Microsoft releases new AI chatbot
Published in News
Wednesday, 14 December 2016 11:49

Microsoft releases new AI chatbot


Zo has protection from racists


After its early incarnation of an AI chatbot Tay turned into a racist, Microsoft has had another go with a social bot called Zo.

Dark days ahead for Nvidia and AMD
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 14:09

Dark days ahead for Nvidia and AMD


Pacific Crest has been looking at its tarot cards


The divination team from Pacific Crest have been shuffling their tarot cards and are seeing some dark clouds forming for AMD and Nvidia.

A bloke wasted a million dollars on Game of War
Published in Games


He nicked it from his employer


A bloke wasted a million dollars which he stole from his employer on a Game of War mobile game.

2017 could be when barbarians overwhelm Intel
Published in News
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 13:22

2017 could be when barbarians overwhelm Intel


Empire doomed


It has been said for a while now that Intel’s glorious empire, on which the sun never sets, could be overthrown by barbarians, but so far the chip maker has managed to thrive.

Asustek cleaning up in the game monitor market
Published in News
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 13:17

Asustek cleaning up in the game monitor market


Competition not harming us

Asustek says it is not concerned by an increase in the numbers of rivals trying to enter its gaming monitor turf.

NAND flash shortage will increase SSD and eMMC prices
Published in Memory


Ten per cent increase


Prices of SSDs and eMMC gear will increase by 10 percent next year due to a shortage of NAND flash,  according to beancounters at DRAMeXchange.

Apple delays its other wireless headphones
Published in News
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 13:11

Apple delays its other wireless headphones


BeatsX goes the Duke Nukem way


After forcing its iPhone users to dump their headphone jacks, Apple has been rubbish at supplying them with wireless phones that work.

Microsoft will adapt Windows 10 for games
Published in News
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 13:09

Microsoft will adapt Windows 10 for games


Auto Update arrives next year


From the spring, Microsoft will be releasing a new update for Windows 10 that it is calling the Creators update which will adapt Windows for games.

German spies fear another Putin “fake news” campaign
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Putting in another government he likes

German spooks are worried that after Tsar Putin’s hackers managed to get Donald “Prince of Orange” Trump elected, he is about to use them to select a German government which will do what he tells them.

Foxconn and Sharp set-up TV factory in China
Published in Graphics
Monday, 12 December 2016 13:11

Foxconn and Sharp set-up TV factory in China


Japan a bit too pricey 

Foxconn and Sharp are to set up a $6.95 billion10.5G or 11G LCD TV panel factory in China.  Needless to say Foxconn is stumping up most of the cash and Sharp is to providing the manufacturing technology.