Dell plans BIOS level security
Published in News


Business laptop BIOS to be better locked down

Grey tin box shifter Dell wants to beef up security on its business laptops and PCs by introducing a new tool which helps to protect the BIOS from malware.

Lenovo has poor results
Published in News
05 February 2016

Lenovo has poor results


Global macro-economic slowdown

Lenovo saw shares plunge by more than 10 per cent after it reported that quarterly revenues fell for the first time in more than six years.

Intel asks for non-K Skylake overclocking capabilities to be pulled
Published in Motherboards


Stop it now, it is too damn useful

There have been rumours that Chipzilla was leaning on motherboard vendors to pull overclocking of non-K Skylake processor capabilities from their feature lists. Now it is starting to look like it is true.

Intel looks to tunnelling transistors and spintronics
Published in Processors


Who needs speed?


Chipzilla is looking at tunnelling transistors and spintronics and slowly rejecting the need for speed.

MIT claims to have developed “unhackable“ RFID chip
Published in News


Prevents side-channel attacks


MIT researchers have come up with a new type of radio frequency identification (RFID) chip that is virtually impossible to hack.

Conspiracy nuts wade into Microsoft’s vote counting app
Published in News


Even if it did its job

There is nothing that Americans love more than a good conspiracy and when Ted Cruz beat Donald Trump in the Iowa Republican caucus one started to spin out of control. This one involved an Microsoft election app which was supposed to count the votes.

Google backing ARM servers
Published in News


Don't get your hopes up

Google is set to announce that it is working with Qualcomm to design servers based on ARM processors, in a move which could give the British chip designer some street cred in the data centre market.

Mossberg blasts Apple’s poor software
Published in News


Times are a changing in the Tame Apple Press 

It seems that key members of the Tame Apple Press are starting to have epiphanies lately about how bad Apple really is and are starting to turn on the cult for failing to meet their expectations and spin.

Consumer-grade EEG could be headed for VR
Published in Wearables


Must have read your mind

Boffins from the University of Memphis have been looking at the use of consumer-grade EEG equipment to provide meaningful and accurate recognition of the wearer’s mental state.

Blackberry insists that there is life in its BB10 OS
Published in Mobiles


It has not been out evolved by Android, yet

Blackberry has been quick to tell us that a story we ran which quoted one of its senior managers as saying that the BBOS was toast "needs up-dating."