AMD to announce Vega tonight
Published in Graphics


But it is not all roses

AMD will announce Vega at its 2017 Financial Analyst Day and of course none other than Raja Koduri will share a few more details with us. 

ARM is coming back to mobile devices in a big way
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The x86 battle is about to get a lot hotter

Qualcomm is expected to show its ARM goodies at Computex event

iPhone SE 2 backplate prototype surfaces
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Single-lens camera design similar to iPhone 7


Apple is expected to release a second-generation refresh of its popular iPhone SE, which has enjoyed robust sales in the low-end market worldwide and has now cut into the sales of higher-priced iPhone units in the US.

Intel is licensing AMD's graphics
Published in Graphics


Done deal

We can now confirm the rumours that Intel has given up on Nvidia because it has written a cheque to license AMD's graphics.

Flash will be the storage of choice
Published in Memory


Claims NAND controller developer


Flash memory based solid state storage devices (SSD) are pushing hard disk drives out of the market and will replace them, according to the president of NAND controller developer Silicon Motion.

MP3 is dead
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Creators refuse to licence it


The MP3 digital audio coding format has now been officially confirmed as dead by its inventors.

UK Tories pledge to censor social media
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When you are going to win you might as well be honest

The UK conservatives are so confident that they will win the coming election they are actually openly telling voters about some of their more unpopular plans so that they can claim they have a mandate.

Microsoft pushes gadgets to help employer spy
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Vole jumps on the Big Brother bandwagon


It would appear that Microsoft has mistaken George Orwell’s “1984” as a suggested path for innovation and come up with software to help employers spy on their employees 24/7.

Intel Skylake-X Core i9 CPUs is tantalised
Published in Processors


Specifications on four Skylake-X and two Kaby Lake-X SKUs

An internal presentation from Intel leaked online over the weekend, showing the full specifications of four upcoming Intel Skylake-X lineup, which will be the first to carry the Core i9 branding, as well as two Kaby Lake-X SKUs.

Intel’s management engine is security nightmare
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EFF warning


The Electronic Frontier Foundation is warning that Intel's largely-undocumented "Management Engine" is a security nightmare.