EU delivers a nightmare to disposable electronics
Published in News


You will have to make it fixable

The EU Parliament is about to tell makers of badly made electronics which are designed not to last past the warranty date that their products will have to last longer and be fixable.

Volvo will give up on completely petrol cars by 2019
Published in News

Out of gas

Volvo has announced that starting in 2019, all of the new models it produces will be electric or hybrid.

Bixby can’t learn English
Published in News
Thursday, 06 July 2017 11:14

Bixby can’t learn English


Keeping it in Asia


While Samsung is telling the world+dog that its AI-based virtual assistant can do 15,000 tasks, apparently that does not include talking in English.

Malfunction in Taiwan causes DRAM shortage
Published in Memory


Expect more price hikes 


A malfunction in a Taiwanese factory is causing a global DRAM shortage which could lead to further price increases.

AMD appoints former Intel man to board
Published in News
Wednesday, 05 July 2017 11:12

AMD appoints former Intel man to board


Intel inside 

AMD has announced the appointment of Abhi Talwalkar to its board.

Nokia does patent deal with Xiaomi
Published in News
Wednesday, 05 July 2017 11:02

Nokia does patent deal with Xiaomi


Patents and network gear

Telecoms network equipment maker Nokia and Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Technology have signed a patent licensing agreement.

Ericsson boss to quit
Published in News
Wednesday, 05 July 2017 10:54

Ericsson boss to quit


Need to tackle the Chinese 

The chairman of struggling Swedish mobile equipment company Ericsson plans to stand down before the company's next annual meeting in 2018.

Is Intel quietly abandoning IoT plans?
Published in News
Wednesday, 05 July 2017 10:42

Is Intel quietly abandoning IoT plans?


Jobs going now


For ages Intel has been banging on about the Internet of Things and how it will be the saviour of the chip business.

Samsung working on a smart speaker
Published in News
Wednesday, 05 July 2017 10:25

Samsung working on a smart speaker


Powered by Bixby

Samsung may be working on a smart speaker of its own to match that offered by Google and Amazon.

US government helping Apple dodge EU taxes
Published in News
Wednesday, 05 July 2017 10:22

US government helping Apple dodge EU taxes


US companies can do what they like

The US government is helping the fruity cargo-cult Apple dodge millions of taxes in the EU by pressuring governments to look the other way so it can get the money itself.