Strong US dollar to blame, amongst other things
Worldwide PC shipments dropped 8.3 percent in the fourth quarter which was the worst sales have been since 2008, beancounters at Gartner Group said.
Switches itself off if it gets too hot
Researchers have emerged from their smoke filled labs having designed a lithium-ion battery which can shut itself down if it gets too hot or might make a Dell off a bang (pictured).
H.264/AVC is so slow
BBC engineers have revealed their research into H.265/HEVC video compression and claim that it is 50 per cent better than the older H.264/AVC standard.
Applies for court documents
Qualcomm is very interested who ratted it out to the Korean anti-trust authroities and has asked seven of its major customers and rivals to hand over the paperwork of what they told the watchdogs.
And not just because of ultra-thin notebooks
It is looking like it will be a grim year for notebooks as component makers have given up any hopes of improvement this year.
Integrated graphics have nearly caught up
Chipzilla claims that casual or mainstream gamers no longer need a discrete graphics card, because integrated graphics have nearly caught up.
Ironically caused by the death of Sage
The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn that AMD will not support CoreBoot on Zen.
It is the best of times, it is the worst of times
Occulus appears to be having problems as it peddles two bits of tech which are advertised as VR.
GlobalFoundries tech helps sort out spectrum mess
DARPA is crediting Glo-Flo's 32 nm silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology for providing the breakthrough it needed to sort out the mess over scarce electromagnetic (EM) spectrum.
Apparently it was worth denying
The Apple Press office works in the same way as the British Royal Family’s. Its official line on most things is “no comment.” But this week it took the rare position of denying a rumour.