More AMD Radeon 500 series details tip up
Published in Graphics


New 14nm LPP process and new Polaris 20 GPUs

It appears that AMD's upcoming Radeon 500 series will indeed be based on current Polaris GPU architecture but will also be moving to a new 14nm LPP manufacturing process and bring new Polaris 12, Polaris 20 and Polaris 21 GPUs.

Star Citizen focuses on Vulkan API
Published in Games


Ditches support for DirectX

Roberts Space Industry (RSI), the developer behind the Star Citizen game, said that it will drop DirectX 11 support and stop all development on a DirectX 12 version, focusing solely on the Vulkan API.

Apple fanboy dies in the bath
Published in Mobiles


Darwin award winner a member of a key Apple demographic

A British Apple fanboy is up for a Darwin award for exiting the gene pool trying to charge his iPhone while he was in the bath

AMD rumours abound over the weekend
Published in Motherboards


Must be something in the water


The weekend saw a sudden stirring in the rumour mill centred on AMD working on Zen-based high end desktops processors and motherboards.

Google reveals more web-friendly compression
Published in News


Slow to compress quicker to open

Google Research come up with a better way of encoding JPEG images which can cut a third off JPEG image file-sizes with equal (or improved) appearance.

Wikileaks insists tech companies obey Assange
Published in News


Or risk being hacked

Any hope of a partnership between Wikileaks, Google, Microsoft, and Apple to fix holes that the CIA has found in their products has hit a roadblock because Julian Assange is insisting that the big three do everything the way he says.

RedMonk blesses JavaScript as the world’s most popular language
Published in News


Followed by Java and Python


Beancounters at RedMonk have taken time out from their busy prayer wheels to create a list of the world’s most popular programming languages.

US Army ready to deploy lasers
Published in News


Shark free operation


Lockheed Martin has said that its first 60kW-class "beam combined" fibre laser is now shipping for use by the US army.

Apple betrays New Zealand Green Party leader
Published in News


Comment: Apple pays zero tax, but the Green co-leader still praises it.


Green party Apple fanboys down under should be facing a huge crisis in their faith after discovering that their favourite tech company pays zero tax.

EVGA adds G-Sync to its SC17 notebook
Published in Notebooks


Drops price on previous SC17 model

EVGA has announced an updated version of its high-end gaming notebook, the SC17, which will now include an option with a 17.3-inch 4K/UHD screen with Nvidia G-Sync technology.