Microsoft releases Hololens development kit
Published in Wearables


If you have a spare $3,000

Software King of the World Microsoft is flogging its HoloLens development kit for $3,000 a pop in a move to expand the community of developers building apps for the beastie.

Tablets follow Steve Jobs into the afterlife
Published in Notebooks


Apple still in the lead as its game changing fad fades

Beancounters at IDC have been adding up the numbers and dividing by their shoe size and worked out that tablet sales have continued to fall.

Nvidia releases its new Titan X
Published in Graphics


All the irresponsible power you can eat

Nvidia’s Titan X Pascal is out on the streets from today and the chip is being talked up on GeForce.com site.

ASRock issues Mini-STX board
Published in Motherboards


Based on Intel’s H110 chipset

ASRock has revealed the first mini-STX motherboard based on Intel's H110 chipset.

Biggish Blue invents a lab on a chip
Published in Processors


Super sensitive SoC

IBM has developed some tech it calls a lab-on-a-chip which can be used to detect cancer or other diseases before any symptoms have appeared.

Sony AV will require a lot more space
Published in Wearables


But you will not need a Neo

Sony has confirmed that its PlayStation Neo is not a requirement for PlayStation VR, but you will need rather a lot of space and it will work better if you are sitting down

Amazon comes up with noise cancelling headphones that listen for specific sounds
Published in Wearables


Can hear for someone calling your name

Amazon has been granted a patent for headphones that not only cancel out noise, but also listen for specific sounds or phrases and respond by automatically turning off the feature so the user can hear sound from their surroundings.

Apple wins appeal for stealing internet security technology
Published in News


Judge orders a retrial

Fruity cargo cult Apple has sort of won an appeal against a patent licensing outfit.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has Snapdragon and Exynos
Published in Mobiles


Same as S7, S7 Edge

Samsung will launch its Galaxy Note 7 today and it will stream events. The latest info is that the phone comes with Exynos 8890, the similar to what we’ve seen in S7 and S7 Edge but we have heard that there will be a Snapdragon version too. 

LG to launch V20 in September
Published in Mobiles


Android 7.0 Nougat and Snapdragon 821

LG has confirmed that the successor to the V10 called the V20 will launch in September with Android Nougat 7.0. This is, most likely,  one more Snapdragon 821 design win.