Lenovo working on a successor to Miix 510 2-in-1
Published in Notebooks
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 13:25

Lenovo working on a successor to Miix 510 2-in-1


Surface look alikes doing well apparently

Lenovo unveiled its Miix 510 2-in-1 device at IFA 2016, which looked rather like Microsoft's Surface line of devices.

AMD has nearly a third of the GPU market
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 13:22

AMD has nearly a third of the GPU market


Growing

Beancounters working for Jon Peddie Research (JPR) have added up some numbers and divided by their shoe size and worked out that AMD is clawing back the GPU market from the outfit named after a Roman vengeance daemon,  Nvidia.

Boffins come up with fast-charging battery
Published in News
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 13:19

Boffins come up with fast-charging battery


Supercapacitor battery could be the next big thing

Boffins working at University of Central Florida have emerged from their over filled baths after creating a new process for creating a supercapacitor battery.

There's more bad news for Samsung
Published in News
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 13:02

There's more bad news for Samsung


You can never find a park when you need one


If it was not enough that one of its flagship phones developed a reputation for melting, Samsung has now been sucked into a government influence-peddling scandal.

Peter Thiel finds few friends in Silicon Valley
Published in News
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 12:57

Peter Thiel finds few friends in Silicon Valley


No one wants to help Trump sort out technology

Silicon Valley venture capitalist Peter Thiel is finding that there are very few of his tech mates who are rushing to help Donald “Prince of Orange” Trump sort out his tech policy.

Half the world will be online by Christmas
Published in News
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 12:27

Half the world will be online by Christmas


Milestone

By the end of the year, the world will have crossed a milestone with more than half its population connected to the world wide web.

Intel denies exiting the wearables market
Published in Wearables
Tuesday, 22 November 2016 14:42

Intel denies exiting the wearables market


Appears to admit downsizing

Chipzilla has denied rumours that it is exiting the wearables market – even if it appears to have just started announcing layoffs in the department.

Huaxintong Semiconductor to build ARM-based server silicon
Published in Processors


Could challenge Intel

A joint venture between Qualcomm and China's Guizhou Province is to build ARM-based server silicon by licensing the ARMv-8-A architecture and generally being a pain in the bottom line for Intel.

IBM goes against Brexit fears
Published in News
Tuesday, 22 November 2016 12:39

IBM goes against Brexit fears


Triple the number of UK data centres

While some companies are planning to leave the UK if it follows through on its plan to leave the EU, IBM is going the opposite direction and said it will triple the number of data centers it has in the country.

Netflix allows 4K PC streaming
Published in News
Tuesday, 22 November 2016 12:26

Netflix allows 4K PC streaming


But only late model Intel PCs running Edge

Netflix 4K streaming is finally heading to Windows PCs and while you can get 4K on a set-top box, the PC has been left out.