Occulus’ tale of two VRs
Published in Wearables
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 10:40

Occulus’ tale of two VRs


It is the best of times, it is the worst of times

Occulus appears to be having problems as it peddles two bits of tech which are advertised as VR.

Gloflo credited with Darpa breakthrough
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 10:03

Gloflo credited with Darpa breakthrough


GlobalFoundries tech helps sort out spectrum mess

DARPA is crediting Glo-Flo's 32 nm silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology for providing the breakthrough it needed to sort out the mess over scarce electromagnetic (EM) spectrum.

Jobs Mob denies Android swap rumour
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 09:36

Jobs Mob denies Android swap rumour


Apparently it was worth denying

The Apple Press office works in the same way as the British Royal Family’s. Its official line on most things is “no comment.” But this week it took the rare position of denying a rumour.

Samsung thinks BoTs are hot for the IoT
Published in Wearables
Monday, 11 January 2016 12:23

Samsung thinks BoTs are hot for the IoT


Internet of Things will need a large BoT

Samsung has been thinking laterally about the Internet of Things and has decided to invest shedloads in batteries.

Nvidia breaches the walls of Chrome
Published in Graphics
Monday, 11 January 2016 11:42

Nvidia breaches the walls of Chrome

Remembers your p*rn

Nvidia fanboys can be safely assured that details of their visits to smut sites over the last two years have been lovingly recorded by their GPU.

Polaris GPUs are shipping
Published in Processors
Monday, 11 January 2016 11:21

Polaris GPUs are shipping


Sooner than expected

While AMD recently announced its fourth generation GCN architecture, known as Polaris, at the CES 2016, it was keeping quiet on a launch date.

Skylake bug found
Published in Processors
Monday, 11 January 2016 11:00

Skylake bug found


Maths experts find errors

A team of maths experts have found errors in Intel's Skylake architecture which freezes the chip.

Google rubs in tech-superiority over watch tech
Published in Wearables


Allows fanboys to defect

Search engine outfit Google is offering Apple fanboys a way to get a proper smartwatch without losing the only product that Jobs’ Mob makes – the iPhone.

Metal chassis makers giving up
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 11 January 2016 10:40

Metal chassis makers giving up


Cutting production

Makers of metal cases for smartphones are giving up and are halting their expansion plans.

OCZ announces new RevoDrive 400 PCI-E NVMe SSD
Published in News


Serious bandwidth

OCZ has been showing off its new RevoDrive 400 NVMe PCI Express SSD which is starting to show how far the technology has come in a few years.