Apple didn't invent "slide to unlock"
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 10:24

Apple didn't invent "slide to unlock"


Germany has another Martin Luther moment 

Apple management are waking up this morning facing an existential crisis, after discovering that Steve Jobs did not really invent the iconic "slide to unlock" feature on the iPhone.

Seagate puts 750GB in portable hard-drive
Published in News
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 12:51

Seagate puts 750GB in portable hard-drive


They are getting bigger as they get slimmer

Seagate expanded its ultra-slim portable hard drive lineup with the addition of a 750GB capacity model.

More Skylake details found
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 12:16

More Skylake details found


Only a week to go

Intel is going to launch its Skylake Core i5 and i7 CPUs on September 1, with Core i3s and Pentiums probably available on the same day in Asia, but their specs are still largely guesswork.

Oracle shows off SPARC details
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 11:56

Oracle shows off SPARC details


Sonoma ready for the big time

Oracle has been sharing a few details about its SPARC processor code-named Sonoma. Sonoma is not a sleeping Italian mama at all but a place where Americans grow wine that Europeans will not touch.

New ZenFone gets more storage
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 11:44

New ZenFone gets more storage


256GB of storage to go

 Asus ZenFone 2 is to get four times more storage than the current model.

Hynix confirms building two chip plants in Korea
Published in Memory


Concerns about oversupply

DRAM maker Hynix has written a $25.94 billion cheque to build two new chip plants in South Korea.

Dell creates new hyperscale unit
Published in News
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 10:37

Dell creates new hyperscale unit


Cloudbusting plans

Tinbox shifter Dell has created a new business unit to chase after the "second tier" of hyperscale customers.

Samsung has not given up on Snapdragons yet
Published in Processors


Testing them in its lab

Samsung is rumoured to be testing the new Snapdragons in its labs, as a sign that the company has not given up on Qualcomm yet.

Apple admits iPhone 6 cameras were broken
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 24 August 2015 13:10

Apple admits iPhone 6 cameras were broken


You got what you paid for

Fruity cargo cult Apple has finally admitted that its iPhone 6 Plus cameras were broken and has started a recall campaign.

Apple watch is just a "toy" claims watchmaker
Published in Wearables


Swatch boss says it is no revolution

Swatch CEO Nick Hayek has dismissed the Apple Watch as an "interesting toy" but shows no innovation.