VR arcades could arrive soon
Published in Wearables
Monday, 20 June 2016 12:20

VR arcades could arrive soon


Return to the 1980s

VR could bring a return to the video arcades of the 1980s, according to analysts at Digitimes Research.

Dell prepares to offload software division
Published in News


$2 billion price tag

Grey box-shifter Michael Dell is about to flog his software division to buyout firm Francisco and the private equity arm of activist hedge fund Elliott Management.

Microsoft tests “anti-bloatware” tool.
Published in News


Cue “it deletes Windows 10” gags

Software king of the world Microsoft is testing a handy tool, which scans your computer for bloatware and allows you to delete it.

Boffins create 1000 core chip
Published in Processors
Monday, 20 June 2016 10:51

Boffins create 1000 core chip


IBM backed proccessor headed for commercial release

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering have developed 1000-core processor which will eventually be put onto the commercial market.

Asus releases "budget friendly" GTX 1080 Turbo
Published in Graphics


But will not say how budget friendly

The whole press release thing is getting rather silly. ASUS is announcing a non-reference GTX 1080 Turbo card which it says will be cheaper than GTX 1080 Founders Edition but is refusing to say how much cheaper.

Microsoft buys new wand
Published in News
Friday, 17 June 2016 13:57

Microsoft buys new wand


You Know Who wants a spell to make robots talk

Software (You-Know-Who) has just splashed out and bought Wand Labs which makes bots which can talk to muggles.

Apple copied Chinese design for iPhone 6
Published in Mobiles


Court ruling means it could face a ban

Apple’s Chinese troubles deepened after a court decided that it had stolen the design for the iPhone 6 from a local smartphone maker.

OnePlus 3 came with preloaded smut
Published in News
Friday, 17 June 2016 12:33

OnePlus 3 came with preloaded smut


You get so much for less these days


OnePlus has been flogging phones packed to the gunnels with software and lots of add-ons for a reasonable price, but one user has complained that his OnePlus 3 also arrived with pre-installed p*rn.

Prices come down on Nvidia GPUs
Published in Graphics
Friday, 17 June 2016 12:12

Prices come down on Nvidia GPUs


Clearing the inventory for Pascal

Nvidia has dropped the price of its previous generation GTX 900-series cards to clear out any inventory and to make room fo the new  Pascal-based GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 cards.

Microsoft stuffs up update
Published in News
Friday, 17 June 2016 11:25

Microsoft stuffs up update


MS16-072/KB 3163622 patch breaks group policy settings

Software giant Microsoft has admitted that its MS16-072/KB 3163622 patch will cause headaches for system administrators.