Samsung  to compensate suppliers over Note 7 fiasco
Published in Mobiles

Will give them orders for new products

Samsung has said it will compensate component suppliers for the discontinued Galaxy Note 7 smartphones and give them orders for other models to cushion the blow.

AMD rumoured to be revising Polaris
Published in Graphics

RUMOUR 50 percent improvement per watt

While no-one had  expected much from AMD before Vega in the next few months, it appears the outfit is going to ship revised versions of the Polaris 10 and 11 graphics chips.

Xiaomi's own chip is a bit lack luster
Published in Processors

Meri not so joyful

There have been hints that Xiaomi was about to create its own chip, but now there appears to be evidence in the form of another leak about the Xiaomi Mi Note phablet

Zen to have some important security features
Published in News

Hack this chip and Yog-Sothoth eats your soul

Intel had been working to bake in security into micrprocessors, but it seems that effort has drawn to a close with the selloff of its security division into a revamped McAfee company. Now AMD appears to be taking up the idea.

Graphics card makers doing rather well
Published in Graphics

Nvidia's big names making big cash

Demand from the gaming market and VR is pushing up demand for graphics cards, and some of the big players are laughing all the way to the bank.

Microsoft starts selecting its own components
Published in News

Let down by suppliers

Software king of the world, Microsoft is sourcing the parts for its servers itself rather than relying on its ODM partners.

US certain that WikiLeaks is part of Putin’s propaganda machine
Published in News

Assange’s US hate has got the better of him

Remember the days when Wikileaks did decent work and provided a valid channel for whistleblowers? Well it looks like those days have long gone and the outfit has become a tool of Tsar Putin’s propaganda machine.

Mercedes self-driving car decides drivers more important than pedestrians
Published in News

There is no laying down your life for anyone

Carmaker Mercedes-Benz has decided that if it comes to a choice between drivers and pedestrians it will choose the side which paid rather a lot of money for one of its products.

Apple is not the real winner from Note 7 fiasco
Published in Mobiles

Just not as many as it thought

Samsung is going to lose a few customers over its Note 7 fiasco, but not as many as the Tame Apple Press claimed.

MSI pulls Kaby Lake BIOS updates
Published in Motherboards

Unspecified big bug

Motherboard maker MSI has pulled BIOS releases over an unspecified error in its Kaby Lake update.