ARM hiring more staff after Softbank takeover
Published in Processors


Hired more than 1,000 new staff with more to come

ARM has hired more than 1,000 new staff members worldwide since it was taken over by Softbank last year, with a large proportion of these in the UK.

AOL messenger finally killed off
Published in News
Monday, 09 October 2017 11:47

AOL messenger finally killed off


End of an era

One of the first chat apps to go mainstream AOL Instant Messanger is to be officially retired in December.

Microsoft’s mixed reality expected this Christmas
Published in Wearables

 
Samsung already announces display

Software king of the world Microsoft has been talking up its latest mixed reality options,

Google accused of racketeering
Published in News
Monday, 09 October 2017 11:08

Google accused of racketeering


Anyone for tennis? 

A renowned architect has accused Google of racketeering, saying in a lawsuit the company has a pattern of stealing trade secrets from people it first invites to collaborate.

2018 will be the year of the RISC V Linux processors
Published in Processors


Along with the year of the desktop and the year of the dog

Linux fanboys tend to announce a lot of “year of” events. There is the year of the desktop which appears to be every year and still never happens and now there is the year of RISC V Linux processor.

TSMC will remain on top says retiring CEO
Published in Processors
Monday, 09 October 2017 10:43

TSMC will remain on top says retiring CEO


TSMC is not going away any time soon


TSMC  will remain an industry leader thanks to growth driven by the Internet of Things (IoT), automotive, high performance computing (HPC) and mobile.

Asustek slashes BYD and Wistron outsourcing
Published in News
Friday, 06 October 2017 12:50

Asustek slashes BYD and Wistron outsourcing


Things did not go well

The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth rumour that Asustek’s outsourcing deal with BYD and Wistron did not go down well.

China gives thumbs up to HP’s printer purchase
Published in News


With some conditions

The Chinese government has approved HP's $1.1 billion purchase of Samsung’s printer business with certain restrictions.

Chinese investigate the incredible popping iPhone 8
Published in Mobiles


You don’t even need to put it in the microwave

The Apple fruity cargo cult is having a little trouble in Big China as the state authorities are worried that its swelling battery is causing the phone to pop open.

Kaspersky AV used as a spying attack vector
Published in News
Friday, 06 October 2017 12:35

Kaspersky AV used as a spying attack vector


Russians used files within the software to spy on NSA

Russian spooks used files which were part of Kaspersky’s AV product to hack an NSA contractor.