Intel strikes lucky with Thunderbolt at last
Published in Network


Thanks to USB type C

After years of Intel failing to convincing people that Thunderbolt has a use, the tech finally appears to be taking off.

Gigabyte claims Xtreme Gaming is a philosophy
Published in Games


Wants to get deeper into gaming

Gigabyte says its Xtreme Gaming-series is part of a philosophy to cultivate deeper relationships in the gaming market.

Most phishing emails are ransomware
Published in News
Thursday, 02 June 2016 12:06

Most phishing emails are ransomware


Because ID theft is too much like hard work

A new report suggests that about 93 percent of all phishing emails contained encryption ransomware.

Super Gates takes on AI
Published in News
Thursday, 02 June 2016 11:21

Super Gates takes on AI


When he is not fighting evil mosquitoes

When he is not battling the evil mosquito, Sir William Gates III is apparently working on AI in his secret lab.

Microsoft plans to take control of VR without making a headset
Published in Wearables


Windows Holographic devices coming 'in months'


While many had expected Microsoft’s mixed reality devices to be years away, Redmond is telling the world that the first gear should be in the shops in a few months.

Slow Apple iPhone “innovations” get slower
Published in Mobiles


Its escargot has just got up and went

The fruity cargo cult Apple appears to have admitted that its iPhone cash-cow is ready for the meat works and is slowing down its production cycle to once every three years.

Samsung makes postage stamp-sized Flash SSD
Published in News
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 12:04

Samsung makes postage stamp-sized Flash SSD


Up to 512GB of NAND flash


Samsung has begun mass producing a new SSD which is smaller than a postage stamp.

Panasonic surrenders LCD screen making to Sharp
Published in Graphics


TVs will use other manufacturers’ materials

Panasonic has given up making LCD panels for televisions because the price competition has become a little too steep.

Atari gets into the Internet of Things
Published in News
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 11:56

Atari gets into the Internet of Things


There is a pong in the Internet fridge

Legendary games maker Atari is getting into the Internet of Things.

Microsoft sells 1,500 patents to Xiaomi
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 11:52

Microsoft sells 1,500 patents to Xiaomi


A long term partnership

Microsoft is flogging off 1,500 of its patents to Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi which will give the Chinese maker a foot in the door into Western markets.