German’s beating the US on the Internet of Things
Published in Wearables


US leadership not assured

It appears that when it comes to the Internet of Things, the US is not the key innovator and that the Germans are where all the innovation is.

Oculus realises DRM is insane
Published in Wearables
Monday, 27 June 2016 12:56

Oculus realises DRM is insane


Backtracks

Virtual reality pioneer Oculus has woken up to the fact that installing DRM on its headsets is about as crazy as having making punters wait for months for their pre-orders to be delivered.

Intel plans flogging off security business
Published in News


Five years after buying it


Chipzilla has run out of ideas about what it is going to do with it its security business and is apparently planning to flog it off.

Smartphone shipments expected to fall further
Published in Mobiles


Samsung and Huawei lower their expectations

Rumours from the Far East claim that Samsung Electronics and Huawei are lowing their shipment targets for the third quarter due to slacking demand for high-end smartphones globally. Although this appears to be news to at least one of the outfits mentioned.

HTC will spin off VR arm
Published in Wearables
Monday, 27 June 2016 11:20

HTC will spin off VR arm


Alliances will help it grow

HTC is planning to spin off its virtual reality subsidiary to help it build alliances and gain cash from potential strategic partners.

Acer fears Brexit
Published in News
Monday, 27 June 2016 11:03

Acer fears Brexit


Weakening European demand

Hardware maker Acer is worried that Britain's move to leave the EU will mean that demand for the entire region will slump.

Intel wants to flog 100,000 Phis
Published in Processors
Friday, 24 June 2016 14:53

Intel wants to flog 100,000 Phis

Iron lion Xeon

Intel, which has begun shipping its new Xeon Phi processors targeted at High Performance Computing (HPC) applications, thinks it is going to flog more than 100,000 of them this year.

Blackberry hopes licencing can save its bacon
Published in Mobiles


Other companies will want our tech

Blackberry is hoping to pull its nadgers out of the fire by licencing its mobile software to other outfits.

$3.70 phone goes on sale
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 24 June 2016 12:48

$3.70 phone goes on sale


Freedom 251 is being touted as "suspect" by some

A while back we ran a yarn about an Indian company which was bringing out a $3.70 smartphone. The phone was controversial because some Indian politicans thought it was a scam.

Tame Apple Press attacks Chinese phone maker
Published in Mobiles


How dare you say you invented the rounded rectangle?

The Tame Apple Press is incandescent with rage at the antics of the Chinese phone maker which won a patent case against the fruity cargo cult.