Hamas hacked Israel soldiers by pretending to be girls
Published in News


Like the beard, gives me something to hang onto


The smartphones of dozens of Israeli soldiers were hacked by Hamas militants pretending to be attractive young women online.

Less PCs means less openness
Published in Notebooks


Consequences of the "death of the PC"

While there are many who want to see the end of the PC, its replacements are killing off some of the nicer aspects of that revolution, its openness and ability to program.

US Court re-opens Samsung versus Apple
Published in Mobiles


Rounded rectangle damages to be rethunk


The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has reopened a longstanding patent lawsuit related to Samsung copying the rounded rectangle of the iPhone nearly six years ago.

Xiaomi admits that it grew a little too quickly
Published in Mobiles


Should have eaten less of the mushroom


Xiaomi’s founder has admited that he "pushed ahead too fast" and the company needs to slow down to ensure sustainable growth for a long-term future.

Lenovo P2 has a three-day charge
Published in Mobiles


5,100mAh battery and fast charging


The people at Lenovo have hit upon an interesting gimmick for their P2 phone – they are flogging it with a three-day battery life.

Microsoft drops licencing fees for Windows 10
Published in Notebooks


Cheaper than 2016


Microsoft has reduced the cost of Windows 10 licences for models to be launched in the middle of the year. 

TSMC confirms ten percent fall in sales
Published in Processors


2017 of to a slow start


Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company is predicting that its revenues will fall up to 10 percent sequentially in the first quarter of 2017 and that the rest of the year will not be much chop either. TSMC said it will post revenues about $7.5 billion in the first quarter of 2017 which is down 8.8-10 percent from the prior quarter.

It's the fifth year of PC decline
Published in News


Gartner remains hopeful

Last year represented the fifth year of declining PC sales, according to beancounters at Gartner.

Apple can be sued for playing monopoly
Published in News


Old case back from the dead

An old case which accused Apple of conspiring to create a monopoly has risen from the grave to bite Jobs’ Mob.

The bezel will be a celeb death this year
Published in Mobiles


Living on the edge


This year we will see the end of the bezel, or at least phones with very slim ones.