Oppo is the new leader in China
Published in Mobiles


Beating Huawei, Apple and Xiaomi

Oppo managed a small miracle in 2016. The company achieved 122.2 Year over a Year growth increasing its market share from last year’s 8.2 percent to 16.8 percent, according to IDC beancounters.

Assange might be evicted
Published in News


Ecuador finding him an embarrassment

Julian Assange may soon be asked to leave the Ecuadorian embassy where he has been holed up to avoid questioning on Swedish sex charges since 2012.

Photo enhancement might be nearly with us
Published in News


Along with jet packs, Godot and AMD Zen chips

Television cop shows have been able to enhance photos for years, despite the fact that technology does not exist.

US will demand foreigners hand over social networking passwords
Published in News


Visit our country and we will spy on you


The US government is promising to spy on the social media accounts of any foreigner who has the misfortune to have to visit Donald (Prince of Orange) Trump's country.

Apple arrives late and claims to take over 3D web graphics
Published in Graphics


Surrender Direct3D 12, Vulkan and Open GL


The Tame Apple Press has been running a yarn which claims that Apple has invented 3D web graphics and its “Metal” software will be the basis of the new 3D graphics standard for the web.

Microsoft offers Azure customers anti-troll protection
Published in News


Will stick magical wand up their nose


Software King of the World Microsoft will offer customers protection against patent trolling, using its rather impressive collection of cloudy legal patents.

Facebook closes Oculus demo stations
Published in Wearables


No one interested


Facebook is closing around 200 of its 500 Oculus Rift virtual-reality demo stations at Best Buy locations across the US.

Intel joins Trump on factory spin
Published in Processors


Reality out to lunch


This week US president Donald Trump and the Intel CEO Brian Krzanich got together to pretend that Chipzilla was bowing before his glorious orangeness’s demands to set up US factories.

Samsung’s battery factory catches fire
Published in News

 

Cue the jokes

The Tame Apple Press is full of stories claiming that Samsung’s battery factory in Northern China has just caught fire.

Italian robot engineers forget the Italian facts of life
Published in News


Cool idea, which was not thought through properly


Italian engineers at Piaggio came up with a really cool robotic idea which not quite but completely flawed and utterly missed one thing which is a fact of life.