Hackers can hold Mac users to ransom
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Pay up or your Coldplay collection gets it

It seems that Apple fanboys article of faith about them being safe from ransomware because their expensive PC’s had a magical Apple logo on them has turned out to be false.

Dell’s EMC deal could be taxed to oblivion
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Tax theat

Michael Dell’s $67 billion plan to take over storage giant EMC could be killed off by the US taxman.

Ulefone Paris budget smartphone reviewed
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Review: Octa-core, metal frame, 2.5D glass for $119

Although most Asian budget phones come in the 5.5-inch form factor, many export brands have recognised the need for 5-inch devices with a good spec and low price.

Snapdragon 820 needs 30 percent less power
Published in Processors

Compared to the Snapdragon 810 SoC

Qualcomm has shown a slide that indicates that the normalized power consumption of a Snapdragon 820 is 30 per cent less than the earlier 810 and could mean batteries lasting a third longer. ..

Qualcomm to ship 932 milion MSM chips
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932 Million MSM chips and modems

Qualcomm, is planning to ship more than 932 Million MSM chips by Christmas.

More than 60 design wins for  Snapdragon 820
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Qualcomm President tells us 

The Snapdragon 820 has more than 60 design wins under its belt, Qualcomm President  Derek Aberle, told the press at the new chip's launch.

Nvidia releases Geforce 358.91 Game Ready drivers
Published in Graphics

Game Ready drivers for Fallout 4, Battlefront and Starcraft II

Nvidia is living up to its promise to deliver Game Ready drivers for most, if not all the upcoming AAA titles with the release of its newest Geforce Game Ready drivers, the Geforce 358.91 WHQL, featuring optimizations for Fallout 4, Starwars: Battlefront and Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void.

Nvida’s G-Sync not N-Sync with fast monitors
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Nvidia’s G-Sync technology might have a serious bug which is causing high GPU use even when idling.

Sony finally gives up on BetaMax
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You have to admire its stubbornness

Sony has finally pulled the plug on the BetaMax decades after the standard was kicked to the curb by the technically inferior VHS.

AMD says it will get back to its glory days
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Back to black in 2016

AMD's EMEA component sales manager Neil Spicer is "confident" his outfit can return to profitability in 2016.