BMW screws up on software front
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Friday, 23 February 2018 18:38

BMW screws up on software front

It's easily done

German car giant BMW admitted today that it is going to have to recall 18,000 cars because of a software SNAFU.

Porsche driverless car controlled by smartphone
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Wednesday, 21 February 2018 17:31

Porsche driverless car controlled by smartphone


Whatever next?

Chinese giant Huawei said it's the first smartphone maker in the world to use such a device to drive a car.

Intel intros edgy Xeon
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Wednesday, 07 February 2018 16:02

Intel intros edgy Xeon


Let's get scalable

Chip giant Intel said it has released its Xeon D-2100 microprocessor.

Intel does the Harlem PR Shuffle
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Wednesday, 31 January 2018 23:18

Intel does the Harlem PR Shuffle


HR is the name of the game

A missive from the number two semiconductor company in the world has demonstrated how Intel (INTC) can shuffle the PR decks, a bit like an artificial croupier in the capital of the world, Las Vegas.

AMD revenues grow by a third
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Wednesday, 31 January 2018 01:07

AMD revenues grow by a third


Let's hope the underdog doesn't become an overdog

Long-standing Intel competitor, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), appears from its first quarter results to be gnawing at Chipzilla's ankles.

Social media is injurious to your health
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Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:51

Social media is injurious to your health


Tax Twitter and Facebook?

The CEO of Salesforce thinks that social media  should be treated as severely as some countries treat smoking tobacco, he said today at the World Economic Forum in exclusive Swiss resort Davos.

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.

Four horsemen of the Apocalypse rescue chip market
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Things are getting better

A chief analyst at freethinking semiconductor firm Future Horizons has warned that an upswing in the market has caught the industry by surprise because of the swift nature of the recovery, which it could have anticipated, but didn't.

PC sales continue to decline
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Friday, 12 January 2018 16:19

PC sales continue to decline


Particularly in the USA

Analysts at Gartner released data that showed PC sales continue to fall, although the outfit said there are some “causes for optimism”.

Power cut hits giant electronics show
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Wednesday, 10 January 2018 21:57

Power cut hits giant electronics show


Viva, Las Vegas

A power cut, of all things, downed the Computer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas today.