IBM chops a quarter of its workforce
Published in News
26 January 2015


Largest layoff ever

Biggish Blue is about to embark on the largest jobs cull in corporate history and fire more than 111,000 of its suited staff this week.

Spartan must begin with the letter E
Published in News
26 January 2015


Needs a new name

The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth rumour that Microsoft is looking for a new name for its Project Spartan browser.

New keyboard knows who you are
Published in News
26 January 2015


Never forgets who spilt coffee on its front

Boffins at the Georgia Institute of Technology have emerged from their smoke filled labs with an intelligent keyboard which cleans itself and can identify users by the pattern and style of their fingertips and keystrokes.

Why did social networking get the works?
Published in News
26 January 2015


That's nobody's business but the Turks 

The Turkish government has moved to do what terrorists could not do and ban social notworking pages which it thinks insult the Prophet Mohammed.

 

O2 flogged to Hutchison Whampoa
Published in News
26 January 2015


Sold to  Li Ka-shing, in Chinese takeaway 

Hong Kong outfit Hutchison Whampoa has written a cheque for Telefonica's British mobile unit O2 for $15.4 billion in what is seen as a consolidation of Britain's telecoms industry.

Expect more Microsoft gaming franchises on PC
Published in Games
23 January 2015


More coming than just Fable Legends to Windows 10

While Microsoft didn't get too specific they did go out of there way on the Xbox Wire recap to say that not only Fable Legends was going to be coming to the PC.

DirectX 12 will run most current GPUs just fine
Published in Games
23 January 2015


Latest GPUs only needed to unlock the full potential

Microsoft said during the Windows 10 demo that most current graphics cards or those defined as DirectX 11/11.1 cards will take advantage of a great number of the DirectX 12 features, but if you want to unlock he full potential of DirectX 12, you will need a graphics card that is a true DirectX 12 card with a DirectX 12 capable GPU.

HoloLens possible for connection to PC & Xbox
Published in Games
23 January 2015


Looking into how it might be used and work

Now that everyone has seen the HoloLens, the obvious question is can it be connected to the PC or better yet, the Xbox One? Well, Microsoft is already a step ahead of your thinking because they are exploring ways that the HoloLens might be used with both the PC and the Xbox One. The thing is that they don't have anything definite yet.

Sapphire announces new R9 290X 8GB Tri-X graphics card
Published in Graphics
23 January 2015


To be available alongside the Vapor-X model

Following the successful launch of the R9 290X Vapor-X 8GB graphics card, Sapphire has decided to introduce yet another Radeon R9 290X graphics card with 8GB of video memory, lower clocks, and a Tri-X triple-fan cooler.

MINIX NEO Z64 is available
Published in News
23 January 2015


Intel-based mini-PC runs Windows 8.1 or Android

MINIX showed the MINIX NEP Z64 back in September, but the new device was not available until today. MINIX is well known for its Android small form factor PCs such as the Minix Neo X8 H, however, the NEO Z64 is different because it is based on Intel’s Android Bay Trail 22nm silicon.