Gartner says smartphone sales will fall dramatically
Published in Mobiles


That bubble has burst now

After sliding its slide-rules, flicking its abacus, and counting its toes, the beancounters at Gartner have decided that the smartphone business bubble has burst splattering in the face of those who depend on it.

Intel’s HPC man clears out his desk
Published in News


Takes early retirement

Intel's HPC director James Reinders is cleaning out his desk and Intel after 27 years.

Microsoft might turn your PC into an Xbox
Published in Games


Helix is a PC/console combo

Microsoft has started to focus on combining PC gaming with its Xbox One console.

MediaTek & TSMC go full on in Taiwan again
Published in News


MT6625 shortage to end after earthquake

MediaTek and its manufacturing partner TSMC are back to being flat out in Taiwan bringing to an end the MT6625 communications chip shortage.

Chipzilla pulls the plug on wireless charging project
Published in Notebooks


So much for a world without wires

Intel appears to have given up on its wireless world project, which was based around its Core M chip.

New star-trek film is a massive advert for HPE
Published in News


HPE will boldly go if it is still here in 250 years

The former maker of expensive printer ink has said that the Star Trek Beyond, the latest in the new Star Trek movies will be a big advert for the company.

Israelis give small robots Glocks
Published in News
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 12:02

Israelis give small robots Glocks


What could possibly go wrong?


Israel's General Robotics has developed tiny 'combat robots' that can climb stairs, traverse difficult terrain, and nail anything that moves with a nine millimetre Glock.

TSMC wants Chinese off Taiwanese boards
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 11:31

TSMC wants Chinese off Taiwanese boards


Chang worried about Intellectual Property theft

While Taiwan should welcome Chinese investors into the island's protected chip sector, they should not be allowed to become directors so that prized intellectual property is not nicked, claims TSMC.

New type of processor developed
Published in Processors
Monday, 06 June 2016 15:44

New type of processor developed


I'm a Knu, how do you do?


Former NASA administrator Dan Goldin has emerged from a decade out of the public eye with a new type of computer chip, which he thinks, will shake the industry up.

Asustek wants IoT and Robotic focus
Published in Wearables
Monday, 06 June 2016 14:54

Asustek wants IoT and Robotic focus


Motherboards don't stand for comfort any more

Asustek is shifting its development focus to Internet of Things (IoT), robot and virtual /argument reality (VR/AR) products after seeing that motherboards and graphics are going to suffer for a good long while.