Microsoft might turn your PC into an Xbox
Published in Games


Helix is a PC/console combo

Microsoft has started to focus on combining PC gaming with its Xbox One console.

MediaTek & TSMC go full on in Taiwan again
Published in News


MT6625 shortage to end after earthquake

MediaTek and its manufacturing partner TSMC are back to being flat out in Taiwan bringing to an end the MT6625 communications chip shortage.

Chipzilla pulls the plug on wireless charging project
Published in Notebooks


So much for a world without wires

Intel appears to have given up on its wireless world project, which was based around its Core M chip.

New star-trek film is a massive advert for HPE
Published in News


HPE will boldly go if it is still here in 250 years

The former maker of expensive printer ink has said that the Star Trek Beyond, the latest in the new Star Trek movies will be a big advert for the company.

Israelis give small robots Glocks
Published in News


What could possibly go wrong?


Israel's General Robotics has developed tiny 'combat robots' that can climb stairs, traverse difficult terrain, and nail anything that moves with a nine millimetre Glock.

LeEco's Le 2 smartphone with Helio X20 now available
Published in Mobiles


Helio X20 starts at $199

Le Eco is a company that got renamed from Le TV and it looks like they are ready to ship four phones, some with Helio X20 and some with Snapdragon 820 chips inside. 

TSMC wants Chinese off Taiwanese boards
Published in Processors


Chang worried about Intellectual Property theft

While Taiwan should welcome Chinese investors into the island's protected chip sector, they should not be allowed to become directors so that prized intellectual property is not nicked, claims TSMC.

Intel Apollo Lakes are 30 percent faster than Braswell
Published in Notebooks


Goldmont 14nm will bring fast Atom notebooks in 2H16

Intel has not given up on its power saving roadmap even if it will not produce any more phone SoCs. In fact its Apollo Lake notebook platform can bring up to 30 percent better performance. 

Apple GPUs are based on AMD's Polaris 11
Published in Graphics


With sub 40 to 50W TDP

AMD has two GPUs which should make future Mac notebooks and PCs and both are based on Polaris 10 and 11 GPUs. Our original story yesterday smoked out a few more details from our industry sources.  

New type of processor developed
Published in Processors


I'm a Knu, how do you do?


Former NASA administrator Dan Goldin has emerged from a decade out of the public eye with a new type of computer chip, which he thinks, will shake the industry up.