Asus ROG Swift PG348Q monitor in the shops
Published in Graphics
Friday, 05 February 2016 14:10

Asus ROG Swift PG348Q monitor in the shops

Ultra-wide 34-inch curved display

Asus ROG Swift PG348Q is finally hitting the shops after attracting attention at Taiwan’s Computex technology trade show last year.

Internet traffic about to hit a zetta-byte
Published in News
Friday, 05 February 2016 13:47

Internet traffic about to hit a zetta-byte


That is much bigger than a Zeta Jones 

Global internet traffic will a zetta-byte for the first time this year according to Cisco.

Wearable market predicted to grow
Published in Wearables
Friday, 05 February 2016 13:15

Wearable market predicted to grow


Gartner polishes its crystal balls


Augurs in the divination division of the analyst outfit Gartner have been consulting the entrails of load of bullocks and come to the conclusion that 274.6 million wearable electronic devices will be sold worldwide in 2016.

Dell plans BIOS level security
Published in News
Friday, 05 February 2016 12:55

Dell plans BIOS level security


Business laptop BIOS to be better locked down

Grey tin box shifter Dell wants to beef up security on its business laptops and PCs by introducing a new tool which helps to protect the BIOS from malware.

Lenovo has poor results
Published in News
Friday, 05 February 2016 12:35

Lenovo has poor results


Global macro-economic slowdown

Lenovo saw shares plunge by more than 10 per cent after it reported that quarterly revenues fell for the first time in more than six years.

Intel asks for non-K Skylake overclocking capabilities to be pulled
Published in Motherboards


Stop it now, it is too damn useful

There have been rumours that Chipzilla was leaning on motherboard vendors to pull overclocking of non-K Skylake processor capabilities from their feature lists. Now it is starting to look like it is true.

Intel looks to tunnelling transistors and spintronics
Published in Processors


Who needs speed?


Chipzilla is looking at tunnelling transistors and spintronics and slowly rejecting the need for speed.

MIT claims to have developed “unhackable“ RFID chip
Published in News


Prevents side-channel attacks


MIT researchers have come up with a new type of radio frequency identification (RFID) chip that is virtually impossible to hack.

Conspiracy nuts wade into Microsoft’s vote counting app
Published in News


Even if it did its job

There is nothing that Americans love more than a good conspiracy and when Ted Cruz beat Donald Trump in the Iowa Republican caucus one started to spin out of control. This one involved an Microsoft election app which was supposed to count the votes.

Google backing ARM servers
Published in News
Thursday, 04 February 2016 13:30

Google backing ARM servers


Don't get your hopes up

Google is set to announce that it is working with Qualcomm to design servers based on ARM processors, in a move which could give the British chip designer some street cred in the data centre market.