AMD says that developers need to get a better handle on Ryzen
Published in Processors


Performance differences  are more of a software issue


As the reviews of Ryzen came out, it is pretty clear that there are some test scenarios where Intel chips work slightly better, and AMD claims that is due to coding problems.

Humans likely to revolt over robot job loses
Published in News


Revolution cries Virgin


A senior director for Virgin Australia has warned business leaders that humans might revolt over moves to replace their jobs with robots.

Apple’s killing of the headphone jack not to be repeated
Published in Mobiles


Industry thinks it is funny

Wandering around the Mobile World Congress 2017 one thing is really clear – the industry is not rushing to copy Apple’s move to kill off the headphone jack.

Boffins store a short French railway movie on DNA
Published in News


Gotta keep the RNA amused

A team of boffins took time out from their busy schedule of sewing human ears onto mice to store a 1895 French film, "Arrival of a train at La Ciotat" onto a piece of DNA.

Snowden calls for AMD to open source
Published in Processors
Friday, 03 March 2017 11:49

Snowden calls for AMD to open source


Open sourced Ryzen would kick Intel into a coma

Whistle blowing spook Edward Snowden says that AMD could kick Intel to death if it open sources its PSP and firmware.

94-year-old extends battery life three-fold
Published in News


Like a Li-on in Zion


A team of engineers led by 94-year-old John Goodenough, professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, and co-inventor of the lithium-ion battery, has developed solid-state battery cells that could last three times longer.

Simultaneous Multi-Threading vital for Zen
Published in Processors
Thursday, 02 March 2017 12:32

Simultaneous Multi-Threading vital for Zen


AMD CEO Lisa Su said it was complicated


AMD CEO Lisa Su has been spilling the beans about the complex problems that AMD had getting Zen into the shops.

Alexander Graham Bell was American, insists Trump
Published in Mobiles


Because he is smart


Donald (Prince of Orange) Trump is insisting that Alexander Graham Bell was American as part of his “making America great again” campaign.

Samsung Galaxy 8 press image leaked
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 02 March 2017 11:45

Samsung Galaxy 8 press image leaked


Whoops

Samsung is expected to release its new flagship line-up next month, and there have been a number of leaks as to what the thing will look like – but this one has an aura of credibility that other leaks lack.

Windows 10 will stop randomly re-booting on updates
Published in News


Changes to updates


Software King of the World, Microsoft, is finally making some changes to the way Windows Updates are applied to Windows 10 PCs.