Xiaomi to release its own chip next week
Published in Processors


Pinecone ready


Xiaomi has sent out invitations for the product launch for its in-house developed Pinecone CPUs and  entry-level to mid-range smartphones.

Samsung about to spend a fortune on AI
Published in Mobiles


A billion here and there and soon we are talking about big money


Samsung may be about to write a billion dollar cheque to pick up some artificial intelligence technology.

Study reveals that network delays stress us out
Published in Mobiles


Would have thought that was obvious


A new study undertaken by Ericsson and Vodafone Germany has worked out that even very minor connectivity drops  cause stress and dissatisfaction, which we thought was obvious.

Cloud growing like crazy
Published in News


IDC thinks there will be US $122.5 billion spent on it


Beancounters at IDC have been adding up some numbers and divided by their shoe size and worked out that worldwide spending on public cloud services and infrastructure will reach $122.5 billion in 2017.

Microsoft confirms second Windows 10 update
Published in News


This year


Software King of the World Microsoft said that it was going to have two big Windows 10 updates this year, but it hasn't shared timing details for its second update.

Apple does evil on iCloud.net
Published in News


Buys and shuts down its social network


Apple has bought the domain name iCloud.net, and shut down the independent social network that lived there.

AMD Ryzen boxed coolers detailed
Published in Processors


Wraith Max and Wraith Spire coolers

As was the case with previous CPUs, AMD's upcoming Ryzen CPUs will be available as a tray option, without a cooler and as a "boxed" version, with cooler, and today we have a few more details regarding two boxed coolers, the Wraith Max and Wraith Spire.

Snapdragon 210 to support Android Things later this year
Published in Processors


First supported device with an LTE modem


Later this year, Qualcomm plans to release Android Things for its Snapdragon 210 mobile processor and the first demonstrations are expected to take place next week during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Amazon reverts non-Prime free shipping minimum to 2013 levels
Published in News


From $49 back down to $35


On two separate occasions, the world’s largest internet retail warehouse has raised the minimum price of shipping on all non-Prime purchases in order to compensate for other retailers raising their minimums to quality for free shipping.

Verizon reduces Yahoo acquisition price by $350 million
Published in News


Yahoo agrees to pay half of all costs for non-SEC investigations


When Verizon announced that it wanted to buy Yahoo back in July 2016 for a large price of $4.83 billion, no one expected the delays that would result from the latter’s two undisclosed data breaches and consumer backlash for building tools that help the government spy on civilian emails.