Samsung to release 14nm octa, production underway
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Eight cores of terror 

Samsung has announced an updated version of its Exynos 7 Octa processor. Last year it announced a 64-bit, ARMv8 processor based on a 20nm design, but these new chips will be 14nm processors.

Vaio resurrects Z
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Monday, 16 February 2015 11:51

Vaio resurrects Z


Zed is not dead baby 

The new independent Vaio has resurrected its Z range.  There will be the Vaio Z and the Vaio Z canvas

Apple to kill iPad mini
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Monday, 16 February 2015 11:44

Apple to kill iPad mini


Not a moment too soon

Apple has decided that its iPad mini is not worth making any more and is about to discontinue the line.

Japanese do not give a flip about smartphones
Published in Mobiles


Smart moves

While the Japanese are famous for their love of brightly coloured gadgets, it seems that they are rejecting their smartphones in favour of traditional flip-phones.

Sharp denies display business sell off
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Friday, 13 February 2015 12:13

Sharp denies display business sell off


Rumours wrong

A senior Sharp executive has denied that the Japanese company wants to flog off its failing display business, after it warned it will likely book its third annual net loss in four years.

Software engineers do not vaccinate
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Friday, 13 February 2015 11:49

Software engineers do not vaccinate


Cleverest minds are sometimes the dumbest

Figures from the US show that software engineers are more likely to fall for fake science and refuse to vaccinate their kids.

ARM does well because of embedded
Published in Processors
Friday, 13 February 2015 11:31

ARM does well because of embedded


ARMv8 does well

Analysts have been looking under the bonnet of ARM's good results and discovered that they might not be down to its traditional mobile stomping ground.

iOS crashes more than Lollipop
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 13 February 2015 11:15

iOS crashes more than Lollipop


Still, you get what you pay for

A survey which is not being widely reported among the Tame Apple Press, shows that Apple's latest iOS software is not as reliable as Android Lollypop.

Microsoft still thinks the pen is mightier than the swipe
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Buys Israeli company

Software giant Microsoft has written a cheque for the Israeli tech manufacturer N-trig which specialises in the development and production of digital pens and touchscreens.

South Korean anti-trust watchdog yaps at Qualcomm
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Looks like everyone wants a piece

The South Koreans have looked at Qualcomm writing a billion dollar cheque to make the Chinese anti-trust watchdogs go away and thought, "I'll be having something of that."