ARM shrugs off poor Apple sales
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Profits up

Chip-designer ARM appears to have shrugged off a slump in smartphone sales that damaged everyone, even Apple and is reporting profits up 17 per cent on last year.

SCO case runs out of arguments
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Yeah the case is still going

After years the first attempt to take over Unix and Linux has ended after a US judge knocked out the two remaining arguments with which the SCO group hoped to attack IBM.

China wants to buy Opera
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Prepared to pay $1.2 billion

A group of Chinese investors are prepared to write a cheque for $1.2 billion to buy the Opera browser.

LG teases always on display
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In time for Mobile World Congress

In time for the Mobile World Congress LG has released an official teaser for the upcoming G5, which suggests the outfit is using its AMOLED display for an "always on" display.

GFXBench of Snapdragon 820 out
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Up against Nvidia's Tegra X1 an Apple's A9

A GFXBench of the new Snapdragon 820 has tipped up which compares the chip to Nvidia's Tegra X1 and Apple's A9.

USB Type-C reviewer fries Chromebook with bad cable
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Thick, braided cables can be very misleading

It appears that USB 3.1 Type-C cables can come in all colors, sizes, and varying degrees of quality control, as recently noted by Google engineer Benson Leung in his latest review that resulted in permanent damage to his Chromebook laptop.

AMD raises notebook clock-speed by 1Ghz
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No increase in power

AMD’s type Bristol Ridge SOC looks certain to speed up notebook chips by a 1 GHz without raising power consumption – if the OEMs had not stuffed it up for them.

Intel not ahead of the foundries
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Transistor performance lagging

The naming game for the next generation of chipmaking actually covers up the fact that Intel is probably not ahead of the foundries in terms of transistor performance.

Galaxy S7 Edge to have 3600 mAh battery
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Getting you through the day

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will launch in just 11 days from now, a day before the Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona and it is starting to look like the Galaxy S7 Edge will have a 3600 mAh battery.

Oculus announces first "Oculus Ready" PC bundles
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Pre-orders begin February 16th


Facebook subsidiary Oculus VR, best known for its upcoming Oculus Rift head-mounted display, has just revealed its first “Oculus Ready” PC bundles from partnering manufacturers, complete with discounts if they are bundled with the Rift.