Google plans to get a $30 smartphone out
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 09 January 2017 13:15

Google plans to get a $30 smartphone out


Wants to get Android One price down


Google CEO Sundar Pichai wants to get the price of its Android One down from a good $100 to a better $30.

AMD says Ryzen is a glorious four-year plan
Published in News
Monday, 09 January 2017 13:10

AMD says Ryzen is a glorious four-year plan


Hard launch

After spending four years developing Ryzen, AMD plans to keep the architecture around for at least four more.

Turn off your telly if you use Alexa
Published in News
Monday, 09 January 2017 12:40

Turn off your telly if you use Alexa


You could end up ordering something you don’t want

Amazon’s Alexa seems to have a bit of problem playing nice with televisions.

Apple tanking in PCs
Published in Notebooks
Monday, 09 January 2017 12:35

Apple tanking in PCs


Users giving up


While the Tame Apple Press is doing its best to claim that Apple will replace Microsoft as the world’s leading OS, it appears to be covering a story which shows that the fruity cargo cult is losing ground in in PCs.

Huawei snubs Google and goes to Alexa
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 09 January 2017 12:33

Huawei snubs Google and goes to Alexa

Begun the revolution has

The widely-expected revolt against Google’s Android has begun with Huawei signing up for Amazon’s AI Alexa.

Origin makes Kaby Lake worthwhile
Published in Processors
Friday, 06 January 2017 12:35

Origin makes Kaby Lake worthwhile


Professional overclocking to 5GHz


While we have said that Intel’s new Kaby Lakes are a bit of a snooze, a high-end custom PC builder has taken advantage of the one thing it is good at – overclocking.

D-Link busted for inadequate security
Published in News
Friday, 06 January 2017 12:08

D-Link busted for inadequate security


FTC will not let it be


The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a complaint against network equipment vendor D-Link saying inadequate security in the company's wireless routers and Internet cameras left consumers open to hackers and privacy violations.

Dell puts GTX 1050 into a gaming laptop
Published in News
Friday, 06 January 2017 11:56

Dell puts GTX 1050 into a gaming laptop


For just $799


Tin box shifter Dell has stuck Nvidia’s GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti into a $799 gaming computer.

LG mothballs modular phones
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 06 January 2017 11:43

LG mothballs modular phones


Not enough moths

LG’s idea to make modular phones has been abandoned because punters were not interested.

Melting smartphones didn’t stop Samsung
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 06 January 2017 11:34

Melting smartphones didn’t stop Samsung


Profit leapt by 50 percent


Samsung’s bottom line was not really harmed by the Note 7 fiasco and the outfit saw its fourth-quarter profit leap 50 percent from a year earlier to its highest level in more than three years.