MediaTek Helio X10 based HTC One M9+ hits Europe
Published in Mobiles
17 July 2015


High resolution, decent performer

HTC has finally decided to bring some of its MediaTek powered phones to Europe. 

AMD misses on second quarter revenues
Published in Processors
17 July 2015


Hopes for a pick up in the next quarter

Fabless chipmaker AMD has come up with a mixed set of results for the second quarter. The company managed to make as much cash as the cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street expected, but missed revenue expectations.

Microsoft reveals Acer's $169 Chromebook competitor
Published in Notebooks
17 July 2015


Calls it Cloudbook

It took Microsoft some time to come up with a strategy against Chromebooks, and now it seems the first of the new Cloudbook notebooks will be available in middle of August. 

Apple sued over name it never used
Published in Wearables
16 July 2015


"iWatch"

Fruity cargo cult Apple is being sued over a name which it never used, but has effectively nicked using Google SEO.

Suse prepares for 64-bit Arm servers
Published in Processors
16 July 2015


Expanding hardware programme


Suse wants to speed the development of server systems based on 64-bit ARM processors.

TSMC sees profit slowing
Published in Processors
16 July 2015


Looks like Apple sales are not that good

Chipmaker TSMC's second quarter profit growth slowed to 33 percent year-on-year as sales fell for the second consecutive period on weaker smartphone demand in China and other emerging markets.

Motherboard sales slip
Published in Motherboards
16 July 2015


Down to 18 million

Asustek and Gigabyte have seen sales of their own-brand motherboards slip during the first half of the year.

Samsung A8 is the thinnest big brand phone to date
Published in Mobiles
16 July 2015


Snapdragon 615 inside

Samsung still has power to surprise us, and the Korean giant has just announced the Galaxy A8, a phone that is only 5.9 millimetres thin. This is rather big difference to iPhone 6 that looks fat with its 6.9 millimetre girth. 

Microsoft closes Chinese phone plants
Published in Mobiles
16 July 2015


May move to outsourcing

Software giant Microsoft has closed its China-based handset manufacturing plants in Beijing and Dongguang and might be looking to outsource to the same manufactures used by everyone else.

Intel does rather well in Q2 2015
Published in Processors
16 July 2015


But PC numbers still slide

The maker of chips and bits, Intel is doing better than the cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street expected.