Broadcom faces antitrust investigation
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Qualcomm takeover just became more complicated

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is investigating whether chipmaker Broadcom engaged in anticompetitive tactics in negotiations with customers, in an antitrust investigation which could make any merger with Qualcomm a little more difficult.

Data centre computers could face reboot hell
Published in Processors


Intel's Spectre and Meltdown patches make a mess of newer chips

Data centre computers with Intel's newer chips might reboot more often than normal because of problems with the patches issued to fix the so-called Spectre and Meltdown security flaws.

Apple magnanimously permits users to stop throttling themselves
Published in Mobiles


Lawsuits will do that

The fruity cargo cult Apple is set to pull the plug on secret battery saving technology which degraded the performance of the phone.

Hasselblad issues 400-megapixel Multi-Shot camera
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 2.4GB a picture

The maker of serious professional cameras does not seem to care that most users think they can take a decent picture on their smartphone.

IBM and Maersk team up on blockchain-based company
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Blockchain for shipping and supply

IBM and Danish transport and logistics company Maersk are teaming up to create an as yet unnamed Blockchain-based shipping and supply chain company.

Apple has another security issue
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Text bomb, text bomb, you’re a text bomb

The brilliant programmers at Apple who have all sorts of problems getting a clock to tell the time have delivered an operating system which can be switched off with a text.

Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition will arrive on March 6
Published in Games


System requirements revealed

Square Enix gave the release date for Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition as well as providing some more details regarding system requirements and new features that, it appears, will be unique to the PC version.

Samsung unveils its mid-range Exynos 7872 SoC
Published in Processors


14nm SoC with hexa-core Cortex-A73 and Cortex-A53 CPU cores

Samsung announced its newest SoC built on 14nm FinFET manufacturing process and aimed at mid-range devices, the Exynos 7872 SoC.

Undersupply of 200mm wafers will hit industry hard
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Firms pay a premium because of shortages

Another chip nightmare will hit us in 2018.

Meizu announces the M6s with Exynos 7872 SoC
Published in Mobiles


With 5.7-inch HD+ screen and side fingerprint sensor

After a couple of rumors and leaks, Meizu has now officially unveiled its M6s smartphone that brings 18:9 tall screen and a couple of other neat features to the entry/mid-range smartphone market.