Open source GPGPU is the cat’s whiskers
Published in Processors


MIAOW sharpens its claws on Tahiti

The first general-purpose graphics processor (GPGPU) now available as an open-source RTL and it already beats AMD’s Tahiti on some benchmarks.

Samsung and TSMC slug it out over new processes
Published in Processors


Begun the Gen.3.14 FinFet wars have

Samsung and TSMC are starting to slug it out introducing Gen.3 14 and 16-nano FinFET system semiconductor processes, but the cost could mean that smartphone makers shy away from the technology in the short term.

Hard cheese for mice-less Logitech
Published in News


Getting into entertainment did not help that much

Logitech’s attempts to exit its iconic mice making business and get into something more musical did little for the company’s bottom line this year.

Huawei getting into the PC business
Published in Notebooks


Just as everyone else is getting out

Huawei is making an interesting move by getting into the PC business just as everyone else has had enough.

Snapdragon 617 SoC gets Continuum
Published in Processors


Great for Corporation phones

Microsoft’s Continuum feature now supports the mid-range Snapdragon 617 SoC which will make a range of mid-range phones more corporate friendly.

Apple protects the dead
Published in News


Keep your wife out of your email while you enjoy the afterlife

Fruity cargo cult Apple is providing a new feature for dead fanboys – it is apparently locking loved ones out of your accounts without a court order.

Intel releases security on a chip features
Published in Processors


Stop tricky emails

Intel has announced a chip technology that the company said was designed to foil hackers who use fake emails to trick employees into revealing their usernames and passwords.

Zen not arriving until the end of the Year
Published in Processors


And only at the high end

While AMD fanboys expect Zen to arrive and cause Intel to immediately surrender its stonking market lead, it seems that it will not be saving the company’s bacon until next year.

Ubuntu Tablet ready for Mobile World Congress
Published in Mobiles


Canonical staff already use them

The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn that Canonical designers have created an Ubunto tablet in time for the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 event.

British GCHQ’s voice call encryption has a backdoor
Published in News


Nothing like giving Putin a helping hand 

A security protocol designed and promoted by British spooks for encrypting voice calls has a by-design weakness built into it that could allow for mass surveillance.