Wearables are a big thing in Africa and Middle East
Published in Wearables


Not really sure why


While most of the world is treating wearables as a bit of a snooze, there is a significant market for the trinkets in Africa and the Middle East, according to beancounters at IDC.

Apple's success was because Jobs had problems
Published in Mobiles


He hated being outsmugged by Microsoft so he stole its tablet 

The messiah of the fruity cargo-cult, Steve Jobs, apparently was only interested in hacking off a single Microsoft executive when he stole the idea for the tablet and the smartphone.

AMD announces Radeon Instinct accelerators
Published in Graphics


For Machine and Deep Learning

During its EPYC launch event yesterday, AMD  unveiled a full range of Radeon Instinct accelerators meant for both deep and machine learning, including the MI25 deep learning accelerator, based on Vega GPU and MI8 and MI6 machine learning accelerators, based on Fiji and Polaris GPUs.

Apple’s new phone threatens to suck up memory chips
Published in News


Unless no one buys it


Global electronics makers are worried that Apple is going to take all the supplies of memory chips for its new iPhone 8.

Big investors force Uber boss out
Published in News


Travis Kalanick had become a problem

Uber investors have apparently forced out its Chief Executive Travis Kalanick.

Apple’s leaking procedure leaked
Published in News


We think someone missed the point

The fruity tax-dodging cargo-cult is famous for its largely pointless, heavy handed security policy which is so autocratic that not even Kim Jong-un would attempt it, but as you might expect, few details have leaked, until now.

Supermicro  goes EPYC
Published in News


AMD's sword and sandal processors get belt and braces

SuperMicro is releasing new dual socket servers and upcoming single-socket solutions supporting AMD EPYC, the latest AMD family of high-performance processors.

IAR Systems has partnered with ARM
Published in Processors


Designstart programme has its uses

IAR Systems has teamed up with ARM and signed up for its DesignStart programme which could see the development of more custom SoCs

Nvidia officially announces the Tesla V100 card
Published in Graphics


12nm FinFET, PCIe interface, and 5120 CUDA cores

After talking about the new Volta GPU at the GPU Technology Conference earlier last month, Nvidia has now officially unveiled the PCIe-based Tesla V100 GPU accelerator, based on the GV100 GPU and offering 14 TFLOPs of single-precision compute performance.

OnePlus officially unveils the OnePlus 5
Published in Mobiles


5.5-inch AMOLED screen and Snapdragon 835 SoC

OnePlus has finally unveiled its new flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 5, and put an end to an endless streak of teases, rumors, and leaks.