Huawei MatePad Pro gets inside yer heid
Published in Reviews
Sunday, 11 October 2020 17:23

Huawei MatePad Pro gets inside yer heid


Great sound, great build, fit ye sae?

I’ve been reviewing both software and hardware for over 35 years now, but this is the first time I’ve had to take into account geopolitics. But more, much more on that later.

Chinese smartphone makers looking away from US
Published in Mobiles


US dependence is too risky

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo is increasing its its efforts to develop its own smartphone CPUs believing that US gear is too risky to have in your supply chain.

Chinese chipmakers still need US tech
Published in News
Thursday, 27 June 2019 12:22

Chinese chipmakers still need US tech


We can’t have independence without a little dependence

Chinese chipmakers have been warning their government that they cannot meet targets to domestically source 40 per cent of chips by 2020 without US involvement.

And the winner of the US-China trade war is Samsung
Published in News


Thanks, Donald

Samsung smartphones will be the real winner of the US-China trade war which will damage Apple and Huawei.

China warns big tech of “dire consequences” of trade war
Published in News


Do not shift your supply chains out of China

China has formally warned big US tech companies of “dire consequences” if they shift their supply chains out of the country as part of Donald “Prince of Orange” Trump’s trade war.

Winklepickers
Published in News
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 20:55

AMD's Su demands end to tech wars


Shall we stock up again?

The chief executive officer of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has given a clear warning about the fragility of the semiconductor supply chain, prompted by the ever fiercer rattling of sabres between the United States of America and mainland China.

China arrests 13 Canadians
Published in News
Friday, 04 January 2019 11:25

China arrests 13 Canadians


Tit for Tat for Huawei arrest

Canada said 13 of its citizens had been detained in China since Huawei Technologies Co-Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou was arrested last month in Vancouver at the request of the United States.

Tech prices go up in the US
Published in PC Hardware
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 11:22

Tech prices go up in the US


Trump weighted tariffs start to bite

President Donald (Prince of Orange) Trump’s tariffs have started to affect the price of tech goods across the pond.

Qualcomm abandons NXP deal
Published in News
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 22:38

Qualcomm abandons NXP deal


Trade Wars strike again

Semiconductor firm Qualcomm indicated that it would drop its bid to buy Philips subsidiary NXP – looking like it is suffering from collateral damage because of the China-USA trade wars.

Qualcomm-NXP deal teeters on the edge
Published in Transportation
Monday, 23 July 2018 22:36

Qualcomm-NXP deal teeters on the edge


Wednesday is D-Day

Qualcomm's long term bid to buy Philips spin-off NXP has until Wednesday to be finalised – and the US-Chinese trade wars haven't made things as clear as mud can be.