Intel's Tiger Lake shows performance gains
Published in PC Hardware
Friday, 18 September 2020 10:51

Intel's Tiger Lake shows performance gains


Benchmarks out

Intel formally announced its 11th Gen Core mobile processor family, known by the code name Tiger Lake, a few weeks ago and made some bold performance claims.  Now the benchmarks are out and suggest that Intel's claims might have legs.

Nintendo kills off 3DS
Published in Gaming
Friday, 18 September 2020 10:46

Nintendo kills off 3DS


After nine and a half years

Nintendo has discontinued its 3DS handheld after about 76 million sales over a nine-and-a-half year period.

Mozilla kills Firefox Send and Firefox Notes
Published in News
Friday, 18 September 2020 10:38

Mozilla kills Firefox Send and Firefox Notes


Grew out of the Firefox test programme

Big cheeses at the Mozzarella foundation have killed off two legacy services that grew out of the Firefox Test Pilot programme: Firefox Send and Firefox Notes.

China taking control of supercapacitor market
Published in News
Friday, 18 September 2020 10:26

China taking control of supercapacitor market


All based on R&D

The Chinese have made a sudden entry in the the top 20 super capacitor maker rankings in just a decade.

Blockchain ain't Bitcoin
Published in Cloud
Friday, 18 September 2020 10:15

Blockchain ain't Bitcoin


CompTIA sets the record straight

CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the global technology industry, has released a new free educational resource on blockchain that dispels myths and misunderstandings about a technology that has the potential to transform the way businesses and industries operate.

Aiways taking online orders for all electric SUV
Published in Transportation


€37,990 for the standard version

Aiways has started taking online orders for its U5 all-electric SUV. German customers can now order a U5 from www.ai-ways.eu, and become among the first in Europe to own an all-electric 410-kilometer range SUV.

Epic is a saboteur, not a martyr, moans Apple
Published in News
Thursday, 17 September 2020 12:47

Epic is a saboteur, not a martyr, moans Apple


It is trying to stop us making lots of cash

The Fruity Cargo Cult Apple has asked a court to reject Epic Games' latest bid to get Fortnite back on the App Store, saying the game maker is acting as "a saboteur, not a martyr" in its challenge to Apple's payment system.

US chip industry demands $50 billion bribe
Published in News
Thursday, 17 September 2020 12:43

US chip industry demands $50 billion bribe


Pay up or we will continue to move overseas

The US chip industry has said that it will need $50 billion in federal incentives to halt a decades-long trend of manufacturing moving overseas.

Microsoft’s MetaOS plans uncovered
Published in News
Thursday, 17 September 2020 12:41

Microsoft’s MetaOS plans uncovered


ZDNET finds some details

ZDNET has uncovered some details about  Microsoft's "MetaOS" which was first leaked last year.

USB-C turned out to be a nightmare
Published in PC Hardware
Thursday, 17 September 2020 12:37

USB-C turned out to be a nightmare


So much for simplicity

While USB-C was supposed to make life easier for consumers, and become pretty much common everywhere, the technology has become a mess of tangled standards.