Microsoft tries to make BSOD friendlier
Published in News
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 13:25

Microsoft tries to make BSOD friendlier


Lipstick on a pig


Software giant Microsoft is working to make Windows' infamous Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) a little friendlier, adding a quick-response code (QR code) which can be scanned with a smartphone or tablet.

Galaxy Note 6 gets the Snapdragon 823
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 12:26

Galaxy Note 6 gets the Snapdragon 823


Qualcomm’s Unreleased most powerful chip

The Galaxy Note 6 will feature Qualcomm's most powerful mobile chip — the so-far unseen Snapdragon 823.

Apple’s iPhone SE has a Bluetooth fault
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 11:36

Apple’s iPhone SE has a Bluetooth fault


Networking technology, Apple has heard of it

You would think that releasing a knock-off of an earlier model would save you having a few technical hitches but it appears that the Apple’s iPhone 5C clone the iPhone SE has a fault with its Bluetooth function.

Adobe’s Flash tester behind the times
Published in News
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 10:44

Adobe’s Flash tester behind the times


Chrome is more up-to-date

There has been a cock-up with Flash’s updates system which has left Chrome with a newer version of Flash than Adobe thinks is the latest.

PC shipments lowest since 2007
Published in News
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 10:38

PC shipments lowest since 2007


9.6 per cent drop in a year

Beancounters at Gartner have been totting up some figures on a back of an envelope and reached the conclusion that PC shipments have dropped 9.6 percent.

Priv too pricy
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 11 April 2016 14:48

Priv too pricy


Blackberry make cheaper ones next year

Blackberry has admitted that its Android-based Priv was too expensive and it is going to stick to cheap and cheerful from now on.

TSMC ramps up production on Intel’s modem
Published in Mobiles


IPhone 7 believed to be the target

The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn about TSMC ramping up production of Intel’s XMM 7360 LTE modem.

Chinese restaurants fire robot staff
Published in News
Monday, 11 April 2016 12:11

Chinese restaurants fire robot staff


Here I am, a brain the size of a planet, and they want me to serve fries.

Three Chinese restaurants in Guangzhou have been forced to fire all of their robot staff because they were about as useful as a chocolate teapot.

Samsung grabbing Intel’s coat-tails
Published in Processors
Monday, 11 April 2016 12:00

Samsung grabbing Intel’s coat-tails


Market share gap closing

Samsung is closing in on Intel in the semiconductor sector as its market share increased by 0.9 percent when compared to a year earlier.

ASML starts shipping EUV test machines
Published in News
Monday, 11 April 2016 11:29

ASML starts shipping EUV test machines


Could be used by 2018

Extreme-ultraviolet (EUV) lithography is working and could be used in Moore Law saving high-volume chip manufacturing as early as 2018.