HTC sold just 140,000 Vive VRs
Published in Graphics

Slowly ramping up

HTC cannot get a break in the phone market and it looks like the Vive VR, the outfit's over-priced VR kit, sold 140,000 pieces in August and September.

MacBook Pro 15 has AMD Polaris 450, 455
Published in Graphics

Apple signs up for Polaris

Apple has been an "Nvidia free" zone for ages and now it seems that AMD has scored another MacBook Pro 15 design win with its Polaris based Radeon Pro 400 series GPUs. 

Apple goes public on MacBook Pro 2016 notebooks
Published in Notebooks

Coming in three versions

Apple has  "unveiled" its newest Apple MacBook Pro 2016 notebooks at its special Hello Again event, confirming earlier rumors of OLED Touch Bar, Touch ID and USB-C ports.

Qualcomm acquires NXP for $47 billion
Published in News

IoT and Automotive twist

Qualcomm was apparently eyeing NXP for a while and it just announced that it has bought it in a massive $47 billion deal that has quite a bit of IoT and automotive aspiration. 

Xiaomi Mi MIX up for pre-order for US $659.99
Published in Mobiles

Shipping before Christmas

We stumbled upon a listing for Xiaomi's latest Mi MIX which puts the new smartphone on pre-order for US $659.99 for the standard 4GB/128GB and US $759.99 for the 6GB/256GB Mi MIX 18K version.

NSA no longer needs to bring down Wikileaks
Published in News

Assange is doing that for us

A top former NSA spook has said that the organization no longer needs to work to kick over Wikileaks, the organization is doing the job for it.

Angry French Apple customer escapes Jail
Published in Mobiles

Smashing but expensive time

The French Apple customer who became an internet sensation with his rather clear view of Apple products has avoided going to jail for smashing the shiny gear with his balls of steel.

UMC ready for 14nm in the second quarter
Published in Processors

UMC is expected to  move its 14nm FinFET process to volume production in the second quarter of 2017.

Virtual reality sexual assault is with us
Published in Wearables

Designers did not think of this problem

Women playing virtual reality games are being targeted by pervy would-be Donald Trump types who believe is OK to sexually assault women.

Apple delays launch of expensive new wireless ear-buds
Published in Wearables

Now hear this

Fruity tax dodging cargo-cult Apple has put the brakes on the release of its super-expensive and largely pointless ear-buds.