AMD releasing Whitehaven in May
Published in Processors
Friday, 12 May 2017 11:58

AMD releasing Whitehaven in May


Named after a place famous for its drive by shootings


AMD is expected to unveil the 16-core, 32-thread 'Whitehaven' CPU, at Computex in Taipei at the end of May.

Price war on Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 starts
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Things are getting cheaper


A price war has broken out between online electronics retailiers in the UK over the AMD Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 microprocessors.

Microsoft shows off Windows 10 ARM update
Published in Processors


Runs the lot


Microsoft has spilled the beans on its Windows 10 ARM at the MS Build developer conference today and it looks like it will run x86 legacy apps.

Samsung forms contract chip manufacturing division
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Aims to attract new customers


Samsung has formed a new division within its semiconductor business for contract chip manufacturing as part of a cunning plan to attract more customers.

Trump signs anti-hacker law
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Friday, 12 May 2017 11:44

Trump signs anti-hacker law


Against the Chinese not Russia


US President Donald Trump signed an executive order which aims to bolster the government's cyber security and protect critical infrastructure from cyber attacks.

Samsung issues Galaxy S8 and S8+ battery pack
Published in Mobiles


5,100mAh battery

Samsung has launched a 5,100mAh battery pack for the Galaxy S8 and S8+

Intel worried about McAfee’s phone
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Thursday, 11 May 2017 12:20

Intel worried about McAfee’s phone


It insists it owns his name

Intel is fuming that MGT Capital Investments went ahead with the announcement of the “John McAfee Privacy Phone” when it previously said that it did not plan to launch products and services under the McAfee mark.

How Macon’s IT crowd saw off the Russian hackers
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Russian bear falls for honeypot easter egg


A last-minute attempt by Russian hackers to overturn the French election in favour of Tsar Putin’s favourite destabilising candidate came unstuck with some good IT management.

Opera spruces up is browser
Published in News
Thursday, 11 May 2017 11:52

Opera spruces up is browser


Fat lady gets fatter 

Opera is adding more features to its browser to make it more useful to the small number of users that run it.

Windows 10 on 500 million monthly active devices
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Up 200 million on a year ago


At its Build developer conference, Microsoft has told the assorted throngs and riff-raff that Windows 10 has now passed 500 million monthly active devices.