Text an iPhone to death
Published in Mobiles
27 May 2015


Security was not expecting an SMS

Jobs' Mob security hit another low point this week after it was revealed that it forgot that hackers can use SMS to take down a phone.

Budget notebooks from Lenovo released
Published in Notebooks
27 May 2015


With RealSense 3D camera

Lenovo is bringing Intel’s RealSense 3D camera to a range of cheap as chips notebooks.

Wooden Chips could be the next big thing
Published in Processors
27 May 2015


Wood chip on the wall

U.S. and Chinese boffins have come up with wooden semiconductor chips which have the advantage of being biodegradable and a lot cheaper than conventional semiconductors.

Ubuntu can run on Shield tablet
Published in Mobiles
27 May 2015


Might have a use afterall

A user managed to get the open source Linux operating system Ubuntu running on his Nvidia Shield Tablet.

Intel rumoured to want Recon
Published in Wearables
27 May 2015


Canadian wearable tech

Canadian wearable tech company Recon is on the verge of being bought by Intel.

Spreadtrum guns for 14nm FinFET
Published in Processors
27 May 2015


Piggy backing on Intel foundry

China's Spreadtrum, which is tied to Intel's foundry business, is gunning for 14nm FinFET, with sights set on 10nm.

TSMC to set up 10nm pilot in June
Published in Processors
27 May 2015


Mass production in late 2016

TSMC is planning to create a 10nm pilot line at its 300mm wafer plant in Fab 12. 

Macbook Pro Retina R9 M370X based on three-year old GPU
Published in Graphics
26 May 2015


Cape Verde GPU with 640 Stream Processors

A recent post from a user on Reddit that has bought the new 15-inch MacBook Pro Retina, finally shed some light on the Radeon R9 M370X graphics card, which is based on a three-year old Cape Verde GPU.

Nvidia Geforce GTX 980 Ti further detailed
Published in Graphics
26 May 2015


GPU-Z reveals clocks, scores 14k in 3DMark Fire Strike

While there have been plenty of reports recently regarding the specifications of the upcoming Nvidia Geforce GTX 980 Ti graphics card, we now have the first GPU-Z screenshot showing most of the details as well as some 3DMark benchmark scores.

Apple losing smartphone wars
Published in Mobiles
26 May 2015


How quickly things change

Apple has spectacularly lost ground to its rival Samsung according to the latest figures.