AMD security announcement gaming Wall Street?
Published in News

CTS Labs and Viceroy Research spark conspiracy theory

The announcement by a security firm called CTS Labs had found severe vulnerabilities and backdoors in some AMD processors appears to have sparked a full-on internet conspiracy theory.

Artificial Intelligence is very artificial indeed
Published in News

Buzz words and the facts

Manufacturers - or vendors as I prefer to call them -  have touted artificial intelligence (AI) almost since the beginning of the dawn of the computer. Which was 70 or 80 years ago, depending on how you're counting things.