German churches installing wi-fi
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 07 July 2016 12:24

German churches installing wi-fi


Fighting for declining members

German protestant churches, which are losing members faster than Blackberry is losing market share, are turning to wi-fi to help them out.

Samsung releases UFS memory card line
Published in Memory
Thursday, 07 July 2016 12:02

Samsung releases UFS memory card line


256GB and speeds up to 530MB/s

Samsung has announced the introduction of the first Universal Flash Storage (UFS) memory card line-up, which it claims has capacities of up to 256GB and speeds up to 530MB/s.

Samsung beats Wall Street estimates
Published in News
Thursday, 07 July 2016 11:50

Samsung beats Wall Street estimates


It is actually selling smartphones

While its rivals, like Apple, are suffering, Samsung is doing rather well – in fact much better than the cocaine nose-jobs of Wall Street have predicted.

The world’s first Xeon Processor D Module released
Published in Processors


16 cores to play with

Advantech has released of its new COM Express Basic Module which is designed around the Intel Xeon Processor D-1500 family.

EU votes for new cyber security laws
Published in News
Wednesday, 06 July 2016 14:46

EU votes for new cyber security laws


Major changes afoot

The European Parliament voted to spruce up the EU’s cyber security laws in a move which will have many companies tearing their hare (sic) and stamping on their rabbits.

AMD improves its Linux drivers
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 06 July 2016 13:33

AMD improves its Linux drivers


Day one support for Radeon RX 480

It looks like AMD has finally got the memo when it comes to Linux machines. Its new AMDGPU-PRO 16.30 driver offers day-one support for its new Radeon RX 480 from day one.

Microsoft wants to get into this PC lark
Published in Notebooks
Wednesday, 06 July 2016 12:52

Microsoft wants to get into this PC lark


It has heard it is a money spinner

Software giant Microsoft is not the best at picking where the industry is going, it missed the Internet and failed to get into mobile so the news that it is thinking of getting into the PC hardware business just as it is dying is not surprising.

Leaked GTX 1060 benchmarks show it cleans RX 480’s clock
Published in News


Spoilers

I had a small wager sitting on the fact that when the RX 480 was released that there would be a mysterious leak of benchmarks that proved that Nvidia’s Pascal-based GTX 1060 was much better even when it had not been released.

VR might take off after all
Published in News
Wednesday, 06 July 2016 11:56

VR might take off after all


Thanks to the porn industry

It is starting to look like the VR industry might take off afterall for reasons which are not the greatest.

Surface Table gets a French connection
Published in News
Wednesday, 06 July 2016 11:30

Surface Table gets a French connection


Slightly cheaper

The Surface Table was touted as a damn fine idea a few years ago, but it never really saw much mileage outside the television studios.