Huawei Mate 9 coming tomorrow
Published in Mobiles

16nm Kirin 960 inside

Huawei is happily shipping its Kirin 950 and 955 based phones and it looks like we soon might have a Huawei Mate 9 featuring a new Kirin 960 chipset. 

Apple AirPods delayed to 2017
Published in Mobiles


Inventec confirms January shipping

Apple has boldly removed a 3.5-inch audio connector and called it a feature on the iPhone 7. At the same time, the same company failed to fulfil its own promises and ship the AirPods wireless headphones in October, pushing them towards early next year. 

Sony Mobile drops smartphone target
Published in Mobiles


Midrange is a black hole of depression

Sony Mobile has lowered the target of its smartphone shipments for fiscal 2016,to 17 million units from its previous forecast of 19 million units in July.

Intel set to take on Qualcomm in car wars
Published in Processors


Empire Strikes Back

Although Chipzilla is not big in the car industry at the moment and Qualcomm, with its NXP takeover, is king – it appears that there is a war brewing between the pair.

Apple helps customers who try to upgrade old machines
Published in Processors


End of the world is coming

In a sign that end of the world is with us, fruity tax-dodging cargo cult Apple is helping customers who are running older Macs to upgrade with a discounted SSD.

OEMS can’t sell Windows 7 and 8.1
Published in News


End of an error

Software giant Microsoft is forbidding its OEM chums from flogging hardware with its ancient Windows 7 and awful Windows 8.1 under the bonnet.

Russians exploit Windows hack
Published in News


Mr Putin says thanks very much Google

Russian hackers are taking advantage of the information on a zero day Windows flaw that Google gave them to hack western machines.

UK spends $2 billion for cyber security
Published in News


Apparently private enterprise does not hold all the answers

The cash-strapped British government is preparing to write a $2 billion cheque to increase cyber security.

UP² based on Intel Apollo Lake chips hits Kickstarter
Published in Motherboards


Raspberry Pi on steroids breaks its pledge goal 

AAEON has pushed its new version of an ultra-compact single board computer to Kickstarter, called the UP² (UP Squared), which has a somewhat larger footprint but offers many more connectivity options and features as well as more powerful Intel Apollo Lake chips.

Alienware 13 notebook is now VR Ready with GTX 1060
Published in Notebooks


Starts at US $1,199.99

Alienware has updated its 13-inch Alienware 13 notebook by equipping it with Nvidia's Geforce GTX 1060 with 6GB of VRAM, making it both VR Ready and giving it a significant boost in graphics performance.