Asus has a new VivoBook out
Published in Graphics


Intel Braswell Pentium N3700 quad-core inside

ASUS has released a new cheap and cheerful VivoBook powered by an Intel Braswell Pentium N3700 quad-core chip clocked at 1.6 GHz, with Turbo Boost up to 2.4 GHz.

Samsung outsells Apple
Published in Mobiles


Twice as many Smartphones in 2016

Samsung managed to sell twice as many smartphones as Apple in the first quarter of 2016.

Microsoft kills off Xbox 360
Published in Games


360 comes a full circle

Microsoft has announced it is finally killing off its popular Xbox 360 video game console which has been in the shops for 11 years.

Qualcomm flogs fewer chips
Published in Processors


Falling 13-22 percent to 175-195 million

Qualcomm predicted a third-quarter profit below analysts estimates as it expects to ship fewer chips, including those for smartphones, its biggest business.

TSMC will launch 7nm production trial in 1H 2017
Published in News


More details may come at DAC 2016 in June


Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company is set to launch a production trial of its 7-nanometer process node in the first half of 2017, according to company chairman Morris Chang in a recent report mailed to company shareholders.

Nvidia mid-range Pascal graphics cards rumored for Q3 2016
Published in Graphics


Based on GP106 GPU

According to the latest report, Nvidia plans to launch next-generation mainstream segment graphics cards, based on GP106 GPU, in Autumn, or late Q3/early Q4 2016.

Thunderbolt SSD could be the next big thing
Published in News


High capacity storage key to multi-media

As UHD tellies promise that huge amounts of data will need to be shifted the question of how to do it fast enough is being answered by a new generation of SSDs based around Thunderbolt.

EU hits Google with Android monopoly charges
Published in News


Do not pass go, to not collect $200

As we expected the EU has finally waded into Google for “abusing” its dominant position in the smartphone market by forcing device makers to adopt certain apps.

Samsung builds app for stupid parents of dumb kids
Published in Mobiles


Don’t stand so close to me


Samsung has developed an app called Safety Screen which forces children to hold their mobile devices at an ideal viewing distance from their eyes.

Apple pays out on Siri suit
Published in News


Yeah we didn’t invent that

Apple has admitted that it did not invent some key technology behind Siri and paid Dynamic Advances who owned the rights to the technology.