Blackberry confirms Android only future
Published in Mobiles


RIP Blackberry 10OS

While we have been saying that Blackberry was going to give up on the BlackBerry 10 OS, but official confirmation has been thin on the ground.

More than 1.43 billion smartphones sold
Published in Mobiles


Samsung is still number one

Beancounters at IDC have added up the numbers and divided by their shoe size and reached the conclusion that smartphone shipments hit a record 1.43 billion units in 2015.

Oppo sold 50 million phones last year
Published in Mobiles


Makes it the eighth largest

While lacking the fanfare in the west that its rivals get, the Chinese smartphone maker Oppo has just announced that it sold 50 million smartphones last year.

Nvidia Pascal rumoured for April
Published in Graphics


New chip soon

The dark satanic rumour mill has been flat out manufacturing hell on earth yarns that Nvidia is about to release a new Pascal GPU soon.

Cypress shows off One-Chip ARM Cortex-M0
Published in Processors


Claims it is superflexible

Cypress introduced a new series from its PSoC 4 programmable system-on-chip architecture claiming it is the most flexible single-chip SoC.

Microsoft Edge’s InPrivate mode is borked
Published in News


Does not do what it claims

It appears that Microsoft Edge’s InPrivate mode is about as private as a Hollywood starlet in an iCloud account.

IHS predicts new Nintendo NX
Published in Games


In the shops by the end of the year

Nintendo is predicted to have a new handheld console, dubbed Nintendo NX, in the shops by the end of the year.

Colorful gets expansive
Published in Graphics


Chinese GPU maker expands into foreign markets

Colorful, which is currently the largest graphics card vendor in the China, is about to spread its wings.

Amazon misses Wall Street Expectations
Published in News


Tiny profit margins

Amazon announced a pretty good quarterly result and immediately suffered from a bad case of falling shares because the cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street think that its profit margins are too thin.

AMD’s Zen man switches to Tesla
Published in Processors


Jim Keller finds a new role

The bloke who helped create the chip which will either finish AMD or give it a renaissance has a new role working for Tesla. Ironically it really will involve him working on Nvidia gear.