Wiston chairman says notebook industry facing a crisis
Published in Notebooks


Market stagnation from an industry led only by Microsoft and Intel


While most notebook brand vendors expect the notebook industry to grow steadily in 2017 as a result of increases in shipments, at least one ODM vendor is claiming that the proliferation of more feature-rich smartphones, tablets and other handheld devices is still a good reason to consider otherwise.

Amazon's tablet shipments grew 99.4 percent in 2016
Published in Mobiles


Shipments double to 11 million units


While research groups like IDC and Gartner have shown an overall 15.6 decrease in worldwide tablet shipments in 2016, the market has not gone entirely belly-up, as Amazon continues to pull ahead with a phenomenal 99.4 percent increase in annual tablet growth during the same period.

Samsung to release dedicated controller for GearVR headsets
Published in Wearables


Shipping with upcoming Galaxy S8-compatible GearVR headset

Samsung’s first handheld controller for the GearVR mobile headset has just made its way through the FCC, and several outlets now expect the controller to end up being announced by the end of the quarter.

Xioami Mi 6 could come in two versions
Published in Mobiles


With FHD and WQHD screens

Xiaomi's upcoming Mi 6 smartphone has been rumored for quite some time but now it appears that it will be available in two versions, with FHD and WQHD screens.

HTC gives up on budget Android phones
Published in Mobiles


Too much competition and low margins


HTC has confirmed that it is giving up on budget Android phones beginning this year. Instead, the company will focus on premium devices, which have a higher profit margin.

SAP works out way to screw more cash from customers
Published in News


Starts charging their customers too


The expensive management software outfit which no one is really sure what it does has worked out a way of screwing more cash out of its customers by forcing them to charge THEIR customers.

HAARP goes back online
Published in News


Tinfoil hat wearers rejoice


The HAARP antenna array is being brought back into service in a move that will make conspiracy nuts very happy.

Linux gets virtual GPU support
Published in News


Kernel approved


Open source’s Mr Sweary Linus Torvalds announced the general availability of the Linux 4.10 kernel series, which includes virtual GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) support.

More details on Japanese HPC star in Nvidia’s universe
Published in Graphics


Not a Polaris at all


Details are coming out about the Global Scientific Information and Computing Center at the Tokyo Institute of Technology’s new supercomputer which is based around Nvidia GPUs.

AMD shows off die shots of Ryzen cores
Published in Processors


And selfies of core complex modules


AMD has released some selfies of the upcoming Ryzen CPU line.