Apple sauces up monitor with GPU
Published in Graphics


5k thunderbolt monitor

Fruity cargo cult Apple is set to launch a new version of its Thunderbolt monitor so it can handle 5K resolution (5120x2880) using its own discrete GPU placed behind the screen.

Huawai building daydream phone
Published in Mobiles


Dream catcher


Huawei has signed up to be one of the first phone makers to build a handset that works with Google’s new VR platform – daydream.

MediaTek gets into the car race
Published in Wearables


Talking to European car vendors

MediaTek's R&D teams are working with European-based car vendors to develop the company's automotive electronics and virtual reality (VR) offerings.

Samsung released two new wearables
Published in Wearables


Gear Fit 2 and IconX earbuds


Samsung has announced two new wearables — an update to its Gear Fit activity tracker and the IconX, a pair of wireless earbuds for runners.

Smartphone shipments to fall further
Published in Mobiles


So much for iPhone 7 and small screens saving Apple’s bacon

Any hopes that the Smartphone industry will pull out of its woes this year have been dashed by the latest IDC report.

University shooting was over code
Published in News


Hell hath no fury like a “wronged” developer

The man who fatally shot a UCLA professor in his office before turning the gun on himself was a developer who thought his teacher had nicked his code.

Apple Pay is the Apple III of finance
Published in News


We told you so


While the Tame Apple Press claimed that Apple’s moves into the finance world with its Apple Pay service would be “game-changing” “super” and “great” we had grave doubts it would make much impact – it looks like we were right.

Intel does not think you need a GPU for HPC
Published in Graphics


Nvidia is losing ground to the coprocessor

Nvidia might have scored a few wins by touting its GPU’s in the HPC market, but it is starting to lose ground to the co-processor, according to Intel’s Diane Bryant.

Apple too late to build a car
Published in News


Will not be ready until 2020

Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk thinks that Apple started too late to be a direct competitor in the car market until 2020.

Server market slumps
Published in News


3.6 per cent less than last year

Beancounters working for IDC have been adding up some numbers and reached the conclusion that the worldwide server market is experienced a year-on-year revenue slump of 3.6 percent in the first quarter.