Apple sued over name it never used
Published in Wearables


"iWatch"

Fruity cargo cult Apple is being sued over a name which it never used, but has effectively nicked using Google SEO.

Suse prepares for 64-bit Arm servers
Published in Processors


Expanding hardware programme


Suse wants to speed the development of server systems based on 64-bit ARM processors.

TSMC sees profit slowing
Published in Processors


Looks like Apple sales are not that good

Chipmaker TSMC's second quarter profit growth slowed to 33 percent year-on-year as sales fell for the second consecutive period on weaker smartphone demand in China and other emerging markets.

Motherboard sales slip
Published in Motherboards


Down to 18 million

Asustek and Gigabyte have seen sales of their own-brand motherboards slip during the first half of the year.

Microsoft closes Chinese phone plants
Published in Mobiles


May move to outsourcing

Software giant Microsoft has closed its China-based handset manufacturing plants in Beijing and Dongguang and might be looking to outsource to the same manufactures used by everyone else.

Intel does rather well in Q2 2015
Published in Processors


But PC numbers still slide

The maker of chips and bits, Intel is doing better than the cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street expected.

Qualcomm faces two EU antitrust investigations
Published in Processors


Dirty deeds done dirt cheap

The European Commission has opened two antitrust investigations into Qualcomm's possible abuse of its market dominance of semiconductors.

Microsoft still loves mobile
Published in Mobiles


Nadella denies pulling back

Microsoft is still going to press ahead with mobile despite cutting 7,800 jobs from the Nokia and hardware division, and an 80 per cent write off on the £4.6 billion Nokia deal.

Oracle releases Java mega patch
Published in News


One already being exploited

Oracle has just fixed 25 vulnerabilities in its aging Java platform, including one that's already being exploited in attacks.

Commodore PET is back
Published in News


35 years and I still hate them 

After 35 years the first computer, upon which I learnt to program Pascal is back in the shops – as a smart phone.