Sony’s waterproof Xperia court case was not watertight
Published in Mobiles


Users might be owed $300

Sony has lost a class action lawsuit for claiming its Xperia phones were "waterproof" when in reality they were only "water resistant".

Chinese mobile sales slump
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 12:11

Chinese mobile sales slump


Looks like that market will not save anyone soon


Hopes that the Chinese mobile market might pick-up and save the cash cows of one-hit-wonders like Apple have been dashed by new figures from Digitimes Research.

NAND flash getting pricey
Published in Memory
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 11:59

NAND flash getting pricey


NAND flash prices continue to rise

Average selling prices for NAND flash memory chips rose three to 10 percent in the second quarter and are projected to continue rising through the third quarter.

Fujitsu wants to flog its mobile operations
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 11:47

Fujitsu wants to flog its mobile operations


One careful owner

Fujitsu wants to flog off its mobile operations as the Japanese information technology company faces stiff competition from bigger rivals in a highly lucrative mobile phone market

Foxconn to build LCD factory in US by 2020
Published in News
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 11:46

Foxconn to build LCD factory in US by 2020


Will cost $10 billion

Foxconn will build three facilities in the US state of Wisconsin for operation as early as next year, as part of a campus housing a $10 billion liquid crystal display (LCD) factory due for 2020.

Google named after Oreo
Published in News
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 11:36

Google named after Oreo


What is that which is coming out of its hands?

Google has decided that its next version of Android, codemamed Android O, will be named after an addictive biscuit which is packed full of things you should not touch.

Assange rushes to defend Trump staring into the sun
Published in News


Claims it is perfectly safe to look at the sun

While the press was mocking Donald (Prince of Orange) Trump’s antics of staring straight at the sun during the solar eclipse, he had the support of Wikileak’s Julian (look at me) Assange.

Apple defends itself against claims that it is responsible for fanboy car crashes
Published in News


Fanboys claim Apple should have protected them

Apple fanboys have taken Jobs’ Mob to court for not doing enough to protect them while driving.

Rowhammer comes to MLC NAND flash
Published in News
Monday, 21 August 2017 06:00

Rowhammer comes to MLC NAND flash


Holy grail for hackers


Two years after Google showed how Rowhammer attacks could flip dynamic random access memory (DRAM) bits to induce those memory cells to change their state, IBM has shown how it can target MLC NAND flash memory.

Blackberry shareholders revolt
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 21 August 2017 12:12

Blackberry shareholders revolt


Chipzilla enters the fight and provides real competition 

Blackberry shares have been plunging from their more than two year high hit in June after lackluster earnings have raised doubts about prospects for a turnaround, particularly as Intel appears to be eating into its markets.