Sony sees off earthquake damage
Published in News
Friday, 29 July 2016 10:54

Sony sees off earthquake damage


Things could have been a lot worse

Sony’s operating profit fell in its first quarter by 42 percent but the company managed to contain the earthquake damage to one of its image sensor factories.

Qualcomm settles sex discrimination case before it gets to court
Published in News


$20 million because its reigning men

Qualcomm has written a $20 million cheque to make a gender discrimination case go away.

AMD cuddling up to Samsung
Published in Processors
Thursday, 28 July 2016 12:43

AMD cuddling up to Samsung


Might be seeing other people

AMD’s relationship with GloFlo has always been described as “complicated” and appears to be getting more open.

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air looks rather nice
Published in Notebooks
Thursday, 28 July 2016 12:25

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air looks rather nice


Apple fans call foul

Xiaomi has managed to anger a few people with its Mi Notebook Air – not only does it look like Apple’s love child, it even borrowed the name “air” although perhaps "snow" would have been more appropriate.

Samsung posts record profit
Published in News
Thursday, 28 July 2016 11:39

Samsung posts record profit


Thanks Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge

While Apple is desperately trying to spin its sliding iPhone sales, its rival Samsung has posted its highest profit since the first quarter of 2014 thanks to strong sales of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.

USB-C failing to impress PC vendors
Published in Notebooks
Thursday, 28 July 2016 11:12

USB-C failing to impress PC vendors


Costs too much

While USB Type-C is catching on among the mobile markets, PC makers can’t see the point because of the cost.

DRAM makers fall in under Micron umbrella
Published in Memory
Thursday, 28 July 2016 10:58

DRAM makers fall in under Micron umbrella


Deals going ahead despite delays

Deals between DRAM makers Nanya Technology and Inotera Memories with Micron to work closer together have been reached despite some last minute delays.

Game addict smashes into developer’s office
Published in Games


Revenge attack on the pushers

A Chinese bloke who was so miffed with a company who supplied him with a game which “wrecked his life” that he drove his car through the doors of the office in a bid to "wreck the company".

Nintendo slumps
Published in News
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 12:43

Nintendo slumps


Wii is no shaft of gold

Nintendo has just posted its latest financial earnings report and the former playing card maker posted an operating loss of $49 million for the first quarter of its 2016 financial year.

Apple turns to made up products as cash cow gets stuck
Published in Mobiles


Fantasyland

Yesterday Apple had a go at peddling a fantasy to reassure the world that its iPhone cash cow was not on its way out due to mad cow disease.