Auto makers complacent about IT rivals
Published in News

Turning everything upside down

When, and it is  a when rather than an if, autonomous driving cars really begin to tick, it’s going to turn the whole motoring industry upside down.

Oculus Rift controllers will cost $200
Published in Wearables


Prices getting silly

The pricing for the Oculus Rift’s Touch controllers has always been up in the air, but now it seems that we finally have a price tag and it is not cheap.

HP confirms DRMing its ink cartridges
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Gotta keep it expensive

The maker of expensive printer ink, HP has confirmed that it has DRMed its printers so that they will only use its expensive cartridges.

Navi is 7nm and will appear late 2018 early 2019
Published in Graphics


Next, next generation

Vega 10 will evolve to Vega 20 in 2017 and 2018 and this will be AMD’s next big thing.  It is codenamed Navi and will be a 7nm FinFET GlobalFoundries product that should surface in late 2018 or early 2019.

Vega 20 GPU arrives late 2017
Published in Graphics


Replaces Vega 10, 32GB HBM 2

Vega 10 is Radeon Technology Group’s first HBM 2 part and should launch in early 2017. AMD – RTG is also planning a successor called Vega 20 that might launch later in the year.

Lenovo denies Linux yoga  plot with Microsoft
Published in Notebooks


Signature Edition Lenovo Yoga 900 ISK2 UltraBook doesn’t bend to Linuix

Lenovo has denied claims it plotted with Microsoft to block installation of Linux on its Signature Edition laptops and PCs.

Acer plans VR backpack
Published in Wearables


Only for businesses

While most of the world is looking at VR for games, it appears Acer wants to target its VR backpack for the business to business (B2B) market.

Intel might be killing off its Iris Pro
Published in News


Missing for another generation

Chipzilla appears to be quietly pulling the plug on its high-performance Iris Pro graphics.

Apple attempts to get a Seoul
Published in News


Adopts missionary position in Samsung's home ground


The fruity tax dodging cargo cult Apple has decided that it can open one of its consumer cathedrals in Samsung’s heartland.

Oculus knocking on MSI’s virutal door
Published in Wearables


Interested in VR backpacks

The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn that Oculus reportedly is interested in virtual reality (VR) backpack PC products developed by MSI.