Apple grinding to a halt
Published in News
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 13:39

Apple grinding to a halt


Bottom end hit by lack of ideas

Apple has begun its slow death march to oblivion as it is unable to come up with the new products which gave it its innovative image – yesterday Apple posted its first-ever decline in iPhone sales and its first revenue drop in 13 years.

Apple entertainment booted out of China
Published in News
Monday, 25 April 2016 12:13

Apple entertainment booted out of China


We already have a nice walled garden thanks

It looks like Apple's hopes to make up some of the cash it is losing to slumping smartphone sales by getting into the entertainment business have been thwarted by Chinese censors.

Chinese restaurants fire robot staff
Published in News
Monday, 11 April 2016 12:11

Chinese restaurants fire robot staff


Here I am, a brain the size of a planet, and they want me to serve fries.

Three Chinese restaurants in Guangzhou have been forced to fire all of their robot staff because they were about as useful as a chocolate teapot.

Best year in the last seven for Huawei
Published in News
Friday, 01 April 2016 09:55

Best year in the last seven for Huawei


Who needs the US markets when you have Chinese 4G adoption

China's Huawei posted its biggest annual revenue growth since 2008, thanks mostly to China's adoption of fourth-generation (4G) mobile technology.

Tablet slide faster than expected
Published in Notebooks
Wednesday, 30 March 2016 11:27

Tablet slide faster than expected


Will sink below 140 million global shipments in 2021

Tablet shipment volumes are tumbling faster than expected and beancounters at ABI Research think that it will have fallen to 140 million by 2021.

TSMC advanced wafer plant in China
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 29 March 2016 10:47

TSMC advanced wafer plant in China

$3 billion investment in 12-inch fab

TSMC is building a 12-inch fab Nanjing City Government and will write a cheque for $3 billion as part of the deal.

Chinese want shedloads of fingerprint sensors
Published in News


Expected to buy 2-300 million of them

Chinese smartphone vendors will ship an estimated 200-300 smartphones featuring fingerprint-recognizing functions this year.

Chinese fume over US’s ZTE ban
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 07 March 2016 15:29

Chinese fume over US’s ZTE ban


Could be bad news for ZTE fans

The Chinese government is cross that the Americans have slapped sanctions on telecom manufacturer ZTE.

Qualcomm settles in US over China corruption
Published in News
Wednesday, 02 March 2016 12:38

Qualcomm settles in US over China corruption


“gifts, travel, and entertainment”

Qualcomm has settled charges with the US Securities and Exchange Commission that it hired relatives of Chinese officials who could influence the selection of its mobile technology products.

Asustek lowers zenfone sales expectations
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 18 February 2016 13:38

Asustek lowers zenfone sales expectations


30 million too high

Asustek has decided that it is unlikely to met its target shipments of 30 million ZenFone-series smartphones to all markets except China in 2016