Wearables are a big thing in Africa and Middle East
Published in Wearables


Not really sure why


While most of the world is treating wearables as a bit of a snooze, there is a significant market for the trinkets in Africa and the Middle East, according to beancounters at IDC.

Apple's success was because Jobs had problems
Published in Mobiles


He hated being outsmugged by Microsoft so he stole its tablet 

The messiah of the fruity cargo-cult, Steve Jobs, apparently was only interested in hacking off a single Microsoft executive when he stole the idea for the tablet and the smartphone.

Apple’s new phone threatens to suck up memory chips
Published in News


Unless no one buys it


Global electronics makers are worried that Apple is going to take all the supplies of memory chips for its new iPhone 8.

Big investors force Uber boss out
Published in News
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 12:59

Big investors force Uber boss out


Travis Kalanick had become a problem

Uber investors have apparently forced out its Chief Executive Travis Kalanick.

Apple’s leaking procedure leaked
Published in News
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 12:55

Apple’s leaking procedure leaked


We think someone missed the point

The fruity tax-dodging cargo-cult is famous for its largely pointless, heavy handed security policy which is so autocratic that not even Kim Jong-un would attempt it, but as you might expect, few details have leaked, until now.

Supermicro  goes EPYC
Published in News
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 12:33

Supermicro goes EPYC


AMD's sword and sandal processors get belt and braces

SuperMicro is releasing new dual socket servers and upcoming single-socket solutions supporting AMD EPYC, the latest AMD family of high-performance processors.

IAR Systems has partnered with ARM
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 12:26

IAR Systems has partnered with ARM


Designstart programme has its uses

IAR Systems has teamed up with ARM and signed up for its DesignStart programme which could see the development of more custom SoCs

Big Tech tries to butter up Trump again
Published in News
Tuesday, 20 June 2017 11:48

Big Tech tries to butter up Trump again


Not Zuckerburg or Musk


Some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley descended on the White House yesterday for the first meeting of the American Technology Council.

Galaxy Note announcement planned for August
Published in Mobiles


Galaxy Note expected 

Samsung is planing a launch event in New York City for its next Galaxy Note smartphone in the second half of August.

Intel dumps Galileo, Joule, and Edison
Published in Motherboards
Tuesday, 20 June 2017 11:25

Intel dumps Galileo, Joule, and Edison


No reason why


Chipzilla has pulled the plung on its Galileo, Joule, and Edison development boards.