MediaTek expects profits to rise
Published in News
Tuesday, 03 May 2016 11:33

MediaTek expects profits to rise


But margins will fall

MediaTek expects to post revenue growth of 24-32 percent in the second quarter of 2016, but also thinks its gross margins for the quarter will fall.

Chinese invent graphene electronic paper
Published in News

Smartphone world about to be shaken up

China, which gave the world traditional paper, has come up with a successor which could shake up electronic gadgets such as wearable devices and e-readers.

Samsung cranks up third gen FinFET process
Published in Processors


Lower electricity and cheaper

Samsung Electronics is introducing a third 14-nano FinFET system semiconductor process that has lower electricity consumption and production cost than previous cost.

Oculus officially blesses VR ready PCs
Published in Wearables


Certified Rift-ready bundles


Oculus has officially blessed PCs that can handle the VR requirements for its AR specs.

Chrome topples Microsoft as Browser King
Published in News


All roads lead to Chrome

Microsoft has been dethroned as the leader of the competitive web browser market by Google's Chrome.

Intel scraps Broxton
Published in Processors
Monday, 02 May 2016 12:33

Intel scraps Broxton


Also kills off SoFIA mobile SoCs

Intel has scrapped development of the Broxton Atom processor family. For those who came in late, this was the chip which was supposed to put Intel into high-end smartphones and tablets.

AMD puts up Polaris page
Published in Graphics
Monday, 02 May 2016 12:10

AMD puts up Polaris page


Reveals a few pics of the new chips

AMD has started its PR war to establish its Polaris Architecture by putting up a webpage to sign the architecture’s praises which shows a few shots of the new chips.

Google faces first EU fine
Published in News
Monday, 02 May 2016 11:27

Google faces first EU fine


No deal in site

Google is heading for a huge European Union antitrust fine this year and it does not seem to have come up with a face-saving deal.

Weasel or marten shuts down the Large Hadron Collider
Published in News


Either that or a time traveller from the future, trying to stop it

A weasel is believed to have bought the Large Hadron Collider to its knees and delayed the project’s attempt at opening a vortex in time and space and bringing an end to the world as we know it.

Xiaomi watch launch rumoured for May
Published in Wearables
Friday, 29 April 2016 17:02

Xiaomi watch launch rumoured for May


Getting Mi Watch

Xiaomi is holding an event on May 10 where we could see its new watch – rumoured to be called the Mi smartwatch.